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It’s nothing new to have celebrities endorse a charity by appearing in a commercial. Typically they encourage viewers to check out a website and donate to a cause. However, comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis’ new video on Funny or Die promoting AIDS research puts a very different spin on the usual plea for recognition and help from the public.
The public service announcement is set up as a skit, where, amid intentionally cheesy background and effects, Galifianakis talks to the camera from the future – 2015, to be precise. He intentionally flubs his last name when introducing himself, changing it to something completely unrecognizable, and says, “Anything is possible” in the future.
He has enlisted Tracy Morgan, Chloe Mortez, Sarah Silverman, and Marisa Tomei to appear in short snippets where they are telling the audience how things are different in the future.
Galifianakis starts things off by supplying the example that he has opted to implant a radio in his brain so he could listen to tuba music all day. If you watch closely, you can see him fighting back a smile several times.
Sarah Silverman begins her appearance by saying – with a smile – that in the future, bears are just as cute and cuddly as they seem. Then she wipes the smile from her face and adds, “Just kidding. They’re extinct.” She is later shown pushing her chest out saying, “In the future, boobs are gross.”
Tracy Morgan also addresses animals in the future, saying new hybrid breeds have been created, like Eagle-Elephants and a Wolf-hen. Morgan’s final segment in the short film shows him excitedly saying, “In the future, puppies pick up my poop!”
Mortez shares that she has already seen the Arrested Development movie and the sequel, “and they both win Oscars.”
Tomei is shown with her mouth overflowing with something, saying it is sexy to eat with your mouth open in the future.
In true Galifianakis form, when it is time to be series in the film and request help from viewers in finding a cure for AIDS, his plea consists of, “Please get of your lazy f***ing Western a**es and think about the rest of the world for one g***** minute, and stop worrying about our pathetic life and watching The Bachelor. No one gives a shit.”
The video ends with each celebrity guest encouraging viewers to go to one.org, and Sarah Silverman adds, “Tell them Bono sent you,” referring to U2’s frontman, known for his philanthropic work.
I don’t know about you, but I am inspired to make a difference.