Buckle up, dear readers, this is a weird one. Earlier this week, a giant semi-clothed statue of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park was installed in London in front of the Tower Bridge in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first movie’s premiere in the U.K. Why? It’s unclear. As people were quick to point out, none of the film was shot in the U.K. nor is Jeff Goldblum from the country.
But if you think lack of logic is going to stop the internet from thoroughly enjoying something, you obviously haven’t been here very long.
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) July 18, 2018
There’s a giant Jeff Goldblum statue down by Tower Bridge.
It’s a bit far-fetched but you should stick with it for the nips alone… pic.twitter.com/K1UEXfRo4e
— Gav Murphy (@cymrogav) July 18, 2018
When they build a 20ft tall Jeff Goldblum statue down the road, there’s only one thing to do: pic.twitter.com/HqmYlb8t4i
— Ian Maclure (@Fearian) July 18, 2018
— Stephen (still no V) (@reluctant_gent) July 18, 2018
25 years ago, Jurassic Park (and one of the best moments in movie history) was born 🦕🦖
— NOW TV (@NOWTV) July 18, 2018
It turns out the statue was a publicity stunt executed by European streaming service and telecommunications company Now TV. According to the company, the statue was available for public consumption on the lawns next to the Thames until “dinner time” Wednesday. Honestly, we were kind of hoping that this piece of artwork would hang around forever and become its own symbol of London on par with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. The Eiffel Tower is to Paris what the 25-foot Jeff Goldblum statue is to London.
The exhibit even drew a celebrity crowd. Actress Aubrey Plaza visited “Jurassic Jeff” and couldn’t keep her hands off him.
When Aubrey Plaza met #JurassicJeff…🤣
— NOW TV (@NOWTV) July 19, 2018
We still have a tonne of questions, but the most important one is: what does one do with a giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue after the fact?
Followup question: can we have it?