- It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia -The Dipp's 'TV. Watch. Repeat.' Podcast Digs Into The History Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Pilot
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, yes, but it's also complicated. Because when it comes to the longest-running scripted comedy ever, there isn't just one pilot. So, in this week's episode of TV. Watch. Repeat., when my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I explored the origin story of It's Always Sunny, we ended up exploring three different episodes of TV: "The Gang Gets Racist" (the first to air on FX); "Charlie Has Cancer" (the fourth to air on FX); and... "Charlie Has Cancer," the unaired pilot that was shot by the cast and featured an entirely different actress as Sweet Dee. See? If only everything could be as simple as a McPoyle family tree.
So how did The Gang Get It Made back in 2005? In surprisingly dramatic fashion. Download TV. Watch. Repeat.'s latest podcast episode on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to find out about the "night terror" that inspired the series, how Kaitlin Olson shaped one of the most unique female characters on TV, and what exactly happened with that other Dee. Oh, and for some rum ham, of course.
Listen to the episode below — we'll spare you the troll toll this time around.