Remember that Lethal Weapon episode from last season? You know, the one where Mac and Dennis try to re-enact the classic good cop-bad cop movie starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover? Yeah, it was awesome.
When The Gang gets into their movies, they really get into it. Which makes this episode a fun one, considering it’s an action movie in a race against time. Look, there’s even a ticking clock in this episode. Cue theme music.
“Thunder Gun Express” is about this warrior from a post-apocalyptic underground society who has to travel back in time to save his lover from an evil robot army. It’s the movie experience The Gang has been waiting for and one that they’re all eagerly anticipating. Even Frank wants in.
“Plus I hear the guy hangs dong”. Oh well then, all the more reason to watch “Thunder Gun Express”!
Unfortunately for The Gang, they have about 23 minutes to get to the theaters. That’s not enough time for their hijinks. No way… Luckily for us, the hijinks start early. Since Dennis is slow at everything — driving, sex, driving — The Gang abandons the Range Rover and heads for the streets. “We’ll come back for you!” quickly becomes The Gang’s rally cry as we follow them on the their mission to get their asses into some movie seats.
So comes The Gang’s action sequences in a race against time.
The editing is fast. The music is loud. And the plot is threadbare. The only thing The Gang is missing are some explosions!
While The Gang tries their damndest to get to the movies, they fall one by one. And since this is The Gang we’re talking about, no one stays for their fallen comrades. They just continue on their journey in an effort to see the “greatest movie ever made”.
Shenanigans ensue. Dennis listens to tape of his sexual escapades — all very creepy. Frank looks ridiculous flipping the bird. Mac is too fat to fit into a sewer. Dee gets washed up in a stream of piss and shit. And Charlie wins.
Of course they all get to the theater. It’s great watching The Gang somehow manage to all sit together by talking over strangers and annoying them so much that they all end up in the same row — just like they promised.
And yes, they get their comeuppance at the end.