History YMMV / ItsAlwaysSunnyinPhiladelphia

14th Feb '18 9:15:55 PM KagSwirby
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** Frank's mental breakdown in "The Gang Gets Analysed" where he remembers his traumatic stay at a mental asylum when he was a kid is genuinely sad while also being completely ridiculous.

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** Frank's mental breakdown in "The Gang Gets Analysed" Analyzed" where he remembers his traumatic stay at a mental asylum when he was a kid is genuinely sad while also being completely ridiculous.
13th Feb '18 3:33:45 AM Benbeasted
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** Being inspired by ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', [[spoiler: The Waitresses Death scene]] from "The Gang Saves the Day" can be surprisingly poignant.

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** Being inspired by ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', [[spoiler: The Waitresses Death Waitress' death scene]] from "The Gang Saves the Day" can be surprisingly poignant.
13th Feb '18 3:32:30 AM Benbeasted
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** Being inspired by ''WesternAnimation/Up'', [[spoiler: The Waitresses Death scene]] from "The Gang Saves the Day" can be surprisingly poignant.

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** Being inspired by ''WesternAnimation/Up'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', [[spoiler: The Waitresses Death scene]] from "The Gang Saves the Day" can be surprisingly poignant.
13th Feb '18 3:30:43 AM Benbeasted
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** Being inspired by ''WesternAnimation/Up'', [[spoiler: The Waitresses Death scene]] from "The Gang Saves the Day" can be surprisingly poignant.
7th Feb '18 9:43:46 AM KizunaTallis
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Occurs in-universe and lampshaded/discussed in "The Nightman Cometh"; the rest of the gang notes multiple times that Charlie's musical reads more like the account of a child being molested by an adult in his sleep than the romantic epic fantasy he envisioned. This also raises some distressing questions about Charlie and his relationship with his increasingly CreepyUncle both in and out of universe.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Occurs in-universe and lampshaded/discussed in "The Nightman Cometh"; Cometh" - the rest of the gang notes multiple times that Charlie's musical reads more like the account of a child being molested by an adult in his sleep than the romantic epic fantasy he envisioned. This also raises some distressing questions about Charlie and his relationship with his increasingly CreepyUncle both in and out of universe.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Riders on the Storm" by Music/TheDoors in "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby."

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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"Riders on the Storm" by Music/TheDoors in "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby."



** Charlie is pretty much a love him or hate him character. To most fans, his stupidity, incoherent {{Angrish}} screeching, and generally disgusting lifestyle are either the best or the worst parts of the show.
** Mac has become a mild one. While he's still generally well liked, more and more complaints have begun popping up about his {{Flanderization}} to being in the TransparentCloset, which just as many people find hilarious. The same with his status as TheFundamentalist.
* BrokenBase: Some fans were upset by the fact that by season nine, Mac's basically canonically gay rather than just implied to be. Some people also think that it's an invention of the later seasons, despite the fact that there's an implication of his homosexuality right off the bat in the pilot episode. Other fans debate about whether Mac's homosexuality being made more obvious is less fun than when it was merely implied.
** His TheFundamentalist traits were also ramped up, which also displeased some fans as they felt as they felt those kind of jokes were getting too overplayed in other sitcoms already.

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** Charlie is pretty much a love him or hate him character.Charlie . To most fans, his stupidity, incoherent {{Angrish}} screeching, and generally disgusting lifestyle are either the best or the worst parts of the show.
** Mac has become a mild one. While he's still generally well liked, well-liked, more and more complaints have begun popping up about his {{Flanderization}} to being in the TransparentCloset, which just as many people find hilarious. The same with his status as TheFundamentalist.
* BrokenBase: Some fans were upset by the fact that by season nine, Mac's basically canonically gay rather than just implied to be. Some people also think that it's an invention of the later seasons, despite the fact that there's an implication of his homosexuality right off the bat in the pilot episode. Other fans debate about whether Mac's homosexuality being made more obvious is less fun than when it was merely implied. \n** His TheFundamentalist traits were also ramped up, which also displeased some fans as they felt as they felt those kind of jokes were getting too overplayed in other sitcoms already.



