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(I-Mockery)   It turns out "Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure" is even worse than you could've imagined   (i-mockery.com) divider line 50
    More: Amusing, Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon, I-Mockery, Cousin Eddie, eddies, visual gags, Ed Asner, Randy Quaid  
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2013-12-16 07:16:53 AM  
I think I played that on my old Super Nintendo.....
 
2013-12-16 07:28:42 AM  
so is that "article."  jeeeeebus, that's bad.
 
2013-12-16 07:30:29 AM  
The bit about the monkey sounded about right to me. Then the rest sounded horrible.

But then, most of the National Lampoon movies have been trainwrecks. So this is no surprise.
 
2013-12-16 07:35:40 AM  
mattcarterauthor.weebly.com

OH HI, RANDY QUAID.
 
2013-12-16 07:53:28 AM  
The first one had some decent moments but wasn't that great of a movie to begin with.  And it was already a sequel, so this is like a third movie.
 
2013-12-16 07:53:30 AM  
The sequel may have sucked, but the original National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my single favorite Christmas movie of all time.  Watching it has been a yearly tradition in my family for at least 15 years now.

/Merry Christmas
//Shiatter's full!
 
2013-12-16 07:56:10 AM  
I don't know.  I had always imagined it being pretty bad.  I would have thought it would have been 0% on RT, but it's not.

So clearly it's not worse than I have imagined.

Also.  Animated gifs are fun and all, but it doesn't mean you have to use them for each of the images on the site.
 
2013-12-16 07:57:40 AM  
It's increasingly hard to believe that there was a time when National Lampoon was a respected brand of humor that spawned most of the best comedy writers of the 1980s and 1990s (either directly or indirectly by influence). Christmas Vacation was the last film produced when the magazine still had a positive image, and even then, it was in the twilight of its days of glory.

What happened, according to Wikipedia, is that the guy who marketed all those stupid "Dorf" videos for Tim Conway bought out the brand in 1991 and then sold out as quickly as possible, making it increasingly worthless by taking whatever he could get from crappy film producers who thought the only thing anyone liked about Animal House was the raunchy humor and the boobs. (This group of film producers must have also decided that the target market for National Lampoon was frat boys, wannabe frat boys and not much else, because all of their films were pretty much geared at that crowd.)

It's a sad state of affairs. A cautionary tale for Fark, I suppose.
 
2013-12-16 08:04:14 AM  
I'd get all pervy on Sung Hi Lee.
 
2013-12-16 08:31:43 AM  
I never knew this movie existed. Now I wanna watch it.
 
2013-12-16 08:35:51 AM  

Savage Belief: I'd get all pervy on Sung Hi Lee.


A quick GIS with Safe Mode off tells me that you are correct.
 
2013-12-16 08:36:16 AM  
Christmas Vacation 2 is as bad as it gets. With no budget, no Chevy Chase, and an awful script,

Well, that sounds like an improvement on any film.
 
2013-12-16 08:37:31 AM  
Yeah, I had never heard of it before and now - despite fair warning I feel compelled to suffer through it. Damn you Imockery!!!!!!
 
2013-12-16 08:47:20 AM  
This reminds me of that movie "Nothing But Trouble" with Aykroyd and I think Chevy Chase.

:(
 
2013-12-16 08:52:57 AM  
So I take it that the shiatter scene in the first one is a metaphor. With Eddie being representative of Hollywood producers, the RV being the creative genius that is shiatty writers, and us the consumers no more mindful than a storm drain, greedily sucking up whatever floats down to us from that giant RV of shiat. At least until someone decides to light a match, and something blows up, awaking us to the giant steaming pile of shiat constantly being thrown at us from producers in Hollywood.

I could go on, but I need more weed.
 
2013-12-16 09:21:14 AM  
 I'm just glad to see that the Star Whackers have yet to get Randy Quaid.

Way to keep outsmarting them, Randy!
 
2013-12-16 09:26:57 AM  

darkjezter: The sequel may have sucked, but the original National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my single favorite Christmas movie of all time.  Watching it has been a yearly tradition in my family for at least 15 years now.

/Merry Christmas
//Shiatter's full!


It gave my Dad (now deceased) tears of laughter.  I caught it again last night.

/"Get OFF of me, you little fungus!"
 
2013-12-16 09:35:24 AM  
I'm not sure if they are condemning the movie or begging me to watch it.
 
2013-12-16 09:55:46 AM  

joepainter: I'm not sure if they are condemning the movie or begging me to watch it.


Somehow I see the author of TFA getting a kick-back on the sales generated by people wanting to watch it now.  Or perhaps it is subby.
 
2013-12-16 10:17:33 AM  
Don't forget to watch Christmas Story 2 another low budget train wreak
 
2013-12-16 10:30:56 AM  

walktoanarcade: This reminds me of that movie "Nothing But Trouble" with Aykroyd and I think Chevy Chase.

