Friday Sep 3, 2021

"Memorable Vacations - a la Chevy Chase!"

Multiple BBRC speakers

will share their experiences!

Introduced by: Bob Holert

A number of BBRC members will discuss a memorable vacation from their past this morning. If there is still time, we will take volunteers from the audience. Many of us have seen “National Lampoon’s Vacation” starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, a hilarious movie from the past. Can anyone out do that? We will find out!

“Clark Griswold, wanting to spend more time with his wife Ellen and children Rusty and Audrey, decides to lead the family on a cross-country expedition from the Chicago suburbs to the southern California amusement park Walley World, billed as “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park.” Ellen wants to fly, but Clark insists on driving, so he can bond with his family. He has ordered a new car in preparation for the trip, but the dealer claims that it will not be ready for six weeks. Clark is forced to buy the ‘Wagon Queen Family Truckster’, an ugly, oversized station wagon, after the car he brought to trade in has been hauled away and crushed.”

National Lampoon’s Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 American road comedy film starred Chevy ChaseBeverly D’AngeloImogene CocaRandy Quaid, John Candy and Christie Brinkley in her acting debut. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story “Vacation ’58” which appeared in National Lampoon.

The film was a box-office hit, earning more than $60 million in the U.S. with an estimated budget of $15 million, and received positive reviews from critics.

As a result of its success, four sequels were produced: European Vacation (1985), Christmas Vacation (1989), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Vacation (2015). In 2000, readers of Total Film voted it the 46th greatest comedy film of all time.[3]

 

Plot – “Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), wanting to spend more time with his wife Ellen and children Rusty and Audrey, decides to lead the family on a cross-country expedition from the Chicago suburbs to the southern California amusement park Walley World, billed as “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park.” Ellen wants to fly, but Clark insists on driving, so he can bond with his family. He has ordered a new car in preparation for the trip, but the dealer claims that it will not be ready for six weeks. Clark is forced to buy the ‘Wagon Queen Family Truckster’, an ugly, oversized station wagon, after the car he brought to trade in has been hauled away and crushed.”

 

 

 

About the Speaker

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