• Sep 17th 2006 at 2:58PM
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Starting tomorrow (Monday, September 18), Jeep will air five new TV spots. The first clip to surface is this crazy "Lizard" ad, which shows a lizard in the desert, puffing up to challenge an old Wrangler. The Wrangler puffs up even bigger, scares off the lizard and settles down to the shape of the new Wrangler.

The ad reminds us of Jurassic Park, where a Jeep faced off against a similar lizard. Dennis Nedry (played by Wayne Knight, "Newman" from Seinfeld) only wishes his Jeep had stood its ground the same way.

The four other ads will feature two gorillas grooming, a bird hunting for bugs, an insect-like Wrangler rock-crawler and a hip-hop urban spot.

[Source: Carscoop]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago

      Heh...if only Fabulo had said:

      Lamest. Ad. Ever.

      • 9 Years Ago
      But...that aniumated Honda Guy commercial ROCKS!!!!! And, if you believe that, you're dumber than I thought
      • 9 Years Ago
      Picking a nit here, but they used Ford Explorers for the movie. I'm saddened that I knew that, and even sadder that I felt it important enough to comment on. I'm going to go eat 100 burritos with the comic book dude from above.
      • 9 Years Ago
      made me chuckle, heh.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's pretty lame. The lizard is about 0.00007% the size and weight of the car. Before viewing the video, I was imagining a giant lizard, godzilla sized, running away from a puffed up wrangler.

      Totally underwhelming.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Isn't there some sense of the Yuris ads here?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Fabulo, you remind me of Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #7...I'll one-up your sadness and say i remember that Wayne Knight was in fact driving a gas-powered Jeep Wrangler. Only the electric tour vehicles in the park were Ford Explorers.

      So many hours wasted watching that movie over and over...
      • 9 Years Ago
      I actually like the Lizard spot. It doesn't make up points on the Compass Bobblehead ads though...