Preview: The Unofficial Science of Home Alone

Unofficial Science of Home Alone

Comedians James Acaster, Guz Khan and Alex Brooker have all been obsessed with the classic 1990 comedy Home Alone ever since they were kids. Christmas isn’t Christmas until you’ve watched kid Kevin McAllister, played by Macauley Culkin, set a series of cunning traps to deter the inept burglars “The Wet Bandits” from breaking into his house.

But there’s one big burning question that all Home Alone fans need answering; would Harry & Marv survived those traps in real life? Well, it’s time to find out!

Guz & James will be stepping into the shoes of the Wet Bandits, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, and will be assisted by an engineer as they build their own versions of some of the most memorable boobytraps from the film such as the ‘The Blowtorch to the Head’ and ‘The Swinging Paint Can’. They’ll find out what damage they would do in real life, figure out how science can help them survive the traps, and then use what they’ve learned to take on the stunts themselves as they attempt to catch their very own Kevin McAllister.

And Superfan Alex Brooker is living out his wildest dreams as he heads to the States to meet some of the cast and stuntmen involved in the film, visit some of its iconic locations and learn more about the traps and stunts that Guz and James will be attempting along the way. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

The Unofficial Science of Home Alone

Monday at 9.00pm on Sky Max and Now.

Image: 2022 © Fremantle/Sky UK.

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