These are undeniably trying times, but we’ve all got to do what we can and play our parts as we collectively ride out this dire pandemic together.
Especially if those parts are Shaun and Ed from Sean of the Dead…
Those parts need playing for the good of everyone RN.
Proof of this is the HILARIOUS new YouTube video dropped by comedy legends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost earlier today, in which the pair encouraged the British public to remain at home to help inhibit the spread of COVID-19.
Oh, and they did all this in character; as Shaun and Ed from their hit 2004 comedy, Shaun of the Dead.
F***-A-DOODLE-DO, is this worth a watch.
Like the film itself, this comical PSA – truly giving me absolutely everything I need on a cooped-up #ThrowbackThursday – is utter f*cking perfection and the laugh we all longingly need right now.
The new video is titled The Plan and sees Pegg and Frost parody their legendary back-and-forth sequence from 2004’s Shaun of the Dead in which their characters discuss taking refuge in the local pub during an apocalyptic zombie uprising.
This time, however, the pair have decided that the best course of action is to just stay at home and wait out the outbreak, while echoing the sentiment, “we’re all in this together.”
It’s a true treat.
Cult classic Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and co-written with Simon Pegg. The film stars Pegg and Nick Frost as best mates Shaun and Ed, two Londoners who get caught up in an apocalyptic zombie uprising and attempt to take refuge in the local pub, The Winchester, with their loved ones.
The film also stars Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, and Penelope Wilton. It is the first installment in Wright and Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, which includes Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World’s End (2013).
If you’ve not seen Shaun of the Dead, add it to your self-isolation viewing queue IMMEDIATELY. It goes perfectly with a pint and a Cornetto, FYI.
“If you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all this to blow over.”
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Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow