Let’s know about the best It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes! The American sitcom, which commenced in 2005 and ended its essence in 2021, is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The main person behind this entire comedy-drama is Rob McElhenney. Along with him, Glenn Howerton has also served in the formulation of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Apart from creating the entire sitcom, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton have also contributed to the production department. Along with them, Charlie Day, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, David Hornsby, and others are also on this exclusive producer list.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia came into consideration on 4th August 2005 on FX. FX got the premiere authorization in 2005, which ended in 2012. However, for the next season, FXX received the opportunity of premiering authorization.
The most promising cast members of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” include Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly, Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds, Rob McElhenney as Ronald McDonald aka Mac, Kaitlin Olson as Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds, and Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds. The story of drama is about a gang that consists of five people who have different tastes and individualities and runs an unsuccessful bar named Paddy’s Pub in South Philadelphia.
Here is the list of the 30 best episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that can entertain the onlooker just by reading it.
30. “The Gang Broke Dee” (Season 9, Episode 1)
This entire episode reveals how the Gang plays a subtle relationship with each other so that people think of them as friends. Almost every episode centered on backstabbing and ditching each other without any hesitation. Among the most emotional and shattered individuals in the Gang is Sweet Dee.
The occurrence started when Dee denied getting back onto the flight after smelling the insulting content which made the other people understand how they had hurt her. In the end, Dee discloses what she thinks about Conan’s show just to find out her worth in Paddy’s Pub. Dee explains that this is the most shocking element Charlie and Mac, along with others, have done to her.
29. “Mac is a Serial Killer” (Season 3, Episode 10)
This episode begins with a discussion between Frank, Dee, Dennis, and Charlie about the kidnapping and murder case of the blond woman. These four tried to figure out the conceptualized evidence of the killer. Meanwhile, Mac comes up with scratches on her neck, which leads Frank and Charlie to suspect Mac as the serial killer. On the other hand, Dennis and Dee just think the opposite and do not consider him as smart as the killer. Later on, all of them try to explain and clear out their theories about the Mac being the killer. But in the end, reality takes the spot when it is revealed that Mac is dating a transgender woman and wants to keep it a secret.
28.”Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” (Season 6, Episode 9)
This episode of the sixth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia shows the working journey of Charlie and Dee in a high school. Dee got the opportunity to work in place of the former drama teacher. However, the students over there did not believe that she had a lot of experience in this genre. In this occurrence, she requested permission from the principal of the school to take her students to the field of New York for the screening of a movie.
After his denial, she sneaked the kids with her to that screening place. She took her kids to the movie “Lethal Weapon 5,” which was shot by Mac and Dennis. Due to the lack of self-awareness among the kids, they did not ask to shut the movie.
27. “Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games” (Season 7, Episode 7)
“Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games” (Season 7, Episode 7) is about how the Gang plays Chardee MacDennis, a psychotic, violent, three-level game, to punch out their boredom. In this game, each member of the Gang drinks at an extreme level and tries to touch out all the harsh feelings about each other by shouting and abusing. In which the teams drink heavily and deceive, shout at, and abuse each other. Each round of the game starts with respecting each other before abusing. However, Dee pairs with Dennis, whereas Mac and Charlie pair with Frank.
26. “Charlie and Dee Find Love” (Season 8, Episode 4)
This episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia depicts the initial stage of romance and life between Charlie and Dee after they invade two wealthy siblings. On the other hand, Mac, Dennis, and Frank get to know that Charlie and Dee are invited to the country club then they all come back into action. After all, these guys make fun of themselves in front of everyone.
25. “The Gang Hits the Road” (Season 5, Episode 2)
“The Gang Hits the Road” (Season 5, Episode 2) starts with the road trip scenes in which Mac and Dennis are the only two to come along, accompanying Frank, to have a look at the Great Canyon. Meanwhile, the episode also shows Charlie’s fear of leaving the state. In the end, all five members crowded Dennis’ car by sharing all their thoughts, drinks over there, and so on.
24. “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” (Season 9, Episode 3)
The occurrence revolves around the Gang’s frustration about not being the appropriate appreciation and getting rejected by the Restaurant Bar Association (RBA). They were up to hand over the annual award to the restaurant concerning their atmospheres, themes, and unique menu options. The Gang desperately tries to win the award and makes several plans to attract crowds and gain recognition.
