While some shows change things up in major ways as seasons pass, viewers can always count on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to stick to its comedic guns – someone get that gun away from Frank! – and we take comfort in knowing it won’t make any dramatic leaps in narrative approach. Though it all goes back to when the show was first conceived, Sweet Dee probably would have been completely different had Kaitlin Olson not been the actress cast in the role. Let’s all give thanks that her skills changed the character for the better.
Olson is hands down one of the funniest people on TV right now, and has been for years. Not just considering women, either, but everyone. Even on this show, in which every single actor is memorably hilarious. I mean, you’ve got Danny DeVito at his most depraved, Howerton at his most pompous, Day at his most imbecilic, Rob McElhenney at his most Mac-ish, and that’s not even considering the plethora of winning side characters like Artemis Pebdani’s Artemis, David Horsby’s Rickety Cricket, and Jimmi Simpson and Nate Mooney as the McPoyle brothers. There are no misses on this show.
Day went a little further into how one of their creative goals is indeed holding the show to its own fairly simple rulebook of characteristics.
Dee seems like she would be the least morally repugnant, since she’s the
bird character that everyone likes to throw under the bus, but goddammit, she’s just as awful as those around her. Check out a particularly fabulous supercut of her best moments below.
Season 11 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will soon be upon us, as it set to premiere on Wednesday, January 6, on FXX.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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