It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 6)
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 6)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||14|
|Original release||September 16– December 9, 2010|
The sixth season of the American comedy television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FX on September 16, 2010. The season contains 14 episodes and concluded airing on December 9, 2010 with the hour-long Christmas special (which was produced for season 5, however aired as part of season 6). An additional episode called "The Gang Gets Successful" (production code IP06004) was produced for this season, but was not aired, despite scenes from the episode being included in promotional material for season 6. It was later re-edited with new scenes to create the season 7 episode "How Mac Got Fat".
In this season, Mac fights against gay marriage after he discovers that Carmen (the transwoman he secretly dated in "Mac Is a Serial Killer" and first met in "Charlie Has Cancer") has had gender reassignment surgery and gotten married to someone else. Meanwhile, Dennis marries an old friend—then quickly divorces her and gets stuck with paying exorbitant alimony, and Charlie and Frank decide to exploit gay marriage by getting married themselves for benefits, only to find it a waste of time.
Later, the gang decides to buy a boat with the money made from their merchandise in "Paddy's Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens," but, as usual, everything goes wrong. When a heat wave hits Philadelphia, Mac and Charlie restore an abandoned pool while Frank wreaks havoc at a public pool, and Dee and Dennis are accused of being "white trash" while trying to get a membership at a country club pool.
This season also sees Dee becoming pregnant and every male panicking over who could be the possible father (with the surprise revealed to be Carmen at the end of the season), Charlie finally getting the respect he deserves during a scheme to throw a surprise party for him, and the gang getting lost in the woods on the way to Atlantic City. The gang also puts a cynical spin on Christmas when it is discovered that all of their treasured memories of the holidays were masking the debauched events that happened around that time as well.
- Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly (14 episodes)
- Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds (14 episodes)
- Rob McElhenney as Mac (14 episodes)
- Kaitlin Olson as Deandra Reynolds (14 episodes)
- Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds (14 episodes)
- Mary Elizabeth Ellis as The Waitress (2 episodes)
- David Hornsby as Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara (2 episodes)
- Artemis Pebdani as Artemis (2 episodes)
- Sandy Martin as Mrs. Mac (2 episodes)
- Lynne Stewart as Bonnie Kelly (2 episodes)
- Brittany Daniel as Carmen (2 episodes)
- Catherine Reitman as Maureen Ponderosa (2 episodes)
- Travis Schuldt as Ben Smith (2 episodes)
- Shell Galloway as Billy (2 episodes)
- Brian Unger as The Attorney ("Dennis Gets Divorced")
- Andrew Friedman as Uncle Jack Kelly ("Dennis Gets Divorced")
- Jimmi Simpson as Liam McPoyle ("Who Got Dee Pregnant")
- Thesy Surface as Margaret McPoyle ("Who Got Dee Pregnant")
- Nate Mooney as Ryan McPoyle ("Who Got Dee Pregnant")
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|58||1||"Mac Fights Gay Marriage"||Randall Einhorn||Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff||September 16, 2010||XIP06005||2.21|
|Upon hearing that Carmen (the male-to-female transsexual he first met in "Charlie Has Cancer" and secretly dated in "Mac Is a Serial Killer") is finished her sex change operation and is now married to a man, Mac protests against gay marriage (even though everyone else thinks Mac is jealous that Carmen didn't marry him and that Mac may be gay because he slept with Carmen before she finished her gender reassignment operation). Meanwhile, Dennis marries his high school crush (whom everyone else hates because of her bad breath caused by a dead tooth), Dee spends some time with her crush, and Charlie and Frank marry each other to get health benefits.|
|59||2||"Dennis Gets Divorced"||Randall Einhorn||Dave Chernin & John Chernin||September 23, 2010||XIP06006||1.68|
|Dennis finds that his marriage to his crush isn't all it's cracked up to be and decides to divorce her, while Charlie and Frank decide to split up, and Dee finds out that Bill is using her to cheat on his wife.|
|60||3||"The Gang Buys a Boat"||Randall Einhorn||Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney||September 30, 2010||XIP06001||1.46|
|The Gang purchases a boat and have differing ideas of how it should be used. Dennis, Mac, and Dee want a party boat while Charlie and Frank want a shrimp boat.|
|61||4||"Mac's Big Break"||Randall Einhorn||Rob Rosell||October 7, 2010||XIP06002||1.23|
|Mac finally gets his big break after correctly answering a trivia question on the radio. Mac and Charlie train for Mac's big event. Meanwhile, Frank, Dennis and Dee take their bar-banter to the Internet with their own podcast.|
