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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Why Mr. Ellis gave his winning Keno ticket to Clark right before dying.


* SilentWhisper: How the elderly Keno player [[spoiler: tells Clark to take his winning ticket, as he's about to die.]]

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* SilentWhisper: How the elderly Keno player [[spoiler: tells [[spoiler:tells Clark to take his winning ticket, as he's about to die.die. He then winks at Clark before finally keeling over.]]

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* IronicEcho: The girl in the Ferrari returns. Clark flirts with her once more...until he looks in the back seat and sees she has a baby in the backseat. She shrugs, and drives off.


* {{Your Cheating Heart}}: Ellen begins seeing [[spoiler:Wayne Newton]] after he shows interest in her.


-->'''Clark''': He said [[spoiler: take the money.]]

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-->'''Clark''': He I think he said [[spoiler: take the money.ticket.]]


* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man named Mr. Ellis in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving his winning ticket to Clark with his dying breath, with the medics on the scene noting Ellis was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]

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* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man named Mr. Ellis in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving his winning ticket to Clark with his dying breath, with the medics personnel on the scene noting Ellis was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]


** Rusty's prize cars. After he wins a couple in the second act, they're not seen again until the movie is about to wrap, when Rusty interrupts Clark's ending aesop about family to point out he has a few more belongings than he arrived with. The family ends up drives each one home.

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** Rusty's prize cars. After he wins a couple in the second act, they're not seen again until the movie is about to wrap, when Rusty interrupts Clark's ending aesop about family to point out he has a few more belongings than he arrived with. The family ends up drives driving each one home.


* DarkestHour: Clark winds up gambling away ''all'' the family's bank account, leaving them with nothing but the couple of dollars Ellen has on her. In desperation, they put it all on a Keno lottery ticket [[spoiler: and predictably lose. However, the elderly man they've befriended next to them has the winning numbers, and gives them the ticket as a LastRequest in the middle of a fatal heart attack]].

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* DarkestHour: Clark winds up gambling away ''all'' the family's bank account, leaving them with nothing but the couple of dollars Ellen has on her. In desperation, they put it all on a Keno lottery ticket [[spoiler: and predictably lose.lose, leaving them completely broke and away from home. However, the elderly man they've befriended next to them has the winning numbers, and gives them the ticket as a LastRequest in the middle of a fatal heart attack]].


* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving his winning ticket to Clark with his dying breath, with the medics on the scene noting he was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]

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* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man named Mr. Ellis in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving his winning ticket to Clark with his dying breath, with the medics on the scene noting he Ellis was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]



* NoNameGiven: Sid Caesar's Keno player in the climactic scene is simply credited as "Old Guy".


* BareYourMidriff: Audrey after a night out with Cousin Vicky.

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* BareYourMidriff: Audrey after a night out with Cousin Vicky.Vicki.



* EarlyBirdCameo: A strip-club advert with cousin Vicky is seen before she shows up in the movie and is identified as such.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: A strip-club advert with cousin Vicky Vicki is seen before she shows up in the movie and is identified as such.such.
* HeatWave: Cousin Eddie and his family live in the Nevada desert, where it's so hot he doesn't even need a grill to cook chicken, he simply throws it on a rock.
-->'''Eddie''': Chicken's almost ready!


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* MessOnAPlate: Eddie takes a broke Clark to a cheap Vegas buffet, filled with low-grade food including a vat of blue-colored and yellow-colored gruel, somehow distinguished as "chicken" and "beef". Cousin Eddie is apparently a fan.
-->'''Eddie''': I'll have some of the yella, and don't get cheap on me.


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* TheCasino: Clark is immediately enthralled by the casino and gets addicted to gambling. Even when strapped for cash, Eddie takes him to a dollar casino with games such as War, Rock-Paper-Scissors, Which Hand? and Guess The Number.


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* VivaLasVegas: With no standards of the trope unturned, right down to Wayne Newton doing more than just a mere cameo.


* BareYourMidriff: Audrey.

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* BareYourMidriff: Audrey.Audrey after a night out with Cousin Vicky.



* TheCameo: The family takes in a Siegfried and Roy show, where Clark is brought up on stage for part of an act.



* EarlyBirdCameo: A strip-club advert with cousin Vicky is seen before she shows up in the movie and is identified as such.
* HelpImStuck: Audrey, annoyed that the family is taking up all the limo windows, uses the sunroof to take in the Vegas Strip, only for Clark to accidently close it on her. By the time they free her, she has a giant welt across her stomach.



* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving the winning ticket to Clark with his dying breaths, with the medics on the scene noting he was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]

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* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that for the duration, he can be part of their family. This leads to [[spoiler: the man giving the his winning ticket to Clark with his dying breaths, breath, with the medics on the scene noting he was a frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]]]
* MileHighClub: Clark and Ellen try this, with predictably bad results, leaving Clark covered in blue airplane-toilet fluid.


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* NoNameGiven: Sid Caesar's Keno player in the climactic scene is simply credited as "Old Guy".


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* SilentWhisper: How the elderly Keno player [[spoiler: tells Clark to take his winning ticket, as he's about to die.]]
-->'''Ellen''': What did he say?
-->'''Clark''': He said [[spoiler: take the money.]]


* AbsoluteCleavage: Ellen's Wayne Newton top, to the point Clark uses his hand to shield her cleavage in public.
* AdamWesting: Wayne Newton, who in this movie uses his ladykiller singer persona to disguise being a HandsomeLech, and has no qualms about trying to steal away Ellen from Clark.



** Rusty's prize cars. After he wins a couple in the second act, they're not seen again until the movie is about to wrap, when Rusty interrupts Clark's ending aesop about family to point out he has a few more belongings than he arrived with. The family ends up drives each one home.
-->'''Rusty''': Dad? You see those four cars over there? ''They're mine''.



* DarkestHour: Clark winds up gambling away ''all'' the family's bank account, leaving them with nothing but the couple of dollars Ellen has on her. In desperation, they put it all on a Keno lottery ticket [[spoiler: and predictably lose. However, the elderly man they've befriended next to them has the winning numbers, and gives them the ticket as a LastRequest in the middle of a fatal heart attack]].



* LighterAndSofter: It's rated PG. That explains it all. However, some home media prints for a period of time had it re-rated to PG-13. It has since been reverted back to PG, as evidenced on a DVD box set containing all five theatrical entries.

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* LighterAndSofter: It's Unlike the previous films, it's rated a family-friendly PG. That explains it all. However, some home media prints It still has its share of crass humor and language, but nothing on the level of the famous f-strikes in the first ''Vacation'' and ''Christmas Vacation''.
* LonelyTogether: The Griswolds, on the brink of being broke, befriend an elderly man in the Keno area, who is friendly but alone, and Clark says that
for a period the duration, he can be part of time had it re-rated their family. This leads to PG-13. It has since been reverted back [[spoiler: the man giving the winning ticket to PG, as evidenced Clark with his dying breaths, with the medics on the scene noting he was a DVD box set containing all five theatrical entries. frequent guest in the hopes someone would just say "hello" to him.]]


* {{Big Eater}}: Ellen, after she refuses [[spoiler: Clark's proposal to get remarried]].

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* {{Big Eater}}: BigEater: Ellen, after she refuses [[spoiler: Clark's [[spoiler:Clark's proposal to get remarried]].



* ContinuityNod: In each of the movies, Clark is flirting or distracted by another woman. In ''Vacation'' it was the girl in the Ferrari. In ''European Vacation'' it was the dancing girls at the French Burlesque show. In ''Christmas Vacation'' it was the sales girl. In this movie, it's Lady Luck herself (and, briefly, the girl in the Ferrari again).

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* ContinuityNod: In each of the movies, Clark is flirting or distracted by another woman. In ''Vacation'' ''Vacation'', it was the girl in the Ferrari. In ''European Vacation'' Vacation'', it was the dancing girls at the French Burlesque show. In ''Christmas Vacation'' Vacation'', it was the sales girl. In this movie, it's Lady Luck herself (and, briefly, the girl in the Ferrari again).



* LighterAndSofter: It's rated PG. That explains it all. However, some home media prints for a period of time
had it re-rated to PG-13. It has since been reverted back to PG, as evidenced on a DVD box set containing all five theatrical entries.

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* LighterAndSofter: It's rated PG. That explains it all. However, some home media prints for a period of time
time had it re-rated to PG-13. It has since been reverted back to PG, as evidenced on a DVD box set containing all five theatrical entries.


* LighterAndSofter: It's rated PG. That explains it all. However, it was re-rated to PG-13 when the DVD was released.

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* LighterAndSofter: It's rated PG. That explains it all. However, some home media prints for a period of time
had
it was re-rated to PG-13 when the PG-13. It has since been reverted back to PG, as evidenced on a DVD was released.box set containing all five theatrical entries.

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