The Daily Rock Hatch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Despite a general lack of spandex—save for the occasion rendition of The Day Man Cometh—appearances by the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at the last couple of San Diego Comic-Cons have proven major hits, inspiring the sort of fan-based pandemonium generally reserved for Joss Whedon and emo vampires.

I jumped at the opportunity to speak with the cast of the FX series about which I often bandy about the coveted title of “funniest show on television” in casual conversation (or, at the very least running a neck and neck raise with The Mighty Boosh and 30 Rock, both former Rock Hatchers).

I spoke with co-stars and co-creators Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton (Mac and Dennis on the show) about a number of things, and naturally had to slip a couple of comics-related questions into the mix. That portion of my conversation with Howerton can be found after the jump.

Spoiler: He says “Spider-Man”—a lot.

[More It’s Always Sunny Comic-Con interviews here.]

Are you having a good time at Comic-Con, thus far?

I’m having a great time. I love coming down to Comic-Con. It’s a lot of fun.

Are you a comic book fan at all?

I was. I used to read The Amazing Spider-Man. And The Life and Times of Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Peter Parker

Yeah, Peter Parker, M.D.—all the variations of Spider-Man.

So, basically lots of Spider-Man books, then.

Yeah, I was always a big fan…Spider-Man was the one I read the most. I had a lot of them. I had a couple of Hulk. I was into The Hulk, you know, back the TV show days. In the Lou Ferrigno hey-day, if you will. Not the Lou Ferrigno training Michael Jackson days, but the Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk days.

Or the Pumping Iron days.

Or the Pumping Iron days, which were amazing. Those were some of the best days. Not for him, but for Schwarzenegger, that was the hey-day. Lou Ferrigno does not come off well in Pumping Iron. But he’s loveable. If you watch Pumping Iron, you love Lou Ferrigno.

–Brian Heater

2 Comments to “The Daily Rock Hatch: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

  1. belgium | August 18th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Is Charlie Day dead? This is referenced in the interviews but doesn’t seem to be anywhere else on the net (including Wikipedia).

  2. belgium | August 18th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Nevermind, Glenn Howerton sounded serious about it, Rob McInnery makes it obvious its a joke.