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Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase in Vegas VacationYes, that's right, they're back. That zany 'National Lampoon's Vacation' couple Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) have evidently not endured enough road-trip punishment. Now they're going to be hawking HomeAway vacation rentals on a comedic ad campaign set to air during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2010.

Naturally, this leads us to wonder whether this confirms the rumors that we'll be punished with or treated to (depending upon your point of view) a fifth outing in the popular 'Vacation' series that followed the Griswolds' misadventures from Walley World to Europe to Vegas to their own home at Christmastime. And, if so, would the movie become one giant product placement for HomeAway? Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase in Vegas VacationYes, that's right, they're back. That zany 'National Lampoon's Vacation' couple Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) have evidently not endured enough road-trip punishment. Now they're going to be hawking HomeAway vacation rentals on a comedic ad campaign set to air during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2010.

Naturally, this leads us to wonder whether this confirms the rumors that we'll be punished with or treated to (depending upon your point of view) a fifth outing in the popular 'Vacation' series that followed the Griswolds' misadventures from Walley World to Europe to Vegas to their own home at Christmastime. And, if so, would the movie become one giant product placement for HomeAway?

"To this day, people ask me, 'When is the next 'Vacation' movie?" Chase told US Weekly. "So I'm sure everyone will get a kick out of seeing the Griswolds and their misadventures once again." D'Angelo piped in: "Clark and Ellen have one of the most enduring marriages ever to come out of Hollywood. I am thrilled that HomeAway is reuniting Chevy and me."

But the question is, will the fans be? Eighties nostalgia is pretty big lately. Rocky Balboa came out of retirement for a successful sixth movie. And Axel Foley should be returning for the somewhat anticipated 'Beverly Hills Cop 4.' Then again, 'War Games' and 'Lost Boys' received straight-to-DVD sequels that barely registered. But the two 'Vacation' stars have been keeping busy -- Chase has found a good home on NBC's popular, snarky 'Community,' and D'Angelo has had a recurring role in 'Entourage' and appeared in 'The House Bunny' -- plus it would be interesting to see how screwed up the Griswolds' kids turned out to be.

For now we're happy to see Clark and Ellen Griswold come back into our living rooms. Whether we want 90 more minutes of their shenanigans depends on how stoked we are by the ad.