“The Gang Makes a Newsletter”

Quote of the Week: “You ever see a grown woman take a dump in a sandbox?” – Bill Ponderosa, “Making Dennis Reynolds a Murder”

FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia somehow, someway continues to make brilliant, laugh out-loud comedy 12 years after its pilot.  The twelfth season premier was clocked as the highest watched show in FXX history. The following episode attracted more viewers and subsequently broke that record.

The show is under contract with FXX through Season 14, which would make it the longest running live-action sitcom in US television history.

Miss last week’s episode? 

“Hero or Hate Crime” is already an instant classic among Sunny fans. The episode focuses on the Gang trying to figure out who rightfully owns a lottery ticket that was found on the street. The only way to settle this argument is to hire a series of professional arbiters who can make the decision. Hilarity ensues, I promise. Plus, a major 12-season long running joke is finally put to bed the only way the Gang knows how: hilariously. Check out the official trailer:

Yeah, about last week… WARNING: Spoilers may follow. 

Sunny prides itself on being hilariously vulgar and pushing the limits as to what can be shown on cable TV to the ultimate extreme. Most of Sunny’s episodes have a deeper purpose rather than just to entertain. McElhenney (Mac), Glenn Howerton (Dennis), and Charlie Day (Charlie) often write the episodes with a particular satire.

Between ridiculing the gun-rights debate, abortion, underage drinking, Sunny has never been a show to back down from the issues. The A.V. Club reviewed the show’s latest installment and analyzed it through the frame of satirizing political correctness. It’s an honest and funny review of Sunny’s most profane episode to date.

Read Political correctness is life and death on a hilarious It’s Always Sunny on A.V. Club

Strippers, jugglers and Rickety Cricket?

Truth be told, I have not a damn clue about what this week’s episode is about. Watch the trailer for “PTSDee” yourself and see if you can figure it out. Charlie trying to pronounce Channing Tatum’s name and saying “charming taint-man” looks hilarious in itself. Why is Rickety Cricket a stripper now? Why does Charlie suggest that Dennis have sex with jugglers? Your guess is as good as mine.

Outside of Always Sunny

Members of the Gang are starting to branch out and work on other projects, seeing as though Sunny is reaching the end of its long run. Charlie Day is starring alongside Ice Cube in Fist Fight which hits theaters Feb. 17.

Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee Reynolds) is currently starring in the Fox sitcom The Mick where she plays the titular character of Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy who’s remarkably similar to her character of Sweet Dee in Sunny. In a Fox News Entertainment/GoshTV interview, Olson talks balancing two shows and separating two similar characters in two different shows.

Check out Olson’s interview here 

The Gang Makes a Newsletter is a weekly online publication which wraps up all things in the realm of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for the latest news from the show and the brilliant people behind it. 

Later, boners!” – Sweet Dee, “Dennis and Dee go on Welfare”

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