When your show's called It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it's pretty safe to say that you're going to end up wearing your love for "The City of Brotherly Love" on your sleeve…your back…pretty much everywhere. For the gang at Paddy's Pub – Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), Frank (Danny DeVito), and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) – that also means an almost unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Who can forget the third season's 'The Gang Gets Invincible'? As Mac, Dennis, and Dee competed to see who was Eagles-worthy (spoiler: none of them), Charlie and an LSD-laced Frank go tailgaiting. The results? The appearance of "Green Man," things get worse in a big way with the McPoyle family, and an introduction to a fake "Donovan McNabb" (Geoffrey Owens) – who would go on to become the fake "Tiger Woods."
But through all of that turmoil, what's the one thing that remained? Their love for "The Birds."
So as the "closing chapter" of the FXX's series' two-part celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win ('Charlie's Home Alone'/'The Gang Wins the Big Game'), the team behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia put together this very Sunny "ode" to Eagles fans everywhere
Since we're talking about the Philadelphia Eagles…take a few minutes after this blatant cheap plug to check out our reviews of Sunny's previous two Super Bowl-themed episodes to see why we found them to be not just a "tough love" letter to Philly fans everywhere but an interesting spotlight on Mac and Charlie:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e08 'Charlie's Home Alone': It's the weekend of Super Bowl LII from Charlie's perspective. While Charlie searches the back office, Cricket steals the suit leaving Charlie home alone to defend himself. Written by Adam Weinstock & Andy Jones; Directed by Kat Coiro
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia s13e09 'The Gang Wins The Big Game': It's the most important weekend of their lives and Frank has treated the gang and a crew of their ragtag hangers-on with tickets to see the Eagles in the Super Bowl! Written by Conor Galvin; Directed by Kat Coiro.
Here's a look back at the season-that-was before this week's season finale, as well as the official synopsis released to throw Sunny fans off the "Dennis scent" (which sounds disturbing on a ton of levels):
The Gang Returns… mostly…. in the 13th season of the FXX original comedy series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy's Pub, while Dennis (Glenn Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota.
Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history – an Eagles Super Bowl victory.