Mac's 15 Most Unintentionally Gay Moments on Always Sunny

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Vote up the moments that most conspicuously foreshadowed Mac’s eventual coming out.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show about horrible people, Mac stands out. Not necessarily because he's any worse than anyone else in the gang, but because he so oblivious. Aside from his own "ingenious" ideas, the single biggest sign of his cluelessness, naivety, and sheer denial is the fact that he's gay and doesn't even realize it. Or at least he frequently says or does things that strongly imply that this Philly alpha male is, in fact, latently homosexual.

So here's a list of some of Mac's most memorable unintentionally gay moments throughout the run of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Mac's true sexuality isn't an issue with his friends or with the culture at large, but it does appear to be an issue with Mac himself.

So without any further ado, here are Mac's most unintentionally gay moments throughout the history of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia! And for more insight on Mac's psychology, check out a list of his funniest t-shirts.
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  • 1
    148 VOTES

    When Mac Went a Little "Too" Method

    When Mac Went a Little "Too" Method
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    Season 4, Episode 13: "The Nightman Cometh"  

    During the rehearsals for Charlie's musical opus, it was clear Mac might have a bit of a homosexual side in himself when he took his rape scene with Dennis a little too far. 
    148 votes
  • 2
    132 VOTES

    When Mac Tried to Kiss Dennis

    When Mac Tried to Kiss Dennis
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    Season 8, Episode 2: "The Gang Recycles Their Trash" 

    When the gang are celebrating at the end of this episode, Mac has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment when he tries to kiss Dennis without telling his friend.
    132 votes
  • 3
    158 VOTES

    When He Didn't Understand Oral Fixations

    When He Didn't Understand Oral Fixations
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    Season 8, Episode 5: "The Gang Gets Analyzed" 

    During Mac's individual session with a therapist, he accused the psychiatrist of leaving a pen in front of him because it looked like a penis. This, Mac believed, was the shrink's way of telling him that he was gay. Mac flatly denied this, but undercut his case by unconsciously popping the pen into his mouth later.
    158 votes
  • 4
    108 VOTES

    A Different Time Mac Tried to Kiss Dennis

    A Different Time Mac Tried to Kiss Dennis
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    Season 9, Episode 8: "Flowers For Charlie"

    When Mac's happiest, he sometimes loses his conscience self in the moment and instead follows his innermost urges. That's what happened when he tried to kiss Dennis during a very happy moment between the gang. Like all of his other attempts to lock lips with Dennis, this one failed spectacularly.
    108 votes
  • 5
    84 VOTES

    When Mac Looked the Other Way at the Strip Club

    When Mac Looked the Other Way at the Strip Club
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    Season 9, Episode 9: "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6" 

    Another quick moment here, but during this episode when the gang goes to the strip club, Mac briefly checks out Dennis's junk rather then the naked women gyrating right in front of him.
    84 votes
  • 6
    116 VOTES

    When the Gang Realized Mac Is Gay

    When the Gang Realized Mac Is Gay
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    Season 9, Episode 5: "Mac Day" 

    It was only when the gang met Mac's stronger, cooler, openly gay cousin that they finally realized that Mac is completely in denial. Here, they declared to themselves that their dear friend was gay. Even if he didn't realize it.
    116 votes