Facts Behind The Longest Running Live-Action Comedy Series: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

For a show that’s outlasted Cheers, Frasier, and Friends, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is marking milestones in TV history. With 12 seasons under their belt and two more on the way, it became the longest-running live-action comedy series since Ozzie & Harriet.

The show’s quality is just as consistent as ever, as fans often refer to the show as “Seinfeld on crack.” The FX series has proven to push boundaries, and they won’t stop anytime soon. So, let’s take a look at some things you may not know about the cult-following sitcom.

The Opening Credits Were Filmed For Cheap

The opening credits of the show are nothing but shaky hand-held footage of Philly. Howerton, Day, and McElhenney shot them on a camcorder as they drove around the city. Their opening cost next to nothing, except for putting gas in the car.


Surprisingly, the credits have remained the same since the first season even as the budgets for episodes have increased. It serves as a reminder of the shows humble beginnings.