So, what’s the plan then? Who’d have thought the plan that Shaun and Ed made to hideaway in a pub with their mates whilst waiting for a national pandemic to blow over, in the British comedy classic Shaun Of The Dead would be so appropriate for the current situation we have all find ourselves in?
Well, clearly Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright knew that one day such an event would be inevitable, and as such, Pegg and his co-star Nick Frost reunited to give us all some much-needed laughs during this scary and anxious time by recreating their famous scene ‘The Plan’.
Even though the film was released 17 years ago, the original scene has remained iconic with British comedy fans, as Shaun (Pegg) and Ed (Frost) take matters into their own hands by coming up with a plan to save Shaun’s ex-girlfriend, mum and his stepdad, Phillip, by heading down to their local pub, The Winchester.
That was all the way back in 2003 and it seems that despite the many years that have passed, Pegg and Frost have once again taken matters into their own hands. In the hilarious remake of the scene, the pair praise the NHS and its staff by urging us all to take on their advice, as well as making jokes about the current toilet roll crisis and commenting on the ever-changing comedy landscape.
You can watch their latest ‘plan’ below.
It’s great to see Shaun and Ed back together, isn’t it?
The remake has lifted many spirits around the world and fans of Shaun Of The Dead and the Cornetto Trilogy have expressed their love for the scene and the efforts of Pegg and Frost to spread some cheer during these uncertain times.
I love you guys❤️😂 pic.twitter.com/PspkLMjexC
— RolandGeek (@molnarroland19) March 19, 2020
My dad has been quoting this non-stop!!! “And wait for all this to blow over!” 😂😂😂💜 pic.twitter.com/vL551jG3RK
— absyflabsy ⁷ (@absyflabsy) March 19, 2020
If you’ve never seen Shaun Of The Dead, then firstly, what is wrong with you, and secondly, even if you haven’t seen it, there’s a good chance you’ll have encountered the many memes in which The Winchester has been many peoples’ one and only plan following the end of the world.
This meme turns up with alarming frequency. It's worth pointing out that on one hand, Shaun's Winchester idea ends with most of his party dying, but on the other hand he tried, he did something. So, that counts. pic.twitter.com/oY5Y3ewUy1
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 12, 2020
coronavirus plan: go to the winchester, have a pint and wait for this all to blow over! pic.twitter.com/dopDhWFw64
— Hannah Golden (@antihan_) March 14, 2020
If you are one of the few who haven’t seen Shaun Of The Dead then you can enjoy the original scene here.