Ron Howard thinks Americans should vote for Barack Obama. And so do Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham.
During this campaign season, some celeb messages have been serious, others have featured useless yapping (we're looking at you Hayden Panettiere), but Howard's recent Funny or Die video is the fist to reunite cast members from two TV classics: The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
Right before our eyes Howard, who's currently filming his Da Vinci Code sequel Angels & Demons, transforms himself into Opie Taylor and has a black-and-white chat with his "Pa" Andy Griffith about the state of the country. Then, Howard shifts gears and discusses, among other things, Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin with Henry Winkler as The Fonz. (Watch the full video here.)
"I've never done this before and I hope never to do it again, but I guess you could say I'm feeling pretty desperate these days," Howard says in the video. "So as a demonstration of my sincerity, this is for you America."
We're not sure how many votes this will swing, but we definitely enjoyed seeing these iconic TV characters together again. Were you happy to see the trio stumping for Obama or would you have preferred a more traditional reunion?