It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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FX sitcom about schlubs in Philly that own / run a bar. Hilarious hijinks ensue re: picking up girls at abortion rallies, rigging pee-wee basketball games, turning a comptroller race into a corruption-ridden slapfight, and fathering babies w/ the girl from the Blair Witch Project. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, A++++++++

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 4 August 2006 13:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I only saw the ones where they entered the guy into a streetfighting contest and where they served liquor to high school students. Really good stuff indeed.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 4 August 2006 13:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ilx sometime-poster lemin turned me onto this show, and i think it's great, even if casting danny devito was a bit of a mis-step on the producers' part. the abortion rally pick-up episode and the one where charlie gets "cancer" = GOLDEN

joseph (joseph), Friday, 4 August 2006 14:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This show is great, although the first season was better. The second has been a little too wacky in its plotting - a little too "Seinfeld."

The other thread: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

The Yellow Kid (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 4 August 2006 17:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

its def. Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm-style "mean people" humor - only with young hipsters instead of old, rich, middle-class Jews!

Its mildly entertaining but it always feels really forced to me. the characters are all just virtually interchangeable assholes, none of them have any identity (I chalk this up to poor writing)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I had no idea this was the 2nd season!

Yeah, they all take turns being the asshole, but they're the asshole in different ways. Charlie's the loser asshole; Sweet Dee's the asshole w/ a vague conscience (and overactive libido); the good looking one's the suave asshole; and the bearded guy's the bro-down asshole.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

god, are we done with the "completely unlikable cast does completely unlikable things" show yet?

PARTYMAN (dubplatestyle), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I could watch a TV show based in Philadelphia, or I could rub my face with rotting Chinese food.

trees (treesessplode), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i love it! and jess the cast feels likable to me while the things they do certainly may not be

nervous (cochere), Sunday, 6 August 2006 15:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I just downloaded the first season because I saw Danny DeVito on the Daily Show the other night. I thought it was good, certainly summer stop-gap good, but it's no Entourage.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 7 August 2006 12:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
I like this show a bunch, even if all the characters are irredeemable asses.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 28 October 2006 03:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

2nd season sucked big time. what a disappointment.

charlie, however, amazes. always.

lemin (lemin), Saturday, 28 October 2006 17:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I've liked both seasons so far, which is why I was extremely happy to find out there's a 3rd season just around the corner. YAY!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 July 2007 20:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

I have laughed my ass off at the three episodes of this that I've seen. I need to Netflix this shit.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 7 July 2007 20:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

gonna have to wait until september. the first and second seasons don't come out on DVD until then.

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, Saturday, 7 July 2007 21:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, looking forward to the third season! I hope the waitress comes back.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2007 23:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

okay, so despite my comment about rotting chinese food above, i got a bunch of promo copies of this in the mail. and it can be quite funny-- really like the one about welfare, and the gay bar episode, etc.

here's the thing: i am interviewing Dennis (the suave one) and Dee (the chick, Dennis' sister) tomorrow for a magazine. any questions anybody wants to ask?

the table is the table, Monday, 6 August 2007 02:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i mostly just want to talk about drunken hi-jinks.

the table is the table, Monday, 6 August 2007 02:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

they are both very nice people. and sometimes that stuff in the mugs is actually real beer, i found out!

the table is the table, Monday, 6 August 2007 21:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pretty cool beatbox promo for the new season.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

ask dee if she wants to go out with me

max, Friday, 10 August 2007 15:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

You can watch a new episode now on myspace:

Michael F Gill, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Man, this season has been awesome so far. I think the recent Mcboyle hostage episode is a new high.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 04:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

the episode where they try out for the eagles (and devito trips balls on acid) is some kind of wonderful

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 04:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I just saw the serial killer episode last night and laughed my ass off.

HI DERE, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Charlie is probably one of my most favorite TV characters ever. I, too, thought the second season was a little bit of a let-down. Good to hear they've gotten it back on track for the third.

will, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

The McBoyles are fantastic. Hey man.

Øystein, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

"you're dating a retard."

chicago kevin, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

I couldn't believe that episode actually kept up the "is he or isn't he?" thing for so long

mh, Monday, 22 October 2007 22:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

This season has been as awesome as the first two so far, and Charlie is just amazing. I haven't laughed as painfully hard as anything all year than the "Day Man/Night Man" songs from the episode a couple weeks ago.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 28 October 2007 03:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

They might not make sense out of context, but:
Night Man
Day Man

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 28 October 2007 03:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

charlie is the best actor on tv

chaki, Sunday, 28 October 2007 22:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

You're a master of karate and friendship for everyone!
I'm amazed at how Charlie's insane screaming ALWAYS makes me laugh. It should've gotten old and annoying by now, but it just gets better.
Great, great show (albeit uneven) and I'm so glad it's managed to last so long. I was sure it wouldn't get a second series, let alone a third, since I've heard so little talk about it.

