Washington (CNN) - It's not a typo. Comedian Stephen Colbert wants America to vote for Rick Parry - that's right, Parry with an "A."
In the first released ad by his "super" political action committee, Colbert urged Iowa voters to write in "Rick Parry" at the Ames straw poll on Saturday, suggesting in a satiric nod that he's throwing his weight behind Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for president.
"I called dibs on Rick Parry a long time ago," said Colbert, who dubs himself president and assistant equipment manager for his PAC, in a statement Wednesday.
The ad, "Episode IV: A New Hope," is a play on the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, which allows super PACs to receive and spend unlimited amounts of money, as long as they don't coordinate with a particular candidate.
"So to prove we're truly uncoordinated, we're asking voters to write in Parry with an A – as in America, IowA, or PresidAnt," Colbert said. "You can feel confident he's not asking us to do that."
The one-minute spot blasts other groups, including Jobs for Iowa and Grow PAC, for using their "unlimited super PAC money" to rally behind Perry, who's widely expected to launch a presidential campaign soon.
"But what about our unlimited super PAC money? We want you to vote for Rick Perry, too," the ad said. "But not their Rick Perry, our Rick Parry."
The ad took to the airwaves Wednesday in the Des Moines media market.
Colbert's PAC - "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow" - was granted legal status in June by the Federal Election Commission.