Every once in a while a show comes along that – for comedy’s sake – doesn’t hold anything back. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is one of those shows.
The FX comedy focuses on a group of “friends” that own a bar in Philadelphia who are constantly sabotaging, manipulating, and scheming to get what they want, regardless of the causalities Whether they’re serving under- aged kids alcohol for the good of society or pretending to have cancer to find love, The Gang are always up to something more hilarious than the week before.
As a result of, we feel it’s pretty safe to say that It’s Always Sunny is one of the funniest shows on TV. Here’s 10 reasons why.
Note: There are some very specific and spoilery details in this article, so do proceed with caution.
10. No Relationship Is Sacred
Everyone on this show has turned their back on just about everyone else at some point or another. Brother and sister battling, best friend versus best friend, father versus probably illegitimate son/roommate… and so on. Not only are relationships like this often completely undermined, but these relationships are constantly changing, even the genetic ones.
At the end of season two, after audiences have gone the entire season with Frank Reynolds in the group, Dennis and Dee’s mom reveals that Frank is in fact, not the twins’ biological father. Throughout the next few seasons, Dennis, Dee and Frank band together to scheme their real dad, Bruce Mathis.
Later in the series it’s revealed that Frank had a “thing” with Charlie’s mom a few years back and, even though she tried to have an abortion, it is very likely that Frank is Charlie’s dad. Even with all of these weird relationships, they are all constantly scheming at each other’s expense and only looking out for number one. Hilarious.
This article was first posted on February 11, 2013