Clark Griswold returns in 'Christmas Vacation' Ford Mustang Mach-E ad
Commercial will run during 'Saturday Night Live Christmas Special'
By Gary Gastelu | Fox News 12/21/2020
Chevy Chase is simultaneously returning to Saturday Night Live and to his Clark Griswold character, courtesy of Ford. Sort of.
The actor is starring in a "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" themed commercial for the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E along with on-screen wife Beverly D’Angelo that will run during the primetime reairing of the "Saturday Night Live Christmas Special" on Dec. 22.
The spot is already on YouTube, however, and reimagines the film’s famous scene where Griswold illuminates his home with a blinding array of Christmas lights after his wife, Ellen, flicks the power switch.
The twist this time is that she’s turning on the juice to charge a Mustang Mach-E, which gets more attention from his family than the light display.
Griswold’s father-in-law calls it a "nice whip" as they gather around it and then says that he used to have a Mustang "back when cars made sounds."