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The Late Movies: Between Two Ferns

Ransom Riggs
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If you're a fan of awkwardness and non sequiturs, you'll probably love Between Two Ferns, which is Zach Galafinakis' short-form interview show. In it he interviews celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm and Michael Cera, and he does it -- yep -- between two ferns. Galafinakis is such an unpredictable host that you never know where the interviews are going (even though they're partly scripted) -- and even though his guests are in on the joke, he still manages to make them feel super awkward. It's a delight!

In the first episode, he tries to force Michael Cera to tickle him.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Michael Cera from Between Two Ferns

ZG: You were in The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Jon Hamm: Yes.
ZG: Why?

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Jon Hamm from Between Two Ferns

Zach yuks it up with Ben Stiller, insults him a bunch, and drops a few F-bombs along the way (just so you know).

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Ben Stiller from Between Two Ferns

Zach's gay, southern twin brother Seth pitches movie ideas about pugs to Sean Penn. It's awkward.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Sean Penn from Between Two Ferns

Steve Carell tries to outfox Zach, but his plan backfires.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Steve Carell from Between Two Ferns

Zach tries to get Natalie Portman's phone number, but not very hard.

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Natalie Portman from Between Two Ferns

Zach's interview with Hangover co-star Bradley Cooper is interrupted at one point by Carrot Top, who's standing behind him, texting.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bradley Cooper from Between Two Ferns

Charlize Theron almost cries while talking about her sick dog and then Zach sticks a copy of Need for Speed II: Shift in front of her face.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Charlize Theron from Between Two Ferns

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