Actor Chris Pine is now playing Congress — or Congress as the super PAC Save the Day wants you to imagine it.
The group’s goal is to get millennials to register to vote, and to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and to that end, it has produced a series of videos featuring dozens of celebrities.
“You might think you’re not important, but that’s not true and the only way we can prove that to you is by having lots of famous people, lots of famous people, lots and lots of famous people, just a s— ton of famous people repeating how important … it is. Register,” several celebrities say in turns in one video.
Actor Don Cheadle says Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump is “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society.”
In the super PAC’s latest video released Tuesday, entitled “If Congress was Your Co-worker,” Pine is an employee in an office who is whiny, inappropriate, and given to random temper tantrums.
“I’m shutting down the company,” Pine says in a meeting while holding his fingers in his ears so he can’t hear any dissent. “Shutting down the company, for a month. I still get paid.”
“I hate Bob! Because you chose him. I want a cool boss that will pick someone that I like. I’m not letting anybody meet Bob, so don’t look at Bob,” he yells about a new employee, presumably a reference to the Senate Republicans’ refusal to hold a vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
“I’m the boss of your whole body. I need to know what’s going on in there,” he said while chasing around a female employee on a rolling desk chair.
The video asks viewers why people have allowed Congress to get away with such things, while they seem ridiculous in this parody.
In another, comedian Keegan-Michael Key plays a weatherman giving the forecast for Trump’s inauguration.
“Tammy, you voted for Jill Stein, you thoughtless ass,” Key says to his crying co-worker. “Now suck it up like the rest of us.”
Comedians Bill Hader and Nicole Byer’s video shows the creation of a mock campaign ad that is attempting to appeal to millennials but with an out-of-touch director.
Other celebrities who shot videos for the Save the Day include Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, and Julianne Moore.
Over the past month, the group says it has registered nearly 50,000 voters through the digital campaign.