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"The High School Reunion" is the twelfth episode of the seventh season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It was the first half of the Reunion set of episodes, followed by "The High School Reunion, Part 2: The Gang's Revenge".


The Gang attends their high school reunion with a lot to prove. Old friends are met and new foes are made as the gang trips down memory lane.


7:10 PM on a Friday

In the parking lot of their former High School, Dee chugs a beer. Dennis, Mac, Charlie, and Frank also drink and talk about how excited they are for the reunion. The shatter their bottles on the ground and head into the reunion. Frank isn't allowed in by the security guard, who also doesn't allow them to sneak in other beers. They break those on the ground as well and head in to the reunion.

Alma mater

Charlie and Dee see Brad Fisher at the nametag table and sneak around, afraid that he will be angry from how they hurt him. ("The Waitress is Getting Married") Dennis and Mac get their nametags, but Mac is ashamed to put his on. Dennis talks him in to it, and Mac's real name is revealed: "Ronald McDonald."

In the gymnasium, Dee tries to show off her sexy brace-less back. Adriano Calvanese, the boy who gave Dee the nickname of "The Aluminum Monster" comes over and hits on her. She tells Charlie that she is going to infiltrate the former "cool kids" and destroy them. She then joins Adriano in insulting Charlie. Mac arrives and Adriano and Dee insult him for his name and fatness as well.

Dennis gives Charlie his nametag and breaks off, trying to stay aloof and cool. He is joined at a table by Frank who has stolen Nikki Potnick's nametag, Maureen Ponderosa who shows that she is using Dennis' alimony payments to purchase a diamond for her dead tooth, and a very drunk waitress. He shakes them all, trying to find a place to hang out and attract his old friends. He is later approached by Tim Murphy (who slept with his prom date ("Underage Drinking: A National Concern")) but he sends him away.

Rickety Cricket shows up at the "cool kids" table, clean shaven and wearing his priests' clothing. He tells Dee that he has made his way out of his rutt. He shakes everybody's hands and leaves.

Alternate take

At the bar, Mac is upset that he is only allowed two drinks. When Adriano arrives with counterfeit tickets, Mac rats him out. Charlie, upset with Mac, goes to the bathroom to huff bleach and ammonia. When he passes out, Adriano, Brad, and Jimmy Doyle arrive and give Charlie, Mac, and Frank wedgies.

Cricket's ringworm

Back in the gym, people start to notice they are missing jewelry. Cricket gets nervous and gets up to leave. Adriano notices Cricket has a necklace sticking out of his shirt and finds out that Cricket has robbed everyone. Dennis and Dee are blamed as the cool kids drag Cricket out the parking lot.

To be continued...



Guest Starring[]

Caleb Followill & Sasha Roiz


  • Nikki McKenzie as Keisha
  • Sashi Wells as Another Girl
  • Eoin O'Shea as Security Guard


  • In this episode we learn that Mac's full name is "Ronald McDonald"
  • In the scene where Mac puts on his name tag, the sticker moves around multiple times in between shots.
  • Mac's nickname in high school was "Ronnie the Rat" - he was a drug dealer and ratted out all the other drug dealers. Charlie's nickname was "Dirtgrub".
  • "Unbelievable" by EMF plays at the beginning of the Reunion party.
  • Caleb Followill ("Man at Bar") - frontman of Kings of Leon - happened to be a big fan of It's Always Sunny.
  • Cricket is pretending to be a priest just to steal jewelry from his school affronters.
  • This episode led to fan speculation that The Waitress' name is actually Nikki Potnick – the name on the card Frank steals to crash the reunion. The Waitress later arrives with no name tag, declaring that hers had been stolen. Combined with the fact that Nikki is stated to be a girl, many fans assumed this meant they were one and the same. This was quickly shot down by Glenn Howerton ("Dennis") on his personal Twitter account stating that Nikki Potnick was a different person who had already been mentioned in the Season 1 episode "Underage Drinking: A National Concern".



Mini-Charlie Kelly.jpg   He's coming over. All right, do you see a spider I can eat?



Mini-Rickety Cricket.jpg   You should stay away from those people. I mean, they- they will ruin your life like they tried to ruin mine.



Mini-Mac.jpg   We are grown adults. We are respected businessmen now.
Season 7 Episodes
  1. "Frank's Pretty Woman"
2. "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore"
3. "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties"
4. "Sweet Dee Gets Audited"
5. "Frank's Brother"
6. "The Storm of the Century"
7. "Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games"
8. "The ANTI-Social Network"
9. "The Gang Gets Trapped"
10. "How Mac Got Fat"
11. "Thunder Gun Express"
12. "The High School Reunion"
13. "The High School Reunion, Part 2: The Gang's Revenge"