Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell and the best of "Between Two Ferns"

The Web's most awkward talk show just got a lot more fruity. Bonus Jon Hamm cameo for the super fans

Published May 26, 2011 6:01PM (EDT)

Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell: Bromance, realized.
Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell: Bromance, realized.

The best talk show on the Internet might be the perennially awkward "Between Two Ferns." Why can't they just replace Jay Leno with Zach Galifianakis? I keep writing NBC, but no one will give me a straight answer.

That being said, the latest "Ferns" episode with Will Ferrell just doesn't do it for me the way some of the earlier episodes do. Sure, there's a quick visit from Jon Hamm, a former "BTF" guest, and a wonderful fruit-eating sequence, but it may be that what made these shows so funny in the first place -- mainly Zach's sweaty awkwardness and mean-spirited jealousy toward his guests -- is a little less believable now that he's a legitimate movie star himself.

(Warning: This video feature some monkey/frog sex that is NSFW.)

To compare, here are some of Between Two Ferns' greatest hits, include Ben Stiller:

Sean Penn:

Steve Carell:


My absolute favorite, Charlize Theron:

And the one that started it all, Michael Cera:

Zach, stop being so famous so you can go back to being more funny!

By Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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