The BEST Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Network: FX

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 - Aired Feb 4, 2015

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 8.73
1,392 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Hornsby
The Nightman Cometh

#2 - The Nightman Cometh

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 20, 2008

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

star 8.44
1,756 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom

#3 - Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 6, 2006

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

star 8.36
1,832 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton
The Gang Dines Out

#4 - The Gang Dines Out

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2012

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 8.31
1,179 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Mehar Sethi
The Gang Gets Quarantined

#5 - The Gang Gets Quarantined

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 16, 2013

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 8.31
1,367 votes
Directors: Heath Cullens
Writers: David Hornsby
A Very Sunny Christmas

#6 - A Very Sunny Christmas

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 16, 2010

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 8.30
1,029 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney
Flowers for Charlie

#7 - Flowers for Charlie

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 2013

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 8.30
1,439 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: D. B. Weiss, David Benioff
The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

#8 - The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 2011

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 8.28
1,594 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Dave Chernin, John Chernin
Charlie and Dee Find Love

#9 - Charlie and Dee Find Love

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2012

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

star 8.27
1,279 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award

#10 - The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 2013

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 8.27
1,449 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: David Hornsby
The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

#11 - The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 2008

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 8.25
1,825 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Charlie Day, Patrick Walsh, Sonny Lee
Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

#12 - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 2012

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 8.24
1,160 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games

#13 - Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 2011

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

star 8.24
1,732 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Saves the Day

#14 - The Gang Saves the Day

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 9, 2013

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 8.21
1,428 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Dave Chernin, John Chernin
The Gang's Revenge (2)

#15 - The Gang's Revenge (2)

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

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

star 8.21
1,371 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Gets Analyzed

#16 - The Gang Gets Analyzed

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2012

The Gang gets Freudian as they step into the therapist's office to work through their mountain of issues, but when Dennis thinks he has everyone figured out, the shrink turns the tables on him and exposes the insanity in his unique brand of pop psychology.

star 8.21
1,220 votes
Directors: Todd Biermann
Writers: Luvh Rakhe
The Gang Broke Dee

#17 - The Gang Broke Dee

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2013

Dee starts to embrace the desperate, self-loathing qualities the guys have beaten into her over the years, sending her stand-up comedy career to unexpected places.

star 8.19
1,474 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Goes to a Water Park

#18 - The Gang Goes to a Water Park

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2017

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 8.19
2,580 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Eric Ledgin
Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs

#19 - Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2016

Mac and Dennis move to the suburbs for cheaper rent but find it hard to adjust.

star 8.19
1,729 votes
Directors: Todd Biermann
Writers: Hunter Covington
Thunder Gun Express

#20 - Thunder Gun Express

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 2011

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
1,405 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Dave Chernin, John Chernin
Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

#21 - Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

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 8.18
1,597 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Hornsby
The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre

#22 - The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2012

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

star 8.17
1,192 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Frank's Pretty Woman

#23 - Frank's Pretty Woman

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 2011

With Frank intent on marrying a prostitute, The Gang tries to make the best of it by attempting an image makeover to uncover the heart of gold that exists deep inside Frank’s “pretty woman.”

star 8.17
1,732 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Rob Rosell, Scott Marder
Mac Day

#24 - Mac Day

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 2, 2013

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 8.14
1,418 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Charlie's Mom Has Cancer

#25 - Charlie's Mom Has Cancer

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2012

Mac, Charlie and Dee struggle with their faith as Charlie's mom fights cancer. Meanwhile, Frank loses his memory amidst a search for buried treasure.

star 8.14
1,078 votes
Directors: Richie Keen
Writers: Rob Rosell, Scott Marder