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I think I speak for everybody when I say that cousin Eddie from Christmas Vacation is by far the most quotable character in any Christmas movie ever, and that’s saying a lot.
Needless to say, Randy Quaid outdid himself on this one.
With sayings like:
“You serious, Clark?”
“That’s the gift that keeps on givin’.”
“Aw he’s just yackin’ on a bone.”
“If that thing had nine lives, she just spent ’em all.”
If you’ve never seen this movie and don’t know the context, I suggest you give it a watch as soon as possible. Top five Christmas movies of all time, no doubt, but arguably the best.
But perhaps there isn’t a better part of the movie, than when cousin Eddie is out on the front lawn in a robe with no pants, emptying his septic system from their RV.
And that’s when he says the most iconic line of all:
With that being said, some genius in the Dogwood subdivision of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, decided to recreate the hilarious scene with a mannequin in their front yard.
But, unfortunately, there’s a few Karens who don’t get the joke, and thought it was an actual person and alerted the authorities, according to the Daily Herald.
Apparently the call to 911 went a little something like this:
“A male standing outside. He is naked. He has a robe covering part of his body. He is exposing himself, and he has a hose between his legs.”
Homeowner Joni Keeney thought it would be a hilarious idea (as she should).
She told the outlet:
“Everybody has a Cousin Eddie… I just want people to have a good Christmas and get a laugh.”
Don’t let the haters get to ya, Joni.
This is masterful work, and the best Christmas display I’ve seen all winter.
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