HBO’s Watchmen ended last December, spurring controversy around its treatment of race and debate over whether or not director Damon Lindelhof would return to adapt another season of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ original graphic novel. Well, I’m here to tell you that there’s something even better than another season – and that is the cast of Watchmen telling you to wash your hands.
On Friday, the show’s official Twitter account dropped the video, which is aptly titled Washmen. Reprising their roles are Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Regina King, Jean Smart, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Dustin Ingram and Jovan Adepo. Each character’s got their own method of making sure that they’re properly washing their hands for at least 20 seconds – and they’re all hilarious for anyone who’s seen the show.
Lube Man Agent Dale Petey, for instance, tells himself “you’re an FBI agent, not the Lone f**king ranger” about eight times and makes sure to use plenty of hand soap so that his hands are adequately lubricated prior to washing. Angela Abar, on the other hand, simply says she’s “gonna count to twenty. Real slow,” slightly menacingly.
And to wrap up, Mr Phillips has a very kind message for viewers: “We’re not one person. We’re a community. Look after each other.” Be like the Watchmen and wash your hands (and also check this video out).
Who Washes The Washmen? pic.twitter.com/MfRXDGOix4
— Watchmen (@watchmen) March 27, 2020