January 15, 2017
We are living in what clearly looks to be the golden age of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
In an era when the distribution of sitcoms (and quality laughs, period) is more splintered than it's ever been, when it's better for television writers to have the latitude of streaming, premium or secondary network support, this is no small accomplishment. For a show that debuted at the start of this new wave in entertainment, "It's Always Sunny" has been incredibly nimble in adjusting to these changes while staying true to its own incurable madness.
The payoff has been obvious just a few episodes into the series' 12th season. The first episode, a musical in which the gang "turns black," set a network viewership record since the show migrated from FX to FXX in September 2013.
This can only mean it's high time to appreciate the show's history by learning some tidbits that many fans probably never knew. As it does with all wildly popular television shows, YouTube channel "The Why" has put together a video with 50 little-known facts about "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Want to know how many times Kaitlin Olsen has injured herself performing her own stunts for the show? Or which of Danny DeVito's family members made a bizarre cameo, considering the bit role? How about the cost of making the pilot? You might just be inspired to round up a gang and try doing your own thing.