NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hollywood cast a vote in favor of the creation of an empowered, independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency on Thursday in the form of a humorous yet blatantly political video that's gone viral. Entitled 'Presidential Reunion', the video is a skit that depicts U.S. presidents dating back to Gerald Ford paying a visit to current President Barack Obama in his White House bedroom to urge him to stay the course on the CFPA, and make sure bipartisan compromise doesn't render it toothless. Comedian Will Ferrell is one of the people behind the 'Funny or Die!' Web site where the video appears, and the skit features him reprising his Saturday Night Live role as George W. Bush. The other actors involved, most of whom have been connected with SNL, include Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Dana Carvey as George Bush Sr., Jim Carrey as Ronald Reagan, Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter and Chevy Chase as Ford. Ron Howard is involved as well, reportedly directing the video and providing some voiceover at the end. >>Watch SNL Presidents Reunion Video The video points watchers toward the Web site of The Main Street Brigade, which features information about the proposed CFPA, seeks to counter criticisms levied at the idea, and urges people to call their Senators. While there are plenty of jokes, the skit does consistently hammer away at the idea that Obama shouldn't give in and compromise on the CFPA, regardless of the political consequences, and Howard's voiceover is pointed call for people to get involved in order to counter lobbying by the banks. "The banks have billions of dollars to spend to get their message out but your speech is free," Howard says. "Contact your senators about the CFPA. Nothing annoys them more than having to do their jobs." The Main Street Brigade Web site features Harvard Law School professor and CFPA proponent Elizabeth Warren in much of its content, including a blog entry called 'CFPA Straight Talk' and links to a number of her media appearances. In another section, called "The CFPA: Myths and Facts,' the site takes dead aim at big banks who received government support during the financial crisis, claiming they are already up to their old tricks.
"Today, after raking in our in our tax dollars in bailout money, the big banks are back to business as usual, spending hundreds of millions to pay lobbyists and advertising agencies to fight against reforms that would protect us from their abuses in the future," the site says. It remains to be seen if the video will inspire citizens to call their Senators and actually impact what happens on Capitol Hill, but investors were taking this latest round of Wall Street bashing in stride and with shares of all the usual suspects -- Bank of America ( BAC), Citigroup ( C), Goldman Sachs ( GS), JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), Morgan Stanley ( MS) and Wells Fargo ( WFC) -- moving higher in afternoon trades. -- Written by Michael Baron in New York.