23. “Thunder Gun Express” (Season 7, Episode 11)
This episode starts when the entire gang heads toward the theatre to have a look at the latest presentation of “Thunder Gun.” Well, it is known to everyone that they do not like each other, but still, their bonding in the “Lethal Weapon” and “Thunder Gun” is commendable. However, a sudden visit of the president to Philadelphia jeopardizes the Gang, and on the other hand, Dee and Charlie try to ravage the sewers of the city. Nonetheless, Mac tries his best to fit into the sewers with his friends, but he fails and ends up killing the bike. This bike works as a blessing in disguise after Mac reunites with Dennis, who gets stuck in traffic for a long time.
22. “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System” (Season 5, Episode 10)
This episode depicts Dennis’s well-established plan to seduce any woman. He tries to explain his concept to the other gang members, but they fail to grab the essence. He attempts to explain the meaning of his name as D for demonstrating value, F for engaging physically, N for Nurturing dependence, N for neglecting emotionally, I for Inspire hope, and S for Separate entire. After Dennis explains all his romantic ideas, the other gang members strive to put those hints in their lives.
21. “The Gang Dines Out” (Season 8, Episode 9)
This episode depicts a done-out session of the Gang in the same restaurant. Despite being in the same restaurant, the gang members have dinner at three different tables. However, every individual tries to avoid each other and pretend their level best as if they have not noticed each other. Well, the occurrence ends with lots of laughter when the waiter accidentally drops spaghetti on himself.
20. “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis” (Season 4, Episode 2)
“The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis” (Season 4, Episode 2) depicts how Mac, Dennis, and Charlie realize why their plan does not work at all. They understood that they were not putting all their concentration on the formula, which is the main component of the plan. However, they realized that this main essence would lead them to success and help them to gain a lot of profit by negotiating giant barrels of gasoline.
But at the end of the episode “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis,” they accepted the fact of their failure. They understood they did the wrong thing by not including Frank and Dee in all of these events.
19. “The Nightman Cometh” (Season 4, Episode 13)
This occurrence is about the representation of the rock opera, which Charlie has formulated along with the support of his friend. This rock opera was based on Charlie’s song “Nightman.” Every gang member tries to put all their efforts into making the opera entertaining and successful. Dennis played the character of Dayman, who fights a Nightman.
Mac played the night man’s character. On the other hand, Dee plays the role of the princess. After the performance, the audience wasn’t able to stop them from laughing their heart out, but Charlie changed the environment. In that episode, Charlie attempts to propose to the waitress, but she rejects his marriage proposal, which leads to the end of the occurrence.
18. “The Gang Gets Analyzed” (Season 8, Episode 5)
This episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is all about how the Gang gets assessed. It’s all about how the gang members undergo therapy sessions which raises several issues. The episode proceeds when Frank explains how he has spent his teenage years in the mental hospital. On the other hand, Mac expressed his issues with his weight; meanwhile, Charlie breaks down when he speaks about how he has to get no respect and acknowledgment as he was a low-rated caretaker. After all, when Dee explains how she got rejected for her character as Rachel MacAdams’ role in “The Notebook,” It leaves the therapist astonished.
17. “Charlie Work” (Season 10, Episode 4)
“Charlie Work” (Season 10, Episode 4) is one of the memorable episodes of the show. As the name suggests, Charlie took charge of making their restaurant pass the hygiene inspection. As a result of which, he, along with all the members of the Gang, makes sure that their Paddy passes the test.
Charlie took all the charge in his hands and rushed to his fellow mates to inform them about the surprise inspection of their restaurant. He wanted to put all the things in shape, so he started putting all the chickens in the cage and all sorts of one-minute cleaning activities. However, the entire episode gets its dimension because of that seven-minute inspection scene.
16. “Reynolds v. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense” (Season 8, Episode 10)
This occurrence starts when Frank floods the cereals all over Dennis’ car. However, the situation ends up in the legal Paddy’s Pub court scene because of Frank’s denial when Dennis asks for reimbursement for the damage he has done to Dennis’ car. Charlie attempts to be on Frank’s side during that idiotic situation, whereas Dee defends Dennis. Meanwhile, Mac faces four of them, and they solve the matter without having any idea about it.
