It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

TV Show • 2005 • Comedy  Report
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this_is_SO_sad
S11 E5: Dennis gifts Mac a dog, which he forgets to feed for days on end. The dog dies, but there is nothing graphic.
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eminemily
No animal abuse is shown in any episode but mentioned a few times throughout the show. In A Very Sunny Christmas, two of the main characters mention hurting cats as children. One of the main characters also “bashes” rats found in their bar with a specific rat stick, as mentioned multiple times. Lastly, in two separate episodes, characters describe injuring dogs, with one paralyzing one dog and the other because the dog bit the girl he stalks but not how severe he injured the dog.
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Dennis and Mac's dog of one episode, Dennis Jr., dies by the end of it. In at least two episodes people think that Mac's childhood dog, Poppins, dies or is about to die, but he doesn't. Dennis' cat of one episode, Special Agent Jack Bauer, is in an explosion but survives. Dee's cat in Mac And Dennis Break Up probably died? It's never seen after getting stuck in the wall.
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There is talk about getting a "dog fighting pitbull" and rehabilitating it to fight people, but it doesn't actually happen. It's just mentioned passively.
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TheNestors
S12
 E8
An intestinal parasite is given a name and treated as if it has feelings.
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Tchotchke
There are multiple dead animals throught the show.
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cry4judas
A dragon doesn't die, but Charlie mentions people eating dragon meat in the episode "The Gang Goes on Family Fight"
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Whirlpool730
There's an episode where Charlie throws a dead Pigeon that was in his pocket onto a psychiatrist's table.
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Drdrunkpigeon
In one episode Charlie threatens a leprechaun with a snake on St Patricks day
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Tchotchke
Charlie sings a song including spiders and spiders are talked about.
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Em Christian
Cats don't die, but a box of cats is 'rescued' from different dangerous situations and the box of kittens gets thrown by Dee every time she goes in to save them. I'm not sure if the cats were real or not, but there were implications of cat abuse.
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csusb
the gang broke Dee makes it seem like Dee became successful although it's revealed to be a ploy by the boys, other instances of this take place because they are all horrible people
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izkm
charlie stalks and gives adamantly unwanted attention to a women throughout the series
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Not the only example, but kind of between Dennis and Mac. They're not a couple but they live together, Mac is in love with Dennis and their relationship is in almost every way romantic. They're both violent towards each other, Mac has poisoned Dennis and Dennis apparently sometimes scratches Mac's face (deep enough to draw blood.) Also a lot of manipulation and gaslighting going on from both sides. Also I think it's mentioned that Frank used to hit Barbara. This is not shown.
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manaia.palmer.putt
yes, but not physically. It is only in flashbacks and/or implied
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Bev Johnson
every episode
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zane
yes. to pretty much anything you can think of.
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jazzerjagger
A main plot throughout the show is that the characters regularly abuse drugs, from cigarettes to glue to ketamine.
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hump
the episode times up for the gang features a lot of references to sexual assault, harassment, r*pe etc
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yadingus
The Gang restrains people against their will on multiple occasions, including each other.
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Thomas4
One of the main characters, Charlie, pulls several of his teeth out
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yadingus
Dennis dick got blown to bits by a keg explosion, but then it totally went back to normal, it's fine he'll show you.
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Tchotchke
There is an episode centered around Dee and Charlie being tricked into eating human meat and then trying to find more. It turns out that it wasn't real human meat but they do not find out till the end. Lots of talk about eating people in this one.
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Yes
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5
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TheNestors
S12
 E6
A character is briefly in danger of being crushed by a falling piano. The rest of the episode is spent discussing the event.
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girlcheese
frank (danny devito) is constantly using a knife to cut his toenails. he sometimes botches a toe.
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Not "squashed" but exploded. S4 E11.
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Terence McCoy
Sweet Dee is set in fire
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quietoverlord
S5 E3 "The Great Recession": Frank attempts suicide by hanging twice.
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Charlie Kennington
Liam McPoyle in the McPoyle Ponderosa Massacre
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hump
while high on paint, Charlie kidnaps and attempts to torture a little person whom he believes to be a leprechaun, Frank also waterboards Dee in an episode
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S4 E11- Rickity Cricket's head explodes when Frank accidentally shoots him in the bar with a musket in the bar towards the end of the episode. Approx 19mins in.
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GetOffMyLawn73
Frank just needs to be “pure” in the quarantine episode. Total body hair removal.
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TheNestors
S12
 E7
In a dream, one character smothers another with a pillow.
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hump
drowning while a room fills with water
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Thomas4
In the gang hits the slopes Dennis says his ankle is 'surely broken'. All you see is him laying on the ground and you do not see his ankle.
