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The Best Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Every episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia!

Four egocentric friends run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia and try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.

Genre:Comedy
Networks:FXFXX

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is "Charlie Work", rated 9.8/10 from 10323 user votes. It was directed by Matt Shakman and written by Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney. "Charlie Work" aired on 2/4/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Nightman Cometh".

  • Charlie Work
    9.8/10 10,323 votes

    #1 - Charlie Work

    Season 10 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-02-04

    Charlie goes into overdrive when he's notified that the health inspector will be arriving that day. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang is trying to exploit a flaw in the air-miles reward system. Written by David Hornsby; directed by Matt Shakman.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The Nightman Cometh
    9.7/10 8,139 votes

    #2 - The Nightman Cometh

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2008-11-20

    In the season finale, Charlie gets the gang to help him put together a rock opera based on his song "Nightman."

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The Gang Goes to a Water Park
    9.5/10 5,569 votes

    #3 - The Gang Goes to a Water Park

    Season 12 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-01-11

    The gang takes a trip to a local waterpark. Dennis takes on a protégé. Frank and Charlie are determined to ride every ride. Mac and Dee get stuck in a tube slide.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Eric Ledgin

  • Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs
    9.4/10 5,303 votes

    #4 - Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs

    Season 11 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-02-03

    Mac and Dennis move to the suburbs for cheaper rent but find it hard to adjust.

    Director: Todd Biermann

    Writer: Hunter Covington

  • Hero or Hate Crime?
    9.4/10 4,822 votes

    #5 - Hero or Hate Crime?

    Season 12 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-02-08

    The gang fight over a lottery ticket and seek out an arbitrator to decide a rightful owner, who also decides if Frank is a hero or hate monger.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The D.E.N.N.I.S. System
    9.3/10 4,635 votes

    #6 - The D.E.N.N.I.S. System

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-11-19

    Dennis reveals his foolproof system for seducing any woman to the rest of the gang, but they don't grasp the concept.

    Director: Randall Einhorn

    Writer: Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, David Hornsby

  • Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom
    9.2/10 5,117 votes

    #7 - Mac Bangs Dennis' Mom

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2006-07-06

    Barbara hooks up with Mac to make Frank jealous, which leads to retaliation from Dennis.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day

  • Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person
    9.2/10 5,024 votes

    #8 - Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2007-10-11

    Dee gets involved with a famous local rapper who might be mentally challenged, and whose success inspires the rest of the gang to start a band.

    Director: Jerry Levine

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Scott Marder, Rob Rosell

  • A Very Sunny Christmas
    9.2/10 5,359 votes

    #9 - A Very Sunny Christmas

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-12-16

    After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie reflect on their childhood Christmases, and realize that they were not as joyous and wonderful as they remembered.

    Director: Fred Savage

    Writer: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore
    9.2/10 4,169 votes

    #10 - The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore

    Season 7 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-09-22

    Dee and Dennis take the gang to their favorite childhood vacation spot where things aren't quite how they remember. While Dee and Dennis see the seedy side of the Jersey Shore, Mac, Frank and Charlie have the nights of their lives.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Dave Chernin, John Chernin

  • Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games
    9.2/10 4,152 votes

    #11 - Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games

    Season 7 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-10-27

    The gang plays the most twisted board game ever. Dee and Dennis face Mac, Charlie and Frank.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day

  • The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award
    9.2/10 4,304 votes

    #12 - The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award

    Season 9 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-09-18

    Tired of failing to be recognized for their years of service in the bar industry, the gang changes their ways to give the patrons what they think they want.

    Director: Richie Keen

    Writer: David Hornsby

  • Time's Up for the Gang
    9.2/10 3,954 votes

    #13 - Time's Up for the Gang

    Season 13 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-09-26

    Paddy's has been put on a list of bars that are sexually hostile to women, and the gang must attend a sexual harassment seminar to get off the list.

    Director: Kat Coiro

    Writer: Megan Ganz

  • Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day
    9.2/10 2,472 votes

    #14 - Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day

    Season 16 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-07-19

    After a physical reveals Dennis has high blood pressure, he decides to take a day away from The Gang to de-stress at the beach. But life has other plans, and his day spirals into a string of mishaps until he can no longer contain his rage.

