Arguably the most vein member of the gang, Dennis Reynolds would probably consider everything he did to be one of his best moments. While he’s clearly not as great of a person as he thinks he is, he definitely has had some hysterically memorable moments throughout the course of the Always Sunny series. While he’s always lurked in the shadows of fan favorites like Charlie and Frank, Dennis has slowly risen to the top of my list of gang members as I’ve watched over the years. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I may be partial to Dennis’ character because he reminds me most of my own sense of humor, but regardless of where he stands in your ranking, you can’t deny that he has his moments. Here are my picks for his best ten.
#10). When he goes on welfare.
When Dennis and Dee take some time off from the bar to “follow their dreams” they decide to utilize welfare to gain some spending money. Dennis has the brilliant idea to pose as a recovering crack addict, pretending Dee has a mental disability. Not only does he not get the money, but he ends up getting addicted to crack with Dee and becomes homeless. Dream come true!
#9). When he got a dart through his hand.
Mac: “Cheese and crepes!”
Dennis: “Dee, we’ll be taking this card.”
During a chaotic game of CharDee MacDennis, Dennis is set on continuing his historic winning streak when he’s subjected to a physical abuse card. He has to use his hand as a dart board and cannot flinch, unless he wants Frank’s team to score a point. When he sends a dart straight through Dennis’ hand, he remains completely still and proves once again that he’s superior.
#8). When he destroys his rival’s house.
When the gang tries to reignite their flip-cup rivalry, they’re shut down when they find out their old rivals have transformed their bar into an upscale restaurant. Frustrated, and filled with a desire for revenge, Dennis destroys the restaurant owners house–leaving this gem burning hot on his front lawn.
#7). When he looked like a sex offender.
The “golden gold” was taken down a few pegs when he found out he shared a shocking resemblance to a registered sex offender in the area. To further the embarrassment, Dee convinces him to pop his shirt off at a local playground and teach the kids fitness, to show he’s a nice guy. This prompted the concerned dads to chase him down and acted as a real blow to Dennis’ confidence.
#6). When he join America’s Next Top Paddy’s Pub Model contest.
Frank: “Dennis, your mule is SHIT!”
Offended that he wasn’t chosen as a contestant for the Paddy’s billboard model contest, Dennis pitches his appeal to Frank and Mac. Although they try to tell him he’s no longer what he used to be physically, Dennis disagrees and is determined to enter and win the contest. The best moment comes when Dennis is asked to pose as a mule and produces the above photo.
#5). His opinion on manscaping.
Mac: “What’s not to like? Cricket with a face full of pubes? Hilarious!”
Dennis: “Yeah, but where’re we supposed to get that many pubes, man?”
Mac: “We shave!”
Dennis: “Now, that’s gonna be a problem, I laser. It’s like a turtle shell down there.”
#4). His threat to Dee.
This one came from the most recent season of Sunny but was one of my favorite lines of all time from Dennis. He looses his cool with Dee when she tries to fake schizophrenia by talking in fake accents and tells her she’d be of more use to him if he skinned her alive and transformed her into a piece of luggage. When Dee asks if he actually has skin luggage he explodes with the above quote that ruled the episode.
#3). His prototype.
Arguably one of Dennis’ funniest episodes, when he tries to sell his tacky design sketches to an old classmate “Fatty Magoo” he finds the model for his dresses is not doing it justice. Taking matters into his own hands, Dennis shows off his “god-like” body by applying red lipstick, putting on his “prototype,” and bursting into the office, only to be met by the whole gang and a moment of intense embarrassment.
#2). The Dayman song.
Fueled by Dennis’ creativity and Charlie’s spray-paint high, Dennis comes to check on Charlie after he sunk into a depression after being fired from the guys’ band. Their collaboration results in the creation of the Dayman song that we all know and love.
#1). The D.E.N.N.I.S. system.
I don’t think there’s any other option for Dennis’ best and most famous moment from the series. His system on how to pick up and eventually throw away women is supposed to be fool proof, but like most of the gang’s plans, tends to backfire. Demonstrating value, engaging physically, nurturing dependence, neglecting emotionally, inspiring hope, and separating entirely are Dennis’ steps to “success” that really get lead him to nothing but restraining orders.