However, some of the bits on this episode were a little mundane for this show.
The scene in which Mac, Charlie and Frank got a hotel room and trashed it to live the rock star lifestyle was pretty meh, and wasn't helped by the not particularly funny reveal that Mac had used Frank's credit card to get the room.
All these questions are raised by "Retarded Person," but the only one that is definitively answered is that the band name The Pecan Sandies is not rock and roll. But then huffing spray paint is not rock and roll according to Dennis. - Best tangential moment: Charlie's attempt to claim that his "good chair" is streaked with toothpaste, not birdshit.
Befitting its near miss with thematic coherence, the episode ends with an Actual Climactic Scene: Kevin the Maybe Retarded Next Eminem gets up on stage and delivers a rap that, as I believe the kids say, "disses" Dee. I'm telling you, were it not for his poorly staged exit from Electric Dream Machine's abortive set, this episode would have convinced me that Charlie is the most interesting character on the show.
Surprisingly enough, three out of the four potential rockers seem to have some musical ability: Dennis has the De Young vibrato, Charlie "gets" keyboards and fancies himself a Dylanesque poet, and Mac at least knows how to form a power chord.He remembers Kevin attended special needs classes in elementary school. Now, with Dee on a mission to prove her brother wrong, Mac has a pitch for the gang.They need to start their own band, because if a retard can do it and get laid, they certainly should be able to!And come on, Charlie and Dennis were so outlandish and ridiculous in the silver costumes, big wigs and choreographed claps they chose for their rival band to Mac's that if I were in that crowd, I would have given them more of a chance than the Paddy's audience just for the campy factor!In the music store when Frank is banging on the drums you can see in the left corner standing behind Frank a man holding a camera recorder. Every episode could be called "The Gang Adopts The Shallow Veneer Of A Lifestyle." Here it's Dee's rapper boyfriend Kevin -- possibly retarded -- who gives Mac the idea to start a band. Is it space-fantasy concept album song cycles about night men who hold you down and come inside you, or day men who conquer the night men with their mastery of karate and friendship? I'll never doubt you again, Grade: A- Stray observations: - Charlie's desire to hide behind some kind of curtain while performing is strangely sweet, but I don't think his flight from the hostile crowd really works.