“The Nightman Cometh” is generally considered to be one of the best episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It’s certainly one of the most popular: “Nightman” has a 9.7 on IMDb’s user ratings (if you think those don’t matter, the Game of Thrones showrunners will argue otherwise) and the cast literally took the show on the road for a multi-city tour in 2009.
The episode is beautifully representative of all things It’s Always Sunny: Charlie invites the Waitress to his musical so he can propose to her; Dennis and Mac fight over laughs vs. gasps; Dee gives herself a solo without permission; Frank is an actual troll; and poor Gladys is there. (Frank also has one of my Sunny lines that can never be used in casual conversation: “By the way, I thought the rape scene went really well.”) Co-creators and writers Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney are hoping they can recapture some of the Dayman’s magic, because according to Day, there’s going to be another musical episode in season 12. Alright, everyone back into the boy’s hole!
“It’s a funny year,” Day recently told Red Carpet Roxy. “You can expect to see some of the UFC, you can expect to see an entire musical episode, guest starring from Scott Bakula, you can expect to see us at a water park, you can expect a very funny season.” I hope that all happens in the same episode: “The Gang Visits an MMA-Themed Water Park On Quantum Leap Day.”
Even after 12 seasons, the masters of karate and friendship still have it.
(I don’t know what the deal with the music is, either.)