* CriticalResearchFailure: In "[=PTSDee=]", Dennis and Dee both claim that Creator/ChanningTatum played Franchise/GIJoe. G.I. Joe isn't a character; it's the name of the team the series is based on (Channing Tatum played Conrad "Duke" Hauser in [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra the 2009 film]]).
* CrossesTheLineTwice:

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In "[=PTSDee=]", Dennis and Dee both claim that Creator/ChanningTatum played Franchise/GIJoe. [[IAmNotShazam G.I. Joe isn't a character; character]], it's the name of the team the series is based on (Channing Tatum played Conrad "Duke" Hauser in [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra the 2009 film]]).
* CrossesTheLineTwice:CrossesTheLineTwice: A very frequent occurrence on this show. Stand-outs include:



** Charlie eating cereal and watching cartoons in his underwear [[spoiler: while wearing the Nazi uniform cap that belonged to Dennis and Dee's grandfather]] at the end of "The Gang Finds a Dead Guy."
** What Frank does to cheer himself up, going off "Mac Kills His Dad". [[spoiler: He rents a limo and goes around throwing water balloons full of champagne at homeless people, asking them how they like a taste of the good life.]]
** The Gang having the Paddy's Pub gloryhole double as a Confessional booth so they can trick Psycho Pete into confessing to multiple murders and even cannibalism to Rickety Cricket. [[spoiler: He didn't even do it -- it was a rumor the gang spread of him in high school.]] Cricket then doubles down by saying a confession would be free, but anything else would have a price.
** In [="PTSDee"=], Dee tricks a male stripper into [[spoiler: shoving his crotch into his estranged daughter's face during a performance]] as revenge for him calling her his "rock bottom".
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The Gang are hilarious dicks but they are certainly not the type of people you want to come across if they exist in real life. If they are not busy stabbing each other in the back, they'll do to others who are unlucky enough to stumble across them. When a ''serial killer'' is portrayed more sympathetic than our heroes, you know how bad these {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s are.

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** Charlie eating cereal and watching cartoons in his underwear [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while wearing the Nazi uniform cap that belonged to Dennis and Dee's grandfather]] at the end of "The Gang Finds a Dead Guy."
** What Frank does to cheer himself up, going off "Mac Kills His Dad". [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He rents a limo and goes around throwing water balloons full of champagne at homeless people, asking them how they like a taste of the good life.]]
** The Gang having the Paddy's Pub gloryhole double as a Confessional booth so they can trick Psycho Pete into confessing to multiple murders and even cannibalism to Rickety Cricket. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He didn't even do it -- it was a rumor the gang spread of about him in high school.]] Cricket then doubles down by saying a confession would be free, but anything else would have a price.
** In [="PTSDee"=], Dee tricks a male stripper into [[spoiler: shoving [[spoiler:shoving his crotch into his estranged daughter's face during a performance]] as revenge for him calling her his "rock bottom".
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The Gang are hilarious dicks but they are certainly not the type of people you you'd ever want to come across if they exist in real life. If they are not busy stabbing each other in the back, they'll do to others who are unlucky enough to stumble across them. When a ''serial killer'' is portrayed more sympathetic sympathetically than our heroes, you know how bad these {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s are.are. Moreover, the fact that the Gang will never get ahead in life, ever, can wear a little thin eventually.



* FriendlyFandoms: With Film/PacificRim, due to the presence of Charlie Day (and possibly the fact that [[{{Keet}} Newt]] is basically a smarter and saner version of Charlie).
* GrowingTheBeard: The show really came into its own during the second season, adding Creator/DannyDeVito as a contrast to the main four, turning Dee away from the CloserToEarth trope and generally going for more manic, darker, exaggerated tone.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With Film/PacificRim, ''Film/PacificRim'', due to the presence of Charlie Day (and possibly the fact that [[{{Keet}} Newt]] is basically a smarter and saner version of Charlie).
* GrowingTheBeard: The show really came into its own during the second season, adding Creator/DannyDeVito as a contrast to the main four, turning Dee away from the CloserToEarth trope and generally going for a more manic, darker, exaggerated tone.



