This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of my all time favorite childhood movies, Home Alone. The film, which was written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, was released in 1990, and I committed its dialogue to memory a few years later.
Though the film contains numerous memorable scenes, I'm sure all Home Alone fans can recall the scene when young Kevin searches through his brother, Buzz's belongings and finds a picture of his girlfriend:
And then utters that brilliant line "Buzz, your girlfriend... WOOF!"
And let's be fair, she was unique looking:
But, despite being lead to believe that it was an excited looking young lady in that photograph, it turns out that it was actually a boy!
According to Devin Ratray, who played Buzz in the film, the Home Alone producers thought it would be much too cruel to cast a young lady as Buzz's girlfriend, so instead they cast a young boy! Back in 2013 Ratray told Yahoo! that the boy in the picture was the son of the art director on the film!
IMDB lists Dan Webster as the art director for Home Alone, so if anyone out there knows of (or is) the son of Dan Webster, please get in contact — we'd love to see a before and after photo!
Did you know Buzz's girlfriend was actually a dude in disguise?