The series premiered in 2005 on the US television channel FX and then on FXX. Prior to the current decision to renew the series, the longest-running comedy show in television history was The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966, lasting 14 seasons. The new season is going to run through 2021.
The characters of the series are most often immoral and hostile to each other. They frequently lie to accomplish their own objectives. In most episodes, these traits do not lead to anything good either for themselves or for the people they meet. A lot of plots are based on conflicts arising from their constant rivalry and desire to prove something to each other. This is the competition of guys over women, and Dee, trying to prove herself as strong and successful as others, and the whole gang, competing who can steal more, and even which of them can attract more religious followers. In almost every episode, they all, or most of them, start a loud argument, in which everyone tries to shout down the rest. They often bicker among themselves and generally behave rudely and ill-mannered, finding themselves in a professional environment, for example, in the office of a lawyer or businessman.
Rob McElhenney, the creator, producer, and star said he began to write the 15th season of the show. To be precise, this January McElhenney said: “We’re going to make the series for as long as people watch it.”
The series revolves around the lives of four Irish bar owners in Philadelphia. Friends constantly quarrel, deceive each other and all the time try to prove something to themselves and others, but still remain friends.
Earlier, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was another show that has fallen out of favor as a result of US protests. The protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd are also affecting the film industry. More and more films and series are criticized, altered, or removed from streaming platforms for presenting content deemed racist.
Such a fate has already befallen the TV series “Cops” and “Live PD”, which were removed, or the cult film “Gone with the Wind”, which was filmed from the HBO Max platform. Now the infamous group has been joined by the hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
UK Netflix took a closer look at the series and concluded that one of its episodes contained content that could be considered offensive and racist. It’s about Episode 9 of Season 6, in which Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Dee (Caitlin Olson) are dressed as black people. So here we are dealing with a controversial case called Blackface, where a white person is presented as black.
Interestingly, Netflix hasn’t deleted yet another episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” titled “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6.” Here we are again dealing with the Blackface phenomenon, and the episode itself can be considered much more controversial than the one that disappeared from the platform.