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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Quarantined

October 17th, 2013 2:18pm EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" was the Sunny creators' way of putting the Television Academy on notice, "The Gang Gets Quarantined" is an exercise in providing some excellent material for Glenn Howerton's Emmy nomination reel. As a whole, it's not one of the best episodes in recent memory, but thanks to Howerton's performance and some really funny moments, it manages to stay just above average.

One of those funny moments is the cold open, which finds the original gang doin' a little East Coast swing. It's been a while since we've seen them harmonizing their hearts out (my...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: Mac Day

October 3rd, 2013 3:14pm EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Yesterday was no ordinary day in Philadelphia — it was Mac Day. Mac Day, as we discovered, was just one of the five days that the gang created for each member to make everyone else do whatever the days' honoree wants. At first blush, it seems like a strangely generous setup for such a selfish group of people. But as Mac Day rolls along, it becomes apparent that each member of the gang is simply going through the motions until it's their day, all while filing away the events of their friends' days to use as fuel for future mockery.   

Being the religious one of the group, Mac patterns the s...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap -- Gun Fever Too: Still Hot

September 12th, 2013 10:42am EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Last night on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the gang addressed the hot-button issue of gun control in the same fashion that the rest of the world does: they formed two opposing sides who yelled at each other about how stupid and wrong they are.

Frank set everything in motion with his appearance on "Good Morning Philadelphia" (hoagie in hand), where he described his recent experience being held up by gun-toting thugs. Crediting his survival to his two pieces that are on him at all times, he urged everyone to get down to Gunther's Guns to arm themselves. This whipped the rest of the g...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

December 21st, 2012 5:14pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season finales tend to involve the gang in big productions, like putting on a bizarre musical, dancing their asses off (at both radio station-sponsored marathons and high school reunions), entering a flip cup competition or experiencing the miracle of childbirth. Season 8 followed this trend with something of a huge production, albeit one that the gang only put on for themselves...and one random bar patron.

After Frank plows into Dennis at a stop light, the two swing by Paddy's to argue over who was at fault and who is liable for the damages to Denni...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Analyzed'

November 9th, 2012 2:19pm EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
If there's anything the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” needs it's a shrink, so last night's episode, "The Gang Gets Analyzed" was long overdue. And at the risk of sounding like some idiot "American Idol" judge who calls every performance the "best performance so far," I have to say proclaim this week's episode the funniest of the season...so far. Yeah, dawg.

It starts out basic enough, with Dee dragging the gang to a therapist (the always wonderful Kerri Kenney-Silver) to find out who's responsible for doing the dishes from their recent dinner party. But of course, as the ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Recycles Their Trash'

October 19th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
After a Hopper incident that caused me to miss the premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (insert a Liam McPoyle slow-mo “Noooooooo!” here), the DVR gods were merciful and finally allowed me to get in on some Season 8 action. Although, while watching the cold open of this season’s second episode, I was a little concerned that, through some sort of weird, wormhole-y, space-time mix-up, I’d actually recorded an episode from Season 3, specifically “The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby.” As Dennis, Mac and Dee waded through the trash piled up behind Paddy’s, Dennis’s remarks about their “thr...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Stars Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney Welcome Second Son

April 5th, 2012 11:40pm EDT
Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney
Married It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are celebrating after becoming parents again.

Actress Olson gave birth to little Leo Grey McElhenney early on Thursday at the couple's home in Los Angeles.

Olson and McElhenney wed in 2008 and welcomed son Axel Lee in 2010.
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge'

December 16th, 2011 11:28am EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” closed out its seventh season last night with the conclusion of last week’s high school reunion tale, and thankfully the second half was better than the first. Still, it didn’t come close to the high expectations I had for it. I may eventually come around on this (as I did with “The Nightman Cometh,” an episode I inexplicably didn’t like upon first viewing), but for now I’m calling it the series’ weakest season ender yet. (Oh, there will be rankings. Just wait.)

Picking up from where we left off last week, the gang is collectively humiliated. Dennis a...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion'

December 9th, 2011 11:14am EST
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
In the first half of the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Season 7 finale, the gang heads to their high school reunion. Although there were plenty of familiar names and faces and some good moments, the episode wasn’t up to the level that I expect from “Sunny” – especially for a season-ender. Hopefully, the second half will wrap up this season in the proper demented and darkly funny fashion.

