It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 4
Premieres: Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Rob McElhenney
Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an FX comedy series that centers on four late-20-somethings who run an Irish Pub in Philadelphia. The bulk of the comedy has to do with how the characters deal with controversial issues. They’re all pretty much devoid of morals and based on the track record for the show, no issue is off limits. Whether it’s racism, sexual harassment, abortion, the homeless, pedophilia or just about any other political/social issue that’s normally dealt with as sensitively as possible (if at all) in other shows, these people dive into with no regard for anyone’s feelings, including each others.
I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of this show but one of the ones I saw involved two of the characters taking a baby they found in a dumpster to a tanning salon because they wanted to make money off the kid by getting him into show business and learned that darker skinned babies were in high demand. This series crosses every line there is to cross, which is what makes it so funny if you’re not easily offended. It has that sort of South Park no holds barred thing going on where no one and no issue is off limits for humor. So if you’re a sensitive person, I definitely don’t recommend It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but as I consider myself pretty open-minded with the things I’m willing to laugh about (as long as the jokes are funny and not just offensive for the sake of being offensive), I’ll probably check out a few episodes of the new season when it premieres.
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