Tuesday, November 11, 2008

There is no Pepe Silvia.....

If you have not been watching the fourth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, then you are missing out on the funniest show on TV. The completely off the wall, flipped the script comedy has the least PC storylines to ever appear on TV, yet is one of the sincerely funny comedies ever. I have been obsessed with the show since I first caught it on FX, but this season has reached far beyond my already high expectations. If you are unfamiliar with the program, it’s a comedy that follows the “lives” of four good for nothings, played by co-creators Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, as well as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alum, Kaitlin Olson, who live in Philly and work in a dive bar, they partly own with their father figure and severely disturbed Frank, played deliciously by Danny DeVito. Think Seinfeld on acid and crystal method. In previous seasons, we have watched the gang get hook on crack, get on welfare, date trannies, bomb buildings, try out for the Philadelphia Eagles and form a rivalry with a family of incestuous freaks. This season has taken the acid tripiness of the show to a whole other level, with the episode “Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack”, which you can watch in full at Hulu. In the show, Dee has a heart attack, which forces Charlie and Mac to get a job with health benefits. They stumble upon a mail room gig that they split for the pay and benefits. While Charlie is down in the mail room toiling away, Mac is finding out if he can save the company and move up the ladder ”Secret of My Success” style. What follows could be the funniest two minutes I have ever watched on TV. Charlie and Pepe Silvia will haunt your funniest dreams!

What’s great about the show is that the cast and creators are all friends in real life, and actually they have two married couples, Olson and McElhenney and Day and Mary Elizabeth Eliis, Charlie’s real life wife and “The Waitress” who he has an unrequited crush on throughout the series. Here is a great interview with the cast and co-creators of the show about their amazing fourth season. And some good news for fans or will be fans, FX has picked up the program through at least a six season.