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Classic comedies come and go, but as, Rob McElhenney pointed out, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is still rolling strong. The irreverent comedy recently got back Glenn Howerton for the forseeable future, and is currently filming at a location that could be considered holy ground in the world of television production. McElhenney posted a video on social media from the set location, and apologized to Steve Carrell as he and the gang prepare to shoot at The Office's Dunder Mifflin.
Rob McElhenney could be completely serious in the video above, but given the caption and the general tone of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, I'm more certain he's just having some fun. That's completely fine, and probably even encouraged when hanging out in the parking lot of Dunder Mifflin, where the cast and crew are apparently filming something involving the building. The real mystery here is, what exactly is going to get filmed?
Well, one can't help but think some parody of The Office is going to happen. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia has dabbled in the parody genre in the past, and last season recreated a scene from Seinfeld using the cast. Something like that to honor the much-beloved former NBC comedy would be fantastic, and we're already wondering who would portray each character. Is Charlie more of a Michael Scott, Dwight, or Creed? He has to be Creed right?
Perhaps there's something more behind Rob McElhenney's caption, which states the bar inside Dunder Mifflin is now called Paddy's. Perhaps the episode will be shot like The Office, but with the characters from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia injected into another company's documentary? I like that premise even more, especially if they treat it like the time the lovable Michael went to war with his former employer and started the Michael Scott Paper Company.
There is a third and incredibly disappointing option here, and it's that It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is only filming at the Dunder Mifflin office, and there won't be any reference to that in an actual episode. If so, there's going to be a lot of disappointed folks that are upset by that news, and perhaps even more who wish they never saw this Instagram post in the first place.
There's reason to be optimistic though, as let's remember It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The Office are both set in the great (and occasionally spooky) state of Pennsylvania. Perhaps this is an episode that will imply they exist in the same universe? That may be the best option of all, as doing so wouldn't really greatly affect either series' lore and make for cool trivia for fans. Then after that, maybe a character from The Office could visit Paddy's?
We can only hope. CinemaBlend will continue to report on the development of Season 14 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which arrives on FXX Wednesday, September 25. Be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for all the latest on other things happening in the world of television and movies.