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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gets a Russian remake


As much as it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, you might be surprised to learn that it’s also always sunny in Moscow. Well, sort of.

Philadelphia’s City Paper has discovered that there is a Russian knockoff of the hit American show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is titled—you guessed it—It’s Always Sunny in Moscow. The Russian take on the show premiered on May 12 and has reportedly aired 16 episodes, drawing inspiration from the first three seasons of the American show. City Paper used Google Translate on the official page of the TNT network to learn a little bit more about the show. For example, its description starts: “Strong friendship, true love, idealism, nobility and dignity, humility and kindness—all this has nothing to do with the heroes of the series ‘In Moscow always sunny.'” READ FULL STORY

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' meets 'Game of Thrones': The birth of Smart Charlie

Tonight’s episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an uncharacteristically highbrow vibe, taking its inspiration from the classic short story Flowers for Algernon and name-dropping Leo Tolstoy and Stephen Hawking, and that was no mistake: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are friends with the Sunny crew, wrote the script. (The episode was dubbed “Flowers for Charlie,” but we prefer our alternate title: Game of Bar Stools.)

We start out with the gang visiting a science lab for — what else? — a quick buck. They all fight to prove who’s smartest and therefore deserves a spot in this “intelligence experiment,” but the scientists quickly zero in on Charlie (Charlie Day), who repeatedly electrocutes himself while trying to steal cheese from a lab rat. The scientists (one of whom is played by Day’s Pacific Rim co-star Burn Gorman) are actually looking for the least brainy subject to try out some experimental pills that multiply a person’s intellect. They’ve found their man.


It's Always Sunny in ... Japan? 'Dayman' gets an adorable schoolkid makeover -- VIDEO

These kids officially have the coolest teacher ever. Remember Charlie’s musical The Nightman Cometh on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which the gang took on the road back in 2009? Well, these Japanese kindergartners certainly do.

A video, which was posted on YouTube in August and just went viral, has eight schoolchildren singing Charlie’s epic “Dayman” song — which works surprisingly well as a kids’ song, considering the show’s typical content. Their pantomimes for “karate and friendship for everyone” are especially adorable.

Check it out below:

Which 2011 TV episodes are still on your DVR?

If you have a DVR, odds are you know the pain of returning from a vacation and discovering that it didn’t have enough space to record all your shows (especially if you tape HD channels, which take up more room). Once you’ve been burned, you become a lot more selective with the episodes you save after watching them.

So, which previously viewed 2011 episodes made your cut? I’m still holding on to Justified‘s May season 2 finale “Bloody Harlan.” (I’ve also still got its June 2010 season 1 finale “Bulletville” saved, incidentally.) In addition, I haven’t yet been able to part with Parks and Recreation‘s “The Trial of Leslie Knope” because of the recounts of Ben’s meeting with Chris (“That was beautiful, I’m literally crying and jumping” — so much funnier than if we’d actually seen him doing it) and Leslie annoyingly reopening the official record (’tis the season for a romantic snow scene).


Best of 2011: What were the year's most awesome TV props?

park-recs-pyramidMaybe it’s because it’s the holiday season and we’re thinking what a great gift Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness (see the full-size image) would make, but as 2011 comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about the best props seen on TV. We’ll start the list. Please, add your picks. Remember: The objects don’t have to have been introduced in 2011, but they must have been used in episodes that aired this year.  READ FULL STORY

If 'It's Always Sunny' star Glenn Howerton were to cut one gang member, who would he replace him/her with?

Tonight on FX, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang create a board game, Chardee MacDennis (also the name of the episode), to quell their boredom from the rainy outdoors. But the series’ star Glenn Howerton, who portrays the horrendously self-involved Dennis, has made these even more competitive for the members of Paddy’s Pub. Though it’s difficult to imagine Sunny without Dennis, neurotic Dee, argumentative Mac, belchy Frank, or the Day Man himself, Charlie, we asked Howerton to select one character (or characters) to eliminate from the gang. And since we already know Smitty isn’t a fit replacement, what classic TV character would he choose to replace the ousted member(s)? So who’s “useless” in Paddy’s Pub? Read on to find out! READ FULL STORY

'Sunny' star Glenn Howerton on 'Conan': Dennis is 'ambigiously gay'

Most It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans have, at one point or another, questioned the sexuality of Glenn Howerton’s Dennis. (After all, we did see him wake up next to two men way back in season 1’s “The Gang Gets Racist.”) Personally, I’ve always felt Dennis was far too narcissistic to be sexually interested in anyone more than himself, but, on last night’s Conan, Howerton admitted that Dennis and all of Sunny‘s irreverent characters are ambiguously gay. (Good news for The Waitress!)

For that matter, Howerton talked about how everyone lies somewhere on a gay spectrum. Married with a new baby, Howerton says he’s straight, but “I see Brad Pitt in Fight Club and I go, yeah… NICE.” Where does Conan land on the spectrum? Well, let’s just say he had quite the experimental 1985. Click the jump to watch the video, in which Howerton also talks about his baby (almost named Alien Grandpa Howerton!) and his “extraordinary range” as a Josh Groban-esque singer. Perfect for those of you who have recovered from last night’s gross-out Sunny premiere. READ FULL STORY

'It's Always Sunny' returns tonight. This could very well be the gang's most depraved season yet.

The seventh season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia not only crosses the line, it goes so far beyond the line that it enters a whole new territory of the delightfully twisted. Even the most devoted Paddy’s Pub patrons may wonder if they’ve taken a wrong turn. So, in short, this could just be the best season yet.

Believe me, I realize what a bold statement that is to make, considering this is a series that has already had its characters eat human meat, unofficially adopt a “dumpster baby,” and be genuinely terrible at every possible opportunity. READ FULL STORY

The 2011 EWwy Awards: Who should win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy?

The supporting actress comedy pool was just as competitive as its dude counterpart for this year’s EWwy Awards. So many funny female characters help set the tones of their whole show, whether unassumingly (Aubrey Plaza in Parks and Rec) or obviously (Busy Philipps in Cougar Town). By the power vested in us by Annie’s Boobs (ewwww — that’s weird for me to write), we reluctantly narrowed the field to six. Watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery. READ FULL STORY

The 2011 EWwy Awards: Who should win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy?

It was tough to pare down the supporting actor comedy category for this year’s EWwy Awards. After the Emmy noms were announced, the “NICK OFFERMAN WAS ROBBED” comments appeared so early and often on EW.com that in my mind, Ron Swanson is the poster manchild for the EWwys. (Victory over him, Ron Swanson, would be the rarest jewel of all.) Virtually every dude on Community and Parks and Recreation should have been a candidate according to your nominations, not to mention the dozens of other funny guys on TV. We reluctantly narrowed the field to six. Watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery. READ FULL STORY

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