Earlier this week, director Pete Chatmon (Episodes #1507 & #1502) offered up some good news for fans of FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. With fingers and toes crossed for a 2021 debut, viewers learned that Block #3 had finished filming. So what better time than now to get a little goofy and officially mark the occasion by honoring one of the most unsung members of the "Sunnyverse". A character who has spent quality time with Charlie (Charlie Day), The Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), Dennis (Glenn Howerton– even with all of that cologne), and especially Mac (Rob McElhenney). Yup, that's right. We're talking Mac's Duster, 'ya jabronis!
For a full appreciation of the power that is Mac's duster, you should check out the series regular's body of work. "The Gang Solves the North Korea Situation" in Season 3; "Mac's Banging the Waitress," "Mac and Charlie Die (Part 1- in name only)," and "Mac and Charlie Die (Part 2)" in Season 4; "Mac's Big Break" in Season 6; "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution" in Season 8; "The Gang Hits The Slopes" in Season 11; "PTSDee" in Season 12; and "The Gang Makes Paddy's Great Again" & "Charlie's Home Alone" in Series 13. But if all of that greatness is too much to handle, ease into the experience with the following tribute video:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 15 Previews
"That's A Wrap On Block 3 Of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia 😂😂😂 One Of The Best Seasons Yet. Stay Tuned! And, Thanks To The Gang For Inviting Me To Play In The Sandbox. Next Round At Paddy's On Me," Chatmon wrote in an Instagram post earlier today, accompanied by images of him posing with Day and Howerton. So are we being too optimistic in thinking the doors to Paddy's might be thrown open before the end of the year?
Here's a look back at Ellis' post from last week tipping off fans that The Gang & The Waitress would be spending some time in the woods this season:
Here's a look back at Kaitlin Olson in fine "Karen hairdo" form just before she asks to speak to your manager; is part of an all-white FOX News panel debating "Critical Race Theory;" anchors a nightly courtroom "talking head" hour in which everyone on trial is guilty; stars in a show that begins with "Real Housewives of…", or needs ten minutes to explain to the town council why she should get a permit for her "she-shed":
Howerton stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers recently to promote the fourth season of A.P. Bio and towards the end of the interview, Seth Meyers asked Howerton if it was difficult still coming up with ideas for a show that's been on for so long. Revealing that the upcoming 15th season will be his first time working in the writers' rooms since Season 12, Howerton described the process as "absolutely brutal" because of the care & concern put into the show not repeating itself. That said, Howerton also threw down the creative gauntlet regarding Season 15, describing it as "probably our best in many years":
McElhenney shared a TikTok video that (if we're looking at it through the proper lens) could only be viewed one way. The Gang has started cloning Danny DeVito. As you're about to see, it's pretty clear that that's what's going on- and we don't blame them. I mean, DeVito is a national treasure just for Trollfoot alone. Don't get us started on his pre-Paddy's television career. And then there's the fact that DeVito's Frank has become so ingrained in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia that you forget he hasn't been with the show since the first episode. So here's a look at the shocking evidence before it's taken down. But don't let them try to tell you that it's a "body double" or a "stunt double." That's what they want you to think…
Here's a look back at what we've seen so far as production rolls along, beginning with Howerton's recent "Four clowns crammed in a hot car doing jokes" Instagram post:
Here's a look at the TikTok video from McElhenney showing the love & respect DeVito and his peaches get on set:
Previously, Day posted a look that was very familiar to any "Sunny" fan out there. In the interest of full disclosure, we had to make sure that the image below was new and not from Season 5 Episode 7 "The Gang Wrestles for the Troops." And we're about 98.76% sure that it's a new image, which means the "Birds of War" might just be taking flight once again:
For a look at The Gang back together on the set (and being pimped out by McElhenney to promote Wrexham AFC), check out the video below:
McElhenney took to TikTok last month to share a look at the front of the script for the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season opener. Written by McElhenney, Day & Howerton, and directed by Todd Biermann, the season will kick off with S15E01 "2020: A Year In Review"- with McElhenney offering a look at Mac that has us really, really concerned about how he spent his days leading into the new year.
Now here's a look at McElhenney's TikTok video from earlier with the reveal:
@rmcelhenneyDay 1. Episode 1. Season 15. ##sunny ##always ##alwayssunny♬ Sesame Street Theme Song – Little Apple Band
And this is a look back at the first time we came face-to-face with "Your Pop Teen Country Boy Band":