History Series / ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia

5th Sep '17 10:47:54 AM SuperLurkerGuy
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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Dennis' diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder doesn't make sense. Symptoms of BPD include problems with regulating emotions and thoughts, impulsive and reckless behavior, and unstable relationships with other people. None of these apply to Dennis, who is the coolest and most responsible member of the group and has maintained relationships with the gang since at least high school. Given that Dennis is frequently shown to be charming, manipulative, meticulous and without emotion or empathy, as well as suffering breakdowns whenever his ego is challenged, he's more likely to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
2nd Sep '17 3:53:55 PM RayAP9
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* StagingAnIntervention: In the aptly titled "The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention", The Gang feels as though Frank is "going off the deep end," doing things like trying to have sex with his sister-in-law. They attempt to help him see what he's become, but unfortunately, The Gang's idea of doing so is to scream "Intervention!" repeatedly and make loud wailing noises (like a siren) while they insult him. They also try to stage impromptu interventions on Charlie for being illiterate, and Mac for banging Gail the Snail.
30th Aug '17 12:22:23 PM Juneberries
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The show follows a group of friends, regularly called "the gang", which consists of [[HandsomeLech Dennis Reynolds]], [[TheLadette Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds]], [[ThePigpen Charlie Kelly]], and [[UnfortunateNames Ronald "Mac" McDonald]]. They run Paddy's Pub, a struggling South UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Irish-themed dive bar. Dennis is the vain prep from a rich family. Dee is his shallow, shrill, and insecure sister. Charlie is the high-strung idiot savant who is obsessed with [[NoNameGiven the]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep waitress]] at a coffee shop. Mac is the [[MilesGloriosus wanna-be bruiser]] forever stuck in adolescence. In the second season, Creator/DannyDeVito joins the cast as Dennis and Dee's neglectful father Frank, a shady businessman who is drawn to the gang's depraved lifestyle.

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The show follows a group of friends, regularly called "the gang", which consists of [[HandsomeLech Dennis Reynolds]], [[TheLadette Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds]], [[ThePigpen Charlie Kelly]], and [[UnfortunateNames [[IJustWantToBeBadass Ronald "Mac" McDonald]]. They run Paddy's Pub, a struggling South UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Irish-themed dive bar. Dennis is the vain prep from a rich family. Dee is his shallow, shrill, and insecure sister. Charlie is the high-strung idiot savant who is obsessed with [[NoNameGiven the]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep waitress]] at a coffee shop. Mac is the [[MilesGloriosus wanna-be bruiser]] forever stuck in adolescence. In the second season, Creator/DannyDeVito joins the cast as Dennis and Dee's neglectful father Frank, a shady businessman who is drawn to the gang's depraved lifestyle.
17th Aug '17 8:22:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Z, played by Chad Coleman, is the scariest member of the creepy people who hang out under the bridge.
16th Aug '17 5:37:59 PM RayAP9
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* ScaryBlackMan: Two different {{bit character}}s fit this trope:
** In "The Gang Runs For Office", the union representatives intimidate Mac with a large black guy named Marvin, whose only line in the episode is a threat to stab Mac in his throat.
** In "The Gang Gets Invincible", the coach for the public Eagles tryouts is a big, intimidating black man who screams at the top of his lungs roughly 80% of the time he talks.
5th Aug '17 7:27:10 PM RayAP9
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The show follows a group of friends, regularly called "the gang", which consists of Dennis Reynolds, Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, Charlie Kelly, and [[UnfortunateNames Ronald "Mac" McDonald]]. They run Paddy's Pub, a struggling South UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Irish-themed dive bar. Dennis is the vain prep from a rich family. Dee is his shallow, shrill, and insecure sister. Charlie is the high-strung idiot savant who is obsessed with [[NoNameGiven the]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep waitress]] at a coffee shop. Mac is the [[MilesGloriosus wanna-be bruiser]] forever stuck in adolescence. In the second season, Creator/DannyDeVito joins the cast as Dennis and Dee's neglectful father Frank, a shady businessman who is drawn to the gang's depraved lifestyle.

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The show follows a group of friends, regularly called "the gang", which consists of [[HandsomeLech Dennis Reynolds, Reynolds]], [[TheLadette Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, Reynolds]], [[ThePigpen Charlie Kelly, Kelly]], and [[UnfortunateNames Ronald "Mac" McDonald]]. They run Paddy's Pub, a struggling South UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Irish-themed dive bar. Dennis is the vain prep from a rich family. Dee is his shallow, shrill, and insecure sister. Charlie is the high-strung idiot savant who is obsessed with [[NoNameGiven the]] [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep waitress]] at a coffee shop. Mac is the [[MilesGloriosus wanna-be bruiser]] forever stuck in adolescence. In the second season, Creator/DannyDeVito joins the cast as Dennis and Dee's neglectful father Frank, a shady businessman who is drawn to the gang's depraved lifestyle.



* LeParkour: ''Rickety Cricket'', of all people, pulls it out in "Mac & Dennis: Manhunters".

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* LeParkour: ''Rickety Cricket'', of all people, pulls it out in "Mac & Dennis: Manhunters".has become a parkour expert after being relegated to living on the streets, for no reason that's made obvious to the viewer.



* ProductPlacement: Kicks in after a few seasons:

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* ProductPlacement: Kicks in after a few seasons:seasons.



-->'''Dennis''': Don't say "stage freeze" just do it.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: The show features a great deal of overlapping and shouted-over dialogue, some of it [[ThrowItIn improvised]], some awkwardly disjointed or repeated.

