Decorate Your Lawn With an Inflatable Griswold Family Station Wagon from National Lampoon's Vacation

Home Depot
Home Depot

Want to outdo your neighbors’ holiday decorations and have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye? Home Depot is here to help. You can now order an 8-foot-wide inflatable yard decoration modeled after the Griswold family's trusty old Wagon Queen Family Truckster.

Complete with wood paneling and a Christmas tree strapped to the roof, the inflatable station wagon is the perfect way to let everyone in the neighborhood know that you can quote National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation word for word, and you’re prepared to prove it.

However, unlike Clark’s bright idea of wrapping your house in thousands of lights in an apparent attempt to blind everyone within a one-mile radius, this inflatable decoration requires very little effort. It self-inflates in seconds, and built-in LED lights provide some extra illumination for your nighttime display. The package also comes with a 5-foot cord and a stake and tethers to keep it from flying away. Unfortunately, Aunt Edna isn’t included. Somebody already asked on Home Depot’s Q&A section. Get yours for $119 at Home Depot or in select stores.

Of course, you could also go all out and design your own Griswold-themed holiday display, like one man did in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Each year, Dan Hartman decorates his yard with a decked-out RV, station wagon, Cousin Eddie mannequin, and other elaborate National Lampoon-inspired scenes.

"My favorite part of doing this is just bringing happiness to other people,” Hartman told the local Observer-Reporter newspaper. "And to bring Christmas cheer to everybody that drives by.”

Clark would certainly approve.

Breaking Bad Movie's Title, Release Date, and Plot Details Revealed

Frank Ockenfels, AMC
Frank Ockenfels, AMC

While Better Call Saul has been a wonderful way to stave off Breaking Bad withdrawals, fans have been waiting months to get more details on the Breaking Bad movie that was announced earlier this year. And it has finally arrived. Netflix has just announced that the movie, titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, will drop on October 11, 2019.

According to the official synopsis, the film will "reunite" fans with Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman following the events of the series' highly acclaimed finale:

"In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad."

According to Variety, "It is unclear whether Bryan Cranston, who played main character Walter White in the series, will appear in the film. Cranston has previously confirmed that the film was happening but would not say whether or not he would be involved."

While Cranston's involvement may be unknown, based on the newly released trailer, it's clear that Charles Baker will be reprising his role as Skinny Pete. (We can only hope that this means Badger will be along for the ride, too.)

Though Breaking Bad aired on AMC, partnering with Netflix makes sense for the film, as the streaming network owns the rights to the series (which remains a popular binge-watch). And Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has credited Netflix with being a key reason for the show’s ultimate ratings success.

While accepting the show’s first Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 (it won again the following year), Gilligan took a moment to acknowledge the integral role Netflix played in helping Breaking Bad find its audience.

“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” Gilligan said. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season 2 … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need

Amazon
Amazon

Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured
Amazon

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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