Transcript for Ed Helms Is the Grown Up Rusty Griswold in 'Vacation'
the very first time actually. Ed Helms decided to make his way to "Good morning America" and we're very happy to have him here. He stars as a grown-up rusty Griswold in the new "Vacation" movie and he is determined to turn his family's bad attitude about a trip to the infamous Walley world around after they suggest he's just trying to relive his past. Take a look. I don't know. We're not redoing anything. This will be completely different. For one thing the original vacation had a boy and a girl. This one has two boys and I'm sure that there will be lots of other differences. I never even heard of the original vacation. Doesn't matter. The new vacation will stanl on its own. I see what you're doing there with that. A lot of people saying you can't make over the original vacation. You have some fun with it there actually addressing it in the movie. Yeah, because by the way I agree with that. You can't remake a gold -- the original "Vacation" is one of the greatest manufactures ever. So this is a sequel. A sequel. A 30 year later sequel. You got to work with the original Clark and Ellen Griswold. How incredible was that? That for me was a dream come true. Was it intimidating at all. Very intimidating but just because -- I've kind of worshipped chevy chase since I was 10 years old and I mean if there were action figures for the three amigos that's what I would have for instead of "Star wars" actually but, yeah, so meeting him was such a thrill and then to work with him, I mean, a blast. Yeah, chevy and Beverly d'angelo just classics, classics. One of the best moments of the movie is when we hear you sing seal's "A kiss from a rose". Oh, yeah. You Hsing a lot in movies. I sing arguably too much. I don't know. It's pretty funny. We heard you in "The hangover" and in "The office" is singing in your contract? Is that a part of your characters? For some reason I'm associated with singing now and so people tend to write it into proje projects that I work on but, yeah. Yeah, that -- I till get E mays from that chicken. We're close. We bonded. Play it again, ed. Yeah. You laugh but you're a musician in real life. I am, yes. You have a bluegrass band called the lonesome trio that you started in college and you recently performed on stage with Mumford and sons at bonnaroo. Lay, look at that. Is that you on the banjo. Yeah, that's me. That's cool. I've never seen this video. What else do you play? I play banjo. The lonesome trio is two of my best buddies, Jake and Ian that we've been playing together for 0 years and we just finally cranked out an album and I think it just dropped on vinyl. You think? For all you vinyl nerds out there. I love it. I love it so this movie is about family vacations. Have you ever had a vacation disaster? Yes. Yes, I had a crazy trip in my 20s. I went to Indonesia with some buddies and we were like in the middle of nowhere and my buddy like gashed his knee in a way that like wasn't funny at all like emergency and but we were a day away from anything and I was like, let's leave him. We have to get out of here. That's nice. Not to go on vacation with you. I panicked. I'm a panicker. So but we managed to make our way to like a missionary infirmary and sewed him up and we laugh about it now. When you have photographic evidence of that. We have a big announcement. We have the winner of the awkward vacation photo contest. Thousands of people sent in their pictures of their best vacation disasters and you're going to call the winner live and let them know that they've won, ed. So will you do the honors. Oh, boy if we brought in a phone for you. All right. A phone from the flintstones. A rotary dial. Here we go. It really works. Hello. It's ringing. It's ringing. Hello. Hello. Emily? Gre. Hi. This is ed Helms on "Good morning America" -- Oh, my god. Keep it together. You won because your family photograph is the most insane thing I've ever seen. There it is. I have my little sister here too, Sara. Actually we're hoping that one of those goats is standing by because they're the winner. You know what, it was a little while ago so maybe not. What was happening there? Why were you being devoured by goats? S We had ice cream cones full of seed and I'm holding it and wanted to give each little animal one and unfortunately, the big animals attacked moo he? And your sibling doesn't care at all. Not at all. No the at all. We're going to give you a chance to redo it so you're going to head back -- is that banden, Oregon. Yes! All right. You're hitting the road, Emily, congratulations and ed, thank you so much. Congratulations. Thank you so much. It was a blast. Please come back again in yeah, of course, my pleasure. "Vacation" is in theaters now and to see more hilariously awkward vacation photos go to our website goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! Next on "Gma," we've got the
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