Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Home Alone Momentssss of the Day: Serveral, Making up for days and maybe an extra to grow on

Kate McCallister: Heather, did you count heads?
Heather McCallister: Eleven, including me. Five boys, six girls, four parents, two drivers, and a partridge in a pear tree. 

Oh how this scene has always made me cringe. I mean, imagine...stepping on those delicate glass ball ornaments. Ehhhhhhh.

Uncle Frank. I'm guessing you're not supposed to like Uncle Frank. I never liked Uncle Frank.
a. he's cheap
Frank McCallister: [talking to Leslie] Wow, that's real crystal. Put it in your purse.
Who does that?!
Also - 
Peter McCallister: Honey the pizza boy need $122 dollars plus tip.
Kate McCallister: For pizza?
Peter McCallister: Ten pizzas times twelve bucks!
Leslie McCallister: Frank, you've got money don't you?
Frank McCallister: Travelers checks.
Kate McCallister: Forget it, Frank. We have cash.
Peter McCallister: You probably have the kind of travelers checks that don't work in France. 
Ewww. Man up, Uncle Frank. Split the pizzas with your bro. 

b. he's not nice to his nephew/Kevin
Frank McCallister: [wiping dregs of soda off of his pants] Look what you did, you little jerk!
[the rest of the family stare irately at Kevin
Why so mean Uncle Frank? Lighten up. Aren't uncles supposed to be cool?

c. he's an idiot
Kate McCallister: How could we do this? We forgot him.
Peter McCallister: We didn't forget him. We just miscounted.
Kate McCallister: What kind of a mother am I?
Frank McCallister: If it makes you feel any better, I forgot my reading glasses. 
Actually, NO, NO it does not make her feel better. 

"No clothes on anybody. Sickening." 

This scene also makes me cringe/want to vomit. They really put Marv through the ringer. 
Fun Fact: Daniel Stern agreed to have the tarantula put on his face for exactly one take. He had to mime screaming because the noise would have scared the spider, and the scream was dubbed in later. 

More later from the brilliant mind of John Hughes....

1 comment:

Ande said...

Oh Alexis, this just made me really happy. My cringe scene is when the iron falls on robbers head... i am drawing a blank on name. larry? the tall robber.