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Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.
Published March 11, 2014 31m views Immortal More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Starring - President Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis
Directed by - Scott Aukerman
Executive Producers - Scott Aukerman, BJ Porter and Mike Farah
Producers - Sean Boyle and Rachel Goldenberg
Cinematographer / Editor - Brian Lane
Camera Operators - Aaron Ulrich, Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey
Key Grip - Leon Mitchell
Sound - Bo Sundberg for BoTown Sound
Make Up Artist for the President - Jackie Walker
Production Assistant - Jordan Robert Clark
Special Thanks - Valerie Jarrett, Bradley Cooper, Brad Jenkins, Cody Keenan, Dag Vega, Neil Campbell, Mike Gibbons, Tim Kalpakis, Ben Schwartz, Joe Wagner, Nick Wiger and Harris Wittels

[Opening music]
ZACH: Sorry I had to cancel a few times.
I just…
…my mouse pad broke last week
and I had to get my great aunt some
diabetes shoes and uh...
You know what Zach, it's no problem.
I mean I have to say when I heard that like,
people actually watch this show
I was actually pretty surprised.
ZACH: Shhh… shhhh!
Hi. Welcome to another edition of
Between Two Ferns.
I'm your host Zach Galifianakis.
And uh, my guest today is,
uh, Barack Oba --
President Barack Obama.
Good to be with you, Zach.
ZACH: First question --
In 2013 you pardoned a turkey.
What do you have planned for 2014?
We'll probably pardon another turkey-
we do that every Thanksgiving.
Was that depressing to you?
Seeing one turkey
kind of taken out of circulation?
A turkey you couldn't eat?
So how does this work?
Do you send ambassador Rodman to
North Korea on your behalf?
I'd read somewhere that you'd be sending
Hulk Hogan to Syria.
Or is that more of a job for Tonya Harding?
Zach, he's not our ambassador.
What should we do about North Ikea?
[fumbles] Kor… North..
Why don't we move on.
I have to know,
what is it like to be the last black president?
What's it like for this to be the last time
you ever talk to a president?
It must kind of stink though
that you can't run, you know, three times.
No, I actually -- I think it's a good idea.
If I ran a third time
it would be sort of like doing a third 'Hangover' movie.
Didn't really work out very well- did it?
Now I have to say that
I've seen this show before and…
some of the episodes have probably been
a little bit better than this.
You know, for example the one with Bradley Cooper.
THAT was a great show.
ZACH: [mumbles] Yeah everybody loves…
He kind of carried that movie- didn't he?
which film are you speaking of?
Uh- those 'Hangover' movies.
He… basically he carried them.
Yeah- everybody loves Bradley.
Good for him!
Good lookin' guy.
Being like that in Hollywood- that's easy!
Tall, handsome- that's easy.
Be short, fat and smell like Doritos
and try to make it in Hollywood.
Is it going to be hard in two years
when you're no longer President
and people will stop letting you win at basketball?
How does it feel- having a three inch vertical?
It's a three inch horizontal. [smirk] So.
Where are you planning on building
your Presidential Library,
in Hawaii or your home country of Kenya?
I mean both places seem like they would be…
Zach, that's a ridiculous question.
Well, you know-
I mean not to bring up the birth certificate thing
but you really never did really produce your real…
Where is your birth certificate?
Why don't you show it to us right now?
I don't want to show anybody my birth certificate
because it's embarassing.
- What's embarassing about it?
- ZACH: [sighs] My weight on it.
It says that I was born seven pounds…
eight hundred ounces.
You know what I would do if I were president Mr. President?
I would make same-sex divorce illegal.
Then see how bad they want it.
I think that's…
why you're not president.
And that's a good thing.
You said if you had a son
you would not let him play football.
What makes you think that he would want
to play football?
What if he was a nerd like you?
Do you think a woman like Michelle
would marry a nerd?
Why don't you ask her…
- whether she thinks I'm a nerd.
- ZACH: Could I?
No- I'm not gonna let her near you.
So do you go to any websites
that are dot coms or dot nets,
or do you mainly just stick with dot govs?
No, actually we go to dot govs.
Have you heard of
ZACH: Here we go… [heavy sigh]
Okay, let's get this out of the way.
What did you come here to plug?
Well, first of all I think it's fair to say that
I wouldn't be here with you today
if I didn't have something to plug.
Have you heard of the Affordable Care Act?
Oh yeah- I heard about that.
That's the thing that doesn't work-
Why would you get the guy who created the Zune
to make your website? works great now.
And millions of Americans have already gotten
health insurance plans.
And what we want is for people to know
that you can get affordable healthcare.
Most young Americans right now-
they're not covered.
And the truth is they can get coverage
all for what it cost you
to pay your cellphone bill.
ZACH: [sounding bored]
Is this what they mean by drones?
The point is that a lot of young people-
they think they're invincible.
Did you say invisible?
Because uh…
I just think like that’s impos…
No, no… not invisible.
Meaning that they don't think they can get hurt.
I'm just saying that nobody can be
invisible if you had said invisible.
- PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I understand that.
- [Zach clears his throat]
If they get that health insurance
it can really make a big difference.
And they've got until March 31st to sign up.
I don't have a computer, so how does…
Well then you can call
Uh- I don't have a phone.
I'm off the grid.
I don’t want you people looking at my text
if you know what I mean.
First of all Zack,
nobody's interested in your texts.
But second of all,
you can do it in person.
And the law means that insurers can't
discriminate against you
if you've got a pre-existing condition anymore.
Yeah- but what about…
…what about this though?
That's disgusting.
how long have you had that?
Oh- just four months.
- ZACH: Spider bites.
I got attacked by spiders.
Zach, you need to get that checked right away.
You need to get on because…
…that's one of the most
disgusting things I've ever seen.
Is your plug finally over?
…I suppose so.
So which country were you rooting for
in the winter Olympics?
I'm the President of the United States.
What do you think, Zach?
I want to thank President Obama
for being on the show…
- PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I'm gonna press this.
- ZACH: Uh- don't touch that please!
[loud buzzer sound]
[loud crashing noises]
Thanks for the interview and umm…
thanks for letting me shoot my show here
all of these years.
You've been shooting these- these shows…
…here in the diplomatic room?
Who gave you permission to do that?
Seriously? Who gave him clearance?
Watch the spider bite!
That's the other hand.
Eh, no- it's everywhere.
[closing music]