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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

PARTYMAN (dubplatestyle), Friday, 4 August 2006 18:14 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

2nd season sucked big time. what a disappointment.

charlie, however, amazes. always.

lemin (lemin), Saturday, 28 October 2006 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

the table is the table, Monday, 6 August 2007 02:10 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

Pretty cool beatbox promo for the new season.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

ask dee if she wants to go out with me

max, Friday, 10 August 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

You can watch a new episode now on myspace:

Michael F Gill, Monday, 20 August 2007 23:42 (twelve years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

The McBoyles are fantastic. Hey man.

Øystein, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:41 (eleven years ago) link

"you're dating a retard."

chicago kevin, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 28 October 2007 03:27 (eleven years ago) link

charlie is the best actor on tv

chaki, Sunday, 28 October 2007 22:36 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:26 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

flyover statesman (will), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:41 (ten years ago) link

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:46 (ten years ago) link

apparently FX inked them for three more seasons!

flyover statesman (will), Saturday, 27 September 2008 17:56 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

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

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 13 November 2008 14:36 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Thursday, 13 November 2008 20:56 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

only seen the premiere but really liked it, even if the show is not in top form it is comforting to see a serialized show that has went this long and still delivers some laughs

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 19:35 (ten months ago) link

thought the time's up ep was the best of the season so far

k3vin k., Sunday, 7 October 2018 21:35 (ten months ago) link

This bike/car episode was hilarious, funny enough to be a season finale.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:01 (ten months ago) link

Best of the season so far but it has been noticeably worse than previous seasons

imago, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:04 (ten months ago) link

newest one was ehh

k3vin k., Thursday, 11 October 2018 23:23 (ten months ago) link

I liked it! Parrothead backdrop was funny

Οὖτις, Monday, 15 October 2018 22:53 (ten months ago) link

it's probably a bad sign that i totally missed the last one and didn't realize it until just now

DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 15 October 2018 23:31 (ten months ago) link

lol what are they doing

i mean i didn't mind/quite liked this one but

imago, Monday, 22 October 2018 21:04 (nine months ago) link

Frank's long legs

Οὖτις, Monday, 22 October 2018 21:17 (nine months ago) link

Seinfeld sequence where Mac and Dennis were *both* Seinfeld

Οὖτις, Monday, 22 October 2018 21:17 (nine months ago) link

charlie watching charlie killed me (the two above parts too). best ep of the season so far imo

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:28 (nine months ago) link

so.... is there gonna be a third episode about what Dennis did during the superbowl?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 November 2018 17:23 (nine months ago) link

Luckily next week is the "Mac bares his torso in the gay pride parade" ep that is, tbh, the only one I've been anticipating this season.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:05 (nine months ago) link

I just started the new season and I didn't even recognize Dee in the second episode when she was standing next to the Escape Room person.

Yerac, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 20:48 (nine months ago) link

This season has been a rushed mess, but ... I did not see this finale coming. Not one bit.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 November 2018 18:33 (nine months ago) link

Yeah, that episode was everything I needed it to be.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 14:28 (nine months ago) link

I didnt know what to make of that ending.

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 15:05 (nine months ago) link

I kinda disagree. I found the season spotty but not much more than the last season or three, and had plenty of highlights for me.

but while I thought the dance sequence was amazing, I found the rest of the episode shockingly short on jokes. Just having Frank bleeding a lot didn't really do it for me.

dan selzer, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:03 (nine months ago) link

yeah it just wasn't funny. I kept thinking there was gonna be some joke at the end of the dance sequence that would tie it all together but... nope

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:07 (nine months ago) link

the dance sequence reminded me of their dance routine at the high school reunion

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:07 (nine months ago) link

Except that one did have a punchline where it turned out to be all in their head but actually terrible. This one did not. It actually reminded me a bit of the end of "Beau Travail!"

