Remember When McDonald's Tried to Make a Movie?
you know what I feel pretty good today so good in fact that I think I'm gonna read some YouTube comments hmm but which one so many choices all right I'm just gonna click somewhere on my screen and read the first comment that I see oh I can't afford to get sued again it would be the third time this week relax drew if you just give in to their demands don't back oh all right fine just give me a second to figure this out now tell your lawyer take it off my ass anyway hey guy welcome back to my youtube channel my neighbors kids have been screaming all day and I don't know why let's hope that continues so today we'll be talking about an insane and hilarious ET ripoff that was made in the 80s by McDonald's it's a
moviecalled Mack and me so a couple things before we start one I got the idea to do this from the h3 podcast they recently did a segment where they talked about a bunch of
movies that had zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes and this was one of them and I had
remembered seeing this scene so many times I've seen that so many times in my life and I never really knew what it was from until I put the pieces together
whenwatching that segment of the podcast so I looked it up I watched the entire
movietwice because oh my god it's incredible also real quick one more thing I'm excited to announce we do have a bunch more tour dates officially listed now in addition to the seven that we announced last week those tickets are available...
now so click the link in the description if you're interested in buying those if you see your city or a city near you and that is that thank you so much for everyone who's bought tickets so far I can't wait for the shows and I can't wait for this video so I'm gonna start it now now how this
moviegot made is actually pretty interesting basically in the 80s two of the biggest children's entities were et and Ronald McDonald so naturally some genius came along and said hey what if we combined those two things and debate an uglier worse version of ET that doubles as constant product placement for both McDonald's and Coca Cola so rather than a bad
moviethat's occasionally interrupted by some product placement Mac and me is an hour-and-a-half long commercial occasionally interrupted by a
moviesometimes he gets so swept up in the McDonald's logos and coke cans that you forget there's also a bizarre alien kids
moviegoing on in the background so the
movieopens up pretty much where you would expect it to in space and right away our eyeballs are introduced to this hideous alien family one of the bigger aliens just kind of jams a straw into the ground and then starts drinking the ground so we're off to a good start but then oh look guys NASA is here and they brought a like a lunar lander or something so then they're kind of like look at it like what's that and they're kind of moving all weird cuz you know they're aliens so I...
guess aliens move weird I don't know but then the Mars rover uses its little vacuum arm to suck up one of the aliens Oh No and the rest of the aliens get sucked up Oh No so then it takes off and flies into space as all the names of the people who are probably ashamed to have been in this
movieshow up on screen so now we're back at NASA and all the scientists are observing some of the like rock samples that they collected but of course the aliens break out of the thing and then this scene is legitimately terrifying I'm not gonna lie because these things are creepy as for some reason the scientists just kind of let them go but then chase they already had them contained inside their building but they were like no no no let's let them leave and then chase them it's kind of a weird plan I don't understand so right away the aliens get separated there's the three bigger ones and then the tiny little one who ends up all on his own he starts running which looks hilarious cuz he's just kind of flopping as a little feet on the ground then he gets shocked by this fence and you start to get an idea of how visually awful this
movieis going to be stop the car I know about all that so now we're introduced to the real stars of the
movieEric his brother and his mom Charlie yeah his brother is pretty funny this music would suggest that something cute is happening on-screen but I gotta say this slimy little alien that looks like a ball sac with arms and...
legs not really that cute the good news is Mac the alien that's his name is safe for now he escaped the government by hiding in the back seat of their car the bad news is they are in the middle of driving from Chicago to California so he's now very separated from the rest of his family who's let's be honest being a little dramatic you're thrown around there relax lady it's just our furniture pads and then just some over the next few minutes you got Gatorade you got skittles you got those psyches and then you've got Mac who's always making the same dumb face somehow no one's noticed the slimy little alien pitter-pattering around their house and they still don't for a while but they do notice that weird things are happening Eric takes a battery out of his remote-control car and it still works for some reason and even though his TVs not even plugged in it still turns on for some reason weird stuffs happen around these parts must be a California thing and then Eric here's the shower running but he goes in there and no one's there but there's tiny little footprints leading their way outside who could it be at one point it's pitch black outside low guys got his full naked body pressed up against a sliding glass door and no one notices what are these guys idiots but anyway after an entire day of weird stuff happening and no one knowing why Eric has probably the best line in the whole
moviemaybe it wasn't such a bad thing...