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Jethro
A woman Frank is "dating" overdoses and is seen to convulse before going still, the characters leave her in a hallway and walk off without a care
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imafkncat
it's only said, not shown, but ponderosa falls off a building and dies
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TheNestors
S12
 E7
Discussed. A man's "first time" was with an older school librarian. Others describe this as rape, but he refuses to describe it as such and chooses to remember it as a positive experience. A stripper is entertaining a young lady, only to realize when the light comes on. It turns out this scenario was set up without either the stripper's or his daughter's consent.
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yeahyeahp
a kid dies in a waterpark
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TheNestors
S12
 E6
It's minor, but one character places himself in danger to push his friend out of the way of a falling piano.
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c0mradeolive
I can't list all the examples in early seasons but season 3 episode 9 has the r slur in the title of the episode as well as the description. do not watch this episode for sure if the r word triggers you.
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yadingus
Yes at least one person dies from an overdose; others definitely get a little zooted.
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GingerApple
There is lots of cheating. Cheating on girlfriends, cheating on wives, homewrecking in general.
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*spoiler* In one episode Frank tricks Dee and Dennis into digging up the corpse of their deceased mother. If you've recently lost someone close to you, especially a parent, I highly recommend skipping the episode 'Charlie's Mom Has Cancer'
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Jethro
The leprechaun episode features multiple people being kidnapped, mugged and dumped in the middle of nowhere
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Jethro
Dee destroys Dennis's old elaphant toy infront of him, he tries to play it off as if he doesn't care but it's obvious he's upset by it
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captainskysolo
In "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6", Mac and Dennis are shown using a public shower together.
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DevinGlazebrook
No, but there are some mentions of ghosts, ghouls, goblins and leprechauns in comedic and light situations
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TheNestors
S12
 E7
Several characters wake up from vivid dreams with a gasp.
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echomae
In season 3 episode 10 "Mac is a Serial Killer" Dee dresses up like a killer clown and stalks someone at night.
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Are there razors?
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Jethro
Features heavily in a show about horrible and gross people
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TheNestors
S12
 E9
Mentioned, but an adult is reminded by his brother that he allegedly wet the bed until high school, using a cruel nickname.
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Shlebben
S1,E2: A boy vomits after drinking too much. S1,E6: Dee vomits at the nursing home. S2,E9: Charlie vomits in front of a crowd at a rally. S4,E9: A man vomits on a bus. S5,E6: Coughing and gagging after breaking into building being fumigated for bed bugs. S5,E7: Frank gags and coughs up garbage. S7,E1: Charlie vomits on a woman multiple times in a car. S7,E2: Dennis vomits on a ride. S7,E5: Frank vomits. S7,E13: Frank vomits into a trash can after the gang’s dance number. S8,E8: Dennis vomits after taking too many shots. S9,E1: Dee gags and vomits. S9,E7: Multiple people vomit. S11,E6: Frank vomits. S12,E4: A man vomits, the scene is cut to very suddenly. S13,E3: Multiple people vomit on a plane.
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socratesgonemad
Quite the opposite
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echomae
Much of season 10 ep 3 "Psycho Pete Returns" takes place in a mental hospital
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echomae
In season 7 episode 1 "Frank's Pretty Woman" Mac injects himself with insulin
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echomae
Much of season 6 ep 12 "Dee gives birth" takes place in a hospital.
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Bev Johnson
yes and no. Charlie and his mom in two seperate episodes pretend to have cancer but no one really does.
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Thomas4
Mac has a panic attack when he and Charlie fail to keep up with their new job
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TheNestors
S12
 E9
Shoes squeak.
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Frank, twice, in The Great Recession. In CharDee MacDennis it is mentioned that Dee has tried to kill herself at aome point.
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TheNestors
S12
 E7
The nature of trauma is discussed. The episode's title is "PTSDee," a play on the name Dee.
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echomae
Throughout season 7 Mac is shown overeating frequently and it is later revealed he has body dysmorphia and gains and loses weight unhealthily quickly. Dennis starves himself in season 2 ep 7 "The Gang Exploits a Miracle" Dennis reveals he frequently skips meals and exercises excessively in season 7 episode 1 "Franks Pretty Woman" Mac mentions starving himself in season 6 ep 11"The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods" Dee mentions starving herself in season 10 ep 8 "The Gang Goes on Family Fight" and later faints because of this.
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I think the most blatant example is Dennis since he's the only one with an actual diagnosis, but yeah pretty much every single character seems to be menatlly ill and all of them are very violent.
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clevernapkin
There's an episode centered around a jumper on the roof of the characters pub. In another episode it's mentioned that Dee tried to kill herself after being mocked by the others.
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sighsighs
“Sweet Dee Dates a Retarded Person” (S3E9)
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TheNestors
S12
 E8
A man graphically describes how he intentionally gave himself a tapeworm. He later eats a bag that supposedly contains anthrax (actually powdered sugar).
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Maktopus
Mac's weight fluctuates problematically throughout the show. He's officially is diagnosed with body dysmorphia in later seasons.
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Kadencore
S15E5, ‘The Gang Goes To Ireland,’ Mac threatens to kill himself after finding out he isn’t Irish but rather Dutch. He follows it by saying it’s simply a cry for help.
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ohgodohfuck
in S2E2 Dennis, Mac, and Charlie get stuck in a small space behind a vent, in S12E2 Mac and Dee get stuck in a waterside
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ohgodohfuck
s7e3 during the boy's performance, s8e3 at the very beginning of the episode and around the 16 minute mark
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Does a baby cry?
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0
Yeah, that's like half of the show
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At least whenever the characters are making a movie or an ad themselves.
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Some meta jokes but that's about it
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izkm
there is an episode revolving around a character giving birth (in the hospital) but the actual birth is not shown
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NickGuth
Abortions are referenced sometimes in a comedic context (ex. Charlie's mom tried to abort him but it "didn't take"). There is nothing graphic and the emotional weight of the subject isn't covered.
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blindsquid7
No, but it is mentioned that Charlie's mother attempted to abort him, though he survived
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TheNestors
S12
 E10
He looks like he's about a year old.
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0
The characters sometimes call a trans woman (Carmen) a man and she has a very visible bulge in the first seasons which is treated as a joke. But definitely not the most transphobic depiction of trans women that I have seen. There is also a few jokes about Dennis wearing make up or women's clothes. In "Aluminum Monster Vs Fatty McGoo" Dennis weara a dress and heavy make up to prove a point and this is treated as a joke. Though I as a trans person didn't find any of the jokes involving Dennis offensive.
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captainskysolo
There is an episode with the r word in the title.
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leahsamuel93
Country Mac, Mac's openly gay cousin, dies suddenly when falling on his motorcycle.
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yeahyeahp
episode one
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eminemily
Two of the main characters discover their grandfather is a n**i and although he’s only in two episodes, he uses slurs towards both Jewish and black people and forced his grandchildren to listen to n**i public speakers and salute as young children. A reoccurring character is constantly called a Jew in a slightly offensive context, despite him repeatedly saying he’s not Jewish.
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captainskysolo
Carmen is almost exclusively referred to using the t slur.
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Jethro
The man characters are homophobic, including the gay one
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echomae
Transphobic slurs are used in episodes with Carmen, primarily season 1 ep 4 "Charlie has cancer", season 2 ep 10 "Mac is a serial killer" and season 6 ep 1 "Mac fights gay marriage"
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DevinGlazebrook
Body dysmorphia is discussed and Mac and Dennis both have disordered eating. Dee is the b**t of some jokes about weight and there are characters known as “fatty magoo” or other weight jokes
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hump
not first but in the episode the gang turns black, one of the characters, while in the body of a black kid, gets fatality shot by police
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TheNestors
S12
 E6
A middle-aged man stalks and attempts to seduce a woman who is just turning 21. Even his friends are appalled.
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Tchotchke
There is sexual content in almost every episode. It is only shown semi-graphically in some episodes.
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Pretty much everyone at some point. Usually random women by Dennis.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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No
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Thomas4
The McPoyle family are recurring characters and implied to be incestuous. In one episode a character thinks he has had sex with his sister, though it turns out he didn't.
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TheNestors
S12
 E7
A male stripper gets almost completely nude.
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I can't remember any specific episode but whenever a man cries, he's usually made fun of by the Gang.
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In Being Frank we hear Frank's thoughts and he doesn't remember his son's name. This isn't really present in any other episode. His memory issues might be because of his drug use and not dementia though.
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A friend of Frank's dies of old age on screen, I think he had a stroke
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TheNestors
S12
 E8
Intestinal parasites.
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1
One of the main reoccurring characters on the show is a homeless man, Frank has several friends who live under a bridge
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TheNestors
S12
 E10
Depending on how you look at it.
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hump
in a very sunny Christmas, many people dressed as santa go over to a characters mom's house to prostitute her, in the same episode a Santa is brutally attacked by one of the characters
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Thomas4
Charlie and Mac crash a car into a wall.
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hump
Dennis runs over Charlie and cripples him for an episode by accident
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DevinGlazebrook
Frank uses a gun and threatens violence, there is also a gun used in a store robbery and Charlie is severely injured in police brutality. Many other smaller incidences of gun violence throughout
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imafkncat
charlie tears santa's throat out frank goes down a dry water slide and he's bleeding a lot
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notgoingtoaddcomments
S11E10, very nearly.
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