It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1 (2005)


Season 1
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's coarse humor and shabby style may be rough around the edges, but this sinful sitcom wrings a surprising amount charm from its band of charmless underachievers.

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Critic Ratings: 18

89%

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Air date: Aug 4, 2005

The guys hire Dee's friend, Terrell, to promote the bar; Charlie tries to prove he's not a racist, which always ends well.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2005

A girl from Charlie's past reveals they have a child together; Mac sees the benefits of being a pro-life advocate; Dennis uses an abortion rally to meet women.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2005

The gang notices an increase in underage patrons; they decide to make a few adjustments to appeal to their younger crowd.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2005

The gang learns that Charlie might have cancer; they hatch a scheme to alleviate his pain; Mac proves that he's a narcissist.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2005

The gang learns that the bar's safe has been stolen; Dennis buys a gun; the others suspect that it was an inside job.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2005

Mac and Dennis befriend a patron found dead at their bar in order to win the affection of his granddaughter.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2005

Charlie and Mac's old high school gym teacher is accused of molesting their former peers; Dee and Dennis suspect that Charlie is also a victim.

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Cast & Crew

Rob McElhenney
Mac

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Glenn Howerton
Dennis Reynolds

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Charlie Day
Charlie Kelly

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Kaitlin Olson
Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Waitress

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Jimmi Simpson
Liam McPoyle

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Shelly Desai
Hwang

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Tom Bower
Pop-Pop

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Artemis Pebdani
Artemis

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Autumn Reeser
Megan

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Brittany Daniel
Carmen

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Nate Mooney
Ryan McPoyle

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Cormac Bluestone
Jimmy Doyle

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Lynne Marie Stewart
Bonnie Kelly

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Andrew Friedman
Charlie's Uncle Jack

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Dennis Haskins
Chris Murray

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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1

  • Sep 20, 2021
    An amazing start to the series, just wished it was longer.
  • Aug 09, 2021
    I am pretty sure if you weren't a teenager or pre-teen watching this in 2005 when it came out then there is no way you can find this funny.
  • May 31, 2021
    I'm going to be reviewing the first season, since I've already forgotten most of what I've watched in the "newer" seasons. So think of this as an entire "show review," instead of only the first season. Anyways, this show was great. The music was good, a lot of the jokes landed, and the acting was spot on. I didn't watch the full show, but I did watch most of it. And from what I've seen, I can definitely recommend it. 75%
  • Sep 29, 2020
    The most offensive comedy begins
  • Jun 01, 2020
    In the days before Danny Devito, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia positioned itself as a spiritual successor to Seinfeld. That is if the protagonists of Seinfeld were all sociopaths. All the elements which would make the series such a great and long-lasting staple of any hardcore comedy diet are present in season 1. Devito does ultimately give the show some more flavor and credibility in subsequent seasons but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to love and enjoy in the first season. Each of the 7 episodes holds it own but my personal favorites are episode 3 "Underage Drinking: A National Concern" and episode 7 "Charlie Got Molested".
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Daddy devito isn't in it yet, but still great. The abortion episode slaps so hard.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    Unlikable personality traits, criminal behavior, total lack of growth and downright depravity is what makes the characters in this show stand out, and thus also the show among the masses of sitcoms. It takes the 'formula' for a successful sitcom and flips it on its head, much like Seinfeld. Join this with well-timed comedy and genius satire, then you'll have yourself a great show that could last many years.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Funniest show on tv; but you have to watch from the beginning to understand it and appreciate the character development / jokes.
  • Aug 16, 2019
    Not the finest series, but some great highlights, and just a show getting into it's stride. Cast is clearly very talented and writing team also. Having seen every episode multiple times, what I find particularly weird about this season is the gang are sometimes nice, and have morals!
  • Nov 03, 2018
    Started off as a perfectly good sophomoric sitcom that had just about begun to find itself when Devito came on and the dumb factor was turnt up to 11. Tried a few more episodes after that and just couldn't like it no matter how hard I tried.

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