The Wet Bandits are still watching Kevin McCallister twenty-eight years after he was left home alone for Christmas.
Last December, Google released a funny Christmas-themed ad called “Home Alone Again” that saw Macaulay Culkin reprising his role as Kevin McCallister. Featuring a smart home with Google Assistant devices, the company today posted what is essentially a reaction video of Joe Pesci watching that ad.
Joe Pesci starred in 1990’s Home Alone as the incompetent, but hilarious burglar Harry Lyme. He reprised his role in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York two years later, and again very briefly during Home Alone Again.
Google’s new commercial is a remix of the original “Home Alone Again,” cut together with scenes of Pesci watching its Super Bowl premiere.
As Culkin’s ad plays, Pesci alerts his friends, gazes wistfully at the screen and provides unnecessary commentary to explain the jokes. Near the end, he says, “Okay, here’s my big part,” in anticipation of the one line spoken by his character from inside a van, and earns cheers all around. “I nailed it,” he agrees. “I did. I nailed it.”
Pesci has been nailing it in his Hollywood career for years, but if he’s nostalgic for the movie that so many of today’s adults grew up on… he’s definitely not alone.