Having accomplished its record-breaking sixteenth season, It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia has formally grow to be tv’s longest-running live-action sitcom. It’s arduous to argue in opposition to the continual cultural affect the present has had, starting from web memes to dick towels to full-blown musical excursions. Nonetheless, none of that might be attainable with out the foundational assist of the biggest rubbish characters to ever grace the small display.
So let’s huff some paint, slide on a inexperienced man swimsuit and dive into one of the best episodes for every member of the gang…
Deandra ‘Dee’ Reynolds
Episode: “The Gang Goes Bowling,” Season 16 Episode 7
Why It’s Her Greatest: The gang discovers that Dee’s in a bowling league and decides to affix it as they actually don't have anything higher to do. And so, a battle of the sexes begins as Dennis, Charlie, Mac and Frank go toe-knife-to-toe-knife with Dee’s group.
Sure, it’s a more recent episode, however it ranks as Dee’s excessive level because it lastly reveals an precise hidden expertise (bowling) whereas having her helm her personal model of the gang consisting of Artemis, The Waitress and the constantly dreadful Gail the Snail. We see Dee triumphantly soar (like a chicken) as she lastly overcomes Dennis’ thoughts video games and, after an infinite string of gutterballs, knocks down a single pin to seal the victory. It’s a uncommon style of success for Candy Dee in opposition to the gang’s bullying that hits tougher because of the decade-plus of buildup.
Ronald ‘Mac’ MacDonald
Episode: “Charlie Needs an Abortion,” Season 1 Episode 2
Why It’s His Greatest: When Charlie is approached by a girl he beforehand slept with, he learns that he has an illegitimate son, sparking an abortion debate throughout the gang. Throughout an abortion rally, Mac and Dennis decide the place they stand on the problem based mostly on the hotness stage of the ladies on all sides. This early episode is Mac’s strongest as his hypocritical, egocentric and degenerate nature helped form and outline the present’s wild humorousness. It additionally served as an early instance of no subject being “off-limits,” whereas introducing Mac’s distinctive model of spiritual zealotry — a personality fixed, whether or not in or out of the closet.
Episode: “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System,” Season 5, Episode 10
Why It’s His Greatest: After a girl leaves Dennis a screaming voicemail, he explains to the gang that she’s merely in love with him, earlier than breaking down his deranged seduction course of. He walks them by way of every horrifyingly manipulative tactic in his arsenal to get ladies to drop their guard, together with fake emotional connections, fictional stalkers and pretend heroism to extend his perceived worth. It’s the purest distillation of the character, serving to outline the comedically psychopathic human that's Dennis Reynolds.
Episode: “Who Pooped the Mattress?,” Season 4, Episode 7
Why It’s His Greatest: After a collection of planted poops pop up in Charlie and Frank’s life, the gang rallies along with Artemis to unravel the case of the nameless turds and monitor down the evil pooper. In the course of the investigation, there are a number of accusations and infighting as everyone seems to be at one another’s throats to seek out the crapping perpetrator. The hilarious reveal that Frank is behind all of the poops completely sums up who he's (“As a result of poop is humorous!”), whereas additionally offering a hall-of-fame ending.
Episode: “The Nightman Cometh,” Season 4, Episode 13
Why It’s His Greatest: Charlie emerges from the again workplace revealing to the remainder of the gang that he has composed a complete musical about his made-up character “Nightman.” True to their attention-craving nature, the gang agrees to be within the forged as Charlie units out to make his imaginative and prescient come to life by way of a neighborhood theater. After an absolute trainwreck of a manufacturing, Charlie declares his love for The Waitress with a musical proposal as “Day Man” and is promptly rejected.
“The Nightman Cometh” displays all of the issues that make our favourite illiterate the weirdly hilarious character he's. It’s additionally the most important showcase of Charlie’s outstanding inventive abilities as he completes a large musical, which continues to be sung by Sunny followers to today.