There is a common misbelief that the Waitress’ name on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is Nikki Potnick. Fans write into us all the time asking why we haven’t addressed the fact that the gang accidentally hinted towards her name in High School Reunion when Frank takes the only name tag, Nikki Potnick, and then the Waitress shows up and there is no name tag for her.
The Waitress is not Nikki Potnick though…
Although it would seem this is an open and shut case, the waitress is not really Nikki Potnick. Before I go into proof, let’s look at the first time Nikki Potnick was mentioned on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Way back during season 1, Charlie and Dennis had this exchange in the episode Underage Drinking: A National Concern.
Charlie: You wanna know what else what would happen? We drove Nikki Potnick’s car into a tree on Kelly Drive…
Dennis: …with Sweet Dee in the backseat, puking all over the headrest because some guy talked to her that she liked, remember that?
So, the gang does know Nikki. However, it’s not the Waitress. Glenn Howerton, the actor who plays Dennis and a write for the show, posted a tweet on December 9, 2011 that answered the question for everyone.
So, that settles it. The Waitress’ name is not Nikki Potnick. What is her name though? Well, we may never know. During the Waitress’ AMA, she mentioned that she doesn’t know if they’ll ever give her a name and she doesn’t care.
We don’t either! Did you fall for the Nikki Potnick hint? Tell us about it in the comments below 🙂