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Court room drama and car violence abound in tonight’s Sunny Season Finale!
By on December 20th, 2012 at 6:01 pm
Welcome back to the blog one last time everybody — Not because tonight’s episode is the Season 8 finale but because tomorrow the entire world is supposed to catch fire and evaporate or something. I have a feeling nobody’s going to mind so long as they’re caught up on Sunny, so congratulations on making it this far!
Check out our Facebook for a teaser of tonight’s episode:
This was without a doubt one of the greatest seasons of Sunny ever. I know I say that every year on the blog, but this season was extra special. I don’t know if each episode got juiced up because it was a shorter season or what, but god damn this entire season played like a “greatest of” box set despite the fact they were all brand new episodes. And from what I can tell, the internet agrees with me, so let’s all pay tribute to Sunny for giving us a truly top notch season. Saluti!
Tune in tonight at 10pm for the Season 8 finale, only on FX!
Sunny Facts! Guigino’s Restaurant is named after Carla Gugino, boom that one’s free.
By on December 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
A lot of fans want to know where the “real” Paddy’s Pub is located, as if it’s hidden down some shady alley deep within the heart of Philadelphia. Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but it’s unlikely that bar would have stayed open long enough to last 8 seasons either because it went bankrupt or its owners died from alcohol poisoning. Perhaps the closest thing we’ll get to consider a “real” Paddy’s actually exists in Downtown Los Angeles, in the old Herald Examiner Building. That’s where the original set for Paddy’s was built, and where the show filmed its first two seasons.
But before the gang set up shop, this building belonged to newspaper mogul William Randalph Hearst (the man “Citizen Kane” was based on). In this behind-the-scenes piece we take a tour through the history of the building where Sunny got its start, and why they keep coming back:
And of course it’s Thursday which means brand new Sunny! It’s a night for celebration at the gang’s favorite restaurant. But God help everyone else eating there, because as we all know you can’t put these characters anywhere near each other for prolonged periods of time without all hell breaking loose.
Check out the carnage tonight at 10pm, only on FX.
Sex Tape Advice with Dennis Reynolds
By on December 7th, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Perhaps only once in a lifetime does a man become so firmly in charge of his own sexual universe as Dennis Reynolds. When he’s not devising systems for guaranteed courtship, he’s teaching those systems to lesser men. It should come as no surprise that Dennis would thrust himself out onto the internet, known for its complete lack of sexual knowledge. So here you are, folks — your messiah has arrived:
Charlie Rules the World tonight!
By on December 6th, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Isn’t this digital age great that we live in? I can just fling webisodes and blog posts around like it’s my job, and it turns out it is my job! And it’s other people’s jobs too? Holy shit, that’s great man. At this point you can basically just turn me into a computer and I’d be cool with that. On the internet, you never have a reason to pay attention to anything that’s physically happening around you. That reality stops mattering once you see you can start over in a brand new, more awesome reality.
And that’s fine with me, because the physical reality sucks and the price for failure is oftentimes a very permanent kind of death. However, if I fail at writing a good blog post, I just get sad and casually sip a beer. Maybe take a nap. That’s the reality I want to live in. Anyway I think that’s what the episode tonight is sort of about too but really I just wanted to put it out there that I am 100% down to be made into a computer. Not a robot, a computer. Like a Dell or something.
Just make sure you live in the reality where you watch brand new Sunny tonight at 10pm, only on FX. And tune in to the blog right after for a very special lesson in intimacy from none other than Dennis Reynolds. Enjoy!
Season 8 is Back in Business, and so is Frank
By on November 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Hope you all had a fantastic turkey day — I’m assuming you’re all American if you’re reading this. I say that not because I’m ignorant to what the rest of the world did last Thursday, but because I specifically asked my ISP to block the rest of this world from accessing this blog. From now on Paddy’s Pub Blog is American only, which is great because there’s nobody stopping us from being as American as possible. And in the truly American spirit of greed and gluttony, here’s a big fat helping of webisodes:
Tonight we see Frank revisit a life he thought he’d left behind long ago. A dark life, full of hard decisions. Has he become too soft by hanging out with the gang? And if so, can he get hard again in time? How fast can he go from soft to hard? All of these questions and more will be answered when brand new Sunny airs tonight at 10pm, only on FX.
