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Joe Pesci celebrates the acting of Joe Pesci in new Google ad

Joe Pesci’s popped up in a few projects since “retiring” from acting in 1999—a Snickers commercial here, a Good Shepherd cameo there—but his leading role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Irishman feels like a real comeback for the actor, who scored an Oscar for his turn in the director’s Goodfellas. Now, in advance of that film’s Netflix release later this year, Pesci’s returned in a new ad for Google Assistant.


There’s a meta component to the whole thing, with Pesci and his pals watching a different Google ad, this one a Home Alone parody starring an adult Macaulay Culkin that aired in December. Pesci, in a nod to one of Twitter’s best memes, hilariously explains to his buddies that Culkin’s character is “home alone” as they wait for Pesci’s single line, a voiceover recycled from the original film. “I nailed it, I did, I nailed it,” Pesci says, proud as proud can be.

Watch the full ad above.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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