I know I'm late to the show but have been watching it in syndication on Conedy Central and local programming and love it. All of the main characters are despicable and the situations are so wrong and so politically incorrect but so funny. Anyone else like the show? What are your favorite episodes?
I watch "Sunny/Philadelphia" sporadically since I'm so caught up in all things political these days. However, I think the show is hysterical. The characters often despicable and rotten, but they're so good at it.
I don't really have a favorite episode since I don't watch it enough, but it's a hell of a lot better than most shows on the air. Very funny.
Love the show and would eagerly sleep with all three of the guys. (But I haven't seen the ones where Mac was fat. Is he back to a more normal weight now?)
Rob Mcelhenney is reason enough to watch, even when put on weight!
I LOOVE Dennis's hairiness.
Come to think of it, all three of them are hairy, aren't they? Delicious.
Watched the first 3 seasons and liked it, but now that I don't have a lot of TV time, it's not a "must watch".
On Comedy Central tonight, they had "The Gang Sells Out" and they take a corporate guy who wants to buy the bar to a strip club where he announces he's gay. Dennis, Mac and Frank then spend a few minutes debating twinks and bears, tops and power bottoms.
I'm just discovering it in syndication, and I enjoy it, but I can only take it in small doses, maybe one episode per week. Not sure why.
Why did Mac gain weight in the later series, was it because the actor was doing something else or did he just get fat? It's funny because Mac always talked about going to the gym and working out, being ripped, etc and he looked out of shape.
I prefer him as a slightly pudgy bear of a guy. I'd love to fuck Charlie day too
There is an episode that explains why Mac got fat. I think he looked kinda sexy even when heavy.
I nearly broke my spleen laughing at Mac's real name.
[quote]Why did Mac gain weight in the later series, was it because the actor was doing something else or did he just get fat?
He gained the weight because he believed that he'd be funnier with more weight. No, really.
Oh and he gained the weight when his wife got pregnant. Probably eating along with her and being terrified to have a kid, that's going to put on weight quickly.
Love these sentences from Wikipedia:
"Despite their lack of worldly success, the Gang generally maintain high opinions of themselves and display an often obsessive interest in their own reputations and public images. Despite this high sense of self worth, the Gang often have little sense of shame when attempting to get what they want and will often engage in activities which others would find humiliating, disgusting, or even preposterous, such as smoking crack cocaine in order to qualify for welfare, seducing a priest, or hiding naked inside a leather couch in order to spy on someone."
Favorite? This one: smoking crack cocaine in order to qualify for welfare
I love that episode R15.
And the real reason Mac gained weight is the actor thought it made more sense. Most people in sitcoms start looking better as the show goes on which annoys him, it makes far more sense, especially with characters like these that they start looking worse as time goes on.
And yes I think this show is quite hilarious. The episode this past season where they break into that house was gold, I laughed so hard.
Another vote for "Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare" as a favorite episode. My other favorite is "The Gang Gives Back."
R6, I think in "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis," Mac and Dennis pose as a gay couple and argue over whether one of them is the power bottom or power top.
I'd suck both of their cocks
For pure comedy gold see:
THE NIGHTMAN COMETH
WHO POOPED THE BED
CHARLIE GETS MOLESTED
FRANK'S PRETTY WOMAN
[quote]such as smoking crack cocaine in order to qualify for welfare
My favorite episode as well. So wrong, but so funny.
Smoking w/my sistah...literally
Is it "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie that Dee and Dennis are loudly singing/screaming when they're sitting on the stoop drinking 40s and high on crack? That scene is hilarious.
The best part of "Charlie Gets Molested" is when Mac gets upset because their old coach never molested him when he was younger and then goes to the guy's house, pulling up his shorts as high as they can go and sitting on the couch, spreading his leg.
Favorite episodes are "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention," "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," "Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person," and "Who got Dee Pregnant?"
I love anything with Artemis in it.
Am I the only one who thinks the show has a British feel to it? There have been a few sitcoms from England featuring main characters who have less than likeable personalities and situations which make you cringe. I could see the show doing well overseas (if it hasn't already).
The City of Philly is probably then very British, lots about it that is fundamentally unlikeable, and despite that it is entertaining
You want the baby boy's hole
You gotta pay the troll toll
Another thing I like about the show are the incidental characters like the woman at the "welfare store," the desk officer in "Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City," the bank employee that the guys strip for in one episode, etc. They play their small parts perfectly, usually outraged and/or bewildered by the crazy characters.
