Watch Bill Murray relive Groundhog Day once more in Jeep’s new Super Bowl commercial

Phil Connors is back!

Bill Murray has reprised his role as weatherman Phil Connors from the 1993 classic Groundhog Day for a new Super Bowl commercial.

In the commercial for Jeep, Murray is joined by his brother Brian Doyle Murray, who reprises his role as mayor of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and Stephen Tobolowsky, who plays the role of Ned Ryerson in the 1993 movie.

Beginning just as every repetitive day in the Groundhog Day movie did, the commercial sees the clock radio strike 6am and ‘Babe’ by Sonny and Cher starts playing. After the radio hosts say: “Okay, campers, rise and shine!” they then proclaim that it’s Groundhog Day.


Straying from the movie’s original screenplay, the commercial later sees Murray driving around Punxsutawney in a 2020 Jeep Gladiator with a mischievous groundhog getting up to all kinds of mayhem.

Watch the commercial in full below:

The 1993 movie, directed by Harold Ramis, tells the story of a TV weatherman who travels to the small town of Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania to film a piece about their annual Groundhog Day, and ends up reliving the same day over and over.

It’s not the first of Bill Murray’s classic roles that he’s recently been confirmed to reprise: just last week, it was revealed that Murray will return to the Ghostbusters cast as Dr. Peter Venkman for the 2020 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife.


In other particularly off-the-wall goings on for the actor, he revealed last year that he once applied for a job at an Atlanta restaurant – and they hired him.