Jeeps in Movies and TV Shows – From the ‘80s to Today

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The Jeep name has been around for 75+ years now, and in that time the brand name has certainly become iconic. So iconic that Jeep’s have been in many famous shows and movies throughout the years. Specifically, we can think of movies and TV shows from the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s that feature Jeeps.

‘80’s

“Dukes of Hazzard” is a famous comedy show from the ‘80s and it is known for its iconic orange Dodge Charger nicknamed, “General Lee,”, but that isn’t the only vehicle remembered from the show. There was also a 1980 Jeep CJ-7 named “Golden Eagle” that Daisy got and drove after her Plymouth was destroyed in a famous scene.  

Ah, Back to the Future”, another 80s favorite of many! Back to the Future features several cars including the movie’s signature car, the DeLorean. But if you think back to the film, you might remember the scene where Marty grabs onto the back of a Jeep Wrangler and ride on his skateboard because he is late to school.

90’s

The “Jurassic Park” fleet of Jeeps is one of the most famous uses of Jeeps in film. You probably can’t think of the movie without seeing the famous Jeep in your head. The Jeep in this movie is a two-door Jeep Wrangler with the famous Jurassic Park logo on the doors.  

“Clueless” is a ‘90s film that made everyone’s heart throb. The Jeep in this movie a 1994 Jeep Wrangler. If you have seen this movie and remember the car chase scene, the Wrangler should come to mind!

“Beavis and Butthead” was a popular comedy cartoon in the ‘90s. This show, although animation, featured a Jeep throughout the show that is hard to forget. It was an animated red version of the Jeep Cherokee (XJ).

“Baywatch” was a famous show in the ‘90s, especially among young males. The show ran from the early ‘90s through the early 2000s. The show was basically just a watch or preview of the beach season, which was originally filmed in Australia and later moved to Hawaii. The Jeeps were the main vehicles throughout the entire run of the show.

“Twister” is a classic thriller. In the movie Twister, the Character Jo drove a 1982 Jeep J10 to chase storms. Anyone who has seen the movie remembers the J10 in the action packed film.

2000s/Today

“Gilmore Girls” is hard not to mention when talking about this, especially considering the Revival just last year (2016) of the show, which still featured a Jeep. The Jeep is a two-door soft top Wrangler driven by the main character Lorelai for the entire show, and revival.

“The Walking Dead” is another one we have to mention when talking about the 2000s and today as it is a quite popular show. There is not just one iconic Jeep in this show, but many. Throughout the series they end up driving Jeep Wranglers, Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, and more. The Jeeps are as old as ‘80s and as new as 2000s.

In “Breaking Bad” there are two Jeep’s driven throughout the show. The first Jeep driver by the main character’s wife is the very famous Jeep Wagoneer, and the other is driven by Walter White, the main character and is a Jeep Commander.

“Furious 7” is of course a popular movie for many cars. The Fast and Furious movies always have fast cars like Mustangs and Challengers, but in the last one there was also a Jeep. If you have seen the movie you will remember the Jeep from the intense scene where it gets airdropped from a plane. The featured Jeep is a 2014 Jeep Rubicon X.

If you want an iconic Jeep, come down to you South Florida Jeep dealer, Kendall Jeep today and pick one out! From the classic Wrangler to the newest member (the Renegade) we have them all. Or, check out our entire Kendall Jeep inventory here.

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