Great show and will be seen as more and more influential as times goes on...
"Time Capsule, Time Capsule... butt, butt butt!"
Love how Dee and Mac are married in real life and on the show they have no romantic chemistry.
One of my favorite episodes is the trip to the Grand Canton when they never get out of Philly and Dee tosses the contents of her urine jar out the window and it just goes in the back window and goes all over Mac.
Mac getting a boner while humping Dennis in "The Nightman Cometh"...
There's apparently an episode of "Taxi" with a scene between DeVito and Rhea Perlman and the music in the background happens to the be the theme song to "Sunny."
"Frank's Pretty Woman" is my favorite. I actually have it saved on my dvr. Everyone on that episode is great, especially Alanna Unbach (LEGALLY BLONDE) as the hooker, Roxie. ("Ooh. This is tighter than dick skin.")
"Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender" is also funny because Dennis (Glenn Howerton) plays a double role and he's plays a real sick puppy. Glenn Howerton and I grew up in the same town and I remember seeing him as a child actor in some local theater productions, so its kind of weird seeing him now on THAT show of all shows.
I used to watch it for awhile but sort of lost interest in the show.
Sure, Rob is cute, even if he did put on a little weight.
The downfall of Rickety Cricket season by season is one of the worst/most hilarious things about the show.
I'm a faithful watcher, but the show is hit or miss. Some excellent hilarious episodes and scenes, then some average on uninteresting.
Among my favorite scenes in the one in lawyer's office when he's reading the will of Dennis and Dee's Mom (Frank's ex). The shit they give the lawyer - who repeats he's just reading the will - is too funny.
I love that Miss Yvonne is Charlie's mother.
And that Mac's mom looks like a real, downtrodden, lower-class mom.
I love the cover of "going back to Cali" -going back to Philly, that they did
R40, Mac's mom was also on BIG LOVE as that creepy Selma transgender character.
You gotta pay the troll toll if you want the boy's hole.
Also the Christmas special is pretty special. And horrific in a great way.
"Charlie, I'm afraid. That dog is going to eat my face." Don't know why that one line sticks in my mind.
Charlie could eat my face any Day
I don't want a dog to eat my face Charlie!!
The blanket will make the raping feel more classy.
When I first started watching, I kinda assumed Dennis would be the most level-headed.
Turns out he's the biggest sociopath of them all. Glenn Howerton does such a good job, especially when Dennis gets the scary eyes about talking about the rules of sex with owmen at sea.
Speaking about how much of a sociopath Dennis can be reminds me of the scene in "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty Magoo" where he gets mad that Dee's old friend won't buy his designs, which he blames on fat or ugly models, and he says in a mirror something like "There's only thing to do" and then he starts applying lipstick.
I just recently discovered it, too, and I love it. Very funny show!
The undercurrent of gayness/homoeroticism that runs through many of the guys' interactions is one of the funniest things about it.
Comedy Central just aired the episode where Paddy's gets turned into a gay bar. It's funny when the gang doesn't realize it with everything that's going on (e.g. no women at the bar, Dennis making much more bar tips than Dee)
^^ "The Gang Gets Racist". I love how Dennis, upon learning the bar has turned into a gay hot spot, is seen wearing a wife-beater/muscle shirt in the next scene where he's bartending. There's also a nice scene of him shirtless in bed. "How's that ass doing?"
New season starting?
I haven't seen any promotion for a season premier, but my DVR thinks there is a new episode tonight.
There is indeed a season premiere tonight.
"Goddammit," says Dee.
I like the one where they make a terrorist video.
I hate musicals with a passion, but was howling at the musical episode, "The Nightman Cometh: Inside the Boy's Hole."
I liked the pre Danny DeVito episodes best.
I love that a nearly unrecognizable Miss Yvonne is Charlie's mom.
Looks like Mac lost the weight as well. His overall body may never recover entirely.
r63, I love Charlie's mom. And Mac's mom - she seriously could be my next door neighbor (I live in South Philly).
Looking forward to tonight, but not getting my hopes up. Last season wasn't so great.
I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to meet you some day. It would be great to have a catch. I know I can't throw as fast as you, but I think you would be impressed with my speed. I love your hair. You run fast. Do you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about and more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did, and I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I am sure our relationship would be a real home run.
