The show previously featured Galifianakis interviewing celebrities and politicians.
Galifianakis’ character is frequently shown completely misunderstanding the often very sensitive and inflammatory issues discussed. The show is known for awkward exchanges as well as for being full of angry tension and heavy silences.
Secrets Unsealed, a ministry currently making waves for its strong opposition to Adventist conferences and unions practicing women’s ordination, was allowed use of the Between Two Ferns concept on two conditions:
1.) They must use large potted plants instead of ferns to distinguish the two shows from each other.;
2.) Instead of using celebrities, they try to cram as many stone-faced Adventist males over the age of 65 as possible around a miniature table in front of the potted plants.
Galifianakis explained that “having a crazy amount of super serious old white dudes crammed around a tiny table talking about banning women from jobs they are more than qualified for is funny in its own very ironic way.”
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