Rusty and Clark Griswold back together for 'Community' reunion
Anthony Michael Hall will reunite with his Vacation co-star Chevy Chase for an upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom Community, TV Guide Magazine reports.
Hall played Rusty Griswold -- the son to Chase's "Clark Griswold" -- in the first National Lampoon's Vacation back in 1983. (Each sequel cast a different actor as Rusty.)
For Community, Hall is hardly the "Farmer Ted" from the '80s that we all remember. Instead, he'll play a bully who challenges star Joel McHale to a fight. His scenes were filmed last week. The episode is set to air Dec. 10.
“When I first heard about it, I said to the producers, ‘That’s great – you’ve got the Breakfast Club homage going,’ and they said, ‘Huh? Oh, right! Of course!’ " McHale told TV Guide, tongue-in-cheek. "But it’s also cool because it’s the first time Anthony and Chevy Chase have worked together since the first Vacation movie.”
Seems like every successful TV show these days needs an '80s angle. Does that mean we're in charge now? We promise not to use our newly gained power to do anything irresponsible. Like forcing John Cusack to make Better Off Dead 2: The Return of Johnny.