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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Season 3 Episode 10

Mac is a Serial Killer

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on FXX
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Episode Summary

After Mac arrives to the bar with scratches on his neck and exhibiting strange behavior, Frank comes to the conclusion that he is the serial killer terrorizing young women in Philadelphia. Frank sets out with his trusty chainsaw and a doubtful Charlie to find evidence to implicate Mac in the murders. In search of another suspect, Dennis and Dee do a little role-playing in order to help themselves better understand who they might be dealing with.moreless

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  • All the right elements combining to make a great episode

    I've watched a fair few comedies this season, and I think that this episode really was amongst the best, if not the best of them so far.

    It starts off with Frank's suspicions that Mac is a serial killer who has been reported about in the press. The reality is that Mac is in fact secretly dating a transvestite and doesn't want the gang to find out.

    What follows is comedy gold, as the gang seek to find solid evidence of Mac's guilt whilst Charlie, on a recent viewing run of CSI (I believe) appoints himself as Mac's solicitor, confusing his confessions of dating the transvestite with an admission of guilt to being the serial killer.

    The highlight of the episode was perhaps Dee and Dennis trying to tempt the real killer to kill a whore looking Dee and then the introduction of Pepper Jack - absolutely brilliant. Or even their attempt to wear the shoes of a serial killer, and chase that blonde girl from the cafe.

    This really was a brilliant episode. Really enjoyable, genuinely funny and great acting come together. My favorite episode so far this season! Good work.moreless
  • After Mac acts shady around the gang, Frank and Charlie try to discover if Mac is a serial killer while Dennis and Dee try to get in the mindset of a serial killer.moreless

    A MySpace exclusive, this is what Sunny is all about. After not having a new episode for about a year, this episode is exactly what I needed to get prepared for Season 3. Everything that you love about the series returns in this. The gang making fun of Charlie, the gang ignoring Frank, and everyone and everything being over the top. If you've never seen an episode before, this is a great place to start. However, if you're a Sunny diehard and have watched every episode multiple times like myself, you'll be treated to several subtle jokes / characters that take you back to the good times Seasons 1 and 2 provided - Dee being on crack, the waitress hating Dennis, and even the return of Carmen. All in all, a classic episode and a must see.moreless
Sandy Martin

Sandy Martin

Mac's Mom

Guest Star

Bill Chott

Bill Chott


Guest Star

Brittany Daniel

Brittany Daniel

Carmen the Transsexual

Guest Star

Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Mary Elizabeth Ellis


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Carmen: I'm getting tired of this. I feel like you're afraid that people will see us together.
      Mac: No, I don't care if people see us together. I just don't want them to think that we're dating.
      Carmen: We are dating.
      Mac: Look, I don't think it's too much to ask for you to keep this quiet, considering your condition, right? Look, it's not like I'm ashamed of you. I'm ashamed of myself.

    • Pepper Jack: Is that Fraggle Rock?
      Dennis: Yeah.
      Pepper Jack: Oh, Pepper Jack love Fraggle Rock.

    • Frank: The Human Anatomy. He's got a half a chapter highlighted on the removal of human genitalia.
      Charlie: Hey, Frank, what guy hasn't done some extensive research on his own genitalia, all right? Don't say you buddy, because I woke up to you doing some pretty frantic research last night, pal.

    • (Dee calls Mac, and pretends to be a girl named Sandy)
      Dee: This is Mac, right? Good looking guy, great sense of humor, really bulky?
      Mac: Mm, uh, more ripped.
      Charlie: Strike that.
      Mac: Jacked.
      Charlie: Irrelevant.
      Mac: Toned.
      Charlie: Exaggeration.
      Mac: I work out.
      Charlie: I'll allow it.

    • Dennis: Is Sandy a young and attractive blond girl?
      Mac: I have no idea.
      Dennis: Sandy, won't you come out here please. (Dee enters the kitchen) Not so young and attractive, is she?

    • Dennis: If you weren't squeaking around like a goddamn psycho clown, she never would have noticed us.

    • Dennis: I can't believe you actually dressed like a clown. You're going to draw so much attention.
      Dee: Well, I thought we were getting into the killer's shoes.
      Dennis: Well, the killer's not a psycho clown, Dee, all right? That's only in movies-- stupid ones.
      Dee: Oh, really? John Wayne Gacy-- he was a psycho clown. He was an excellent one. Good work.
      Dennis: Yeah.
      Dee: See?
      Dennis: Actually you're right, he was pretty cool.

    • Charlie: If you deny something it means it never happened.
      Mac: It never happened.

    • (Charlie is spraying Mac's cologne all over himself)
      Frank: That stinks, that stuff.
      Charlie: This stuff is Drakkar Noir, man.

    • Pepper Jack: Ah bitch, you speak when spoken to.

    • Dennis: It's a very toasty situation I've got back here.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Mac's interrogation by Dennis in Gary's apartment towards the end of the episode is an allusion to the Dateline NBC segment "To Catch a Predator" with Chris Hansen.