Quite literally the most fun season of tv I've ever watched. The storylinesare so on point, blending the chaos of the real world and the nutty characters so perfectly. They need to do more episodes with the current state of affairs.
The Hulu description for S8 E6, “Charlie’s Mom Has Cancer,” reads:
“In perhaps the most depraved scheme of them all, The Gang rallies around Charlie’s mom as she battles cancer.”
I am skeptical of the episode description — is this REALLY the gang’s most depraved scheme ever? In your opinion, what beats it? What is the worst thing the gang has done?
(I would have to vote the baby funeral in “Sweet Dee Gets Audited.)
I'm a huge fan of 'It's Always Sunny,' and I am perpetually shocked — SHOCKED — that the show has not only never won an Emmy, but has also only been nominated for its stunt work.
It's the longest-running live comedy series on television, continues to be relevant and very, very funny, and, yet, the Emmys care more about rewarding the Kominsky Method? How?!
So, here, I'm putting together a list of 'Sunny' episodes the cast SHOULD have gotten awards for, even though they didn't:
Charlie Day: Season 10, Episode 4: "Charlie Work." Not only should Charlie Day have won an Emmy for this episode, but the entire SERIES should have won the Best Comedy Emmy for this episode. Everyone talks ad nauseam about the tracking shot in True Detective, but not this? But for all of Charlie's excellent work throughout the years, this one is just such a starring production, that I have to reward him more than a passing grade for this marvel.
Rob McElhenney: I've always found it strange that, though Rob writes the entire show, Mac tends to be a little bit of a weak link in the group. That said, Rob's work in Season 13, Episode 10, "Mac's Dance," is absolutely STUNNING. The work he put into that routine and storyline is just incredible — to go from his dance at the high school reunion to this piece of modern art? Emmy. Worthy.
Kaitlin Olson: Season 4, Episode 7: "Who Pooped The Bed." Kaitlin is so under-appreciated across the board — just see the original actress' take on Dee to see how much depravity she's brought to the role — but she deserved more props than she got for literally slamming her head into a car door in this episode for a stunt. Honorable mention for her work in "Chardee McDennis."
Glenn Howerton: This one's a toughie. Dennis has had so many stand-out rage moments, that it's really hard to pick which one floats to the top. It's really hard to beat Season 5 Episode 10's "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System," which capture men at their very worst, but Glenn's sociopathic description of "the implication" during Season 6, Episode 3's "The Gang Buys A Boat" is bringing more terror than any episode of AHS. But then again... "Time's Up For The Gang" is also delightfully horrific, so give him all three Emmys.
Danny DeVito: Frank has gotten even funnier as he's aged, but the utter insanity of Season 7, Episode 7's "Frank's Little Beauties deserves a spot in any Hall of Fame.
What am I missing? And, more importantly, what are the Emmys missing, ffs?
I've been thinking about how and why Sunny has lasted as long as it has without seeming at all stale, and I think a lot of that has to do with Frank.
Let me explain: When we first met Frank back in Season 2, the gang was all in their mid-20s, so their poor behavior was not at all surprising. But adding Frank allowed us to see a much-older version of their atrocity. Without that anchor, we might have judged the gang for not showing any growth over the years, something we might have found too unbelievable to continue to watch. But Frank allows us to see the gang in their final form: unethical, revolting, and always game for Night Crawlers. We know where they're all headed, so we don't actually expect any growth.
Tbh, I would watch them forever at this point.