History YMMV / HomeAlone

9th Jan '18 8:06:29 PM KatieinSerenity
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** Uncle Frank commenting that they won't catch the plane in time, as it leaves in 45 minutes. While it's meant to demonstrate his pessimistic and cynical nature, he's right. It takes at least 30 minutes to get from where they live to O'Hare Airport, not counting the heavy traffic on the road and at the airport becuase it's Christmas. If this was real life, he would be right.

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** Uncle Frank commenting that they won't catch the plane in time, as it leaves in 45 minutes. While it's meant to demonstrate his pessimistic and cynical nature, he's right. It takes at least 30 minutes to get from where they live to O'Hare Airport, not counting the heavy traffic on the road and at the airport becuase because it's Christmas. If this was real life, he would be right.
** The police officer who goes to the [=McCallisters'=] home to check on Kevin simply makes a cursory evaluation of the house, declares it to be secure, and says that the family should count their kids again. But if one is tempted to call this officer an idiot for thinking that these parents had somehow miscounted their children, one should remember that the [=McCallisters=] actually ''did'' do that when they were travelling to Paris.
9th Jan '18 7:36:27 PM KatieinSerenity
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** Kevin is going to sleep in his parents' bed, and gazes longingly at a portrait of his family - Kevin, his four older siblings, and their parents. Still believing that he had somehow magically made his family disappear, Kevin says that he didn't mean it, and promises to never be a pain again if his family would just come back to him. One of the [[DeletedScene Deleted Scenes]] is a longer and even more touching version of this, combining Kevin's desperate plea with shots of his father and older siblings in Paris, all unable to sleep because they are so worried about Kevin (except for Buzz, who is sleeping like a log). In particular, Megan looks like she has been crying.
7th Jan '18 10:15:19 AM nombretomado
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: For the first two movies, two words - Creator/JohnWilliams. Especially the ''Nutcracker Suite''-type music for the family racing to the airport and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA cue for Kevin laying the traps]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: For the first two movies, two words - Creator/JohnWilliams.Music/JohnWilliams. Especially the ''Nutcracker Suite''-type music for the family racing to the airport and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA cue for Kevin laying the traps]].
30th Dec '17 10:26:44 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Mr. Hector disadvising Kate for looking for Kevin by herself. While he's just as sleazy as he was towards Kevin, he's right that looking for a lost child in New York at night is a bad idea, especially for a sole, wealthy lady. The film doesn't treat it as such and he gets slapped by her.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: StrawmanHasAPoint:
** Uncle Frank commenting that they won't catch the plane in time, as it leaves in 45 minutes. While it's meant to demonstrate his pessimistic and cynical nature, he's right. It takes at least 30 minutes to get from where they live to O'Hare Airport, not counting the heavy traffic on the road and at the airport becuase it's Christmas. If this was real life, he would be right.
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Mr. Hector disadvising Kate for looking for Kevin by herself. While he's just as sleazy as he was towards Kevin, he's right that looking for a lost child in New York at night is a bad idea, especially for a sole, wealthy lady. The film doesn't treat it as such and he gets slapped by her.
27th Dec '17 8:01:02 AM JamesAustin
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* CaliforniaDoubling: O'Hare International Airport represents itself as well as Charles de Gaulle Airport.
27th Dec '17 7:59:00 AM JamesAustin
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* HamAndCheese: Creator/TimCurry in the sequel, per usual.

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* HamAndCheese: Creator/TimCurry in the sequel, per usual.usual, is hamming it up playing his role in a tongue-in-cheek manner.



** Marv's [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl girly scream]] was the basis for a popular Website/{{YTMND}} fad. Sites with unsuspecting titles would reveal itself with Marv's spider scream turned up to speaker-shattering levels. The name of the fad? "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
*** Made more amusing as Daniel Stern gives the exact same scream in ''Film/CitySlickersIITheLegendOfCurlysGold'', implying that it really is his normal scream.
** And of course, Kevin's [[ItMakesSenseInContext hands-on-cheeks scream]], which is apparently a must for any ''Home Alone'' [[TheParody parody]].
*** Kevin screaming in general qualifies.

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** Marv's [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl girly scream]] was the basis for a popular Website/{{YTMND}} fad. Sites with unsuspecting titles would reveal itself with Marv's spider scream turned up to speaker-shattering levels. The name of the fad? "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
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"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" Made more amusing as Daniel Stern gives the exact same scream in ''Film/CitySlickersIITheLegendOfCurlysGold'', implying that it really is his normal scream.
** And of course, Kevin's [[ItMakesSenseInContext hands-on-cheeks scream]], which is apparently a must for any ''Home Alone'' [[TheParody parody]].
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parody]]. Kevin screaming in general qualifies.



