Super Bowl Commercials 2012: Chevy's 'Mayan Apocalypse' Ad

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 hands the ball offsides to Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I suppose Chevy's going to have to be the one to come out and say it: in accordance with Mayan prophecy, this will be the last Super Bowl ever held. Drag. I was sort of hoping for a Chiefs-Falcons Super Bowl in my lifetime. Oh well. In this commercial, Chevy convincingly demonstrates that if you do not own a Chevy Silverado, you will die.

Well, actually, another condition: it looks like you will probably also need to wear a jean jacket. There will also be frogs, because no truck commercial is complete without a misinterpretation of the Bible. Anyway, this stands out to me as one of the better Super Bowl ads of the year, because it works with a proven formula: a simple gag and top-notch production value.

These guys are going to be fine because Chevy trucks do not need gas to operate.

Need more? Check out all of the Super Bowl commercials here.

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