Rob McElhenney Compares LA and Philly
He lives in Los Angeles these days, but It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star Rob McElhenney has one more reason to keep coming back home: He recently bought Old City watering hole Skinner’s Dry Goods. We asked McElhenney to weigh in on what the City of Angels lacks compared to the City of Brotherly Love. Fittingly, he began with beer.
1. Yuengling. “Try going into a bar in Los Angeles and ordering just a ‘lager.’ They will have no idea what you’re talking about.”
2. History. “I miss the history. Philly is the birthplace of our country. Los Angeles is the birthplace of Kirk Cameron.”
3. Efficient public transit. “No underground presence here. Though I will say that the fear of getting trapped in earthquake-created rubble might dissuade me from taking an LA subway anyway.”
4. Tailgating. “Just doesn’t happen in LA. I once saw a guy at a Monday night game at the Linc getting rushed to the ER with frostbite. He had been tailgating for four hours in a windchill of six degrees. That’s a dedication to outdoor alcohol consumption unparalleled by Angelenos.”