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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’: Career Advice, a Road Trip & Halloween Costumes

Good news this week about one of our all-time favorite comedies: The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creative team – meaning stars/producers Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney – will see reruns of their hilarious series pop up on Comedy Central, beginning in 2010.

Of course, most fans of the series have probably already invested in those bright yellow DVD box sets, but it’ll still be fun to flip around to Sunny repeats every night, and, like lots of great shows that pop up in syndication or cable, I’m betting the Comedy Central airings will mean another whole wave of fans for the Paddy’s Pub gang.

And more news from Sunny-land:
– has come up with “25 Things I Learned About Business from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The comments on the article, left by fans of the show, are right on in pointing out that the writers of the article need to watch more episodes for even better examples of the points they’re trying to make, but it’s a funny idea.

– The official Philadelphia tourism Website, has created a two-day, two-night itinerary for a self-guided It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia tour of Philly. Among the highlights: The Liberty Bell and the Rocky steps at the Philly Museum of Art, of course, plus 12 Steps Down, a dive bar that’s reportedly the inspiration for Paddy’s; the Dave & Buster’s on the waterfront (Dennis and Mac’s fave hangout for cheap steak and cocktails); Love Park, where Charlie met with the (alleged) anti-smoking campaigners; the Italian Market, where the gang dined and dashed; and Bleu Martini, a hangout for Sweet Dee, The Waitress and Artemis. Bonus trivia: I learned this on my first trip to Philly last year – there’s a Sunny connection to Kevin Bacon, sorta. Love Park was the brainchild of Bacon’s dad Edmund, a former Philly city planner.

– And if you want to pay homage to the Sunny gang via your Halloween costume, here are my suggestions for Sunny ensembles, inspired by “The Nightman Cometh” classic, at AOL TV.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’: The Live Musical

Mark these dates on your calendars for the return of two of the best series on the tube, both on FX: September 17 for season five of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sept. 8 for season two of Sons of Anarchy.

The Sunny season sounds like it will be the best one yet. In coverage of the show’s Paley Festival night in April, talked to star Rob McElhenney about season five plots, and he hinted at the gang’s special take on the bad economy. “(The Sunny characters have) been poor for years! We’re Old Poor, and now there’s all these people who are New Poor, and we feel like it’s just so tacky … so tacky,” McElhenney told IGN. “They don’t understand what it’s like and how to be poor.”

More season five plots that have been rumored, and some confirmed by the cast: The gang’s interaction with a fraternity and a beer pong tournament (someone tell Jimmy Fallon), a Ponzi scheme, a road trip, a possible pregnancy for Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson, McElhenney’s real-life wife), the Octomom and a flashback to the gang’s infant years (just the thought of what a baby Charlie was like is enough to make me giggle, a lot).

In other It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia news:

– The season four finale featured Charlie’s (Charlie Day) attempt to woo The Waitress (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Day’s real-life wife) with his The Nightman Cometh rock opera, which the cast performed live in a pair of weekend shows at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in April.

According to, stars McElhenney, Day and Glenn Howerton are considering taking the stage version of the episode (which includes additional songs) to New York City and Philadelphia this fall. No ticket cost would be too high to be in the audience for that one.

– And in one more bit of Sunny news, everyone’s favorite Paddy’s Pub proprietor, Charlie Day, has signed on to star in Going the Distance, a big-screen romantic comedy with Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. The story revolves around a couple (real-life on-again, off-again couple Barrymore and Long) who try to keep a long-distance romance alive. Day plays Long’s best friend, and Applegate plays Barrymore’s sister (great casting, right? The two look like sisters).

Now, who else will be lining up to see The Nightman Cometh live?

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