Back in the early nineties, Kevin McAllister was the envy of kids everywhere.
He lived in a beautiful big house, he sassed his family without a moment’s hesitation and – best of all – he got to be HOME ALONE for just long enough for it to still be fun, rather than boring and/or a bit scary.
Even the Wet Bandits could only add to Kevin’s slightly sadistic sense of fun .
But the whole premise of Home Alone has now been called into question.
One eagle-eyed viewer has pointed out that Peter McAllister, Kevin’s dad, may be to blame for the whole fiasco in the first film.
He basically bins Kevin’s plane ticket to Paris.
Film fan bobcobble posted a clip of the clip on Reddit.
It’s a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but as you can see it takes place in the scene where Peter is cleaning up all the wet napkins he used to mop up milk Kevin spilled during a heated argument over pizza.
We all missed the fact Kevin’s ticket was being thrown away because it was concealed in the napkins – but a simple close-up reveals the truth.
Of course, it looks like a simple accident – but obviously fans think otherwise, believing it to have been motivated by everything from a desire to put his son in danger to a simple wish for Kevin and Uncle Frank to not tear each other to pieces.
“I’m guessing it’s because Kevin is the one member of the family that Frank didn’t get along with,” one response read.
One fan REALLY went for it with theory, saying:
“He hired those two robbers to rob his house without telling them Kevin would be there, with the plan being that they would panic and kill Kevin (which seems to be what they tried to do by the end).”
Whatever the truth behind the ticket, Kevin proved more than capable of coping with with the demands of, erm, adult life.
And we STILL cry at the end when he gets reunited with his mum.