Watch Obama on Between Two Ferns

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
March 11 2014 8:34 AM

Watch Obama on Between Two Ferns

Last summer, according to the New York Times, the executive producer of Between Two Ferns, the absurdist faux-cable-access talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis, “approached the White House with the idea” that President Obama appear on the show to promote the Affordable Care Act.

Rather surprisingly, the president went for it. Even more surprisingly, the result, which was released this morning and which you can watch above, works pretty well not only as a pitch for healthcare.gov, which gets an extensive plug, but also as an episode of Between Two Ferns.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.