** ''LOOK WHAT YA DID, YOU LITTLE JERK!''
*** ''GET OUTTA HERE, YOU NOSY LITTLE PERVERT, OR I'M GONNA SLAP YOU SILLY!''

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** ''LOOK Uncle Frank's "''LOOK WHAT YA DID, YOU LITTLE JERK!''
*** ''GET
JERK!''" and "''GET OUTTA HERE, YOU NOSY LITTLE PERVERT, OR I'M GONNA SLAP YOU SILLY!''SILLY!''"



** UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo sparked a number of memes during and after the 2016 election. [[http://imgur.com/gallery/lNIUW9f The first]] was that him giving a unsupervised kid the wrong directions would make him unsuitable for presidency. Later, when the infamous «grab 'em on the pussy» clip leaked, that line was dubbed in after he says «down by the hall» in some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9blE0liN0 Youtube clips that went viral]]. However, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn after he was elected]], a third meme said [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919318/Keep-drinking-Web-users-shocked-Trump-s-surprise-victory-react-string-tongue-cheek-memes.html «you didn't see Hillary helping Kevin.]]

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** UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second movie sparked a number of memes during and after the 2016 election. [[http://imgur.com/gallery/lNIUW9f The first]] was that him giving a unsupervised kid the wrong directions would make him unsuitable for presidency. Later, when the infamous «grab "grab 'em on the pussy» pussy" clip leaked, that line was dubbed in after he says «down "down by the hall» hall" in some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9blE0liN0 Youtube YouTube clips that went viral]]. However, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn after he was elected]], elected, a third meme said [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919318/Keep-drinking-Web-users-shocked-Trump-s-surprise-victory-react-string-tongue-cheek-memes.html «you "you didn't see Hillary helping Kevin.]]"]]



* OneSceneWonder: Real estate mogul turned [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents U.S. President]] UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film.



* SpiritualAdaptation: It (or at least the ending) is basically a kid-friendly ''Film/DieHard''. Need some proof? Take a look at [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19710_6-movies-inadvertently-remade-as-other-movies.html this article]] from ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', and also consider that HomeAloneAntics is a SubTrope of ProtectThisHouse, which itself is a SubTrope of DieHardOnAnX.

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* SpiritualAdaptation: It (or at least The ending of the ending) first film is considered to be basically a kid-friendly ''Film/DieHard''. Need some proof? Take a look at [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19710_6-movies-inadvertently-remade-as-other-movies.html this article]] from ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', and also consider that HomeAloneAntics is a SubTrope of ProtectThisHouse, which itself is a SubTrope of DieHardOnAnX.
26th Dec '17 7:08:55 PM KoopaKid17
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** UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo sparked a number of memes during and after the 2016 election. [[http://imgur.com/gallery/lNIUW9f The first]] was that him giving a unsupervised kid the wrong directions would make him unsuitable for presidency. Later, when the infamous «grab 'em on the pussy» clip leaked, that line was dubbed in after he says «down by the hall» in some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9blE0liN0 Youtube clips that went viral]]. However, after he was elected, a third meme said [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919318/Keep-drinking-Web-users-shocked-Trump-s-surprise-victory-react-string-tongue-cheek-memes.html «you didn't see Hillary helping Kevin.]]

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** UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo sparked a number of memes during and after the 2016 election. [[http://imgur.com/gallery/lNIUW9f The first]] was that him giving a unsupervised kid the wrong directions would make him unsuitable for presidency. Later, when the infamous «grab 'em on the pussy» clip leaked, that line was dubbed in after he says «down by the hall» in some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9blE0liN0 Youtube clips that went viral]]. However, [[ItWillNeverCatchOn after he was elected, elected]], a third meme said [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3919318/Keep-drinking-Web-users-shocked-Trump-s-surprise-victory-react-string-tongue-cheek-memes.html «you didn't see Hillary helping Kevin.]]
26th Dec '17 2:37:05 PM kquinn0830
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* EscapistCharacter: In the first two films, Kevin gets to live out many a kid's dream by getting to live alone and do whatever he wants be it jumping on the bed without consequence or riding a limo to a toy store.
26th Dec '17 2:15:58 PM Alden2
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--->"You know, we went back at night, and apparently he had been alone all day with the corpse. He was okay, though. After two, three weeks, he came around and started talking again."

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--->"You know, we went back at night, and apparently he had been alone all day with the corpse. He was okay, though. After two, three six, seven weeks, he came around and started talking again."
25th Dec '17 9:12:38 PM Sabrewing
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** Skull fracture with epidural hematoma. Marv is dead. *OneUp sound* [[labelnote:Explanation]]Honest Action on Website/YouTube examined what real injuries Harry and Marv would suffer from the traps. Kevin throwing bricks at Marv's face in ''2'' is met with the above analysis for ''each individual brick''.[[/labelnote]]

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** Skull fracture with epidural hematoma. Marv is dead. *OneUp sound* [[labelnote:Explanation]]Honest Action on Website/YouTube examined [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WKgNyvsNDM examined]] what real injuries Harry and Marv would suffer from the traps. Kevin throwing bricks at Marv's face in ''2'' is met with the above analysis for ''each individual brick''.[[/labelnote]]
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