It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 1)

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 1)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia seasons 1 & 2 DVD.png
DVD cover consisting of Seasons 1 & 2
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7
Original networkFX
Original releaseAugust 4 (2005-08-04) –
September 15, 2005 (2005-09-15)
Season chronology
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Season 2
List of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes

The first season of the American comedy television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FX on August 4, 2005. The season contains 7 episodes and concluded airing on September 15, 2005.

Season synopsis[edit]

This season, the gang inadvertently turns Paddy's Pub into a gay bar after one of Sweet Dee's acting class members invites his gay friends over to drink while Mac and Charlie try to prove to Charlie's crush that they are not prejudiced against African Americans. Then Charlie becomes a father when an old flame reveals that the son she has is his—and Charlie attempts to get a paternity test at a free clinic but the old flame finally reveals that is not true, while Mac and Dennis frequent pro- and anti-abortion rallies to pick up women. The gang then turns their bar into a safe haven for underage drinkers—and find themselves regressing to their high school ways when they get invited to the prom. Charlie has a cancer scare and the gang looks for a woman to sleep with him before he dies.

The gang then gets gun-crazy when their bar has been robbed and Dee dates a man who may be the culprit. Following that, the gang finds a dead man in one of their booths and Dee and Dennis visit their ailing (Nazi) grandfather at a nursing home. Finally, Charlie is suspected of being a victim of child molestation when a former gym teacher is accused of sexually molesting his students—and Mac is livid that he wasn't one of the victims.


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"The Gang Gets Racist"John FortenberryCharlie Day & Rob McElhenneyAugust 4, 2005 (2005-08-04)IP01001
Mac, Charlie and Dennis have an awkward meeting with Sweet Dee's acting class crush, Terrell (Malcolm Barrett), when they find out he is African American. After finding out he is a club promoter, they decide to try to hire him to help Paddy's Pub bring in more customers. While talking about him, Charlie's crush, The Waitress, overhears him say something offensive out of context. Charlie and Mac go to a college campus and try to make friends with African American students in an attempt to prove they aren't racist, but Charlie ends up attracting Jennell, one of the African American girls. Meanwhile, the bar sees huge business from Terrell's promotion, but they discover Terrell is gay and the bar becomes one of the hottest gay bars in the city. Dee and Mac conspire to get Dennis, who is liking the attention from the gay men, drunk, and he hooks up with one of the gay men, causing him to fire Terrell. Charlie tries to use Jennell to prove to the Waitress he isn't racist, but ends up getting both to hate him. Mac, trying to prove to the gang he isn't racist, ends up being the most offensive of all.
22"Charlie Wants an Abortion"John FortenberryCharlie Day & Rob McElhenneyAugust 11, 2005 (2005-08-11)IP01003
Charlie's old flame accuses Charlie of being the father of her ill-behaved son. Charlie spends time with him after he realizes that it may impress The Waitress. Meanwhile, Mac and Dennis fake being involved in the "right to life vs. pro-choice" debate (with Mac siding on "right to life" and Dennis siding on "pro-choice") in order to pick up women.
33"Underage Drinking: A National Concern"Dan AttiasStory by : Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney
Teleplay by : Rob McElhenney
August 18, 2005 (2005-08-18)IP01006
When Mac decides to make Paddy's Pub a safe haven for underage drinkers, it becomes high school all over again as Dee, Dennis and Charlie get asked to the prom.
44"Charlie Has Cancer"Rob McElhenneyRob McElhenneyAugust 25, 2005 (2005-08-25)IP01004
Dennis and Mac help Charlie find someone to sleep with him after Charlie announces that he's dying of cancer. Mac uses the news to his advantage as well.
55"Gun Fever"Dan AttiasStory by : Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney
Teleplay by : Glenn Howerton
September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)IP01005
Everyone gets trigger happy when, in the wake of a robbery, the guys buy a gun, and Dee unknowingly dates the prime suspect.
66"The Gang Finds a Dead Guy"Dan AttiasStory by : Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton & Rob McElhenney
Teleplay by : Rob McElhenney
September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08)IP01007
When an old man is found dead in Paddy's, Mac and Dennis vie for the affection of his attractive granddaughter, while Charlie discovers that Dennis and Dee's anti-Semitic grandfather was a Nazi.
77"Charlie Got Molested"John FortenberryStory by : Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney
Teleplay by : Rob McElhenney
September 15, 2005 (2005-09-15)IP01002
When news of a former gym teacher getting arrested for molesting his students hits, Charlie suddenly gets nervous, Dee and Dennis conclude that Charlie may have been one of the gym teacher's victims, and Mac becomes jealous that he wasn't the one who got molested.

DVD release[edit]

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons 1 & 2
Set details Special features
  • 17 episodes
  • 3-disc DVD set (Region 1 & 4)

Technical specifications

  • Full Frame (1.33:1)
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English, French, and Spanish subtitles
  • Scenes from the Original Pilot
  • Two audio commentaries:
"Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom"
"Hundred Dollar Baby"
  • Two featurettes:
Sunny Side Up Making-of
Fox Movie Channel Presents Making A Scene: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Release dates
Region 1 Region 4
September 4, 2007[1] June 2, 2009[2]


  1. ^ "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Seasons 1 & 2 (2005)". Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Seasons 1 & 2 (3 Disc Set) (DVD)". Retrieved March 5, 2014.

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