That’s A Monster Day: The Sunniest Moments From Last Night’s Spooky ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’

Your regular It’s Always Sunny recapper, Maske, is away at some unholy incestuous civil ceremony, probably, so I’m taking over for this episode — and what an episode it was. “Maureen Ponderosa’s Wedding Massacre,” only the show’s second true Halloween episode, after season six’s “Who Got Dee Pregnant?” (or am I misremembering something?), was a straight-up horror movie…well, not quite parody; more like an homage, to zombies and bats and scary close-ups of bears and that terrifying episode of The X-Files, “Home.”

Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney have been having fun playing with the boundaries and expectations of what makes an It’s Always Sunny episode this season, which is why I liked “Wedding Massacre” as much as Dennis liked Maureen’s boobs, before he really saw them. Having it air around Halloween allowed for a convenient (and ingenious) way of trying something new, in the way the horrific Ponderosa/McPoyle milk-only wedding was written and filmed, with the bloody title sequence, time-jumps, and scenes straight out of a found footage film (yet enough Sunny-isms, like Charlie and Mac’s hilarious Batman chat and failed car escape, to keep it from being too out there). That’s how a show that’s been on for eight seasons remains a must-watch every week.

Plus, Guillermo del Toro played a crazy man who screamed about eating babies. That’s a major plus.