anyway all I did was take a shower and drink a soda it's so sweet that such a nice way to look at it I mean yeah like I guess it's technically bad that someone broke into our house but all he did was blow his nose and garlic well maybe he was one of the neighborhood kids or something I'm sure there's a rational explanation I don't know how rational that is for a neighborhood kid to take a shower and steal your soda that happened in the car in a different state but yeah I guess it was just one of the neighborhood kids oh and then the whistling they do this several times throughout the
moviethey did it in the beginning even though they were like 20 feet apart they whistled into the sky and like do this thing I guess that's like their homing signal like that's how they know where each other are it's really cute I think but I don't know if it's necessary to have like a three minute long scene where that's all that's happening so while they were all sleeping low Mac breaks in again and causes more random chaos because that's the whole
movieso far as him causing chaos and them not knowing the source of the chaos but since Eric was the first one to discover it his brother and his mom assume that he did this that he spent all night like bringing trees into the house and drilling a hole in the wall they just assumed that it was their son so Eric is upset at this point reasonably so I mean his family obviously thinks very little of...
him if they assume that he was the source of this mess so he does what any sad person would do he starts crying he rolls his way out of the house he goes on a hill and then falls down the hills you know come to think of it maybe the family with the son who's in a wheelchair shouldn't have moved into a house on top of a cliff it seems like an accident waiting to happen so the action in this
movies a lot of fun but the dialogue is even worse I don't know why anyone says the lines the way that they do catch me cause McDonald's huh mmm that does sound pretty good right guys know what I feel like big cats you should go you gotta go get that so I think at this point Eric is pretty much as fed up as we are about the fact that we haven't they haven't been introduced to the alien yet the main characters have not formally been introduced yet and were 40 minutes into the
moviewe're halfway through the
movieand all they've done is dick around so being the genius that he is he sets these little booby traps around the house and by that I mean he puts cups of coke throughout the house and lo and behold it works they've
triedso hard to catch this guy up until this point and then all they had to do was put coke next to a bell and he's just digging that the foolproof plan continues it's not just the coke cans they're also gonna strap a human girl to the back of a vacuum cleaner which will end well right insane I love it so much nothing an...
ice-cold soda won't fix ohso that must have been what he was drinking in the beginning
whenhe put the straw in the ground and started slurping this must be like what they drink I guess their entire planet is coca-cola surrounded by a thin layer of dirt that's fun so they try to explain what happened to their mom but she doesn't believe them you sucked this living thing into a vacuum cleaner yeah we get it they're aliens you don't have to do this every 20 minutes I actually start to love this
moviethe more I watch it cuz there's no way they didn't realize how hilarious like this would look like
whenhe somehow gets stuck in this tree like the comedic genius you would have to be to put that song in at that moment it's perfect it's amazing look so good I mean you could pretty much say that about everything these they look so good yes look so good yes it looks okay and then and please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I think the kid and the alien actually fall in love at one point cuz like what is this what is he doing in there okay so they're getting ready to go to some birthday party and they don't want to leave Mak alone at home because like the government's there now I don't know so thinking on the fly Eric puts him inside this like four foot tall bear costume that he just has he just has that costume and he put smack inside of it kind of oh oh and also like he's moving around and stuff and...
making noises which is something that a teddy bear doesn't do now you're probably thinking who in their right mind would think that this is just a very tall toy and wouldn't assume something fishy is going on right I mean it's 1988 after all technology isn't that advanced yet but Eric has the perfect answer oh yeah microchips I don't know why I didn't think about that then we of course go to McDonald's where it looks like the 80s is happening wait is everything happening at this McDonald's I mean Ronald McDonald himself is here and at one point literally the entire restaurant breaks out into a choreographed dance routine even the local football team gets in on it not to be one-upped of course low Mac gets on the counter and starts dancing too because what the even is this
movieoh the government's here and they know exactly who's under that suit so then the McDonald's dance-off ends and all 200 people that were inside the store shimmy their way out leading seamlessly into this epic six-minute wheelchair chase see cars are crashing into each other Sears is being destroyed it's intense to say the least so then they lose the FBI agents finally they've managed to escape but they need to find somewhere to hide so they drive to some cave which they find because Mack starts whistling into the sky again for the fourth time in this
movieoh but look it's a Mack family reunion except hold on I think all the other Mack's...
are dead or just relaxing I don't know no this is a pivotal moment in the
movieMack has finally been reunited with his fellow aliens his family but it looks like they need some kind of boost I don't know maybe like a caffeine boost low sugar rush what could they possibly they all drink coke and come back to life that was someone's choice to
makethem move like that why was that the choice okay so at this point everything seemingly has been resolved right they found his family they've been reunited they escaped the FBI the
movieshould be over now but there's still 18 minutes left so I guess to force conflict they're all just like yelling at each other in the car but I guess at this point the writers were like you know what we're this far in why stop now we got to fit more weird-ass scenes into this
movieand I've got the perfect idea they're gonna stop at a gas station another cars gonna pull up she's gonna ask her friend to get a coke obviously and then she's gonna notice the two alien and there's gonna be some sexual tension and this is gonna last for a few seconds too long and that she's gonna drink her soda which for some reason isn't coke but the thirsty thirsty aliens don't care because they still want it so they break the window and how high do you have to be to write this
moviewhat the file look now the aliens are inside because I guess they didn't want to stay in the car this will end well right now oh...
