Originally Posted by Young C
I've always sort of thought "Sunny" had a shock value. The crew is mentally sick.
The show has had quite a bit of shock value, but it was usually prefaced by good comedic timing.
For instance, the person shooting himself in the bar's basement during Frank's game of Russian Roulette was preceded by the viewer wondering what it would take for Mac and Dennis to take a more rational stance on the allowable amount of freedom.
Things like Charlie vomiting a ridiculous amount of fake blood and the doctor getting shot in the head was random and had nothing behind it to make me find any humor.