Little Nero’s Is Becoming A Real Thing Today Because Home Alone Still Holds Up

6 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Keep the change, ya filthy animal! ‘Home Alone’ pizzas available via Uber.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Christmas comedy, 20th Century Fox has partnered with Uber to offer delivery of “a lovely cheese pizza” from the film’s fictional restaurant chain, Little Nero’s Pizza.

One of the most iconic scenes from the contemporary holiday classic is when young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) uses the fictional film noir Angels with Filthy Souls to scare the hell out of the Little Nero’s Pizza guy. Hungry Home Aloners eager to relive 8-year-old Kevin McCallister’s memorable pizza delivery scene can order through the UberEATS option in the Uber app. According to USA Today, Uber drivers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco will be dressing up like delivery guys from the fictional pizza company, complete with Little Nero’s logos on their cars. Pizza from local restaurants — New Yorkers will get their pies from Numero 28 — will come disguised in a Little Nero’s box, delivered by Uber partners.

As if the pizza promotion weren’t enough, the iconic family film will also return to theaters on Sunday and Wednesday in special screenings nationwide. You also get a digital HD code for the movie, though we have a hard time believing anybody geeky enough to want to get pizza ordered doesn’t already own the Special Edition Blu-Ray. The Uber stunt isn’t the only throwback to the film’s pizza lore — “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin has his own pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band. The 35-year-old former child star’s band, the Pizza Underground, has recorded songs such as “Papa John Says,” “Pizza Gal” and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice.”

If you should partake in this order, your delicious cheeze pizza will be delivered by a driver dressed with a Little Nero’s hat, as well as that iconic car sign that promises, “no fiddlin’ around” with your order. But here, let me distract you with that pizza scene from Home Alone: Home Alone is one of those movies that I end up watching about five times by accident over the course of November and December, but since I don’t remember seeing it in theaters, I might head to my local cineplex to check it out on the big screen.

This does also mean that Little Nero’s quality could be very different from one region to another, so be sure to consult USA Today’s list of specific locations. Plus, I’m excited to hang this awesome print by Matt Ryan for the holidays after purchasing it last year: Anyway, get yourself a cheese pizza and just hope that Buzz doesn’t eat it.

As obscure as the pizza connection is, even if it is involved in the memorable “keep the change ya filthy animal” scene, it goes to show how well the film has survived up to this point. The film was written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, and made a kid with the odd name Macaulay Culkin a household name for the next several years.

It was so popular that they literally made the same movie over again a few years later when they made the sequel, and then made it over again a couple more times with other actors, because Hollywood can’t help themselves. If you need an excuse to order pizza today, and we don’t know why you would, as pizza is an excuse unto itself, there are worse ones to come up with. Two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

Or you can just cut out the middle man and check out all the great booby traps in order of awesomeness right here, as we here at Cinema Blend don’t fiddle around either.

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