5 Funny T-Shirts from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
October 30, 2019
New episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered on FXX this week, and we felt the need to celebrate (can you tell it’s one of our favorite shows?). The sitcom, which has steadily grown into a television staple over the last 10 seasons, features a gang of vulgar misfits whose actions and harebrained schemes are so ludicrous and hysterically miscalculated hat we just can’t help but laugh.
During the show’s long and storied run, characters Mac (Rob McElhenney) and Charlie (Charlie Day) have worn some crazy outfits, but of most importance are their t-shirt decisions. Grab a plate of milksteak, accompany it with an adult beverage, and follow along as we break down the top 5 tees seen on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Charlie’s Black Beauty Shirt
Appearance on the show: Season 2, Episode 2
Charlie’s horse shirt is pretty much the symbolization of Charlie in a nutshell; the man is bizarre and wild, not unlike a black stallion. Ok, well maybe a black stallion isn’t bizarre, but much like a fierce bucking bronco, Charlie is untameable. The shirt is normally at home with a pair of long johns, sported by Mr. Kelly several times over. The horse tee is a piece of wardrobe that, without a doubt, shows up the most on the show and has become a favorite among fans everywhere.
Mac’s Beer Shirt
Appearance on the show: Season 6, Episode 8
What does a bear with antlers have to do with a bottle of suds? Nothing really. That’s why this shirt is so great. It’s random nature perfectly showcases characters’ choices on the program, as everything they do really makes no sense to anyone who isn’t them. In any case, this tee is a must for supporters of the show, and the bottled beverage it advertises through no real advertisement. Genius.
Appearance on the show: Season 5, Episode 12
Sing it with us: ”Flip, flip, Flipadelphia!” The only tee on this list that actually has the words Paddy’s Pub (where the gang works) on it, the Flipadelphia shirt combines the game of flip cup with the great city of Philadelphia, which pretty much makes it the best Philly shirt since “I came to Philly for the crack,” plastered above a picture the cracked liberty bell. The tee, combined with the aforementioned song, is a inside joke that Always Sunny fans have been in on for years, which is a testament to the show’s staying power and loyal fan base.
Charlie’s Leprechaun Shirt
Appearance on the show: Season 5, Episode 8
Another shirt with an animal that has antlers? Yup. Let’s review a bit: Paddy’s Pub is obviously Irish-inspired, so Charlie sporting clothing with a leprechaun is pretty routine, right? Yes. However, Charlie’s tee is not just an image of a little green dude. No. It’s a little green dude fighting a jackalope. Yeah. Still with us? Ok, good. Not the typical “Fightin’ Irish” we are all accustomed to. In any case, a random battle of two mythical characters/creatures/whatever couldn’t be worn by anybody but Charlie, because of his crazy character. That’s why it makes sense to only feature it on Always Sunny.
Mac’s Bald Eagle Shirt
Appearance on the show: Season 9, Episode 2
Are you a very patriotic person? Then this would be the shirt for you. Showing dedication to our country in the most interesting of ways, Mac’s bald eagle shirt not only features the titular bird, the symbol of our country, but has it dressed like it just walked off the set of Top Gun. The fighter jets in the background just add to the allure, and of course, it is not finished without the American flag hanging in the background. Always Sunny has a knack for showing off some unique tees, and this one is right up there with the best of them. Rock, Flag, and Eagle.
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