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Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare
Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare
Season 2, Episode 3
Airdate July 6, 2006
Production Number 1P02004
Written by Rob McElhenney
Story by Charlie Day,
Glenn Howerton
and Rob McElhenney
Directed by Dan Attias
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It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaSeason Two

Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare is the third episode of the second season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the tenth episode overall. Dennis and Dee quit the bar due to Frank's overbearing personality. They attempt to hitch a scheme to get on welfare but must first get through a drug test with crack in their system.

Starring: Charlie Day (Charlie Kelly), Glenn Howerton (Dennis Reynolds), Rob McElhenney (Mac), Kaitlin Olson (Dee Reynolds)

And: Danny Devito (Frank Reynolds)

Guest Starring: Joanna Sanchez (Maria), Eddie Pepitone (Tony), Alisha Hinds (Caseworker)

Co-Starring: Keith Bullard (Drug Dealer), Zoe Bournelis (Hooker #1), Rachael Platt (Hooker #2)


Plot Overview

Dennis and Dee decide to quit and "pursue their dreams" when Frank gives them too hard a time for the way they run the bar. Dee signs them up for unemployment and they discover that they can get more this way than what they made at the bar. Although they said that they are going to pursue their dreams, instead they hang out in front of their apartment and get drunk.

Meanwhile Charlie, Mac, and Frank decide to sign up for a program called "Work for Welfare" where they can hire people who need welfare and don't have to pay them anything. Mac and Charlie go to the welfare office to find what they are calling "slaves." They are turned away when they show no understanding for the program and bump into Dee and Dennis. Dee and Dennis attempt to convince the agent that Dennis is a recovering crack addict and that Dee is mentally retarded, but the employee tells them that they need medical files to prove their claims. To get past this, they decide to buy some crack. After they smoke the crack, they oversleep and miss their doctor's appointment by a day, and decide to buy more crack.

In the meantime, Frank has transferred money into Charlie's account to hide it from his ex-wife. Charlie and Mac take the money and start spending it on having a good time. They pass Dennis and Dee sitting outside going through crack withdrawals and mock them, but realize that they have no money to pay the strippers they hired. Mac and Charlie run away and eventually meet up with Dennis and Dee in the alley by the bar. Dennis and Dee demand their jobs back and Frank hires them back because he fired his "slave" help due to the fact that they don't drink. While he's at it, he also promotes Charlie to management for showing leadership.


Arc Advancement


  • Frank: Now that he's partially an owner of the bar, Frank has taken complete control.
  • Charlie: After Frank put his money into Charlie's bank account to hide it from his wife, Charlie and Mac spent much of it on strippers and a limo. Charlie is promoted to management because he "showed leadership" by stealing the money.



The Show

  • Music: The song that Dennis and Dee are singing on the steps of their apartment is Just a Friend by Biz Markie.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Dennis: Hi. I'm a recovering crack head. This is my retarded sister that I take care of. I'd like some welfare, please.