30 Dope Facts You Didn't Know About It's Always Sunny

Put down your rat sticks, halt your Charlie Work, and get ready for some Always Sunny trivia and fun facts! Everyone’s favorite living examples of Cards Against Humanity are pretty open about a lot of things, from body secretions to trying to destroying Dee. But there are a few things about the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast, show, and crew you may not know. For instance, there’s a real Mac’s Tavern, the show was inspired by Rob McElhenney’s night terror, Guillermo del Toro made a cameo, and the Game of Thrones writers want the gang to be in an episode. And that's only a taste!
There’s a lot of know about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. So huff your favorite glue and buckle up. Step into the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia behind the scenes and peruse the bowels of the operation, which will probably have something to do with brown.
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  • The Pilot Was Made for Just $200

    The Pilot Was Made for Just $200
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    When Sunny launched, it was made on a shoestring budget. They had a basic set, the cheapest equipment, and the skimpiest of pay for cast and crew. After DeVito came on board, heading into the second season, per episode budgets exploded.
  • Olson Actually Rammed Her Head Into That Car in Season Four

    Olson Actually Rammed Her Head Into That Car in Season Four
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    Olson and the gang do a lot of their own stunts because they aren’t afraid to jump in if there's a sacrifice to make for comedy. "They had a stunt double there, and I was like, 'Yeah, but you're going to watch [me] all the way out and then [the double] throw her body.' I think that's part of the acting. I don't want someone else to do it for me. So, yeah, I needed to see a chiropractor many times afterwards, but whatever, it worked out."
  • Danny DeVito Is Simply Having the Best Time

    From the very first time he was on the show, DeVito loved being a part of Sunny. “Danny's a ham, and everything comes really naturally to him, so he doesn't have to do a lot of preparation. He can just show up and mosey in at the last second and go. That leaves a lot of time for just screwing around,” Olson told Yahoo.  
    As well, his kids were the deciding factor when it came to joining the show. Because DeVito’s kids loved the show, he was convinced to do it.
  • Always Sunny Started Out as McElhenney’s Night Terror

    “The show started as a night terror, basically,” Howerton has said. “A late-night sweating station.” In 2004, Rob McElhenney had a dream. A terrible nightmare of a man with cancer and his insensitive friend. That idea sparked a series about a gang of people completely insensitive to the ills of the human condition and without any moral conviction. Hence, an amazing next generation send up of Seinfeld.
  • Olson Initially Turned Down the Role of Sweet Dee

    The guys had written Dee as the voice of reason and Olson thought that was boring. They didn’t really know how to write for women so Olson encouraged them to write scenes and not think about gender. “Some of my favorite Dee moments are very 'masculine' things, though. They're very traditionally masculine things. I don't know. I find that funny,” Olson said.
  • Their Stunt Man’s Emmy Nominations Inspired "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"

    Their Stunt Man’s Emmy Nominations Inspired "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award"
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    The show’s cast and crew are used to being underdogs. So when they were nominated for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program twice, they decided to an episode that took a swipe at the Emmys and their loser status. They were asked to pose for the cover of Emmy magazine, but still weren’t nominated.