National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) Poster

William Hickey: Lewis



  • Aunt Bethany : [Hearing a squeak]  What's that sound? You hear it? It's a funny squeaky sound.

    Uncle Lewis : You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.

  • Clark : Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.

    Aunt Bethany : [turns to Lewis]  What, dear?

    Nora Griswold : Grace!

    Aunt Bethany : Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.

    Uncle Lewis : They want you to say Grace.

    [Bethany shakes her head in confusion] 

    Uncle Lewis : The BLESSING!

    Aunt Bethany : [they all pose for prayer suddenly, Aunt Bethany recites the pledge of allegiance]  I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands

    [Cousin Eddie stands and places his hand over his heart] 

    Aunt Bethany : One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    Clark : Amen.

  • Uncle Lewis : [Clark is cleaning up the garbage off the kitchen floor after the dog went through it]  Hey Gris, you're not doing anything constructive. Run into the living room and get my stogey.

    Clark : Is there anything else I can do for you, Uncle Lewis?

    Ellen : He's an old man. This may be his last Christmas.

    Clark : If he keeps it up, it WILL be his last Christmas.

  • Ellen : Oh Aunt Bethany, you shouldn't have done that.

    Aunt Bethany : Oh dear, did I break wind?

    Uncle Lewis : Jesus, did the room clear out, Bethany? Hell no, she means presents. You shouldn't have brought presents.

  • Uncle Lewis : Hey Grizz, Bethany and I figured out the perfect gift for you.

    Clark : Aw, you didn't have to get me anything.

    Uncle Lewis : Dammit, Bethany, he guessed it.

  • [Uncle Lewis lights his cigar accidentally burns the Christmas tree] 

    Clark : Lewis? My tree!

    Uncle Lewis : So what's the matter with you?

    Clark : Look what you've done to my tree!

  • Uncle Lewis : [Everyone goes outside to look at the 'Christmas Star"]  That's not the friggin' Christmas Star, Gris... Its the light at the sewerage treatment plant.

    Clark : [Realizing that there is gas in the storm sewer, and Uncle Lewis is lighting a cigar]  Sewer gas!... NO DON'T LIGHT THAT!

    [There is an explosion, and Uncle Lewis is thrown clear] 

  • Uncle Lewis : oh well that was an ugly tree anyway.

  • Uncle Lewis : What is that?

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