Are you ready for a very stoney DNC?
In a new promo for the Democratic National Convention, Obama pal Kal Penn and his buddy John Cho reprise their roles as Harold and Kumar to drum up attention for the event. Clearly, Barack Obama knows that weed, dumb movies, and celebrities are the keys to young voters’ hearts.
In a scenario that’s not too far out of the question for one of the Harold and Kumar movies, the POTUS does a decent job playing himself as he calls the guys up and makes sure everything’s all set for the convention (which starts tonight): “Hey, this is Barack. Listen, I need to know if you’re on board. Okay good, ’cause I’m counting on you. Everybody is. We have to get this right. There’s a lot at stake here.” Click! Cut to H and K eating cheese curls and watching cartoons. And then, the pertinent info: Kal Penn is hosting coverage of the DNC this coming Thursday at 8pm, live on BarackObama.com! I can’t wait to see how he manages to strike the proper balance between jokes about his dick and balls, on the one hand, and the decorum befitting such an event, on the other.
In actuality, Penn is a serious supporter of the President and even held a post as Associate director at the White House Office of Public Engagement for some time, so I’m sure he’ll do a great job. Here’s a video of Kumar sincerely telling his lackadaisical fans how they can put down their bongs and get involved: