What in product placement hell was this botched abortion of an episode?
You know, I would rather stick my head in an oven filled with baking cat turds than watch a half hour commercial for Dave & Busters under the guise of actual television. I am so pissed off at Always Sunny that it makes me mad all over again just thinking about it. Everyone involved in this trainwreck should be ashamed of themselves.
You know, I have given Always Sunny a lot of leeway because the first couple seasons were so hilarious, and I even forgave the travesty of this past season, ESPECIALLY the Liberty Bell episode, because at least there was Who Pooped the Bed? and The Day Man Opera, and I let its series recording stand on my DVR.
But now, we are on thin ice. Liberty Bell was strike one. This piece of shit is strike two, and it’s almost grounds for immediate expulsion from the league, frankly. But I am a kind and benevolent DVR ruler, and I will give this show until strike three and then I am fucking finished.
Do you know what the worst part is, though? It’s that I feel betrayed. BETRAYED! This isn’t like when Smallville brought Product Placement Pete back for an episode revolving entirely around Stride gum. No, this is much, much worse, because I expect a certain level of suck from Smallville (no offense, Smallville–I love you and catch up on every season on DVD, but we both know it’s a little true).
This is worse because I know how awesome this show can be. It gave us Day Man. And Green Man. The McPoyles. Rock, Flag and Eagle. Dee and Dennis going on welfare and getting addicted to CRACK, for god’s sake! So this is just so fucking offensive and INSULTING. I sort of hate everyone involved with this show right now.
This is like, your best friend, who is really cool and funny, starts dating some douchebag who unironically wears an FBI: Female Body Inspector t-shirt. This is like your boyfriend, who loves Led Zeppelin and has the same favorite Rolling Stones song as you suddenly forcing you to listen to “Butterfly Kisses” on repeat. This is like all of a sudden you’re standing face to face with yourself, and this version of you has arrived from the future to tell your current self that you love nothing more than a good pair of mom jeans and reading Dan Brown novels. It’s like … UGH. How could you DO this to me? You’re better than this! I TRUSTED YOU!
I really don’t know about the future of my relationship with Always Sunny is at this point. I’m still going to watch it, but so help me god if I EVER hear the words “Dave & Busters” out of any of their mouths again …
And seriously, if you really need the money that badly to stay on the air, then just let the fucking show die an honorable death. This episode was TRAGIC. And if this shit keeps up, you are on a very serious path of doom of epic Jason Lee proportions, and I don’t mean awesome, hilarious Mallrats Jason Lee–I mean fucking Alvin & the Chipmunks Jason Lee, okay? Pull yourselves together!