Filed underFeatured CW11 Syndication
Monday-Friday 130-2AM & Saturday 11PM-12AM
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia follows “The Gang,” a group of five depraved underachievers: twins Dennis Reynolds and Deandra “Dee” Reynolds; their friends Charlie Kelly and Ronald “Mac” McDonald; and Frank Reynolds who is Dennis and Sweet Dee’s father. They run the dilapidated Paddy’s Pub, a bar in South Philadelphia. They are dishonest, egotistical, lazy, manipulative and are often engaged in controversial issues. Episodes usually find them hatching elaborate schemes, conspiring against one another and others for personal gain, vengeance, or simply for the entertainment of watching one another’s downfall. They habitually inflict mental, emotional and sometimes physical pain. They regularly use blackmail to manipulate one another and others outside of the group.
Their unity is never solid; any of them would quickly dump any one of the others for quick profit or personal gain regardless of the consequences. Almost everything they do results in competition among themselves and a considerable amount of the show’s dialogue revolves around the characters arguing or yelling over one another. Despite their lack of worldly success, the Gang generally maintains high opinions of themselves and display an often obsessive interest in their own reputations and public images. Despite this high sense of self worth, the Gang often has little sense of shame when attempting to get what they want and will often engage in activities which others would find humiliating, disgusting, or even preposterous, such as smoking crack cocaine in order to qualify for welfare, seducing a priest, or hiding naked inside a leather couch in order to spy on someone.