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Season 8
S8
Aired October 11, 2012 -
December 20, 2012
Channel FX

Watch Season Eight Episodes:
Amazon (HD) - TVweb - iTunes (HD) - Reruns


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The eighth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ran in the Fall of 2012 on FX. It consisted of 10 episodes and was broadcast in 720p HD.

Season SummaryEdit

Official Synopsis

This season, stay tuned to see the Gang go to therapy, hunt for Nazi treasure and try to undermine Philly’s toughest union – the trashmen! Charlie and Dee find love, Frank re-enters the business world, and Dee blurs the lines between the real and virtual worlds when she falls into an obsession with computer games. Get ready for even more disagreements, disunion and divisiveness as the Gang tries once again to scheme their way to happiness!

Episodes

Dennis and Dee have to decide whether or not to "pull the plug" on their ailing grandfather, who is a former Nazi; meanwhile, Mac, Charlie and Frank set off in search of a watercolor possibly painted by Adolf Hitler. ("Pop-Pop: The Final Solution") With the South Philly waste management workers on strike, Frank concocts a plan to get the contract to collect the city's trash; The Gang realize that they've ran out of original money-making schemes. ("The Gang Recycles Their Trash") In a police department, The Gang explains why they've crashed on Maureen and Liam's wedding, and start to fight all invited "zombies" - Halloween, baby! ("The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre") Charlie and Dee find a romantic connection with two members of one of Philly's wealthiest families; the rest of The Gang tries to get their piece of the "high life" action. ("Charlie and Dee Find Love") The Gang gets Freudian in the therapist's office, who finds Dennis' psychology to be abnormal. ("The Gang Gets Analyzed") As Charlie's mom battles the lung cancer, Mac, Charlie and Dennis are holding a "Beef & Beer & Jesus" fundraiser at Paddy's; Frank and Dee are in the quest for buried treasure. ("Charlie's Mom Has Cancer") With Charlie under his wing, Frank cleans up so he can get his hands dirty and help out his old company with one last big merger; Dee, Dennis and Mac are tries to get some benefits out of Frank's "new" status. ("Frank's Back in Business")

The whole Gang falls into an obsession with computer games. ("Charlie Rules the World") The whole Gang take a night out of Paddy's and tries to put themselves on airs at Guigino's Italian Restaurant.
("The Gang Dines Out") When Frank accidentally hits Dennis' car, it's a real tragedy: Dennis spills his cereal all over himself. (Because it's totally normal to eat cereal while driving.) Of course, in order to resolve this legal issue, The Gang decides to hold a trial at Paddy's, with Dee and Charlie serving as lawyers. ("Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense")

CastEdit

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"New cast"

Main
Recurring
Guest Stars

VideosEdit

Episode ListEdit

Pop-Pop - The Final Solution    "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution" October 11, 2012
Directed by: Matt Shakman - Written by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, & Rob McElhenney

Dennis and Dee's ailing grandfather Pop-Pop is wasting away in the hospital, and they have to decide whether or not to pull the plug.

The Gang Recycles Their Trash    "The Gang Recycles Their Trash" October 18, 2012
Directed by: Matt Shakman - Written by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, & Rob McElhenney

Frank concocts a plan to undercut the garbage men union and get the contract to collect the city's trash.

The usual suspects    "The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre" October 25, 2012
Directed by: Richie Keen - Written by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, & Rob McElhenney

Dennis and the Gang crash Maureen's wedding to make certain he'll be able to sever all ties; later on they fighting some zombies - Halloween!

Dee dancing for the rich guy    "Charlie and Dee Find Love" November 1, 2012
Directed by: Richie Keen - Written by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, & Rob McElhenney

Charlie and Dee find a romantic connection with two members of one of Philly's wealthiest families; Mac, Dennis and Frank try to get a piece of the action.

The Gang Gets Analyzed    "The Gang Gets Analyzed" November 8, 2012
Directed by: Todd Biermann - Written by: Luvh Rakhe

The Gang step into the therapist's office to work through their mountain of issues; Dennis' psychology is exposed as abnormal indeed.

Charlie's Mom Has Cancer    "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer" November 15, 2012
Directed by: Richie Keen - Written by: Scott Marder & Rob Rosell

The Gang rallies around Charlie's mom as she battles cancer; Frank loses his memory and his mind in a quest for buried treasure.

Frank's Back in Business    "Frank's Back in Business" November 29, 2012
Directed by: Richie Keen - Written by: Dave Chernin & John Chernin

With Charlie under his wing, Frank cleans up so he can get his hands dirty and help out his old company with one last big merger.

Charlie Rules the World    "Charlie Rules the World" December 6, 2012
Directed by: Matt Shakman - Written by: David Hornsby

After slipping into an unhealthy obsession with computer games, The Gang wrestles to define the difference between the real and the virtual worlds.

Frank and Charlie reserves the table    "The Gang Dines Out" December 13, 2012
Directed by: Matt Shakman - Written by: Mehar Sethi

Every member of The Gang has something to celebrate at Guigino's, Philly's finest eatery.

Innocent Range Rover    "Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense" December 20, 2012
Directed by: Richie Keen - Written by: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, & Rob McElhenney

Frank accidentally hits Dennis' car, and The Gang decides to hold a trial at Paddy's to resolve this legal issue.

NotesEdit

  • This is the first season in HD with all The Gang members in "standard condition"
    (no one is getting pregnant, and no one is cultivating mass).
  • Shootings of the 8th Season were officially completed on October 5, 2012 - less than a week until the start
    of broadcast!! [Their last filming location - Hilton Hotel on 168 S. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena.]
  • This is the first season where no episodes were filmed in Philadelphia, PA.
  • The premiere date was originally pushed to October because of the Kaitlin Olson's pregnancy - she gave birth to her second son on April 5, and they usually started studio shootings in April. [Rob McElhenney: "Kaitlin was pregnant with Leo. Although she gave birth in April, we still wanted to have enough time that we could both spend not sleeping and being up three, four times a night. And being able to focus on him and not being worried about anything else. And that was a key factor. And then Charlie was doing this movie, so he was in Canada for a while, and Danny was doing a show in the West End of London".]
  • For now Kaitlin is using an "Intra Uterine Device" - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
  • A 10-episodes season allows the actors time for the outside work and gives them some time to raise their children, but production of the show is still take seven or eight months out of a year.
  • Season Two consisted of 10 episodes as well.
  • This season broke the record for number of episodes written by all three executive producers -
    FIVE EPISODES.
  • Here comes aphoto from 8th Season premiere screening party!
  • The series' new crew member, director Richie Keen, did five episodes for Season 8. Another new member, director Todd Biermann, did only one episode.
  • The Episode "The Gang Recycle Their Trash" Has Some Of The Past Episodes In Them (The Gang Sells Out,The Gang Solve The Gas Crisis,The Gang Find A Dumpster Baby) and At The End One Of Mac's Lines Are "We Should Get A Billboard" Making A Reference To The Episode " America's Next Top Paddy's BillBoard Model Contest.
  • Many episodes of this season call back to previous episodes -- in fact, the episode "The Gang Recycles Their Trash" is pretty much entirely built around callbacks to previous episodes.  Practically every episode has a callback to something that happened previously, however.

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