CBS ‘Early Show’ Touts Pro-Obama Celebrity Video

On Friday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith discussed a pro-Obama video created by actor/director Ron Howard with fellow co-host Maggie Rodriguez: " You ever look at the -- Will Ferrell's website?...Well, there's some pretty interesting stuff on there from time to time...Look at -- take a look at this." In the video, posted on Will Ferrell’s website Funny or Die, Howard plays some of his past well-known television roles, Opie from the Andy Griffith Show and Richie Cunningham from Happy Days:

RON HOWARD: When I'm a grown-up, I sure would like to vote for somebody as good as Mr. Obama. ANDY GRIFFITH: Well, if you stay healthy and strong, avoid any felonies and stay away from the butterfly ballot, I bet you'll get a chance.HENRY WINKLER: And after we vote, you want to double date?HOWARD: Yeah. WINKLER: My friend Janet Powcowski she's got this girl friend from Alaska.HOWARD: You mean the girl who shoots moose?WINKLER: Wait a minute. Shoots moose? I thought she said she was loose.

At the end of the clip, Rodriguez did her best Fonzie impersonation: "Heeey," and declared: "That's cool." Smith observed: "So you don't have to guess where -- what side of the political fence Ron Howard falls on, right?" Rodriguez replied: "Yeah, they lean left. They're Barack Obama supporters. What's cool about that is that looks like it came out of the show. They look exactly the same."Here is the full transcript of the segment:

7:48AM SEGMENT:MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ: 'Coffee Chat' time. HARRY SMITH: Yeah.RODRIGUEZ: What do you want to talk about?SMITH: You ever look at the -- Will Ferrell's website? RODRIGUEZ: Will Ferrell's website, No. SMITH: Yeah. Well, there's some pretty interesting stuff on there from time to time. Remember the Paris Hilton for president- ?RODRIGUEZ: Of course. SMITH: -thing. Actually, she has a new one out.RODRIGUEZ: Oh, I've seen that. SMITH: As of today. RODRIGUEZ: It's hysterically funny.SMITH: Singing and dancing. Look at -- take a look at this.[CLIP OF RON HOWARD VIDEO]RON HOWARD: When I'm a grown-up, I sure would like to vote for somebody as good as Mr. Obama. ANDY GRIFFITH: Well, if you stay healthy and strong, avoid any felonies and stay away from the butterfly ballot, I bet you'll get a chance.HENRY WINKLER: And after we vote, you want to double date?HOWARD: Yeah. WINKLER: My friend Janet Powcowski she's got this girl friend from Alaska.HOWARD: You mean the girl who shoots moose?WINKLER: Wait a minute. Shoots moose? I thought she said she was loose.[END OF CLIP][LAUGHTER]RODRIGUEZ: Heeey. That's cool. SMITH: So you don't have to guess where -- what side of the political fence Ron Howard falls on, right? RODRIGUEZ: Yeah, they lean left. They're Barack Obama supporters. What's cool about that is that looks like it came out of the show. They look exactly the same.SMITH: There actually is some footage of the making of the spots. A little makeup doesn't hurt, right? RODRIGUEZ: They age well. We'll be right back.
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC