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What is your favorite scene or quote from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?

Asked by Corporate_Avenger (1384 points ) December 18th, 2009

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the Griswold’s showed us how to put the fun in dysfunctional? Please share you favorite moments from the movie, while I sit back and eat popcorn and read your responses. (If I do not answer you right away it’s because I’m getting another beer…or getting rid of one.)

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chyna's avatar

Squirrel! Ok, I’m a kid. I think that is hilarious.

LeopardGecko's avatar

When Eddie first shows up. Or when he tells off his boss.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@chyna – That scene makes me howl every time.
@LeopardGecko – The look on his face when Eddie shows up is priceless.

DominicX's avatar

Oh God, I love every scene in that movie. But one of my all-time favorites is when he’s talking to Mary at the store.

Of course, the scene when he blows up is hilarious. “We’re the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse!”

“It’s gonna be the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kay!”

syz's avatar

(Courtesy of my partner)

He’s shittin bricks..

You really shouldn’t say that word.

Sorry. He’s shittin rocks.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@DominicX – “Boy is it hooter, I mean hotter in here?”

chyna's avatar

When the police break in his house and yell “freeze” and his wife has her hand on his crotch.
Oh, I could go on and on. I love this movie.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@chyna – I must have watched that movie ten times before I realized that was the case. Too funny.

Poser's avatar

“I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?”

chyna's avatar

@Poser You remembered that whole line? haha, I love it.

syz's avatar

Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.

Poser's avatar

@chyna I must admit to having to look up the exact wording.

syz's avatar

Me too.

NUNYA's avatar

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS PART*:
Hey! If any of you are looking for any last minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley my boss right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no good, rotten, fourflushing, lowlife, snake licking, dirt eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood sucking, dog kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fatass, bugeyed, stiff legged, spotty lipped, worm headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah!!! Holy shit!!!! Where’s the Tylenol?!!
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And after Eddie arrives without advanced notice and Clark is done looking totally amazed that Eddie is really standing in his yard Eddie says:
You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark says: Oh, Eddie If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.
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Aunt Bethanys says: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark says: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.
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Can ya tell? I LOVE that movie! I like all the National Lampoon Movies. And Chevy Chase! He is a HOOT!!

NUNYA's avatar

@hiphiphopflipflapflop And Eddie says something like “I don’t know if I outta go sliding down a hill where the only thing between me and the ground is a piece of government plastic.
And something about the part on his head would be mess up and it just wouldn’t look right. ROFL!

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@NUNYA video link added :)

NUNYA's avatar

@hiphiphopflipflapflop How’d you do that?
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Well then how do I do that?

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@NUNYA I found it through google video search. Or did you mean how I made a link?

NUNYA's avatar

How you made the link?

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@NUNYA you put the words you want to form the link in quotes. Directly after the endquotes, add a colon and then paste in the URL. Directions also given right underneath the answer text entry field.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

It might not be in anyone’s top 482…but when Chevy Chase stapled the Xmas lights on the roof,I lost it.

sjmc1989's avatar

Clark: ‘Tis the season to be merry.
Mary: That’s my name.
Clark: No shit.

Also, when they are going to bed and he has all the sap on his hands.

NUNYA's avatar

@hiphiphopflipflapflop Know that metal plate? Well I had to have it replaced because everytime Kathrine reved up the microwave I pissed my pants and forget who I was for ½ hour.

proXXi's avatar

LOL. Any quote that uses the term “four flusher” is great in my book. awesome!

Flo_Nightengale's avatar

For me it’s a toss between the squirell and the “drum roll.”

Only138's avatar

Todd: Hey Griswold. Where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big?
Clark: Bend over and I’ll show you.
Todd: You’ve got a lot of nerve talking to me like that Griswold.
Clark: I wasn’t talking to you.

lfino's avatar

She falls down a well, her eyes go cross. She gets kicked by a mule. They go back. I don’t know.

Naked_Homer's avatar

@NUNYAGreat One! I was going to put it. It isn’t a major quote but I laugh so hard I almost piss my pants every time.

These are not quotes but I like when Eddie walks up and goes to spin that mobile and it falls apart, and when he and Clark are walking through the store loading up the cart and Clark puts some light bulbs on the top and Eddie sets a 50 lb bag of dog food on top and they just keep walking like nothing happened.

OH! “Shitters full!”

smartfart11's avatar

I love the part when the old uncle gets blown up. That is so sad for me to say. Also, when the sister’s eyes get frozen.

lfino's avatar

Or:
Clark: Smell my dust and eat my rubber!
Rusty Griswold: Dad, don’t you mean “smell my rubber and eat my dust”?

birdland33's avatar

“Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn. The clean cool chill of the holiday air. And an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer.”

Merry Christmas, folks! :)

dalepetrie's avatar

Well, my favorite, “hallelujah, holy shit, where’s the Tylenol” is taken, as is my second favorite, “shitter’s full”. So, I’m gonna have to go with “Merry Christmas. Kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Chanukkah.”

DominicX's avatar

@dalepetrie

I totally forgot about that one. That’s my brother’s favorite quote. :P

Roby's avatar

I like it when the lady hands Clark a package and it was moving. “She wrapped up a cat” he tells Mary.

NUNYA's avatar

@Naked_Homer I agree I like those parts too. smashes the light bulbs! lol Also the “Can I drive ya anywhere? Leave ya for dead?” “No Clark, I’m doing good”. Something like that. HAHAHAHAHA One of my favorite Comedy movies!!! (((HUGS)))

stratman37's avatar

When the dog starts yakkin’ on a bone under the dinner table I have to clear my mouth of food and drink for fear of choking to death. That last hork makes me scream-laugh!

gemiwing's avatar

Honestly, the closing credits. I dislike that movie.

chyna's avatar

@stratman37 Yes! I bust a gut laughing at that part.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@gemiwing – You are going to Hell on a Black Diamond Express Train for that answer. BLASPHEMY!!!

raylrodr's avatar

The Wal-Mart scene: And you pick up something nice for yourself, too, Clark. (the wife and I use this one frequently!)

birdland33's avatar

raylrodr, the dog food on the light bulbs is classic

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