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The things people come up with for cross promotion. When you think of the classic holiday comedy Home Alone, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, you likely think of one thing, Little Nero’s Pizza. At least, you will today, as you can actually buy a Little Nero’s pizza of your own.
To celebrate the film’s anniversary, 20th Century Fox has joined with UberEATS to provide a special dinner and movie package for fans who can’t get enough of Joe Pesci getting hit in the face with a paint can. Using the UberEATS app, you can order a cheese pizza, because that’s all Kevin would eat anyway. You also get a digital HD code for the movie, though we have a hard time believing anybody geeky enough to want to get Home Alone pizza ordered doesn’t already own the Special Edition Blu-Ray. The only catch is, you'll have to live in one of the following locations: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or San Francisco.
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. If you’re a Home Alone fan, but also a bit of a pizza snob, no need to worry. The food is actually being provided by real pizza parlors in each area, so each pizza is actually being made by local vendors - even though it will come in a Little Nero’s box. 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.
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. So feel free to grab a slice and enjoy a trip down memory lane with your new digital version of Home Alone. 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.