It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Kelly has always been odd, but his behavior in the series has only gotten worse over the years.

Charlie Kelly was never the gold standard for how someone should function in society. In the first season alone, he was the type of person who would fake having cancer in an attempt to win the heart of a coffee shop waitress.

Once Frank Reynolds entered the picture, and Charlie’s home, his eccentricities only ratcheted up further. He has made it far in the world considering how he was brought into it, but Charlie seems to be getting worse before he gets better. With that being said, the finale of Season 15 hinted at potential inner growth for the character, even if his progress did quickly revert to desire for the same old same old at Paddy’s Pub.

 

Exploiting A Miracle In Season 2

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

To Charlie’s credit, he is not initially on board with selling a water stain as the Virgin Mary in Season 2’s “The Gang Exploits a Miracle.” Even still, he ends up getting used to the idea and dresses up like an evangelical preacher, doling out blessings as he lays on a pool table.

Ronald “Mac” McDonald was always the religious one out of the gang, but even Charlie has a moment of religious enlightenment in the episode. He calls out Mac on just how “good” a Christian he is by saying, “If you don’t already think you’re going to Hell, you need to take a long look at yourself.” Charlie is familiar with morality, but he then chooses to dress like an overzealous false prophet regardless.

 

Almost Losing The Bar In Season 3

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

It is established in Season 2’s “The Gang Runs For Office” that Charlie is illiterate. Dennis reads an incomprehensible political campaign while the future Green Man mouths the words with a proud smile.

Charlie’s illiteracy is not entirely his fault, but he has never made the effort to change it. He ends up putting the bar up as the prize for an endurance dancing competition, and his reasoning, a great Charlie Kelly quote: “I put it under the pride section.” Usually, his illiteracy just leads to silly moments, but “The Gang Dances Their Asses Off” proves that an inconvenience can quickly become a game-changer.

 

Kidnapping And Huffing Glue In Season 4

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

Before Charlie made the hilarious mistake of tying up a leprechaun, he did the same to Fisher Stevens’s restaurant and bar critic in “Paddy’s Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia.”

Charlie is the sole reason the gang as a whole is now responsible for a kidnapping. It was not their first run-in with felonious behavior, e.g. burning down a Jewish man’s business, but kidnapping someone and holding them for a positive review ransom was a new legal low for the gang. Were the gang to be charged as accessories, they would be right in pointing their fingers right towards Charlie.

 

Getting Vengeful In Season 5

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

At the end of Season 5’s fifth episode, “The Waitress is Getting Married,” Charlie takes a box of hornets over to the home of Brad Fisher. He is engaged to the waitress, and Paddy’s ratcatcher is heartbroken by that.

Charlie ends up leaving the box of hornets with Fisher even though he finds out that the latter’s plan was to date, get engaged to, and then dump every jerky girl from high school. Leaving the box is dark for Charlie’s personality, but bringing it over in the first place is darker: he had to have known that the waitress would most likely be present for the box’s opening.

 

Assaulting Santa Claus In A Very Sunny Christmas

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

When Charlie and Mac share stories of their childhood Christmases, both get to learn a little something about their upbringing. Mac learns that he and his parents would break into a series of people’s homes on Christmas morning and steal their presents.

Charlie, on the other hand, learns that his mother was and is a sex worker. She would have any number of men dressed as Santa Claus—and one elf—come over for a Christmas meeting, as long as they would bring a toy along for little Charlie. Coming to this realization, Charlie does the irrational and bites Santa Claus’s face in front of a shopping mall’s worth of bystander children.

 

Being Extremely Manipulative, Twice, In Season 8

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

Dennis is Paddy’s Pub’s resident manipulator, but Charlie exhibits similar behavior twice during Season 8. The first time is in the season’s fourth episode, “Charlie and Dee Find Love.” It is revealed that, on top of the episode’s Cruel Intentions-inspired machinations, Charlie has been playing a game of his own. He has been using the beautiful and rich Ruby Taft to win the heart of the waitress.

There is also the eighth episode, “Charlie Rules the World,” where Charlie manipulates another woman. This time, it is to meet in person so he can distract her from a mutually-enjoyed video game.

 

Spitting On A Room Full Of People In Season 9

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

In a way, Charlie’s song in “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award” is filled with surprisingly deep It’s Always Sunny quotes. The entire episode is a stand-in for how the Emmys have somehow never given It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia so much as a nomination, much less a deserved win for its peak seasons, e.g. Season 5 and Season 7.

With a crowd of snooty non-regulars standing around Paddy’s, Charlie’s song starts with talk of spiders and ends with “So I just wanna tell you all, go f* yourselves! Waa-ah-ah go f* yourselves!” They may not be the nicest words, and Charlie does immediately spit on the onlooking human beings, but at least they are a valid response to a fifteen-year-long snub.

 

Drinking Boat Fuel In Season 11

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

Charlie and Frank were not the sole reason the Christian cruise had trouble in “The Gang Goes to Hell” and “The Gang Goes to Hell: Part II,” but drinking the boat’s fuel certainly did not help.

No member of the gang comes across all that well in the two-parter, with Dee engaging in wrath while Dennis engages in lust. However, even for men who eat cat food like Charlie and Frank, drinking boat fuel is pretty far.

 

Writing A Valentine For A Tapeworm In Season 12

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is one of the most rewatchable sitcoms of all time if only for how the characters treat one another. It never skews kind, but it can be fairly sweet.

In “The Gang Tends Bar,” Dennis just wants his coworkers to actually work. Naturally, they misconstrue this to be about something else: Valentine’s Day. Each member of the gang shows some love to another. Mac gives Dennis a rocket launcher, Dee gives Charlie an unreciprocated Valentine’s card, and Frank gives himself a tapeworm. He does it to slim down for his bunkmate, but Charlie says it was all a miscommunication. Of course, this is after he enlists Dee to help him write a Valentine’s Day card, not for Frank, but rather for “Jerry,” Frank’s tapeworm.

 

Eating A Rat In Season 13

 

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: 10 Ways Charlie Got Worse & Worse

Charlie is superstitious, at least when it comes to sports. To be fair, most Phillies fans are a little superstitious, but the resident janitor of Paddy’s Pub takes things to a repulsive level.

His theory for how the Phillies can win the Super Bowl: wear green, drink yellow, and eat brown. For green, he, of course, has his Green Man suit, at least until Cricket steals in and takes Charlie’s place on the bus with the rest of the gang and guests, minus Dennis. For yellow, it is obvious, but for brown, it is less so. When working to accomplish this aspect of the ritual, he finds himself in luck: a rat is scampering by, and Charlie eats it. It goes as well as can be expected for the human digestive system, and Charlie throws up his new low.

 

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