GM Turns Dr. Evil Into a Climate Change Hero for Super Bowl Ad

The spot opens as Dr. Evil declares the complete takeover of GM. That corporate domination turns out to be great news for the ill-intentioned team, as they can now use the auto brand’s modular platform and battery system, Ultium, to power their entire evil operation. (The Ultium platform powers GM’s growing fleet of electric vehicles, including the GMC Hummer EV SUV and pickup, the Cadillac Lyriq, Chevy Silverado EV and the BrightDrop EV600.)

Scott Evil goes on to share more good news: Dr. Evil can reduce tailpipe emissions with this acquisition. It’s a new priority for the villain, who, as Number Two explains, is now only the “second-greatest threat” to the world after climate change. That realization—on top of Scott’s announcement of his newborn son, who bears an eerie resemblance to Dr. Evil—convinces the pinky-wielding malefactor to accept a new challenge: In order to destroy the world, he must first prevent climate change.