History Awesome / ItsAlwaysSunnyinPhiladelphia

16th Aug '17 10:40:24 PM Gravidef
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* Another meta example: In the first season, Dee was pretty much TheStraightMan than the rest of the Gang and often served as [[WomenAreWiser the voice of reason]] when they did ridiculous things. But Kaitlin Olson, who plays Dee, was GenreSavvy enough to know that this made her character far less funny than the rest of the group. Olson actively campaigned to make Dee just as horrible as Charlie, Mac, and Dennis; the writers listened and, in the second season onward, made her character equally (or perhaps more!) selfish, cruel, and prone to breaking the law. It's made her character a pathetic mess, but it's awesome that Olson was willing to play TheUnfavorite to make sure that her character could be funny. And it works.

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* Another meta example: In the first season, Dee was pretty much TheStraightMan than the rest of the Gang and often served as [[WomenAreWiser the voice of reason]] when they did ridiculous things. But Kaitlin Olson, who plays Dee, was GenreSavvy enough to know that this made her character far less funny than the rest of the group. Olson actively campaigned to make Dee just as horrible as Charlie, Mac, and Dennis; the writers listened and, in the second season onward, made her character equally (or perhaps more!) selfish, cruel, and prone to breaking the law. It's made her character a pathetic mess, but it's awesome that Olson was willing to play TheUnfavorite to make sure that her character Dee could be funny. And it works.


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* In another meta-example, the show (despite being a sleeper hit and airing on a non-major cable network) was funny enough to attract the attention of writers from another television series, who asked if they could write an episode. The result--"Flowers for Charlie"--is hilarious, and remembered as one of the best in the show. But who were the writers that the irreverent program managed to wow into briefly joining the creative team? The showrunners behind a little series called ''Series/GameOfThrones.'' That's right--one of the biggest-budget, highest-ratings-getting shows in television history took the time to write an episode of ''It's Always Sunny.'' Say what you will about the humor, but ANY writers who can do that deserve major kudos.
16th Aug '17 10:33:21 PM Gravidef
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* Meta example: Creator/DannyDeVito joining the show a season in, working with actors 30 years younger than him and managing to become a vital part of the show. Have respect idiots, the man is a goddamn legend.

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** An additional moment: throughout the first half of the episode, the Gang ignores Charlie as he runs around in a panic, more interested in their own scheme than helping him. When Dennis remarks that Charlie doesn't even know what "the plan" is, Charlie ''instantly'' details the entirety of the ridiculous idea, breaking down each step and pointing out the flaws that will inevitably cause it to fail. He then delivers a [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness focused, intense speech]] which makes it clear that they're going to pass inspection, no matter what. This is the same Charlie who once risked the entire bar by misreading "prize" as "pride" and can't control himself around cheese--but he is ''not'' missing out on a perfect score. The change is staggering--and awesome.
* Meta example: Creator/DannyDeVito joining the show a season in, working with actors 30 years younger than him and managing to become a vital part of the show. cast. Have respect idiots, the man is a goddamn legend.legend.
* Another meta example: In the first season, Dee was pretty much TheStraightMan than the rest of the Gang and often served as [[WomenAreWiser the voice of reason]] when they did ridiculous things. But Kaitlin Olson, who plays Dee, was GenreSavvy enough to know that this made her character far less funny than the rest of the group. Olson actively campaigned to make Dee just as horrible as Charlie, Mac, and Dennis; the writers listened and, in the second season onward, made her character equally (or perhaps more!) selfish, cruel, and prone to breaking the law. It's made her character a pathetic mess, but it's awesome that Olson was willing to play TheUnfavorite to make sure that her character could be funny. And it works.



** Given the things the gang has done its a miracle any of them haven't been arrested for their actions.

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** Given the things the gang has done its it's a miracle any of them haven't been arrested for their actions.



* In "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore," Dennis and Dee end up doing angel dust with a bunch of violent thugs and get stuck with them during a wild crime spree, including robbing a liquor store, getting shot by said liquor store's owner, going to a back-alley doctor to fix the wound, and [[CrossesTheLineTwice killing the doctor]] to prevent him from talking. The two are pretty much terrified witnesses the entire time, until the leader of the thugs forces them, at gunpoint, to dig a grave on the beach for the surgeon. In the middle of digging, though, Dee grabs some sand and ''hurls it in the leader's face'', blinding him and allowing her and Dennis to escape. Considering that she was high out of her mind and facing certain death, that took major guts.

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* In "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore," Dennis and Dee end up doing angel dust with a bunch of violent thugs and get stuck with them during a wild crime spree, including robbing a liquor store, laundromat, getting shot by said liquor store's laundromat's owner, going to a back-alley doctor to fix the wound, and [[CrossesTheLineTwice killing the doctor]] to prevent him from talking. The two are pretty much terrified witnesses the entire time, until the leader of the thugs forces them, at gunpoint, to dig a grave on the beach for the surgeon. In the middle of digging, though, Dee grabs some sand and ''hurls it in the leader's face'', blinding him and allowing her and Dennis to escape. Considering that she was high out of her mind and facing certain death, that took major guts.
16th Aug '17 1:36:10 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* "Being Frank" has Frank getting Dennis' car out of impound, and he didn't even know that's what the plan was.

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* "Being Frank" has Frank getting Dennis' car out of impound, and [[AccidentalHero he didn't even know that's what the plan was.]]
3rd Jul '17 2:16:59 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* "Being Frank" has Frank getting Dennis' car out of impound, and he didn't even know that's what the plan was.
-->'''Frank''': (thinking) Think of something cool to say.
-->'''Frank''': (out loud) Anybody need a ride?
29th May '17 8:59:21 PM Gravidef
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* In "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore," Dennis and Dee end up doing angel dust with a bunch of violent thugs and get stuck with them during a wild crime spree, including robbing a liquor store, getting shot by said liquor store's owner, going to a back-alley doctor to fix the wound, and [[CrossesTheLineTwice killing the doctor]] to prevent him from talking. The two are pretty much terrified witnesses the entire time, until the leader of the thugs forces them, at gunpoint, to dig a grave on the beach for the surgeon. In the middle of digging, though, Dee grabs some sand and ''hurls it in the leader's face'', blinding him and allowing her and Dennis to escape. Considering that she was high out of her mind and facing certain death, that took major guts.
28th May '17 10:03:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In a later episode, Charlie does this again, but Dennis proves to be GenreSavvy and realizes Charlie would pull this, and has the brakes fixed.

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** In a later episode, Charlie does this again, but Dennis proves to be GenreSavvy and realizes Charlie would pull this, and has the brakes fixed.
31st Mar '17 3:30:10 PM BobSaget9
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* In "Reynolds vs Reynolds: The Cereal Defense", Mac manages to convince Charlie and Dee that evolution isn't real.

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* In "Reynolds vs Reynolds: The Cereal Defense", Mac manages to convince Charlie Charlie, Frank and Dee that evolution isn't real.
23rd Mar '17 8:25:45 PM BobSaget9
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** Dennis has a moment of maturity and [[spoiler:decides to leave for California to be his illegitimate child's father]].

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** Dennis has a moment of maturity and [[spoiler:decides to leave for California North Dakota to be his illegitimate child's father]].
23rd Mar '17 8:25:09 PM BobSaget9
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* "Dennis' Double Life": Charlie [[spoiler: BANGS THE WAITRESS]]

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* "Dennis' Double Life": Charlie [[spoiler: BANGS THE WAITRESS]]WAITRESS]].
** Dennis has a moment of maturity and [[spoiler:decides to leave for California to be his illegitimate child's father]].
*** If you are among the viewers who [[BrokenBase don't like this turn of events]], a cathartic moment follows soon after with [[spoiler:the remaining Gang firing Dennis' RPG, blowing up the Land Rover in the process]].
13th Mar '17 7:44:56 PM TheUnknownUploader
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