In this season 16 episode of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the gang takes a trip down memory lane to the beloved Risk E. Rat’s Pizza & Amusement Center. As they explore the nostalgic venue, old memories resurface, and hilarity ensues.
From reminiscing about past shenanigans to uncovering hidden secrets, the gang finds themselves entangled in a series of comedic misadventures and another “blast from the past” sort of story. The episode kicks off with the gang singing along to Risk E. Rat’s iconic pizza theme, which instantly lets us know the nostalgia factor is at play.
Charlie (Charlie Day) fondly recalls his first encounter with a pair of boobs, courtesy of the company mascot “Justine the Teen Dream,” which he awkwardly saw while visiting the amusement center. Amidst the nostalgia, they discover that the venue still has a “time-out” room for misbehaving kids, complete with a waiver parents must sign.
Meanwhile, Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) embark on a “cheesy” quest to find the legendary cheese with jokes attached. They share stories about how Risk E. Rat’s used to rely on offensive stereotypes, adding a hint of satire and social commentary to the episode. Mac (Rob McElhenney), on the other hand, seeks cultural artifacts like candy cigarettes and a toy gun, only to be disappointed when he finds they no longer sell them or give them as prizes.
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Charlie and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) stumble upon an old storage room housing forgotten animatronic band characters. This includes a memorable cast of characters like Spaz the Drummer, Chef Greaseball Linguini, and Dr. Slice the Funky Funkosapien. Dennis and Charlie’s exploration takes an unexpected turn when they find Justine the Teen Dream’s torso. Dennis, ever the provocateur, suggests they examine her robot boobs, leading to a humorous discussion about maturity and interests in robotics.
As they discuss the removal of Justine’s fake breasts, they amusingly blame both liberals and religious conservatives for the outrage of the flat-chested design (though, apparently, the character has been in a storage space, implying it was probably abandoned rather than “re-designed” anyway).
Meanwhile, Mac and a boy named Sam (Ian Sharkey) find themselves in the “timeout” room, with the amusement center’s dog mascot (Michael Croner) acting as an unconventional therapist. Mac grapples with Sam’s sassy behavior and unwittingly stirs controversy when he uses inappropriate language to describe the situation.
As this goes on, Frank and Dee continue their search for cheesy jokes, and they stumble upon one they consider a non-classic: “What does a nosy pepper do? It gets jalapeno business?” Dee adds her own touch of humor by using an accent, expecting to elicit cringe laughter.
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The gang is also shocked to learn that Risk E. Rat’s Pizza is no longer serving alcohol, and they decide to recreate the old venue to restore its former glory. However, their ambitious plans spiral out of control, leading to chaotic and unexpected consequences.
Soon, for not fully revealed reasons, ambulances, and news crews arrive on the scene, turning the gang’s reunion into a media spectacle. However, as they are so skilled at doing (apparently), the gang manages to slink away relatively unscathed.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 16 episode 6 takes viewers on a wild and (at least for some people) hilarious journey as the gang revisits the beloved Risk E. Rat’s Pizza & Amusement Center. From nostalgic memories to mischievous antics, the episode captures the essence of the long-running comedy series. As always, the gang’s adventures are full of laughter and unexpected twists, driven by a sense of nostalgia for a romanticized era when things seemed more “dangerous” (hence the very name “Risk E. Rat”).
Of course, part of the final joke is that when it comes down to it, taking needless risks to expose children to physical danger and harmful stereotypes can (intentionally or otherwise) lead to some real-world harm. So the episode potentially has a sort of moral involved (oddly enough). This episode may also contain a few meme-able moments, similar to the“Pepe Silvia” one.