Reno 911′s Kerri Kenney Guest Stars Tonight on a Very Special It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!
By on November 8th, 2012 at 5:48 pm
You’d think that sitting in a therapist’s office should be a calming experience to a group of close friends, but not tonight. Oh god no.
Kerri Kenney plays the therapist who takes on the hellish task of analyzing the gang. Originally I thought this episode was going to be thirty seconds long with her immediately jumping out of a window, but apparently they squeezed a whole half hour out of the idea. I’m intrigued to say the least!
I’m aware that a lot of you people don’t like watching previews for TV shows, as you feel they spoil certain moments. I don’t know what the hell you guys are thinking, previews are awesome. I got through the last three seasons of Lost just by watching each week’s preview and from the looks of it, we never figured out what the smoke monster was anyway so screw that show.
But you should definitely watch tonight’s preview because it contains absolutely NO spoilers.
Or does it…?
Moving along, part of being an actor in this town means you can get away pretty much anything. Like murder, for instance. If you were to suddenly lose control of your hands and strangle the nearest production assistant, throttling his throat until his face goes black and dead — well then guess what? Repeat after me: “IT’S ALL GOOD, GIRLFRIEND!”
Now find the nearest rug… and sit on it to watch this webisode:
It looks like Alexandra Daddario had the cruelest intentions all along.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 10pm, only on FX!
If you want to make a quick fortune, put Dennis’ face on a t-shirt with the quote “If you’re in my room, you’re always being filmed” and then send me half of your earnings
By on November 5th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Hey everyone, thanks for tuning in last Thursday and welcome back to the blog! I have a feeling that “Charlie and Dee Find Love” is my new personal favorite episode of Sunny, quite possibly ever. Granted it’s been a while since I went back and rewatched some of the earlier seasons, and Charlie vomiting blood all over that poor woman in Season 7 still has a special place in my heart — but last week really floored me.
Frank with a mask on chasing the Waitress through her apartment, Dee’s drunken lapdance for Trevor, Mac’s Catholic-style martial arts, and of course Charlie having the cruelest intentions of all. This episode was truly remarkable and you should all watch it at least ten more times. I know I will. And that’s a choice that I’m making on my own, as a person.
Speaking of choices people make, did you know the People’s Choice Awards are now taking online votes? Take a second and give Sunny your support!
And this is the paragraph for all the people who skipped everything I just wrote above and only read this line because it’s over a Youtube video. What’s up man? You don’t like blog posts?
That was the lovely Catherine Reitman from last week’s episode explaining how things were a little different for her on set this season. Considering her treatment last year, I’d say things are starting to look up.
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“Maureen Ponderosa’s Wedding Massacre” is tonight, featuring the return of Maureen Ponderosa and the McPoyles! Also featuring Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee, and Frank! Maybe some other people too.
By on October 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
That’s 192 characters in the title, a new record for the Paddy’s Pub Blog and we’re all really proud of ourselves over here. It’s not like we’ve got anything else to do. I mean I could go on for a whole blog post about tonight’s episode and how you need to watch it, but you know all that already. You know tonight’s episode is going to be hilarious, that the McPoyles are back with their entire extended family, and that madness will descend upon Maureen Ponderosa’s wedding. And of course you’ve already seen this promo:
Hell, the only way I can truly demonstrate value to you well-informed fans is by telling you we’ve got a digital wheelbarrow full of webisodes to post after tonight’s “Sunny”. See, we got stuck in the woods for an entire week filming this episode, so you can be sure we got a bunch of behind-the-scenes McPoyles footage, interviews, and more to keep you fans happy and salivating until next Thursday.
