“All these years, I thought I hated karate...and Project Badass...and God. But what I really hate...is Mac. He made all those cool things suck.”
Hey, Seann William Scott: You are always welcome on my screen.
I loved the different things that made the different Gang members have to reach for the scream-pillow. For Dennis, it's fake badassery; for Charlie, it's religion; for Frank, it's greasing dudes. I also like that they take the seemingly-huge step of having the gang openly acknowledge Mac's homosexuality, but as an aside in the middle of an episode that doesn't lead to him actually confronting it in any way.
(“These guys work off their beautiful glutes for our enjoyment. The least we can do is pay them off in tan and grease!")
Occasionally the Gang does/says something that reflects actual, acceptable levels of humanity, and they always underplay it as a "no duh" kind of moment, which is their sole redeeming quality, as a group. I always go back to Mac's reaction to The Implication as proof he isn't completely a self-deluded monster.
Country Mac was awesome, so he had to die. The minute he was accepted by the Gang, invited to join their gang, and got on that motorcycle, I somehow knew he was not long for their world. I thought to myself, "Yep, he's gonna die. The Gang can never have anyone that cool be in their group."
R.I.P., Country Mac.