No one would ever accuse FX's raunchy bar comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" of being too highbrow. But the Paddy's Pub gang looks to class up the joint with a series of promos for the upcoming Season 9 that dabble in art-house cinema.
The Bergman-esque black-and-white promos find Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee, and Frank speaking in Swedish and acting out surreal, dream-like scenarios. Here are Mac and Dennis contemplating the existential nature of the show's title (accompanied by a poodle, for no apparent reason):
Here's the whole gang (including Dee in a fetching Mia Wallace bob) reflecting on the essence of movement:
And here they confront the terrifying prospect of migration, with Dennis coldly declaring, "Change is inevitable":
The promos serve as a good reminder that "Sunny" is moving to a new network, FXX, this fall... and that "Sunny" is just as sharp as ever entering its ninth (!) season. (And we even learned something: "Slut" really does mean "The end" in Swedish!)
Season 9 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" premieres in September on FXX.