Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold for a new ad for the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Comedian Chevy Chase is reprising his function as Clark Griswold from the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” in a new vacation ad for the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover.
The 60-second spot options Chase together with authentic solid member Beverly D’Angelo as his spouse, Ellen, recreating a memorable scene of the 1989 film in which Clark makes an attempt to get exterior Christmas lights on the household’s home to activate. But as an alternative of the household gazing on the flamboyant decorations, they’re interested in a Mustang Mach-E in the driveway.
Chase thanked Ford Motor for the function in addition to an undisclosed amount of cash he was paid for the ad: “It’s great to be back for another Christmas with my on-screen family and its rotating assortment of kids – and I have Ford and Mustang Mach-E to thank for paying me to do it,” he stated in a press release. “I suppose you’re expecting some sort of riff on electric cars, but I can say with 85% certainty that this thing probably won’t cause any blackouts in your neighborhood when you plug it in.”
Ford printed the ad on YouTube forward of its scheduled broadcast debut Tuesday throughout an encore broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s Christmas particular at 9 p.m. on NBC.
The Mustang Mach-E, which is arriving in U.S. dealerships, is a crucial product for Ford. It marks the primary new EV underneath an $11 billion funding plan in electrical autos by way of 2022, and it is Ford’s first shot at Tesla – the trade’s chief in electrical autos.