Obama talks health care during ‘Between Two Ferns’

BY Colleen Shalby  March 11, 2014 at 2:01 PM EST

President Barack Obama made a surprising appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” an online show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis.

Galifianakis kicked off the interview with the politics of the turkey pardon. He then proceeded to interrogate President Obama about his stance on “North Ikea” and “Ambassador Rodman.”

After asking President Obama “what it’s like to be the last black president,” Obama retorted with, “what’s it like for this to be the last time you talk to a president?”

But there had to be more to this interview than sarcastic banter and Galifianakis’s trademark deadpan stares, right?

Of course!

“I wouldn’t be with you here today if I didn’t have something to plug,” President Obama insisted.

That “plug” was HealthCare.gov. The president reminded Galifianakis that people can get affordable health care by signing up on the the now-working website, or by phone.

Funny or Die got behind the message in full force. Once the video ends, a click of the screen to rewind will take you directly to the healthcare website.