** A year after the episode premiered, there was [[Film/{{Ink}} a movie released]] that bears a striking similarity to The Nightman Cometh.

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** A year after the episode premiered, there was [[Film/{{Ink}} a movie released]] that bears a striking similarity to The ''The Nightman Cometh.Cometh''.



** A prominent part of Charlie's America song in "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass" is the words [[{{Theatre/Hamilton}} "rise up"]]. Bonus points for Charlie singing them basically the same way Lin-Manuel Miranda does in [[spoiler: Hamilton's death song]].

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** A prominent part of Charlie's America song in "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass" is the words [[{{Theatre/Hamilton}} "rise up"]]. Bonus points for Charlie singing them basically the same way Lin-Manuel Miranda does in [[spoiler: Hamilton's [[spoiler:Hamilton's death song]].



* HoYay: Constantly between Mac/Dennis and Charlie/Frank. You may as well call them the show's {{OfficialCouple}}s.

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* HoYay: Constantly between Mac/Dennis and Charlie/Frank. You may as well call them the show's {{OfficialCouple}}s.{{Official Couple}}s.



* IncestYayShipping: Between Dennis and Dee. Unsurprising given the amount of IncestSubtext between the two.

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* IncestYayShipping: Between Dennis and Dee. Unsurprising Unsurprising, given the amount of IncestSubtext between the two.



*** Wild card, bitches! YEEEEE HAAAAAAW!
*** Pretty much everything about Day Man.

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*** Wild card, "{{Wild card}}, bitches! YEEEEE HAAAAAAW!
HAAAAAAW!"
*** Pretty much everything about Day Man. Man, fighter of the Night Man, champion of the sun!



** Oh whoops… I dropped my '''MONSTER CONDOM''' that I use for my '''MAGNUM DONG!''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the episode where Dennis describes his system for picking up women, Frank reveals a much more direct system of his own; drop a magnum condom on the ground and loudly announce this while picking it back up. A later step involves "a wad of hundreds."[[/labelnote]]

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** Oh whoops… whoops... I dropped my '''MONSTER CONDOM''' that I use for my '''MAGNUM DONG!''' [[labelnote:Explanation]]In the episode where Dennis describes his system for picking up women, Frank reveals a much more direct system of his own; drop a magnum condom on the ground and loudly announce this while picking it back up. A later step involves "a wad of hundreds."[[/labelnote]]



** None other than '''Creator/GuillermoDelToro''' as the roaring, maniacal Pappy [=McPoyle=].
* RewatchBonus: A lot. If you're not paying attention you'll miss a bunch of character important lines, hints at future events, and small, easy-to-miss jokes. For example, "Who Got Dee Pregnant?" is even funnier upon rewatch because you know that [[spoiler: Dee's lying about one of the gang being the father of her child]].

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** None other than '''Creator/GuillermoDelToro''' as the roaring, maniacal Pappy [=McPoyle=].
* RewatchBonus: A lot. If you're not paying attention you'll miss a bunch of character important lines, hints at future events, and small, easy-to-miss jokes. For example, "Who Got Dee Pregnant?" is even funnier upon rewatch because you know that [[spoiler: Dee's [[spoiler:Dee's lying about one of the gang being the father of her child]].



* SpiritualLicensee: The show is frequently described as ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'', only with everything cranked UpToEleven.
** It's even referred to as a deconstructed version of ''{{Series/Friends}}''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualSuccessor: The show is frequently described as ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', only with everything cranked UpToEleven.
** It's even also been referred to as a deconstructed version {{deconstruction}} of ''{{Series/Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''.



*** [[spoiler: The Gang in what they believe to be their last moments in the sinking ship. Dennis tells Dee [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he loves her]] before going underwater; she rolls her eyes but still holds hands with her brother and father as they wait to drown. Last to dive under are childhood friends Mac and Charlie. "Let's go be with the gang."]]

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*** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Gang in what they believe to be their last moments in the sinking ship. Dennis tells Dee [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he loves her]] before going underwater; she rolls her eyes but still holds hands with her brother and father as they wait to drown. Last to dive under are childhood friends Mac and Charlie. "Let's go be with the gang."]]
6th Feb '18 4:08:52 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** None other than '''Creator/GuillermoDelToro''' as the roaring, maniacal Pappy McPoyle.