15. “The Gang Gets New Wheels” (Season 13, Episode 5)
This episode depicts the arrival of Dee and Dennis’ new cars, which changed their lives. Meanwhile, Dee gets admitted into a cool rich housewife group. On the other hand, Frank works hard and struggles a lot just for the renewal of his license. Then the story shifts toward Charlie and Mac, whose bicycle has been stolen by two middle school boys. However, the occurrence ends with lots of laughs when the two idiots get their bikes and leave the two middle school thieves.
14. “The Gang Goes to a Water Park” (Season 12, Episode 2)
The episode is headed when all the gang members agree to go to the water park. As usual, every member faces some or other problem, which leads to funny scenarios and acts as a stimulus of laughter for the audience. Dennis got a protégé and taught him some lessons on stealing in open areas. At the same time, the girl ended up stealing Dennis’ locker. On the other hand, Frank and Charlie made a plan to ride every ride to present in that park and enjoy. Whereas the other two gang members, Mac and Dee, get stuck in a tube slide with kids.
13. “The Gang Saves the Day” (Season 9, Episode 6)
In this episode, the Gang slips into a daydreaming process when some crooks try to rob the cash from the convenience store. All the individuals in the Gang started thinking about how they could have saved people from this situation and turned up to be the greatest hero. Mac dreams of fighting with the crooks with all his ninja techniques and karate skills and defeating all of them. On the other hand, Dee started showing up her acting skills in the dream and stood up as a cop for the fight. However, Dennis was shot when he tried to have a sweet talk with the gunman. With this, Frank dreams of stealing the hot dogs from the store when the bullets have invaded the entire store.
Among all, Charle imagines differently. He collected all his wishes in a beautifully animated scene. He dreams of saving the waitress from the gunman and leading a happy life with her. Along with this, he has also imagined the arrival of his kids, his future generation.
12. “Mac Bangs Dennis’ Mom” (Season 2, Episode 4)
In this episode, Barbara seduces Mac when he goes to Frank’s old house to grab his toupee. Barbara wanted to take revenge on her ex-husband, as he had been a backstabbing character who always slept with someone else’s mother. However, this revenge sequel continues, and it involves several people like the waitress, Mrs. Kelly, Dee, and others. Moreover, Barbara seems to be very jealous and annoyed about Frank’s new relationship with Dee, which leads to doing such things.
11. “Hero or Hate Crime” (Season 12, Episode 6)
The episode of the sitcom “Hero or Hate Crime” (Season 12, Episode 6) begins with Mac’s excitement at getting the lottery ticket that came off from Dee’s purse. The episode proceeds with how all the members try to set up a professional and illegal way to find the real owner of the ticket. But as usual, whenever all of them tried to do something professionally or under a legal bar, nothing went well. However, except for finding the real owner of the ticket, the entire Gang gets to know about Mac’s sexuality. The situation unfolds the suspicion of other members of the Gang that Mac is gay.
10. “Mac and Charlie Die: Part 1” (Season 4, Episode 5)
Mac’s father, Luther, tends to come out and go back to prison, having nothing to do with his son. However, as the title of the episode depicts, Charlie and Mac faked their deaths to save each other. Both of them put forward some suicide tape. The tape shows the massive destruction of Dee’s car by pushing it against the wall. But it was quite strange and one of the funny moments was when the car was absolutely fine, leaving the people inside it dead.
9. “Who Got Dee Pregnant?” (Season 6, Episode 7)
As the title suggests, the entire episode is about Dee’s pregnancy and her announcement about which gang member is the father of her baby. This announcement led to a flashback to the recent Halloween party of all the guys. They all tried to save themselves from being the culprit of Dee’s pregnancy. As the episode proceeds, the story unfolds that many people had sex with Dee. However, in the end, Dee reveals that she is not pregnant; she just wants to know who cares about her. But later on, it became clear that nobody cared for anyone.
8. “The Gang Goes on Family Fight” (Season 10, Episode 8)
In this episode, Keegan Michael-Key plays just a similar character to Steve Harvey, which he portrays on his show. The occurrence portrays the scene when the Gang is about to win the “Family Feud”-style game. The scene proceeds by showing how much Dennis has been obsessed with his appearance on TV.
On the other hand, Frank does not have any anxieties about his habits. Meanwhile, overexcited Dee hops onto the podium by cracking some improper sex jokes, as well as falling from hunger. With this, Mac does not have any idea how to play the game or what to answer, whereas Charlie’s answers are nothing but act as a shock attack for everyone.
