The Sunniest Moments From Last Night’s ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’: The Gang Broke Dee

By: 09.05.13  •  147 Comments

“The Gang Broke Dee” — the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 9 premiere and inaugural FXX episode — felt apropos for a variety of reasons. It seemingly picked up right where Season 8 left off, with The Gang sh*tting on Dee one too many times. It’s rare for Sunny to not hit the reset button going into a new episode, but for a new season on a new network something about it just felt right.

Then there’s the delayed payoff. “The Gang Broke Dee” feels like a departure and a shot at high concept right until those last seconds when you realize things are still exactly how they should be. I don’t know if it was an intended FXX metaphor but it sure as hell jumps out as one.

Last night was a little light on random and hilarious Gang dialogue for my tastes but the long con and Dennis portion made it entirely worth it. And there’s plenty of that over the next two episodes to compensate (seriously, “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” is already one of my all-time favorites). Let’s get right to the Sunniest moments…

There’s really no better way than trash cake to open an episode entitled “The Gang Broke Dee.”


This might be my Halloween costume.

No one wants to live in a world where bird jokes get preempted.

sunny-gang-broke-dee-bird-1 sunny-gang-broke-dee-bird-2

sunny-gang-broke-dee-bird-3 sunny-gang-broke-dee-bird-4

Seriously, this is not the foundation on which Paddy’s was built.

sunny-gang-broke-dee-bus-1 sunny-gang-broke-dee-bus-2

sunny-gang-broke-dee-bus-3 sunny-gang-broke-dee-bus-4

Kaitlin Olson deserves an Emmy nom for her depiction of “broke” alone.


Charlie sells the comedy idea as only Charlie can.

sunny-gang-broke-dee-charlie-1 sunny-gang-broke-dee-charlie-2

Dee is sold. The couch is in danger.

sunny-gang-broke-dee-couch-1 sunny-gang-broke-dee-couch-2

It’s funny because a girl says “vagina,” you see.

sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-1 sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-2

sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-3 sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-4

sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-5 sunny-gang-broke-dee-standup-6

Around The Web


He Is Virginia Tech: Why Blacksburg Will Always Be Smiling For Frank Beamer

By:  •  2 Comments

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2‘ Director Francis Lawrence Explains That Final Scene

By:  •  7 Comments

Jackie Earle Haley Discusses ‘Criminal Activities,’ His Directorial Debut


Tara Subkoff And Chloë Sevigny Discuss ‘#Horror,’ A Cyberbully Nightmare


Todd Haynes On The Sophistication And Passion Of ‘Carol,’ And The Dreary Charm Of Cincinnati


Need An Adventure? Now Is The Best Time To Go To Yellowstone National Park!

By:  •  8 Comments

Samantha Ponder Shares The Greatest ‘College GameDay’ Location, And The Importance Of Being Unbalanced


Weathering The Crimson Storm: How One Football Team Ended A 32-Game Losing Streak


This Couple Setting Out On A Two-Year Van Trip To Shine A Light On Mental Illness Is Sure To Inspire You

By:  •  8 Comments

Francis Lawrence On How Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Affected ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2‘


Loren Bouchard On ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ How His Show Survived, And The Beauty Of Never Growing Up

By:  •  2 Comments

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Vs. Canada’s Ed The Sock, And The Problem Of Parallel Creation

By:  •  25 Comments