Always Sunny is back

Photoshop edit of the main characters of the FXX Netwroks show Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Photoshop edit of the main characters of the FXX Netwroks show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The popular comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has made its return for its ninth season this fall. The program has moved from its home on FX to their new station FXX, where it will be the channel’s primary comedy show.

The comedy show centers around a gang of five schemers, Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Dee, and Frank, who own an Irish bar in Philadelphia, Paddy’s Pub. The show tackles various issues in today’s world ranging from the issues of homelessness to writing their own musical.

The gang came into their ninth season on network television and opened up with an episode on gun control. Charlie and Mac, both of whom are mad that the idea of taking their rights away is being talked about in Washington, decide to prove their point that weapons are necessary for protection by taking a gun and saber to a school to “guard” it.

Meanwhile Dennis and Dee decide they are going to buy an assault rifle to prove that guns are too easy to purchase. As expected neither of the group’s plans goes how they planned and they eventually do complete 180s on their beliefs by the end of the episode.

This show is like nothing else on television. It’s a hard task to explain to people who have never seen it. The show is filled with dim-witted ideas and people yelling things they have no true understanding of.

“They’re a bunch of jerks doing jerk like things, but somehow its funny,” said Joe Middendorf.

The executive producers Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day created, write and also act as Mac, Dennis, and Charlie in the show.

All of these men are truly devoted to unorthodox versions of comedy. McElhenney for instance decided he was going to gain 50 pounds of fat for one season of the show. The season had no major plot points that demanded Mac to be extremely fat, but that’s just the type of people the actors/writers are.

“I’d never seen a show where the actors specifically tried to look worse as the show progressed, and I thought if there was ever going to be a show where that made sense it would be this,” said McElhenney.

Always Sunny has no fear to cross over lines that other shows won’t dare to go near. It’s not uncommon for the show to wander into rape once or twice a season. In fact, Dennis may or may not be a sociopath. Dennis is known to give a rapey sounding monologue every so often.

Another oddity of the show is the way Charlie and Frank live together. Frank may or may not be Charlie’s father (which is a subject that is particularly hard to explain) and the two sleep on the same pull out couch. Charlie is also known to huff glue on a semi regular basis.

“Charlie loves huffing glue, in my opinion that’s the most white trash way possible to get high, but its damn funny,” said Mark Mazza. Again, neither of these things are essential to the show but both of them give the avid fans the flare that is distinct to the show.

I can assure you that this show is like nothing you have ever watched before. If you’re looking for a new comedy to watch the show airs on FXX every Wednesday at 10 pm and the seasons one through seven are on Netflix instant streaming. It may seem weird at first, but trust me you will come to love it.