Sep. 4, 2012 at 11:17 AM ET
Harold and Kumar have battled cheetahs and extreme sports punks, been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, and been held prisoner by Ukranian gangsters. But now the comic duo have received a call from the president. Well, kind of.
In a new video, President Barack Obama is seen on the phone, telling an unseen someone that he's "counting on" them and there's a lot at stake.
When he hangs up, the camera pans to Harold and Kumar flopped on a couch, watching TV and surrounded by junk food.
"Dude, who was that? Sounded intense," says John Cho, who plays Harold.
"The president," says Kal Penn, who plays Kumar.
"Sweet," says Cho, popping in a Cheeto.
The ad's a promotion for Penn's upcoming work "hosting" the Democratic National Convention for barackobama.com. Penn left acting in 2009 to serve as associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and is co-chair of the president's re-election campaign.
Penn will also address the convention Tuesday night.