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Fall Out Boy Has Fun with Global Warming PSA

09/05/2008 at 11:40 AM EDT

Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz



The guys of Fall Out Boy went a little off script while recording a recent public service announcement about global warming.

The band did the 30-second PSA for dosomething.org, a Web site encouraging kids to get involved with everything from human rights to education.

It took a few tries to get the ad out, and the outtakes following the real ad are amusing.

In one cut scene, singer Patrick Stump jokes, "Carpool to save gas. Because I know you're in grade school and driving is what you do."

Bassist Pete Wentz also had some fun. "Basically, if the earth only gets a few degrees warmer ... " he says, before wincing and pretending to take off his sweatshirt.

"Rising sea levels would drown major cities and kill millions of people," Stump announces in the outtakes before correcting himself. "Kill is not the word I want to say!"

The word he was supposed to use was "displace," but the frontman had a simpler message.

"Rising sea levels would suck," says Stump. "That's not the wording – but it's true."

The real PSA – meant to educate grade school kids about how to reduce their carbon footprints – offers advice like recycling, using energy efficient light bulbs and taking shorter showers to save hot water.

But Stump was happy to take the PSA to an apocalyptic level.

"Before lunch, and ultimately recess, I need you to know you're going to die," says Stump.

Next up: Fall Out Boy does action movie trailers?

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