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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Poster

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Followed by 

Hotel Hell Vacation (2010) (Video)

Spin-off 

American Adventure (2000) (TV Movie)
Hotel Hell Vacation (2010) (Video)

References 

Family Feud (1976) (TV Series)
Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
Magnum, P.I. (1980) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Summer Rental (1985)
A man must overcome all difficulties to spend a vacation with his wife and sons. Also, John Candy appears in both films.
Siskel & Ebert: Who Framed Roger Rabbit/Aria/The Great Outdoors (1988) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says that "The Great Outdoors" (1988) was created to capitalize on the success of the two "Vacation" movies.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Nanny: A Decent Proposal (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)
"National Lampoon's Vacation" is mentioned during an interview.
Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999) (Video)
"She's still up watching Vacation"
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Family road trip
Cover Art: Jason Mraz: Blitzkrieg Bop (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jason.
Blink 182: Greatest Hits (2005) (Video)
"She's still up watching Vacation" (lyrics)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A grandparent dies accompanying a family on a cross-country trip, is wrapped in a bed sheet, and the familiy continues to harbor the corpse
Veronica Mars: Lord of the Pi's (2006) (TV Episode)
Veronica says, "The park is closed; the walrus out front should have told you."
The Sopranos: Soprano Home Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony says "Whoa, National Lampoon's Vacation' when he sees Bobby in a shirt and shorts
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
Chase and D'Angelo reprise their characters
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
A customer wants to rent it.
Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) (TV Episode)
just before he asks his dad if he can borrow his underpants for 10 minutes -- a reference to Anthony Michael Hall's character in "Sixteen Candles", Sean says "Good talk, Dad", a reference to Anthony Michael Hall's character speaking with Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation.
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Still photo shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Is No. 3 on the best Road Trip Romances of all time
Great American Road Trip: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Erica Rico compares her husband Ricardo to Clark Griswold
Supernatural: Point of No Return (2010) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the family truckster and going to wally world
Baby's Day Out Review (2010) (Short)
another comedy written by John Hughes
Phineas and Ferb: Phineas and Ferb's Hawaiian Vacation (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Creeping Creatures (2010) (TV Episode)
The mom and dad in the station wagon in the teaser opening look exactly like Ellen and Clark Griswold, who drove that exact same car in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). The mom is voiced by Beverly D'Angelo (who played Ellen in all of the Vacation movies), while the dad is voiced by a Chevy Chase soundalike (Chevy played Clark in all of the Vacation movies).
Psych: Viagra Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Chief Vick says that she has "put a hold on all vacations," and Shawn adds, "and 'Vacation' sequels; I think the Griswolds have been through quite enough."
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
references Dana Barron having originally played Audrey here.
The Cinema Snob: Porno Midnight Heat (2011) (TV Episode)
"Good thing the movie slowed down just long enough so we could see the Griswolds drive by."
Shameful Sequels: Beethoven's 3rd (2012) (TV Episode)
"Suddenly Judge Reinhold thinks he's Clark Griswold..."
The Apprentice: Ad Hawk (2012) (TV Episode)
Paul Sr. mentions "Clark Griswold"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.138 (2012) (TV Episode)
When Amber Ettinger says that "Griswold" shot John Kennedy, Jay says that he went on a vacation to Walley World
The Cinema Snob: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob plays "Holiday Road" in lieu of "Yakety Sax" for a chase scene
Supernatural: Remember the Titans (2013) (TV Episode)
Clark Griswold mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) (TV Episode)
"You caused Randy Quaid to start drinking, and he was supposed to be sober for his role as Cousin Eddie."
The Awesomes: Robo-Therapy (2013) (TV Episode)
Prock drives a car that looks just like the Wagon Queen Family Truckster
Survivor: Rule in Chaos (2013) (TV Episode)
Colton mentions National Lampoon's Horrible Vacation
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.11 (2013) (TV Episode)
Drew Barrymore says she wants her family to be like the Griswolds going to theme parks
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/One Direction (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Parenthood: Promises (2014) (TV Episode)
Crosby says Adam goes all Clark Griswold on the sleepover.
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
"...piece of shit Clark Griswold mobile..."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned during discussion of the death of Harold Ramis
Starters: Lavender Town: The Untold Story (2014) (TV Episode)
The episode opens up with the song holiday road
The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob encourages viewers to watch this as a proper tribute to Harold Ramis
Shameful Sequels: Vegas Vacation (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike praises this movie
Family Guy: Baby Got Black (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kathryn Upside Down (2014)
Inspired By

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: On the Sunny Side of the Screen (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown as Roger Ebert briefly mentions the movie.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
I Love the '80s: 1983 (2002) (TV Episode)
The Family Truckster (2003) (Video)
clips
20 to 1: Memorable Movie Characters (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Clark Griswold.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Hotels (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best movie hotel scenes
Best! Movies! Ever!: Road Trips (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
20 to 1: Sizzling Superstars (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Christie Brinkley.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.106 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Christie Brinkley in the film is shown

Spoofs 

Psycho (1960)
While Ellen is in the shower, Clark bursts in on her, jokingly imitating the shower scene.
Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)

Spoofed in 

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
Hamton and Plucky share misadventures on there way to HappyWorldLand just as the Grizzwalds in National Lampoon Vacation shared misadventures on the way to WalleyWorld
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Mockingbird song while driving
The Fast Show: Mixa (1996) (TV Episode)
A sketch is a trailer for a film called "Crazy Vacation" which spoofs this movie.
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Johnson Family Vacation is the blackifacation of National Lamphoon Vaction
Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
When they crash the winnebago Brian gets a bloody nose like Rusty and Stewie has the airbag explode late like what happens to Clark
Family Guy: Boys Do Cry (2007) (TV Episode)
while the griffins are driving down the road, a girl in a red ferrari drives up beside peter and flirts with him until she is hit by a truck.
The Irate Gamer: Mario's Time Machine/Mario Is Missing: Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Chris jokingly gives Mario is Missing an alternate title "National Lampoon's Luigi's Vacation" and the ending montage is accompanied by Holiday Road.
American Dad!: The Scarlet Getter (2011) (TV Episode)
Closing credits are a spoof of the film's closing credits
Family Guy: Amish Guy (2011) (TV Episode)
photo montage to same song at end of episode

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