TVOM: "This week’s episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia provided further illumination into why the gang is as damaged as they are. When you grow up with parents like theirs, it’s almost impossible to not take some of that with you into adulthood. Charlie grew up with no father and a mother who loved him, but had a tendency to sleep around a lot. Neither of Mac’s parents were emotionally available, no matter how much he needed them to be. And while Dennis and Dee’s biological father was normal, they never knew him. Instead, they grew up with a selfish mom and Frank as their father. No wonder they’re all so messed up."