Watch as Barack Obama Calls Harold & Kumar. No, Really.
An amusing ad for the upcoming Democratic National Convention special, “Live From Charlotte,” airing on Obama’s official website this Thursday shows the Commander in Chief ringing up our favorite White Castle-craving potheads and asking for Kumar’s (Kal Penn) help. Naturally, the duo is more or less unfazed by the call.
The match-up doesn’t seem so odd once you remember Penn worked for the Obama administration as a member of his National Arts Policy Committee; he also acted as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, so he and Barack are pals from way back. That said, the ad is still a bit surreal.
Penn will be hosting the DNC special (probably not in his Kumar character), while celebs like Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Aisha Tyler will be interviewed – which further proves that the Obama administration is going after that young male vote hard.