It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (2013)


Season 9
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Critics Consensus

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns to form this season, with all the hilarious depravity fans have come to expect from The Gang down at Paddy's Pub.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 240
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Air date: Sep 4, 2013
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Air date: Nov 6, 2013

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Dee (Kaitlin Olson) tries her hand at stand-up comedy as the crew from Paddy's Pub return for Series 9. Later, gun ownership is debated, Mac (Rob McElhenney) gets a special day devoted to him, and Charlie (Charlie Day) quits his job at the bar. Seann William Scott makes an appearance along the way, while Danny DeVito and Glenn Howerton are back as Frank and Dennis.

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Critic Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Becoming the big dog hasn't cost Sunny its bite. It's only gotten meaner and funnier.

Oct 8, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's a fear that the show has run out of gas, but this was a strong return that promises a good year ahead.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It may not be everyone's cup of tea, for sure, but you gotta admire the chutzpa, at the very least. Well played, Sunny. Well played, indeed.

Dec 20, 2013 | Full Review…

The jokes are mean-spirited, and the characters are horrendous, and you love them unconditionally because of it.

Dec 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Ah, welcome back Always Sunny. You might be hit or miss, and getting a bit long in the tooth, but there's just something so refreshing about re-entering your world of constant cruelty and tasteless tomfoolery.

Dec 20, 2013 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It's almost comforting in a way. The world might change, but the basic personalities of these schemers, cutthroats and loveable villains never do. They're outlandish. They're mean-spirited, and they're still really damn funny.

Dec 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Driven by needs and emotions that are grubbily petty, ugly and selfish, it also happens to be delightfully funny: Even the meanest forms of humanity can jerk you into unexpected fits of laughter.

Dec 19, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Binge-watch episodes, and a gonzo compassion begins to seep up through the filthy surface.

Dec 29, 2013 | Full Review…

Sunny... gets its ninth season off to a strong start with a typically perverse episode.

Dec 19, 2013 | Full Review…

On par -- or at least within sight -- of 'Sunny's' glory days, before in-jokes and constant recycling set in.

Sep 25, 2013 | Full Review…

The season nine premiere was fairly average by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia standards, but still great when compared with the rest of television comedy.

Sep 17, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Sunny is now in its ninth season, but is not showing its age.

Sep 6, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9

  • May 07, 2019
    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia keeps delivering the laughs in its ninth season. The Patty's gang gets into a number of new hijinks this season, including an attempt to win an award for their bar, falling for a pyramid scheme, and throwing a Thanksgiving dinner for all their frenemies. They also repeat some of their previous shenanigans, such as making another Lethal Weapon sequel and getting the gun fever. A couple of special guest stars, including Sean William Scott, Josh Groban, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and Jessica Collins, make appearances and several of the series' fan favorite recurring characters (Ben the Soldier, The McPoyle Brothers, Artemis) come back. The comedy is especially sharp and the cast is really on point, having great chemistry. Additionally, the show does some clever film parodies of Up and Flowers for Algernon, and crosses the 100th episode milestone. Season 9 of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is incredibly funny and continues to be fresh and exciting.
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  • Aug 16, 2019
    Not up there with my favourite seasons, but still top tv, and the end episode I really love.
  • Oct 19, 2018
    It has some classic like Mac Day.
  • May 02, 2015
    great season! I loved the gang desperately tries to win an award and i loved the gang saves the day.
  • Jun 25, 2014
    Its really stupid but I love it
  • Apr 12, 2014
    FX's (now FXX's) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia continues to show why it's one of the funniest raunchy comedies on cable, with great writing, great direction, and incredible performances from the gang.
  • Apr 01, 2014
    I will say that very few shows earn a 9, going on 10, season run. Which makes It's Always Sunny so much more remarkable than most shows around. It may have a sort of niched fan base, but I can say with certainty this is one of, if not the strongest comedy since Seinfeld.

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