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Quiz about Cousin Eddie  Nothin But The Best
Quiz about Cousin Eddie  Nothin But The Best

Cousin Eddie - "Nothin' But The Best" Quiz


Here's to Randy Quaid's immortal character - the lovable but disgusting Cousin Eddie. Cousin Eddie appeared in three of the four "Vacation" movies and stole scenes in each one in which he appeared. Is the plate in your head big enough for this quiz?

A multiple-choice quiz by LeroyFishead. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LeroyFishead
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
265,941
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
2646
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 82 (9/15), Guest 68 (7/15), Guest 69 (14/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. In the original "Vacation" movie, the Griswolds visited Cousin Eddie and his family at their farm in Kansas. Eddie mentioned many reasons for his family's troubles, including losing his job. From where was Cousin Eddie laid off? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. In the original "Vacation" movie, Cousin Eddie hosted a barbecue for the Griswolds with a rather strange menu. Eddie prepared a side dish to go with the toasted buns. What was it? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. What did Cousin Eddie serve on the toasted buns at the barbecue in the original "Vacation" film? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. In the original "Vacation" movie, Cousin Eddie gave Clark Griswold, the lovable but bumbling father of the Griswold family, played by Chevy Chase, a gift when the Griswolds left Eddie's house. What was the gift? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. In "Christmas Vacation", Cousin Eddie referred to a gift that Clark received from his company as "The Gift That Keeps on Giving". To what was Eddie referring? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. What was the name of Eddie's dog in "Christmas Vacation"? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. In one of the most memorable scenes in "Christmas Vacation", Cousin Eddie was standing in a bathrobe, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth, all the while holding the drain hose from his RV's toilet between his legs. How did Eddie drain the chemical toilet in his RV? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. What present did Eddie bring Clark in "Christmas Vacation"? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Where did Eddie cook the chicken for the barbecue in "Vegas Vacation"? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. In "Vegas Vacation", Eddie and Clark found some of Eddie's hidden money in a coffee can. What was the brand of coffee? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. In "Vegas Vacation", what was Eddie's daughter Vicki's occupation? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. In "Vegas Vacation", what happened to Eddie when he belched, causing the plate in his head to shift? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. In what branch of the military did Eddie serve? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. What was Cousin Eddie's wife's name? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. In which of the "Vacation" movies did Cousin Eddie NOT appear? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the original "Vacation" movie, the Griswolds visited Cousin Eddie and his family at their farm in Kansas. Eddie mentioned many reasons for his family's troubles, including losing his job. From where was Cousin Eddie laid off?

Answer: An asbestos factory

"I got laid off when they closed that asbestos factory, and wouldn't you know it, the army cuts my disability pension because they said that the plate in my head wasn't big enough." Eddie was explaining to Clark (Chevy Chase), why his family was having such financial trouble. He then promptly asked Clark for $52,000.
Asbestos is a fire retardant material that has been linked to several kinds of cancer, most notably, Mesothelioma. The use of asbestos has been banned in the United States and most developed nations since the 1980s.
2. In the original "Vacation" movie, Cousin Eddie hosted a barbecue for the Griswolds with a rather strange menu. Eddie prepared a side dish to go with the toasted buns. What was it?

Answer: Hamburger Helper

"I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh?" Eddie asked Clark. Eddie also mentioned Tuna Helper in the same exchange..."I like it better than tuna helper myself, don't you, Clark?" Hamburger Helper was introduced by Betty Crocker in 1970. Since then, both Chicken Helper and Tuna Helper have been added to the product line.
3. What did Cousin Eddie serve on the toasted buns at the barbecue in the original "Vacation" film?

Answer: Ketchup

"Real tomato ketchup Eddie?" Clark asked Eddie. "Nothin' but the best!" Eddie replied. This of course was after Clark found out that there was no meat for the buns when Eddie asked "How do you like yours, Clark?" To which Clark replied "Medium rare, a little pink inside."; prompting Eddie to respond "No, your bun...light or dark?"
4. In the original "Vacation" movie, Cousin Eddie gave Clark Griswold, the lovable but bumbling father of the Griswold family, played by Chevy Chase, a gift when the Griswolds left Eddie's house. What was the gift?

Answer: White patent leather shoes

"Oh no, Eddie, you shouldn't have", Clark responded. Clark seemed to be a bit patronizing when presented with the shoes. He seemed to wear them with pride though when he went to the bar and met the girl in the Ferrari (Christie Brinkley), after a fight with his wife.
5. In "Christmas Vacation", Cousin Eddie referred to a gift that Clark received from his company as "The Gift That Keeps on Giving". To what was Eddie referring?

