The Story Behind Jimmi Simpson's McPoyle Unibrow On It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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Over the course of the last few years, Jimmi Simpson has become one of the most recognizable faces in the small screen world. Between his work on shows like HBO's Westworld, Netflix's Black Mirror (specifically in the fan-favorite "USS Callister" episode), and now on USA's Unsolved, he has turned in a variety of eclectic performances. That said, many audiences were first exposed to him as Liam McPoyle on FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the actor recently opened up to explain the intensive process of applying his infamous facial hair and said:

It's actually a f---ing weave. It's actually a weave... I don't know if they cut the unibrow budget, but I used to have each hair placed like Brundlefly, like these thick, coarse mother bangers across. And now they're just like... You know they're just kind of, they do it lighter.

That really does not sound like the most pleasant experience, does it? The hairs used to create the eccentric McPoyle brother's unibrow was incredibly "coarse," and he had to have each one individually placed. If you already thought the character was gross, then the comparisons to David Cronenberg's The Fly likely won't improve your opinion.

Of course, Jimmi Simpson's remarks to EW about the bizarre nature of his unibrow make perfect sense. Even for the world of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the McPoyles are some of the weirdest possible characters to imagine, and the unibrow goes a long way towards establishing just how odd a guy like Liam truly is. Even without the bathrobes, milk, and oddly incestuous relationships, the thick "mother banger" unibrow really sells his eccentricity. Besides, now that Liam only has one eye, he only needs one eyebrow.

Not that Jimmi Simpson needs any extra help turning Liam into a weird character. Just look at a compilation of the McPoyles screaming, and you will understand what we're talking about.

Now, it's a matter of wondering whether or not we will ever see Liam McPoyle and his glorious unibrow on It's Always Sunny again. The character has remained notably absent from recent episodes, but with Glenn Howerton possibly taking on a reduced role on It's Always Sunny due to his commitments to A.P. Bio, we will have to wait and see if the legendary FXX sitcom brings this side character back. Only time will tell.

Make sure to catch Jimmi Simpson in his current (and unibrow-less) role on Unsolved, which airs new episodes every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on USA. Beyond that, you can also head over to CinemaBlend's full midseason premiere guide to check out everything that's set to debut on the small screen this spring!

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.