It's Always Sunny: Weaponizing the Status Quo

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has become one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time, releasing its 14th season this month. To celebrate, I want to discuss why it's lasted so long and how it's used the tropes of long-lasting sitcoms to better represent its themes and purposes.
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  • Frankly, fucking up tweens makes them redeemable characters after the forty seasons it’s been aired.

    DemiglitchDemiglitch2 gün önce
  • thank god- youve decided to make a good video.

    Rose ErinRose Erin2 gün önce
  • Trans "women"

    AnonAnon3 gün önce
  • fix your audio chief

    Chance EvansChance Evans3 gün önce
  • brilliant!!

    Cristina RCristina R4 gün önce
  • I see sunny as more of a de-evolition of the main characters and the ones around them as opposed to how the characters stpry archs in standard sitcoms evolve slowly over time. In sunny you can see the effects of their tom foolery as the seasons go on for an example just look at mathew "rickety cricket" maura started as a man of the cloth and ended up dirty street rat suck boy....also i think dennis is the scranton strangler

    Josh LyonsJosh Lyons4 gün önce
  • Danny DeVito isn’t THAT old. He’s not even 80 yet.

    TheMixedMasterTheMixedMaster4 gün önce
  • "The filthy Frank affect" what a good way to put it.

    Dakota DelongDakota Delong6 gün önce
  • The camera switching back to Charlie mouthing the words to the speech he wrote for Dennis is so perfect it gets me every time.

    Scruffy Looking BrantforderScruffy Looking Brantforder6 gün önce
  • Why are you going over the entire show of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia like nobody's ever heard of it before? Weird channel

    Edgar Allen PwnedEdgar Allen Pwned6 gün önce
  • They'll never go right out and say that Dennis is a serial killer because it wouldn't as funny as...the implication

    OsKarMike1306OsKarMike13067 gün önce
  • So in essence, the show is Seinfeld set in Philly with a bar rather than a cafe.

    nonamerequired123nonamerequired1237 gün önce
  • Dennis is one of the best character's on TV lol

    travis98761travis987619 gün önce
  • Man as a fan of the show since it premiered, this was really well done Quinton. I’d love to see you analyze Letterkenny

    EARLthePEARLEARLthePEARL9 gün önce
  • How did you manage to make a 26 minute video and make no definitive points or back up statements with anything more than "Just trust me on this"? It's ironic how you take so much time to make these videos about how people like things for the wrong reasons when your whole channel is fueled by people who passively watch your videos regardless of quality.

    scampoli25scampoli259 gün önce
  • A content warning which doesnt explain what subjects will be addressed is nearly useless. Appreciate the attempt, but maybe a go little more specific next time :P

    Conspiracy Theories with TeaConspiracy Theories with Tea9 gün önce
  • Always Sunny is edgy humor done right

    Sea GangSea Gang10 gün önce
  • Tweens?

    Enclave Communications OfficerEnclave Communications Officer10 gün önce
  • Fun fact: that guy at 11:37 is the same one on the youtube channels Internet Comment Ettiquette and letsgotoclass. He has excellent videos, and he's really fucking funny.

    wildarmorwildarmor11 gün önce
  • If you have reverb on your voice, it has too much decay or release.

    Ryan McDonaldRyan McDonald12 gün önce
  • Its the "implication" that Dennis could be a serial killer.

    Terry LewisTerry Lewis12 gün önce
  • what a great thumbnail

    Cait CCait C12 gün önce
  • You don't have friends who try to "conquer women" like Dennis. Please stop, dipshit.

