In case you missed it, a 38-year-old Macaulay Culkin broke the internet and made all my 90s kid dreams come true with a “Home Alone” themed ad for Google yesterday. Give it a watch…it is 60 seconds of pure throwback brilliance. 1991 nostalgia combined with advertising slick new tech that will make life easier in 2018? YES PLEASE!
Well played, Google. WELL PLAYED.
Home Alone came out when I was in junior high (fine, I’m OLD!) but I loved it as a young teen and I still adore it today. It’s part of our family Christmas tradition to watch it every year with our own three kids, and it was 60 seconds of pure Christmas joy when all three of them watched a 38-year-old Kevin McAllister up to his old tricks in this new commercial! We all had a great family belly laugh!
From the pizza guy to the Kevin’s macaroni and cheese dinner, this was SUCH a fun trip down memory lane…but in the future!
If you want to take a deeper dive into the over-the-top way Google nailed this Home Alone revival, you can also check out a behind-the-scenes video that features Culkin (can I just call him Kevin forever? Because I do.) talking about the experience of going back to the McAllister house and shows how the commercial’s director made sure that every shot was a spot-on copy of the original…with an adult-sized Kevin, of course. It’s almost as fun as watching the commercial itself!
If you’re a child of the 90s, or…have EVER seen Home Alone, take 60 seconds to enjoy this with your family today. You won’t regret it, and if you’re like me, you may just watch it over and over again to catch all the details.
I’m not going to give away any more spoiler because I want you to do yourselves a favor and watch it right now, peeps!! And when you’re done, you can keep the change, ya filthy animal!