never mind the police are here what down he's not holding anything anyway now there's like 30 police hold on wait is this the police okay yeah all right well now they're all shooting guns at each other which I gotta be honest is a little predictable like I think we all thought while watching the beginning of this
moviethat it was obvious that this would end with a high-stakes parking lot shootout so I'm a little disappointed by that it just comes off as lazy writing anyway they're all shooting guns at each other but I mean it's not like the whole store is gonna explode or anything wait what he died because he was near the explosion he wasn't even that close not to worry though guys the aliens are here maybe they can just wave their hands around for two minutes and he'll come back to Hawaii so I guess that was the final resolution we were waiting on was that okay and then now there's this scene which seems pretty normal so far nothing outlandish or hilarious here just Oh looks like the aliens are dressed for church if you're wondering what's happening right now why they're dressed up why they're holding their arms up in a courthouse it's because they are being sworn in as United States citizens are now citizens of the United States of America wait but they just kissed on the lips why are they all kissing way to know they're driving
whendid they learn how to drive a car will be bad I think that's supposed to be...
his gum I think he just he blew a bubble so big that it spelled out the words will be bad hinting at a sequel right there were no sequels and Ronald McDonald as himself of course but it would be pretty funny if it was like and Ronald McDonald as Aaron and who could forget final contributions from the likes of skeet Simpson and Buzz Knudsen but those are not real name what I think happened is that those people who actually worked on this
whenit came time to like do the credits they were like and what do you want to be credited as they just made up names cuz they did not want to be associated with this oh it's my name Skeet Simpson and I of course and buck flower you know as much criticism as this
moviehas gotten over the years I think it's actually aged kinda well like seeing it now for the first time it does have a bit of a charm to it don't get me wrong it's very weird and objectively bad but there's something endearing about it as ugly as the puppets are you do get the sense that all of the characters actually care about each other and that's more than you can say about a lot of other
movies but yeah I guess it rings a little hollow
whenall of those somewhat likable characters start shelling out Coca Cola every 14 seconds and that is something I of course would never do on this channel this interspersed subtle product advertisement into a totally unrelated comedy video right mr. square danced right through yeah I knew you'd have my back...
hey that reminds me I was making a website with Squarespace the other day of that remind you it was so simple and intuitive I just had mint if I could do this anybody could do this for sure agreed but I don't they've got hundreds of beautiful designer templates to choose from that
makegetting started so easy how are you doing that as over here and this is coming from someone who doesn't know the first thing about Web Design I'm a freaking alien from space after all right you found me on the moon they don't got websites in space yes that is true what does have to do with Squarespace is 24/7 award-winning customer support I'm glad you went I didn't I guess what I'm getting at here is it doesn't matter if you're an artist trying to showcase your portfolio a woodworker trying to set up an intuitive online store even a cute little alien just trying to
makea name for himself in the world wide web everyone could benefit from having a website now that I can agree with especially if they go to Squarespace that concise true to get 10% off their first purchase if a website or domain right mr. square right I mean I use Danny's code
whenI made my website but yours is good to you what tight I didn't think it mattered you guys are the same person aren't you or not that's the story this is why we're going on tour get out okay geez someone's sensitive thank you so much to Squarespace for sponsoring today's video guys...
whenyou sign up to use my code because it's the best code as many of you know I've used Squarespace multiple times in the past every time we've had to
makea website whether it was for my merch or just an extra gag that I wanted to put into a video Squarespace has never let me down because I can trust Squarespace because they don't step up these guys anyway what was I saying before oh yeah Mac and me great
moviehighly recommend it it's free on YouTube you can just search it and watch the whole thing for free that's how I watched it final verdict I give Mac and me five stars out of a hundred star what guy I think that's gonna do it for today's video I'd stay and chat a little bit longer but a man and I are leaving to Ireland tomorrow and I have not yet packed so I gotta go do that before she yells at me again once again more tour dates are available now I click the link in the description to see all of those dates and get your tickets holy we did not expect to sell out of most of the tickets so far last week a couple of the venue's naperville we completely sold out to support seriously means the world we are so excited to do these and we're so happy that you guys also seemed excited to see the shows but that also means that if you're interested in one of these new shows that I don't know how long they will last so you'd probably want to wait too long to your tickets if that's something you want to do so we...
are two different people toward calm thank you so much also I got new stickers up and my merge sites at dragoon chop calm oh I should probably stop plugging things is like I said I pack and I also did that whole bit about Mac and me the product placement I'm kind of doing the same thing in my video so I probably should just get out of here and not do that anymore so I think I'll probably just go