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20 Years of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Discussion in 'Pop Culture Board' started by Crown Royal, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Crown Royal

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    I was twelve years old when my dad took me to see this movie on opening night at the Century theatre in London back in 1989. I remember seeing people practically falling into the aisles in an incredible display of mass fits of laughter for over 90 minutes. Everybody was in stiches from the rapid-fire gags this movie spit out, while keeping well in touch with the holiday spirit at the same time. I NEVER tire of watching this film every December. There's so many hilarious moments I could bring up, but my favourite of all had to be:

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    FOCUS: Talk about your favourite memories of this classic.
     
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    The rant, without question.

     
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    This is probably one of very few third installments of a movie franchise that rivals or is even better than the original. I swear I cry laughing every time the squirrel flies out of the tree. I also liked the part where he lubes up his sled and blows through the hillside. The whole sequence of the house christmas lights being lit is great too. I absolutely refuse to a acknowledge that there is a direct to video sequel to this film.
     
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    As soon as I saw the title to this thread, the only thing I could think of was "Shitter's full!"

    I was only 6 when this movie came out, but I remember watching it on video nearly every christmas after it came out. It's one of my dad's favorite holiday movies, and watching him crack up is almost as funny as watching the movie.
     
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    And whoever "Mary" is, thank you for existing. This woman was BEYOND hot. Her diving board striptease is a spank bank filler if there ever was one.
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    Also, am I the only one who dies laughing when Snots is choking on the bone under the table? I piss myself every time. Fuck this. I'm throwing this movie in the player right now.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and assume this thread came to fruition because the movie is on AMC right now.

    I would find a funny video from YouTube to post, but I'm busy watching the first of what is usually around 20 viewings during December each year.

    Oh, and I own the shirt shown below:

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    God bless AMC for having it on every night this week.

    My favorite scene has got to be the cat chewing on the christmas light cord. I cry from laughter every time. I'm giggling like a retard just thinking of it.

    P.S. The diving board scene is on now. Life is good.
     
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    Saw it in the theater myself.

    Clark: "Are you nervous about Santa coming?"
    Young niece: "Shittin' bricks."
    Clark: "You know, you shouldn't say that..."
    Young niece: "Sorry. Shittin' rocks."
     
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    "Where do you plan on putting that tree, Griswold?"

    "Bend over and I'll show you"
     
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    "You got a lot of nerve talking to me like that!"

    "I wasn't talking to YOU."

    So classic.
     
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    I die every time:

    Clark: Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah
     
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    Apparently I was 1 when this came out, but this is one of my favorite holiday movies, along with Elf. My mom bought it on DVD a few years ago and will throw it in and play it non-stop while she's doing any Christmas cooking in the kitchen. When my girlfriend told me she had never seen it, I just sat there with a confused look on my face. How can you have not seen this movie? I just understand how that's even possible.
     
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    This is my favorite Christmas movie, and unlike you youngins' I was 18 when this hit the theaters. I remember my father saying after we saw it that he was going to buy it as soon as it came out on VHS(that's right, I said VHS). This was significant because at the time I don't think we owned any movies, only rented.

    Another classic that gets played a lot in my houshold is Bill Murry's Scrooged. Ironically, it's about the same age as Christmas Vacation.

    Props man: I can't get the antlers glued to this little guy. We tried Crazy Glue, but it don't work.
    Frank Cross: Did you try staples?
     
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    Clark:.....Merry Christmas.
    Marry: My name is Mary!
    Clark: No shit?!
     
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    No mention of Uncle Louis yet? For shame. Every one of his lines is gold.

    "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant."

    "That ain't the friggin' Christmas Star, Griz. It's a light over the sewage treatment plant."



    What I love about the flick, despite the slapstick, is that all the setups are taken straight out of holiday gatherings. I do believe it was John Hughes who did the screenplay and he nailed it.
     
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    Watching the movie has become a family tradition for me and my siblings. We gather round after the Turkey day dinner and get loaded while watching Christmas Vacation. Its pointless for us to have any sound on, I think between us we can recite the movie perfectly.

    Definitely watched this movie more than any other movie.
     
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    "Bethany! You shouldn't have done that!

    Oh dear, did I break wind?

    Jesus Bethany, did the room clear out?"
     
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    I have a confession to make...
    I have never seen this movie. All of my friends have seen it and love it and tell me I'm weird, but between A Christmas Story and Home Alone, I just haven't gotten around to it. That will change this year. In fact, I'm renting it tomorrow.
    I apologize for disappointing you all and dishonoring my family in this way.


    (oh, I haven't seen Elf either. Looks like tomorrow will be a double feature.)
     
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    I always imagine Elaine Benes and Newman dognapping Snots.

    Surely that happened off camera.
     
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    Clark: "Hey, Kids, I heard on the news that an airline pilot spotted Santa's sleigh on it's way in from New York City."

    Eddie: "You serious, Clark?"