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TV Episodes The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'  

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There are so many funny episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Charlie's Work" the best, or is "The Gang Gets Invincible" the funniest episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are, let's rank every It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode from best to worst.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito. The sitcom series follows the group friends who run Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia. With season 13 and 14, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is set to tie for the longest-running live-action sitcom ever in American television (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet).

Vote up your favorite episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one It's Always Sunny episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. It doesn't matter if you're a believer of the D.E.N.N.I.S System, or worship at the alter of Pepe Silvia - just vote up your favorite episodes and don't be a jabroni.

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The Nightman Cometh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 13: Charlie, with the help of the rest of the gang, stages a rock opera based on his song "Nightman."

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The D.E.N.N.I.S. System is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 10: Dennis reveals his full proof system for seducing any woman to the rest of the gang, but none of them can seem to grasp it.

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Mac And Dennis Move To The Sub... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 11 Episode 5: Mac and Dennis move to the suburbs for the cheap rent and open spaces but learn they may be meant for city life.

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The Gang Buys A Boat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 6 Episode 3: The gang attempts to open themselves up to the adventures of the sea after they purchase their 'new' boat.

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Charlie Work is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 10 Episode 4: When a surprise health inspection falls on the same day as one of the gang's less hygienic schemes, Charlie tries to keep the gang working together to make sure Paddy's makes the grade.

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Dennis And Dee Go On Welfare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 2 Episode 3: Dennis and Dee get out of the bar business.

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The Gang Goes To A Water Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 12 Episode 2: The gang takes a trip to a local waterpark, ripe with personal agendas and ulterior motives.

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53 15
Chardee MacDennis: The Game Of... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 7 Episode 7: What's The Gang to do on a rainy day but play the most twisted (and self-made) board game ever. Dee and Dennis square off against Mac, Charlie and Frank in this battle of wits, wild cards and wine.

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The Gang Solves The Gas Crisis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 2: Mac, Dennis, and Charlie take advantage of rising gas prices by investing in barrels of gasoline and selling them door to door. Dee and Frank decide to expose Bruce Mathis as a terrorist leader when they find out that he plans to give their money to a Muslim community center.

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Dee Is Dating A Retarded Perso... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 9: Dee may finally find true love when she dates a famous local rapper, who may or may not be mentally retarded. Inspired by the success of Dee’s mentally challenged boyfriend, Mac, Dennis, Charlie, and Frank decide to start their own band.

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Paddy's Pub: Home Of The O... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 8: When a merchandising convention comes to town, the gang tries to develop marketable products in an attempt to build the Paddy's brand.

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The Gang Gets Invincible is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 2: When the Philadelphia Eagles hold open try-outs a la the movie 'Invincible,' Mac, Dennis, and Dee use the event for their own personal competition, while Frank and Charlie tailgate the try-outs and have an altercation with the McPoyles.

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36 7
The Gang Gives Frank An Interv... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 4: When Frank's reckless lifestyle becomes an inconvenience for the gang, they call for an intervention.

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40 10
Reynolds Vs. Reynolds: The Cer... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 8 Episode 10: Court is in session at Paddy's Pub as Frank and Dennis present their cases to the rest of the gang, resulting in a verdict that will change their lives FOREVER...but not really.

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40 10
The Gang Tries Desperately To ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 9 Episode 3: Tired of failing to be recognized for their years of service in the bar industry, the gang changes their ways to give the patrons what they think they want.

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38 9
The Gang Beats Boggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 10 Episode 1: Mac oversees the gang while they compete to break Wade Boggs’ legendary beer drinking record.

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32 6
The Gang Dances Their Asses Of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 15: Charlie inadvertently puts Paddy's up as the grand prize in a dance marathon, and the gang is forced to enter the competition to save their bar from The Waitress and Father Mara, who will do anything to win the bar.

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36 9
The Gang Gets Quarantined is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 9 Episode 7: When a severe flu outbreak sweeps Philadelphia the gang voluntarily quarantine themselves inside of Paddy's.

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36 9
The Gang Hits The Road is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 2: The gang attempts to expand their horizons by taking a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

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33 9
The Gang Goes To The Jersey Sh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 7 Episode 2: Dee and Dennis take the gang to their favorite childhood vacation spot where things aren't quite how they remember. While Dee and Dennis see the seedy side of the Jersey Shore, Mac, Frank and Charlie have the nights of their lives.

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29 6
The Gang Dines Out is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 8 Episode 9: Every member of The Gang has something to celebrate at Guigino's, Philly's finest eatery.

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30 7
The Gang Gets Analyzed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 8 Episode 5: The Gang gets Freudian as they step into the therapist's office to work through their mountain of issues.

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Who Got Dee Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 6 Episode 7: The gang gets a real 'scare' after Dee reveals she's pregnant, forcing the guys to recall their last hazy Halloween Party to determine if one of them might be the father.

