Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Wednesday, 11/28, ABC Family, 5 PM
ABC Family loves fake sequels (Mean Girls 2 anyone?), so it makes sense that they’d show the straight-to-TV fifth installment of the classic Christmas series. This latest movie has a haunted house plot and is set in Maine instead of the usual Chicago.
Holiday Cheer Level: About the amount that could be found in Joe Pesci’s gold tooth. The Holiday Heist has the audacity to let the star make the classic Home Alone face. Blasphemy!
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Defining ’90s Vehicle: Home Alone
Potential Louie Role: In a callback to last season’s Afghanistan two-parter, Culkin plays a soldier that saw Louie’s USO gig and comes out to one of his New York gigs while he’s on temporary leave. What follows is an extended Last Detail homage, where Louie and some of his comedy pals try to show the guy a good time before he head back to the front. The episode fades out with Louie watching Culkin boarding the bus to his base at the Port Authority, smiling sadly and then dropping a dollar into the cup of a homeless guy sitting in the station with a sign announcing that he’s a war veteran — an oh-so-wry comment on the young soldier’s potential future.
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