Review: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Celebrity Booze: The Ultimate Cash Grab"| Season 16, Episode 5
A championship team doesn't need so many ringers
“You should consider doing drama, Mister Middle.”
It’s always a bit jarring to see someone from the outside world walking the streets of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Philadelphia. The Gang lives in our world, certainly—after all, what would Dee, Dennis, Mac, Frank, and Charlie do without real-world stimuli to get “hot” about? But the Always Sunny ecosystem is a necessarily closed one, one where any interaction the Gang has with those able to function outside the fetid Paddy’s bubble feels more akin to alien contact.
A famous guest star can liven up an episode if properly integrated in one of a few ways. Josh Groban, Scott Bakula, Sinbad, and Rob Thomas fit in as themselves as (possible) figments of the Gang’s fevered imaginations. Same goes for the various Philly sports stars, whose professional proximity to the Gang puts them in constant danger. Guest stars playing characters in the Gang’s world have always been a mixed blessing, though.
It’s Always Sunny in P…