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By any measure, the eighth season of Saturday Night Live wasn’t one of the show’s all-time greats. Lorne Michaels was in exile, Weekend Update became the clumsy Saturday Night News and the cast was so-so. Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo were the undisputed stars, but supporting comics like Gary Kroger, Robin Duke and Tim Kazurinsky weren’t inspiring catchphrases. Even young Julia Louis-Dreyfus couldn’t score with viewers.

Piscopo wasn’t happy about it. From the beginning of his SNL tenure, he had gripes about the experience. “I could never describe to you in words how painful those first 10 months really were,” Piscopo groaned in oral history Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. “Saturday night, after the show, it was pretty much like a funeral, like you were mourning.”

With every consecutive season, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has sunk to lower and lower levels of depravity than the previous episodes. But much like Dennis and his jorts, they can go lower.

It’s been 10 months since the most recent episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia aired, “Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day,” which was a brilliant, Dennis-focused journey through the mind of the Golden God as he set out to lower the blood pressure and kill Elon Musk. Seeing as each new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is just eight episodes under the show’s current contract, the wait between shortened seasons has been excruciating for longtime fans who miss the old days when seasons had 15 episodes, gaps between them were shorter and the stars/showrunners’ careers weren’t so massively successful that they had extravagant side projects holding them back from devoting their undivided attention to their cult-beloved sitcom — looking at you, Mac’s soccer team.