The cast of “The West Wing” is (briefly) together again, and you have Funny Or Die to thank.
The website rounded up familiar faces Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Dulé Hill, Melissa Fitzgerald and William Duffy to star in a reunion video that doubles as a promotion for the health campaign Every Body Walk.
The crew do the patented “walk and talk” while spitting out rapid-fire dialogue about…well, the health promotion, but we’ll take a “West Wing” reunion where we can get one.
The team try to sell President Bartlet (a welcome sight!) on the new “initiative” to get Americans to take a 30 minute walk each day in order to ward off a litany of health problems.
It’s easy and free to do, but “convincing the American people to do something that’s good for them?” “That’s impossible,” says President Bartlet.
Brainstorming ways to launch the initiative with the American public, they throw out the idea of “a show about walking and talking,” but that was met with a resounding “no.”
Nah, a show that featured a lot of walking wouldn’t work. But a video showing the reunion of such a show just might.
Watch the clip at FunnyOrDie.com.
CNN – The Marquee Blog
May 2, 2012