Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are repeating their National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation as Clark and Ellen Griswold for a new ad for the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Comedian Chevy Chase repeats his role as Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in a new Christmas commercial for the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover.
The 60-second spot shows Chase and original actor Beverly D’Angelo as his wife, Ellen, recreating a memorable scene in the 1989 film in which Clark tries to turn on the family house with Christmas lights from the outside. But instead of the family looking at the extravagant decorations, they’re drawn to a Mustang Mach-E in the driveway.
Chase thanked Ford Motor for the role and for the undisclosed amount of money he received for the ad: “It’s great to be celebrating Christmas again with my family on screen and the changing selection of kids – and I have Ford and Mustang Mach-E, thanks for paying for this, “he said in a statement. “I suppose you’re expecting some kind of reef for electric cars, but I can say with 85% confidence that this thing probably won’t cause power outages in your neighborhood if you plug it in.”
Ford posted the ad on YouTube ahead of its scheduled debut Tuesday during an encore of Saturday Night Live’s Christmas Special at 9 p.m. on NBC.
The Mustang Mach-E, which arrives at US dealerships, is a key product for Ford. It’s the first new electric vehicle set to invest more than $ 11.5 billion in electric vehicles by 2022, and it’s Ford’s first shot to Tesla – the industry leader in electric vehicles.
The Chase Mach E ad comes almost a year after a well-received Super Bowl ad for Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand in which actor Bill Murray re-appeared in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day”.