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Vacation
33
45.21%
Christmas Vacation
25
34.25%
European Vacation
5
6.85%
Vegas Vacation
6
8.22%
They all Suck.
4
5.48%
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Favorite/Best National Lampoon's Vacation Film?

Old 05-16-04, 11:58 AM
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Favorite/Best National Lampoon's Vacation Film?

This debate was mentioned on the talk board, and caused a disagreement between my wife and I, so I am here asking your opinions on this debate.

I argued that aside from the original Christmas Vacation is everyone's favorite and their best sequal.

Of the four, I would think the ranking would be the original, Christmas, Vegas, and last but most certainly least, European.

Personally, I like Vegas Vacation the most, but I am a Vegas guy, so I am biased.

So, please, indulge me. What is your favorite, if you have one?

Edited to Add: I just noticed that I accidentally put Christmas Vacation before European in the order of the poll. If anyone cares, Euro was the second one made, and Christmas was the third.

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I thought all film were funny, but best was Christmas Vacation (IMHO)...
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Not really looking good.

They all suck is in a commanding lead.


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In a related poll, we should vote on the Best Tasting Feces: Horse, Cow, Goat, or Human. Chevy Chase is not funny and never has been, even on the first season of SNL.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
In a related poll, we should vote on the Best Tasting Feces: Horse, Cow, Goat, or Human. Chevy Chase is not funny and never has been, even on the first season of SNL.
Ouch! That's a little harsh. I will admit that his humor is not loved by all, but to call him not funny is a bit much. If that were true, I don't think studios would havew made a 4 film franchise. Maybe its just me.

His Fletch persona is another favorite of mine, but is a completely different form of comedy, obviously.
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My opinion is atypical, but I went with (from Best to Worst):

European Vacation - Very close here, but this one never fails to crack me up.

Vacation - Still hilarious stuff, set the blueprint.

Vegas Vacation - Flatter than European & the original, and a lot of jokes miss. But it still has its moments, and it feels like a Vacation film.

Christmas Vacation - It's got the Griswalds, and it's called Vacation, but this is NOT a Vacation film. It feels more like the other John Hughes stuff of the era: Home Alone or Uncle Buck, than the other films in the series. For some this may be a blessing, but I simply think it's "okay".
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Wow, DRG, very atypical. Euro # 1 for you, that is surprising, but I understand your reasoning. The John Hughes aspect is indeed true.

The thing about Euro that bothered me the most is the kids. Audry and Rusty in this one just seemed truly sub-par, although Chase and D'Angelo were definately right on the mark.
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"Clark, is your house on fire?"
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Look Kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

(i like them all, Vegas probably gives me more laughs)
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
In a related poll, we should vote on the Best Tasting Feces: Horse, Cow, Goat, or Human. Chevy Chase is not funny and never has been, even on the first season of SNL.
Mentioning feces in a threadcrap. Nice.
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Christmas Vacation is my favorite followed by Vacation...the other two sucked
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I liked Christmas and Vegas vacation
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Christmas Vacation.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
In a related poll, we should vote on the Best Tasting Feces: Horse, Cow, Goat, or Human. Chevy Chase is not funny and never has been, even on the first season of SNL.
i'd have to go with horse feces being my favorite. i am a big oatmeal fan, so i may be biased.
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x-mas vacation in the movie poll
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The first one with Christmas coming in 2nd.
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No contest. The first one.

Harold Ramis. Wally World. Christie Binkley. John Candy. End of poll.

Clark: "I think you're all f****d in the head. We're ten hours from the f***** fun park and you want to bail out. Well, I'll tell you something. This is no longer a vacation. It's a quest! It's a quest for fun. I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun! We're all gonna have so much f***** fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our godamn smiles!! You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of you're *******s!! I gotta be crazy! I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose. Praise Marty Moose!! Holy Shit!!"
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I'm with Rivero. The first one also had the best kids: Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barrons. I met Dana last year at the Comic-Con and she was really really nice. We talked a lot about the first movie and how she was supposed to be in the second one.



This is how we all remember our Audrey



This was taken last summer at the Con.
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I saw her in that horrid Made for TV movie Cousin Eddie's Thanksgiving or something like that last year, and she looked a LOT better then she does in the second photo.

I agree that the kids were great in the first one. From what I remember from the featurettes, Dana would have been in Euro except that AMH was busy filming Wierd Science.

Both are/were very funny and talented actors, no question.
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
I saw her in that horrid Made for TV movie Cousin Eddie's Thanksgiving or something like that last year, and she looked a LOT better then she does in the second photo.
The magic of Hollywood makeup

Unfortunately, she was talking about the Cousin Eddie thing and I sorta felt sad for her. She was happy about being Audrey again but it just seemed way late in her career to go back. But a girl's gotta pay rent...
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Mentioning feces in a threadcrap. Nice.
and pointed out by The Cow even nicer
Vacation-the tripe through the St Louis ghetto cracks me up
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I actually thought Fletch and Funny Farm were funny, along with Vacation and Xmas Vacation. So, usually Chase is unfunny, but there are exceptions to the rule. Mostly he's just an A**hole.
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Christmas Vacation by far. Ahh. the fond memories....

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Seen 'em all but "Christmas Vacation" is my favorite.

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