Answer: The Jelly of The Month Club

Clark received a subscription to the club in lieu of his annual Christmas bonus. This was what drove Clark mad and inspired Eddie to kidnap Clark's boss.
The original slogan "The Gift That Keeps on Giving" was from the Red Cross, used to inspire people to donate blood.
6. What was the name of Eddie's dog in "Christmas Vacation"?

Answer: Snots

Snots was a Rottweiler, with what Eddie described as a sinus condition. Eddie also noted that Snots had a little "Mississippi leg hound" in him. Dinky was the dog from the original "Vacation" movie, who met his demise behind the Griswold family truckster. Rocky was actually one of Eddie's kids, who according to Eddie, had an unidentified oral fungus.
7. In one of the most memorable scenes in "Christmas Vacation", Cousin Eddie was standing in a bathrobe, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth, all the while holding the drain hose from his RV's toilet between his legs. How did Eddie drain the chemical toilet in his RV?

Answer: Emptied it into the storm sewer

After dumping the contents into the storm sewer, an eerie green glow was seen coming from the manhole. Then, at the end of the film, Great Uncle Lewis (William Hickey), threw his cigar butt into the drain, causing a huge explosion when the sewage gas ignited.
8. What present did Eddie bring Clark in "Christmas Vacation"?

Answer: His boss

When Clark launched into a furor over not receiving a Christmas bonus, he said that the one thing he wanted was his boss, Frank Shirley, brought to him with a ribbon on him. Leave it to Cousin Eddie, he promptly kidnapped Mr. Shirley (Brian Doyle-Murray), and brought him to Clark, tied-up, with a ribbon around him, just as requested. Ask and ye shall receive!
9. Where did Eddie cook the chicken for the barbecue in "Vegas Vacation"?

Answer: On a rock

"Where's your grill, Eddie?" Clark asked. "Don't have one, Clark. Don't need one" Eddie replied as he slung the chicken onto the bare rocks and it started to sizzle.
In Oatmen, Arizona, there is an annual competition in which competitors fry eggs on the hot desert sidewalk.
10. In "Vegas Vacation", Eddie and Clark found some of Eddie's hidden money in a coffee can. What was the brand of coffee?

Answer: Yuban

Eddie told Clark that he got the money from donating a kidney. He also remarked that Yuban was good on many things, including ice cream or mashed potatoes. He also told us that you could just eat it straight out of the can for a "quick pick me up". The two were looking for any cash they could find after Clark lost all of his money gambling. Luckily, Eddie had buried small amounts of cash around his yard, but could not remember where.
11. In "Vegas Vacation", what was Eddie's daughter Vicki's occupation?

Answer: Dancer

Cousin Vicki, played by Shae D'Lyn, even tried to get Clark's daughter Audrey (Marisol Nichols) to come work with her. Vicki also gave the Griswolds a show when she was dropped off at home after hitching a ride. The dance provoked Clark to warn his son Rusty (Ethan Embry) "Don't think unnatural thoughts about your cousin, Russ."
12. In "Vegas Vacation", what happened to Eddie when he belched, causing the plate in his head to shift?

Answer: His legs gave out.

Eddie explained to Clark that the V.A. gave him some government land outside Las Vegas because of the defect in the plate in his head. We saw the reaction when Eddie belched while watching Clark gamble in the Casino. In the original "Vacation", Eddie explained that the Army had actually cut his disability because the plate "wasn't big enough".

In "Christmas Vacation", Eddie remarked that every time his wife used the microwave, he would urinate on himself and forget who he was for half an hour.
13. In what branch of the military did Eddie serve?

Answer: The Army

"...the army cuts my disability pension because they said that the plate in my head wasn't big enough." Eddie told Clark while asking for money in the original "Vacation" film. Though the plate in his head was referenced many times in the series of movies, we never found out exactly how Eddie wound up with the plate in his head.
14. What was Cousin Eddie's wife's name?

Answer: Catherine

Catherine, played by Miriam Flynn, was actually Ellen Griswold's (Beverly D'Angelo) cousin, whom Eddie married. Vicki was Eddie and Catherine's oldest daughter (played by Jane Krakowski in the original "Vacation" and Shae D'Lyn in "Vegas Vacation"). Ruby Sue was the youngest daughter of Eddie and Catherine.
15. In which of the "Vacation" movies did Cousin Eddie NOT appear?

Answer: European Vacation

"European Vacation" was the second film of the series where the Griswolds took a trip across Europe after winning on the "Pig in a Poke" gameshow. Cousin Eddie, unfortunately did not make the trip with them. The Griswolds visited Cousin Eddie at his home in Kansas in the original "Vacation". Eddie and Catherine brought their family to the Griswold home in "Christmas Vacation"; in their RV none the less.

In "Vegas Vacation", the Griswolds again visited Cousin Eddie; this time at his new home, a new RV (at least new to them) on the government land Eddie was given by the V.A.
Source: Author LeroyFishead

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