Gene Siskel says that "The Great Outdoors" (1988) was created to capitalize on the success of the two "Vacation" movies.
Fran mentions the movie by name.
"National Lampoon's Vacation" is mentioned during an interview.
"She's still up watching Vacation"
Family road trip
"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
A customer wants to rent it.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The scene where Peter has a road flirtation with a beautiful young woman driving a sports car is directly inspired by an iconic scene in the 1983 movie. The ending is altered, playing on the theme of inattention to the road leading to a either an accident or a near accident; here, the voloptuous blonde is killed when her car crashes head-on collision with a semitrailer truck (unlike the movie, where Clark barely avoids disaster)
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