History YMMV / NationalLampoonsVacation

6th Apr '17 3:19:01 PM maxwellsilver
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* HarsherInHindsight:
** The "they don't close Florida" line might qualify in light of the recent immigration incidents.
** Post-recession, it's rather harder to laugh at Eddie's money troubles.

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* HarsherInHindsight:
** The "they don't close Florida" line might qualify in light of the recent immigration incidents.
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HarsherInHindsight: Post-recession, it's rather harder to laugh at Eddie's money troubles.
30th Mar '17 3:25:50 AM hackl
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** All those complaints against the idea of going to Wally World by car instead of by plane became funnier after the 2015 film revealed that Rusty became an airplane pilot.

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** All those complaints against the idea of going to Wally Walley World by car instead of by plane became funnier after the 2015 film revealed that Rusty became an airplane pilot.



* WhatAnIdiot: The whole mess of a vacation would have been avoided had Clark (or even the far more rational Ellen) made a simple phone call to Wally World to confirm it was open for the season; they would have learned it was "closed for repairs." (Then again, phone call equals no movie and no fun for us, the viewers.)
** Unless whatever happened to make Wally World need the repairs took place after the Griswolds departed or Clark decided to drive them somewhere else.

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* WhatAnIdiot: The whole mess of a vacation would have been avoided had Clark (or even the far more rational Ellen) made a simple phone call to Wally Walley World to confirm it was open for the season; they would have learned it was "closed for repairs." (Then again, phone call equals no movie and no fun for us, the viewers.)
** Unless whatever happened to make Wally Walley World need the repairs took place after the Griswolds departed or Clark decided to drive them somewhere else.
27th Feb '17 5:37:25 PM luiz4200
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* HilariousInHindsight: Clark's line about how he'll wake up one day to find the kids are grown up is quite prophetic. Over three more films and fifteen years, the kids kept getting recast to stay roughly the same age, but then suddenly we get an adult Rusty going on his own vacation in the 2015 film.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Clark's line about how he'll wake up one day to find the kids are grown up is quite prophetic. Over three more films and fifteen years, the kids kept getting recast to stay roughly the same age, but then suddenly we get an adult Rusty going on his own vacation in the 2015 film.film.
** All those complaints against the idea of going to Wally World by car instead of by plane became funnier after the 2015 film revealed that Rusty became an airplane pilot.
10th Jan '17 4:08:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DirectorDisplacement: Creator/JohnHughes wrote the film, yet it was directed by Creator/HaroldRamis.
2nd Jan '17 3:07:01 PM Lucymae2
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** Also the "Pig In A Poke" theme song from ''European Vacation''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In ''European Vacation'', Audrey appeared in an ImagineSpot where she ate all kinds of desserts until she was full, BalloonBelly and all. This was PlayedForLaughs. In RealLife, actress Dana Hill (who had been a diabetic since her early teens) died at age 32 of a stroke brought on by her condition.



* MostAnnoyingSound: Pig in a fuckin' poke.
3rd Dec '16 7:53:34 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* WhatAnIdiot: The whole mess of a vacation would have been avoided had Clark (or even the far more rational Ellen) made a simple phone call to Wally World to confirm it was open for the season; they would have learned it was "closed for repairs." (Then again, phone call equals no movie and no fun for us, the viewer.)

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* WhatAnIdiot: The whole mess of a vacation would have been avoided had Clark (or even the far more rational Ellen) made a simple phone call to Wally World to confirm it was open for the season; they would have learned it was "closed for repairs." (Then again, phone call equals no movie and no fun for us, the viewer.viewers.)
2nd Dec '16 6:12:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After being typically antagonistic as brothers and sisters are, when Audrey freaks out about Aunt Edna's death, Rusty comforts her without a second thought.


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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: After being typically antagonistic as brothers and sisters are, when Audrey freaks out about Aunt Edna's death, Rusty comforts her without a second thought.
2nd Dec '16 10:29:53 AM Luigifan
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After being typically antagonistic as a brothers and sisters are, when Audrey freaks out about Aunt Edna's death, Rusty comforts her without a second thought.

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: After being typically antagonistic as a brothers and sisters are, when Audrey freaks out about Aunt Edna's death, Rusty comforts her without a second thought.



* NauseaFuel: The family at one point stop off at a picnic area to have some lunch. As they're eating the sandwiches they notice they're soggy, And then it hit them that Aunt Edna's dog urinated on the food. The family is understandably disgusted but Edna just shrugs and continues eating. Ugh.

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* NauseaFuel: The family at one point stop off at a picnic area to have some lunch. As they're eating the sandwiches sandwiches, they notice they're soggy, soggy. And then it hit them that Aunt Edna's dog urinated on the food. The family is understandably disgusted but Edna just shrugs and continues eating. Ugh.
29th Sep '16 11:19:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Sequelitis}}: With a different director, no creative input from Harold Ramis or Chevy Chase, completely different characterization for Russ & Audrey, and some of the better gags being telegraphed too far in advance, ''European Vacation'' is nowhere near as beloved as its predecessor or its follow-up ''Christmas Vacation''.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: With a different director, no creative input from Harold Ramis Creator/HaroldRamis or Chevy Chase, Creator/ChevyChase, completely different characterization for Russ & Audrey, and some of the better gags being telegraphed too far in advance, ''European Vacation'' is nowhere near as beloved as its predecessor or its follow-up ''Christmas Vacation''.
10th Sep '16 5:41:58 PM JohnnyLurg
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* EarWorm: Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road", which serves as the movie's theme song.

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* EarWorm: Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road", which serves as the movie's theme song.song, as well as June Pointer's "Little Boy Sweet," which serves as Christie Brinkley's theme.
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