Published Mar 19, 2020Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reunited for a coronavirus PSA video in which they recreate their famed Winchester scene from Edgar Wright's 2004 indie-horror flick, Shaun of the Dead.
The world's latest apocalyptic event sees the two pals reciting the 2020-updated scene over the phone in keeping with social distancing recommendations. The pair even amend the film's less-than PC line, which saw Frost calling Pegg's character gay for defending his girlfriend Liz.
"Yea, I see what you're doing," Pegg says in the new skit. "I know it's 2020, but the original joke wasn't intended as homophobic. It was more a comment on the absurdity of straight male appropriation of homophobic signifiers in order to denote their aversion to emotional candidness."
The message of the PSA is clear in the end: stay away from the Winchester — unless you want to get infected, and, "if you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all of this to blow over."
Compare the new PSA and the original scene below.