Producer: Doug Liman
Running Time: 00:30
Debut Date: 10/14/2008
Ad Buy: nationwide during the CW series "Gossip Girl" and on MTV and Comedy Central in university towns in North Carolina and Nevada.
Summary: Parodying a typical drug prevention ad, MoveOn.org calls on young viewers to convince their parents not to vote for McCain.
Script of "Talk To Your Parents" (TV)
PENN BADGLEY: Mom? Dad? I found this in your room today.
(Image on screen: Baseball cap that says: Drill Baby Drill, McCain-Palin 2008)
YOUNG PERSON #1: Are you thinking about voting for John McCain?
YOUNG PERSON #2: Just because other people your age are doing it, doesn't make it cool.
YOUNG PERSON #3: You say it's harmless, it's "just one vote."
YOUNG PERSON #4: Voting Republican even once...
YOUNG PERSON #1: ... can have disastrous effects that last for years.
YOUNG PERSON #5: You're not only risking your future, you're risking mine.
YOUNG PERSON #3: Mine.
PENN BADGLEY: Talk to your parents about John McCain.
YOUNG PERSON #6: For my sake? Please?
YOUNG PERSON #2: Vote for Barack Obama.
YOUNG PERSON #1: Before it's too late.
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: MoveOn.org Political Action is responsible for the content of this advertisement.
(Text on screen: Talk To Your Parents About John McCain; Find out how: McCainFreeWhiteHouse.org; Paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action, http://political.moveon.org/; Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
BLAKE LIVELY: And if you're ever out somewhere and you're considering voting McCain, just call me and I'll pick you up. No questions asked.