The Best Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.

Charlie Work

#1 - Charlie Work

Season 10 - Episode 4

Charlie directs The Gang in balancing a scheme involving live chickens, steaks and airline miles with a health inspection, in a fast hectic manner.

star 8.65
753 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Nightman Cometh

#2 - The Nightman Cometh

Season 4 - Episode 13

In the season finale, Charlie gets the gang to help him put together a rock opera based on his song "Nightman."

star 8.46
601 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games

#3 - Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games

Season 7 - Episode 7

The gang plays the most twisted board game ever. Dee and Dennis face Mac, Charlie and Frank.

star 8.26
635 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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A Very Sunny Christmas

#4 - A Very Sunny Christmas

Season 6 - Episode 13

After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie reflect on their childhood Christmases, and realize that they were not as joyous and wonderful as they remembered.

star 8.24
412 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
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The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

#5 - The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

Season 7 - Episode 2

Dee and Dennis take the gang to their favorite childhood vacation spot where things aren't quite how they remember. While Dee and Dennis see the seedy side of the Jersey Shore, Mac, Frank and Charlie have the nights of their lives.

star 8.22
580 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Flowers for Charlie

#6 - Flowers for Charlie

Season 9 - Episode 8

When an experiment successfully multiplies Charlie's intellect and takes him away from the bar, the rest of the gang find themselves struggling to complete the menial "Charlie Work" that has kept the bar running for so long.

star 8.22
766 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
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The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

#7 - The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

Season 4 - Episode 2

Charlie, Mac, and Dennis formulate a plan to take advantage of the rising gas prices. By purchasing excess amounts now, they can sell it in the future and profit. As usual, things don't go as planned. Dee is also out to make money when she learns that Bruce is going to give the family fortune to a Muslim cultural center. She and Frank try to stop him and get the cash for themselves.

star 8.22
603 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Charlie and Dee Find Love

#8 - Charlie and Dee Find Love

Season 8 - Episode 4

Charlie and Dee become romantically involved with two members of a wealthy family, which arouses jealousy in Mac, Dennis, and Frank.

star 8.20
563 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
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The Gang Goes to a Water Park

#9 - The Gang Goes to a Water Park

Season 12 - Episode 2

The gang takes a trip to a local water park, ripe with personal agendas and ulterior motives. Dennis feeds off his mantra of "the park provides" and takes on a protégé. Frank and Charlie are determined to ride every ride by any means necessary and Mac and Dee get stuck in a tube slide for most of the day.

star 8.20
2,056 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award

#10 - The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award

Season 9 - Episode 3

Tired of failing to be recognized for their years of service in the bar industry, the gang changes their ways to give the patrons what they think they want.

star 8.20
786 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
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Mac Day

#11 - Mac Day

Season 9 - Episode 5

Everyone in the gang gets a day to do what they want while everyone else in the gang must participate willingly. This is Mac's Day... and its got twice the "Mac".

star 8.20
749 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
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The Gang's Revenge (2)

#12 - The Gang's Revenge (2)

Season 7 - Episode 13

The gang come up with a new plan to buff their tarnished high-school reputations at their reunion.

star 8.20
480 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Thunder Gun Express

#13 - Thunder Gun Express

Season 7 - Episode 11

Traffic problems as a result of the President's visit to Philadelphia makes it difficult for the gang to see the summer's biggest film, "Thunder Gun Express".

star 8.18
499 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

#14 - Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

Season 6 - Episode 9

Motivated by the drama teacher who inspired her, Dee takes a job as a substitute teacher, and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see the Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series: Lethal Weapon 5.

star 8.17
492 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Gang Gets Quarantined

#15 - The Gang Gets Quarantined

Season 9 - Episode 7

When a severe flu outbreak sweeps through Philadelphia, the gang chooses to voluntarily quarantine themselves inside of Paddy's in an attempt to keep their singing voices pristine for an upcoming singing competition.

star 8.17
706 votes
Directors: Heath Cullens
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Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom

#16 - Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom

Season 2 - Episode 4

Barbara hooks up with Mac to make Frank jealous, which leads to retaliation from Dennis.

star 8.16
682 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
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The Gang Dines Out

#17 - The Gang Dines Out

Season 8 - Episode 9

Every member of The Gang has something to celebrate at Guigino's, Philly's finest eatery, but when Mac and Dennis' private dinner is interrupted by an unexpected sighting of Frank and Charlie, the in-fighting begins. Dee also turns up at a table for one, and over the course of the night, the "one-ups-manship" soars to new heights.

star 8.16
541 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The D.E.N.N.I.S. System

#18 - The D.E.N.N.I.S. System

Season 5 - Episode 10

Dennis reveals his foolproof system for seducing any woman to the rest of the gang, but they don't grasp the concept.

star 8.16
566 votes
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Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

#19 - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

Season 8 - Episode 10

Court is in session at Paddy's Pub as Frank and Dennis present their cases to the rest of the gang, resulting in a verdict that will change their lives FOREVER... but not really.

star 8.15
568 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
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The Gang Dances Their Asses Off

#20 - The Gang Dances Their Asses Off

Season 3 - Episode 15

In the season finale, Charlie accidentally puts Paddy's up as a prize for a dance marathon, which prompts the gang to enter the competition in order to save their bar.

star 8.14
497 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Gang Saves the Day

#21 - The Gang Saves the Day

Season 9 - Episode 6

When a routine trip to a convenience store places the gang in the middle of an armed robbery, each of them is forced to explore how they react in extreme situations.

star 8.14
713 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
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The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods

#22 - The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods

Season 6 - Episode 11

En route to Atlantic City for a charity event, Mac, Frank and Dee get lost. Meanwhile, Dennis and Charlie hitch a ride to town.

star 8.13
494 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats

#23 - Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats

Season 6 - Episode 10

Keeping the basement rodent-free drives Charlie to the brink. The gang throws Charlie a surprise party.

star 8.12
528 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Gang Hits the Road

#24 - The Gang Hits the Road

Season 5 - Episode 2

The gang tries to expand their horizons by going on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

star 8.11
564 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
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The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre

#25 - The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre

Season 8 - Episode 3

The gang make a disturbing discovery after crashing Maureen's wedding.

star 8.11
555 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
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