'Between Two Ferns' is back and more uncomfortable than ever. You know that scene in 'Bowfinger' wherein Steve Martin -- in an attempt to convince his crew to stealthily film an actor without his consent -- tells his crew, "Did you know Tom Cruise had no idea he was in that vampire movie till two years later?" Well, that's actually true, and it's also very similar to the premise of Zach Galifianakis' 'Between Two Ferns,' in which the host's hilariously self-serious guests are ostensibly unaware as to the tidal wave of awkwardness that's coming their way. The celebrity interviewees are obviously in on the joke, but this is the first installment in which you might actually fear for Galifianakis' safety (and not just because he catches fire).
Bruce Willis is pretty intimidating for a movie star (Bruce Willis is pretty intimidating for a tsunami), and he's earned a reputation as an occasionally difficult interview even when he's not being asked about his plans to reboot the 'Grumpy Old Men' "franchise." So just when it seemed as if Sean Penn would forever remain the most terrifying man to ever sit between those two mighty ferns, along comes John McClane himself to steal that crown for... himself (a crown which he'll presumably keep unless Galifianakis manages to land an interview with either Jason Voorhees, The Sarlacc, or Gary Busey).
The hilarious conversation ranges from Galfianakis' sincere concerns regarding 'The Whole Ten Yards,' to Ashton Kutcher's tweets, and eventually to Bruce Willis' wistful nostalgia for the 1980s. It's arguably the funniest episode of 'Between Two Ferns' yet, and you can check it out for yourself after the jump. In a related story, now would be a good time to buy some stock in Speed Stick, cause that stuff is about to blow up.