If it’s October, it must be time for some civic-minded celebs to remind us to vote in a few weeks. (Or not to vote? Whatever you say, Leonardo DiCaprio.) But Rock the Vote is really thinking outside the box this year, recruiting all kinds of famous people to urge viewers to register to vote… in an online “election” in which the only candidates on the ballot are characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts. Um, sure? Educating kids about the electoral process is always a noble goal, as long as this does not lead to an epidemic of write-in votes for, like, Woodstock and the Red Baron in the real election this November.
Anyway, I’m enjoying the mock PSAs they’ve put together for this campaign. America’s Best Dance Crew‘s Shane Sparks plans to pull the lever for Charlie Brown! Robert Morse from Mad Men (favorite show of elementary-schoolers everywhere) is voting for Linus! My personal favorite clip comes from The Daily Show‘s John Oliver (below), who semi-endorses Snoopy but mostly just passive-aggressively insults the American people. Also, JoJo refuses to say who she’s supporting, but honestly, does anybody care about JoJo’s voting preferences, even for cartoons?
So here’s your chance to weigh in. Whose side are you on? Remember, folks, voting for lovably sarcastic cartoon characters with abnormally large heads is your duty as citizens. I read it in the Constitution.
More on The Peanuts and Politics:
A review of the Charles M. Schulz biography ‘Schulz and Peanuts’
David Letterman vs. John McCain (round 1)
David Letterman vs. John McCain (round 2)
EW’s Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert cover: Do you vote yea or nay?