It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 2)

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 2)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Original network FX
Original release June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29) – August 17, 2006 (2006-08-17)
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List of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes

The second season of the American comedy television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FX on June 29, 2006. The season contains 10 episodes and concluded airing on August 17, 2006.

Season synopsis[edit]

This season introduces Dennis and Dee's father Frank, (played by Danny DeVito) who moves in with a wheelchair-bound Charlie following a car accident and blackmails his way into the group (after the gang accidentally blows up an Israeli man's new bar), and Dee and Dennis's promiscuous, cold-hearted mother, Barbara. Meanwhile, Mac has sex with Barbara and spins a web of lies and deception in order to throw off his tracks.

The gang ups their efforts on the scheming front: the gang tries to fight back against a property anomaly that leaves their bar in the path of an Israeli immigrant's new place, Dennis and Dee quit their jobs and hatch a plot to get on welfare so they can live out their dream careers, and Frank—along with Charlie and Mac—exploit the religious when they discover a water stain in the back room that resembles The Virgin Mary. Charlie and Dee fight against cigarette smoking, with hilarious results, while Frank, Mac, and Dennis fight back against their freedoms being encroached by making their bar an "anything goes" establishment that first attracts drunk college girls willing to flash their breasts for beads, but goes pearshape when heroin addicts, Vietnamese gamblers, and the incestuous McPoyle siblings get in on the action. At the end of the season, Dennis and Dee find a man on MySpace who claims (and turns out) to be their biological father, while Mac reunites with his convict dad, and Charlie is still trying to find the identity of his missing father.


Before production of the second season began, series creator Rob McElhenney found out that Danny DeVito was a fan of the show and a friend of FX president, John Landgraf. McElhenney asked Landgraf to set up a meeting. McElhenney met DeVito at his home and pitched DeVito's character, Frank Reynolds. DeVito agreed to star in the show, but was only available for twenty days. To have Frank Reynolds in all ten episodes of the second season, all of DeVito's scenes were filmed before filming the season.[1]


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

  • Stephen Collins as Bruce Mathis ("Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad")
  • Gregory Scott Cummins as Luther Mac ("Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad")
  • David Hornsby as Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara ("The Gang Exploits a Miracle")
  • Sandy Martin as Mrs. McDonald ("Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom")
  • Artemis Pebdani as Artemis ("Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass")


No. in
Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  Production
8 1 "Charlie Gets Crippled" Rob McElhenney Rob McElhenney
Story by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney
June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29) IP02001
Dennis and Dee's father Frank (played by Danny DeVito) abruptly appears, scaring Dennis, which causes him to accidentally run Charlie over with his car. After seeing Charlie get attention from strippers over being in a wheelchair, the gang decides to fake disabilities in order to get sympathy and attention.
9 2 "The Gang Goes Jihad" Dan Attias Rob McElhenney
Story by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney
June 29, 2006 (2006-06-29) IP02002
An Israeli businessman buys a neighboring property of the bar, the floor-layout of which actually includes half of Paddy's Pub, prompting the gang to go to extremes to get the man to leave. Meanwhile, Frank fights with his ex-wife over the possessions she got in the divorce.
10 3 "Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare" Dan Attias Rob McElhenney
Story by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney
July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06) IP02004
Dennis and Dee quit their jobs to pursue their dreams, but when Mac reminds them that unemployment eventually runs out , Dennis and Dee get hooked on crack cocaine so they can apply for welfare. Meanwhile, Frank hires two new workers under the "Work for Welfare" program and Charlie and Mac go on a spending spree with the money in Frank's secret bank account.
11 4 "Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom" Dan Attias Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06) IP02005
When Mac is asked to pick up Frank's toupee from his ex-wife's house, Mac has sex with Dennis and Dee's mom. Charlie uses the information to set up a plan to try and get with the coffee shop waitress who he has a crush on by getting Dee to create a web of lies and backstabbing.
12 5 "Hundred Dollar Baby" Dan Attias Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney July 13, 2006 (2006-07-13) IP02007
Frank trains Dee for a boxing match against the daughter of his old boxing foe. Meanwhile, Dennis and Mac train Charlie for an underground fighting ring so they can make money off of him.
13 6 "The Gang Gives Back" Dan Attias Charlie Day July 20, 2006 (2006-07-20) IP02003
Following the events from "The Gang Goes Jihad," Mac, Dennis, and Dee are sentenced to coach inner-city children's basketball. Charlie is sentenced to attend AA meetings. The waitress, who is also an alcoholic, is there at the meetings and offers to be Charlie's sponsor just to get to Dennis.
14 7 "The Gang Exploits a Miracle" Dan Attias Charlie Day, Eric Falconer and Chris Romano July 27, 2006 (2006-07-27) IP02009
When the gang finds a water stain in the office that resembles the Virgin Mary, Frank begins charging patrons to see the miracle. Meanwhile, Dennis goes anorexic when Dee tells him that his face is fat, Mac and Charlie become dueling preachers, and a blast from Dee's past gets another chance with her.
15 8 "The Gang Runs for Office" Dan Attias David Hornsby August 3, 2006 (2006-08-03) IP02006
After realizing the money-making potential of political corruption, the gang decides to help Dennis run for the position of a local comptroller. They do this by creating a series of schemes, alliances, then broken alliances, and bribes with each other and even a local union.
16 9 "Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass" Dan Attias Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney August 10, 2006 (2006-08-10) IP02008
Charlie is outraged over Dennis smoking in the bar, and teams up with Dee to start an anti-smoking rally. Meanwhile, Mac, Dennis, and Frank turn Paddy's Pub into an "anything goes" bar…which goes horribly wrong thanks to the new clientele: drug abusers and Vietnamese gamblers.
17 10 "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad" Dan Attias Rob McElhenney
Story by: Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney
August 17, 2006 (2006-08-17) IP02010
Dennis and Dee discover the MySpace page of the man who turns out to be their real father. Meanwhile, Charlie and Mac visit Mac's convict father in jail, and Charlie thinks Frank might be his long-lost father.

DVD release[edit]

The season two episodes are presented in production order, rather than their original broadcast order.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons One & Two
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[2] June 2, 2009[3]


  1. ^ It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons One & Two — "Sunny Side Up" featurette. 20th Century Fox. September 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Seasons 1 & 2 (2005)". Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Seasons 1 & 2 (3 Disc Set) (DVD)". Retrieved March 5, 2014. 

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