More details are emerging about HomeAway.com’s much buzzed about Super Bowl ad featuring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the National Lampoon’s Vacation films. As a kid who grew up in the 80s, I’m understandably a huge fan of the Griswold’s work.
That’s why I was excited to hear that they’d be making an appearance in this year’s Super Bowl, but became even more excited when I learned that their spot will actually be a mock trailer for a 15 minute short movie called “Motel Hell Vacation.” The movie will be housed on a microsite and the Griswolds will be brought into the 21st century via social media. Clark himself has been given his own Facebook page and he’s also found time to share his thoughts with the world on Twitter. (Sadly, his tweets seem to be lacking Chevy/Clark’s bumbling wit.)
A huge thanks to CappyNJ on YouTube for compiling the awesome NLV clip montage below… accompanied, of course, by Lindsay Buckingham’s “Holiday Road.”