Glenn Howerton’s return to It’s Always Sunny is still officially up in the air — even if it is unofficially guaranteed by certain members of the cast — but that doesn’t mean he isn’t game to have some fun with the show’s fans. Particularly those fans over at Reddit’s r/The_Dennis and others who seem to have endless theories about Dennis Reynolds in the show’s universe. The clips stem from his appearance on The Late Late Show earlier in April but come as a special treat to close out the month.
The first theory he is hit with is the possibility that Dennis actually murdered Brian LeFevre, the owner of a wallet the gang discovers in season eight of the show and proceed to enjoy the contents of throughout the episode. This is part of the larger “Dennis Reynolds is a serial killer” theory, but the LeFevre connection has plenty of nice tidbits like Dennis climaxing over the severed finger Charlie presents him, talking about being in his skin, and how the man was murdered right outside of Paddy’s Pub. While that last part might be a bit sloppy for a master killer who also works inside, it is also exactly why one might decide to throw folks off the trail.
The second ties in with the long-running Scranton Strangler mystery from The Office, presenting the idea that Dennis might be the strangler himself given his sociopathic tendencies and love of dusters. There’s also the idea that Scranton isn’t too far from Philly in the grand scheme of things if both shows appear in the same universe. Howerton isn’t quick to knock this away and he really shouldn’t be. According to the Tommy Westphall Universe theory, both shows and several others are connected through the character from St. Elsewhere.
Third and final is the idea that A.P. Bio is just a fever dream of Dennis Reynolds, possibly during his time away from Always Sunny. Howerton shoots this down, even if it would be very cool. He had nothing to do with the creation of the series and arrived after it had been written.
The latter clip from James Corden’s show has Howerton surf through Reddit to judge some of the posts on r/The_Dennis. There’s a lot of talk about the Golden God and a few hidden Mac fans that try to take advantage of the very lax mods on the subreddit. But all and all, it is literally someone scrolling through a Reddit page for an internet clip.
(Via The Late Late Show)