Here on the east coast, we're a little more than 90 minutes away from television history being made. That's when Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson & Danny DeVito throw open the doors to Paddy's once again for a record-setting 15th season of FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Because when "2020: A Year In Review" kicks off, the series will become the longest-running live-action comedy show in television history, breaking past the record held by The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (which ended in 1966, in case you needed some perspective on just how long the show's held that title). Over the past few hours, we've been hearing from The Gang in one way or another. From Howerton offering a visual tour of 15 seasons' worth of posters and Olson with a video clip thanking the fans to McElhenney asking an important question that has way too many answers, Day offering up some talking potatoes that look a little familiar, and DeVito letting It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans know that this season is "off the charts"- take a look:
"This year was off the charts! One of the best that we've had. The great thing about it is we get along so well – Rob and Charlie and Glenn and Kaitlin and I. They keep plugging away and coming out with good stories. This year, of course, we had so many subjects to deal with from interesting, crazy characters that inhabit our planet and situations like various concepts of human behavior. It was a very right time for writing and thinking and satirizing what's going on in the world," DeVito explained during a recent interview about their record-setting season.
Season 15 Episode 1: "2020: A Year In Review": The Gang looks back on 2020 to justify their numerous PPE loans. In doing so, it is revealed that they contributed to the chaos of the past political year way more than anyone could have imagined. Written by Rob McElhenney & Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton and directed by Todd Biermann.
Season 15 Episode 2: "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7": Upon discovering that their self-made "Lethal Weapon" sequels have been pulled from the local library, the Gang decides to address their political incorrectness by making another film — "Lethal Weapon 7." Written by Keyonna Taylor & Katie McElhenney & Rob McElhenney & Charlie Day and directed by Pete Chatmon.
Season 15 Episode 3: "The Gang Buys A Roller Rink": It's the 90s, and the Gang hangs out one last time at the local roller rink before going their separate ways. An innocent young Dennis learns the horrifying details of Frank's business, a truly sweet Dee is excited to head off for Hollywood, while Charlie and Mac's jobs at the roller rink are in jeopardy, leaving them to figure out their next move. Written by Rob Rosell & David Hornsby and directed by Richie Keen.
Season 15 Episode 4: "The Gang Replaces Dee With A Monkey": When the Gang suspects Dee is menopausal, they scramble to find a new employee for Paddy's Pub. Meanwhile, Dee decides to put her acting career on hold in order to mentor young actors. Written by Glenn Howerton & Nina Pedrad and directed by Todd Biermann.
Season 15 Episode 5: "The Gang Goes To Ireland": The Gang's in Dublin! Dennis longs for a charming, authentic European experience, but ends up helping Frank with some of his business's "dirty work." Mac and Charlie learn about their Irish heritage. Dee rushes to the set of an Irish soap opera, where she will play the role of "Obnoxious American MILF." Written by Rob McElhenney & Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton and directed by Megan Ganz.
Season 15 Episode 6: "The Gang's Still In Ireland": Dennis and Dee explore their new accommodations in the countryside; Frank accompanies Charlie to find the truth about Charlie's Irish childhood pen pal; Mac has an identity crisis and decides to join the seminary. Written by Rob McElhenney & Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton and directed by Megan Ganz.
Season 15 Episode 7: "Dee Sings in a Bog": Guided by a young priest, Mac spends a day at the seminary to truly understand what it takes to become a priest. Dennis and Frank plan an elaborate trap at the castle to humiliate Charlie's pen pal. Dee prepares for a date with an Irish doctor, only to find herself sinking in a bog. Having learned of his pen pal's true identity, Charlie bonds with him and makes a choice that will forever change the Gang. Written by David Hornsby & Rob Roseell and directed by Pete Chatmon.
Season 15 Episode 8: "The Gang Carries a Corpse Up a Mountain": The Gang attempts to ascend a mountain in order for Charlie to fulfill an old and mysterious Irish burial tradition. But one by one, the Gang backs out until Charlie is left to honor the dead body alone. Written by Megan Ganz and directed by Richie Keen.