7. “Time’s Up for the Gang” (Season 13, Episode 4)
This entire occurrence shows the Gang’s involvement in a sexual harassment seminar. To remove their restaurant Paddy’s Pub from the list of bars that speaks about sexually hostile toward women. To remove this dark patch from the restaurant, every member has to attend the seminar. They all attended it, but their difference in personality led to serious issues among them. Over there, Dee mainly pointed out every man present thereof sexually harassing her.
On the other hand, Charlie had to confess that he was stalking the waitress, which raised some harassment issues. But Dennis’s controversial statement about men seducing or looking at him because of his attractive personality and looks. In addition to this, he explains the aroma of being ugly until he throws his cards on the right track.
6. “The Gang Dances Their Asses Off” (Season 3, Episode 15)
This occurrence is one of the hilarious episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia because of Charlie’s illiteracy. This hilarious episode starts when Charlie accidentally enlists Paddy’s for 1st prize in a local dance competition. Then one of the gang members, Frank, insists they take part in the contest. However, to increase their chance of winning the dance competition, the Gang decides to shuffle and show their dancing.
5. “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore” (Season 7, Episode 2)
“The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore” (Season 7, Episode 2) depicts the vacation journey of the Gang on the Jersey Shore. Charlie starts his day in the alcoholic block and ends up with a romantic night with the waitress. However, the next day, she rejects Charlie by acting sober. Frank and Mac spend their day falling asleep in the raft and later wake up on the party yacht. Well, Dennis and Dee start their journey on the roller coaster, which leads to ripping off some of Dee’s hair; on the other hand, Dennis falls sick and ends up in the hospital.
4. “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare” (Season 2, Episode 3)
This episode of It’s Always Sunny, named “Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare” (Season 2, Episode 3), is about how Dennis and Dee left their jobs because of Frank’s high-level tantrums. Dennis and Dee plan to live a luxurious life. On the other hand, after they quit the job, Frank enrolled some of the workers from welfare whom he used to treat as slaves. On the other hand, Mac and Charlie had to face the consequences of Dennis and Dee’s decision to quit their jobs.
3. “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens” (Season 5, Episode 8)
“Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens” (Season 5, Episode 8) is one of the memorable occurrences of It’s Always Sunny. This episode begins with Charlie’s video, which depicts the advertisement for “Kitten Mittons.” In this video, the kittens were studs in woolen shocks just to lower the sharp noise they create while walking. Dee joins Charlie after Mac grasps the merchandise of the revenue instead of the paycheck. The arrival of the Lawyer adds more essence to the sunny episode. Meanwhile, the gang members request to make more and more photocopies of the contract.
2. “Mac And Dennis Move to the Suburbs” (Season 11, Episode 5)
“Mac And Dennis Move to the Suburbs” (Season 11, Episode 5) starts with a bet between Frank, Mac, and Dennis. All of these started when Dennis and Mac shifted to the suburbs to get a room at a reasonable price. The bet proceeds in two conditions in which if Frank wins the bet, Mac and Dennis have to sleep in bed with an old man for a year. Whereas, if Mac and Dennis win, then Frank has to pay their rent for an entire year. After several events and Dennis’ tantrums, Max and Dennis won the bet, and Frank agreed to pay their rent for a year.
1. “A Very Sunny Christmas” (Season 6, Episode 13)
This episode reveals one of the astonishing truths that none of the gang members had celebrated a proper Christmas. Mac and Charlie explain that they had a so-called normal Christmas. Mac’s family members did not go to others’ houses for Christmas parties or gifts, whereas Charlie was also not fond of bringing several Santas for Charlie. Meanwhile, Dennis and Dee also recollect some of the moms of their childhood. Frank recollects how he wanted whatever he saw with them. Apart from this, all of these try to express all the memorable moments of a sunny Christmas.
The drama It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a critically acclaimed series. Along with this, the series has also gained several nominations in different award shows like the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, IGN Summer Movie Awards, International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA), Primetime Emmy Awards, and so on. In 2016 Charlie Day gained the Best Supporting Actor in Comedy Series Award at Online Film & Television Association Awards. Along with this, in the 2011 Satellite Award, this drama earned the award under the category of Best Television Series, Comedy, or Musical.
Hopefully, the above-mentioned episode fulfilled the expectation and provided a clear idea about the several episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.