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** None other than '''Creator/GuillermoDelToro''' as the roaring, maniacal Pappy McPoyle.[=McPoyle=].
6th Feb '18 4:07:55 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* OneSceneWonder: Dr. Zimmerman.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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Dr. Zimmerman.Zimmerman.
** None other than '''Creator/GuillermoDelToro''' as the roaring, maniacal Pappy McPoyle.
17th Jan '18 6:47:10 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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** Charlie is pretty much a love him or hate him character.

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** Charlie is pretty much a love him or hate him character. To most fans, his stupidity, incoherent {{Angrish}} screeching, and generally disgusting lifestyle are either the best or the worst parts of the show.
17th Jan '18 6:32:48 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Mac has become a mild one. While he's still generally well liked, more and more complaints have begun popping up about his {{Flanderization}} to being in the TransparentCloset, which just as many people find hilarious. The same with his status as TheFundamentalist.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Charlie is pretty much a love him or hate him character.
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Mac has become a mild one. While he's still generally well liked, more and more complaints have begun popping up about his {{Flanderization}} to being in the TransparentCloset, which just as many people find hilarious. The same with his status as TheFundamentalist.
4th Dec '17 2:46:24 PM KizunaTallis
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** In [="PTSDee"=], Dee tricks a male stripper into [[spoiler: shoving his crotch into his estranged daughter's face during a performance]] as revenge for him caller her his "rock bottom".

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** In [="PTSDee"=], Dee tricks a male stripper into [[spoiler: shoving his crotch into his estranged daughter's face during a performance]] as revenge for him caller calling her his "rock bottom".



* MoralEventHorizon: While a lot of her behavior was awful, Dee was arguably the least evil of all of the Gang, with the exception of Charlie. This changed drastically in PTSDee, where she devises a successful plot to get revenge on a male stripper who dumped her by making him hump his daughter’s face, ruining a father-daughter relationship and both of their lives in the process. Dennis [[EvenEvilHasStandards calls this the darkest thing she’s ever done]]. This is the point in the show where Dee goes from “screechy bitch” to “manipulative evil bitch” and is reduced to being no better than any of the Gang.

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* MoralEventHorizon: While a lot of her behavior was awful, Dee was arguably the least evil of all of the Gang, with the exception of Charlie. This changed drastically in PTSDee, "[=PTSDee=]", where she devises a successful plot to get revenge on a male stripper who dumped her by making tricking him hump into humping his daughter’s estranged daughter's face, ruining a father-daughter relationship and both of their lives in the process. Dennis [[EvenEvilHasStandards calls this the darkest thing she’s she's ever done]]. This is the point in the show where Dee goes from “screechy bitch” "screechy bitch" to “manipulative "manipulative evil bitch” bitch" and is reduced to being no better than any the rest of the Gang.



--> '''Dee:''' "I'm just going to go home."
--> '''Charlie:''' "Good! Go home! I hope you-"
--> '''Dee:''' "You hope I get hit by a bus?""
--> '''Charlie:''' "Dee, come on-"
--> '''Dee:''' "What difference does it make? I can't get any lower than I am already. I might as well throw myself in front of a bus, because I'm so ugly I can't even get a bus to hit on me."

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--> '''Dee:''' "I'm I'm just going to go home."
home.
--> '''Charlie:''' "Good! Good! Go home! I hope you-"
you-
--> '''Dee:''' "You You hope I get hit by a bus?""
bus?
--> '''Charlie:''' "Dee, Dee, come on-"
on-
--> '''Dee:''' "What What difference does it make? I can't get any lower than I am already. I might as well throw myself in front of a bus, because I'm so ugly I can't even get a bus to hit on me."



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1olm4y/i_am_rob_mcelhenney_ama/cct6efa/ Rob's AMA]], [[Series/{{Jackass}} Ryan Dunn]] was in talks with the cast to appear in season 7, however [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died]] before anything could be set in stone or filmed.
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