President Obama Asks Harold and Kumar to Help Out at Democratic National Convention

Celebrity News Sep. 4, 2012 AT 12:30PM

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In a new Obama for America campaign video, President Barack Obama enlists the help of notorious, snack-happy slackers Harold and Kumar (played by John Cho and Kal Penn) just before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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"Dude, who was that? It sounded intense," Cho, 40, asks Penn as he hangs up his phone.

John Cho and Kal Penn
John Cho and Kal Penn

"The President," Penn, 35 -- who has served as an Associate Director of Public Engagement under Obama -- replies nonchalantly.

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Click to watch the promo, and tune in Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 pm to "Live From Charlotte," online-only coverage of the DNC, hosted by Kal Penn and featuring special appearances by celeb campaign supporters (including Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Zach Braff and more!)

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