Øystein, Sunday, 28 October 2007 22:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love how they always find ways for Charlie to scream and Dennis to take off his shirt.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 29 October 2007 02:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've had "Dayman" stuck in my head all day at work today. I'll write a line of code, then a voice in my head goes "fighter of the night-man! (a-aa-aaaah)"
It might drive me insane, but it's fun.

Øystein, Monday, 29 October 2007 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

I like this show! Season 4 is 4 episodes in already! "The Gang Solve the Gas Crisis" is one of the best of the whole series.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I learned to play "Day Man" on the piano.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Charlie is married to the waitress in real life! Also, there is an episode later this season called "The Nightman Cometh"!

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah when this show is "on" it's pretty hard to beat, lols-wise. there were more than a few stinkers peppered throughout seasons 2 & 3. much <3 for charlie tho. i want to hug that little guy.

flyover statesman (will), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

just re-watched the "Gang Gets Invincible" ep. HILARITY.

flyover statesman (will), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

apparently FX inked them for three more seasons!

flyover statesman (will), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

This season has been pretty great so far. When Charlie and Sweet Dee are in a scene together, my heart sings.

polyphonic, Saturday, 27 September 2008 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This might be the greatest scene I've ever witnessed on television:

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 November 2008 14:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Love the scene earlier in that episode when Charlie is explaining to Mac his system for sorting the mail.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Thursday, 13 November 2008 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Who Pooped the Bed?" is an incredible episode. WOLF HAIR.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Thursday, 13 November 2008 20:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've been a little disappointed with the last few weeks of episodes. The first set of episodes was pretty great, though - it all kind of peaked with "Mac & Charlie Die". I have to admit that scene above in the mailroom was amazing, though.

Nhex, Thursday, 13 November 2008 21:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tonight was fucking incredible. I didn't actually hear anything they said during the home invasion scene over my own laughter; all I really remember of it was Dennis holding the boombox.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Friday, 14 November 2008 07:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Charlie Kelly is inarguably one of my 5 favorite television characters of all time right behind John Locke and Patrick Star.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Friday, 14 November 2008 07:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Charlie's final song of the Nightman play was one of the most touching things I've ever heard...seriously.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Friday, 21 November 2008 08:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Obviously I am being nit-picky, the show is hilarious, just a weird lull I've hit.)

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 March 2017 21:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

I haven't seen every episode, but Seasons 8 and 9 are pretty solid, so keep going!

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 13 March 2017 23:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

just dont post about it!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 01:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

just saw the final episode of S12 last night. wow, did not see that coming. appreciate them delving into real drama for a bit.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK, season 7, episode 4, still a little stiff, though about as well executed a dead baby plot as it could be. And yet, strangely the fourth episode in a row with gross out blood gags, with Dee's bleeding eyes and the decomposed dog. Clearly someone got a bump in the fake blood budget. Wait, and the next one is "Frank's Brother?" Isn't that the consensus worst episode? Man, season 7, you're bringing me down.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

haha I was just thinking about the Frank's Brother episode earlier. It's... not great, but the main gag is good. And there's no fake blood iirc. (There are a lot of wigs though)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

Cool. Trying to put my finger on what is different this time around. All I can think of is the cast all having kids, which to be fair would explain a lot.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

did I tell you about the time I met Charlie and the Waitress and their kid in a fancy resort pool

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

omg no please tell

k3vin k., Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

I was very hungover - my wife and the waitress did the talking (we did not let on that we recognized them)

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

kudos for being classy

mh 😏, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

That's awesome. Think I saw The Waitress on an episode of Happy Endings. I played it cool.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

Ok, Frank's Brother ... fine, as a dumb lark. But the storm episode is kind of a return to form. And then ... Cricket gets​ shot in the hand and starts pumping fake blood! What is it with all the blood this season?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

discount at the blood store

mh 😏, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

each castmember baby came w free dozen gallons of blood

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

people have blood inside them weird

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 19:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

Frank's Brother is the ep I don't ever rewatch (I also don't rewatch s1)

softie (silby), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK, I thought S7 was pretty weak, but then I just hit a run of Chardee MacDennis, the Anti-Social Network and especially The Gang Gets Trapped, which were all hilarious.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