We also saw a lot of snakes in those woods, and not to go off topic here but I hate snakes. You can’t trust them. They just lie around, looking like innocent pieces of rope until WHAM! In fact, the only thing I hate more than snakes is destination weddings. Who gets married in the woods? Don’t you know there’s goddamn snakes in the woods? Yeah hey, let me just drop $500 on a plane ticket so I can watch two idiots trade vows in the heart of darkness where serpents can descend from trees and lay eggs in my brain while I’m asleep, dreaming of a better world in which ropes stay rope. Anyway that’s why I couldn’t go to your wedding, Justin Timberlake.
Back on topic, it’s time to block all peripherals and get ready for a truly horrifying half hour of comedy tonight, 10pm, only on FX.
WAIT….. ok, you’re clear.
Tonight’s episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: “The Gang Recycles their Trash”; Airing at 10pm, only on FX
By on October 18th, 2012 at 1:13 pm
One episode into the new season, and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty amped about this year. Maybe it’s the simple joy that comes from seeing the gang back on television after such a long hiatus. Maybe it was the return of television’s funniest Nazi grandpa last week. Perhaps it’s simply because I was able to fit so many words into the title of this blog post. Who can say? The only sure thing is that this week’s episode is gonna bring some serious funny and features some more old Sunny friends. Don’t know what I mean? Check out this promo…
That’s right. Martina Martinez is back! That’s probably not the only familiar face you recognized in this week’s preview. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re probably not a real Sunny fan and you need to rethink how you spend your free time. For instance, you are currently reading the blog of a television show you don’t watch.
But hold on, don’t go anywhere, I wanna make this worth your while. During filming of last week’s episode, we were lucky enough to get a few moments to sit down with Brian Unger, known to most of you simply as “The Lawyer”. He’s a huge fan of the show and had some pretty amazing insight into what it’s like to work on Sunny:
Truly a great actor. He’s absolutely nothing like the character he plays on Sunny.
All right folks, that’s it for this week. If you liked that Brian Unger webisode, why not give it an upvote on Reddit? We’ve got an account over there now, just like every other hip TV show. Also like every TV show we’re forcing young unpaid interns to operate it, and we beat them whenever a post doesn’t make it to the front page. So for their sakes, go give the kids an upvote:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 10pm only on FX!
By on October 11th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Well congratulations, Sunny is premiering a brand new season and you’ve stayed alive long enough to see it happen! Whether you make it through the season has yet to be determined, so for now all you can do is sit and enjoy and fear the unknown. Anyway, we’ve been getting a lot of tweets (@sunnymailbag) lately asking “what is the theme of Season 8?” You see, here at Paddy’s Blog HQ, we get to read all the scripts, watch as they film the show, and then screen the final episodes before they air. With all that said, we have no idea what the hell the theme is. “Jokes?” I dunno, who cares. This show works just fine without a theme. But in case you were wondering, the theme for Season 8 of Paddy’s Pub Blog is “putting as many words in the title as possible”.
Theme or no theme, Season 8 of Sunny is going to be absolutely amazing. With only 10 episodes this year, Rob, Charlie, and Glenn have crunched as much ridiculous comedy into each week as humanly possible. This season is bursting at the seams with everything that makes Sunny one of the funniest shows on television. Take tonight’s premiere for example:
We’ll see the return of “Pop-Pop”, who you should remember from the Season 1 episode “The Gang Finds a Dead Guy”. He’s in pretty bad shape now, and it’s up to Dennis and Dee to decide whether to pull the plug on their Nazi grandfather. Also in this episode, there’ll be a huge reveal concerning a painting that you’ve no doubt seen before. Yeah that’s right, I’m not telling you shit. Tune in for yourself!
In case you’ve got some time to kill before tonight’s premiere, go subscribe to these official Sunny sites and make sure you’re always on top of the latest web exclusives:
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Hope you enjoy tonight’s premiere, and don’t forget to tune into the blog every week for more news, announcements, and behind-the-scenes content from Season 8!
Season 7 Finale is Tonight!
