In 2008, Kal Penn
In 2008, Kal Penn “exposed” the Bush administration for its war crimes with in ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.’ Although Penn was a staunch supporter of President Obama’s reelection campaign, he assures fans that targeting American civilians with drone strikes (a step beyond anything Bush ever did) has prompted him to begin production of ‘Harold and Kumar get Droned.’ Filming along the border between India and Pakistan starts in late spring or early summer.

Fans of the Harold and Kumar movies can rejoice: Kal Penn announced shortly after NBC dropped news of the Obama administration “white papers” that “Harold and Kumar get Droned” is already underway. The Hollywood Reporter is preparing a piece to run in the coming weeks, which details how Kal Penn (who previously took a break from acting to become Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement) was furious when the news broke of Justice Department memos spelling out the legal justification for assassinating American citizens.

“In 2008, Jon Hurwitz wrote one hell of a script for ‘Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,'” said Penn. “Warner Bros. and New Line put millions of dollars on the table so myself and John [Cho] could expose the Bush administration for what it was — a bunch of war criminals. It would be hypocritical of me to sit back on the sidelines as President Obama, a man I worked for, took the Bush Doctrine to a whole new level.”

When pressed for details, Penn admitted that the plot will involve Harold and Kumar traveling to India, a location where a gold mine of religious, sexual and drug-fueled comedy exists. While trekking along the border between Pakistan and India, the Obama administration will target Harold and Kumar for assassination, mistaking them both for American terrorists attempting to make their first connection with regional terror cells.

Responding to fans on his Facebook page, Penn said that he does not regret making an ‘Obama for America’ video in the run up to the 2012 election or hosting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, because details of the white paper were not known at the time. “Back then, I only new that President Obama was killing men and women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. The rest is all news to me. Now that I know the truth, I’m going to do my part to set this right. I will. I promise. And come hell or high water, Neil Patrick Harris will be along for the ride!”

While no release date has been set for “Harold and Kumar Get Droned,” the director of ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,’ Todd Strauss-Schulson, recently Tweeted: “Get the red carpet ready for Christmas 2013, Hollywood.” Producer Greg Shapiro replied “Let’s do this.”

It looks like 2013 is going to be a great year for Harold and Kumar fans, even if it’s at the expense of President Obama.

Update: Production on ‘Harold and Kumar Get Droned’ has been delayed due to rising tensions in the Middle East. Mr. Penn notes that the man he worked for, President Obama, escalated those tensions with his recent PR campaign to bomb Syria. A tentative deal has been reached on Syria’s chemical weapons with Russia, but Greg Shapiro has been tight-lipped on when, or if, production will resume.

Related: Kal Penn: The hypocrisy of Kumar makes NPH and Joel Stein cry

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

29 comments

    1. Sir, the point of this piece — tagged and categorized as satire — is to put a spotlight on Kal Penn’s hypocrisy. If he was intellectually honest, then he would take the Obama administration to task just as he took Bush to task. Many of the same things that inspired him to make the second Harold and Kumar movie are still happening — and some things, like the use of drones, Obama has taken to a whole new level.

      Next time Kal Penn (who worked for Obama) tells you what a swell guy he is, remember that Mr. Penn only gets livid about drones and NSA surveillance when his guy isn’t in office.

    2. Jim,

      This piece has been getting good traffic for months, and now people are Googling “Hard and Kumar Get Droned” to get to the site. It’s taken on a life of it’s own. I wish I could show you the WordPress stats.

      It’s tagged as satire and I even highlighted the central premise — that Penn is incredibly hypocritical. He got up on his moral pedestal when ‘W’ was president and complained, but the guy he worked and made cheesy pitches for during the 2012 election goes drone-crazy, bomb-Syria crazy and NSA-spying crazy … and silence.

  1. Doug Drones work for me. We wipe out a bunch of piece of crap terrorists without the loss of american life. Whats not to like? Normal Americans don’t really have a problem with NSA Spying. If your not doing anything wrong it won’t be an issue. They would get bored pretty quickly listening to the conversations coming from me.

    1. Dave, you’ll notice that this piece is about Kal Penn’s hypocrisy — not my stance on national defense issues. My personal preferences on national security matters, particularly when it comes to dealing with terrorism, are much more nuanced.

      Regardless, I find it rather frightening how you have no qualms with the federal government spying on the phone conversations of millions of innocent Americans. You seem to have not thought about the repercussions beyond your own life.

    2. The problem people have with the drones is that they do NOT always hit only terrorists. Many women, children, and non-militant men above the age of 13 (it seems that any male over the age of 13 who is killed by a drone is automatically classified as a combatant, whether that is true or not) have been killed by drones, at their homes, and even in funerals and weddings. Even a few Americans have been targeted, including a 16 year old boy. Two kids playing a field were blown apart by a drone while playing in a field, the official comment being that they were ‘digging,’ just like actual terrorists dig. By that logic, everyone is a target.

