It sometimes seems like there’s quite a thin line between Danny DeVito’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia character Frank Reynolds and DeVito himself.
Like, sometimes DeVito is clearly a sensible, successful, politically aware, extremely talented actor, writer and Oscar-nominated producer, and sometimes he shows up on chat shows completely blasted out of his mind on limoncello.
There’s not a million miles between DeVito there and Frank here, is there?
When you see him like that, the boundaries between DeVito and the guy who gets stuck in playground equipment, has his makeup done by an undertaker, shoots an awful lot of stuff with his gun and gets really into gloryholes kind of vanish.
A teenage Sunny fan, Allison Closs, decided to celebrate her love for the show, and Frank, by going to her high school prom accompanied by a life-size cutout of DeVito.
The internet dug what she did (sensibly, for it is excellent), and word eventually got to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenny (who of course plays Mac on the show).
Between the shared efforts of him, Danny DeVito and presumably a really big printer, he proudly Instagrammed this image, with the caption “Hey Allison- I heard you took cardboard Danny to Prom. What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy’s…”
(It’s a multi-image post, and embedding seems to treat those like hell, so here’s the image again of Danny with his cardboard Allison…)
Danny DeVito. What a dude. He produced Pulp Fiction, you know.