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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta Kills Someone Off

2/26/2015 12:29pm EST
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta
Is anyone else noticing that "It's Always Sunny's" title gags are starting to lose a little steam?

As solid as this season has been (astoundingly solid, considering how badly most shows sag once they hit the decade mark), that "Sunny" trademark of turning the episode title into a punchline has't been the same lately.

Episode titles like "Charlie Work" and "Psycho Pete Returns" just hang there. They describe the episode just fine, but there's no punch.

Remember how things were in the early seasons? Like when Dennis and Dee quit the bar to start new, super-successful dream jobs. Then, sec...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flanderized

2/19/2015 11:36am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flander
Ever heard of Flanderization? It's a real thing, birthed in the seedy time-suck that is

Essentially: the longer a TV show airs, the more likely its characters will become caricatures of their former selves. Specifically, a caricature of that character's biggest defining trait.

Ned Flanders (who went from gentle guy next door to ultra-conservative Christian loon) being the example that gives the trope its name.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is acutely aware of Flanderization. It'd have to be, as "The Gang Misses the Boat" is one long ode to a show that's since turned f...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Sunny' Delivers An Episode-Long, Absolutely Brilliant Porn Joke

2/12/2015 11:22am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Sunny' Delivers An E
An episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" where the Gang gets all government surveillance-y on everybody sounds pretty amusing.

But an episode like "The Gang Spies Like U.S.," which uses a surveillance gimmick to disguise that it's nothing but jokes about Asian porn? So much better.

That's what "Sunny" gave us last night. Mac and Dennis are fed up with the the Chinese fish factory that's apparently been across the street from Paddy's Pub forever.

They invite along Dee to do some spying, which sets off Frank and Charlie's alarms (because when does anyone invite Dee to do anything?...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Jews, Penis Jewelry, And Other Online Dating No-Nos

1/22/2015 9:59am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Jews, Penis Jewelry,
When it comes to online dating, which is the biggest faux pas?

Having your cock ring slip off mid-date? Sleeping with hordes of what could colloquially be referred to as "toad men?" Screaming that you're going to "rate" everyone in an upscale restaurant? It really sounds like "rape" if you scream it loud enough.

Well, we're not going to answer this great moral quandary. And neither is "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," even as "The Gang Group Dates" demonstrates just how badly the Gang can torpedo an online date.

Here's the situation: Dee introduces the Gang to a site called Bunchers, ...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Premiere Recap: Seriously, The Gang Should Be Dead Of Alcohol Poisoning

1/14/2015 10:22am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Premiere Recap: Seriously, T
That metallic crinkle-crinkle-crinkle noise you hear is the tenth season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," having arrived at last. And having waded through a waist-high sea of beer cans to get here.

The episode: "The Gang Beats Boggs." The situation: the Gang... beating Boggs. Specifically, the record set by former Boston Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs- drinking 50 beers on a single cross-country flight.

Or maybe 60. Or maybe 70. None of the gang is really clear on what the record is. According to some sources, it's 64.

So "The Gang Beats Boggs" is a kind of semi-bottle episode (...

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

10/17/2013 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: Mac Day

10/3/2013 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap -- Gun Fever Too: Still Hot

9/12/2013 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...

'Pacific Rim' Premiere Pics: A Leggy Rinko Kikuchi, Scruffy Charlie Hunnam & More!

7/10/2013 12:00pm EDT
Rinko Kikuchi
Several celebrities attended the "Pacific Rim" premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday. Rinko Kikuchi, above, wore a slinky black embroidered dress that showed off her legs.

Not familiar with the Japanese actress? She received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role in the 2006 film "Babel."

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam also attended the premiere, looking dapper in a black suit with his hair slicked back and a short beard.

During a press tour for the film, the actor admitted he smacked Kikuchi's stuntwoman in the face during a fight scene, giving her a black eye three d...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Recycles Their Trash'

10/19/2012 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...

TV's Most Hilarious Ladies

10/13/2012 5:00pm EDT
This season’s hit comedies seem to be funnier than ever, and we think it is due to all the entertaining ladies who capture the audience’s attention, have us falling off our seats laughing and keep us tuning in each week for more. Here’s our list of the biggest riots on TV:

Eliza Coupe may not be as recognizable as most of the other ladies on our list but once you see her on Happy Endings, you will never forget her face. The New Hampshire native plays Jane, the hilarious older sister of Elisha Cuthbert and wife of Damon Wayans Jr. who is a tad neurotic but loveable all the same. You may rec...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Stars Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney Welcome Second Son

4/5/2012 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.

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge'

12/16/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion'

12/9/2011 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...

Kings Of Leon Members To Cameo On 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

12/8/2011 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 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,...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Thunder Gun Express'

12/2/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'How Mac Got Fat'

11/18/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Trapped'

11/11/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The ANTI-Social Network'

11/4/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Chardee MacDennis: The Game Of Games'

10/28/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Storm of the Century'

10/21/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank's Brother'

10/14/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Sweet Dee Gets Audited'

10/7/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties'

9/30/2011 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, ...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Goes To The Jersey Shore

9/23/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: Frank's Pretty Woman

9/16/2011 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Dee Gives Birth

12/10/2010 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....

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Stranded In The Woods

12/3/2010 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...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap - Charlie Kelly: King Of The Rats

11/19/2010 1:36pm EST
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—...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap - Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

11/12/2010 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...