9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’

The lead writers from Game of Thrones wrote an episode for this season:

Hi there, I heard Game of Thrones writers wrote an episode of its always sunny, When is it supposed to air? Also, what was it like working with them?

Yes, the Game of Thrones guys (Benioff and Weiss) wrote an ep. this year. It's going to be called “Flowers for Charlie” and I'm not sure when it will air. They were great to work with. Smart as hell.



There might be another musical episode a la “The Nightman Cometh”:

The Nightman Cometh is one of the most popular episodes you guys have made to date, any plans on another musical episode?

We have discussed it very seriously.


The best episode of the ENTIRE SERIES might be this upcoming season:

What's your favorite episode from the new season coming up? A guy on r/iasip mentioned that of the three new episodes he got to see (he works in the media somewhere) he thought “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” might be the best episode of the whole series.

That episode is pretty great. It's an all time high for sure. I think we've done some of our best work this season.

It took a while for Glenn Howerton to turn Dennis into a complete sociopath:

When you came up with the character of Dennis did you always intend for him to be a complete sociopath or did it just end up working out like that?

I always knew he was socio, I just wasn't ready to go all the way with it at first. It's been fun to tease it out and let it build over the years.

Drinking on the It's Always Sunny set is kind of a no-no… or something:

How often are you guys actually drunk during filming? And who is the wildest person of the group when you guys all go out to drink?

We NEVER drink on set. It's “bad for insurance” and we would NEVER want to put the show at risk….NEVER!!!!!


Glenn Howerton once worked as a bellman at a New York City hotel with three other big comedians: 

What are some odd jobs you did before It's Always Sunny and did you draw any inspiration from them?

I worked at Chic Fil A in Alabama. Sold meat door to door (I'm not kidding). I worked in an aluminum factory fixing machines and driving a fork lift. I've had some random f*cking jobs, man. Here's another fun fact. This will sound made up, but I promise you it is not. I worked as a bellman at the Hudson Hotel in NYC with all of the following people: Rob Delaney, Matthew Bomer and Lee Pace. Weird, right?


Charlie Day is kinda, sorta the inspiration for Charlie Kelly:

I've always wanted to know who, if anyone, was the inspiration for Charlie's character? Also, who writes Charlie's songs and plays?

Charlie writes a lot of the music, as does our friend Cormac Bluestone who helped a lot with Nightman and many other things since then. We often all write the lyrics.


The running “Dee Is a Bird” joke comes from when they said she looked like Larry Bird: 

Whose idea was it to have dee slowly become a bird throughout the episode?

It happened kind of naturally after we first said she looked like Larry Bird in Season 3 “Mac is a serial killer”


Glenn Howerton dated Christina Hendricks. Lucky bastard: 

Explain this. [Pic via Reddit]

We dated for a while. She's a great gal.

No word on whether he used the D.E.N.N.I.S. system on her.

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