14 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

Can't get enough of the Gang's badly intentioned antics? Don't worry, there's no end in sight for our favorite Philly narcissists. Here are 14 fascinating facts about the production of It's Always Sunny…  

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The pilot of It's Always Sunny only cost $100 That money went towards the cost of pizza for crew as well as camcorder tapes. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED GOM

Source: LA Times

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Jordan Reid played Sweet Dee in the pilot Rob McElhenney's then-girlfriend Reid was replaced after the couple broke up by Olson, who later married McElhenney. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Ramshackle Glam

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The working title for the show was It's Always Sunny on TV Another name supposedly floated was, understandably, Jerks. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Monsters and Critics

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There's a Russian knock-off show called It's Always Sunny in Moscow In an ode to the original, the bar is named Philadelphia, instead of Paddy's Pub. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Philly Mag

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Charlie has a tattoo for continuity of a one-off joke. In Season 2, Charlie writes Bad New on his forearm, and it has remained on there in every episode since then. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

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Dick Towel  is a real product. Dicktowel.com is an actual website where you can purchase merchandise. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: DickTowel.com

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Rob McElhenney had a nightmare that inspired the show. Glenn Howerton describes, The show started as a night terror, basically. A late-night sweating station. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: EW

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Rob McElhenney and Kaitlyn Olson own a real bar in Philly. It's appropriate the real-life couple's bar is named Mac's Tavern. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Philly Voice

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It's Always Sunny is the longest-running live-action sitcom. TDENNY MUFFLER CENE Despite this, it's only received three Emmy award nominations, all for stunt coordination. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Emmys

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Real-life couple Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Waitress) and Charlie Day met because he won an arm-wrestling match. They were at a bar. Day and his friend both thought she was cute and arm-wrestled to see who see who got to talk to Ellis. Day won. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Ellis' AMA

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The Dayman song was a riff on Queen's Flash Gordon Theme Song. Glenn Howerton was playing in a band that opened with the Queen song So it was fresh in his head.' It was a one-off joke that went very far. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Howerton's AMA

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The end credits include a hidden audio message when played backwards RCG Messages include Sorry for wasting your time and money, but thanks for your money. and They got chicken in Philly. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: It's Always Sunny Wikipedia

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Co-Creator Rob McElhenney has no plans to end the show He said, I never understand why people leave shows... The show is what I dreamed of doing my entire life.' BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Philly Voice

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Danny DeVito's casting saved the show from being canceled after the first season The network demanded star power. Luckily, DeVito's kids were fans of the show So he joined on. BEHIND THE SCENES CRACKED COM

Source: Hollywood Reporter