But this particular time, back in Season 3, the boys all think themselves to be rock stars - be they in Frank's Beatles-esque Pecan Sandies, Mac's punk rock Chemical Toilet, or Charlie and Dennis' sexually magical Electric Dream Machine. Of course, in order to make the rest of The Gang believe that they've actually committed suicide, they leave behind a list of demands that involve drinking a tea made of Charlie's ashes and naming their first-born "Murphy" after the lead character in Robo Cop.
Aside from their inevitable failure as musicians (although keyboards seem to "make sense" to Charlie), a little ditty known as "The Nightman" is born. It might seem wrong, but it's just right..." Oh, and the whole time Dennis is trying to convince Dee that the famous freestyle rapper she's dating, Lil' Kev, is mentally challenged. On top of this, Paddy's gets it's first bathroom Glory Hole, leading to spirited debates about proper Glory Hole etiquette.
The season contains 12 episodes and concluded airing on December 10, 2009.
This season sees the gang tackling the global recession in their own selfish, clueless ways, by exploiting the mortgage crisis and taking advantage of the nouveau pauvre homeless people living outside the bar thanks to the 2008 recession to growing the bar's brand by selling merchandise.
: Charlie uses a son he didn’t know he had to get closer to The Waitress, but it doesn’t go as well as he hoped.
Mac joins the pro-life movement to pick up women and convinces Dennis to join him.
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships.
Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
Frank attempts suicide because of a recent financial loss that he attributes to the recession. System to the rest of The Gang and then taking a fool-hearty bet that he could win back the woman he abandoned. All the psychological games and backstabbing then leads Dee to mistrust her own boyfriend, who winds up dumping her and taking off with Dennis' gal. Charlie decides to focus on the first "N" of the system ("Nurture Dependence") with The Waitress, including a plan to stab her so that he could then come to her immediate aid.While Frank, Mac, and Dennis try their hand at real estate, Dee arranges to be a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple with a sweet pool.Meanwhile, Charlie faces off with a lawyer on the intricacies of the judicial system.