Skip to comments.Snoop, Iacocca hang out in new ad
Posted on 08/05/2005 1:50:53 PM PDT by churchillbuff
Former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg appear together in Chrysler Group's latest ads for its employee-pricing program, a duo guaranteed to raise some eyebrows.
The 80-year-old Iacocca and Snoop Dogg, who made his name rapping about sex and marijuana, appear as golf buddies in the ad, scheduled to begin airing Saturday. Snoop Dogg wears an argyle sweater vest, while Iacocca dons a pastel plaid hat.
At the end of the TV spot, Snoop Dogg says: "If the ride is more fly, then you must buy." Iacocca responds: "That's what I hear."
Chrysler spokeswoman Suraya DaSante said the pairing isn't as odd as it seems. Snoop Dogg is a bona fide Chrysler fan who called company president and CEO Dieter Zetsche last year asking for a Chrysler 300C sedan.
"They're both total car guys," DaSante said.
Iacocca has filmed three other ads as part of the $75-million campaign, including one ad featuring former Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander.
Iacocca is donating his fee to the Iacocca Foundation, which fights diabetes. Chrysler also agreed to become a sponsor of JoinLeeNow, a diabetes fundraising effort.
Snoop Dogg also has a charity, the Snoop Youth Football League, but DaSante said she didn't know if he was donating his fee.
Chrysler said this week that it is indefinitely extending its incentive program, which lets consumers pay the employee price for most 2005 vehicles. The program, which began last month, had been scheduled to end Monday, but Chrysler extended it after seeing its sales jump 32 per cent in July.
Word fo shizzle.
Well, I knew it reminded me of something out of cartoon-TV world, and then it hit on me - the Green Hornet. I did a google search to see whether anyone else was saying this, and the Auto Week link came up. And references to the Autoweek comment. So you were the originator of that?
I think the black beauty itself was a modified chrysler, is that correct? Anyway, I don't think it's a coincidence that it has that look - the designers were surely knew what they were doing. They're the designers of the Cruiser, after all, which Mickey Kaus (dismisively) calls a "cartoon car."
I'm not in the Snoop demographic, either.
Snoop Dogg says: "If the ride is more fly, then you must buy
Just what the hell is that supposed to mean. Is that ebonics or what? cant he speak English. If I want to buy a car I wouldnt buy it because Snoop Dogg reccommended it.Must be a pimp mobile.
"Just what the hell is that supposed to mean. Is that ebonics or what? cant he speak English. If I want to buy a car I wouldnt buy it because Snoop Dogg reccommended it.Must be a pimp mobile."
You aren't the target market for this!
Birds of a feather
Wasn't he the goofball who sang the song about how we should understand why Muslims hate us so much at the benefit for the victims of 9/11/01?
Thank God for that.
That's an obvious play on Johnny Cochran's rhyme during the O.J. trial about the glove.
As for your questions, I could ask you if you can spell and punctuate correctly.
You ask me if I can spell or punctuate correctly but you accept Snoop Dogs POS rhyme as though it were correct English? ahahahhaa Get a life.
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