:(


I've seen both. Nothing But Trouble is an Oscar caliber movie compared to CV2. It is that bad.
 
2013-12-16 10:36:56 AM  

Vidwiz: Don't forget to watch Christmas Story 2 another low budget train wreak


I think I actually saw that years ago... Ralphie is older and has a job, something something?
 
2013-12-16 10:56:08 AM  

Whatthefark: walktoanarcade: This reminds me of that movie "Nothing But Trouble" with Aykroyd and I think Chevy Chase.

:(

I've seen both. Nothing But Trouble is an Oscar caliber movie compared to CV2. It is that bad.


*shudder* How much does the counseling cost?
 
2013-12-16 11:06:34 AM  

stuhayes2010: Well, that sounds like an improvement on any film.


It did wonders for The Dark Knight.
 
2013-12-16 11:12:49 AM  

EJ25T: Vidwiz: Don't forget to watch Christmas Story 2 another low budget train wreak

I think I actually saw that years ago... Ralphie is older and has a job, something something?


I saw that video on the shelf in the store the other day...I had no idea it existed...I felt ill.
 
2013-12-16 11:23:15 AM  
Poor Ed Asner.
 
2013-12-16 12:12:10 PM  
I've been pointing out the suckage of this movie for years.
 
2013-12-16 12:25:30 PM  
I made it almost half way on CV2 and turned it off.  I'm one of the biggest CV fans out there but couldn't stomach part 2.
 
2013-12-16 12:27:54 PM  

jchic: EJ25T: Vidwiz: Don't forget to watch Christmas Story 2 another low budget train wreak

I think I actually saw that years ago... Ralphie is older and has a job, something something?

I saw that video on the shelf in the store the other day...I had no idea it existed...I felt ill.


I caught five minutes of it last week on CMT while I was channel surfing. Ralphie's car backed into a light post that caused a plastic reindeer to fall on his car, and as it was falling, "Ralphie" was groaning "aawwwwwwee fuuuuuudge" and I changed the channel. Seriously? Why did they have to rape the original?

Why was that movie even made?
 
2013-12-16 12:44:46 PM  

Whatthefark: walktoanarcade: This reminds me of that movie "Nothing But Trouble" with Aykroyd and I think Chevy Chase.

:(

I've seen both. Nothing But Trouble is an Oscar caliber movie compared to CV2. It is that bad.


Nothing but Trouble is a bad movie that I always have to watch when it's on. But CV2 just seems like torture.
 
2013-12-16 01:00:40 PM  
Thank you for updating us on this piece of celluloid brilliance which was released straight to TV in 2003.  The trajectory of the National Lampoon Vacation franchise follows:

     1.  National Lampoon Vacation -- The original, which introduced us to the Griswolds, with Clark as everyschmuck, capable of turning every triumph into a four star Chinese fire drill.  Also introduced us to Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid in his greatest role).  Ranged from extremely to mildly funny during most of the film.

      2.  National Lampoon European Vacation -- Has the Griswolds winning a trip to Europe.  Not nearly as funny as the original and doesn't have any of the Cousin Eddie craziness to it.  Clark is still a schlub.  I rate this #3 in the franchise.

      3.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation -- A good, old-fashioned Griswold family Christmas is a predictable disaster.  Cousin Eddie returns with his brood and his dog, Snot (for all too obvious reasons).  Worth a rental if you haven't seen it.  We watch it every Xmas.  Extra bonus -- killer comic appearance by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

     4.  National Lampoon Vegas Vacation -- Just awful and very disappointing considering the main cast members were back.  My opinion -- Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Quaid were phoning it in for the paycheck.

     5.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation II -- I don't even consider this a part of the franchise, but I guess the movie company considers it to be.  The feature star here is Cousin Eddie with the Griswolds gone from the scene.  Predictable and unfunny.  Probably after this one, Quaid couldn't get work and decided to turn to a career of defrauding hotels out of the rent for a career.
 
2013-12-16 01:07:19 PM  
I plan on having the hap hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny farking Kaye so I'm getting a kick  . . .
 
2013-12-16 01:34:25 PM  

Prey4reign: 4.  National Lampoon Vegas Vacation -- Just awful and very disappointing considering the main cast members were back.  My opinion -- Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Quaid were phoning it in for the paycheck.


Vegas Vacation may be the weakest of the group, but it's still fun to watch. I only want to own it because I want the complete group, but I'll watch it if it's on one of the movie channels. Besides it's got Shae D'Lyn in it... Definitely not my favorite, but it in't as bad as many other sequels out there.

Jesus, I'm not even gone tray and watch CV2 though.
 
2013-12-16 01:34:42 PM  
I dunno subby, I can imagine a lot.
 
