They say that sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, and that seems to be Joss Whedon's strategy for his super PAC's latest political advertisement.
Titled "If Congress was your co-worker," the video parodies some of our Congress's more absurd behavior through a childish, tantrum-throwing office employee, who just happens to be played by Chris Pine. Whedon all-star Alan Tudyk must put up with Pine's antics, which include rolling around on a chair trying to grab women, forcing coworkers to use an explosive microwave and literally shutting down the office's power, then gleefully giggling. The video concludes with its message -- we wouldn't put up with this behavior from any other employee, so vote for new hires come election day.
The video is the latest from Whedon's "Save the Day" PAC. The left-leaning political group debuted famously with an< a href="https://www.cbr.com/whedon-marvel-buffy-stars-more-urge-you-to-vote-against-trump/" target="_blank">even more star- studded plea to vote for Hilary Clinton and -- nearly as importantly -- promised full-frontal nudity of Mark Ruffalo. Other Whedon project alumni that have worked with Save the Day include Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion and Cobie Smulders.
Writing and directing Marvel Studios tent poles "Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as well as creating multiple cult-classic television series like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," Whedon is using his geek clout to remind people to exercise their superpower of voting. Save the Day's website reads: "We are a short-form digital production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act."