"Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer" is the fifth episode of the twelfth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It aired on February 1, 2017.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

An episode filmed in the true crime style of Making a Murderer and The Jinx which begins with 911 call: A cat-woman formerly known as Maureen Ponderosa has been found dead in an alley and Dennis is the prime suspect.

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  • Jay Jackson as Rick Scheil

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is the first to use the word "fuck" uncensored in its original airing. Previous episodes have beeped the word. The DVD release of "A Very Sunny Christmas" used it, but it was censored in the TV airing.
  • The episode itself is a parody of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer", and the HBO series "The Jinx." In particular, the scene in which Frank leaves his mic on as he goes to the bathroom and is overhead saying "You're caught" is a reference to a similar scene in "The Jinx." Charlie's mumbling demeanor and constant references to wrestling reference the confession given by Brendan Dassey in "Making a Murderer."
  • Maureen Ponderosa is the second recurring character confirmed to be dead after Barbara Reynolds. There are other characters who may be dead: at the end of the episode "Mac Kills His Dad", Luther McDonald says that he will be killed by the members of a gang he is perceived as having snitched on, and in the episode "Being Frank", we see Frank and Charlie's landlord Hwang possibly choking to death on a snake sandwich. But to this point, neither is confirmed to be dead. Mac’s dad is in the 13th season finale, so he is confirmed alive.
  • The opening credits of this episode are similar to Making a Murderer, except the title of the show itself - where it's shown on the usual black background in white font.
  • Frank's sweatshop is first mentioned in the Season 2 episode "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass", and Frank turns the basement of Paddy's into a sweatshop in the Season 3 episode "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty Magoo."
  • This is the first episode since "The Gang Goes on Family Fight" to play Temptation Sensation over the end credits.

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Season 12 Episodes
  1. "The Gang Turns Black"
2. "The Gang Goes to a Water Park"
3. "Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy"
4. "Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare"
5. "Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer"
6. "Hero or Hate Crime?"
7. "PTSDee"
8. "The Gang Tends Bar"
9. "A Cricket's Tale"
10. "Dennis' Double Life"
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