TV Club: Charlie’s bird law saves the day in another derivative but funny Sunny

Uncle Jack. The Lawyer. Bill and Maureen Ponderosa. The entire McPoyle clan (except for the really funny ones). Bird law. If there’s one thing “McPoyle vs. Ponderosa: The Trial of the Century” can’t be accused of, it’s neglecting fans of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Essentially, this season 11 episode is one long, crowd-pleasing reward for watching the first 10 seasons. It’s funny, it’s affectionate, it’s gross, it’s cartoonish, and it’s helped clarify what’s been bugging me about this season overall.

Guillermo del Toro as Pappy McPoyle (FXX)

Credited to first-time writer Conor Galvin, “McPoyle vs. Ponderosa: The Trial of the Century” is of a piece with the season as a whole. Apart from the concentrated lunacy of season opener “Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo,” which was written by Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney (and which was itself a sequel …

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