Obama’s “Between 2 Ferns” now #1 referral to HealthCare.gov

Mar 11, 2014
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Obama’s “Between 2 Ferns” now #1 referral to HealthCare.gov

There’s an online-only interview show by the name of Between 2 Ferns out there in the wild, and President Barack Obama has just appeared on it. This show began as a comedy skit with comedian Zach Galifinakis with the comedy website Funny or Die, hosting such celebrities as Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jon Hamm, this show has been an exercise in the awkward side of giggles. With Barack Obama, believe it or not, the formula hasn’t changed a bit.

While this segment doesn’t go as entirely over the edge as some of Between 2 Ferns episodes have in the past, both Galifinakis and Obama do jab on with the insults throughout. This episode holds particular weight to due to two items: one is Obama’s plug of HealthCare dot gov, resulting in what Tara MgGuiness suggests is FunnyorDie.com becoming the #1 source of referrals to HealthCare.gov this morning.

Tara McGuiness is the White House Senior Communications Advisor - certainly one of the more important people in deciding that President Obama would go on Between 2 Ferns in the first place. It should be made clear that this episode of Between 2 Ferns was also filmed in the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

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It’s suggested by Galifinakis also that the show had always been shot in the Diplomatic Room of the White House. Upon questioning by President Obama, Galifinakis makes clear that it was President Bush who had originally given him permission.


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