    3. Thanks for reading and commenting, Jay. Yes, your very valid points have added a dimension to the subject Dave’s lacked.

      In regards to NSA spying, I think Dave would benefit from reading about real police states, where “boring” conversations routinely get people thrown into gulags. ‘Escape from Camp 14’ is an eye-opening book.

    4. “Normal Americans don’t really have a problem with NSA Spying. If your not doing anything wrong it won’t be an issue. They would get bored pretty quickly listening to the conversations coming from me.”

      This is called giving your rights and freedoms away…but before you give away your right to privacy think about the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives so you can have that right your so eager to give away. Our rights as Americans did not come freely.. They were bought with blood.

      grim but true you “Normal American”

    5. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, the yo kid. I’m on vacation at the Jersey shore this moment and it’s raining, but I still have a smile on my face because you actually get it. As I said to Dave, I find it rather frightening that he hasn’t thought through the ramifications of blindly allowing the federal government to spy on millions of innocent Americans.

    6. “Normal Americans don’t really have a problem with NSA Spying. If your not doing anything wrong it won’t be an issue.” Someone obviously never studied history

      you’re an idiot whose mentality is creating a police state.

  2. I haven’t watched Harold and Kumar in a while. I love those movies. Can’t wait till the next one comes out. Kumar ❤ Harold ❤ NPH ❤

  3. Soooo…. Is there gonna be a 4th Harold And Kumar or what? I’m not really interested in random opinions on politics, but I’m super interested in a good movie. Thanks.

    1. I’m “super interested” in people pushing themselves in ways that ultimately make them a better person. I think if you read the post, its tags and the comments section more closely then you’ll figure it out. I have faith in you, Shawn.

  4. Doug…. I’m super late to this party but you seem to have glossed over this article.

    Penn clearly stated that he was wrong about Obama.

    He said: ” It would be hypocritical of me to sit back on the sidelines as President Obama, a man I worked for, took the Bush Doctrine to a whole new level.”

    And even: “Now that I know the truth, I’m going to do my part to set this right. I will. I promise.”

    Whether or not he actually does is a different subject. But he acknowledged his previous stance, and that he was wrong, within the article.

    I don’t disagree with your position, and I could care less what an actor’s political affiliation is. But it seems that you didn’t read the article or your comprehension skills suck. You seem articulate… so I’m guessing that you didn’t read the whole thing.

    Your complaints were specifically addressed within the text. I’m not sure how you could have missed that if you actually read it.

    1. Frank, this is a piece of satire. It is categorized and tagged accordingly. Kal Penn did not come clean. I put the words in his mouth so someone like you can go to his Twitter feed, Google news stories about his activism on behalf of Obama, etc. to show that he is a hypocrite.

      Sadly, Penn has not acknowledged his intellectual dishonesty. So, while I appreciate that you took the time to read my piece, I must say that I find it a bit ironic that you would put forth the possibility that my reading comprehension skills “suck.”

      I’m not sure how you could have missed that if you actually read it.

      Again, the piece was satire. Besides the fact that it was categorized and tagged as satire, there are plenty of tip-offs embedded within the text. With that said, I’m glad that you are now well aware of Kal Penn’s political hypocrisy. I hope you spread the word.

  5. BTW – I know this is your blog. I just can’t tell if you did a copy and paste job with this or what.

    I definitely don’t want to come off as rude…. I’m not one of those people who loves to start fights on the internet.

    Did you post this to call attention to the fact that he admitted he was a hypocrite?

    1. Thanks for the follow up, Frank. No offense taken. I hope when you read my previous response you can see that I was simply being direct and forthright with you; there was no anger in my reply.

  6. One last note…

    It’s absolutely disgusting that Penn seemed to be okay with the assassination of foreign civilians and that he only seems to take issue with it if it is directed at American citizens.

    Life does not change value because of anything so arbitrary as location or affiliation.

    Okay. I’m done. =)

    Have a nice day!

  7. No worries!

    I’m not foolish enough to project tone onto a piece of writing. =)

    You’re very civil!

    I must admit… I didn’t notice the category.

    I was just looking up this film for a friend who was wondering if a new one was due. =)

  8. Holy shit Frank, you just went full idiot. Never go full idiot.

    And Douglas, you’re a cruel man for giving fans of this series false hope that a new film was due in the near future. So, so cruel.

    There’s been plenty of Hollywood news websites with inept reporters/journo’s who keep citing this blog as a reference, it’s utterly cringeworthy.

    1. Tejasbhat,

      Thanks for commenting. Yes, I have also found it rather bizarre that certain movie websites are referencing a piece that is clearly satire to confirm that a new movie will be made. Not only is it categorized and tagged as satire, but I also say it’s satire in the comments section…and yet they still continue to send people my way. I appreciate the traffic, but I wish they would work on their investigative reporting skills.

      Side note: I actually enjoyed the first Harold and Kumar flick. It was pretty darn funny. Even the third one wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

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