It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

10 Worst Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American sitcom created by Rob McElhenney, which premiered on FXX in 2005. It follows the lives of four friends, Mac, Dennis, Charlie, and Dee, as they run an Irish pub in Philadelphia. Over the course of its 20 seasons, the show has had many memorable episodes, but not all of them have been well received by viewers. In this article, we'll take a look at the worst episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as ranked by viewers. From season-long plot arcs that failed to deliver to one-off episodes that just miss the mark, we'll be exploring the worst of the worst.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 24, 2024.

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#10 - Celebrity Booze: The Ultimate Cash Grab (Season 16 - Episode 5)

When news spreads of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s visit to Philadelphia to promote their Dos Hermanos mezcal brand, the Guys decide to pitch them their own liquor. The Gang takes to the skies to get a taste of the glamorous high life.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 424 votes.

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#9 - The Gang Chokes (Season 14 - Episode 4)


Annoyed that the Gang failed to react as he nearly choked to death on an appetizer, Frank decides the Waiter, his savior, is the only person who has his back.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 708 votes.

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#8 - Risk E. Rat's Pizza and Amusement Center (Season 16 - Episode 6)

The gang goes to Risk E. Rat's, finding it updated with safety and overcautiousness. Dee takes Frank on a scavenger hunt to find risqué jokes hidden throughout the establishment. Mac plays Skee-Ball to win tickets for a prize.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 421 votes.

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#7 - Psycho Pete Returns (Season 10 - Episode 3)


When Psycho Pete, long lost member of the freight train, is released from the mental hospital, Dennis and Dee rush to get him recommitted while Charlie and Mac attempt to restore him to his former hard-partying form.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 871 votes.

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#6 - Waiting for Big Mo (Season 14 - Episode 10)

In this spoof of Waiting for Godot, Dennis and Charlie stand guard at their laser tag base waiting to ambush their enemy, Big Mo, but Dennis has doubts about why they play laser tag and whether or not the victory is worth it.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 648 votes.

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#5 - The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7 (Season 15 - Episode 2)


Upon discovering that their self-made Lethal Weapon sequels have been pulled from the local library, the Gang decides to address their political incorrectness by making another film — Lethal Weapon 7.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 537 votes.

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#4 - The Gang Gets Cursed (Season 16 - Episode 3)

The Gang’s going to be on Bar Rescue but a series of bad omens leads them to believe they are all cursed. They set off to undo the curses and make amends to those they’ve wronged, while Mac, who’s on a run of good luck, meets Chase Utley and invites him for a catch.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 428 votes.

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#3 - Charlie's Home Alone (Season 13 - Episode 8)


It's the weekend of Super Bowl LII from Charlie's perspective. While Charlie searches the back office, Cricket steals the suit leaving Charlie home alone to defend himself.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 886 votes.

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#2 - Frank's Brother (Season 7 - Episode 5)

When Frank's long lost brother Gino shows up at the bar, the two of them tell the gang about the jazz club they ran in the 1960s and 70s, and how they fell out over Shadynasty, a singer who was the love of both of their lives.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 752 votes.

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#1 - The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot (Season 13 - Episode 3)


To one-up the guys, Dee has organized an "all-female reboot" of the Wade Boggs challenge on a first-of-its-kind, all-female flight headed to L.A. for the women's march.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 973 votes.

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