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 (thirteen years ago) link

2nd season sucked big time. what a disappointment.

charlie, however, amazes. always.

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

The McBoyles are fantastic. Hey man.

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

"you're dating a retard."

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

charlie is the best actor on tv

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

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

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

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

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

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

apparently FX inked them for three more seasons!

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

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

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

haha um

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:56 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:52 (one year ago) link

Mac no longer having tattoos has been distracting.

Yerac, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:52 (one year ago) link

favs this season were metoo and escape room I think

k3vin k., Tuesday, 13 November 2018 01:55 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Except the Wade Boggs airplane episode redux.

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

two months pass...

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

three months pass...

this season really isn't bad

imago, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:53 (six months ago) link

neither is it really good

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 3 November 2019 20:06 (six months ago) link

Didnt even know it was out :(

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 November 2019 01:32 (six months ago) link

The Waiter would now be in the list of side characters poll if done again.

'The Gang Chokes' and 'Dee Day' where both pretty good and tie back well into previous episodes if you are a fan.

earlnash, Monday, 4 November 2019 02:24 (six months ago) link

noir episode was incredible

"brown lightning"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:41 (six months ago) link

The texting ep was pretty good.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:47 (six months ago) link

noir episode was incredible


k3vin k., Saturday, 16 November 2019 08:20 (six months ago) link

loved how every line dee delivered was completely off, until her very last line of the episode, which was the best-delivered noir line of the whole thing

imago, Saturday, 16 November 2019 10:31 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Sometimes, for no reason, I find myself worrying about Cricket.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 27 December 2019 09:48 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

same tbh

Mac's cellphone conversation in the movie theater in Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life kills me. "I'm talking to Bill!"

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 23 January 2020 06:32 (four months ago) link

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2019 season is nominated in the 2019 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2019 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends January 31

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (4 minimum, 25 maximum, organized by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail by end of day today. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 14:28 (three months ago) link

I am very surprised that people liked this season. It draaaagged and the writing seemed super forced.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:04 (three months ago) link

i liked dee day and the film noir episodes

nxd, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:19 (three months ago) link

My criticism from the previous season is even more so. That most of the cast is a little too botoxed, tan, keto'd out. It is jarring with their characters.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:21 (three months ago) link

that is true

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:22 (three months ago) link

Charlie still looks pretty Charlie

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:22 (three months ago) link

yeah i said charlie and frank are still good dirtbags.

Yerac, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:36 (three months ago) link

there's no prettying up Devito!

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 January 2020 18:46 (three months ago) link

Previous season was the first that I thought had more weak episodes than strong episodes. I've only seen the first two episodes of this most recent season, and it seems pretty ... fine, I guess. I have been impressed by the music budget, which so far has included Peter Gabriel, Skynyrd and pretty much the entirety of Springsteen's "Secret Garden."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 January 2020 22:14 (three months ago) link

This season started out weak but it turned around after episode 2, and in fact the vast majority of the remaining 8 episodes were strong, imo. Some stuff that actually made me laugh. And indeed, tons more recognizable song cues over the rest of the season, plus an impressive amount of Danny DeVito slobber.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 February 2020 19:52 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I watched the first ep of the latest season and found it tired and slightly embarrassing. Time to stop.

chap, Friday, 20 March 2020 11:37 (two months ago) link

This most recent season gets better.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 March 2020 13:32 (two months ago) link

The Janitor Always Mops Twice is classic

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 March 2020 13:38 (two months ago) link

I liked that one, the texting one, and Dee Day best, iirc. Oh, and the Gang Chokes, there's some funny stuff in there, too. And Global Warming, that was good as well.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 March 2020 13:46 (two months ago) link

thought the last season was really good!

k3vin k., Friday, 20 March 2020 16:27 (two months ago) link

it's supposed to be my turn to take a shit

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

the first ep is def not indicative

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 March 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

silby, Friday, 20 March 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

^all of us, come october

gday curd nerds (||||||||), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:41 (two months ago) link

I've fallen quite a few seasons behind - I only saw that episode for the first time the other week and couldn't get Sanitiser Frank out of my head when the run on hand sanitiser started.

michaellambert, Friday, 20 March 2020 20:16 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:34 (one week ago) link

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