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28 6
Charlie Goes America All Over ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 2 Episode 9: The pros and cons of freedom.

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28 6
The Gang Reignites the Rivalry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 12: After serving a ten year ban, the Paddy's team is once again eligible to compete in Flipadelphia - a city wide flip cup tournament. Now all they have to do is instigate their old rivals, who have since grown up.

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31 9
Mac Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 9 Episode 5: Everyone in the gang gets a day to do what they want while everyone else in the gang must participate willingly. This is Mac's Day...and its got twice the "Mac".

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25 5
Thunder Gun Express is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 7 Episode 11: The gang will do whatever it takes to see the hottest action movie of the summer, "Thunder Gun Express," before it leaves the theaters.

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Flowers for Charlie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 9 Episode 8: When an experiment successfully multiplies Charlie's intellect and takes him away from the bar, the rest of the gang find themselves struggling to complete the menial 'Charlie Work' that has kept the bar running for so long.

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Mac And Charlie Die Pt. 1 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 5: After Mac's father is released from prison, Mac and Charlie stage their own deaths to save their lives. Frank, Dee, and Dennis find unique ways of dealing with the loss.

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The Gang Goes On Family Fight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 10 Episode 8: When the gang appears on a nationally broadcasted game show, Dennis does his best to keep the gang's weirdness under wraps.

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27 8
Frank Reynolds' Little Bea... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 7 Episode 3: Frank accidentally gets into the child pageantry business and is terrified of coming across as a 'Diddler'.

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The Gang Misses the Boat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 10 Episode 6: After another failed venture, the Gang wonders if their group dynamic is bringing them down as individuals, causing them to separate from one another, and find out who they really are.

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25 8
Dee Has A Heart Attack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 10: After Dee suffers a heart attack, she and Dennis try to live a healthier lifestyle. Charlie and Mac join the corporate work force to get health insurance.

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25 8
Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 8: The gang tries to become local celebrities by creating their own public access news show and making it big on the hip club scene.

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25 8
America?s Next Top Paddy?s Bil... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 3: After investing in a billboard, Frank and Mac judge a competition to find Paddy's next top model.

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25 8
World Series Defense is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 6: The gang explains to a judge the trials and tribulations they encountered during game 5 of the 2008 World Series in hopes that it will clear them of a sizable parking citation that they received in the process.

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26 9
Underage Drinking: A National ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 1 Episode 3: The gang relives their high school years.

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The Gang Exploits the Mortgage... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 1: While Frank, Mac, and Dennis try their hand at real estate, Dee arranges to be a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple with a sweet house. All the while, Charlie faces off with a lawyer on the intricacies of the judicial system.

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21 5
The Gang Wrestles for the Troo... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 7: There's nothing more American than wrestling.

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22 6
Mac and Charlie: White Trash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 6 Episode 5: After getting denied from the local pool club, Mac and Charlie aim to fix up an abandoned pool in order to beat the heat wave. Meanwhile, Dennis and Dee try to beat the heat in a more 'dignified' and 'upper-class' way.

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25 9
Mac & Dennis Break Up is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 5 Episode 9: Relationships are put to the test when Mac and Dennis decide to spend some time apart.

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The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 1: Dennis joins up with an environmentalist group but his altruistic intentions quickly sour when he's snubbed by the activists.

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19 5
Dee Reynolds: Shaping America&... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 6 Episode 9: Motivated by the drama teacher who inspired her, Dee takes a job as a substitute teacher and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see the Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series: Lethal Weapon 5.

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19 5
Charlie Rules the World is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 8 Episode 8: After slipping into an unhealthy obsession with computer games, The Gang wrestles to define the difference between the real and the virtual worlds.

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20 6
McPoyle vs. Ponderosa: The Tri... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 11 Episode 7: Old grievances bubble to the surface when The Lawyer agrees to sue Bill Ponderosa on behalf of the Liam McPoyle and his lost eye.

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The High School Reunion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 7 Episode 12: The gang attends their high school reunion with a lot to prove.

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22 8
Who Pooped the Bed? is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 7: Frank and Charlie find someone has pooped in their bed, leading Mac and Dennis to join them as they attempt to crack the case of "Who Pooped the Bed?" Dee leads the Waitress and Artemis on a night out on the town, Sex and the City-style.

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23 9
Mac is a Serial Killer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 3 Episode 10: Mac's unusual behavior leads Frank, Dennis, and Dee to suspect that he's the serial killer on the loose in Philly.

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23 9
Mac & Charlie Die Pt 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 4 Episode 6: After Mac's father is released from prison, Mac and Charlie stage their own deaths to save their lives. Frank, Dee, and Dennis find unique ways of dealing with the loss.

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Hero or Hate Crime? is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes Of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'
Season 12 Episode 6: The gang goes to a professional arbitrator to decide who's the rightful owner of a scratch off lottery ticket. While they're there they also try to clear up whether or not the events surrounding the scratcher prove that Frank is a hero or hate monger.