It’s been eight years since Joe Pesci has been in a movie, and now the famous actor has a hilarious reason to come out of retirement — recreating one of his most iconic characters for a Google Assistant ad.
Late last year, former co-star Macaulay Culkin appeared in a Google Assistant ad playing a grown-up version of Kevin McCallister, his character from beloved 1990s classic Home Alone.
Pesci, who also plays himself in the ad, is watching TV at a Super Bowl party with friends when the McCallister ad comes on.
The 75-year-old-actor tries to explain the ad to his friends — particularly the significance of Culkin being “home alone.”
Pesci then goes on to describe the scenes that were replicated from the original movie — notably the clip of Kevin applying aftershave — adding enthusiastically, “except he’s big now.”
The legendary actor even cracks up laughing when Culkin shows his age — having to gingerly lower himself from the bed he was jumping on.
He then preps his friends for his “big part” in the ad, where he delivers his line: “Better get outta here before somebody sees us”, as his van drives off.
Pesci’s mates begin to cheer as the ad comes to an end — with one of his friends saying “you nailed it.”
After the tagline of the ad is revealed — “Make Google do it” — a pleased Pesci is seen ending the commercial by stating, “I nailed it. I did, I nailed it.”
Culkin himself took to Twitter to respond to the ad, joking that Pesci didn’t have to get in to costume like he did.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk)
The Goodfellas star announced his retirement in 1999, but the Google Ad isn’t the first time he’s returned to the spotlight.
He made a cameo appearance in pal Robert De Niro’s second directorial film, The Good Shepherd and also starred in 2010s Love Ranch.
He also has an upcoming movie The Irishman, reuniting him with Goodfellas director Martin Scorsese, which debuts on Netflix sometime in 2019.