Episode 001: Mac and Me (1988) – Why Don’t You Go Eat a Big Mac?
After bonding with a stranded alien creature, a shy boy must defy the odds to help the alien contact his family.
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As you undoubtedly heard in the episode, Mac and Me is a laughably bad film that suffers from an unoriginal concept, product placement, and terrible design. But given that, it has a weird charm to it. I appreciate that the acting isn’t half-assed, and that Alan Silvestri cut an actual score for it. While the alien family is nightmarish, Mac himself has a cute-but-sickly animal appeal to him.
Watch these scenes to get a better sense of Mac and Me:
Speaking of self mutilation, next week we watch The Master of Disguise.