PLAYED BY: Chevy Chase
HIS SITUATION: Wanting to spend more time with his wife and two kids, Clark Griswold loads them into the “family truckster” and takes them on an incident-rich trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. Their ultimate destination: Walley World.
PARENTING TRAIT WE ADMIRE: Determination. Nothing — certainly not a broken car or an unwanted passenger or an an unexpected detour in the desert — will keep Clark from bringing his family to the wonders of “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park.”
RALLYING HIS DEMORALIZED FAMILY, A MERE 10 HOURS FROM WALLEY WORLD: “This is no longer a vacation. It’s a quest. It’s a quest for fun. I’m gonna have fun and you’re gonna have fun. We’re all gonna have so much f***ing fun we’ll need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles.”