National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
A man must overcome all difficulties to spend a vacation with his wife and sons. Also, John Candy appears in both films.
Gene Siskel says that "The Great Outdoors" (1988) was created to capitalize on the success of the two "Vacation" movies.
"Why does Chevy Chase keep going on vacation when only bad things happen?" "Okay. Okay. Well, then how come he never notices that he has different kids?"
Video case is shown in a video store.
Fran mentions the movie by name.
"National Lampoon's Vacation" is mentioned during an interview.
"She's still up watching Vacation"
Family road trip
Mentioned by Jason.
"She's still up watching Vacation" (lyrics)
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 says, "The park is closed; the walrus out front should have told you."
Tony says "Whoa, National Lampoon's Vacation' when he sees Bobby in a shirt and shorts
Chase and D'Angelo reprise their characters
Video case is shown.
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.
Still photo shown.
DVD is shown in a video store.
Is No. 3 on the best Road Trip Romances of all time
Erica Rico compares her husband Ricardo to Clark Griswold
Adam mentions the family truckster and going to wally world
another comedy written by John Hughes
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).
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."
references Dana Barron having originally played Audrey here.
"Good thing the movie slowed down just long enough so we could see the Griswolds drive by."
"Suddenly Judge Reinhold thinks he's Clark Griswold..."
Paul Sr. mentions "Clark Griswold"
When Amber Ettinger says that "Griswold" shot John Kennedy, Jay says that he went on a vacation to Walley World
Snob plays "Holiday Road" in lieu of "Yakety Sax" for a chase scene
Clark Griswold mentioned
Christmas Vacation (1989) is the sequel to National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and European Vacation (1985).
"You caused Randy Quaid to start drinking, and he was supposed to be sober for his role as Cousin Eddie."
Cousin Eddie is mentioned
Prock drives a car that looks just like the Wagon Queen Family Truckster
Colton mentions National Lampoon's Horrible Vacation
Drew Barrymore says she wants her family to be like the Griswolds going to theme parks
Referenced by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Crosby says Adam goes all Clark Griswold on the sleepover.
"...piece of shit Clark Griswold mobile..."
title mentioned during discussion of the death of Harold Ramis
The episode opens up with the song holiday road
Snob encourages viewers to watch this as a proper tribute to Harold Ramis
Mike praises this movie
Mentioned in dialogue
mentioned once/poster shown
Danny Kanell says he likes the entire National Lampoon vacation series, including the original
Adam wears a Walley World t-shirt.
"...in this version, when Clark Griswold can't get into Wally World, he plugs the security guard's eyes out."
Mr. Lefkovitz says that he has been a "'Fangelo' ever since 'Vacation.'"
"Long gone are the days of Vacation and Animal House..."
"You may think you hate the 1958 model Wagon Queen Family Truckster, but wait till you drive it."
There are several nods to the original film throughout. A picture of the original cast is seen Rusty's photo album.
Ed Helms talks about the predecessor to his new film Vacation
Brad says the original is better than the 2015 reboot
Mentioned by DiNozzo
"The dog pissed on it and everything!"
Clips are shown as Roger Ebert briefly mentions the movie.
Clips shown in a segment on Clark Griswold.
clips featured to illustrate the best movie hotel scenes
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
Ellen's #4 Road Trip Romance
Clips shown in a segment on Christie Brinkley.
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
a clip of Christie Brinkley in the film is shown
Clips shown in a segment on Christie Brinkley.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) is #15.
recalling the Griswolds' last run-in with the law and getting off scot free
While Ellen is in the shower, Clark bursts in on her, jokingly imitating the shower scene.
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
Mockingbird song while driving
A sketch is a trailer for a film called "Crazy Vacation" which spoofs this movie.
Johnson Family Vacation is the blackifacation of National Lamphoon Vaction
When they crash the winnebago Brian gets a bloody nose like Rusty and Stewie has the airbag explode late like what happens to Clark
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.
Chris jokingly gives Mario is Missing an alternate title "National Lampoon's Luigi's Vacation" and the ending montage is accompanied by Holiday Road.
Closing credits are a spoof of the film's closing credits
photo montage to same song at end of episode
The first line of the episode is Shawn saying, "This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy!" And is even seen making the same arm motions that Clark does.
The film makes spoofs of the original, including: an animal and a person dying, the person dying causing the rest of the family to question if they should finish the trip, the Dad having a meltdown, as well as the fact that the plug-in for the car resembles the leash from the first film.