    Hash VendettaHash Vendetta12 gün önce
  • I have watched every episode multiple times, but there are some scenes in this video that I don't recall from the show. Starting around 21:22, with them sitting around a conference table (which looks somewhat like the one from the "Hero or Hate Crime" episode, but with a woman who wasn't a moderator in the episode), to Mac and Charlie wearing weird hats at a fair (?), to them playing laser tag, to them having some sorts of pumpkin (?) in a safe, to Dee choking at a restaurant, to Frank antagonizing a gorilla. Did I miss some episodes? Were there previews of the new season that I missed?

    quantumperceptionquantumperception12 gün önce
  • It is dark and raunchy, but anyone who thinks it is offensive is an idiot. I heard people complain about them doing stuff like black face or using words like fa**ot and ni**er, and anyone who watches the show knows that those offended obviously either never actually watched the show (and just heard about those incidents), or didn't get the joke. For instance, them doing black face wasn't making fun of black people, it was making fun of people who think black face is okay. And any time they use offensive words it is in the context of either talking about how they aren't okay to use, or using them in a way to make fun of those who use them. The characters do offensive things, but the whole point is how horrible they are as people, and they are making fun of people who actually do those horrible things. It isn't an endorsement of those offensive things, it is always making fun of people who do those things. It is like when the Colbert Report would have the host do/say offensive or stupid things- the whole point was to mock people like that. The few times I have heard people say that Always Sunny is offensive, it was clear that they were just looking for a topic to blog about- my friends and I are progressives and we have never been offended by the show. The fans know that they are doing racist, homophobic, etc. stuff to show what idiots those people are.

    quantumperceptionquantumperception12 gün önce
  • I can't help but feel like you're trying to discuss a very smart show while being a person who isn't particularly capable in doing so.

    mrbforshortermrbforshorter12 gün önce
  • It's Always Sunny is essentially the 2000's version of Married With Children.

    Scape GoateeScape Goatee13 gün önce
  • 100% one of the best shows ever made.

    Asphalt - Cowboy94Asphalt - Cowboy9414 gün önce
  • I remember just randomly stumbling on it on "the Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," and was hooked from the start, so many great gags in just that one episode. Like "New plan, we're going to the Hospital," an actually prudent thing to do, but..."Actually bro, I think we're gonna be done with your plans for a little while." WILDCARD, BITCHES! YEEEEEEHAAAAW!

    Meme IselfaneyeMeme Iselfaneye14 gün önce
  • Your voice sounds like a sober version of Charlie

    wh atwh at14 gün önce
  • britta is the best, how dare you :P

    Adam WarlockAdam Warlock15 gün önce
  • Whoa! Did you just imply that Mac and Charlie are stupid because they grew up poor? I will smash your face into a jelly!

    linus lexylinus lexy15 gün önce
  • Rob Michaelaney

    Ether JumperEther Jumper15 gün önce
  • I feel like you missed an opportunity to mention that Danny Devito is married to Rhea Perlman who was on Cheers. With the comparisons to other sitcoms I think this may not have been completely coincidental (even though Danny was hired as the ‘star power’ to try and ensure the investment into the show was lucrative. Thanks capitalism...?)

    Gateaux QGateaux Q16 gün önce
  • Just making one thing clear, Dennis is not a serial killer, his speeches are always bordeline and hilarious but they are never suppose to be taken literally, he is not keeping skins in his closet and most likely hasn't murdered anyone.

    fakeituntilyouareitfakeituntilyouareit17 gün önce
  • explaining jokes, epic

    SnorpaxSnorpax17 gün önce
  • In the season 2 episode “Hundred Dollar Baby”, Mac and Dennis train Charlie to become a cage fighter by smashing objects on his head. Every episode after that, he’s illiterate. Mac and Dennis gave his brain damage

    Coolbean94vevoCoolbean94vevo17 gün önce
  • Another example of flanderization is Bob from 'That 70's show'

    Rafael ERafael E18 gün önce
    • Care to break it down? Lol

      CarloTheImmortalCarloTheImmortal7 gün önce
  • Me and my friends am I right, I'm right arnt I. Oh god I'm a terrible person

    Deadland PlaceboDeadland Placebo18 gün önce
  • I have to disagree about Dennis changing. The show has gotten much worse now that Dennis is just an outright sociopath; it ruins the feeling of the show, making it impossible to believe that these people could all be friends and hang out together. The show really lost its mystique around Season 10, and it's been downhill from there. It feels more like Looney Tunes now than a sitcom. You can do the same de-evolution of the characters in a subtle way that is actually funny to watch.