It’s always been apparent that high school was a pivotal time for the gang, and none of them seem to have changed very much since those days. Dee may have physically changed – from the Aluminum M...
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Kings Of Leon Members To Cameo On 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

December 8th, 2011 8:52pm EST
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Kings of Leon rockers Nathan and Jared Followill are making their acting debut on Danny DeVito's madcap TV comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The brothers recently joined DeVito and cast members Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney to film cameos for the cult series - and it airs on Thursday night.

Alerting fans to his guest appearance on his Twitter.com blog, Jared Followill writes, "I'm making my acting debut tonight on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia... with @Glenn_Howerton. It's touching stuff."

And his proud brother and bandmate Nathan also urged fans to tune in,...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Thunder Gun Express'

December 2nd, 2011 12:54pm EST
Kaitlin Olson in
Sorry for the delay with today's recap, folks. I was having some Internet problems. I blame Obama.

This week, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” tries a theme episode – the action-movie-within-an-action-movie, “Thunder Gun Express” – with mixed results. Although there are some funny moments, it never reaches the level of the brilliant “Community” theme episodes, against which all theme episodes must now be measured. Compared to its own attempts at themes or gimmicks, this installment of “Sunny” is certainly better than “Frank’s Brother” or “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” but not near...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'How Mac Got Fat'

November 18th, 2011 10:26am EST
Rob McElhenney in
While last week’s episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” started in the middle and never looked back, this week’s installment is told mostly in flashback. Via the classic church confessional setup, Mac finally acknowledges the elephant in the room: that he is the elephant in the room. (Oh, snap!)

Although Mac now realizes that the extra mass around his waist isn’t muscle, he isn’t about to take responsibility for being fat. As that poor priest quickly discovers, “How Mac Got Fat” is a convoluted story, told from Mac’s POV, that explains why the Paddy’s gang of “sinners and pricks...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Trapped'

November 11th, 2011 9:20am EST
Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Charlie Day in
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” shook up its formula this week with "The Gang Gets Trapped," a creative yet odd episode that caught up with the gang in media res. For a story that was pretty much all "middle"—with no flashback to its beginning and an awkward ending—it was easy to follow, wildly entertaining and jam-packed with laugh-out-loud moments.

The episode takes place entirely in an unknown person's home, and begins with Dennis and Dee trapped in the closet with R. Kelly nowhere to be found and Frank hiding under a bed. With a clever bit of exposition, Dennis quickly ge...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The ANTI-Social Network'

November 4th, 2011 9:45am EDT
Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney and Danny DeVito in It's Always Su
This week, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” asks the questions: Would Paddy's Pub have more business if it had a Facebook page? Why does Dennis seem like a Facebook novice, when he should have long been using any number of social media sites to lure women down to the bang bunker? Is shushing just about the most annoying thing a person can do to another person? Can a man blow a sign off a building? Some of these are answered; the most vexing one is not. I mean, seriously, how has Dennis overlooked the woman-hunting power of the Internet thus far? Wasn't he on MySpace back when Frank creat...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Chardee MacDennis: The Game Of Games'

October 28th, 2011 10:55am EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
This week on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the gang introduces us to Chardee MacDennis. Although that sounds like a character from some terrible young adult fiction series, it’s not. It’s a game. Actually, to quote Charlie, “it’s not just a game, it’s a war.”

It seems that once upon a time, the gang created their own board game – a game that is once again being dusted off as an antidote to mind-numbing boredom. I immediately love this idea because I remember back to when I was a kid and how my friends and I would occasionally attempt to create the “best game ever” and fail miser...
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'Always Sunny's' Kaitlin Olson Pregnant With Her Second Child

October 27th, 2011 2:38pm EDT
Kaitlin Olson
Married It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are expecting their second child.

The actress gave birth to the couple's son, Axel Lee, last year and now the star is pregnant with another boy.

She jokes to People.com, "We're having a boy! We're so happy that Axel gets to have a brother so close in age. And that I get to add another set of balls to my very, very male world. We found out I was pregnant during my mom's birthday weekend in Ojai (California)."

"I was instantly so proud of this baby for already knowing how to make someone else's special d...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Storm of the Century'

October 21st, 2011 9:11am EDT
Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson and Charlie Day in
Although it's not on the same level as the first few episodes of this season, the latest episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is definitely a step up from the meh-ness of last week's "Frank's Brother."

In "The Storm of the Century," we get to see how each member of the gang reacts to a potential crisis—in this case, the kind of media-hyped storm that drives people with perfectly normal digestive systems to run out and stock up on a year's supply of toilet paper.

It's revealed that Paddy's basement is equipped with a bunker, which Dee insisted upon prior to Y2K (the "robopocay...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank's Brother'

October 14th, 2011 1:50pm EDT
Danny DeVito in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It seems that after the frenzied hilarity of the first three episodes and last week’s rather dark turn, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is taking a breather with a rather lackluster decade-spanning flashback fantasy. But given that this season has been strong right out of the gate, that’s perfectly OK.

Much like the other fantasy ep, “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” “Frank’s Brother” probably won’t end up on a lot of “best of” lists nor does it really warrant repeated viewings. Still, it’s not without its charm. However, most of that charm doesn’t come from any of the main charac...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Sweet Dee Gets Audited'

October 7th, 2011 10:31am EDT
Kaitlin Olson in
In its fourth episode, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" takes a quick meta-moment to acknowledge to the audience that it's really pushing the envelope this year. It seems a bit odd (and maybe a little late) to make that acknowledgement on a show that's always tested the boundaries of good taste. So what is the gang doing now that warrants poking a hole in the fourth wall? Oh, just throwing a baby funeral. That it's fake doesn't make it any less uncomfortable.

The not-really-dead baby in question is the one Dee gave birth to last season, and the one she's claimed (and intends to contin...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties'

September 30th, 2011 8:04am EDT
Danny Devito in
This week, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" comes about as close as it ever will to producing a "Cable in the Classroom" lesson. Hopefully, everyone involved with "Toddlers and Tiaras" and idiot stage moms everywhere were paying attention to "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties," because there will be a test later.

As I've mentioned in my previous recaps, the action so far on this season of Sunny has been frenzied. The first two episodes split the gang into groups of three, causing a LOT of story to get jammed into a mere half hour show. (Not that the rapid-fire hilarity hasn't been fun, ...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Goes To The Jersey Shore

September 23rd, 2011 10:15am EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Just like you can't always judge a book by its cover, you can't always judge a "Sunny" episode by its title. If anyone was worried that this week's installment would be a lackluster half hour filled with little more than orange skin and Snooki jokes, those fears were allayed by a barrage of images much more disturbing than the "Jersey Shore"'s STD-infested hot tub.

Last week, I mentioned that the premiere felt a little too all over the place. The same can be said for this week's episode, but for some reason, the more randomness that was introduced and the more things spiraled out of cont...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: Frank's Pretty Woman

September 16th, 2011 8:50am EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Frank's Pretty Woman
When we last saw the Paddy's gang, they were witnessing the miracle of birth. When we caught up with them last night, they were dumping a dead hooker in the hallway. Ah, the circle of life.

If last season's baby-centric finale left anyone with a slightly sweet feeling, Season 7 quickly veers us back into sour territory, as "Sunny" pulls out all the sick and twisted stops that we've come to expect. Things get rolling when Frank, always striving to prove himself as the most disgusting member of the group, reveals that he has big plans for his hooker girlfriend Roxy (Alanna Ubach): "I'm gon...
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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Rescue Me' And 'Always Sunny'

August 8th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Rescue Me
After spending some time with FOX, my TCA (Television Critics Association) blog comes to an end with a look at sister network FX, which brought to Beverly Hills four returning series and a new one. Not to mention one big moment that I may unfortunately never be able to get out of my brain.

Executive Session

Last time we talked about FX, I mentioned that I have a great deal of respect for network president John Landgraf. I was certainly happy to hear the announcement Saturday morning that Landgraf, who's been with FX for more than seven years, had renewed his contract for three more. He'...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Dee Gives Birth

December 10th, 2010 11:44am EST
The Gang and baby
This season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has had its ups and downs, but with last night’s finale, it ended on a high note.

