It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American adult sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. It first debuted on FX in August of 2005 and ran for 8 seasons, but in 2013, it moved to FXX, still airing new episodes.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia follows the Gang, a group of amoral friends who own and work at Paddy's Pub, a relatively unsuccessful Irish bar in South Philadelphia.
Why It Rocks
- The Gang are rude, yet funny protagonists.
- Nice use of public domain music, like Heinz Kiessling's "Temptation Sensation" as the opening theme.
- Really good cast for the characters, including Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds, who was added to the main cast in season 2.
- Aside from the Gang, there are plenty of memorable characters, like Rickety Cricket, the Waitress, Artemis, the McPoyles, and so on.
- Some of the schemes and scams pulled by the Gang are comparable to the Eds' scams in Ed, Edd n Eddy.
- Many memorable episodes, like:
- "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System"
- "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops"
- "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"
- "Paddy's Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens"
- "Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City"
- "Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack"
- "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis"
- "The Gang Hits the Slopes"
- "The Gang Buys a Boat"
- "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore"
- "The Nightman Cometh"
- "Who Pooped the Bed?"
- "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"
- "Mac Day"
- Lots of memorable and funny lines, especially from Charlie and Frank, such as "Suicide is badass" and "Milksteak".
- Although the Gang are hilarious, they are very mean-spirited characters, and can sometimes be more unlikable than they're supposed to be.
- Season 1 is a bit boring. It isn't until season 2 when the show got really good.
- Some of the humor hasn't aged well and can be considered poor taste nowadays, like the episode title "Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person".
- The first working title for the show was Jerks.
- The original pilot for the show was titled It's Always Sunny on TV, and took place in Los Angeles, featuring Rob, Glenn and Charlie as struggling actors trying to pitch a TV show.