Top 10 It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Episodes

The Paddy's Pub gang's greatest moments.

It's Always Sunny Mac and Dennis Move to the Suburbs
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It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is just over a month away from its 13th season, an impressive lifespan for any television show, and has kept a consistent level of hilarity and exceptional character work for its entire run.

With the narcissistic and egotistical gang front and centre of Paddy's Pub, every episode is hilarious and pushes the envelope of what's acceptable in its own particular way, with the cast of characters each serving a role in the group dynamic to bring the comedic potential of the show to its side-splitting best.

It's a tough ask over the show's 12 seasons and 134 episodes to narrow it down to a mere top 10, but fortunately, the fandom has been discussing the best episodes of the show for years now, and there are stand out episodes by the bucketload to decide from.

Every episode has its own incredible gags and memorable moments, but the ones on this list stand out particularly for their place in pop culture history, their fantastic use of the show's deplorable central characters, and most importantly of all, their brilliant comedy.

10. The Gang Goes To A Water Park

It's Always Sunny Mac and Dennis Move to the Suburbs
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The most recent entry on this list comes from Season 12, and sees the gang spending the day at a water park. A relatively simple premise that, like all good Sunny episodes, descends into crude, vulgar, chaotic scenarios that bring out the best comedy from the cast of exceptionally awful characters.

With Mac and Sweet Dee trapped inside a waterslide with a group of children, Frank and Charlie pretending Frank has AIDS to cut in front of all the lines, and Dennis tutoring a young con artist, this episode crams a lot of gags in to its three scenarios and perfectly portrays all five of the key characters in this single episode.

As things escalate and eventually collide in the episode's final act, it's hard not to laugh until it hurts at the screams of the horrified children, and the disinterest of the lifeguards at such an explosion of terror. With stand-out cameos from Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as the two most unfazed lifeguards of all time, this episode is a perfect example of Sunny's humour, and how preserved their comedy has been over its 12 season run.

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