Image Credit: Patrick McElhenney / FXI think all fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia let out a collective “Ahhh” when they read the news that stars and spouses Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are expecting their first child in August. But now comes the tough question: Should Olson’s pregnancy be written into the show?
A rep for FX tells us the cast will start filming the sixth season on April 16, and with scripts still being penned, no decision has yet been made. What do you think?
It’s a shame they’ve already done the Sweet Dee tries selling her womb as a surrogate storyline, or they could have gone that route. That would’ve let them show us the joys of pregnancy and labor (can you imagine?!) without the baby actually having to stick around. It would feel kind of cheap to revisit that concept with her trying to convince a gay couple to pay her to swim in their pool and drink all day, right? I suppose Dee could get pregnant and give the child up for adoption, but that feels a bit too real for this show. So then we have to ask ourselves if we want the kid to stay in the picture? Envisioning Charlie trying to read to it in the bar does make me smile. Dennis could use it to pick up chicks (nothing sexier than a hot guy holding a baby). Mac could try to turn it into a little moneymaker like he and Dee did D.B. (a.k.a. Dumpster Baby). Frank, well, Dee shouldn’t let him near the child considering how she and Dennis turned out, but he could be a babysitter in a pinch. If they go for it, I’m sure it will be appropriately genius and twisted, and we’ll all promise not to ask where the baby is when we haven’t seen it for weeks. (The dad could be fun to cast…) But I’m feeling now might not be the right time. My money is on them playing Olson’s changing figure as a weight gain. She could fake a pregnancy to try trapping a man (à la Glee!). You know she’d do it.