Every 2020 disaster the gang has been involved in

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for It’s always nice in Philadelphia.

It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15, Episode 1, “2020: A Year In Review,” reveals what happened to every member of the gang during the show’s pandemic hiatus and every disaster of 2020 they’ve been involved in. Since the first season of It’s always nice in Philadelphia was released in 2005, every following year except 2014 saw a new season of the comedy series, a trend that was again reversed in 2019 due to the pandemic, which resulted in a two-year hiatus for the series. In 2021, It’s always nice in PhiladelphiaThe absurd cast of disbelievers has returned for a 15th season. And in the first episode of the final season, Frank (Danny DeVito), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Mac (Rob McElhenney), and Dee (Kaitlin Olson) recall what happened to their characters during the most tumultuous year period.


The episode begins with the gang preparing for an upcoming business meeting that could potentially allow them to expand and improve the operations of Paddy’s Pub. However, it is soon revealed that what they thought was a loan opportunity is actually a government official coming in to investigate the PPP loans they have already taken out. Gary (Brian Huskey), the government inspector, then asks the gang to discuss what he has done with the pandemic business aid money over the past year. This leads the gang to discuss three separate stories – one for each of the three P3 loans they received from the government. In short, It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15 reveals that they have all been involved in a number of calamitous events in 2020.

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It’s always nice in PhiladelphiaThe s gang is seizing this opportunity to take responsibility for some of the most memorable disasters of 2020. In short, where they have been, chaos has followed. Here’s every disaster and monumental event of 2020 they’ve been involved in, and how one gang made them possible.

Gang provokes Philadelphia election riots 2020


Mac and Dennis used their PPP loan to fund a business called Punch Incorporated, which Mac says allowed him to pursue interests that are “As intellectually stimulating as smothering a jabroni and leaving it on the street.” Similar to how the clip’s episode format is subverted in It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 13, Episode 7, “The Gang Does A Clip Show,” “2020: A Year In Review” Season 15 takes the classic recap in a new twist. Thanks to Punch Incorporated, Mac and Dennis acquire tactical gear in an effort to keep peace and order at the Philadelphia polling stations – but only succeed in causing a nuisance. True to form, Mac and Dennis get lost in their own self-centeredness ignoring the election and wondering if Rocky Balboa or Donovan McNabb is the best athlete to represent Philly.

While they initially used the question to examine genuine Philadelphia voters, Mac and Dennis eventually deployed multiple ballot boxes to put it to a vote. This leads voters to mistakenly drop their ballots into Mac and Dennis’ ballot boxes, making the two directly responsible for the count delays that caused the election-related riots in Philadelphia – a new low for the gang since quitting. ‘they threw a Thanksgiving dinner for some of their worst enemies in “The Gang Crush Their Cattle”. As Mac and Dennis’ decisions reflect the actions of activists causing chaos in the voting booths, Gary assumes the gang is backing Trump. However, in It’s always nice in Philadelphia The first successful twist of Season 15, the end of “2020: A Year In Review” reveals that the gang actually voted for Kanye West.

The gang dyes what’s left of Rudy Giuliani’s hair

A bad job of dyeing Charlie’s hair makes Frank understand that he has let himself go during the pandemic, echoing people’s insecurities at the height of the mandatory lockdowns. This leads Frank to use his PPP loan to develop the perfect hair dye using Chinese motor oil, and then open a sweatshop-style salon for like-minded people. It is understood that Frank’s customer base is no different from his typical business partners – mostly criminals. After setting up his hair dye salon at the back of a porn store that he frequents, Frank ends up raking the dough during a montage tribute to Martin Scorcese. Goodfellas. Eventually, Frank’s saloon gains a reputation sufficient to attract the American mayor himself, Rudy Giuliani. However, because Frank cut corners by using American motor oil instead of the good stuff, his groundbreaking product ends up trickling down Giuliani’s face. Besides painting Giuliani as a con artist, Frank’s use of Chinese motor oil could be a reference to Guiliani’s Asian accent scandal, which also happened in 2020.

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The gang gives birth to the infamous shaman QAnon

As for Dee and Charlie, their PPP loan was used to fund Garments and Varmints. While Dee wants to make face masks with lame jokes, Charlie is focusing on Halloween masks for people to celebrate after the pandemic. It’s a silly setup to reveal that Dee and Charlie are responsible for creating the furry costume worn by infamous shaman QAnon during the riot on the United States Capitol. At the end of the episode, the revelation that the gang actually supports Kanye and not former President Donald Trump highlights how similar the two public figures are. Out of the three stories of It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15 premiere episode Dee and Charlie’s 2020 mishap is the weakest link, as it’s mostly a long, convoluted setup for a predictable joke. However, this serves to put a satisfactory cap on the episode.

The gang have a rough start in Philadelphia season 15, the weather is still good

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It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15, Episode 1, “2020: A Year In Review,” is a pretty disappointing start to the new season. However, considering how the show is still shaking off the rust of its two-year absence, the episode is a good way to catch up with the gang and put the show’s absurd groundwork back together. In fact, the rejected first episode was followed by a brilliant piece of satire in It’s always nice in Philadelphia Season 15, Episode 2, “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 7,” in which the series uses its infamous blackface controversy to tackle issues plaguing the entertainment industry. While the Season 15 takeoff may have been a bit difficult, the gang appear to be on their way to a successful landing in the series finale.

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It’s always nice in Philadelphia airs Wednesdays on ABC.

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