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Mac and Chase, pen pals forever
September 4, 2013 4:43 AM   Subscribe


 
That letter was hilarious-
posted by ReeMonster at 5:36 AM on September 4, 2013


Did he just say "maybe you should try to be a better son"? Not cool, Chase. Not cool.
posted by deathpanels at 6:00 AM on September 4, 2013


Well, he did lie under oath at his father's parole hearing in an effort to keep him in prison and then cause his father to violate parole and be re-incarcerated. He's kind of a shitty son.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:08 AM on September 4, 2013 [8 favorites]


I would like to imagine a world in which all adult communication looks like this.

Maybe I should start out by living the future I want to happen. So let me rephrase.

Dear MetaFilter. I like letters. They are fun to read. I wish people would send more letters.

(Sticker of Mathowie) (Sticker of a PET computer)
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 7:21 AM on September 4, 2013 [6 favorites]


Did he just say "maybe you should try to be a better son"? Not cool, Chase. Not cool.

I have seen about 5 episodes of ...Sunny in Philadelphia and that is enough to know that everyone on that show is a horrible person. They are horrible in very funny ways, but absolutely horrible. Undoubtedly, Mac is a horrible son and Mac's dad is a horrible dad.
posted by nooneyouknow at 7:44 AM on September 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yeah, if you're going to say "you should try to be a better son" to anyone, it's basically a toss-up between Mac and Oedipus.
posted by Errant at 8:17 AM on September 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Undoubtedly, Mac is a horrible son and Mac's dad is a horrible dad.

Amazingly, despite being the sort of father who would break into houses on Christmas morning with his child in tow, Mac's dad is one of the more sympathetic characters on the show.
posted by Copronymus at 8:20 AM on September 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Boy, Chase Utley really seems to be a good guy. He's someone you bump into here and there in Philly, always kind, always pleasant.
posted by Mister_A at 9:27 AM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Copronymus: I think Rickety Cricket is the more sympathetic character. Despite his changes over the past couple of seasons, IIRC Mac's dad actually did threaten to murder Mac and Charley if they didn't smuggle heroin into prison for him.
posted by KGMoney at 9:36 AM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think Rickety Cricket is the more sympathetic character.

Not with that gorilla mask, he's not.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2013


Cricket seems more pitiable than sympathetic. The man is definitely the cause of his own downfall. You fall in love with a bird, what do you expect?
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2013


Mac and Cheese, penne pals forever
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:09 AM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


My problem with Cricket is mostly that I find it unpleasant whenever he's on screen. Not McPoyle-level unpleasant, but he generally detracts from my enjoyment of the show.
posted by Copronymus at 10:22 AM on September 4, 2013


Mac is a pretty good son to his friends' moms...
posted by mannequito at 10:24 AM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


The waitress is kind of (sym)pathetic.
posted by nathancaswell at 11:28 AM on September 4, 2013


Oh, and Carmen is probably the most likeable recurring character on the show.
posted by nathancaswell at 11:29 AM on September 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Charlie was sympathetic*, albeit not someone I would like to spend tons of time around, until the episode where he dates the rich girl. Why you gotta break my heart, Charlie?

*at least compared to the rest of the Gang.
posted by Lemurrhea at 12:05 PM on September 4, 2013


Carmen is also one of the only characters well-adjusted enough to get out of the gang's gravitational pull and have something like a happy ending.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:39 PM on September 4, 2013


I love how Chase got the same stickers for the bottom of his letter as Mac had on his. Nice touch.
posted by rollbiz at 6:44 PM on September 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Charlie was sympathetic*, albeit not someone I would like to spend tons of time around, until the episode where he dates the rich girl. Why you gotta break my heart, Charlie?

I completely agree. Charlie seemed like the only redeemable one in the gang, until that season.
posted by rollbiz at 6:45 PM on September 4, 2013


Only slightly relevant, yet obligatory Kitten Mittons video. I could watch that cat fall off the table forever. Meee-yow.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 7:14 PM on September 4, 2013


Artemis foreva!
posted by wobh at 3:42 AM on September 5, 2013


redeemable

I will fight you.

Yeah, the stickers were the crowning moment of heartwarming here.
posted by dhartung at 4:58 AM on September 5, 2013


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