Four friends buy and run an Irish bar in Philadelphia. Sounds like a fun situation, no? Well, for the most part it is, but they get involved in some sticky relationship and poor judgment situations. This is an example of the fact that you do not have to be completely original to be good. Just make sure you are off-the-wall, quirky, fast paced, and never predictable. There is at least one laugh-out-loud scene in every episode, which is not a given today. To amp up the quirky quota Danny Devito joined the cast in season two as the crazy father of two of the bar owners. Be expecting inexperienced actors, low production values and no fear about talking about any subject under the sun.
Episode 1: The Gang Gets Racist: Mac (Rob McElhenney – appeared in episodes of Law & Order and Lost), Charlie (Charlie Day – from television's Third Watch), Dennis (Glen Howerton – from television's ER) and his sister Dee (Kaitlin Olson – appeared in episodes of The Drew Carey Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm) own and run an Irish bar called Paddy's. Charlie and Mac try to prove that they are not racist after being overheard making some debatable comments.
Episode 2: Charlie Wants An Abortion: Charlie unexpectedly finds out that he is a father. Dennis uses an abortion rally as a way to meet women.
Episode 3: Underage Drinking: A National Concern: The gang decides to do a community service by lowering the drinking age at Paddy's. Dee starts seeing a high school jock in an effort to make up for lost time.
Episode 4: Charlie Has Cancer: After Charlie finds out he might have cancer, Mac and Dennis try to find him a woman to take his mind off it. Mac falls for a transsexual.
Episode 5: Gun Fever: After they are robbed Mac and Dennis decide to buy a gun. Thinking that the police are doing nothing, they decide to try and solve the case.
Episode 6: The Gang Find a Dead Guy: Charlie goes with Dee to visit her grandfather because she is deathly afraid of old people. Mac and Dennis pretend that they were close to a patron who was found dead because they want to get to know his granddaughter.
Episode 7: Charlie Gets Molested: Charlie reacts oddly when their former elementary school gym teacher is accused of molestation. Dennis and Dee believe that due to his behaviour that Charlie must have been molested and want to get him help.
Episode 8: Charlie Gets Crippled: Charlie is in a wheelchair after an accident. Dennis and Dee's estranged father Frank (Danny Devito – Romancing the Stone, Twins) returns.
Episode 9: The Gang Goes Jihad: Going to extreme lengths to make sure they do not lose the bar due to a zoning error, the gang fights to keep their bar. Frank's wife Barbara (Anne Archer – Clear and Present Danger, Fatal Attraction) returns and he is not happy.
Episode 10: Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare: Dennis and Dee, due to Frank, quits their jobs and decide to go on welfare.
Episode 11: Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom: Barbara sleeps with Mac in the hopes of making Frank jealous. It is Dennis who is upset.
Episode 12: Hundred Dollar Baby: Frank starts teaching Dee how to box after she is robbed. He runs into an old enemy there.
Episode 13: The Gang Gives Back: When they are arrested for arson the gang is sentenced to do some community service. Frank tries to get closer to Dennis.
Episode 14: The Gang Exploits a Miracle: Dee suffers through some forbidden feelings after running into someone from her past. Mac and Dee are uncomfortable with the rest who are using a stain that looks like the Virgin Mary for their monetary profit.
Episode 15: The Gang Runs For Office: Because of what his father feels about politics, Dennis decides to run for office.
Episode 16: Charlie Goes America Over Everybody's Ass: Dee tries to make a career out of acting. Charlie tries to show how dedicated an American he is by protesting.
Episode 17: Dee and Dennis Get a New Dad: Mac visits his father in prison. Dee starts receiving e-mails from someone claiming to be her and Dennis' real father.
Episode 18: Mac Is a Serial Killer: When Mac shows up at the bar acting weird and with scratches all over his body Frank believes that he is the serial killer attacking women in Philadelphia. Dennis and Dee do some role playing in order to solve the mystery.
-Behind the Scenes: "Sunny Side Up"
-Kaitlin Olsen Audition featurette
-Making a Scene: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
-Outtakes: "The Gang Fucks Up"