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Where does "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" rank among the great sitcoms of all time?

The Gang gets ranked

  • Seinfeld Tier (Top 10)

    Votes: 557 88.0%
  • Friends Tier (Not top 10)

    Votes: 76 12.0%

  • Total voters
    633

cagey

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,773
I loved The League until I found out about Steve Rannazzisi faking being a 9/11 survivor. I just couldn't watch the show again after that.
That bummed me out, too, but the show's too good.

I slept on it for a few years thinking why would anyone watch a show about fantasy football. I commish my damn HS/college friends league and didn't get the appeal.

Fuck was I wrong.
 

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Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
4,656
That bummed me out, too, but the show's too good.

I slept on it for a few years thinking why would anyone watch a show about fantasy football. I commish my damn HS/college friends league and didn't get the appeal.

Fuck was I wrong.
Yeah no argument about the show itself, like I said, I was a huge fan. It's just...tainted for me now if that makes sense?
 

jcs

Member
Aug 7, 2018
2,011
Highs are some of the highest but IMO has more lows or meh episodes than Seinfeld or Curb. Still top 10 though.
 

Syder

The Moyes are Back in Town
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
11,675
of the Americans sitcoms I've seen, Always Sunny is just behind Curb Your Enthusiasm.
 

cagey

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,773

TAH3145

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,896
Friends isn't even in the top 50.

Always Sunny is top 10 easy. Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Always Sunny in Philadelphia and 30 Rock are probably my top 5.

Probably not going to be mentioned a lot, but Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 deserve better. East Bound & Down is great also.
Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 is such an underrated show. Deserved far more than 2 seasons.
 

BLEEN

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,907
Seinfeld>IT Crowd=Curb>Always Sunny>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lucky Louie>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Fiends
 

loltna

Member
Dec 4, 2017
354
Give me an episode to sell me on this show and I'll check it out!
Idk man, I feel like if you'd ask 100 people for their favorite episode you'd get 100 different answers. To me, you kinda just start the journey from the first episode. The show is full of call backs and each season builds on the characters (in some way.) We've literally seen these people go from the late-20s to their 40s now.
 

abellwillring

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,682
Austin, TX
Also, not mentioned here and criminally underrated: The League.
I thought The League fell off a cliff after a few seasons and it was barely watchable by the end. But the early stuff is very good. Anything with Zouks is worth watching, frankly.

Give me an episode to sell me on this show and I'll check it out!
I think you can't go wrong with The DENNIS system (Season 5x10). But a lot of Sunny's humor is just the build up of getting to know the characters and their weird quirks.
 

nachum00

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,172
In no order

Seinfeld
Its Always Sunny
Peep Show
Black Books
Spaced
Arrested Development
IT Crowd
The Simpsons
Louie
 
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