Chardee MacDennis

possibly my #1 favorite, although the Gang Dances Their Asses Off is a close contender

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

The payoff with the whip and the vase in Get Trapped made me laugh. But in Chardee MacDennis, when they nail down the board because eventually Mac always forgets it's been nailed down and tries to flip it ("It's true, I will try to flip it" concedes Mac) ... Later in the episode, after all the lunacy, I had totally forgotten it had been nailed down myself, and when he tried to flip it I cracked up. I mean, after they nail it down and note why I thought to myself, OK, how are they going to make me forget it had been nailed down to make it a good payoff? And somehow they did it! Just slight of hand genius.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

PTS Dee might be my favorite from the season

mh 😏, Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

Uh lol

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 17 March 2017 02:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

^^^^^holy shit

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah that's awesome

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 17 March 2017 12:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

makes me sad to see folks crapping on "Frank's Little Beauties" upthread, I think that one's a classic. one of their better pre-credits scenes ("strange man...titty opportunity") and just in general I dig the whole loose vibe of the episode, the rest of the gang trying to pin everything on Frank ("face all busted to bits"), Frank's continual paranoia that he'll be accused of being a molester (particularly his little ditty about how "It's not OK to diddle kids"), the guys helping the one boy in the pageant (laser show + techno beats + "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" = comedic gold). Not to mention one of Dee's greatest lines - "Your mother is a dumb, shit-mouth bitch." Girl: "You just said a lot of bad words."

evol j, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yeah I like that episode a lot. And that drum cover.

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 March 2017 13:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

so i just browsed through netflix and i don't think i've seen a single episode since season 6

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 17 March 2017 13:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

You've caught up to me! Fake blood!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

Holy shit:

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah that was classic, and the drum cover upthread was insane

k3vin k., Friday, 17 March 2017 19:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

drum cover is great

na (NA), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

I loved Charlie puking fake blood all over that poor woman followed by franks line 'would you care for an egg in these trying times?'

It's always (sunny successor), Sunday, 19 March 2017 03:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

I did like that it was because he ingested dozens of fake blood capsules and they made him sick.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 March 2017 04:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

Οὖτις is OTM that Chardee Macdennis is the best episode. Love the sequel too. Least favourites are probably Being Frank and the Ponderosa Trial.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I finally caught up with the 12th season and ... yeah, not feeling it. A lot felt off, like the actors all had better things to do, both literally and figuratively. It seemed like they were trying to fit in their scenes between other commitments (sometimes in a meta way, given Glenn's stint on "Fargo" and his character's Fargo-based double life), and a lot of the jokes felt particularly lazy (like the dildo bike, which was used not just in South Park but Burn After Reading as well, go figure) or really uncomfortable (like not once but twice using the graphic fantasy gunning down of a person - a child - of color for a cheap shock gag). There were some high points, but also a lot of awkward lows, and if the final episode were the final episode (apparently there will be at least 2 more seasons) I would be OK with that. But hey, 12 seasons, even with a few duds, is a pretty good run for any show.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 2 October 2017 19:08 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Netflix is ditching Sunny in early December

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Friday, 3 November 2017 17:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Fuck, hope it lands on Hulu or whatever Fox's deal is, I rewatch random eps constantly

.oO (silby), Friday, 3 November 2017 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink


lag∞n, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i rewatched the therapy episode the other night which imo is excellent, dennises sociopath routine is so good

lag∞n, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:07 (two months ago) Permalink

one of the top Dennis moments is in High School Reunion pt 2 where he goes to the car and gets out his "tools"

.oO (silby), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm too old to do piracy it's so annoying

.oO (silby), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

u just press play its like netflix!

lag∞n, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:31 (two months ago) Permalink

what if I get some sort of Belorussian malware

.oO (silby), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:33 (two months ago) Permalink

well then youve helped a belorussian crime syndicate achieve their goals

lag∞n, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:35 (two months ago) Permalink

It's already on Hulu. Season 12 still isn't up on either though.

na (NA), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:36 (two months ago) Permalink

they finally added season 12 to hulu. "the gang turns black" might be the worst episode of the show since the pre-frank era.

na (NA), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

it was p bad

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 17:00 (two months ago) Permalink

one of the top Dennis moments is in High School Reunion pt 2 where he goes to the car and gets out his "tools"

― .oO (silby), Friday, November 3, 2017 4:30 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I have to have my tools!!

Right column Leftist (sunny successor), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

nary a day goes by when i don't think about this song:

voodoo chili, Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"the gang goes to a water park" reeealllly pushes the boundaries of bad taste but man the payoff is just so good

k3vin k., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 03:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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