Macaulay Culkin Brings Back Kevin From 'Home Alone' For New Google Christmas Commercial

Macaulay Culkin Brings Back Kevin From 'Home Alone' For New Google Christmas Commercial
Credit: Source: Macaulay Culkin/Twitter

Macaulay Culkin went viral today after sharing a video to his Twitter account that was based on his Home Alone character. The Google Assistant commercial went viral as it featured a grown-up Kevin who was home alone for the holidays. The commercial recreated many top moments from the classic Christmas movie and garnered more than 170,000 likes in less than six hours.

This isn't the first time Culkin recreated the Kevin role. In 2015, he starred in the debut DRYVRS episode where he portrayed Kevin who had grown up to become a slightly disheveled, manic car service driver.

That video also went viral and many viewed it as a return for Culkin who had up-to-then focused on art, Pizzaunderground, and lived an eclectic lifestyle while creating Andy Warhol parodies.

You may see Macaulay Culkin in the DRYVRS episode "Just Me In The House By Myself" in the video player below. (warning, graphic language)

The Google Assistant ad Home Alone Again  presents a clean-cut, friendlier adult version of Kevin who once again is home alone for Christmas. Only this time, Kevin has the assistance of Google to help with any mishaps that may come his way.

Some of the top scenes recreated in the commercial include the aftershave scene, Kevin jumping on the bed, the fireplace, cardboard cut out, the pizza delivery guy and the movie quote "Keep the change, you filthy animal," and of course, Operation Kevin.

The Internet wasted no time responding to the ad and pointed out that Kevin still lives at home and seems to continually fight off Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

While neither Pesci no Stern appeared in the video, a voice that sounded like Pesci's was included in the end. It is unclear if that was, in fact, Pesci's voice.

After the video went viral, Culkin spent a little time on Twitter reading through questions and answering them.

Culkin completed Seth Green's upcoming film Changeland and in 2017 filmed the Natasha Lyonne musical short Cabiria, Charity, Chastity  with Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen.

Many people shared their feelings on Twitter that it is time for Culkin to return to the silver screen? What do you think?


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