It's the perfect show to watch in syndication when you happen to run across it. And right now, you can usually find it sometime everyday. I find it laugh-out-loud funny a lot of the time, but some of it can become tiresome.
I don't think I'd purchase the DVDs and watch the whole series front to end though.
I find the show very hit or miss, but the good ones are great.
I love the Nightman Cometh, Who Pooped the Bed, the crack cocaine one and the dead hooker one.
bumping for the new season
I love when they sing "More Than Words" in the Gang goes Jihad and when Dee sings "Runaway Train" in The Gang Hits the Road.
For R70...I love when Charlie starts in in his falsetto.
My favorite episodes was when they went to Atlantic City. Highlights were the homeless guys fucking under the boardwalk, Dee and Dennis accidentally swept up in a heist; smoking crack; and a terrifying, scalp-tearing freefall at the amusement park.
The gang gets crippled, Dee & Denis smoke crack my top 2.
"Politics is just one big ass blast."
Loved Mac imitating politics as fist-fucking.
[quote] And Mac's mom - she seriously could be my next door neighbor (I live in South Philly)
YUP! me too
"The Gang Recycles Their Trash"
Funny episode this week, and loaded with inside jokes for regular watchers.
I was happy to learn the difference between twinks, twonks, and twanks.
Loved when Mac leaned in to kiss Dennis. They've been playing around with Mac's sexuality for some time.
Your mother is a dirty whoore.
"She had no lips but her mouth was still very much in play."
The one where Charlie and Dee think they are cannibals ("You don't have the hunger!") is piss your pants funny. The incestuous McPoyles are always good too.
The only episode last season that was funny was the one on the Jersey shore. The show was great in it's day.
"Call Me Fitz" now holds the title for moral bankruptcy and social incorrectness.
Is it always sunny in Philadelphia?
Fuck no, r82!
In how many episodes has Dennis removed his shirt?
Not enough of them, r84.
Rob Mcelhenney has a HUGE penis!!!!!!!!!!!
C'mon Rob, you misspelled your own name!
On that note they have been playing up Mac's closeted same sex attractions a lot this season. It has been pretty funny. Overall I'd say this season has been up there with the shows strongest. Impressive they have managed to keep it funny.
Best episode is the two-parter where Dennis is a prostitute, Mac tries to join the mafia, and Charlie becomes a horse racing jockey ("I love you Peter Nincompoop!")
Dennis is so fucking hot.
[quote]On that note they have been playing up Mac's closeted same sex attractions a lot this season. It has been pretty funny. ...
In the most recent episode, Dennis tries to bribe a waitress and sticks a twenty-dollar bill down her blouse. In return, Dennis takes a smaller bill and sticks it into a waiter's pants pocket, really reaching into it.
^^ In return, MAC takes a smaller bill and sticks it into a waiter's pants pocket, really reaching into it.
The best was during the one where they get analyzed (which I thought was a great episode period) Mac complains about the pen looking like a penis then can't stop playing with it and then putting it in his mouth.
Plus his impulsively going to kiss Dennis in the recycles the trash ep, wanting to naked oil wrestle the guy in the one with the rich douchebags. They've gotten more and more blatant with the hints.
Anyway, glad there are some other fans here, I think it is a great show that is still going strong and makes me laugh damn hard.
I was a die hard fan for years, but have only seen a couple episodes this season. Anyone ever seen the Christmas episode?
Comedy Central re-aired the Christmas special just a week or so ago. Why they didn't air it on Christmas, I don't know.
I keep waiting for Dennis and Mac to make out.
i want to see dennis fuck mac's holes and i want close ups!
I wonder if Mac and Dennis ever spit roast tricks in their bachelor pad...
The Christmas episode airs on Comedy Central at 9pm on Christmas Eve. If you haven't seen it, please try to catch it.
I've noticed they also been more blatant with the hints about Dennis' sociopathic tendencies.
I JUST came to this show and just watched the whole first season. Living in Philly makes a gas to see all the locations used in shoots. terrible black comedy, but wonderfully true to the source.
Dennis is by far the most level headed but his vanity surpercedes it. Also I never thougnt about the lack of chemistry b/t Mac and Dee even though they're married in real life. Charlie and the waitress don't have much either.
Last season was really funny
R100, weird couples, but it's a weird show
[quote]Charlie and the waitress don't have much either.
Aren't they also married IRL?