    Director: Heath Cullens

    Writer: Ross Maloney

  • The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis
    9.1/10 4,368 votes

    #15 - The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-09-18

    Charlie, Mac, and Dennis formulate a plan to take advantage of the rising gas prices. By purchasing excess amounts now, they can sell it in the future and profit. As usual, things don't go as planned. Dee is also out to make money when she learns that Bruce is going to give the family fortune to a Muslim cultural center. She and Frank try to stop him and get the cash for themselves.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Charlie Day, Lee Sung-jin, Patrick Walsh

  • The Gang Hits the Road
    9.1/10 3,890 votes

    #16 - The Gang Hits the Road

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-09-24

    The gang tries to expand their horizons by going on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

    Director: Fred Savage

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day

  • Who Got Dee Pregnant?
    9.1/10 3,621 votes

    #17 - Who Got Dee Pregnant?

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-10-28

    The gang gets a real scare after Dee reveals she's pregnant, forcing the guys to recall their last hazy Halloween party to determine who the father is.

    Director: Randall Einhorn

    Writer: Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare
    9.0/10 4,824 votes

    #18 - Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2006-07-06

    After quitting their job due to Frank's continuing interference, Dennis and Dee decide to seek alternative income by going on welfare. Meanwhile, Mac and Charlie must now bear the consequences of their friends’ departures from the business.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Rob McElhenney

  • Mac Is a Serial Killer
    9.0/10 4,028 votes

    #19 - Mac Is a Serial Killer

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-10-18

    After Mac arrives to the bar with scratches on his neck and exhibiting strange behavior, Frank comes to the conclusion that he is the serial killer terrorizing young women in Philadelphia. Frank sets out with his trusty chainsaw and a doubtful Charlie to find evidence to implicate Mac in the murders. In search of another suspect, Dennis and Dee do a little role-playing in order to help themselves better understand who they might be dealing with.

    Director: Jerry Levine

    Writer: David Hornsby

  • Mac and Charlie Die (1)
    9.0/10 3,570 votes

    #20 - Mac and Charlie Die (1)

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2008-10-02

    Part 1 of 2. Mac and Charlie fake their deaths to avoid the wrath of Mac's father who was released from prison and is out for vengeance.

    Director: Fred Savage, Matt Shakman

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The Gang Gets Analyzed
    9.0/10 3,446 votes

    #21 - The Gang Gets Analyzed

    Season 8 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-11-08

    The Gang gets Freudian as they step into the therapist's office to work through their mountain of issues, but when Dennis thinks he has everyone figured out, the shrink turns the tables on him and exposes the insanity in his unique brand of pop psychology.

    Director: Todd Biermann

    Writer: Luvh Rakhe

  • The Gang Dines Out
    9.0/10 3,389 votes

    #22 - The Gang Dines Out

    Season 8 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-12-13

    Every member of The Gang has something to celebrate at Guigino's, Philly's finest eatery, but when Mac and Dennis' private dinner is interrupted by an unexpected sighting of Frank and Charlie, the in-fighting begins. Dee also turns up at a table for one, and over the course of the night, the "one-ups-manship" soars to new heights.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Mehar Sethi

  • Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense
    9.0/10 3,282 votes

    #23 - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

    Season 8 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-12-20

    Court is in session at Paddy's Pub as Frank and Dennis present their cases to the rest of the gang, resulting in a verdict that will change their lives FOREVER... but not really.

    Director: Richie Keen

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney

  • The Gang Saves the Day
    9.0/10 3,629 votes

    #24 - The Gang Saves the Day

    Season 9 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-10-09

    A routine trip to a convenience store places the gang in the middle of an armed robbery.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Dave Chernin, John Chernin

  • The Gang Goes on Family Fight
    9.0/10 3,429 votes

    #25 - The Gang Goes on Family Fight

    Season 10 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-03-04

    When the gang appears on a nationally broadcasted game show, Dennis does his best to keep the gang’s weirdness under wraps.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney