The airline's Facebook page offers "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans the chance to win roundtrip tickets and "Sunny" swag to celebrate
Greenman has gone corporate: The green-Lycra-ed "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" character is appearing in a new ad for Virgin America as the airline announces new nonstop flights to Philadelphia from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Greenman is the alter ego of "Sunny" character Charlie Kelly, played by Charlie Day. He has become a popular Halloween costume and a fixture at sporting events.
In the video below — which was originally posted on the airline's Facebook page — Greenman dances his way across a tarmac, while holding up signs proclaiming "Philly or Bust":
The airline, which begins the new Philly flights on April 4, is also offering flyers a chance to win an "Always Sunny" fan pack, which includes two roundtrip tickets, "Sunny" DVDs, a Paddy's Pub t-shirt, the official "Sunny" board game and a guide to the characters' favorite Philly haunts.
"We were really excited to work with 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' as we're actually big fans of the show at Virgin America," an airline spokesperson tells TheWrap. "Some of the cast flies with us pretty often … so when the Philadelphia announcement was coming about, we thought it would be a fun tie-in for announcing the news, and the show and FX were terrific to work with and game to explore."
FX did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.