[quote]Dennis is by far the most level headed but his vanity surpercedes it.[/quote]
Dennis can appear normal but dude is a narcissistic sociopath, this becomes very clear in the later seasons. He is my favorite character but c'mon.
Mac is probably the most "normal" person in a way.
Funniest fucking thing on television.
What is the deal with Mac's weight gain?
I always thought he had a nice, tight body. I saw an episode last night and he was real fat and bloated. How is this explained in the story arc?
Dennis has a decent body though.
It mainly came about because Rob McElhenney the guy that plays Mac was always annoyed that as you watch sitcoms the characters tend to become more attractive as time goes on. He thought it was more realistic, especially given these characters that they should be looking worse as time goes on so he wanted to gain some weight.
It was explained in show that Mac thought he was putting on lots of muscle mass even though it was fat. He lost the weight in the most recent season, a lot of it due because it affected his real life including his marriage to Kaitlin Olson who plays Dee.
I like how Mac's gay tendencies have been surfacing in the past few episodes.
[quote]How is this explained in the story arc?
he literally gained fifty pounds because he'd thought it would be funny.
I liked the episode where Charlie and Mac's mothers were pulling some kind of scam to make money and at the end, Charlie says "Mom, where did you learn to do this stuff?" to which she exclaims "From you! I learned it from watching you!" I laughed out loud because it reminded me of an old public service announcement. The show often throws in obscure references like that.
Mac getting fat was explained in an episode. The bar became inexplicably popular, so the Gang decided they wanted to both be lazy but not upset the dynamic of whatever had made them "tip", so they decided they would hire "avatars" to work there who would essentially be their doubles, preserve whatever magic was working, and let them be lazy and enjoy success.
Mac, of course, decided that his avatar would be an incredibly built, beefy muscle guy. When the others rightly pointed out that the guy was easily 50 pounds of solid muscle more than Mac, he decided to "bulk up" so he could hire the muscular avatar to keep the bar successful and also not have to work. The bar quickly stopped being successful but Mac just kept bulking up, until months later he was fat and gross and everybody but him had long forgotten about the avatar idea.
I LOVE the Xmas special!!
The Gang goes Swedish...
‘Always Sunny’ Artfully Teases New Season (EXCLUSIVE)
Can't wait for the new season. Tired of reruns on Comedy Central.
I'm hoping this season is the last. I felt it was starting to slip in Season 7. I want them to go out on a semi-high.
There's only so many times Dee can say, "Godammit!!" and DeVito can say, "Hooooors!"
I'm confused about the new season. The debut is September 2nd, but the show has been shipped off of FX Network to the newly created FXX Network.
I have no idea if my cable system will even carry the FXX Network. Frankly I'd never heard that it was being created until the announcement about the new season of Sunny. Apparently the Fox Soccer Channel (?) is going to drop the sports programming to become FXX and start showing some of the FX shows.
Maybe the soccer stuff will be on the new Fox Sports 1 (which I have heard about because Regis Philbin has been promoting his show that will be on their schedule).
Will Sunny also be shown on the original FX channel? As reruns? At all?
Today I just saw the new FXX channel on my lineup. It was Fox Soccer Channel last week so I'm guessing it must have changed on Sept. 1st.
At least I know that I have the channel for the Sunny premiere this Wednesday.
This is one of my favorite shows, but I was kind of late to watching it, too. You can watch the first 7 seasons on NetFlix, but you can also download all the seasons through torrent sites. I just have season 9 left to watch, and the new one on FXX starts soon. I found out that I actually get this new FXX channel so that is good.
Looking forward to having this show back on. I have no idea if my provider offers FXX but I've never watched Sunny live anyway. Yay the internet.
You can go to the FXX website and click on the "Find Your FXX / channel Finder" button to see if it's available in your area. You'll need to know to zip code and television / cable provider.
Hopefully everybody that DVRs the show realizes that they need to change their programming to catch it on the new channel.
OMG, there's more!?!
(Plots to steal someone else's cable by becoming a crack whore and robbing an antiques shoppe on Chestnut Street!)
I caught the end of one where the guy was in bed with another guy and then a black guy came out of the shower and slapped the other guys ass. I do not know the show or characters. I'd like to know the name of the episode if anyone knows.
R125, that is the very first episode of the show, called "The Gang Gets Racist". It's a really funny episode, where they turn the bar into a gay bar.
