Jeff Bridges has returned as The Dude from The Big Lebowski in a new advert, and he’s joined by Sex & The City‘s Carrie Bradshaw.
After teasing his return last week, the appearance was today confirmed to be an advert for Stella Artois in the run-up to the Super Bowl next weekend.
In the clip, Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic character causes great shock when she enters a bar and ditches her signature Cosmopolitan in favour of the popular Belgian lager.
The same occurs when The Dude enters only moments later. When asked if he wants a White Russian, he too opts for the beer – causing the bar to descend into instant chaos.
After sitting down, The Dude is complimented on his drink choice by Bradshaw, before he responds with the iconic catchphrase ‘The Dude Abides.’
It comes after Bridges tweeted the 15 second clip of himself once again in character last week.
Despite being an advert, Bridges has, previously spoken about playing the iconic character from the 1998 classic again, raising hopes there may be a full sequel to the original which also starred Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
For fans of the original film, the appearance, however brief, sparked lots of excitement.
I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there
— Charles Collett (@StroppyOldGet) January 24, 2019
Jeff Bridges could be bringing back the dude!! Sign me the fuck up it’s about time pic.twitter.com/PbWWC39JXv
— Dan Leopold (@mush516) January 24, 2019
YES YES YES YES A ZILLION TIMES YES. pic.twitter.com/8HkdrKKuQG
— Elle_Kennedy (@Elle_Kennedy) January 24, 2019
NEW INFORMATION HAS COME TO LIGHT, MAN.
— RyanMcGovernePhoto (@RyanMcGoverne) January 24, 2019
Please tell me that this is going to be an ad for a new Lebowski movie on Super Bowl Sunday, and not just a stupid Super Bowl commercial that goes nowhere.
— Adam (@TheGrindedGear) January 24, 2019
Back, just when we needed you most.
— Todd Hoyer (@ToddHoyer) January 24, 2019
*Shrieks with excited rage* pic.twitter.com/82yK2nobJK
— Alan Litterick (@EternallyShaggy) January 24, 2019
The Dude. Jeff Bridges is a damn National Treasure.😎
— terry (@terry51052271) January 24, 2019
In 2017, Digital Spy spoke to Bridges about whether he’d be willing to reprise the role for a sequel. He said: “I think whatever [the Coen] brothers think. If they want to do a sequel, I’m sure it’d be a cool thing,” he said.
“And like so many masters of their craft, they make it look like I was just rolling off lines. He’s just a silly stoner.” Bridges continued almost in-character: “But why do people keep looking at it, going…? You can see those scenes. I’m a guy who’d rarely or ever watch my movies on TV.”