By on December 15th, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Well here we are again, at the end of another great season. It’s been a hell of a ride, folks, but there’s still thirty more minutes of brand new Sunny before we have to shut this bitch down until next year. We’ll pick up tonight with Part 2 of “High School Reunion”, where the gang enacts their glorious revenge for the shameful wedgie-fest inflicted on them by the cool kids. Also, let’s not forget this happened:
You can watch the preview for tonight’s episode (just in case you don’t give a shit about MASSIVE SPOILERS) on the official FX site. But hey, maybe spoilers are your thing. Personally, I run screaming out of the room any time I hear the words “next week, on…”. I like being surprised, which is why I’m so bummed out that I already know what the big surprise is at the end of this episode. Without hyping it up too much, I just want to say that the ending of tonight’s episode will leave a lot of people speechless — and also it can cure cancer. Ah there I go over-hyping again. Never mind me — just check out this behind the scenes interview with Catherine Reitman, who you may possibly recognize as Dennis’ ex-wife, Maureen Ponderosa:
And that’s not even the last of our Webisodes! We’re putting a bunch more up on the Sunny Facebook Firsts page after tonight’s episode. Boy we really uploaded a shitload of those things this year, and had a great time doing it. I feel like we should get some kind of award for sheer webisode volume — and not some stupid fake award like the ones I keep making for myself and hiding in easy-to-find places while blackout drunk. At least I think I’m making those. Either way I win, but hey this blog post isn’t about me. At least not this paragraph. This paragraph should be about you guys, the loyal fans who help keep this show alive by tuning in every week. You guys are amazing, and this isn’t just the entire bottle of whiskey I just chugged talking, but I would kiss you all on the mouth if I could. Thank you all for making this another successful season with your continued support for the show, and if you’re actually reading this — a bonus holy shit thank you for keeping up with the blog of a TV show. You must really love Sunny! And that makes you awesome.
Welp so now I am officially blackout drunk, and it’s time to hand out some awards. I know someone very special who deserves an award. Someone who has worked tirelessly to bring a sense of community to the Paddy’s Pub Blog for years now, and tonight will finally receive the recognition he deserves. This person’s name… is “Dak” — and they are the Paddy’s Pub Blog Commenter Of The Year! Here’s your award bro:
Dak, you’re always there for the blog when it has an empty comments section, even when it means you are literally the only one in there. I once saw five weeks’ worth of blog posts all in a row displaying the words “1 Comment” underneath, and I didn’t have to even GUESS that it was my dog Dak holding down the fort. I want you to take this award all the way to the bank, you earned it buddy. And I’m gonna spend tomorrow trying to figure out how to edit that image into all of your comment posts. Until then, I can only hope that you’re not really my mom in disguise and you finally found out the address to this blog.
Okay, that’s it for me folks. I’ll pop back on the blog if I find any webisodes that slipped between the cracks, but I am thorough as shit so I doubt that happened. In fact, if it turns out I missed anything, I will personally film Danny DeVito punching me in the gut and upload the video to this very blog. So anyway, hopefully this is the last you’ll hear of me for Season 7, and I can’t wait to see you beautiful people next year! Enjoy tonight’s Season Finale everyone, you all look great, and god dammit you look great 10pm only on FX.
“Juuuust like high school”
By on December 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
High School is by no means a wonderful or wholly useful experience when you look back on it. These were the times when we were forced to sit in an awful building full of kids all going through puberty and experimenting with awful fashion styles while trying to grasp at some early vestige of adulthood. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it at the time because I didn’t have to give a shit about anything other than doing homework and beating video games, but now that I’ve been released to the harsh realities of the outside world I’ve realized how frivolous that four years actually turned out to be.
The only purpose high school seemed to serve was to get us old enough to settle on a life path, and once we’ve decided on that life path there’s no turning back. For instance, my high school had a great arts program, and I was able to decide that for the rest of my life I would be a TV show blogger. It was the worst decision I ever made and I still cry about it. I guess my point is, why the hell would anyone ever want to go to a high school reunion?
I guess there’s some people out there who made better decisions than I, and can correlate their high school days to the decision to go into oil drilling or reality television or whatever it is that makes people millionaires right now. I can’t speak for those folks because I can’t relate to them, and if you’re reading this blog I doubt you can either.
However, to play devil’s advocate, I suppose you could see the high school reunion as a redemption of sorts. There’s no way you were as cool in high school as you are now as an adult, so why not go show everyone how cool you’ve become? It’s not a bad plan, and unfortunately I’ve never attended a reunion so I can stake no claim as to said plan’s sensibility — though thankfully the five funniest people on television are about to crack that case wide open:
In case you didn’t get it, the title of this blog is a reference to the season one episode “Underage Drinking: A National Concern”. You should go see it if you haven’t already — it’s one of the few episodes in all seven years that gives us a brief glimpse into what high school was like for the gang. It’s also referenced in tonight’s episode, in ways I can’t explain without spoilering your face off. All I can say is that there will be a ton of guest stars tonight, some who you’ll recognize and some you’d only know by name. This episode is goddamn ridiculous, and by the time it’s over you’ll be staring at everyone in the room like “whaaaaat?!” — like that day after high school when I told my Mom I wanted to be a blogger!
Also, I’ve noticed a lot of you guys posting in the comments section about rules for Chardee MacDennis. In fact, some of you seem downright mad that we haven’t been able to provide such rules on this blog. I want to take a moment to apologize, and to let you know that Chardee MacDennis… Has. No. Rules. At least not at first. Okay, so those are the official rules to Chardee MacDennis, sorry it took so long to get them to you guys. Hopefully we can provide some more official version sometime soon, perhaps as some kind of blu-ray bonus feature. Who knows, time will tell.
Anyway, tune in tonight at 10pm to see the gang’s high school reunion, and don’t forget to check out an exclusive interview with one of tonight’s special guest stars, Nick Wechsler, on our Sunny Facebook Firsts!
Tonight: The Gang Goes To The Movies!
By on December 1st, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Welcome back Sunny fans! Hope your Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sukkah-Free Sunday and Cyber Monday were chock full of holiday booty-fruit and free from any pepper spray attacks. I spent all my mad money on gas masks for next year’s shopping season. With the continuing decline of America’s economy, I’m pretty sure they’re gonna be huge. Speaking of huge, now that the final stretch of Season 7 has begun, the Gang is gonna blast you in the face with some major events over the next three weeks. But don’t take my word for it, check out this preview to find out for yourself. According to the announcer, it’s the most exciting Sunny episode ever…
That’s right folks! Motorcycles, trains, boats, sewers and a cameo from President Barack Obama! ”That’s a load of bullshit!”, you say. Well, it just might be, but you’ll just have to tune in tonight to see. In the meantime, take a few minutes to check out this interview with Sunny writers John and Dave Chernin. They were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules to do this interview, so the least you can do is listen to what they have to say.
Whoa, that was way more informative than I thought it would be. Those guys really dropped some knowledge, and yet, they didn’t spoil anything about this season. Pretty awesome how that worked out. I only hope we don’t lose any viewers now that you know the cast isn’t always drunk or high. I’m sure we can slip them all some Texas Tea for Season 8. While I work on getting a codeine prescription, you should click on over to the Sunny Facebook Firsts page for even more behind-the-scenes secrets. And tune in Tonight at 10pm only on FX for the Thunder Gun Express!
By on November 17th, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Hey folks…has anyone else noticed that Mac has gained a little weight? Now I know it’s part of our job in the webisode department to pay close attention to the nuances of the show, but somehow this one slipped right past me. Maybe it was because I’ve been so distracted by the sheer hilarity of this season, or maybe I shouldn’t have been snorting Ambien during filming, who can say? Regardless, the fact remains that Mac has undergone a metamorphosis of gargantuan proportions. If any of you out there aren’t sure about this, lean in close to your screen…a little closer… and pay attention to the two versions of Mac in this preview.
There you go! Clear as day. When you put them back to back, it’s amazing how ginormous he got! To say that this puts Rob in the annals of such staggering transformations as Charlize Theron in Monster, Marlon Brando in everything after 1978 and Calista Flockhart in The Machinist is a gross understatement. I mean, holy shit! What could drive a man to do that? He must have eaten his skinny self to tack on that much mass. I tried to pull some memories of his diet from my sleeping-pill induced haze, but I got nothin’. Fortunately, someone shot this interview that covers it all.
Phew, that interview really saved my ass. The only question remaining is why Mac got fat. We’re not authorized to tell you that here, but luckily, you can tune in tonight at 10pm on FX to find out.
And after you’ve gorged yourself on tonight’s episode, go snag a tasty morsel over at Sunny Facebook Firsts. Tonight’s webisode will give you another behind-the-scenes peek into some of the actors’ on-set rituals. And speaking of gorging yourself, we’re gonna take next week off for Thanksgiving. Don’t fret though, we’ll be back with three more episodes to round out the season. Why don’t you use the time off to check out those past Facebook webisodes? It’ll give you something to do when you’re snowed-in with your family listening to your sister try to convince you that remarrying her second husband is a good idea. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tonight: The Gang Gets Trapped
By on November 10th, 2011 at 11:43 am
The five or six of you out there who faithfully read this blog know that we are not about spoilers here. There’s nothing worse than having your edge-of-your-seat anticipation ruined by a blogger who abuses the small amount of insider knowledge he has and spills the beans about an important plot point, character revelation or surprise special guest. Most of the time the temptation to leak a prized piece of information is easily overcome, but as you can see from this preview clip, tonight’s episode is so full of mystery that any slight misstep could ruin the delicate trust we have built with you. Click the below image to check it out:
See what I mean?!? This clip raises more questions than Herman Cain has accusers of sexual misconduct. I’m so tempted to tell you why they broke into that house, why Mac is wearing a hat that looks oddly similar to the aforementioned presidential hopeful’s hat, and who the stranger in cowboy boots is. Is it R. Kelly? They are trapped in a closet after all. Did the Gang collaborate with him to finally resolve the cliffhanger ending of his rap-opera opus? Oh shit, if I keep typing I’m definitely going to say something I shouldn’t — I may have said too much already. Thankfully, Sunny writer Luvh Rahke heard my plight and slipped me this interview. He assured me it is spoiler free, so I’m sure it’s completely safe to watch…
Sonuvabitch! Was he serious about all that? Did he really just spoil the whole episode?!? He seems like such a nice guy; I’m sure he wouldn’t do something like that. I guess you’ll just have to tune in tonight at 10pm only on FX to find out.
And, as always, after you have unearthed all the mysteries of tonight’s episode, pop on over to Sunny Facebook Firsts to see an exclusive Facebook clip of Glenn Howerton answering fan questions submitted through Twitter. I’m sure all five or six of you will love what he has to say.
Tonight: The ANTI-Social Network
By on November 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 am
Do you guys remember the world before the internet? Was there ever a world before the internet? I’m not sure, but if there was, I’m pretty sure it was a peaceful, considerate, stress-free place where you actually saw your friends in person and got to bribe Carl, the legless guy who hung out in the parking lot of Stop-n-Go, to buy your porn for you. Alas, that kind, gentle world has been replaced with the cold, deceitful world of social networking. There are so many scams and insincere ways to promote yourself out there. It’s almost enough to make me want to throw this free iPad I got on Facebook out my car window. #Almost Fortunately, tonight at 10pm on FX, the Gang is here to guide us through this treacherous gauntlet we call the internet.
Wow, that’s really got me thinking of ways to find new friends and reconnect with some old ones. (Debi, it’s fine that you don’t return my calls anymore. We have so many mutual friends that it’ll be easy to keep tabs on/stay in touch with you.) Now, if you can hold on a second, Mac said something about an ex-girlfriend website that got me thinking about some surfing I need to do…let me just park really quickly.
