It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 5
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenny
Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
2 Blu-ray 12 Episodes
Originally aired 2009
Fox Home Entertainment 2010
The characters on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia make Seinfeld’s Jerry, Elaine, and George look like philanthropists. Season Five of this funny and nasty sitcom features 12 episodes on 2 Blu-ray discs. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has lost its edge so there are a couple of really weak episodes here and two or three others are decent enough but not much more than that.
The Christmas episode was released separately. That’s exactly the kind of scheme you get on this show.
Mac and Dennis own Paddy’s Pub where Dee and Charlie work. Dennis and Dee’s father, a guy named Frank (the brilliant Danny DeVito) hangs around. All five are self-centered schemers out for a quick and lazy buck.
This situation comedy has a caustic sense of humor. The first episode of season five has Frank buying a house that was foreclosed on and trying to kick out the former owners so he can flip the house in only two or three days; meanwhile Dee wants to rent her womb to a childless couple and is willing to give them a discount if they get five or more kids.
Also funny as hell is the scene in The Great Recession where they talk about why they should get bonuses “to keep our top people”.
One of the weak episodes is The Gang Hits the Road; neither the characters nor the show go anywhere, literally. The Intervention is plain stupid.
Special Features for It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 5 DVD and Blu-ray are different. “Archer” Season One Pilot Episode; Season Five Blooper Reel; Kitten Mittens Endless Loop (well, 15 and a half hours); “Phindin’ Love in Philly” featurette (DVD only); Extended/Uncensored Scenes and Alternate Takes (DVD only); Season Five Dream Sequence (DVD only); The Gang’s Dating Profile (Blu-ray only); Schwep Dream Sequence (Blu-ray only)
- 95This sitcom is still great after 100 episodes and 5 seasons. Solid DVD set.
- 944 DVD 22 Episode set of the first season shows why this situation comedy lasted.
- 94Better if you followed the first 8 seasons