This may have been President Barack Obama‘s favorite interview ever! In an attempt to encourage America’s youth to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the POTUS stopped by Zach Galifianakis‘ Between Two Ferns parody show, which was posted by Funny or Die on Tuesday, March 11.
“I have to say, when I heard that people actually watch this show, I was actually surprised,” Obama said to Galifianakis, who then launched into a series of asinine, Obama-related questions. The topics ranged from pardoning turkeys to North Korea — confused by Galifianakis as North “Ikea” — and even the sore subject of President Obama’s birth certificate. But the leader of the free world took the comedian’s insults and threw them back in his face.
“We’ll probably pardon another turkey. We do that every Thanksgiving. Was that depressing to you — seeing one turkey taken out of circulation, a turkey you couldn’t eat?” Obama said with a smirk.
“What is it like to be the last black President?” Galifianakis inquired. “Seriously?” responded Obama.
“It must kind of stink though that you can’t run three times!” Galifianakis continued.
“Actually, I think it’s a good idea. If I ran a third time, it would be like doing a third Hangover movie. Didn’t really work out very well, did it?” the president retorted. Obama then continued to needle Galifianakis by mentioning how Bradley Cooper‘s appearance on Between Two Ferns “was a great show.”
“Bradley Cooper…” mumbled Galifianakis under his breath. “Everybody loves Bradley…Being like that in Hollywood, that’s easy. Be short, fat, and smell like doritos and try to make it in Hollywood!” the comedian continued.
An unsympathetic president quipped, “He kind of carried that movie, didn’t’ he?”
The show host then continued to prod the president about his figurative son, and why he wouldn’t let him play football. “But what if you son didn’t want to play football. What if he was a nerd, like you?” Galifianakis noted.
“Do you think a woman like Michelle would marry a nerd?” the president responded incredulously.
The conversation turned to President Obama’s plug for the Affordable Care Act. “Healthcare.gov works great now,” Obama said enthusiastically, after the website’s recent issues caused major backlash for his administration. “A lot of young people think they’re invincible. Meaning that they don’t think they can get hurt,” he continued. “They’ve got until March 31.”
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