…and we’re back! Sometimes on set, there are opportunities to get a glimpse into the rituals actors go through to prepare for their roles. From intense vocal and physical exercises to pre-performance rituals of cocktail shrimp and boiled eggs, the cast of Sunny will do anything to fully embody their characters. Most of the time this preparation is kept private and personal. Thankfully, Mr. DeVito, welcomed us to join him on one of his most prized preparatory moments. Mr. Lipton, eat your heart out…
I don’t know about you, but that left me feeling inspired and incredibly relaxed. What a great way to slip into tonight’s episode! So tune in at 10pm only on FX to see the fruits of Mr. DeVito’s labor. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Sunny Facebook Firsts page after the show. We’ve got an interview with a surprise guest and a revealing behind-the-scenes look into the back story of the villain in tonight’s episode. After you see it, you’ll have to go back and watch the episode again to fully appreciate its gravity. Good thing you set your DVR.
What is “Chardee MacDennis”?
By on October 27th, 2011 at 2:38 pm
That was a frequently asked question among Sunny staff after seeing the list of episode titles for Season 7. This is before we had the script, mind you, so now of course the crew all know and have seen the thing get filmed-- But there were a few weeks where we had only a single cryptic episode title to go off, which led to some pretty wild speculations. We in the Sunny Webisode department of course realized this would be a fantastic opportunity to get to the bottom of the mystery by forcing every single crew member of the show to answer the age-old question: What the hell is Chardee MacDennis? As you can see below, they were total dicks about it.
Personally, I love a mystery. Even after the script for “Chardee MacDennis” hit our desks, I refused to read it. In fact, and I’m completely serious, I still have no goddamn idea what Chardee MacDennis is. Of course I saw little snippets of scene descriptions here and there, but for the most part I have remained spoiler-free. Maybe I’m OCD, or maybe I’ve just had too many moments of “Lost” spoiled by “friends”, but my soul gets shattered anytime I find something out that I was not meant to find out until the exact moment the creator had in mind. So with that out of the way, please click on the preview below for tonight’s episode!
Okay so I just watched it, and it’s really not that bad. Okay I’m kidding I didn’t watch it. Anyway, watch it if you don’t care about spoilers because you’re a normal person and I’ll keep waiting until the perfect moment to find out what the hell Chardee MacDennis is all about. I hear it’s a board game though.
Tune in tonight at 10pm, only on FX!
Tonight: The Storm of the Century
By on October 20th, 2011 at 5:03 pm
You guys remember Hurricane Irene? That giant swirling beast tore through the East Coast earlier this year, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. It sucked. Oh, and remember that 5.8 earthquake that rattled the eastern seaboard? This entire year has been full of terrifying weather phenomenon, forcing us to ask the question: is this the beginning… of the end?
Because let’s face it, we are frightened by things we can’t control. We’ve constructed our comfort zones to include an all-encompassing feeling of safety, but one strong breeze can blow those zones off into the distance and leave us feeling naked and vulnerable. That’s when we do crazy shit, like buying all the toilet paper and eggs in a grocery store or punching a dude in the face when he takes the last parking spot. We’re fragile little human beings living in an environment that experiences more violent mood swings than my bi-polar ex-girlfriend. Still, we choose to ignore our helplessness, only to be reminded when a mile-wide funnel of death descends from the sky and tears through our cities like they were made of paper mache. Now that’s not to say there aren’t some people our there perfectly equipped to “weather the storm”, so to speak, but those aren’t the people you’re going to watch tonight at 10pm only on FX:
Note: clicking that image will bring you to the Sunny Facebook page that has tonight’s preview available. I know it’s got the play button and everything, but see that’s a trick. Mostly though the trick’s on me because I just spent three hours trying to figure out how to embed Facebook videos on this blog. Guess what? I can’t! That put me so far outside my comfort level that I had to stock up on bread and milk just to feel safe again. You guys have no idea how much I love embedding videos in these blog posts. It’s a nice break in the text that lets me cut my ramblings short and hop to a new subject without any kind of transitio-
As you can see, the gang has a lot to say about the apocalyptic events that constantly loom over our heads, sneaking around like some kind of ninja cloud formation. It’s going to be a spectacular episode, pitting our favorite dive bar owners against the wrath of the elements and placing them miles away from any semblance of comfort. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see what happens when the “Storm of the Century” hits Paddy’s.
