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Dennis Reynolds's Big Ideas, Ranked

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 Invented the D.E.N.N.I.S. System

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    Season 5, Episode 10: “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System” 
    The tenets of Dennis’s classic and horrible dating strategy are:
    emonstrate Value 
    ngage Physically (this is where Mac comes in) 
    urturing Dependence 
    eglect Emotionally 
    nspire Hope 
    eparate Entirely 
    Dee challenges him to re-D.E.N.N.I.S. a woman he formerly D.E.N.N.I.S.-ed. Meanwhile, the gang convinces Dee she’s being D.E.N.N.I.S.-ed by her boyfriend Ben, who’s really just a nice guy. The gang attempts to use the D.E.N.N.I.S. system, but fail miserably when they go rogue in their interpretation of the system.
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    When He Tried to Find Dee a Man with No Self-Esteem

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    Season 9, Episode 1: “The Gang Broke Dee”  

    Dee hits rock bottom after being the butt of the gang’s jokes and decides to give up. The gang is bummed because they can no longer insult her, as she beats them to the punchline. What are some assh*les to do?

    Dennis proposes to fix her up with a guy with even worse self-esteem issues that she has!
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    When He Has Dee Pose as Bait for a Serial Killer

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    Season 3, Episode 10: “Mac Is a Serial Killer”  
    Dennis goads Dee into becoming bait for a serial killer and they end up negotiating with the pimp Pepper Jack over who Dee belongs to. Pepper Jack is reluctantly bought off with a Fraggle Rock thermos.
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    When He and Mac Convinced Dee to Spy on the Fish Factory

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    Season 10, Episode 5: “The Gang Spies Like U.S.”  

    The Chinese fish factory rouses the suspicions of the gang after they put up security cameras aimed at Paddy’s (they also emanated a suspicious fish smell). So, Mac and Dennis ask Dee to spy for them by taking a job there, which doubles as a ruse to get her out of the house while they research cream pies. (Ahem.) Frank and Charlie mistake those Internet searches as Mac and Dennis planning to launch a dessert business and miscommunication ensues.
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