    Doctor DungusDoctor Dungus18 gün önce
  • it was so wierd seeing cricket look normal

    Ty LindamoodTy Lindamood18 gün önce
  • this video slaps

    Lucia DakinLucia Dakin18 gün önce
  • For me.. there is nothing better than the Dennis system lol

    Jordan BrownJordan Brown18 gün önce
  • When talking about the plot point of Mac coming out, should have mentioned that he only came out (“hero or hate crime?”) because he wanted to win the full amount of winnings in an unscratched lotto ticket in an arbitration. Not because he felt unsure of himself, or that he felt his friends would make fun of him over it, but because frank called him fa**ot to save his life and get the money he could potentially win.

    Chris BrinkleyChris Brinkley18 gün önce
  • cricket and mac's mom are my favorite minor characters. Best scenes are the coach scene/ golden god car scene/mac's mom just responding yeah when dennis calls her ugly.

    vanna kindervanna kinder18 gün önce
  • RIP DANNY 😢😢

    Bitch BobBitch Bob18 gün önce
  • s13e1 hurt to watch, i respect that they would wanna show change but it was just downright unfunny and cindy didn't fit the shows humour at all in my mind.

    Sven KSven K18 gün önce
  • do the office

    Kidd FamousKidd Famous19 gün önce
  • the fact that dennis becomes more and more unhinged just makes it even more hilarious that mac keeps falling more and more in love with him

    at toshe station getting power convertersat toshe station getting power converters19 gün önce
  • IASIP should have won an award for that last episode of the season. That entire scene at the end made me weep. Completely unpretentious yet very touching.

    burningmiseryburningmisery19 gün önce
  • misery loves company lol

    Coffee DrinkerCoffee Drinker19 gün önce
  • *rubs hand sanitizer on body* *_I J U S T W A N T T O B E P U R E_*

    Aggro MoralityAggro Morality20 gün önce
  • oh my god with this SJW gay language. speak normal

    Gary OakGary Oak20 gün önce
    • gary oak from pokemon would never say “sjw gay language” i’m crying and shaking

      anzuparaanzupara20 gün önce
  • So how does IASIP "weaponize the status quo"? Literally the only reason I watched this video only to be disappointed with another clip video.

    Christopher LytleChristopher Lytle20 gün önce
  • So Seinfeld. You're describing Seinfeld.

    chavesa5chavesa520 gün önce
  • i wish youtube would stop recommending me this moron

    snakelamasnakelama20 gün önce
  • who's ready for some new chaos this Wednesday?

    C MC M21 gün önce
  • Nice use of A-ha at the beginning.

    ackbarfan5556ackbarfan555621 gün önce
  • so....Dennis is a bastard man.

    Ancient ProofAncient Proof21 gün önce
  • Man, why did you start with the one overlooked A-Ha song? Now I gotta listen to it ad nauseum... and the happy hardcore song made from it as well!

    DJ SoruDJ Soru21 gün önce
  • This was awesome!

    IDr CaligariIIDr CaligariI21 gün önce
  • Person of color is such a gay term.

    OccisoftOccisoft21 gün önce
  • Your analysis is pretty good, but science is a lair, sometimes

    Ben BalkoBen Balko21 gün önce
  • That Good Place reference tho

    Kenneth YoungKenneth Young21 gün önce
  • Dee never wanted Cricket. She tricked him into blessing a piss stain

    Bobby WoodsBobby Woods21 gün önce
  • The use of "The Sun Always shines on TV" by A-ha as the intro tune was very apt.

    DrakogyDrakogy21 gün önce
  • why can't i just enjoy the show dickhead

    Cake TruckCake Truck21 gün önce
  • haven't finished the video yet but the biggest problem i have with always sunny is how the characters become caricatures in the later seasons. in the early seasons they seem like normal, unpredictable and relatable people (with horrible morals) but in the later seasons they become predictable archetypes edit: yep you brang it up. the whole lead cast is flanderised.

    Harry HeinHarry Hein21 gün önce
  • Actually, I am the golden god. Let’s not get confused.

    Dark RainbowDark Rainbow21 gün önce
  • Your the worst

    John JohnsonJohn Johnson21 gün önce
    • What about his The Worst?

      Peter PrimePeter Prime3 gün önce
It's Always Sunny: Weaponizing the Status Quo