And as always, don’t forget to visit our Sunny Facebook Firsts page for more exclusive behind-the-scenes webisodes! One of tonight’s webisodes has a very special guest star that Owen Wilson once brutally killed in a movie. What?! See for yourself! If anybody needs me I’ll be in the comments section of this blog, which doubles as a storm shelter and is usually about as lively.
“New episode tonight, and Naturi Naughton Sings Dayman For the Blog”
By on October 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am
Hey folks, first of all here’s a special shout-out to the fans from guest star Naturi Naughton:
See I wanted to start with that just in case you hate me, because then you could be like “Oh what’s this blog asshole have to say, hey what the-- a video huh? Oh wow this is a great rendition of Dayman. I’m really glad I came here to this blog and saw that. I’m pumped for tonight! Wonder what’s underneath the video, nah just more of this asshole typing-- what the, how is he typing exactly what I’m thinking? Oh my god! How did he know I italicized that?!?! OH SHIT IT’S TOO MUCH IT’S TOO MU--GYAAAAAAAH[head explodes]“ And see that is how I murder my enemies over the internet.
Anyway, you’ll see plenty more of Naturi in tonight’s episode, which is absolutely packed with amazing guest stars. The titular character tonight is of course Frank’s Brother, Gino, played by Jon Polito. I can’t stress enough how incredible this casting choice is. Polito is simply perfect, you guys are going to lose your goddamn minds. In fact, this might be go down as one of the best episodes of Sunny ever made. Everything about it is astounding, from the set dressing to the insane story — this is going to be an unforgettable night of Sunny. And you’re gonna feel like a real jerk if you miss it, so tune in tonight at 10pm, only on FX.
And as always, we’ll have another crate full of exclusive webisodes on our Sunny Facebook Firsts page after tonight’s episode! Now I know some of you may be thinking “But I don’t have a Facebook, how am I going to watch the Sunny Facebook Firsts? Why do I have to--oh shit he’s doing it again! Oh no! NOOOOO HURRR[head explodes]“. But seriously you should get a Facebook account. I don’t know how else I’d be able to keep track of what all my friends who I don’t talk to anymore are eating for dinner. Plus you get to watch Sunny webisodes. Sold yet?
“This may be the darkest thing we’ve ever done.” Tonight at 10pm.
By on October 6th, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Hey everybody, sorry for the late blog post. I’m actually typing this from the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in New York so you’ll have to excuse me if I need to take a second to chant and shake my sign or fake-lunge at people in suits. Things are going really well here, and it must be some divine intervention that tonight’s episode is all about trying to take what the government rightfully owes you. On this Sunny, Dee scams the IRS with her nonexistent baby while the rest of the gang tries to install a democratic system into the way they run the bar. It’s a politically charged episode for sure, almost as politically charged as this dude getting tasered on the ground next to me.
Apparently a lot of people have been asking through Facebook what it’s like on the set of Sunny, and the answer is “pretty cool I guess” — but then again I’m not allowed on set anymore so I really have no idea what happens there. I did manage to stick around long enough to capture the first week of filming before I was caught plundering the craft services table and ejected from the building:
Anyway, I’ll keep fighting the good fight here on Wall St., as long as you guys tune in tonight at 10pm for brand new It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And don’t forget to check out our Sunny Facebook Firsts page for more exclusive behind-the-scenes videos. You know how hard it is to design a Facebook page like that? We had to get three government bail-outs just to hire enough foreigners to code it for us. Crazy!