Tennis hijacks the Home Alone meme

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Prepare yourself for a mind-blowing piece of information: At 33, Macaulay Culkin is the same age that Daniel Stern was when Home Alone was released. He’s also older than both Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Weird, right?

December means revisiting old holiday cinema classics, and Home Alone, a much-celebrated and timeless movie, got the Internet meme treatment this week. Based on the short, but memorable, “Buzz, your girlfriend … woof!” scene, you can go over to, upload a picture and make a pretty amusing GIF.

We decided to put ourselves in players’ shoes and create a few GIFs that might evoke the look of abject horror, disgust and fear that flashes across young Kevin McCallister’s face when he looks at the mystery photo.

Rafael Nadal:

Maria Sharapova:

Novak Djokovic:

Roger Federer:

Serena Williams:

Pete Sampras:

On-court Fashion Police:

Off-court Fashion Police:

Martina Hingis (and probably Nicole Vaidisova too):

David Nalbandian:

John McEnroe:

Viktor Troicki:

Sloane Stephens:

Jimmy Connors:

Have any combinations of your own? Head over to and post your GIFs in the comments.

  • Published On Dec 13, 2013

    OMG!!! This is the FUNNIEST thing I've seen in a LONG LONG LONG LONG time. I'm cracking up over here.


    please, PLEASE,  P L E A S E ,  let the offseason end so I have better stuff to read.  Apologies to Douglas Perry who's always nailing it.