Let’s face it, anybody can pitch in historically effective fashion and lead a team to a World Series title. But it takes a special talent to provide the kind of comedy a Chevrolet sales and marketing executive gave us after the game.
Wilde was on hand to present Bumgarner with a well-deserved MVP award, which, as it is sponsored by Chevrolet, also comes with a new car. And let’s just say that, unlike Bumgarner, Wilde was a tad less than cool under World Series pressure. Take a look:
Wow, so much hilarious/cringe-worthy material there. I’ll give you another moment to watch that again, if only to shift your focus from Wilde, at the left, to MLB commissioner Bud Selig, at the right, who plays a marvelous Abbott to Wilde’s Costello.
Dozed off. Why is Saturday Night Live on? pic.twitter.com/EPYt35dEc2
— Matt Sebek (@MattSebek) October 30, 2014
But no one could steal the spotlight from Rikk Wilde (his real name, apparently), who touted the “all-new, 2015, uh, Chevy Colorado” as having, “class-winning, and leading, um, you know, technology and stuff.” Just a tremendous performance from a man who will likely never appear on camera again. The Twitter-verse exists, of course, to lap this stuff up, and it wasn’t long before the hashtag #ChevyGuy was trending, right there with #Game7, #Bumgarner and #Affeldt.
— Jared Pane (@jaredisbadical) October 30, 2014
— Sharon Core (@sharcor) October 30, 2014
Oh, and one other thing about Chevy Guy: The car he so memorably presented to Bumgarner? IT’S BEEN RECALLED.