Margo : All right then, if you’re not man enough to put an end to this shit, then I am. Margo : I hope he falls and breaks his neck.
Nicolette Scorsese is best know for playing the super sexy bikini babe in “A Christmas Vacation.” Guess what she looks like now!
Try to avoid repeating a year-end bonus mistake a la Clark Griswold in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” He makes an advance payment to install a swimming pool in his backyard, only to be presented with a Jelly of the Month Club membership instead.
Clark: Is there anything else I can do for you, Uncle Lewis? Ellen: He’s an old man. This may be his last Christmas .
Ellen calls Clark ” Sparky ” in all four Vacation movies. In the DVD commentary for this movie, Chevy Chase said that the nickname was Beverly D’Angelo’s idea, and she still affectionately calls him Sparky . This was the final film in the Vacation franchise before her death.
The ” W ” in Clark W . Griswold stands for Wilhelm.
|Edward ” Eddie” Johnson||Randy Quaid||Randy Quaid|
|Catherine Johnson||Miriam Flynn||Miriam Flynn|
|Cousin Vicki||Jane Krakowski|
Chevy earned $6 million for 1989’s ” Christmas Vacation “. That’s the same as $12.5 million in today’s dollars. He earned another $6 million for 1992’s “Memoirs of an Invisible Man”. He earned $4 million for “Cops and Robbersons”, $2 million for “Man of the House” and $4 million for “Vegas Vacation “.
Sadly, Aunt Bethany was Questel’s last role. She passed away in 1998 at 89 years old. RIP John Randolph – Clark Griswold, Sr. John Randolph was already a seasoned actor when he appeared in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation .
Ellen calls Clark “Sparky” in all four Vacation movies. In the DVD commentary for this movie, Chevy Chase said that the nickname was Beverly D’Angelo’s idea, and she still affectionately calls him Sparky. Because Anthony Michael Hall declined to reprise his role as Rusty , the producers decided to re-cast both children.
To receive a bonus of $11,166.85 , Clark would have been making an estimated $587,728.95 .
At the core, it’s a Christmas movie about a wacky family man—who works in Chicago as a food chemist (well, “additive designer” according to the script). That’s right. Look around Clark Griswold’s office in the film. See anything interesting?
Clark : Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead? Eddie : Naw, I’m doing just fine, Clark.
All the presents that were on the credenza when Clark went in to give his to Mr. Shirley, are identically shaped, and likely the same gift . It is a desk organizer. When this movie came out, pen sets came in an L-shaped arrangement.
The story includes references to several iconic scenes in the movie, like when the Griswolds struggle to find the perfect Christmas tree, Aunt Bethany wraps up her cat (which is a dog in John’s piece), and Catherine’s disastrous turkey.