Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Ask about The Griswold Super bowl Discount." is telling us on some of their properties to "Ask about The Griswold Super bowl Discount."

Can You Believe it? There is a Griswold Super bowl Discount!"

Something’s in the air and it smells like Chevy Chase! News of the new Griswold/HomeAway Vacation super bowel ad is popping up everywhere and people are even saying nice things about Chevy!
The ad will serve as a mock movie trailer for the 15-minute short film “Hotel Hell Vacation,” which will be available on

The plot involves Clark surprising Ellen with a romantic second honeymoon before an extended vacation with son Rusty and his brood. Expect plenty of mishaps along the way though – it wouldn’t be a Griswold vacation without them.

Check out these sites for more:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Famous families

You may have noticed the gorgeous painting of the original Griswold’s on our Title.

Well everyone has been asking where I found it.

These paintings were done by an artist named Kirk Demarais who has done several paintings of history’s greatest families. Check out the rest.

Check out his web page:

Friday, January 29, 2010

Original Vacation short Story by John Hughes! Vacation '58

For those of you that didn’t know, National Lampoon’s Vacation was originally a short story published by National Lampoon’s Magazine.  Vacation ’58 chronicled the very first Griswold Vacation.
Originally the Griswold’s were off to Disney Land… later when the film was made, Disney was going to be used but they objected the fact that Disney was closed. In real life Disney is open 365 days a year. That and they probably had problems with Clark shooting Walt Disney!

The late John Hughes also wrote a short story for the magazine that later became Christmas Vacation.

Check out this link for the Original Vacation ’58. has Vacation merchandise! is a company that allows users to create and sell merchandise of their own design and people have made a ton of Griswold and Wally World stuff!

This stuff can’t be official but until Warner Brothers gets off its rear and gives us some stuff… it works for me!

Check it out!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Where are they now?

I am starting a new feature of Griswold World called "Where are they now?"

It's just a way to catch up on the old' Griswold gang and what they are up to now.

The first star is Johnny Galecki.

Johnny Galecki stared as Rusty Griswold in Christmas Vacation.

Since his days as a Griswold, Galecki stared on the hit sitcom "Roseanne" from 1992, its fourth season, until its conclusion in 1997. He stared in several films and now has his own show 'Big Bang Theory' on CBS.

Galecki just reunited with Chevy Chase recently when Chase presented the actor with a People's Choice award in January 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chevy Answering phones tonight for Hope for Haiti

Chevy Chase will be one of many stars answering phones and taking donations for the Haiti releif effort.
Hope for Haiti Now will begin accepting donations at 12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT on Friday, January 22 via the following methods:

Phone: 877-99-HAITI
Text: Text "GIVE" to 50555
Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Griswold Reunion‏ has a preview of the new Chevy Chase super bowel commercial where he and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold! The ad is for the vacation-rental Web site HomeAway. Good to see them together again. I can't wait for this one.

Check out the story from about the price of super bowl ads.