"Because of the Implication"

"Because of the Implication"

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"Because of the Implication" is a memorable quote from an episode of the television sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which the character Dennis Reynolds alludes that women may be more inclined to have sex on a boat because they fear for their safety.


In September 30th, 2010, Season 6 Episode 3 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia titled "The Gang Buys a Boat" was broadcast. In the episode, the Dennis Reynolds discusses how pressuring a woman into having sex on a boat is easier "because of the implication," alluding to the woman's fear of being harmed while out at sea. On October 2nd, 2010, the sunnyonfx YouTube channel uploaded a clip of the scene, which gained over 1.65 million views and 1,300 comments over the next six years.

Dennis: Think about it. She’s out in the middle of nowhere with some dude she barely knows. She looks around her, what does she see? Nothing but open ocean. “Oh, there’s nowhere for me to run, what am I gonna do, say no?”

Mac: Okay…that seems really dark though.

Dennis: No, no, it’s not dark. You’re misunderstanding me, bro.

Mac: I think I am.

Dennis: Yeah, you are. ‘Cause if the girl said no, then the answer obviously is no. The thing is that she’s not gonna say no, she’d never say no…because of the implication.

Mac: Now, you said that word “implication” a couple of times. What implication?

Dennis: The implication that things might go wrong for her if she refuses to sleep with me. Now, not that things are gonna go wrong for her, but she’s thinking that they will.


On October 5th, 2010, the gender justice blog Gender Across Borders[6] published an article about the episode. In April 2011, the FX Network[7]s online store began selling T-Shirts screen printed with an image of Reynolds and the caption "The ladies can't refuse because of the implication" (shown below).

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On September 29th, 2013, the video was posted by Tumblr[5] user xcyclopswasrightx. On November 20th, 2013, the entertainment news site PopMatters[4] listed the scene in an article titled "Political Incorrectness Gone Good: An Appreciation of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'". On September 3rd, 2014, UpRoxx[8] listed the "because of the implication" scene as an example of "Dennis Reynolds at his absolute worst." On June 22nd, 2015, a clip of the scene was submitted to the /r/videos[1] subreddit, where it garnered more than 2,500 votes (85% upvoted) and 200 comments prior to being archived. On August 8th, Imgur[10] user brb4ever submitted a gallery of captioned screenshots of the scene, accumulating over 392,000 views and 740 comments in seven months (shown below).

Elect Southnast and, you know, they can't-refuse. 』Because of the implication.

On November 19th, Redditor takeme2infinity reposted the video on /r/videos,[9] where it garnered upwards of 6,400 votes (92% upvoted) and 1,200 comments in three months. On February 27th, 2016, the Because of the Implication Tumblr[3] blog was launched, which highlights GIFs and videos from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. On March 4th, Redditor bundys submitted a post to /r/OutOfTheLoop[2] asking why the phrase "because of the implications" is often used in the context of sex on the site.

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None of these characters are supposed to be role models.

Literally everything they do is absolutely horrible and you're supposed to love it.

Please don't use fake words like "rape culture".


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