Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg joined Tenacious D to get young voters to “jump to the left”. (Tenacious D/ YouTube)
Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren did the “Time Warp” with Tenacious D in a truly iconic Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute to encourage voters to “jump to the left”.
The video is part of the Rock the Vote campaign, which urges “young people across the country to exercise their rights and represent their interests” by voting.
With just one week to go until the US presidential election, Jack Black and the rest of Tenacious D put on wigs, makeup and sequins to encourage young Americans to “Rock-y the vote”.
Sharing the video which “just saved 2020” on YouTube, Tenacious D wrote: “It’s astounding… time is fleeting… and the 2020 election is here.
“Time to ROCK-Y THE VOTE! And remember: it’s just a jump to the LEFT, and not a step to the right!”
You just saved 2020 for us! Thank you!
— Mario Positiv Grabner (@MarioGrabner) October 27, 2020
As well as former Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren, the “Time Warp” cover featured footage of the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast, interspersed with a multitude of queer icons including George Takei, Ilana Glazer, John Waters, King Princess, Phoebe Bridgers and Peaches.
Posting the video on Twitter, Warren wrote: “Thanks for letting me get in on this Rocky Horror remix, Jack Black and Tenacious D!
“Remember when you’re casting your ballot: ‘It’s just a jump to the left!’”
One commenter wrote: “This is the BEST! Since the theatres are closed this year but the polls are open, this is the next best thing!”
— Turn Down Your Lights (where available) (@Borrendus) October 27, 2020
One Twitter user responded: “In these uncertain times seeing Elizabeth Warren in a cover of the ‘Time Warp’ does give a glimmer of hope as the gathering storm approaches on Nov 3. #AndNotAStepToTheRight.”
Man, the starpower in this vid. A worthy cover for a worthy cause.
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!
— Dylan Petroski (@Super_Sam47) October 27, 2020
“Man, the starpower in this vid,” wrote another. “A worthy cover for a worthy cause. VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!”