For those of you asking yourselves, “Does It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia really deserve a Christmas Special?” the answer–unquestionably–is YES! After a run of lackluster episodes in the previous season, Sunny is back on top.
One of my favorite elements of the show–for better, or worse–is that the cast seems to truly and fully appreciate what they’ve acquired. They put a load of effort into making the show what it is, and it shows.
If you don’t find It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia instantly appealing, you’re probably not someone I’d prefer to know. The show isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, of course, but most people don’t know good tea from hot piss.
Obviously the show is going strong and holding a pretty decent viewership for a comedy cable show…but let’s get back on track here.
I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the new Always Sunny Christmas spectacular, and I was impressed as all get-out. FOX has stated that the DVD will run 60 minutes plus special features, but it really didn’t seem that long…This slightly-longer episode features two stories:
Mac and Charlie find out that their previous Christmas traditions were illegitimate, illegal, or mentally damaging and decide to rejuvenate their spirit.
Dennis and Dee recall that Frank (their father) has never given them a proper Christmas and seek out his old business partner–who he thinks is dead–to help them teach Frank a lesson.
I don’t want to spoil and of the sweet action for you, but I will say that (if the show did air on FX–which it isn’t) it would have to be heavily censored. This ‘sode should have been titled “The Gang Drops About 30 F-Bombs in 30 Seconds.” Charlie viciously attacks a mall Santa, and the whole journey wraps up with an old-school Christmas clay-mation featuring Frank’s Christmas Spirit.
Though it seems a waste for FOX to release this gem as a solo straight-to-DVD movie, it is absolutely worth buying, stealing, burning, or downloading. The DVD/BluRay is set to be released on November 17th, so my Christmas shopping will be fucking finished on that date.
So, if you know me–don’t read this, or the surprise will be forfeit.
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