2013-12-16 01:58:29 PM  
Some friends and I stumbled across this movie during the gasping final days of our local Blockbuster, and we rented it out of morbid curiosity. I don't know if we gave up 5 minutes in or got sensibly incapacitated with booze, but all I can remember about it is A) the original actress who played Audrey was in it, and B) we really, really hated it. The rest made so little impression, up till now I would have sworn the whole mess took place in Audrey's house. I looked at the article and went "Wait, Ed Asner was in this disaster and everyone went to an island? When did THAT happen?"

/csb... I texted the link to one of the friends I endured the movie with, and even though we've talked about the film off and on over the years (if telling people "Hey, there was a sequel to Christmas Vacation, but don't ever watch it because it sucks hard enough to turn a black hole inside out" counts as a discussion), she had the exact same response. "That p.o.s. movie was set on an ISLAND? Really?"
 
2013-12-16 02:03:51 PM  
this article makes me want to watch it
 
2013-12-16 02:07:13 PM  
In all fairness, Sung Hi Lee is very gropable.  GIS her with the safeties turned off.  It's worth it.  Don't do this at work.
 
2013-12-16 02:36:18 PM  

EdgeRunner: Some friends and I stumbled across this movie during the gasping final days of our local Blockbuster


i did this after getting really stoned, only with Money Train.

I swear, the entire movie was that strange shushing scene.
It was really good weed.

/did you know Robert Blake, D'Angelo Barksdale, Chris Curtis, Big Pussy, and Janice Soprano  were all in Money Train?
 
Bf+
2013-12-16 02:46:27 PM  
Still better than "Vegas Vacation" I'm betting...
 
2013-12-16 02:52:49 PM  

Vidwiz: Don't forget to watch Christmas Story 2 another low budget train wreak


I hear there's a special edition Blu Ray in which the producers appear at the bottom of the screen and flip off the audience.
 
2013-12-16 03:10:49 PM  

Prey4reign: Thank you for updating us on this piece of celluloid brilliance which was released straight to TV in 2003.  The trajectory of the National Lampoon Vacation franchise follows:

     1.  National Lampoon Vacation -- The original, which introduced us to the Griswolds, with Clark as everyschmuck, capable of turning every triumph into a four star Chinese fire drill.  Also introduced us to Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid in his greatest role).  Ranged from extremely to mildly funny during most of the film.

      2.  National Lampoon European Vacation -- Has the Griswolds winning a trip to Europe.  Not nearly as funny as the original and doesn't have any of the Cousin Eddie craziness to it.  Clark is still a schlub.  I rate this #3 in the franchise.

      3.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation -- A good, old-fashioned Griswold family Christmas is a predictable disaster.  Cousin Eddie returns with his brood and his dog, Snot (for all too obvious reasons).  Worth a rental if you haven't seen it.  We watch it every Xmas.  Extra bonus -- killer comic appearance by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

     4.  National Lampoon Vegas Vacation -- Just awful and very disappointing considering the main cast members were back.  My opinion -- Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Quaid were phoning it in for the paycheck.

     5.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation II -- I don't even consider this a part of the franchise, but I guess the movie company considers it to be.  The feature star here is Cousin Eddie with the Griswolds gone from the scene.  Predictable and unfunny.  Probably after this one, Quaid couldn't get work and decided to turn to a career of defrauding hotels out of the rent for a career.


So, which was rated #2?
 
2013-12-16 04:08:27 PM  

darkjezter: The sequel may have sucked, but the original National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my single favorite Christmas movie of all time.  Watching it has been a yearly tradition in my family for at least 15 years now.

/Merry Christmas
//Shiatter's full!


Watched it the other day with the wife. What's a "Christmas bonus?"

/What's a "bonus?"
 
2013-12-16 04:20:34 PM  

hstein3: darkjezter: The sequel may have sucked, but the original National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my single favorite Christmas movie of all time.  Watching it has been a yearly tradition in my family for at least 15 years now.

/Merry Christmas
//Shiatter's full!

Watched it the other day with the wife. What's a "Christmas bonus?"

/What's a "bonus?"


So the basic idea was that the company would pay you low money, but would then as a wink-wink, nod-nod, hand you some extra cash un-taxed under the table at Christmastime.

/Dad still gets them.  I don't.
//Of course, I make twice what he does, and could've been making 4x what he does, so YMMV.
 
2013-12-16 04:21:56 PM  
Uncle Nick Is Rapey

This is a surprise? It was already established in the first "Vacation" movie that Eddie molested his own daughter.

Cousin Vicki: I'm going steady, and I French kiss.
Audrey Griswold: So? Everybody does that.
Cousin Vicki: Yeah, but Daddy says I'm the best at it.
 
