First things first: If you're not already aware (and I hope you are), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is finally set to return for its ninth season tonight. As a fan of awesome things, I could not be more excited about this — life just isn't the same without watching the Paddy's Pub gang being ridiculously terrible people on a weekly basis, and there are only so many times you can rewatch an episode on Netflix before you've completely memorized it.
For those of you whose lives have not been blessed by the magic of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia yet, I have two things to say to you: One, you have not been living a full life for the past nine years, and two, get ready for your life to really begin.
In honor of tonight's premiere (and just because it gave me a real reason to watch a bunch of It's Always Sunny clips on YouTube), here's a list of the nine most iconic and important clips of Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly, to introduce you to this wonderful, wonderful show. Or, if you are already an It's Always Sunny fan, to get you pumped up for tonight's premiere! Either way – it's an excuse to watch Charlie Day be the comedic genius, and that's the most important thing.
Write this down now: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will premiere on FXX tonight at 10 PM.
9. Charlie Kelly Goes America On Everyone (Episode 2x09: Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass)
8. Charlie Kelly Crazy High Dancing (Episode 7x10: How Mac Got Fat)
7. Charlie Kelly's Insane Rat Monologue That Got Him Hired For Pacific Rim (Episode 6x10: Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats)
6. Charlie Kelly's Best Freakout Ever (Episode 2x05: Hundred Dollar Baby)
5. Charlie Kelly Explains His Favorite Food, Milksteak (Episode 5x05: The Waitress Is Getting Married)
4. Charlie Kelly Pretends to be an Oil Man From Texas (Episode 4x02: The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis)
3. Charlie Kelly and Dennis Come Up With the Song, "Dayman" (Episode 3x09: Sweet Dee's Dating a Retarded Person)
2. Charlie Kelly Makes a Commercial for 'Kitten Mittons' (Episode 5x08: Paddy's Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens)
1. Charlie Kelly Discovers a Major Conspiracy Involving One 'Pepe Silvia' (Episode 4x10: Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack)