It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 8)

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 8)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8 DVD.jpg
Season 8 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original channel FX
Original release October 11 – December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
Season chronology
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List of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes

The eighth season of the American comedy television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FX on October 11, 2012.[1] The season consists of 10 episodes, and concluded airing on December 20, 2012.

Season synopsis[edit]

Dennis and Dee have to decide whether or not to "pull the plug" on their ailing grandfather, who is a former Nazi; meanwhile, Mac, Charlie and Frank set off in search of a watercolor possibly painted by Adolf Hitler. With the South Philly waste management workers on strike, Frank concocts a plan to get the contract to collect the city's trash; The Gang realizes they've run out of original money-making schemes. In a police department, The Gang explains why they crashed Maureen and Liam's wedding, and start to fight all invited "zombies" - Halloween, baby! Charlie and Dee find a romantic connection with two members of one of Philly's wealthiest families, while the rest of The Gang tries to get their piece of the "high life" action. The Gang gets Freudian in the therapist's office, who finds Dennis' psychology to be abnormal.

As Charlie's mom battles the lung cancer, Mac, Charlie and Dennis are holding a "Beef & Beer & Jesus" fundraiser at Paddy's; Frank and Dee are on a quest to find buried treasure. With Charlie under his wing, Frank cleans up so he can get his hands dirty and help out his old company with one last big merger; and Dee, Dennis and Mac try to get some benefits out of Frank's "new" status. The whole Gang falls into an obsession with computer games. The whole Gang takes a night off from Paddy's to put on airs at Guigino's Italian Restaurant. In the season finale, Frank accidentally hits Dennis' car, which turns into a real tragedy when Dennis spills his cereal all over himself. Of course, in order to resolve this legal issue, The Gang decides to hold a trial at Paddy's, with Dee and Charlie serving as lawyers.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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U.S. viewers
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85 1 "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution" Matt Shakman Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney October 11, 2012 (2012-10-11) XIP08002 1.05[2]
Dennis and Dee are given the difficult decision of whether or not their grandfather Pop-Pop should continue to live on life support. Meanwhile Charlie, Mac and Frank look for a dog painting said to be created by Adolf Hitler (during his failed time as an artist) that was in Pop-Pop's box of Nazi memorabilia.
86 2 "The Gang Recycles Their Trash" Matt Shakman Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18) XIP08001 1.10[3]
Philadelphia's trash men are on strike and the gang decides to go into business for themselves. Mac, Dennis and Charlie use a limousine to collect trash from Philadelphia's rich while Frank and Dee try to undermine the union by getting the city's garbage contract.
87 3 "The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre" Richie Keen Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney October 25, 2012 (2012-10-25) XIP08009 1.12[4]
In this parody of zombie horror movies, Dennis, Frank, and Charlie are arrested after everyone goes on an insane rampage at the McPoyles' wedding, Dennis lives in fear of a horrible thing he did to his ex-wife Maureen, and Sweet Dee freaks out over her crashed car.
88 4 "Charlie and Dee Find Love" Richie Keen Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney November 1, 2012 (2012-11-01) XIP08006 1.39[5]
Charlie and Dee find themselves mingling with the elite of society, and they each manage to find a love interest that inspires them to stick around for a tennis tournament that gets out of control.
89 5 "The Gang Gets Analyzed" Todd Biermann Luvh Rakhe November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) XIP08005 1.11[6]
The Gang pays a visit to Dee's therapist's office in order to determine whose turn it is to wash the dishes.
90 6 "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer" Richie Keen Scott Marder & Rob Rosell November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15) XIP08008 0.94[7]
When Charlie comes over to his mother's house, she confesses that she has lung cancer and needs money for an operation. Meanwhile, Frank thinks his ex-wife is still alive and is hiding money while Dennis is trying to shock some emotion into himself.
91 7 "Frank's Back in Business" Richie Keen Dave Chernin & John Chernin November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) XIP08007 1.08[8]
When Frank's old company runs into trouble, he puts on his CEO's suit and heads into the corporate jungle, but his decision to make Charlie his right-hand man doesn't work out very well. Elsewhere, Dennis is mistaken for a Canadian businessman after finding his wallet at the bar and uses his new identity in quite disturbing ways.
92 8 "Charlie Rules the World" Matt Shakman David Hornsby December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06) XIP08003 1.01[9]
Charlie, Dee, Mac, and Frank become immersed in an online role-playing game, while Dennis goes inside a sensory deprivation tank to answer questions about what reality is.
93 9 "The Gang Dines Out" Matt Shakman Mehar Sethi December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13) XIP08004 0.92[10]
The Gang goes to Guigino's Italian Restaurant in separate groups, and each group causes a scene when they fear that one of the groups may be planning to humiliate them in public.
94 10 "Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense" Richie Keen Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20) XIP08010 0.94[11]
Frank and Dennis go on trial after Frank crashes his car into Dennis' while Dennis was at a red light eating cereal.

DVD and Blu-ray release[edit]

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Eight
Set Details Special Features
  • 10 episodes
  • 2-disc set (Region 1 & 4)

Technical specifications:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD), DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)
  • English SDH, French, Spanish subtitles
  • Audio commentaries on selected episodes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
  • "Lady House" Featurette
  • Frank Reynolds' How to Be a Warthog
  • "Fat Mac: In Memoriam"
Release Dates
Region 1
September 3, 2013[12]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 19, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Project Runway', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 26, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Wins Night + 'Jersey Shore', 'Gold Rush', 'The Daily Show', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 2, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia', 'The League', 'Project Runway All Stars', 'Beyond Scared Straight' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 9, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Wins Night, + 'Jersey Shore', 'Burn Notice', College Football, 'Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 16, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Burn Notice', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia', 'Project Runway All Stars', 'Beyond Scared Straight' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 30, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Burn Notice', 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' 'Project Runway All Stars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 7, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Wins Night + 'Jersey Shore', NBA Basketball, 'Burn Notice' and More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 14, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Wins Night, 'Jersey Shore', 'Burn Notice', 'Impractical Jokers', 'Project Runway All Stars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 21, 2012). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Jersey Shore' Wins Night + 'Burn Notice', NBA Basketball, 'Beyond Scared Straight', & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8 [Blu-ray] (2013)". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 

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