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Frank Reynolds

Frank Reynolds

Frank Reynolds

Frank Reynolds

This week CBS released its hit new show, “The Amazing Race”. The show’s host, Phil Keoghan, will also be hosting a special 60th anniversary edition of “The Price is Right”. In both instances, Frank Reynolds is the host and co-executive producer. If there’s one person you need to know, it is Reynolds. He was a pitch guy in Hollywood before his amazing rise to success.

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Frank has an unknown, but serious, condition that was caught "just in time" and would possibly be treatable if Frank would have only stopped to listen for a minute or care. ("Being Frank") Similar to the point about Frank's stroke causing a mental decline, the condition is that he has a malignant growth on his frontal lobe. Damage to the frontal lobe can lead to problems with memory, as well as impulsive behaviour, and an inability to recognise the consequences of your actions.

Uncle Jack Kelly (Andrew Friedman) is Charlie's uncle (the brother of Charlie's mother Bonnie) and a lawyer. He first appeared in the season 1 finale "Charlie Got Molested" wherein Charlie's family gives him an intervention to get him to admit he had been molested by his elementary school teacher (this belief was fostered by the scam the McPoyles were running to extort money from the school system). Uncle Jack appears again in the season 5 episode "The Great Recession." When Charlie tries to move back in with his mother after Frank kicks him out of their apartment, she reveals that she sublet Charlie's room to Uncle Jack to earn extra money. Jack insists they share the room and spend time wrestling there. In the season 6 episode "Dennis Gets Divorced," Charlie and Frank call in Jack, who is revealed to be a lawyer, to handle their divorce. Later, Dennis and Mac use him to try to get their apartment back from Dennis' ex-wife, only to find that she hired The Lawyer. Jack proves to be incompetent, getting the apartment back in exchange for Dennis taking his wife's $90,000 debt. Jack has a bizarre fixation on the size of his hands, constantly worrying that they may appear to be too small. It is heavily implied that Uncle Jack is a pedophile and wants to have sex with his nephew. Charlie has mentioned how, as a child, he would stay awake at night because Uncle Jack would want to sleep in his bed. Coincidentally, Charlie's lyrics to "Nightman" seem to revolve around a man sneaking into his room at night and raping him. In season 13's "Time's Up For The Gang" Charlie denies he was molested by Uncle Jack. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Charlie

Frank appears to be very wealthy; the extent of his worth is unknown, but he's been shown to buy a Lamborghini on a whim, had owned a mansion for years, and once wrote a check worth $8 million for his children. However, he prefers to live in squalor as Charlie's roommate in an apartment referred to by anyone who dares step into it as "a shit-hole," which originally stemmed from his desire to hide assets from his then-recently separated wife. Though Barbara's will gave all his money to Bruce Mathis ("Dennis and Dee's Mom is Dead") , this apparently only applied to assets he did not hide from her, as he has funded a number of schemes and deals that would cost thousands if not millions of dollars. He loses his money to a Ponzi scheme in "The Great Recession" but is reimbursed by the government; the episode makes it clear that Paddy's only stays afloat through his constant bailouts, and implies that he pays the rent on Dee's apartment.

Frequently, the Gang's schemes and impulsive whims are funded through Frank's credit card, something Dennis blames for their getting "weirder" every year ("The Gang Misses the Boat"). Frank's enjoyment of squalor and the Gang's schemes means that he often refuses to use his money for actual conveniences, such as donating thousands of dollars to an animals rights organization so he can roast them at a charity dinner in Atlantic City, but taking an overly-long, rural route to the dinner to avoid toll roads ("The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods") or refusing to pay rent to his and Charlie's landlord, Hwang, due to Hwang not fixing utilities, even though he could easily afford a better place. The Gang, for their part, frequently tries to scam money from Frank to fulfill their own needs, starting with "Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare" and sometimes attempt to go around him to avoid his conditional requirements for funding, such as his demands for a "full penetration" love scene in "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6." Frank, for his part, has little regard for creature comforts beyond booze, drugs, meat and "bangin' hoors," and has repeatedly expressed a desire to simply be "thrown in the trash" once he has expired. (Source: itsalwayssunny.fandom.com)

 

 

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