The Gang Gets Ranked

Update (2/2/18): this list now includes season 12.

Perhaps you’ve seen the awful list on Deadspin ranking every episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Everyone who has seen this list has gotten pissed off because it is so wrong. I should know because I am one of those people.

I have channelled my pissed-off energy and superior fan knowledge and good brains to create the perfect formula for ranking every episode from the first 11 seasons of IASIP so no one else has to.

As you read through this list you may wonder “Why isn’t the episode I like best on top?” or “Why is a good episode ranked low and a bad episode ranked high?” That is because, unlike my formula, you are a flawed being. Once you have come to terms with this, you can scroll down and begin reading the list.

Hours of time was spent calculating the ultimate ranked list of Always Sunny episodes.
  1. S05E10 — The D.E.N.N.I.S. System
  2. S05E02 — The Gang Hits the Road
  3. S06E07 — Who Got Dee Pregnant?
  4. S05E04 — The Gang Gives Frank an Intervention
  5. S06E10 — Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats
  6. S06E03 — The Gang Buys a Boat
  7. S05E05 — The Waitress Is Getting Married
  8. S05E09 — Mac and Dennis Break Up
  9. S11E05 — Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs
  10. S10E04 — Charlie Work
  11. S04E10 — Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack
  12. S08E05 — The Gang Gets Analyzed
  13. S12E01 — The Gang Turns Black
  14. S04E13 — The Nightman Cometh
  15. S07E04 — Sweet Dee Gets Audited
  16. S08E09 — The Gang Dines Out
  17. S10E02 — The Gang Group Dates
  18. S10E06 — The Gang Misses the Boat
  19. S02E01 — Charlie Gets Crippled
  20. S09E01 — The Gang Broke Dee
  21. S11E06 — Being Frank
  22. S06E04 — Mac’s Big Break
  23. S07E03 — Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties
  24. S07E08 — The ANTI-Social Network
  25. S10E09 — Frank Retires
  26. S08E04 — Charlie and Dee Find Love
  27. S05E06 — The World Series Defense
  28. S04E02 — The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis
  29. S04E04 — Mac’s Banging the Waitress
  30. S05E01 — The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis
  31. S12E07 — PTSDee
  32. S03E14 — Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City
  33. S05E03 — The Great Recession
  34. S03E06 — The Gang Solves the North Korea Situation
  35. S05E12 — The Gang Reignites the Rivalry
  36. S04E01 — Mac and Dennis: Manhunters
  37. S07E09 — The Gang Gets Trapped
  38. S05E07 — The Gang Wrestles for the Troops
  39. S12E08 — The Gang Tends Bar
  40. S03E07 — The Gang Sells Out
  41. S02E06 — The Gang Gives Back
  42. S11E08 — Charlie Catches a Leprechaun
  43. S01E01 — The Gang Gets Racist
  44. S02E05 — Hundred Dollar Baby
  45. S01E03 — Underage Drinking: A National Concern
  46. S03E08 — Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire
  47. S08E01 — Pop-Pop: The Final Solution
  48. S05E11 — Mac and Charlie Write a Movie
  49. S10E05 — The Gang Spies Like U.S.
  50. S08E08 — Charlie Rules the World
  51. S09E08 — Flowers for Charlie
  52. S02E08 — The Gang Runs for Office
  53. S02E04 — Mac Bangs Dennis’ Mom
  54. S07E06 — The Storm of the Century
  55. S02E09 — Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody’s Ass
  56. S11E04 — Dee Made a Smut Film
  57. S07E12 — The High School Reunion
  58. S11E02 — Frank Falls Out the Window
  59. S09E04 — Mac and Dennis Buy a Timeshare
  60. S07E13 — The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang’s Revenge
  61. S08E02 — The Gang Recycles Their Trash
  62. S12E10 — Dennis’ Double Life
  63. S04E11 — The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell
  64. S10E01 — The Gang Beats Boggs
  65. S06E09 — Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth
  66. S07E11 — Thunder Gun Express
  67. S03E11 — Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender
  68. S03E15 — The Gang Dances Their Asses Off
  69. S07E07 — Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games
  70. S09E06 — The Gang Saves the Day
  71. S01E04 — Charlie Has Cancer
  72. S01E05 — Gun Fever
  73. S02E03 — Dennis and Dee Go on Welfare
  74. S11E01 — Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo
  75. S12E02 — The Gang Goes to a Water Park
  76. S03E02 — The Gang Gets Invincible
  77. S12E06 — Hero or Hate Crime?
  78. S08E10 — Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense
  79. S01E06 — The Gang Finds a Dead Guy
  80. S06E08 — The Gang Gets a New Member
  81. S04E05 — Mac and Charlie Die (Part 1)
  82. S04E06 — Mac and Charlie Die (Part 2)
  83. S10E07 — Mac Kills His Dad
  84. S04E08 — Paddy’s Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia
  85. S02E02 — The Gang Goes Jihad
  86. S10E08 — The Gang Goes on Family Fight
  87. S04E09 — Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life
  88. S07E02 — The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore
  89. S11E07 — McPoyle vs. Ponderosa: The Trial of the Century
  90. S09E02 — Gun Fever Too: Still Hot
  91. S06E13 — A Very Sunny Christmas
  92. S03E13 — The Gang Gets Whacked (Part 2)
  93. S03E12 — The Gang Gets Whacked (Part 1)
  94. S09E05 — Mac Day
  95. S06E05 — Mac and Charlie: White Trash
  96. S12E03 — Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy
  97. S06E01 — Mac Fights Gay Marriage
  98. S09E09 — The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6
  99. S10E10 — Ass Kickers United: Mac and Charlie Join a Cult
  100. S09E03 — The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award
  101. S03E10 — Mac is a Serial Killer
  102. S03E09 — Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person
  103. S07E01 — Frank’s Pretty Woman
  104. S03E03 — Dennis and Dee’s Mom Is Dead
  105. S04E03 — America’s Next Top Paddy’s Billboard Model Contest
  106. S11E03 — The Gang Hits the Slopes
  107. S08E07 — Frank’s Back in Business
  108. S11E09 — The Gang Goes to Hell
  109. S11E10 — The Gang Goes to Hell: Part Two
  110. S07E10 — How Mac Got Fat
  111. S10E03 — Psycho Pete Returns
  112. S06E02 — Dennis Gets Divorced
  113. S08E06 — Charlie’s Mom Has Cancer
  114. S12E05 — Making Dennis Reynolds A Murderer
  115. S03E04 — The Gang Gets Held Hostage
  116. S03E01 — The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby
  117. S02E10 — Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad
  118. S01E07 — Charlie Got Molested
  119. S08E03 — The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre
  120. S06E12 — Dee Gives Birth
  121. S04E07 — Who Pooped the Bed?
  122. S09E07 — The Gang Gets Quarantined
  123. S02E07 — The Gang Exploits a Miracle
  124. S09E10 — The Gang Squashes Their Beefs
  125. S06E06 — Mac’s Mom Burns Her House Down
  126. S05E08 — Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens
  127. S01E02 — Charlie Wants an Abortion
  128. S12E04 — Wolf Cola: A Public Relations Nightmare
  129. S12E09 — A Cricket’s Tale
  130. S06E11 — The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods
  131. S04E12 — The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition
  132. S03E05 — The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty Magoo
  133. S07E05 — Frank’s Brother