I did think the rest of the episode was terrible and even wondered if that was on purpose. A running gag of Frank sticking things up his nose to stop bleeding? Lame.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:35 (nine months ago) link


Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:37 (nine months ago) link

I'm basically in agreement with AV on this one. The tepid, meh-ness of the episode that led up to it, which set you up to expect another "lol they're not really killing George Michael choreography like they think they are" punchline, allowed Mac's earnest butterfly moment to soar on its own barely coherent terms.

I get why people wouldn't want that from this particular show. But, as a gay man who also has had a history of setting up self-sabotaging apparatuses to keep me from reaching self-actualization, it resonated like a tuning fork in my chest.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:38 (nine months ago) link

yeah this is not a show that has ever trafficked in earnestness or genuine emotion so it was sort of jarring to see the sequence played (for lack of a better term lol) straight

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 16:42 (nine months ago) link

That's categorically not true. Dee wheeling down the hospital corridor with her surrogate alone.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:59 (nine months ago) link

Frankly, it's the only thing that kept me coming back after roughly season 5.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:59 (nine months ago) link

that seems like a bizarre reading of this show (and that sequence in particular as well) to me but whatever

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:18 (nine months ago) link

You only get so much mileage/goodwill on the premise of "these are the worst people in the world!" in my book.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 18:35 (nine months ago) link

there have always been some strangely touching musical moments in the show, even if they're often undercut with jokes (unlike this one). I thought the dance scene was moving and i'm glad they played it straight.

vulture had a great article about the preparation that went into that scene and Rob McElhenney's absurd commitment to his work:

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Friday, 9 November 2018 18:49 (nine months ago) link

this one was nice:

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Friday, 9 November 2018 18:50 (nine months ago) link

I guess I wasn't impressed with the dance sequence since I generally find modern dance totally ridiculous/boring but yknow ymmv

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:50 (nine months ago) link

Sincerity is totally your thing tho.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 9 November 2018 18:51 (nine months ago) link

haha um

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:56 (nine months ago) link

The #metoo and prius episode the following week were awesome. I generally enjoyed the whole season even if it wasn’t laughs all the time.


He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:50 (nine months ago) link

Just finished the clip show (loved). Hated the metoo and home alone episodes.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:52 (nine months ago) link

Mac no longer having tattoos has been distracting.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:52 (nine months ago) link

favs this season were metoo and escape room I think

k3vin k., Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:55 (nine months ago) link

mac, dee and dennis are looking too healthy and rich. Only Charlie and Frank are keeping the dirtbag vibe going.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 02:01 (nine months ago) link

the minds behind the Frinkiac really need to tackle this show

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:53 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

I finally watched the latest season. I fucking died at Charlie eating Chinese food with a chopstick in each hand

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:10 (seven months ago) link

the latest was a bad season with a single, truly canonic episode as a finale
ROI definitely getting dicey tho

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:12 (seven months ago) link


skipped it this go round. maybe for the best.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:17 (seven months ago) link

I laughed about as much as I did the previous couple of seasons (probably more than the last one)

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:21 (seven months ago) link

I like that they’re out of the holding pattern of eternal post-David Seinfeld they seemed to be getting into, where it’s literally all callbacks

Pierrot with a thousand farces (wins), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:23 (seven months ago) link

Except the Wade Boggs airplane episode redux.

love craptually (Eric H.), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:02 (seven months ago) link

and that one episode where they throw a lampshade on all the callbacks

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 05:43 (seven months ago) link

you know seasons 2-8 are great, 9 still has some great stuff but after that it's kind of shitty-

oh fuck why does this sound familiar

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:51 (seven months ago) link

boggs, escape room, metoo, and dance sequence all good. pretty ropey season overall

twitter is bad not good (||||||||), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:27 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

because of "The Gang Gets Trapped" I constantly refer to the burger place up the street from us as "the hamburger store"

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Friday, 3 May 2019 16:21 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:45 (one month ago) link

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