2013-12-16 05:21:00 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Prey4reign: Thank you for updating us on this piece of celluloid brilliance which was released straight to TV in 2003.  The trajectory of the National Lampoon Vacation franchise follows:

     1.  National Lampoon Vacation -- The original, which introduced us to the Griswolds, with Clark as everyschmuck, capable of turning every triumph into a four star Chinese fire drill.  Also introduced us to Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid in his greatest role).  Ranged from extremely to mildly funny during most of the film.

      2.  National Lampoon European Vacation -- Has the Griswolds winning a trip to Europe.  Not nearly as funny as the original and doesn't have any of the Cousin Eddie craziness to it.  Clark is still a schlub.  I rate this #3 in the franchise.

      3.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation -- A good, old-fashioned Griswold family Christmas is a predictable disaster.  Cousin Eddie returns with his brood and his dog, Snot (for all too obvious reasons).  Worth a rental if you haven't seen it.  We watch it every Xmas.  Extra bonus -- killer comic appearance by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.

     4.  National Lampoon Vegas Vacation -- Just awful and very disappointing considering the main cast members were back.  My opinion -- Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Quaid were phoning it in for the paycheck.

     5.  National Lampoon Christmas Vacation II -- I don't even consider this a part of the franchise, but I guess the movie company considers it to be.  The feature star here is Cousin Eddie with the Griswolds gone from the scene.  Predictable and unfunny.  Probably after this one, Quaid couldn't get work and decided to turn to a career of defrauding hotels out of the rent for a career.

So, which was rated #2?


The original Christmas Vacation was #2.
 
2013-12-16 07:21:15 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Poor Ed Asner.


Fark the old Troofer bastard.
 
2013-12-16 08:46:27 PM  

Prey4reign: Extra bonus -- killer comic appearance by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.


Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Nicholas Guest were great as the yuppie couple who lived next door to the Griswolds.

"Hey Griswold, where are you gonna put a tree that big?"
"Bend over and I'll show you."
"You've got a lot of nerve talking to me like that!"
"I wasn't talking to you."
*Todd (the yuppie guy) looks at his wife, who looks insulted.  He does nothing to stand up for her.*
 
2013-12-16 08:51:51 PM  

darkjezter: The sequel may have sucked, but the original National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is probably my single favorite Christmas movie of all time.  Watching it has been a yearly tradition in my family for at least 15 years now.

/Merry Christmas
//Shiatter's full!


It wasn't great by modern comedy standards, but the "light up" scene that blinds the neighbors still gets me because my dad would start getting the lights put up in October.  It's almost like "Funny Farm" - it's funny if you remember the public behavior they were making fun of when the movie came out.

Most of the jokes fell flat, but that it starts with a bunch of pissed off children going to get a Christmas tree from a farm - that used to happen.
 
2013-12-17 12:41:33 AM  
The National Lampoon's movies make me very nostalgic.  I think I've seen Christmas Vacation 2, but only because some of the scenes that are mentioned in the article sound very, very familiar.  It's obviously not something I've watched in ... decades I'd guess.

Even so, I'd put money on it.  The movie is probably light years better than the "National Lampoons" movies that have come out in recent history.  Most of those are unwatchable.

It also doesn't compare to what I would consider the worst travesty in "Hollywood" history, ever.  When I was a kid, the movie Troll was magnificent.  No, it doesn't hold up well.  If you didn't grow up with it and you don't have a taste for 80's creature features, don't bother watching it.  But, I loved it growing up and still do because of it's ability to bring me back to childhood.

Anyway, I remember the day Troll 2 appeared at the movie store.  It was rented out for weeks, and when we were finally able to see it.  Well, let's just say that my dreams were crushed.  It was the point where I realized that the world sucked.  Troll 2 was the Holocaust of my childhood.  I know it has some kind of cult status these days as being so bad, it's good, but I cannot put the past behind me.  I was far more upset about this movie than I ever was when I found out that Santa Claus, God and the Easter Bunny were not real.
 
2013-12-17 12:42:46 AM  

thamike: EdgeRunner: Some friends and I stumbled across this movie during the gasping final days of our local Blockbuster

i did this after getting really stoned, only with Money Train.

I swear, the entire movie was that strange shushing scene.
It was really good weed.

/did you know Robert Blake, D'Angelo Barksdale, Chris Curtis, Big Pussy, and Janice Soprano  were all in Money Train?


That sounds more like my experience with Christopher Walken's The Prophecy. I've tried watching that damn thing at least three times, and every single time, due to the company I've tried watching it with, I got so blind drunk so fast about all I can remember is the movie's title. Protip: If you're having extra-large screwdrivers, the person serving them runs out of OJ after the first drink so they just start handing out big tumblers filled with vodka, and you have to be told this later because you didn't notice any difference, your movie viewing experience may be somewhat less than ideal. As are your odds of getting laid, since any carpet munching you end up doing is almost guaranteed to be the literal kind.
 
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