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Charlie Rules the World 

The gang starts playing an online video game and Charlie becomes obsessed with becoming the best player in the game. Meanwhile, Dennis is upset everyone else is playing the game all the time and not out enjoying the real world.


Matt Shakman


Rob McElhenney (developer), Glenn Howerton (developer) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Charlie Day ... Charlie Kelly
Glenn Howerton ... Dennis Reynolds
Rob McElhenney ... Mac
Kaitlin Olson ... Dee Reynolds
Danny DeVito ... Frank Reynolds
Cheryl Lynn Bowers ... Queen of Thrones
Erik Hoffstad Erik Hoffstad ... Dude
Kat Purgal ... Danielle
Symba ... Vanessa
Sara Finley ... Dana


When Dee takes a visit to bar after some time away, the gang learns that Dee has been playing a virtual game. Soon after Dee asks Charlie if he can feed her digital crops, and when he accepts, Charlie soon becomes the leader of this virtual game while the gang joins in. Written by James Hake

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Release Date:

6 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Oscar's Wine Bar & Bistro where Dennis, Frank and Mac go for drinks is not in Philadelphia, or even the United States. The exterior is filmed in Lancaster, England. See more »


Charlie changes Dee's screen name from ZingingCutie23 to ZingingCutie44 but her screen name still says 23 right after. See more »


Dee Reynolds: I'll make you my king. Just accept my request to consummate.
Charlie Kelly: Consummate, what is that?
Dee Reynolds: Have sex.
Charlie Kelly: Oh. So, um, we should have sex then?
Dee Reynolds: ...In the game.
Charlie Kelly: Yeah, in the game. Sure, yeah. Either way. Uh, so push "enter" hard? Or one, like, slow push and you do your thing? Or a little circular action...?
Dee Reynolds: Just push the button, Charlie.
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Edited into Funny or Die Presents...: Call Me by Your Twins (2018) See more »


Let's Hear It For the Boy
Written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Deniece Williams
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Your life in an episode? 10 out of 10!
6 November 2014 | by AliveForThriveSee all my reviews

It is a crime that this episode is only rated 8.4! This is one I watch over and over. This show should relate to so many people's current lives i.e. fake realities, "reality TV", endless "games" on social networking sites, etc.

Look at the faces on the dancers during "Let's Hear It For The Boys" (so many 80's deep cuts on this show).

Its a 10 when the queen agrees to have a king. See the DVD extras for even more from this 10/10 scene!

Charlie should be allowed to rule the world instead of being treated like a grunt and a dumdum! So this is a nice example of that.

"Its like when I'm doing good in the game, I'm doing good in life."

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