It’s always nice in Philadelphia wasted no time in define your characteristic sense of humor when Season 1 premiered over ten years ago. The shamelessly horrific protagonists of the hit sitcom (arguably the villains of their own show) have erupted millions of fans with their absurd antics. However, despite the apparent moral emptiness of the Gang, the real point of It’s always nice in Philadelphia isn’t to promote their ideology – at least, not according to co-creator and star Glenn Howerton.
Uproxx recently sat down with Glenn Howerton to discuss the fifteenth season of It’s always nice Philadelphia (a milestone that makes the show oldest live-action sitcom in the history of television). Between discussing his love for Pink Floyd and his contempt for the Beatles, Glenn Howerton revealed the real purpose behind black comedy of Always sunny. While some may view the Gang’s perpetually ignorant state of mind as a creation designed specifically to offend as many people as possible, this is not actually the case. Glenn Howerton explained:
Like any comedy, the main goal of It’s always nice in Philadelphia is to make people laugh. However, Glenn Howerton is well aware of the inherently satirical nature of the series. The Gang have apparently discussed nearly every hot issue known to mankind, from gun control to political scandals to homophobic rhetoric. But the inclusion of these topics isn’t just intended to shock or offend – rather, Glenn Howerton hopes the show will convince viewers to reconsider their own beliefs. He said:
The first two episodes from season 15 of It’s always nice in Philadelphia will air on FXX on December 1. The episodes will be available to stream the next day on FX on Hulu and FXNOW. However, there are plenty of more TV options on the way for the New Year, so be sure to check out our winter and spring 2022 premieres schedule for what to watch and when to watch it.