Charlie Day, star and co-creator of “It’s Always Sunny on Philadelphia” on FXX, gave an awesome commencement speech this past weekend at his alma mater, Merrimack College, from which he graduated in 1998.

Day makes his share of jokes, like talking about the other prestigious recipients of honorary doctorates from universities, like Kermit the Frog and Mike Tyson. He also says, “Even though ‘Dr. Charlie Day’ sounds like some sort of club DJ, I plan to start going by this title from now on. And writing my own prescriptions right away.”

But he segues into the meat of the speech with the idea of, “I’ve always had the half-baked philosophy that having a Plan B can muddy up your Plan A.” Then he talks about how he turned down a job in finance in order to move to New York and pursue his dream of acting.

It’s a good speech. If you have 20 minutes, it’s worth a watch.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” returns to FXX in the fall.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."