I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but your currently-unused television now has a purpose, since some inspired kook gave a show to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. There’ll be plenty of places online where you can read all about this bold experiment in stunt casting, but I just want to focus on one thing: what’s that grille from on the Snoopier side of the set?
As an aside, while I haven’t seen this show yet, I think the concept is great. This looks fun to me.
In case you want to see a trailer for the show, here you go:
Luckily, identifying Snoop’s grille is easy: it’s from a 1964 Chevrolet Impala. Thanks to Chevy’s willingness to give little facelifts every year, we can pin this one down to that one specific year, and not some unsatisfying range: it’s a 1964.
In addition to the grille, two sections of bumper have been included as well, with their integrated turn indicators. This appears to be a model and year-correct bumper, so everyone can rest easy.
Impalas of this era are among the iconic platforms of choice for lowriders, and, of course, Impalas have been mentioned by Mr. Dogg before, which is likely why this one was considered worthy for kitchen-counter use. Snoop’s also appears to be gold (or something that looks gold) plated, which, you know, never hurts.
The grille is a bit kinked in the middle on set, and has a sort of V-bend to it, but when it lived on a car, it would have been nice and straight.
There you go! Consider this our little PSA, and now you’ll know what to answer next time someone grabs you in a panic and demands to know what that grille is.