Hollywood superstar actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Tom Hanks made a special 2020 presidential announcement on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend.
Johnson and Hanks satirically announced their intentions to run for the White House in 2020 with Johnson as presidential candidate and Hanks as vice presidential candidate before declaring it a complete joke.
Johnson, who hosted Saturday's season finale of "SNL," first made the joking announcement during the show's opening monologue.
"I'm in," Johnson said in an attempt to quell rumors of running for president. "Starting tonight, I am running for the president of the United States."
Johnson immediately went on to name his running mate, something that typically doesn't happen until a presidential candidate secures their party's nomination.
"Dwayne, Dwayne, I could not possibly....turn this down!" Hanks said emphatically to a rousing crowd. "We're in!"
Going on, Johnson said that he never previously considered the possibility of running for the White House. But the "Fast and Furious" star said he now worries that he's "too qualified" for the presidency, presumably a jab at President Donald Trump.
"The truth is: America needs us," added Hanks, before saying the only two things Americans agree on right now is their adoration of Johnson, Hanks and pizza.
Hanks, star of World War II film "Saving Private Ryan," went on to explain that a Johnson-Hanks ticket would receive "100 percent" of the electorate's vote.
"I would get the senior vote because I fought in World War II ... in like 10 different movies," Hanks said.
"I would, of course, get the minority vote because everyone just assumes that I am, well, what they are," Johnson quipped.
Hanks explained that he and Johnson would be great leaders for the country and would be able to "handle any crisis," before staring into a camera and delivering an inspirational line encouraging Americans about to go to war.
Then Johnson spilled the beans.
"But listen America, before you get too excited, you know, this isn't real," he said. "Tom and I are only joking."
"It's just that when it comes to politics we need more poise and less noise," Johnson added. "Americans deserve strong, capable leaders who care about this country and care about its people."
"Dwayne, that kind of sounds like you and me. I guess we gotta' do it!" Hanks immediately followed up, before a "Johnson-Hanks 2020" banner fell from the rafters and confetti went flying.
Indeed, for months there has been grumblings that Johnson — and even Hanks — might run for president in 2020. Johnson even told GQ Magazine in an interview earlier this month that running in 2020 has become a "real possibility" for the world's highest paid actor.
And it likely wouldn't be a far-fetched idea. After all, Trump had zero political experience prior to announcing his intention to run for the White House in June 2015. He found quick political success, so why couldn't Johnson, who is beloved worldwide, do the same?
Meanwhile, an early 2020 poll found that if the next presidential contest was Trump versus Johnson, Johnson would win.