What’s Worth Watching: National Lampoon’s Vacation: Memory Lane
National Lampoon’s Vacation (Saturday, March 21, 8/7c, AMC)
Simply put, this is one of the all time greatest comedies. The 1983 film, written by John Hughes and directed by Harold Ramis, features the Griswold family’s doomed road trip to Walley World and the high jinks that ensue throughout their journey. The film was so successful that it spawned three sequels, all featuring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as the leaders of the Griswold clan. But 30 years later, a television reunion is in store for the two actors on a new ABC pilot, tentatively titled Chevy. Chase and D’Angelo would once again play husband and wife as baby boomers that are pulled out of retirement and forced to raise their grandchildren. Whether or not the network will pick the show up to series is still in question, but it gives fans of comedy an excuse to strap themselves back in the Wagon Queen Family Truckster and head back on down that holiday road.