The Worst Episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Cringe-worthy Catastrophes

Are you a fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Well, even the most die-hard fans have to admit that not every episode is a winner. As a fellow lover of TV shows, I’ve compiled a list of the worst episodes of this hilarious and cringe-worthy series. From misguided musicals to creepy family reunions, these episodes will have you questioning your loyalty to the gang at Paddy’s Pub. So, grab a beer (or five) and get ready to cringe as we dive into the worst of the worst.
Frank vs. Russia

Frank vs. Russia

Season 16 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2023-06-21

Charlie cheers on Frank at a local chess tournament against a Russian grandmaster. Dennis helps Mac and Dee find boyfriends after getting irritated by Mac’s current boyfriend, Johnny.

Celebrity Booze: The Ultimate Cash Grab

Celebrity Booze: The Ultimate Cash Grab

Season 16 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2023-06-28

When news spreads of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s visit to Philadelphia to promote their Dos Hermanos mezcal brand, the Guys decide to pitch them their own liquor. And the Gang takes to the skies to get a taste of the glamorous high life.

Risk E. Rat's Pizza and Amusement Center

Risk E. Rat’s Pizza and Amusement Center

Season 16 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2023-07-05

The Gang goes to “Risk E. Rat’s”, their childhood version of Chuck E. Cheese, only to find all the riskiness that made it exciting has been systematically replaced with safety and overcautiousness. Dennis and Charlie try to find the old ride with the animatronic boobs. Dee takes Frank on a scavenger to find risqué jokes hidden throughout the establishment. Mac plays Skee-Ball to win tickets for a prize.

The Gang Goes Bowling

The Gang Goes Bowling

Season 16 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2023-07-12

The guys crash Dee’s bowling league night and compete in a Battle of the Sexes at a bowling alley owned by the McPoyles. Dee, The Waitress, Artemis, and Gail the Snail versus Dennis, Mac, Charlie, and Frank in a classic match to prove once and for all who has the upper hand in sports.

Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day

Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day

Season 16 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2023-07-19

After a physical reveals Dennis has high blood pressure, he decides to take a day away from The Gang to de-stress at the beach. But life has other plans, and his day spirals into a string of mishaps until he can no longer contain his rage.

Mac Finds His Pride

Mac Finds His Pride

Season 13 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2018-11-07

Frank tries to recruit Mac for the gang’s kickass float for the Gay Pride Parade. It dawns on Frank that Mac will never be secure with his sexual identity unless he comes out to his father.

The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot

The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot

Season 13 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2018-09-19

To one-up the guys, Dee has organized an “all-female reboot” of the Wade Boggs challenge on a first-of-its-kind, all-female flight headed to L.A. for the women’s march.

A Cricket's Tale

A Cricket’s Tale

Season 12 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2017-03-01

We get to see a typical day in Cricket’s world and then a possible redemption when his family intervenes. Will Cricket finally move on from the gang, finding love in the process? Will Cricket go from filthy beast to his former self, Matthew Mara?

The Gang Wins the Big Game

The Gang Wins the Big Game

Season 13 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2018-10-31

It’s the most important weekend of their lives and Frank has treated the gang and a crew of their ragtag hangers-on with tickets to see the Eagles in the Super Bowl!

The Gang's Still in Ireland

The Gang’s Still in Ireland

Season 15 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-12-15

Dennis and Dee explore their new accommodations in the countryside. Frank accompanies Charlie to find the truth about Charlie’s Irish childhood pen pal. Mac has an identity crisis and decides to join the seminary.

Dee Day

Dee Day

Season 14 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-10-09

The Guys are in the final preparation stage for an unknown scheme when Dee excitedly enters to inform them that today is “Dee Day.” The guys have to do everything she wants without complaint.

The Gang Goes to Ireland

The Gang Goes to Ireland

Season 15 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2021-12-15

The gang’s in Dublin where Dennis ends up helping Frank with some of his business’s dirty work. Mac and Charlie learn about their Irish heritage. Dee rushes to the set of an Irish soap opera, where she will play an “Obnoxious American MILF.”

Dee Made a Smut Film

Dee Made a Smut Film

Season 11 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2016-01-27

Dennis and Dee film an adaptation of Dennis’ erotic memoirs while Frank and Mac try to pass off Charlie as a gifted artist for financial gain.

Charlie's Home Alone

Charlie’s Home Alone

Season 13 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2018-10-24

It’s the weekend of Super Bowl LII from Charlie’s perspective. While Charlie searches the back office, Cricket steals the suit leaving Charlie home alone to defend himself.

Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool

Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool

Season 14 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2019-10-02

The Gang finds themselves in the middle of a focus group after a screening of Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool. They are determined to restore glory and traditional American values back into the franchise, even if it involves sabotage.

Dee Sinks in a Bog

Dee Sinks in a Bog

Season 15 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-12-22

Mac spends a day at the seminary to truly understand what it takes to become a priest. Dennis and Frank plan an elaborate trap to humiliate Charlie’s pen pal. Dee prepares for a date with an Irish doctor. Charlie bonds with his pen pal.

The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7

The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7

Season 15 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2021-12-01

Upon discovering that their self-made Lethal Weapon sequels have been pulled from the local library, the Gang decides to address their political incorrectness by making another film — Lethal Weapon 7.

The Gang Carries a Corpse Up a Mountain

The Gang Carries a Corpse Up a Mountain

Season 15 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2021-12-22

The Gang attempts to ascend a mountain in order for Charlie to fulfill an old and mysterious Irish burial tradition. One by one, the Gang backs out until Charlie is left to honor the dead body alone.

How Mac Got Fat

How Mac Got Fat

Season 7 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2011-11-17

Step inside the confession booth with Mac as he tells a befuddled priest why his fatness is the fault of the other members of The Gang.

Mac Day

Mac Day

Season 9 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2013-10-02

Everyone in the gang gets a day to do what they want while everyone else in the gang must participate willingly. This is Mac’s Day… and its got twice the “Mac”.