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A Green Thumb for Macaulay

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A Green Thumb for Macaulay - the star of Home Alone finds himself forever changed after he tries to hitchhike in a field of gamma rays... THUMB SMASH!!! Okay, it’s really a short about a family planning their garden, but still… THUMB SMASH!!!

It’s a classic 60s informational short about improving your home, which means it’s really a secret commercial for something. In this case? A line of gardening tools! An exceptionally vintage American family, complete with an odd kid and a dachshund, sets out to landscape their massive average-family yard (again, it was the 60s, average people had massive yards back then). 

They travel to the gardening store, which fortunately for the wife has a section of “Lighter Tools for Women” (no, really, it’s in the short!). The married couple have a strangely deep bond with the guy who works there, considering they are new to gardening. What’s really going on between these people and Arthur, the friendly gardening store guy? It’s all in the subtext, and that’s what we’re here for!

Rake, hoe, dig, but most importantly, buy buy buy, it’s fun to be a consumer who consumes! No gardening tools required to join Mike, Kevin and Bill for A Green Thumb for Macaulay!

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Legacy devices (53.33 MB)
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High (TV) (260.57 MB)
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HD Medium (261.52 MB)
HD High (1.45 GB)

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Average: 9.2 (85 votes)

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Release date

March 14, 2020


13 minutes