The WORST Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 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.

The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot

#1 - The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

To one-up the guys, Dee has organized an "all-female reboot" of the Wade Boggs challenge on a first-of-its-kind, all-female flight headed to L.A. for the women's march.

star 7.25
826 votes
Directors: Kat Coiro
Writers: Danielle Schneider, Dannah Phirman
The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell

#2 - The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 6, 2008

The gang fudge history by claiming that Paddy's Pub was responsible for cracking the Liberty Bell in an attempt to turn their dive into a Philadelphia landmark.

star 7.30
1,381 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Hornsby, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Charlie's Home Alone

#3 - Charlie's Home Alone

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 24, 2018

It's the weekend of Super Bowl LII from Charlie's perspective. While Charlie searches the back office, Cricket steals the suit leaving Charlie home alone to defend himself.

star 7.31
729 votes
Directors: Kat Coiro
Writers: Adam Weinstock, Andy Jones
Frank's Brother

#4 - Frank's Brother

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2011

When Frank's long lost brother Gino shows up at the bar, the two of them tell the gang about the jazz club they ran in the 1960s and 70s, and how they fell out over Shadynasty, a singer who was the love of both of their lives.

star 7.36
1,375 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: David Hornsby
The Gang Chokes

#5 - The Gang Chokes

Season 14 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

Annoyed that the Gang failed to react as he nearly choked to death on an appetizer, Frank decides the Waiter, his savior, is the only person who has his back.

star 7.43
476 votes
Directors: Glenn Howerton
Writers: John Howell Harris
Being Frank

#6 - Being Frank

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2016

The gang have a new scheme and Frank tries to keep up.

star 7.46
1,590 votes
Directors: Heath Cullens
Writers: Scott Marder
The Gang Exploits a Miracle

#7 - The Gang Exploits a Miracle

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 27, 2006

Mac and Dee become uncomfortable when the rest of the guys decide to make some extra money by exploiting the similarities between a water stain and the Virgin Mary. A reunion with someone from the past, stirs up forbidden feelings within Dee.

star 7.47
1,647 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Charlie Day, Chris Romano, Eric Falconer
The Gang Gets Racist

#8 - The Gang Gets Racist

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2005

The guys hire Dee's friend, Terrell to promote the bar. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to prove that he is not a racist.

star 7.47
3,337 votes
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Waiting for Big Mo

#9 - Waiting for Big Mo

Season 14 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

Dennis and Charlie stand guard at the entrance to their laser tag base waiting to ambush the legendary "Big Mo," but Dennis begins to ponder the reasons they play laser tag and if their pursuit of a victory is worth their effort.

star 7.49
411 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: David Hornsby
Gun Fever

#10 - Gun Fever

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 30, 2005

The guys buy a gun after the bar's safe is stolen.

star 7.51
2,410 votes
Directors: Dan Attias
Writers: Glenn Howerton
Dee Made a Smut Film

#11 - Dee Made a Smut Film

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2016

Dennis makes a movie spotlighting his erotic memoirs while Frank and Mac try to pass off Charlie as a gifted artist to make money.

star 7.52
1,541 votes
Directors: Todd Biermann
Writers: Eric Ledgin
The Gang Solves Global Warming

#12 - The Gang Solves Global Warming

Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

As a record-breaking heat wave overtakes Philly, the Gang plans to profit from global warming by pumping up the A/C so people will congregate at Paddy’s and save energy at home.

star 7.53
451 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Wins the Big Game

#13 - The Gang Wins the Big Game

Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

It’s the most important weekend of their lives and Frank has treated the gang and a crew of their ragtag hangers-on with tickets to see the Eagles in the Super Bowl!

star 7.53
658 votes
Directors: Kat Coiro
Writers: Conor Galvin
Charlie Wants an Abortion

#14 - Charlie Wants an Abortion

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 11, 2005

A girl from Charlie's past reveals they have a child together. Mac sees the benefits in being a pro-life advocate, while Dennis uses an abortion rally to meet women.

star 7.57
2,515 votes
Writers: Rob McElhenney
Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass

#15 - Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 10, 2006

Dennis and Mac make a decision to take away all rules concerning moral and behavioral etiquette at Paddy's after an argument about the Constitution. Frank uses the decision and it's following consequences to his own gain. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to convey his love for America by protesting while Dee attempts to reaffirm her goal of being an actress.

star 7.58
1,738 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney
The Gang Texts

#16 - The Gang Texts

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

During their trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, Mac sets up a text group chain for The Gang, but confusion sets in and The Gang must learn from the meerkats on how to communicate properly in a group.

star 7.58
497 votes
Directors: Tim Roche
Writers: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney
Underage Drinking: A National Concern

#17 - Underage Drinking: A National Concern

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2005

After reminiscing about high school, the guys conclude that it would be a public service if they allowed teens to drink in the bar, thus providing a safe and controlled environment for teens to party. Feeling that she missed out on a lot as a teenager due to having to wear a brace for her scoliosis, Dee begins dating a high school jock.

star 7.58
2,343 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: Rob McElhenney
Charlie Has Cancer

#18 - Charlie Has Cancer

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 23, 2005

After discovering that he might have cancer, Mac and Dennis attempt to find a woman who will sleep with Charlie. In the midst of their search, Mac falls in love with a transsexual he meets at the bar named Carmen. Overwhelmed by the extra workload that she had to take on since Charlie has taken a leave of absence, Dee tries to get Dennis to hire a recently out of work actress friend to help out.

star 7.58
2,243 votes
Directors: Rob McElhenney
Writers: Rob McElhenney
Charlie Got Molested

#19 - Charlie Got Molested

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 15, 2005

Charlie and Mac's old high school gym teacher is accused of molestation.

star 7.60
2,027 votes
Writers: Rob McElhenney
Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire

#20 - Frank Sets Sweet Dee On Fire

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 4, 2007

Mac teams up with Frank and Charlie to create a public access newscast after he misses his chance at fame in the news. Meanwhile, Dennis and Dee try to make it big in the club scene.

star 7.62
1,651 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Scott Marder
A Woman's Right to Chop

#21 - A Woman's Right to Chop

Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

When a trendy new hair salon opens up right next door to Paddy’s, Dennis and Frank go on the offensive to stop women from cutting off their hair. Meanwhile, Mac is reunited with his childhood dog Poppins.

star 7.62
407 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Danielle Schneider, Dannah Feinglass Phirman
The Gang Runs for Office

#22 - The Gang Runs for Office

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 3, 2006

Driven by Frank's insight into the world of politics, Dennis pursues a political career by running for office.

star 7.62
1,715 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
Writers: David Hornsby
Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender

#23 - Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 25, 2007

When Dennis is mistaken for a recently released child molester, he is more bothered by the fact that the guy is overweight rather than him being a sex offender. Meanwhile, Mac tries once again to bond with his ex-con father, who shows an interest in Dee.

star 7.65
1,778 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Rob McElhenney
Dee Day

#24 - Dee Day

Season 14 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

The guys are in the final preparation stage for an unknown scheme when Dee enters to inform them that it is "Dee Day," and they have to do everything she wants without complaint.

star 7.65
488 votes
Directors: Pete Chatmon
Writers: Megan Ganz
Charlie Gets Crippled

#25 - Charlie Gets Crippled

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2006

An accident that puts Charlie in a wheelchair opens up a window of possibilities for the gang. Meanwhile, Dennis and Dee’s estranged father reenters their life in hopes of starting anew with his children and soon discovers that he enjoys the lifestyle of their friends.

star 7.66
2,144 votes
Directors: Rob McElhenney
Writers: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney