Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Blogging A to Z: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

To post on Tuesday 4/10/12

I initially confused It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Sonny With a Chance which is a Disney kids show and not at all like the very not-kids It's Always Sunny. OK, I can't believe I just admitted that. It's pretty embarrassing. The only similarity is the word sunny and even that's spelled different. I mean, look:

Moving on, It's Sunny is a little difficult to explain since the premise is so basic. A group of friends in Philadelphia run an Irish bar, hilarity ensues. You could say it's Cheers for the slacker generation, since none of these guys have their lives together and are overall a hot mess of immaturity and ineptitude. Often hilarious, sometimes irritatingly so, this show is pretty wacky, but later episodes solidify into a groove. You can catch this as new episodes air on FX, or reruns on Comedy Central and I hear WGN is running them now, too.

Why You Should Watch: I got my first glimpse of the show from a clip that went viral online with a cat in wearing "kitten mittens" to keep it from being so loud (cats + internet = success!) If your humor trends that way, you will like this show.

Factoid: The pilot episode is rumored to have cost only a few hundred bucks - or less - because it was filmed by handheld camera with all the actors working for free. Danny Devito was added to the cast in season 2 - and there's your Cheers connection!


  1. Never heard of this one! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  2. Another one I haven't heard of before :-)

  3. funny that you interchanged the two shows--they're so different from each other:)
    Happy A-Zing!

  4. I absolutely love It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia!!! Did you know Dee and Mac are married in real life?

  5. Yep... Another one I've never heard of.

  6. I'm abstractly familiar with Sunny but I've never heard of Sonny and I'm proud of that. Never been one to get down with Disney- not since back in the good ole Lizzie Macguire/ Even Stevens days (and yes, I was too old to be watching even then).

  7. I've not watched this show. May check it out.

    Nice to *meet* you today. :)

  8. Um...you had me at Irish pub :)

    Also, very impressed with your use of 'irritatingly', 'immaturity', and 'ineptitude' in your I-themed post. Well done :)

    I'm going back to check out that YouTube clip now.

  9. Hmm.. I've had several people tell me I should watch that show. Perhaps I will add it to the Netflix queue!
    Thanks for stopping by! And happy A-Z'ing :)

  10. Always Sunny is one of those shows that makes me wish I had more time to spend on television. I was introduced to it a few years ago when a friend of mine asked me to send her a DVD of the show after she moved back to the UK. I've only seen a few episodes, but they've been hilarious!

    J.W. Alden


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