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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 2

July 7th, 2008 by Alex Kruglov Content Acquisition

You’ve asked for it: We’ve added Season 2 of one of my favorite comedies, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, making the entire run (so far) available on Hulu. Created by Rob McElhenney, the show was a breath of fresh air when it surprised audiences in the summer of 2005. Since then, it has become one of the most innovative comedies out there, ranking up there with 30 Rock and The Office, and often compared to Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and South Park. The Hulu audience must agree — it’s one of the most-watched series on Hulu.

Shot in a pseudo-documentary style with handheld cameras, Sunny revolves around an idiotic trio of nihilist bar proprietors — Charlie, Dennis and Mac — who, together with Dennis’ sister, Dee, find themselves in ridiculous situations. By the end of each episode, they have learned absolutely nothing, usually making a big mess of things. In the first season, we get to know the gang and get a glimpse of their deadbeat associates, including the inbred McPoyle twins and the lovelorn coffee shop waitress.

Season 2 introduces Danny DeVito as Dennis and Dee’s father, Frank. We learn just where their selfish idiocy might have come from: Frank went to ‘Nam in 1994 to open a sweatshop, saying “A lot of good men died there.” Meanwhile, the siblings try their mightiest to get addicted to crack, Mac sleeps with Dennis’ mom, and Charlie gets crippled.

In the second-season finale, we find out how Dennis and Dee, 5-foot-11 and 5-foot-8 respectively, ended up with a father who’s barely 5 feet tall. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is irreverent, incredibly offensive and rip-roaringly funny. Get ready for a wild bellyache from laughter.

Alex Kruglov
Paddy’s Pub Regular

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