‘Cousin Eddie’ Holiday Display Frightens Neighbour, Prompting a Call to the Police

Shepherdsville, Kentucky police responded to a report of a man stripping naked outside a house, only to learn that it was all part of an elaborate homage to a classic holiday film.

No crime had been committed on Wednesday, December 21 in the little city located about 20 miles south of Louisville, as local Fox station WDRB-TV reported. Instead, it was merely a mannequin belonging to a super-fan of the “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” movie.

A Shepherdsville dispatcher said that the scene looked like this: “a male standing outside. He is naked. He has a robe covering part of his body. He is exposing himself, and he has a hose between his legs.”

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Officers arrived, but there was no naked man in a robe. Nobody male was located by them. They ended up finding a mannequin dressed as Randy Quaid’s obnoxious character Cousin Eddie from the 1989 film instead.

The manikin was decked up in a robe and a fedora, and he was holding a beer and a cigar. The orange hose in the hand of the mannequin was a nod to the memorable moment in which Cousin Eddie’s RV overflows.

No one was taken into custody or issued a ticket by the responding officers. Instead, they “did get a laugh and took some photos of the display,” said WDRB-TV. Shepherdsville Police Chief Rick McCubbin was quoted as saying, “Never a dull moment.”

To quote the mannequin’s owner, Joni Keeney, “everybody has a ‘Cousin Eddie’ in their family, everybody,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is her favourite holiday film.

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Given that Keeney and her husband abstain from alcohol, they reportedly solicited the aid of a neighbour in order to create a more movie-accurate display.

Tamara Gould, a neighbour, remarked, “Oh Lord, here we go” when the woman indicated she needed a mannequin. According to the article, Gould’s spouse “Cousin Eddie” drank the beer that he was holding.

Keeney’s showcase featured more than just a mannequin of Cousin Eddie. Keeney appears to have used tinsel to sketch a cat underneath an upturned armchair that she claimed to have purchased on Facebook Marketplace.

The Griswold family’s cat dies after being accidentally shocked by the Christmas lights. Keeney stated that she hoped her exhibit would cause “people to have a happy Christmas and enjoy a laugh,” and that it had been well received by the community. “It’s the best, I think,” Gould concurred to WDRB.

Keeney would like to add more movie figures to her exhibit next year. She informed WDRB she plans to instal a Clark Griswold statue on her roof… Keep up with Lee Daily for more news like this.

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