Obama Went On Between Two Ferns And Hilariously Tore Zach Galifianakis A New One

Barack Obama on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis March 2014There is an endless list of things I should be more impressed by than President Barack Obama‘s fluency in the language of sarcasm, but I’m gonna leave that to other people.

After all, I can’t hold forth on his politics or decisions with nearly the eloquence of someone who’s made it their career…but I’m 100% the person to talk to when Obama has the confidence to go on a show like Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. WHICH HE DID.

You guys, I’m obsessed. It would have been enough for me just for the President to show up for a cameo, or if they’d done a lite interview where Zach poked gentle fun at Obama and Obama took it good-naturedly. But they legitimately did a regular version of the show, just with the goddamn President of the United States, and Obama was firing back barbs and everything. Obviously they were written for him and agreed upon beforehand, but I am just so tickled by this.

Please watch immediately for Obama insulting the show, Zach insulting Obama, Obama comparing a third term to The Hangover 3 in order to explain why it’s a terrible idea, and glorious little gems like this one:

Zach Galifianakis: “In 2013, you pardoned a turkey. What do you have planned for 2014?”

President Obama: “Well, we’ll probably pardon another turkey. We do that every Thanksgiving. Was that depressing to you? Seeing one turkey kinda taken out of circulation? A turkey you couldn’t eat?”

Girl, was that a fat joke?? Michelle and her Let’s Move initiative would be so proud! That is, if she could take time away from being an incredibly great sport herself,  mom-dancing and saying ‘ew’ with Jimmy Fallon, and dunking with the Miami Heat.

I just love these two so much, because they seem to genuinely enjoy stuff like this. Just look at the way he bites his lip fifty-five seconds seconds in! I can’t take it.

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    • Elizabeth Aspen

      I can’t get the video to play. Always happens with funny or die videos, they are the slowest ever to open. Hopefully it’s on you tube.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh, bummer…I wonder what’s up with that, because it’s loading for us here no problem.

    • Katie

      This was the smartest move Obama and his team could ever make. Holy moly. Boy do they know how to reach their demographic. I can just imagine the planning meetings where they’re like “How should we get the word out about registering for healthcare by this certain date?”
      “Between Two Ferns w/ Zach Galifiankis”

    • Makmck77

      OMG love it!!! OBAMA WILL U MARRY MEEEEEEEE???!

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I can’t remember where I heard this, but I think he might already have a wife.

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