Tonight (Dec. 8) FX premiered It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 7, episode 12 “The High School Reunion,” which revealed Mac’s real name, a tease about what The Waitress’ real name is, a guest appearance from Grimm star Sasha Roiz, and cameos from three members of the rock band Kings of Leon. “The High School Reunion” episode revolved around exactly what the episode title implies, the gang attending their High School reunion. To watch the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode, “The High School Reunion” click here, or check out a list of sites that stream the episode online.
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One of the best revealing facts from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode “The High School Reunion” is Mac’s real name. They all have to put on nametags, and Mac is hesitant because he is no longer called his legal name. Dennis insists he pops the nametag on, and it turns out Mac’s real name is Ronald McDonald. Yes, like the red haired mascot of the fastfood chain McDonald’s. The reveal was great, and Dennis consistently saying, ‘Pop it on’ to Mac will become a new favorite phrase amongst fans.
Frank, who was not allowed to attend the reunion somehow snuck in past the guard. He steals a nametag to try and blend in with the crowd, only the nametag he grabbed belongs to a female named Nikki Potnick, which means the real Nikki Potnick does not have a nametag. Well, when The Waitress comes in, she drunkenly tells Frank and Ronald McDonald that the reunion committee does not have a nametag for her.
Since she walks in after Frank, could it possibly be that Frank stole her nametag? Could The Waitress’ real name is Nikki? No, The Waitress’ real name is NOT Nikki. To clear things up, Glenn Howerton tweeted that she is not Nikki, but that Nikki was mentioned or shown in the first ten minutes of season 1, episode 3, “Underage Drinking: A National Concern”.
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, and bassist Jared Followill played bartenders at the reunion. Vocalist Caleb Followill was also featured in the same scene as a reunion attendee trying to get some extra drink tickets from Adriano. They were not only funny, but also pretty decent actors. Charlie asks the bartenders if they can work something out to get more drinks than the allowed tickets, and Waiter #2 (Jared Followill) tells him, “Two tickets per person guy.”
Mac shoots back, “I didn’t ask you pretty boy, it’s a conversation between me and the long haired,” which prompted Waiter #2 to call Mac a Fat Bitch.
If you have been a long time fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, then you probably appreciate “The High School Reunion” for the fact the writers tied in numerous past episodes. Dennis’ ex-wife Maureen (Catherine Reitman) was previously featured in, “Mac Fights Gay Marriage” and “Dennis Gets Divorced”. Her dead tooth which was much talked about in those two episodes, and during “The High School Reunion” Maureen shows off her new diamond tooth, which was paid for with the alimony she gets from Dennis.
Brad Fisher, the guy handing out name tags has previously been in an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. During season 5, episode 5, “The Waitress Is Getting Married” he tried to get revenge on The Waitress, but all he got was a big box of H for Hornets from Charlie Kelly.
Sasha Roiz, who is currently starring in the television series Grimm portrayed Adriano, the high school bully. Dee clearly has a crush on him, and all night tried, and did get on his good side. That is until Cricket told everyone him and Dee previously dated.
Overall, it was a great episode. Fans learned Dennis was not as popular in high school as he put on, and the writers fooled us into thinking Rickety Cricket’s life was finally on track again. He showed up to the reunion looking clean, and in priests attire, but it was all an act to try and steal his former classmates valuables.
Next’s week season seven finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will once again revolve around their reunion at Saint Joe’s High School. The episode is entitled, “The High School Reunion, Part 2: The Gang’s Revenge” so we may get to see what Frank’s ‘Plan B’ is, which somehow involves Dee’s old back brace.
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