‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: How Mac Got Fat’ Review
The most talked about part of season seven of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia finally got resolved this week as we finally learned how Mac got fat. This episode was sadly one of the weaker ones this season but frankly it has a lot to live up to.
The plot of the episode had Mac in a confessional talking to a priest about how his friends made him fat. The story flashed back to events that slowly built to Mac’s weight gain.
The bar had become a strangely successful place for a while, causing everyone to have an extra large ego. For example Dee thought she was hilarious and Dennis thought he was outrageously good looking. Their reactions to these idea they gave themselves were pretty hysterical, particularly Dennis’.
However, this episode for the most part told us nothing of how Mac got fat until the end. Everything leading up to the ending sort of felt like a waste. Not that it wasn’t funny (I particularly liked Frank’s four-way-intersection), just not as good as one would expect after the brilliant episodes that preceded this one.
The ending however was fantastic. Mac suddenly walks into the bar much fatter and everyone starts laughing at him. It was simple yet brilliant. I also loved how the gang told him that the avatar plan was six plans ago. The writers here were having fun acknowledging how quickly these characters go from idea to idea.
How Mac Got Fat sadly did not answer that question in as good of a way as I had hoped but it was still a fun episode that had a great ending. (7/10)