Ah, Home Alone 2. It may not be celebrating a major milestone in 2020 like the original with its 30th anniversary. But as the superior Home Alone (sorry, it’s true, I don’t make the rules), it becomes the focus of some well-deserved mockery on the latest Saturday Night Live.
At first, you think the joke is Kevin McCallister (Melissa Villaseñor) being so self-absorbed and unattuned to the world that he prioritizes spreading Christmas cheer to a bunch of pigeons instead of his homeless friend, the Pigeon Lady (Kristen Wiig). But then the Wet Bandits show up and we take a truly dark (and bloody!) turn.
This sketch is funny mainly because Wiig is a comic master. She turns a relatively mundane parody into something special with her sharp wit, including the way she drops that one pigeon and the final bit of wisdom she shares with Kevin.