Have come to the conclusion that MAC FUCKING RULES and that I am quite possible a Mac/Doug fan. Entirely from the basketball scene and the diner scene - what the fuck was up with the twee way that Mac munched on that fry after Doug was all "Excuse us, we need to chat"? I mean, the second I get a new computer, I am screencapping the hell out of that fucking scene. Because dude. It was AWESOME. I love ya, Mac. Don't ever change.
My mum watched "Buddy System" with me (and even put up with me pausing every two minutes to laugh my ass off or ramble about whatever I was reminded of at that moment). After Mac's first appearance, I paused and went all "Dude, new guy's like Hansen! Well, a Hansen about to snap. Maybe Hansen after the whole 'whoops, put you in prison' thing. Dude seriously looks like he's gonna show up to school the next day with a machete and make his way through the halls." Later, after the b-ball scene (which reminded me of "High High" and Booker's b-ball skillz), I paused again. "I was wrong. Mac's like... like a bizarre Hansen-Booker lovechild." My mother stared at me for a second, and then went all "Yeah... he IS." And we both shuddered, because Hansen and Booker Do Not Like Each Other That Way, But Both of Them Like Penhall That Way. Then she went to bed and I watched the beginning of "Poison". After the diner scene, I paused the show again and stared for a second. "Huh. I was wrong. Mac's not Hansen and Booker's love child, he's Booker and Penhall's! Or quite possibly all three of them in some sort of creepy genetic experiment."
(Side note: for future references, if I refer to a character named Mac as twee and/or flaming, I am talking about 21 Jump Street Mac, not CSI: NY Mac. If you think I'll ever call CSI!Mac flaming, you have serious issues and should see a psychologist ASAP.)
Oh, and for someone whose favorite character is Penhall and who dislikes Hansen, I sure as hell have a lot of Hansen icons and few Penhall ones.