Monday, April 20, 2009

It's Always Sunny at the Troubadour


(Flickr pic by Armst.)

Day Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Fighter of the Night Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Champion of the sun (Aah-aah-aah)
You're a master of karate
And friendship for everyone


I've had "Dayman" and "Nightman" stuck in my head for days now, thanks to Friday night's special "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" performance at the Troubadour (they did a second show on Saturday as well).

It was an interesting experiment: The cast of FX's always irreverent "Sunny" hit the stage to re-enact this past November's season finale, "The Nightman Cometh."

The episode revolved around a horribly, horribly inappropriate (is there any other way with "Sunny"?) musical written by Charlie (Charlie Day) -- and performed by everyone from Paddy's bar. Inappropriate, I should add, but hysterical. (The whole musical itself was actually a call back to an earlier episode, the infamous "Sweet Dee Is Dating a Retarded Person," when Charlie first reveals the lyrics, culled from his slightly messed up mind.)

Here's how "The Nightman Cometh" opened on TV, as Charlie tells the gang that he wrote a musical -- and they don't understand:



Danny DeVito (Frank), Charlie Day (Charlie), Glenn Howerton (Dennis), Rob McElhenney (Mac), Kaitlin Olson (Dee) and recurring stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis (the Waitress) and Artemis Pebdani (Artemis) all performed at the Troubadour show, which lasted about an hour. The crowd was clearly made up of fans: Some were repeating lines from the episode, and everyone joined in to sing the musical's big number.

Day Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Fighter of the Night Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Champion of the sun (Aah-aah-aah)
You're a master of karate
And friendship for everyone

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