“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”: With Frank’s Life on the Line? Of Course “The Gang Chokes” [PREVIEW]

With season 14 currently underway (and off to a strong start – check out our review here), FXX‘s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is now tied with ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series.

Now that’s a title Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) would be more than happy to hang behind the bar – and one they’re expected to hold on their very own very soon.

Safe to say things are pretty good for The Gang from Paddy’s Pub – and from the sounds of FX CEO John Landgraf, the network would like things to keep going “pretty good” for two more seasons (at least).

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After a failed attempt at finding love (at least for some of them) and a successful (if not “scorched earth”-like) effort to “save” the Thunder Gun franchise, Dennis, Mac, Charlie, and Frank didn’t want to waste time getting back to the scheming. Unfortunately for them (but big props to Dee), they ran face-first into the brick wall that was “Dee Day”.

This week, Dee, Dennis, Charlie, and Mac are there when Frank needs them the most… at a moment when their very next action is a literal “life or death” decision…

Do we really need to tell you how that turns out?

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 14, episode 4 “The Gang Chokes”:

In the following preview, viewers get an overview of what lies ahead this season, including more clues on that whole “Casaba” mystery (see below), a demonstration of just how much Frank repects the elderly, and Charlie clearly confused by what an actual “joke” is…

In this previously-released look at the upcoming season, the disturbing Frank/Casaba melon mystery deepens as an essential question is put forth: What fruit would you “bang”?

That clip followed up on an earlier McElhenney Instagram post that had us seriously concerned about what’s going on with Frank and that Casaba:

McElhenney also gave us a look inside the editing room for this week’s episode, highlighting a scene he referred to “as Sunny as it gets.” Without spoiling what you’re about to see, here are a few things to keep in mind: Mac is still way too submissive to Dennis, Frank’s behind on getting his teeth sharpened, Dee finds herself on the losing end of a comment once again – and a familar face returns:

When filming was officially complete, McElhenney shared a video that shows that even after 14 seasons-and-counting, McElhenney, Howerton, Day, Olson, and DeVito still find ways to make each other laugh – and that speaks volumes for the show’s incredible success:

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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