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Dennis Reynolds's Big Ideas, Ranked

Updated May 23, 2019 1.2k votes 258 voters 28.6k views19 items
Ah, Dennis Reynolds. Narcissist, potential serial killer, and a solid contributor to the countless schemes and plots the gang dreams up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The show wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Glenn Howerton and it certainly wouldn’t be as dark as it is without Dennis. 
From his disastrous and stalkery D.E.N.N.I.S. dating system to his thing for teabagging guys, Dennis is an enigma wrapped inside a riddle stuffed inside a deeply troubled psychotic mind. Dennis’s ideas on Always Sunny usually take abrupt, weird, and vengeful turns. When he and Dee stalk the Waitress, he’s disappointed that they aren’t actually going to kill her and chop her up.  
On top of the sociopathic tendencies, on Always Sunny Dennis talks his sister Dee into doing many humiliating things like posing as serial killer bait, setting her up with men with lower self esteem than hers, and calling her a bird every chance he gets. He’s also not afraid to pop off his shirt and show off his pink dime-sized nipples any time during one of the Always Sunny schemes. Through 11 seasons and counting, Dennis can be counted upon to flash his fish-belly white torso at the drop of some old rat cheese.  
Which Always Sunny Dennis scheme, idea, or tendency is your favorite? Vote up those golden gods to the top of the list.
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    When He Offers to “Frame Bang” the Lawyer’s Wife

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    Season 5, Episode 8: “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens”  
    In order to help the Lawyer not get cleaned out by his wife during their divorce, Dennis offers to break into her house in the middle of the night and “ease into her real nice.” He takes offense when the Lawyer calls that rape.
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    When He Decides the Gang Should Be Analyzed One on One

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    Season 8, Episode 5: “The Gang Gets Analyzed” 
    Using his amateur psych experience, Dennis oversees the gang’s sessions with Dee’s shrink. He reveals in his own session that he enjoys the power of being near the executioner’s switch. Neat! We also find out that Dennis has kept psychological dossiers on the gang, which is totally normal and not creepy at all.
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    When He Decided to Update the Glory Hole

    Season 4, Episodes 5 and 6: “Mac and Charlie Die” (Parts 1 and 2)
    While Dee and Frank are confused about the glory hole in the bar’s bathroom, Dennis knows all about it. Deeming it very European and extolling all of the virtues of a glory hole, Dennis upgrades it with a viewing slot. After Charlie and Mac "die," he replaces Mac as a roommate with a European guy, Jan, who arranges for Dennis to use the glory hole with Frank on the other side.
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  • 12

    When He and Mac Hunted Cricket

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    Season 4, Episode 1: “Mac and Dennis: Manhunters”  
    Dennis’s nips do stuff they’ve never done before when he and Mac misunderstand how hunting works and decide to hunt Rickety Cricket. Dennis is dead set on teabagging Cricket once he is caught. Cricket turns out to be challenging prey when he uses some parkour skills to evade capture. With a little help from Rambo Frank, Cricket turns the tables on manhunters Mac and Dennis. Mac ends up gorilla masking Dennis who also ink teabags Mac. They decide to catch Cricket with a giant bird, Dee. Ultimately, though, cricket gets teabagged by Mac and Dennis. 
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