Maintaining the high caliber of guest to which his viewers have become accustomed, Galifianakis welcomes Brad Pitt to the ferns.
Or, more specifically, President Obama appearing on the humorous Zach Galifianakis web series, “Between Two ferns.”
Zach Galifianakis invited the president to chat on his Internet talk show “Between Two ferns,” and boy, did Obama sass Zach back.
Best Moment: When Ben Stiller attempts to destroy the "Two ferns" set.
They did a bunch of pro-Obamacare videos, including the famous “Between Two ferns” sketch with President Obama.
Often these ferns seem to be all that can thrive in amongst the stones.
The shores were green with pines and ferns and gray with ledges.
Robin turned himself about, preparatory to rising, then hastily shrank back into the shelter afforded by the ferns.
Palms, flowering shrubs, ferns, and creepers rioted on all sides.
Hollanden and the Worcester girls had halted in a place of ferns and wet moss.
Old English fearn, from Proto-Germanic *farno- (cf. Old Saxon farn, Middle Dutch vaern, Dutch varen, Old High German farn, German Farn), possibly with a sense of "having feathery fronds" and from PIE *por-no-, a root which has yielded words for "feather, wing" (cf. Sanskrit parnam "feather;" Lithuanian papartis "fern;" Russian paporot'; Greek pteris "fern," pteron "feather"), from root *per- (see petition (n.)). The plant's ability to appear as if from nothing accounts for the ancient belief that fern seeds conferred invisibility.
Any of numerous seedless vascular plants belonging to the phylum Pterophyta that reproduce by means of spores and usually have feathery fronds divided into many leaflets. Most species of ferns are homosporous (producing only one kind of spore). The haploid spore grows into a small, usually flat gametophyte known as a prothallus, which is undifferentiated into roots, stems, and leaves. The green prothallus anchors itself with hairlike extensions known as rhizoids and bears both archegonia (organs producing female gametes) and antheridia (organs producing male gametes). The male gametes require the presence of water to swim to the female gametes and fertilize the eggs. Normally only one embryo is produced, and it then grows out of the gametophyte plant as a diploid sporophyte plant that has roots, stems, and leaves and conducts photosynthesis, while the smaller gametophyte withers away. The leaves of these sporophytes eventually produce sporangia (in some species occurring in clusters known as sori). Under dry conditions, the sori burst releasing hundreds of thousands or millions of spores. Ferns were abundant in the Carboniferous period and exist today in about 11,000 species, about three-quarters of which live in tropical climates.