Jason Kelce Prefers ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Cameo Over ‘Abbott Elementary’ Amidst Travis Kelce’s Applaud: “A More Fun Experience”

Published 02/21/2024, 11:24 PM EST

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Travis Kelce is happy to see a cameo of his brother Jason Kelce in ABC’s hit sitcom, ‘Abbott Elementary. However, Jason recently expressed a different opinion in his podcast. Why so?

On Wednesday’s episode of their podcast, ‘The New Heights’, Travis applauded the show, saying, “I love that show, man. It’s one of my favorites. I just started binge-watching the first season…” He also appreciated the show’s creator and star, Quinta Brunson. Jason, equally happy, said, “I love what this show represents. And anything that shines light on public schools and the Philadelphia school system is pretty special… it was an honor that they asked us to be a part of it for sure.

Travis then asked which cameo was funnier, according to Jason. The Eagles’ star recalled that ‘Abbott Elementary’ was super easy, and he “didn’t have many lines, so that made it nice and easy.” However, he still chose ‘Always Sunny’ over it, giving some strong reasons. The 36-year-old said, that cameo on the long-running FXX comedy was ‘in person’ so he got to see the set, and how everything was done, so “that was probably a more fun experience.”


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On the cameo, Travis said that Jason, Brandon Graham, and Jalen Hurts joined via video conference on career day. The scene begins with the Eagles’ quarterback, and later, Jason and Graham join in to inform Jalen that he is late to practice. The setting is in Philly, and fans expect more guest appearances from the Eagles team on the show. Hinting a bit of jealousy, Travis wished that KC had such shows, calling out Jason’s other sitcom cameo, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, which aired in 2018.

Regardless, the brothers gave the viewers and fans a shout-out to watch the sitcom, guaranteeing they would love it. The show is available on Max, Hulu, Apple TV, Prime Video or Vudu. Meanwhile, that’s not the only way Jason spends his offseason time. He is also engaged in a noble cause. What could it be?

Jason Kelce: A run for an autism charity!

Being a happening place, Philadelphia organized a 5K race to raise money for autism. The Mike’s Seafood Run/Walk for Autism was hosted on Saturday, February 17, and Jason Kelce participated in the event, finishing the race around the 43-minute mark.

According to Mike Monichetti, owner of the popular dockside restaurant, Kelce’s visit was a surprise. However, the Kelce family are frequent customers at the restaurant. So seeing Jason there isn’t such a shock.


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The Eagles center shared a video of him finishing the race on his official X account, where he is seen being greeted by his fans on the sidelines. Jason expressed that he “had a blast” at the event. These recent events clearly depict that Jason Kelce relishes every moment of the offseason.


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Monichetti has two children with autism, and that’s how this particular initiative was started. The event features a 5K run and a one-mile family fun walk. It also includes a DJ, face painting, along with several other fun activities.


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However, did you know Jason Kelce is one of the biggest advocates for the Eagles Autism Foundation? Previously, he has represented the charity for ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ and also served as a celebrity bartender at the Ocean Drive in Sea Isle City, N.J., to raise funds.

Jason Kelce Credits Chris Long for Inspiring Him to Start New Heights With Travis Kelce


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Bhwya Sriya


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