Saturday, February 10, 2007

Breaking: Mac's LOST

So Season 3 of LOST returned this week after a four-month hiatus and imagine our surpise when we saw who wound up in the first show back as a new character, an “Other” … none other than Mac from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia aka Rob McElhenney, the FX sitcom’s creator and co-star, and a native Philadelphian.

It turns out that several writers of LOST are apparently big fans of Always Sunny and when they met McElhenney at a dinner, they invited him to tour the LOST campus in LA.
I just wanted to see how a real show functions. I went on to the Disney lot, and it's this big, beautiful office, with arcade games... and I met Damon [Lindelof, LOST co-creator]. And he kind of gave me a tour, and he said, 'Hey, if you ever want to be on the show, let me know.' And I was like, 'Yes, I will be on the show, please.' "
So, McElhenney made his LOST debut this Wednesday in the episode “Not in Portland.” Does a decent job too.

In other news, look for Always Sunny to begin shooting in Philadelphia for the show’s upcoming third season in a few weeks (sometime in March). We hope to god that it’s warmer by then — the city can come across a little bleak on film in the wintertime.

Here’s a recap of the episode; McElhenney shows up around 1:35.

McElhenney goes to dinner, scores free trip to Hawaii [Philadelphia Daily News]
LOST Character Profile: Aldo [Lostpedia]

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