[9.2/10] Another great episode. This one was pretty perfectly paced, and everything unspooled nicely. The setup, with Dennis explaining his sociopathic method to seduce women, was a brilliant frame story to both lay the groundwork for the rest of the episode, and also to firmly establish the depths of the terribleness of everyone involved save for Dee (the “guy stuff” grunting and posing was hilarious in its awfulness).
The middle portion of the episode was great as the rest of The Gang misapplies the lessons and reveals their own methods. Dee screwing up her nigh-perfect, (or at least entirely self-serving) relationship with Ben because she’s worried she’s being DENNIS’d is a great tack. Charlie trying and failing miserably to apply it to The Waitress is hilarious. And Mac and Frank going for “seconds” and “thirds” on Dennis’s leftovers is amusingly pathetic and terrible all at once.
But things really kick into absurd, awful new gears at the carnival. The way everything intersects and falls apart in spectacular fashion is amazing. From Dee’s attempts to flirt with the carny, to Mac trying to do speed pitch and failing in his own schemes, to the ten car pile-up for Dennis, Mac, Frank, Kaylee, and Gladys in terrible turn after terrible turn, it’s a great exercise in things coming together but going completely wrong.
Overall, this is the show firing on all cylinders, finding something for everyone to do, and bringing the laughs.
There's just so many stuff wrong with this show, but all in a good way. For starters, I love how this show is so misogynist and no one complains about it. A rare thing to see, these days.This episode was pure genius and I can 100% guarantee that the D.E.N.N.I.S. system 100% works on any person 100% female.