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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

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Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.
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Series cast summary:
Charlie Day ...  Charlie Kelly 153 episodes, 2005-2019
Glenn Howerton ...  Dennis Reynolds / ... 153 episodes, 2005-2019
Rob McElhenney ...  Mac 153 episodes, 2005-2019
Kaitlin Olson ...  Dee Reynolds 153 episodes, 2005-2019
Danny DeVito ...  Frank Reynolds 146 episodes, 2006-2019
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Five egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating myriad uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better. Written by DesertShark25

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English

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4 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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It's Always Sunny on TV See more »

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In season two, episode ten, "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad", we can clearly see Charlie giving himself a tattoo, which is meant to say "Bad News" in his apartment, while he and Mac try to "get hard". They are, however, interrupted by Frank and Charlie never finishes his tattoo. His tattoo, which says "Bad New" is visible in every episode afterwards. See more »

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Dee Reynolds would never be able to be a surrogate without having a child of her own first. All reputable surrogacy agencies in the US require their surrogates to have had at least one full-term, live birth before becoming a surrogate. See more »

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[preparing for a child's beauty pageant]
Mort: Frank. Frank. I need some water. My mouth is dry.
Frank Reynolds: Your mouth is dry. Go into the toilet and run your mouth under the sink.
[Mac and Charlie raise their hands]
Dennis Reynolds: Okay...
Charlie Kelly: Yeah, can I? Could I? Can I?
Dee Reynolds: [raises hand] I have a...
Charlie Kelly: Who's that?
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The best show currently on cable TV!
21 August 2005 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

I have said it before, but one of the joys of summer is watching summer shows , knowing that they aren't being given even the slightest chance of survival. In most cases, these shows are being deservingly dumped in the summer because most of them are terrible. Surprisingly, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", which premiered earlier this month, is not terrible. Even though it seemed like it might have been, it ended up being one of the better shows to come along so far in the 2000s. The show is about four friends who own a bar in Philadelphia. At first glance, it doesn't seem like anything special. The owning a bar scenario has been done several times before in a variety of other sitcoms including "Cheers" and the recently canceled "Grounded For Life". However, since the show is more clever and much funnier than the previous sitcoms who have used the device, one can forgive the lack of originality.

What makes "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" better than any other of the sitcoms that are on today is the clever writing. The writing on sitcoms these days is beyond awful. The writing on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is great. In fact, if the show doesn't receive an Emmmy nomination for writing, there is no justice in the world. The three episodes that have aired so far have been incredibly well written and unlike with most sitcoms, the dialogue doesn't seem like typical sitcom dialogue. The dialogue comes across as natural as opposed to coming across as forced like on network sitcoms and other cable comedies. The writers are also the stars and executive producers of the show, which gives them almost complete control. Let's hope the writing staff doesn't change. I'd give "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" 9/10. It's one of the best shows one is ever likely to see on cable.


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