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    Frank McCallister
    "Look what you did, you little jerk!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Cheapskate Uncle
    Age: 40s
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Gerry Bamman
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Home Alone


    Frank McCallister is a character from the 1990 Christmas comedy film Home Alone and its 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He is the uncle of Kevin McCallister.

    He was portrayed by Gerry Bamman.

    Why He's Intentionally a Little Jerk

    1. He treats everyone around him, especially Kevin, terribly, and the only characters we ever see him interact with are his own family.
    2. He is a total leech, as in the first film, even though he is the one who retrieves the pizzas for the family dinner, he leaves the responsibility of paying for them to his little brother, Peter, just because it's the latter's house. In the second film, he goes on vacation on his little brother's dime and still acts like a complete idiot. Kevin is VERY right to call him out on being a cheapskate.
    3. He smashes his own son's face up against a wall with a chair and does not show any concern whatsoever. He's more concerned with his own pants being soaked than he his about his own son.
    4. He calls his own 8-year-old nephew, Kevin, a "little jerk" just for spilling some milk. Who, just who, talks to an 8-year-old child, let alone their own nephew, like that?! And for what?! For spilling something?!
    5. During the flight to Paris, he attempts to smuggle some glassware.
    6. He attempts to comfort Kate by comparing the situation of the family forgetting Kevin to the situation of him forgetting is reading glasses, which shows that he does not at all care one bit about his nephew's well-being.
    7. There is a deleted scene from the first film in which he yanks Kevin's pants down.
    8. In the second film, he threatens to beat Kevin up for just looking at him in the shower. To add insult to injury, even though he calls Kevin a "nosy little pervert" when he yells at him to get out of the bathroom, he was the one who left the bathroom door open.
    9. He laughs at Kevin when Buzz humiliates him during the Christmas pageant. He is also the only one in the audience seen laughing when the chorus teacher gets hit in the head by the cardboard Christmas tree. To make matters worse, when Buzz says his prank was immature, Frank insists it was funny, which causes the other family members to give him dirty looks.
    10. He does not get any punishment for his actions, making him a Karma Houdini.
    11. He never redeems himself.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He does at the very least cheer for Kevin when Buzz allows him to be the first one to open up a present at the end of the second film.
    2. Gerry Bamman does a great job playing him in both films.
    3. He has a fair amount of comedic moments.
    4. Even though he was being rude about it, forbearing Kevin from watching Angels with Filthy Souls is understandable since Kevin is only 8 years old and therefore not the appropriate age to watch it.
    5. There is a deleted scene from the second film where he does get his karma. When the McCallisters board a flight to New York after Kevin is tracked down, Frank complains about Kevin ruining another family vacation, to which Kate and Peter stand up and tell him to stop. For whatever reason, however, this scene was ultimately removed from the film, which is sad, as it would have been very nice to see Frank finally get his comeuppance after all the nasty things he's done.
    6. Given how despicable he is, he was clearly meant to be hated.

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