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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5 (2009)





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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
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Air date: Nov 5, 2009
Air date: Nov 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 19, 2009

Tv Season Info

The gang are back for Series 5 as Frank (Danny DeVito), Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) try their hand at real estate. Meanwhile, Charlie (Charlie Day) squares off with a lawyer over the intricacies of the judicial system, and Dee (Kaitlin Olson) arranges to be a surrogate mother for a rich couple.

Genre: Comedy
Network: FX (seasons 1-8), FXX
Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2009
Executive Producers: , , , , ,
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Charlie Day
as Charlie
Kaitlin Olson
as Sweet Dee
Danny DeVito
as Frank Reynolds
Ara Anton
as Police Officer
Lex Medlin
as Assistant Director
Noah Bean
as Art Sloan
Elaine Loh
as Attorney's Assistant
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Gail the Snail
Nora Dunn
as Donna
Jason Stuart
as Event Director
Shannon McKain
as Hitchhiker
David Hornsby
as Rickety Cricket
John Ponzio
as Philly Phrenetic
Nasim Pedrad
as Lucy (Bridal Store E...
Dennis Hogan
as Fan No. 1
Roddy Piper
as Da' Maniac
Cody Kasch
as Cheesefoot
Dennis Hart
as Fan. No. 2
Eve Mauro
as Hot Girl
Travis Schuldt
as Ben (The Soldier)
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Charlie's Mom
Audra Griffis
as Hot Girl
Price Carson
as Carney Boss
Sandy Martin
as Mac's Mom
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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

They've created a niche show full of conniving, backstabbing yet lovable characters so they might as well follow their formula and wring out all the comedy they can.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
IGN Movies

There were a lot of gimmick-lite plots that sometimes didn't cohere all too clearly but always had enough straight comedy to prop them up.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

There's a reason this show has lasted five... seasons, and it's because these lazy, stupid, insensitive bastards are worse people than the cast of Seinfeld, if that's actually possible, and yet they're so much more loveable.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Television Without Pity

Sunny may not be the most highbrow comedy on television, but it's arguably the one with the highest density of actual laughs.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Slant Magazine

Season 5 brings more of the same, but the characters are so well delineated and the performances are so solid that more of the same is a good thing.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5


FX's hit sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia serves up some incredibly irreverent and outlandish comedy as it enters into its fifth season. The characters go full blown cartoony this season as Charlie, Mac, and Frank are dumbed down, but the series has gradually been moving in this direction; so its feels like a nature progression. And, the episodes themselves get pretty zany as Mac and Charlie write a movie, Dennis reveals his 100% foolproof system of seduction, and the gang competes to merchandize Paddy's Pub paraphernalia. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia continues to get more outrageous in Season 5, and while there are diminishing returns there are also a lot of laughs.

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