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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up for a fun PSA

As questions over what we should and shouldn’t do during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic grow in number, actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have helpfully stepped in with a PSA that riffs on their roles in Edgar Wright’s 2004 zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead.

One of the most famous scenes in the film features their characters coming up with a plan to deal with the zombies (and, notably, ignoring a newscaster’s advice to stay indoors). The video Pegg and Frost uploaded follows the same beats as the two share a phone conversation, advising following NHS guidelines, calling out seemingly insensitive jokes in their own movie and the disastrous results of their characters having not stayed inside, and poking fun at people hoarding toilet paper.

Director Edgar Wright has also shared the video with the caption, “Don’t go to the Winchester,” in reference to the pub the characters in Shaun of the Dead end up in, instead recommending going to “the virtual Winchester” by staying in and streaming the movie.