“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” cast, from left, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton attend Saban Community Clinic’s 40th edition of the Annual Gala Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”‘s 13th season, is getting up to date with episodes that are on the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment, as well as the broader women March for women’s rights and gay pride.
“I’m just happy that we have [examined of the Time], and made a comical take. This show is so great for me, because if you don’t pay attention, you’re just entertained and it’s really funny. If you are attention it is really funny and smart and we make social commentary,” star Kaitlin Olson told Variety at the premiere event Tuesday.
Olson said that she was under the impression when they read the episode of the script, because she found that Dee never takes the attitude of the people think that they should, but her efforts do not pan out the way viewers expect.
In this fourth episode of the season, with the title “Time’s Up for the Gang” is not the only actual story they’re telling this year. In addition, Olson said that she was excited about the all-female reboot episode” of the 10th season episode “The Gang Beats Boggs.”
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In this new version, Dee (Olson), Artemis (Artemis Pebdani), the Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), and Mac and Charlie’s mothers (Sandy Martin, Lynne Marie Stewart, respectively) will try to beat the record as they fly to Los Angeles to attend the Women’s March.
Executive producer and star Rob McElhenney said Dee ends up as “just as awful as the men in the show” in spite of her activist efforts.
The FXX comedy ended its 12th season in 2017 with Dennis (Glenn Howerton) move to North Dakota to raise his son, and in the new episode of the gang has to fill the void that he left — but not for long. Although Mindy Kaling to guest in the season premiere, to help “make Paddy’s great again”, thus the title of the episode, Howerton is back — first time in sex doll form if Mac buys the custom item “fill in the Dennis-shaped hole” in his life.
“It’s disgusting. It is very creepy to have a sex doll that looks like you on national television, for your mommy and daddy to see, and your wife and your children,” Howerton admitted.
Last season Mac also finally accepted his sexuality, and McElhenney revealed that his character will be “shout, exploding out of the closet” this year.
McElhenney said he “worked for five months to the three minutes of work for a crucial scene in the season finale, where he performs a choreography, interpretive dance to come out to his father.
Another great moment for the Mac, as well as the rest of the gang, is provided with the Philadelphia Eagles winning his first Super Bowl. Ellis, whose character goes back and forth between her simplicity and her obsession with Charlie this season, said it was great to see the characters bond over a shared victory.
“Rob and Kaitlin were there [at the Super Bowl] and it was so exciting and it felt like a real moment of the city come together,” Ellis said.
“You know that if you have those feelings of people around where everyone is cheering for the same things and it is a beautiful, moving human experience, so I think that is what they wanted to do.”
After taking a break of a year, Howerton said, they felt renewed energy and had “the most fun we have had working on the show for a very long time.”
The series has also renewed for a 14th season, and both Danny DeVito and Howerton expressed enthusiasm for keeping the show going. “We could do that standing on our ears,” DeVito said.
“We keep doing this show forever. If we make the proper life of the doctor, we will see. We love doing this show as long as FX [Networks] let us, and as long as we don’t start fighting with each other and hate each other,” Howerton said. “At this moment we are still having fun and making each other laugh and we love each other and it is not ruining our marriages.”
Margeaux Sippell contributed to the reporting.