Holiday-movie lovers are bound to get a kick out of this newly-released web series in which Macaulay Culkin reprises his Home Alone role as a grown-up version of Kevin McCallister.
Looking back on the 1990 film Home Alone, Kevin McCallister’s family accidentally leaves the eight-year-old behind when they head on Christmas vacation. And while Kevin’s time away from his parents could have been fun, he instead had to fend off two burglars from robbing his home.
Although the Home Alone franchise has five installments, we don’t see Kevin after the 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Which begs the questions: what ever happened to him?
Thanks to Jack Dishel, singer and songwriter of Only Son, we finally have an answer.
Disherl has a comedy web series called :DRYVRS in which he stars as an on-demand car service passenger who encounters strange drivers. His latest chauffeur? The modern day Kevin McCallister played by Culkin.
In the first episode of the web series released Thursday, Dishel gets picked up by an aggravated McCallister who doesn’t know how to drive. When Dishel takes the wheel, McCallister shares his story from the backseat.
“It’s Christmas time. It’s [expletive] Christmas. And your whole family goes on vacation, and they forget their eight-year-old [expletive] son all by yourself for a week,” McCallister tells Dishel. “I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders…I still have nightmares about this bald, weirdo dude chasing me around, talking like Yosemite Sam, ‘I’m gonna pull your fingernails out! I’m gonna get you, you little scamp!’”
And McCallister, the self-described “cutest [expletive] eight-year-old in the universe,” can’t understand how his parents forgot him yet remembered to bring his brother, who he didn’t many kind words for.
Upon arriving at Dishel’s destination, a gunman appears of nowhere and demands the duo exit the car. But McCallister, of course, has a plan up his sleeve.
Within moments, Home Alone fans are hit with nostalgia as the ingenious and mischievous McCallister takes action, burning the gunman’s hand with a coat hanger and tying him up with rope.
It appears the all-grown-up version of Kevin McCallister isn’t too different from his eight-year-old self after all — or is he?
Walbert Castillo is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student and former USA TODAY College correspondent.