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

Updated October 25, 2019 267.2k views30 items
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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.
  • 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"

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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.
  • They Don't Drink on Set

    Despite playing hardcore alcoholics, the gang doesn't drink during filming. Glenn Howerton explains, “We NEVER drink on set. It’s 'bad for insurance' and we would NEVER want to put the show at risk… NEVER!!!!!” Never? Not even once?
  • Fred Savage from The Wonder Years Directed Sunny for Years

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    The boy from The Princess Bride and The Wonder Years directed Sunny episodes up until season five. After that, he produced. Charlie Day says that Savage was chosen to direct because he "got" the show.