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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney responds to Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘PC’ sitcom criticism

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia Creator Rob McElhenney hit back at Jerry Seinfeld’s suggestion that sitcoms had lost their edge with a one-word reference to his own show.

Seinfeld, 70, made headlines this week when he claimed in an interview with The New Yorker that “far left (and) PC (politically correct) bullshit and people who care so much about offending others” are responsible for the “death” of television comedy.

The actor, whose show Seinfeld which aired from 1989 to 1998, went on to claim that many of the show’s jokes would no longer be allowed to air.

“(One would be) Kramer decides to start a business asking homeless people to pull rickshaws because, as he says, ‘They’re out there anyway,'” Seinfeld said . “Do you think I could air this episode today?”

On X/Twitter McElhenney answered this question directly by replying, “Probably.”

He attached a long-form photo It’s always sunny in Philadelphia character Matthew “Rickety Cricket” Mara, played by David Hornsby.

In the series, Rickety Cricket is an old school friend of the central characters who first appears on screen as a priest. Over the course of the series, his interactions with the gang lead him into a downward spiral that eventually leads to him becoming a homeless drug addict.

McElhenney’s implication being that Rickety Cricket’s dire circumstances make Kramer’s plan seem tame by comparison.

The independent‘s Adam White also believes that Seinfeld is wrong to claim that “PC bullshit” has killed television comedy, arguing that this view ignores the fact that comedy – including its eponymous sitcom – has always navigated when a joke goes too far.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, creators Rob McElhenney (left) and Jerry Seinfeld (Getty)

Earlier this week, McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds shared an update on their investment in Wrexham AFC.

The pair, both aged 47, jointly bought the team in 2020 for a reported £2 million when the club was in the fifth tier of English football.

Their journeys as club owners were chronicled in the FX/Disney+ series, Welcome to Wrexham.

While promoting the upcoming third season of the series, the couple was invited by The Associated Press where they were financially with the investment.

“Accountants don’t really want to hear about emotional investing,” Reynolds responded.

“You want to know, for example, how deep in the red I am?” » asked McElhenney. “It’s quite significant. It is true that at the beginning, when we asked our advisors if it was a good economic investment, I do not remember a single person who answered “Yes”.

“It was more like, ‘Don’t do that.’”

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News Source : www.independent.co.uk

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