New 'It's Always Sunny' episode will mock the show's Emmy snubs

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This publicity photo released by FX shows, from left, Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds, Rob McElhenney as Mac, Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds, Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly and Kaitlin Olson as Dee Reynolds in Episode 5, "The Gang Gets Analyzed" from the TV show, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which airs Thursday, November 8, 10:00 pm EDT/PDT. (AP Photo, FX, Patrick McElhenney)

It's Always Sunny in Philadlephia has been around for, basically, an eternity in sitcom years. The gang is set to open its ninth season (!!!) this fall and they're going to be taking a few shots at the Emmys, this time around. Despite some critical acclaim—especially in seasons four, five and six—It's Always Sunny has never earned a nomination in a major category at the Emmys (or at the Golden Globes). So, this year, the gang is going to try to win an award.

But the cast is going to tackle the issue in an episode this fall titled “The Gang Desperately Tries to Win an Award.” The setup: They realize all the other local bars win awards and so they visit the competition to see what they’re doing “right.” Then they change Paddy’s Pub to try and fit the formula. Naturally, the makeover doesn’t go very well.

When the subject was brought up while the gang was on a press tour panel in Beverly Hills on Friday, there was naturally some riffing about this:

“I didn’t even realize the nominations came out until a couple days later,” said co-star Kaitlin Olson. “I was like, ‘oh, it’s a shame again this year.’”

“Gary Oldman hasn’t won an Academy Award,” said co-star Glenn Howerton. “We’re the Gary Oldman of shows.”

“There’s traffic and then you have to put the suit on…” co-star Danny DeVito said.

“You have to do makeup and stuff…” Olson added.

This news comes on top of the already much-ballyhooed Flowers for Algernon episode from Game of Thrones scribes David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Both should serve as welcome developments to anyone who thought that Charlie Day or Fat Mac was getting ready to waterski over a shark. [EW]