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-->'''Dennis''': Don't say "stage freeze" just freeze". Just do it.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted. The show features a great deal of overlapping and shouted-over dialogue, some of it [[ThrowItIn improvised]], some awkwardly disjointed or repeated.



** In "The Gand Broke Dee" we get to see what years of constant put downs Dee suffered at the hands of the gang brings. It results in Dee suffering from self-esteem issues and clinical depression that reach to the point of her being suicidal.

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** In "The Gand Gang Broke Dee" we get to see what years of constant put downs Dee suffered at the hands of the gang brings. It results in Dee suffering from self-esteem issues and clinical depression that reach to the point of her being suicidal.



* RewatchBonus: In "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System", Dennis tells Charlie to win a prize at the Waitress' carnival booth (where she works) and give it to "the bustiest woman [he] can find" (on the grounds that "[his] indifference to the Waitress will only make [him] more attractive to her"). When they get to the fair, it turns out that there are no prizes at her booth, and we find out that Charlie instead, again at Dennis' behest, paid a carny to stab the Waitress so he could save her. It's possible to miss the fact that the Waitress having a booth with no prizes forced Dennis to make an adjustment to the plan, presumably off-screen, on one's first view of the episode.

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* RewatchBonus: RewatchBonus:
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In "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System", Dennis tells Charlie to win a prize at the Waitress' carnival booth (where she works) and give it to "the bustiest woman [he] can find" (on the grounds that "[his] indifference to the Waitress will only make [him] more attractive to her"). When they get to the fair, it turns out that there are no prizes at her booth, and we find out that Charlie instead, again at Dennis' behest, paid a carny to stab the Waitress so he could save her. It's possible to miss the fact that the Waitress having a booth with no prizes forced Dennis to make an adjustment to the plan, presumably off-screen, on one's first view of the episode.episode.
** In "A Cricket's Tale", Rickety Cricket [[spoiler:hallucinates that a full grown dog is a beautiful human woman named Belle. He falls in love with her, and at the end of the episode, makes out with "Belle" in front of his brother and father, much to their disgust. Watching the episode a second time makes some of Belle's dog-like qualities more obvious; for example, she claims that Danny kicks at her if he catches her sleeping at work and calls her a bitch. The way she puts her hands on Cricket's chest when they make out is also very similar to the way a dog does when playing with a human]].
30th Jul '17 3:57:21 PM valhallaerikson
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** In "The Gand Broke Dee" we get to see what years of constant put downs Dee suffered at the hands of the gang. It results in Dee suffering from self-esteem issues and clinical depression that reach to the point of her being suicidal.

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** In "The Gand Broke Dee" we get to see what years of constant put downs Dee suffered at the hands of the gang.gang brings. It results in Dee suffering from self-esteem issues and clinical depression that reach to the point of her being suicidal.
30th Jul '17 3:55:55 PM valhallaerikson
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** In "The Gand Broke Dee" we get to see what years of constant put downs Dee suffered at the hands of the gang. It results in Dee suffering from self-esteem issues and clinical depression that reach to the point of her being suicidal.
17th Jul '17 10:43:52 PM RayAP9
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** Almost every episode begins with a ColdOpen that ends with a SmashCut to the TitleCard and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKFIDLMliHo theme song]]. The episode title is usually something that is exactly the opposite of something a character just said, allowing the sudden cut and 1950s ProductionMusic to act as a sort of punchline to the opening scene.
** Also occurs during the body of certain episodes, such as in "Mac and Charlie: White Trash", with the entire gang (save for Frank, who's fine being lower class) becoming obsessed with coming off as classy and sophisticated. At the public pool, Dennis and Dee are trying to relax:

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** Almost every episode begins with a ColdOpen that ends with a SmashCut to the TitleCard and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKFIDLMliHo theme song]]. The episode title is usually something that is exactly the opposite of something a character just said, allowing the sudden cut and 1950s ProductionMusic to act as a sort of punchline to the opening scene.
** Also occurs during the body of certain episodes, such as in
In "Mac and Charlie: White Trash", with the entire gang (save for Frank, who's fine being lower class) becoming obsessed with coming off as classy and sophisticated. At the public pool, Dennis and Dee are trying to relax:


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** In the episode "Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire", Dee is trying to become famous for being a "dirty drunken whore [like Paris Hilton]" by club-hopping every night. Dennis, however, is the one who builds a reputation around the Philadelphia clubs, and thus proposes to use his connections to make Dee famous:
--->'''Mac:''' I don't think Dee's that desperate to get famous. I mean, nobody's that pathetic.\\
''[cut to Dee and Dennis in a nightclub]''\\
'''Dee:''' I can't believe how famous I'm about to be!
** Several episodes incorporate a Gilligan cut as a SmashCut to the title card after the ColdOpen:
--->'''Dennis:''' We got big dreams, Mac. We're gonna go follow 'em.\\
'''Mac:''' You guys have nothing without this bar.\\
'''Dennis:''' Don't worry about us, Mac. We'll be just fine.\\
''[cut to title card: "Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare"]''\\\
'''Dee:''' You think I wouldn't know if the guy I'm dating is ''retarded?''\\
''[the guys look at her incredulously]''\\
'''Dee:''' There is no way that I am dating a retarded person.\\
''[cut to title card: "Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person"]''\\\
'''Frank:''' I want in on this action because I am bored to death sitting here.\\
'''Dee:''' No, that's a bad idea. Usually when you get involved, somebody gets hurt.\\
'''Frank:''' That's ridiculous. I'm just palling around with the guys. How's anybody gonna get hurt?\\
''[cut to title card: "Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire"]''
15th Jul '17 12:21:12 AM SinNanna
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* SpeechCentricWork: Much of the show's humor is based on the bizarre conversations the gang have with each other.
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