The newest episode of the online-only Speechless ads has premiered, and it stars Zach Braff talking dirty! Not really, but he does imply a desire for sexual relations with an inanimate object! Again, not really, but it is one of the funnier installments.
The internet ads were created by director George Hickenlooper and writer Alex Sereboff in response to, and in support of, the Writer’s Guild strike currently crippling Hollywood. It’s SAG showing solidarity with the WGA in their standoff with the AMPTP. (Insert your own acronym joke here.) They’re black & white shorts ranging in length from thirty seconds to three minutes, and feature a plethora of actors doing absolutely nothing. Well some do more than nothing… William H Macy and Felicity Huffman whistle. Matthew Modine barks. Woody Allen drinks tea to a laugh track. And oh my god Pacey Witter eats paper he’s so hot! Some of them actually sit there and read the phone book.
As entertaining as the new Zach Braff ad is though, episodes #18 and 26 are by far the funniest. Both feature Alan Cumming, and while they’re not laugh out loud funny, like, oh I don’t know, maybe new episodes of The Office or Scrubs could be, they’ll have to do for now. Take a look at Braff’s video below, and head over to SpeechlessWithoutWriters.com for more.