I didn’t realize that I was so naive, you guys.
When I saw headlines this morning saying that President Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ Funny or Die series “Between Two Ferns,” I was so intrigued! It’s a bizarre show where Galifianakis makes fun of the celebrities he interviews and they dish it right back. This is a show where the comedian once told Justin Bieber that he wanted to spank him and asked him point-blank why he is the worst.
So when I started watching Obama’s episode, I thought it was very funny! Obama does a good deadpan and Galifianakis didn’t hold back in making fun of the president.
Turkey pardoning as Obama’s biggest accomplishment of 2013? Funny! Saying that Obama is the “last black president?” Hilarious! A birth certificate joke? A classic!
But then about 3:23 in, Obama starts plugging Healthcare.gov. AND OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
It was going so well. It was actually humorous and there didn’t seem to be any hidden agenda, but then they had to swoop in there and start trying to get kids these days to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.