When Dee goes into labor (right in the middle of Dennis and Mac’s investigation into why Frank and Charlie hang out in the sewer), the rest of the gang worries. Not about Dee’s or the baby’s well-being or anything dumb like that, of course. No, they start worrying about how the kid is going to mess up their lives. Hell, it’s still in Dee’s uterus and already it’s ruined the transmission in Dennis’s car and interrupted the “perfectly good sewer conversation....
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Stranded In The Woods

December 3rd, 2010 9:13am EST
Dee and Mac
After the lackluster “King of the Rats” episode, "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" bounced back beautifully with last night’s little tale of a road trip gone awry. Unlike in last season’s “The Gang Hits the Road,” the gang actually manages to make it out of Philly this time—and the change of scenery was just the breath of fresh air this somewhat uneven season needed.

Frank takes the very well-dressed gang on a trip to an Atlantic City casino, where—thanks to a very large donation—he’s scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an animal rights event. That charitable move doesn’t really mak...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap - Charlie Kelly: King Of The Rats

November 19th, 2010 1:36pm EST
Frank
So, I've been reading a lot of gushing around the Interwebs from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans who seem to think that this week's episode was hilarious, with some even going as far as calling it the best of the season. That kind of talk makes me feel like Charlie at the movie theater—I can't figure out which dimension I'm living in.

Being a "Charlie episode," I was really looking forward to this one, but I just didn't get it. While it had a good premise—Frank convinces the normally selfish gang to throw Charlie, burned out from a life of rat killing, a surprise birthday party—...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap - Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

November 12th, 2010 11:20am EST
Dennis and Mac in Lethal Weapon 5
Despite her name being featured in the title, no one will ever remember this half-hour of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as a "Dee episode." This one was all about Riggs and Murtaugh. Er, Dennis and Mac.

Maybe I was just too anxious to see the gang's production of "Lethal Weapon 5," but I felt like the first half of this ep dragged a bit. Dee and Charlie were still working at the school, with Dee subbing for the injured Dr. Meyers and Charlie relishing his role as janitor. There were some funny bits—all the kids calling Charlie "Professor," Charlie digging an orange out of the trash...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets A New Member

November 5th, 2010 9:28am EDT
The Gang Gets a New Member
I've been hotly anticipating SNL's Jason Sudeikis' guest turn on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for weeks now, and I'm happy to say that he didn't let me down. I get more jealous of January Jones by the day.

Sudeikis plays Schmitty, the long-forgotten fourth member of the Paddy's gang. (This was pre-Frank and, well, we all know that Dee doesn't count as far as the guys are concerned.) His memory is revived when the gang opens a time capsule that they buried ten years ago, which holds such valuables as a Korn CD, a DVD of The Cider House Rules and a picture of the gang with their old...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Who Got Dee Pregnant?

October 29th, 2010 9:07am EDT
Sweet Dee
On this week's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," Kaitlin Olson finally gets to stop hiding her belly behind big shirts, towels and such. Thank God. Although it probably hasn't been too difficult for her to conceal her condition. She's the skinniest pregnant chick I've ever seen.

The rest of the Sunny gang certainly hasn't noticed Sweet Dee's motherly glow. When they rag on her for eating too much and getting fat, she fires back: "I'm pregnant." The ever-observant Mac whines, "I feel like you say that all the time now," before reiterating that he doesn't care about her or what...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Mac's Mom Burns Her House Down

October 22nd, 2010 9:19am EDT
Rob McElhenny
Perhaps with the latest episode, the Sunny writers wanted to pay homage to Betty White's newfound superstardom and/or the deaths of the other Golden Girls over the last few years. I don't know. All I know is that when Season 6 of Sunny comes to DVD, I'll feel the same way about this ep as I do about Golden Girls overall—while it's amusing and has some really funny bits, it's not something I'll feel compelled to watch over and over.

Of course, I'm always happy to see Mac's mom, who, as the episode title suggests, is central to the plot. After Mrs. Mac falls asleep with a cigarette in her mo...
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