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January 14, 2019

Is Joe Goldberg from 'You' actually Dennis Reynolds from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?'

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Penn Badgley (left) plays Joe Goldberg on "You," while Glenn Howerton (right) plays Dennis Reynolds on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

After 13 seasons of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," each member of the Gang has left a distinct impression on us. You can't mistake it when you see their (mostly) terrible influence on the world.

One of TV's hottest new show's is the Lifetime-turned-Netflix series "You," a bingeworthy examination of the fine line between love and obsession.

Joe Goldberg, a superficially adoring boyfriend and ideal kind of guy, is secretly a manipulative freak. His grasp on grad student Guinevere Beck proves more and more disturbing as the show's first season progresses.

Played Penn Badgely, Joe has a striking physical resemblance to Glenn Howerton's Dennis Reynolds, perhaps the most unabashed misogynist and all-around creep on television.

The similarity has not been lost on fans of both shows, who are pointing out the parallels on Twitter.

The D.E.N.N.I.S. system, of course, is Reynolds' patented method of gaining the trust of women in order to sleep with them and then ditch them, as explained in the clip below. 

What's more, it seems that Howerton and Badgley have spent some time together in real life. 

Netflix will take "You" into future seasons now that the series has caught fire with streamers. Finally, we'll all be able to see how horrific the D.E.N.N.I.S is in practice, and hope that it fails miserably.