Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Stuff #5 - It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

I enjoy wrong humor.

You know, the kind of humor that makes you cringe and laugh all at the same time? You almost feel guilty for laughing, but you have to laugh because it's hilarious?

Here's a clip from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

I was introduced to this series by Danielle, who we were visiting almost a year ago today for her birthday in Chicago. We somehow managed to watch almost the whole first season that weekend - which I literally then purchased the day I returned to Michigan (along with Season 2).

Just look at some of the titles of the episodes, and you'll get a sense of the "wrongness."

"Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender"

"Mac is a Serial Killer"

"Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person"

"The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby"

"Dennis and Dee Go On Welfare"

I then stumbled upon the wikipedia page for the show. The character descriptions are hilarious. For example,

Charlie: "Charlie is a volatile loser who displays little ability to cope with day-to-day problems and is prone to Bobcat Goldthwait-styled outbursts. He also has poor hygiene, lives in squalor, and frequently abuses inhalants . . . He was the survivor of a failed abortion attempt."

Deandra: "She is consistently criticized and belittled by the gang for her looks (often comparing her to a giant bird), lack of talent, and the mere fact that she is a woman."

Mac: "He comes from a broken home; his father is an incarcerated meth dealer, and his mother is extremely apathetic. He believes he is an adept martial artist and bouncer, often attempting idiotic stunts and wearing sleeveless shirts in order to prove his physical prowess.

Dennis: "He frequently pops his shirt off without hesitation, believing that his physique impresses people and diffuses conflicts. He listens to glam rock, and displays some ability to sing in a falsetto voice wearing silver spandex."

But the best way to experience the show is to simply start with the first episode and don't look back. You can watch full episodes here, but here's one more clip for your viewing pleasure:

Baby Tan


Jackie T said...

Dayman, oh oh ohhhh!

Thanks for introducing me to such a great show!

Keri said...

Oh, I'm definitely going to have to check it out! Thanks.