About a month ago, I posted about Chrysler reintroducing Lee Iacocca in a spot with Jason Alexander. Now, CNN reports a new commercial which should break Saturday (tomorrow) will feature Lee and Snoop Dog in order to reach younger consumers who have no idea who Lee is.
The latest spot, which numerous media reports say should start Saturday, includes Iacocca and Snoop Dogg, whose hip-hop speaking manner in the spot seems to confuse Iacocca.
"You know, I'm not too sure what you just said. Now everybody gets a great deal," Iacocca says in the spot.
"Fo shizzle, I-ka-zizzle," Snoop Dog replies.
Iacocca is donating the money Chrysler is paying him to do these spots to a foundation he set up to battle diabetes, the disease which killed his wife. USA Today reports that Snoop Dogg told Iacocca during the filming that he has a brother with diabetes, and said he admired what Iacocca is doing.
"He's just a good kid," Iacocca told USA Today about his co-star. "I didn't understand half the things he was telling me, but it was fun."
The spot ends with Snoop Dog giving his own version of Iacocca's famous pitchline, "If you can find a better car, buy it."
"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy," Snoop Dog says.