|62||5||"Mac and Charlie: White Trash"||Randall Einhorn||Luvh Rakhe||October 14, 2010||XIP06003||1.48|
|The gang tries to get into a fancy upper class swim club but discover that it is "at capacity" for them. Dennis and Dee try to convince Charlie and Mac that they are upper class by pretending that they got into the swim club when they really had to settle with the disgusting public pool. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie try to fix up their old neighborhood diving pool that is now filled with trash.|
|63||6||"Mac's Mom Burns Her House Down"||Matt Shakman||Scott Marder & Rob Rosell||October 21, 2010||XIP06008||1.07|
|Charlie and Mac try to get their mothers to live together in Mrs. Kelly's house after Mrs. Mac burns her house down. Frank, with the help of Dennis, tries to care for Dee when she gets sick with the ulterior motive that she will care for him when he is elderly.|
|64||7||"Who Got Dee Pregnant?"||Randall Einhorn||Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney||October 28, 2010||XIP06007||1.19|
|The gang gets a real scare after Dee reveals that she is pregnant and that one of the guys is the father. The news forces them to enlist the help of others (Frank, Artemis, and even the McPoyles) to recall their last hazy Halloween party to determine who it is.|
|65||8||"The Gang Gets a New Member"||Matt Shakman||David Hornsby||November 4, 2010||XIP06009||1.67|
|The gang opens a time capsule and tries to make good on the past. Dee takes another shot at acting by visiting her old drama teacher and ends up teaching his misbehaved and unmotivated drama class. Mac, Dennis, and Frank try to get their old gang member Shmity back into the gang but Charlie gets jealous of Shmity trying to replace him so he becomes the janitor at the school Dee is teaching at and claims that they are best friends. Guest stars Jason Sudeikis and Dave Foley.|
|66||9||"Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"||Matt Shakman||David Hornsby||November 11, 2010||XIP06010||1.44|
|Dee continues her new job as a substitute drama teacher and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see The Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series.|
|67||10||"Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats"||Matt Shakman||Scott Marder & Rob Rosell||November 18, 2010||XIP06011||1.69|
|Keeping the basement rodent-free drives Charlie to the brink. Frank encourages The Gang to throw Charlie a surprise party. After finding themselves in a frightening situation with "bridge people" they end up throwing Frank's plans out the window and using Charlie's "dream book" to plan the party.|
|68||11||"The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods"||Matt Shakman||Teleplay by: Scott Marder & Rob Rosell
Story by: Luvh Rakhe
|December 2, 2010||XIP06012||1.65|
|Things go awry as the gang travels to Atlantic City for a charity benefit. When the car crashes into a tree, because they were trying to avoid hitting a squirrel, Mac, Dee, and Frank have to survive in the woods while Dennis and Charlie hitch a ride to the city. When they get there they pretend to be Frank and Mac and have the night of their lives flying on a private jet and meeting Chase Utley, a baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies that Mac had been looking forward to meeting for long time.|
|69||12||"Dee Gives Birth"||Matt Shakman||David Hornsby & Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff||December 9, 2010||XIP06013||1.46|
|Dee's blessed event is fast approaching but the father's identity remains a mystery...to the gang, at least. Mac, Charlie, and Frank throw a party and invite all of Dee's former flings to try and discover who is the father of Dee's child. Dennis has to stay at the hospital and tries to help Dee through her ordeal.|
|70/71||13/14||"A Very Sunny Christmas"||Fred Savage & Matt Shakman||Charlie Day & David Hornsby & Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff||December 16, 2010[a]||IP05001/IP05002||1.16|
|Christmas has come to Paddy's Pub. Mac and Charlie's Christmas spirit fades after they learn the truth about their childhood Christmases. Dennis and Dee try to get back at Frank for ruining their childhood Christmases by coming up with a "Christmas Carol"-esque scheme. In the end The Gang comes together (in a new form) to show what Christmas means to them.|
^ a This episode is a direct to DVD, Blu-ray and digital download movie. It was released on November 17, 2009, and aired on December 16, 2010 on FX as the last episode of season 6. A video disclaimer on the Blu-ray release indicates it was not filmed in high definition, but was upconverted.
DVD and Blu-ray release
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season Six|
|Set Details||Special Features|
|Region 1||Region 4|
|September 13, 2011||March 13, 2013|
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