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Chevy Chase considers new Vacation and Fletch projects

08.25.2011

It's weird to think that there's a generation of kids growing up right now who think of Chevy Chase as "that weird old guy on Community." Perhaps the actor wants to remind people of his former glory, which is why he's talking about new projects based off his old films.

First, there's the news that he's got an idea for a new "Vacation" adventure. I'll let him explain it (via Collider):

“I’ve written an idea that would be basically like a “Swiss Family Griswold.” There’s a cruise, there’s a fire on the ship, we think the whole ship’s on fire and we jump—it’s just a little fire—and we end up on an island where we meet Randy [Quaid, who plays Cousin Eddie] somewhere who’s been left there from an old 'Survivor' series.”

I'll admit, I laughed at the "Survivor" part. Would the Griswold's be a larger family now? I imagine that there would be grandkids involved at this point.

And what of the rumored resurgence of FLETCH? Chevy is on board, but with conditions.

"I mean look, I’m not gonna do Fletch unless I’m Fletch, if they start writing something for a kid who’s Fletch and I’m just helping out, 'Bye.' I mean, there’s no reason why, at my age, I can’t still be Fletch. I’ve always been getting this impression that they’d like me to be mentoring a younger Fletch type thing."

I mean, you can't blame the guy for not wanting to give the role away. Do either of these sound promising to you, or is Chevy Chase not the comedian he used to be?

Extra Tidbit: Pierce: "It's called a beer bong. You're not supposed to inhale, though I almost died outside."
Source: Collider

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12:41AM on 08/26/2011
I laughed my ass off at the Survivor part!!! I'm down for another Vacation.
I laughed my ass off at the Survivor part!!! I'm down for another Vacation.
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9:14PM on 08/25/2011
Bring it on!
Bring it on!
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7:38PM on 08/25/2011
Boom! Do'em both Chevy. Ur still the man.
Boom! Do'em both Chevy. Ur still the man.
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5:38PM on 08/25/2011
Hell yes, Chevy! He is the only person who should even be considered to play Fletch. I have the same feelings about the recent Ghostbusters III news from Aykroyd - screw the young blood crap - we want the old guys!
Hell yes, Chevy! He is the only person who should even be considered to play Fletch. I have the same feelings about the recent Ghostbusters III news from Aykroyd - screw the young blood crap - we want the old guys!
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5:21PM on 08/25/2011

Completely On Board

I am completely on board with the new Vacation movie. The idea sounds great and I would watch it for sure.

They should just let Fletch go. The original fletch sucked and I'm sure a remake at this point in time is unwarranted.
I am completely on board with the new Vacation movie. The idea sounds great and I would watch it for sure.

They should just let Fletch go. The original fletch sucked and I'm sure a remake at this point in time is unwarranted.
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4:51PM on 08/25/2011
First let me say the man is hilarious. I loved him in those movies and I'm lovin him on Community now. I'm just not sure how good of an idea it is to start up either of these properties again. If you do it, you better make it spectacular, otherwise, just leave them be.
First let me say the man is hilarious. I loved him in those movies and I'm lovin him on Community now. I'm just not sure how good of an idea it is to start up either of these properties again. If you do it, you better make it spectacular, otherwise, just leave them be.
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4:23PM on 08/25/2011
Yesssss more of "Ich suche sechs"
Yesssss more of "Ich suche sechs"
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3:29PM on 08/25/2011
Either one could be good. I kind of wish they'd reunite the cast of the original Vacation--the main four at least. Fletch could be good, but it's just been so long that it will likely only appeal to the old school fans. You know how most young people are these days--anyone over the age of 25 is considered "old" and they dismiss anything with aging stars, so you can pretty much bet that there's no chance of connecting with this particular generation.
Either one could be good. I kind of wish they'd reunite the cast of the original Vacation--the main four at least. Fletch could be good, but it's just been so long that it will likely only appeal to the old school fans. You know how most young people are these days--anyone over the age of 25 is considered "old" and they dismiss anything with aging stars, so you can pretty much bet that there's no chance of connecting with this particular generation.
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3:18PM on 08/25/2011

Chevy is right.

The Vacation idea is very funny as a concept alone, if only they'd let him write the new one. They'd have to shoot in Canada because Randy is a fugitive in the states. But that cousin Eddie idea is hilarious. I agree with his Fletch sentiment, he just doesn't want the studios to try a generic formula instead of working on the comedy.
The Vacation idea is very funny as a concept alone, if only they'd let him write the new one. They'd have to shoot in Canada because Randy is a fugitive in the states. But that cousin Eddie idea is hilarious. I agree with his Fletch sentiment, he just doesn't want the studios to try a generic formula instead of working on the comedy.
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2:23PM on 08/25/2011

No to Fletch, Yes to Vacation

I was never a huge Fletch fan and I don't think it'd really work for this generation, but Vacation would be perfect, even with most of the original cast. Bring back Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo (I'd still tap that) and Dana Barron. They're all still alive. They might as well. I say yes. Even Randy Quaid. Maybe just film Randy Quaid being himself around the cast and he'll still be as weird and creepy as Cousin Eddie was.
I was never a huge Fletch fan and I don't think it'd really work for this generation, but Vacation would be perfect, even with most of the original cast. Bring back Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D'Angelo (I'd still tap that) and Dana Barron. They're all still alive. They might as well. I say yes. Even Randy Quaid. Maybe just film Randy Quaid being himself around the cast and he'll still be as weird and creepy as Cousin Eddie was.
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2:07PM on 08/25/2011

hahaha

awesome idea, but good luck getting Randy Quaid to stop eating his own poop and come back to the real world
awesome idea, but good luck getting Randy Quaid to stop eating his own poop and come back to the real world
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2:06PM on 08/25/2011
Chevy Chase should consider retirement...
Chevy Chase should consider retirement...
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1:41PM on 08/25/2011
I would love to see another vacation movie but im not keen on chase's idea. But I'd love to take an adventure with the characters again
I would love to see another vacation movie but im not keen on chase's idea. But I'd love to take an adventure with the characters again
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1:31PM on 08/25/2011
I'd be down for a sequel for both movies. But obviously if there is only a great story to tell. An older Fletch could be a cool idea. More character devlopment never hurt anyone.

Also, Chase owns as Pierce on 'Community'. The season two finale left me wondering what was going to happen to his character the most (other 'Community' fans will know what I am talking about).
I'd be down for a sequel for both movies. But obviously if there is only a great story to tell. An older Fletch could be a cool idea. More character devlopment never hurt anyone.

Also, Chase owns as Pierce on 'Community'. The season two finale left me wondering what was going to happen to his character the most (other 'Community' fans will know what I am talking about).
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1:13PM on 08/25/2011
I was never a huge Fletch fan, but I LOVE the vacation movies (except european) and I'd love to see another sequel especially if they track down Quaid isn't he still MIA?
I was never a huge Fletch fan, but I LOVE the vacation movies (except european) and I'd love to see another sequel especially if they track down Quaid isn't he still MIA?
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1:08PM on 08/25/2011

Hahahaha....

Oh please for the love of God make one more Vacation movie. And get Beverly back. She's still really hot.
Oh please for the love of God make one more Vacation movie. And get Beverly back. She's still really hot.
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