Having signed a deal to become joint longest running live-action sitcom in television history a back in 2016, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has undoubtedly found a place in the hearts of millions of people worldwide, with their self-obsessed, narcissistic and plain weird characters being the driving force behind the shows success.
When news came last year that arguably the most narcissistic character of them all, Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) may not be returning for season 13, due to the succes of Howerton’s new show A.P. Bio, many fans were more than a little peeved. The fear of a ‘Sunny’-less Dennis, which is frankly a world we don’t want to live in.
The poster for the upcoming season takes a leaf from slasher films with Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Frank (Danny Devito) and Dee (Kaitlin Olson) running away from a masked, chainsaw-wielding person who may or may not be Dennis, which isn’t such a good sign.
— It’s Always Sunny (@alwayssunny) July 13, 2018
Though it has been revealed by Kaitlin Olson that Dennis will be back for some of Season 13, it feels like episodes without him will undoubtedly be lacking some key elements that only his character brings to the show. Though we will of course still be watching regardless, here’s some of the things that only Dennis can bring to the party:
Dennis is often the voice of reason in the gang, his creepy watchful eye keeps the groups exploits down to a semi-believable level.
No one on this show (or any show) can deliver this level of creepiness. No one.
The arrogance of it all. Dennis’ god complex and perceived superiority over everyone else in the show is part of what makes him so great.
Unlike any of the other characters, Dennis is obsessed with looking perfect which is a side of his personality that has provided countless laughs over the years.
Possibly one of the greatest moment on the show is Mac and Dennis’ ‘Hugh Honey’ and ‘Vic Vinegar’ routine, with the two playing off each other like pros.
As arguably the smartest member of the gang (other than Frank at times), it’s always is good to see him go down in an arrogant ball of flames.
Dennis knows how to take advantage of the system .
Not really, but it’s hard to imagine any of the other characters being this weird.
Dennis taking Dee along for the ride in a bid to get them both off whilst impersonating Brian LeFevre is a great example of his uniquely warped outlook.
Dennis Reynolds venting his rage at anyone and everyone on the show is the greatest reason to watchs It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. His meltdowns are incomparable to any brain explosions anyone has ever performed on TV. Ever.