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The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell 

In order to get Paddy's recognized by the city as a historical landmark, Mac, Dennis, and Charlie flash back to 1776 to tell the tale of the Paddy's crew's involvement in the cracking of the Liberty Bell.

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Matt Shakman

Writers:

Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
David Hornsby ... Matthew 'Rickety Cricket' Mara
Pat Crawford Brown ... Woman - Historical Society
Marcos Akiaten ... Native American Elder
Steven Flores Steven Flores ... Native American Elder
David Gueriera ... Thug
Dennis W. Hall ... Pumpkin Guy
Mike Cochrane ... Patriot
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In order to get Paddy's recognized by the city as a historical landmark, Mac, Dennis, and Charlie flash back to 1776 to tell the tale of the Paddy's crew's involvement in the cracking of the Liberty Bell.

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Comedy

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Release Date:

6 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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4:3 Full Frame
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Trivia

This episode was inspired by a historical tour of Philadelphia that the cast experienced. See more »

Goofs

Near the end it's clearly seen that the Liberty Bell was cracked before it was dropped. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kelly: [refering to a George Washington painting] Now why would you hang a painting like this on your wall?
Mac: Well, it's the Historical Society bro, they have to hang it up.
Charlie Kelly: What, we gotta suffer just 'cause some old dude who looks like Meryl Streep chopped down a cherry tree like ten million years ago? It's just, he looks terrible!
Mac: You know what? Let's take it down. It's just gonna distract us through the meeting.
Charlie Kelly: Yeah, let's get it down man. It's not gonna, it's not gonna work.
Dennis Reynolds: Let's take it down. I'm ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Temptation Sensation (Main Title)
Written by Heinz Kiessling
Performed by Heinz Kiessling
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Best episode of the series
17 October 2019 | by danterenzulliSee all my reviews

If not the best, then definitely top three. This is the one that got me hooked on the show. I saw another episode before this that I couldn't enjoy because I wasn't familiar with the characters and their relationships. You don't need to have seen any others to like this one. I still laugh to myself thinking about Dennis and Mac doing the Scarlet Pimpernel thing.


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