In making the press rounds for their upcoming comedy 21 Jump Street, BAFTA nominee Jonah Hill and “MTV Best Kisser Nominee” Channing Tatum (their identifiers, not mine) have released a bizarre fake public service announcement today parodying the style of PSAs from the original ’80s TV series.
In the faux PSA, “Johnny Hills” and “Shanice Tatum” provide a colorful warning against the dangers of sticking your finger down another person’s throat to force him or her to vomit — apparently a key moment in the film. You’ll have to watch the video below to understand why.
The ad is vaguely reminiscent of the classic PSAs that would air after the original series, including this gravely serious one about AIDS. (“Hi, I’m Johnny Depp of 21 Jump Street. I don’t know a whole lot about AIDS, but I want to introduce you to a couple of guys who do.”)
On a less serious note, how refreshing is it that they’re finally bringing attention to the epidemic of “shoving your man-paws into someone’s mouth hole?” Those crazy youths!
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is this contribution to public safety worthy of two such esteemed thespians?