Dennis, Charlie or Mac? I fantasize about all three of them. Somehow though I don't think those actors would find it amusing that all us gays are having sexual fantasies about them.
I think it is pretty the guys who run the show aren't homophobic at all. Which I appreciate, sometimes with a bunch of guys doing humor you frustratingly get a lot of those undercurrents thrown in there.
And definitely Dennis, he is also just my favorite character I think Glenn Howerton does amazing in the role.
Frank would call us at DL a bunch of "hooooooorrrrs."
My favorite is the episode when Dee tosses the contents of her pee jar out the car window and they end up going all over Mac.
The hinting at Mac's latent gayness always kills me.
The episode where Charlie stages his musical and Mac as the Nightman dry humps Dennis is genius. It gets surprisingly sexual, not that I minded.
"you gotta pay the troll toll if you wanna get in this boy's hole..."
Went to youtube to search for clips and found one of Charlie singing his original song, "Nightman" which at first seems to be about a man raping him, but then becomes clear that it's actually about consensual gay sex.
My cable company (U-verse) just moved FXX so that it's next to FX on the dial/guide.
So much easier to remember it exists now that it's not sandwiched in with the sports channels anymore.
"Where do I jizz?"
Caught an episode here and there. Have yet to even giggle.
Huge Sunny fan here, but I got through 10 minutes of one of the new episodes and did not laugh.
Sometimes the characters do things they should get arrested for on the spot, yet they don't.
I think the show has lost a lot of what it had, but I did like last week's episode about wanting to win an Emmy, I mean the best bar award.
thanks for that, r145.
I liked that episode too. But I hadn't made the connection to their disappointment with never getting a 'Best Bar' nomination as really being about Emmy recognition.
Now that you point it out, I like it even more. I'm not sure why I missed that when watching. The attached Time Magazine is about that slight.
The Gang Tries Desperately To Win An Award
I appreciate their explanation of the gay spectrum, "everyone's a little bit gay." At least they don't shy away from that.
And the last episoe was pretty smart, especially the lampooning of so many other cookie cutter sitcoms (The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, etc.) in the guise of the other bar. The bright colors, predictable storylines, token black friend. I thought it was hilarious.
Sean William Scott guest stars in the latest episode.
I wish Country Mac hadn't died and could have been a regular character. He's more bad ass than Paddy Mac, and less closeted.
I think last nights and "The Gang Tries to Win an Award" were the two strong ones in this season so far which overall I don't think is quite as good as last season was.
But yeah it was cool see Sean William Scott guest-starring and he did a great job. And cool that the show finally just went ahead and confirmed that Mac is gay.
Mac is gay alright, gay for Chase Utley!
Classic It's Always Sunny... clip (featuring the former Mr. Tiffani Amber-Thiessen).
"And cool that the show finally just went ahead and confirmed that Mac is gay."
r152, can you summarize how it confirmed this? (I'm interested but I don't actually care enough to watch the episode. Would definitely lick Mac's shitter though, fat or thin.)
the video posted shows that Mac's idea of Heaven is REALLY muscular oiled up studs are archangels and God Himself is a bearded muscle stud-muffin.
Really R156? It's all of 20 minutes and it is a funny episode. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
I liked how "Mac Day" opened with the entire gang sitting around in shirts either the sleeves cut off.
In "Mac Day", it was mentioned by the gang that during the five hours Mac preached about the evils of homosexuality, he had a boner the entire time.
I would too!
Any surprise that Mac's version of Heaven has only hunky shirtless angels and a buff shirtless God?
Mac is a closet homo
And Josh Groban as himself.
Dennis is so fucking hot.
CHarlie is my man
I would love to rim Mac's hole.
King of the rats!
I would marry Charlie Day
I get to marry him first
Last episode had an appearance by Burn Gorman, best known for "Torchwood" but who was also in the movie "Pacific Rim" with Charlie Day
Rob McElhenney looks Asianish.
He looks fuckable
Mac was obviously taking over the director chair in that homoerotic sequence from Lethal Weapon 6.
He cast 2 hot bodied guys to play shirtless volleyball and then made sure to include gratuitous ass shots in the showers for the following scene.
His ass double was a most impressive choice.
I love Charlie Day with his Danish, blonde-wigged villain look. It's so funny because he takes it so seriously.
I want to see some full penetration in Mac. Preferably by country Mac. So hot.
IRL Rob McElhenney (Mac) was raised in part by his two gay Moms.