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6 reasons to watch Brad Pitt and Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'

Zach Galifianakis' deadpan, clueless "Between Two Ferns" "interviewer" has spoken to Justin Bieber and President Barack Obama among others. But he does his worst — and by "worst" we mean best — interview to date sitting across from "Fury" star Brad Pitt in a brand-new clip.

Here are our six favorite moments! (Warning: The video gets a little sassy and there is a profanity toward the end, so take the kids out of the room before watching).

Meet Bart Pit
Pitt is introduced as "Bradley Pitts" by Galifianakis, while the screen reads a different (still incorrect) name entirely: "Bart Pit." It also lists Bart Pit's latest production as "12 Years a Salve," a misspelled version of the title of the film Pitt produced/appeared in last year. ("Fury" does get a shout-out later, when it's called "Furry.")

The 'gift' that never starts giving
There's a present for Pitt behind one of the ferns; it's clearly a tightly wrapped, very large bong. Or is it? Galifianakis says it's a "bassoon." "We don't bassoon in my house anymore," Pitt says.

Stand up for the guest star!
Just as Pitt starts talking about something he's interested in — his charity work — Galifianakis hits a red button on the table between them and the theme song to Louis C.K.'s show "Louie" ("Brother Louie" by Hot Chocolate) starts playing. Enter C.K. himself, who does a brief stand-up routine while Pitt struggles not to be blocked by the comedian's backside.

He's not necessarily a 'Friends' fan
Pitt was once married to "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston (who played Rachel on the show) ... which you may have read about. Naturally, Galifianakis asks Pitt whether his romance with now-wife Angelina Jolie was anything like Ross and Rachel's classic connection. Pitt won't answer, so Galifianakis presses the red button again ... and out comes the "Friends" theme song. "I like that song," mutters Pitt. 

A serious lack of suntan
"Is it hard for you to maintain a suntan?" Galifianakis asks, and Pitt falls right into the trap by asking why. "Because you live in your wife's shadow?" Pitt coughs out the gum he's been chewing; Galifianakis picks it up and puts it in his mouth.

A sticky situation
That gum they're sharing? Pitt eventually gets it back. But after Galifianakis insults Pitt's acting talent, he gets rid of it once more — directly in his interviewer's eye.

Check out the complete "Between Two Ferns" video archive on Funny or Die.

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