National Lampoon’s Pig Poke

Written by Lillian Tram on June 27th, 2013


You guys remember National Lampoon’s European Vacation? You know the one – the familiar clan is back and they are taking a trip, but this time, they head out all over Europe? It was made in 1985 (which makes me feel so old!) but it is still hilarious today!


One of the things that they do – and after all, the reason why I’m bringing it up today on the blog – is that they compete in a game show during the movie called Pig in a Poke. Basically, the entire family dresses up in pig costumes to play this game show within the movie itself.
And since it’s Chevy Chase in the 1980s, before he got un-funny, as you can imagine it is pretty funny and enjoyable to watch!


Here’s a clip of the game itself in the movie, as you can see the kids aren’t too excited about dressing up as pigs – and nobody in the family seems to know anything about geography, or Hungarian cabinet-making!


As you might expect, the game goes pretty badly for the family as they go through Europe in this comedy of errors. And the pig suits… well, that just was what people considered stylish back in the 1980s, I guess!

7 Responses to “National Lampoon’s Pig Poke”

  1. Mandie says:

    I love the Griswald’s and I think European Vacation is a very underrated Lampoon’s movie. It was funny. I thought the pig costumes at the beginning of the movie were also hilarious. This movie always makes me laugh in fact the first three movies in the series make me laugh.

  2. Katie Loewen says:

    Yay! The Griswalds! I forgot about them 🙂 Hehe. Love the piggy suits :).

  3. Ana Beatriz De Santiago Diaz says:

    I have not seen this movie yet! I will try to find it on netflix! They look so cute in their pig costumes!

  4. Jessie says:

    Thanks for including the clip! I saw the movie but since it was so long ago, I totally forgot about that part! 🙂

  5. Tingyu says:

    I wonder what they did with those costumes.. that makes a good Halloween costume idea for me.

  6. deloreanfan81 says:

    I totally remember this!! Haha. Good memories 🙂

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