I don’t think I’ve gotten quite enough people yelling at me about politics and the election, so let’s talk about Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Between Two Ferns. Yesterday the twentieth episode of Between Two Ferns came out and it features Hillary Clinton doing some #MillennialOutreach by way of viral videos. Guests on Ferns usually fall into one of two categories: Aggressive or bemused, and Clinton is the bemused type. She’s looking at Zach Galifianakis like he’s from another planet.
Clinton fields a string of asinine questions like, “Are you excited to be the first girl president,” and, “What happens if you become pregnant?” I’m a big fan of the way Galifianakis says “arctics”, and also the look on his face when he says, “So you’re going to lead the civil war?” But the best by far is the way Clinton delivers, “Don’t tell me what to do.” And that last bit about the email is killer. Galifianakis knows, too, you can tell by the look on his face he knows that’s great line.
An interview with Ferns creator Scott Aukerman reveals that the episode was filmed the same day Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia, and that the appearance was her idea. That must be why she’s so Zen in the face of Galifianakis’s absurdity—she wants the youth boost something like this can give her. Will it work? Well, it won’t hurt.