What About the Munsters?!?
It's one of the goofier polls to be zapped into my e-inbox in a long time, but I have to tell you: It made me think more than I wanted to about its results.
According to the email, "Access America partnered with IPSOS Public Affairs to survey Americans about summer travel and their favorite fictional families on a trip together." (Access America, by the way, provides travel insurance and assistance to those on the road.)
The firms actually asked 1,000 people what fake brood they'd prefer to accompany them on a family vacation (which makes it sounds as if the respondents' families weren't good enough, come to think of it).
Here are the results:
Â· 25 % The Griswolds ("National Lampoon's Vacation")
Â· 25 % The Bradys ("The Brady Bunch Goes to Hawaii")
Â· 9 % The Robinsons ("Lost in Space")
Â· 8 % The Hoovers (Olive's family in "Little Miss Sunshine")
Â· 7 % The Housemans ( Baby's family in "Dirty Dancing")
Â· 4 % The Chesters ("Summer Rental")
This is a head-scratcher, folks. Why would anyone want to vacation with the Robinsons? They were lost in space! And they had to deal with that weird Dr. Smith. The Hoovers drove around in that broken van, and I'm sorry, I don't remember the Chesters at all, except that I'd laugh at anything involving John Candy. I guess I would have chosen the Bradys out of the bunch, because they at least had Alice to clean up any messes and provide awkward comic relief.
If I had to nominate a family of my own, I'd go with the Jetsons. I'd get to the beach faster, and I don't recall George and Jane ever tying Aunt Edna's corpse to the roof of their spaceship.
Any other nominations out there?
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