“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is TV’s best show, without a shadow of a doubt. The series takes a look at the debauchery of The Gang, composed of Mac, Dennis, Dee, Charlie and Frank. The gist is The Gang getting into trouble by attempting to pull off the most insane and impossible schemes.
“Sunny” is the best show on television because you will never see a “Why Always Sunny and [insert any show] are exactly the same” on Buzzfeed. Guaranteed.
Because it’s 100 percent unpredictable, even after 10 seasons. The Gang makes Lethal Weapon 6, Frank Reynolds marries a prostitute, they go to the Jersey Shore and invent rum ham, they hang out under bridges and more. The Gang comes up with a myriad of schemes, such as dressing up like Indiana Jones and retrieving an ancient artifact from a stranger’s home, trying to beat Wade Boggs’ feat of drinking 71 beers on a flight from Philly to Los Angeles and many more.
Because of its dark humor. They buy a boat in order to lure women out to sea and sleep with them “because of the implication.” They happily pull the plug on their grandfather, who turns out to be a big Nazi general. The Gang makes Dee go through a mental breakdown that almost leads to suicide just for kicks.
Because they make fun of absolutely everyone. No one’s safe. They take on gun enthusiasts, homeless people, straight people, gays, hipsters, Asians, southerners, businessmen, the mob, restaurant reviewers, the founding fathers, the government and most importantly, themselves.
Because they take on current world crises. See episodes: “The Gang Solves the North Korean Situation,” “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare,” “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth,” “The Gang Spies Like U.S.,” “The Gang solves the Gas Crisis.”
Because it’s truly intriguing. See “Who Pooped the Bed” for a breathtaking journey into a fecal mystery that is only solved by true detective work. “You wanted in on this poop war from the start!”
Because it teaches you that nothing is entirely certain. See season 8, episode 10: “Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense,” when Mac seriously makes you doubt whether evolution is real while also making Aristotle, Galileo and Newton look moronic. “Science … is a liar sometimes.”
Because it teaches you the importance of going to school. See Charlie Kelly trying to write that he took a baby and is going to meet his friends at the bar as, “Taked baby. meet at later bar. night or day sometime.” Or when he thinks a pirate lives inside a door that is actually marked “private.”
Because it shows you how important it is to be curious. See “Frank Retires” for the tale of how The Gang finds a sinkhole in their bathroom and they investigate what it can actually do. “There could be a Goonies situation down there!”
Because even though their plans are extremely devious and steamroll through many people’s dire situations and feelings, they always fail. Which teaches us that life is fair.
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