Chevy released a couple of Super Bowl XLVI commercials to promote the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup – both ads involve the existence of alien life beyond Earth.
In the first commercial, a group of extraterrestrials seems to be fascinated by the technology in the Chevrolet Volt. The owner of the Volt explains to them how it works first on electricity and then it uses gasoline to extend its range when the batteries are depleted. Then the aliens turn into creepers when the man’s wife comes out to see what all the commotion in the garage is about.
The Silverado commercial begins by showing a devastated metropolis brought about by the apocalypse [some think was] predicted by the Mayan calendar. Amongst the rubble an engine starts and headlights turn on. The Silverado pulls out from under a pile of rocks and debris. As the man and his dog drive through the ruins they pass what appear to be burning buildings and crashed alien space craft. He pulls up to a rendezvous point with three guys waiting. When he hops out he asks, “Where’s Dave?”
In a jab at Ford Motor Company, one of the men responds saying, “Dave didn’t drive the longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road; Dave drove a Ford.” After a [very] brief moment of sadness one of the other guys offers the first man a Twinkie (a product likely to outlast its maker) right before a plague of raining frogs begins.
Certainly Ford will return the jab much like they did at the Los Angeles Auto Show where they stole Chevrolet’s thunder by announcing the 2013 Shelby GT500 will have 650 horsepower – 70 more than the just released Camaro ZL1. Surely someone at Ford may blame the alien invasion in the Silverado commercial on the extraterrestrials being disappointed in the Volt’s technology (from the first commercial) after all.
Source: Chevrolet, YouTube