Never noticed this until now. The third episode of season 8 of It’s Always Sunny has an elderly member on the McPoyle family rambling about one of his babies trying to eat him, resulting in him eating the baby first. And the man happens to resemble the Francisco Goya version of the painting “Saturn Devouring His Son”.
Goya, Francisco. Saturn Devouring His Son. 1819-1823. Oil mural transferred to canvas. 143 cm x 81 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid.
A very disturbing image! But a wonderful depiction of the mythological allegory regarding Saturn eating his sons so that they do not surpass him. This picture speaks volumes and the intensity in the eyes alone are upsetting. It is a very recognizable image. The brush strokes evoke a sense of urgency.