It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: TrollFoot Returns- With A Friend?

After our previous It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia updates found Rob McElhenney celebrating Easter in a very Paddy's way and the world celebrating the greatness that is Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton), we're happy and honored to turn our attention back to a legendary figure whose return last month we were concerned was a once-off. That's right… TrollFoot is back! Just in case you're new to the worldwide sensation, TrollFoot (others go "Troll Foot") is Danny DeVito's love affair with the folks on social media that he expresses by sharing images of his foot (aka "TrollFoot")- and for a little over a decade, the love's been returned ten-fold. Oh, and TrollFoot gets around- from Germany and NYC to SDCC and an NBA game. Less than a month later, TrollFoot returned in the early morning hours- and it appears he made a friend.

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Image: Screencap

Check out DeVito's tweet from earlier today, showing off TrollFoot in all of his morning glory- along with his new, squirrely friend. DeVito should be thankful that it's a squirrel and not a raccoon- The Boys star Jack Quaid has already clued us in on what they're all about:

While promoting the third season of A.P. Bio in the UK (with the fourth season currently in production for Peacock), Howerton explained to The Guardian how the series works to show the characters' flaws in a manner that shows them as they truly are, allowing the characters to be a target for satire because of them. "Certainly we've become a little bit more careful to make it clear that, while the characters can be misogynistic and racist and horrible, we the writers are not racist, misogynistic, and horrible people. If we were to do some of those episodes for the first time now, people would be like: 'Well, wait a minute, who are these people?' But people now know who we are, and they know that our intentions are actually to skewer this sort of behavior, not to celebrate it."

Bleeding Cool had the opportunity to ask Howerton about the upcoming 15th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia during our one-on-one interview ahead of A.P. Bio Season 3 here stateside late last year. In the clip below, Howerton explains that the combination of pandemic-related delays and other projects that the cast is committed to (for example, the second season of McElhenney's Mythic Quest, Olson's upcoming Jean Smart-starring comedy, and the fourth season of A.P. Bio) has made it difficult to finalize a production ("at this point, it's more of a timing thing"). Though they may still be in the process of "trying to figure it out," Howerton expressed how excited and committed they are to a strong 15th run (saying "maybe even a sixteenth" at the time).

Heading into last summer, McElhenney revealed that writing was underway, though production timelines were in flux due to production shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. McElhenney was hopeful that they'll be able to "jump right into something new with 'Sunny'" soon. And he also made one thing clear: as long as the fans want it (and FX Networks wants to keep paying for it, which we now know they clearly do) then Paddy's will be keeping its doors open for some time to come. "How many years do I have on this planet? I'll do it forever. If people keep watching it and we keep having fun, why would we ever stop? It's my dream job. I never understand why people leave shows. I don't. I never understand that," McElhenney explained. "The show is what I dreamed of doing my entire life. I don't take it for granted. And if they keep paying me and the audience keeps watching it and I still love it… why would I ever stop?"

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.