The “Family Vacation” movie series, featuring the hapless yet lovable character Clark Griswold, portrayed by Chevy Chase, has become a cult classic. Through the misadventures of the Griswold family, these films have captured the essence of family vacations and brought laughter to audiences around the world. In this article, we take a trip down memory lane to relive the Chevy Chase-inspired adventures and hilarity of the “Family Vacation” series, while also highlighting the universal experiences and mishaps that make family vacations so memorable.
- “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983): The journey begins with the original “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” where Clark Griswold sets out to take his family on a cross-country road trip to the fictional theme park, Walley World. From car troubles to comical encounters with relatives, the Griswolds experience a series of mishaps that highlight the unpredictability and hilarity of family vacations. Clark’s determination to create the perfect vacation for his family, despite the obstacles, resonates with many viewers who have encountered their own share of travel challenges.
- “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” (1985):The G riswolds take their adventures overseas in “National Lampoon’s European Vacation,” as they win a trip to Europe. From cultural misunderstandings to language barriers, the family finds themselves