FXX has dropped the first trailer for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14. The gang is back to take on some new adventures, which even teases a black and white episode. Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) are teasing some pretty interesting new episodes, which fall in line with what the gang has done for the previous 13 seasons of madness. Mac learns a new language, Charlie does a period piece, Dennis attempts a one-act play, Dee cuts her hair, and Frank performs a death scene.
Elsewhere in the It Always Sunny season 14 trailer, Charlie and Mac wear meerkat hats and Frank doesn't want anyone to touch his prized casaba melon, which he was hiding in a safe. It's just as crazy as you were imagining and then some. Rob McElhenney recently had this to say when asked how the show is able to get away with being so absurd, even while taking on serious subjects.
"Our audience knows where we're coming from. We very rarely get blowback because our audience is savvy enough to know we're not advocating bad behavior, we're satirizing it."
Season 11 of It's Always Sunny ended with Mac finally coming out of the closet, which fans had been waiting years for. The way it was pulled off was not what audiences were expecting, which is more than likely why they still have such a rabid fan base after all of these years. They even took on the MeToo movement. Rob McElhenney says, "it's an important topic. We dove head-first into a topic and got away with it." But it wasn't done in a mean-spirited way. "We are talking about something and approaching it that is thoughtful but funny," says McElhenney.
Rob McElhenney went on and talked about It's Always Sunny and the way the show is often portrayed in the media. "There's a fundamental misunderstanding of what our show is," McElhenney said. He went on to admit that he "hates that our show is dismissed as filthy," noting that they have gone out of their way to make things thoughtful and funny, while being smart about it at the same time. He concluded by stating, "I don't think we're dirty... We are trying to say something about us as Americans."
The fact that It's Always Sunny is about to premiere its 14th season should say a lot. The audience knows what they're watching and that's all that really matters. In addition, the show doesn't have casual fans, it has a rabid fan base who can't wait for season 14 to debut on September 25th. Rob McElhenney and crew have stayed true to their fans since the beginning and the latest season appears to keep right in line with the past installments. You can watch the trailer for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 below, thanks to the FXX YouTube channel.