The gang needed $40 million to finish their independently made continuation of the "Lethal Weapon" franchise on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." But they had plenty of footage of "Lethal Weapon 6" to show potential investors, and that footage was both terrible and offensive.
Mac spent most of the early scenes in blackface. In a shower scene, though, he was oblivious to the fact that he was washing off the paint. Then -- for no reason -- he switched roles with Dennis. But to assure the offensiveness continued, Dee was still in blackface for her closing scene at a wedding.
The AV Club's Dennis Perkins found the episode funny, but thought they did it better when they decided to make "Lethal Weapon 5." "Like most re-hashes, it’s neither as fresh (nor as awe-inspiringly appalling) as the original," he wrote. "The entire episode seems like a little present to the fans ... But to non-fans flipping channels, it might make It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia look like less than it is.” But IGN's Matt Fowler loved it, writing that the episode required "only our already well-established love of The Gang making hilariously piss-poor Lethal Weapon installments. Murtaugh might be getting too old for this s***, but we're not.”
Always idiotic and always offensive, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" brings the laughs every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on FXX.
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