I’m going to keep this short and sweet, and let the man himself do most of the talking. Chevy Chase recently sat down on the set of Community far a chat with Collider. During that chat, Chase had things to say about the future of both Vacation and Fletch. Read the rest for yourself, and be thrilled:
“I’ve written an idea that would be basically like a ‘Swiss Family Griswold,'” he said. “There’s a cruise, there’s a fire on the ship, we think the whole ship’s on fire and we jump—it’s just a little fire—and we end up on an island where we meet Randy [Quaid] somewhere who’s been left there from an old Survivor series.”
Everything about that idea is sharp and perfectly in tune with the spirit of the classic comedy series, don’t you think? Chase also said a little bit more about Fletch, and while it’s not quite as encouraging, the important takeaway is: He’s game to be the character again. Community is a big hit, too, which certainly ups the chances of studio giving the right pitch a greenlight.
“I mean look, I’m not gonna do Fletch unless I’m Fletch. If they start writing something for a kid who’s Fletch and I’m just helping out… ‘Bye. I mean, there’s no reason why, at my age, I can’t still be Fletch. I’ve always been getting this impression that they’d like me to be mentoring a younger Fletch type thing.”
There you have it. Fletch and Vacation shouts in the same interview. I feel like I’m 12 again.