Clark Griswold wears the pants in a ‘Christmas Vacation’-themed ad
The Griswolds in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)
In the ad, Chase, who recently left the hit sitcom "Community," struggles with an excessive number of extension cords while his uninterested family looks on. Finally, success. But instead of the house emitting enough light to rival the sun, the members of the Griswold family see their pants begin to change colors. Hey, it's an ad, not high art.
Watch Chevy Chase in the Old Navy ad:
Astute fans of all things Griswold may remember that Chase and D'Angelo reunited several years ago for another ad. That one, for HomeAway vacation rentals, featured Clark and Ellen in their metallic pea family truckster. The pair also appeared in "Family Guy's" "Star Wars" spoof.
Chase, D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron, the stars of the original "Vacation" film, also recently reunited for an Entertainment Weekly cover in honor of that film's (almost) 30th anniversary.
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