Actually, Will Ferrell is pushing for the public option in a new Funny or Die! video that spoofs issue ads and at the same time riffs on the ridiculousness of protecting the insurance industry.

Also featured in the 2 1/2 minute spot, "Something Terrible is Happening!, is Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," along with Donald Faison, Linda Cardellini and Olivia Wilde. It was produced in conjunction with MoveOn.org.

Up to now, the engagement of entertainment figures in the nitty gritty of the healthcare debate has been relatively scant, so we'll see whether this approach — humor — has any impact.

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