Cardi B got all the love, as even a surprise appearance by Newman (Wayne Knight) couldn't make Galifianakis care about Seinfeld.
After a two-year hiatus between episodes of his Funny or Die talk show, "Between Two Ferns," Zach Galifianakis returned with a new installment on Thursday starring Jerry Seinfeld ... at least until Cardi B showed up.
Things started off very awkwardly, as Zach was clearly not pleased with his guest. "I had President Hillary Clinton on last time, and now I have this guy," he said to someone off-screen. "It's like 'I love the '90s.' I might as well have Lorena Bobbitt as a guest."
As usual, the interview didn't really go anywhere, unless you count the two comedians insulting one another as going somewhere. "You have 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' James Corden has 'Carpool Karaoke.' What's next in lazy, car-based non-comedy?" Zach asked disdainfully.
Jerry didn't even bother to respond. When Zach suggested "The Bee Movie" should have been called "The D-Minus Movie," though, he jumped in.
"Do you think if they only made one 'Hangover' movie and didn't make the other two, it would be considered a comedy classic? Do you think that you destroyed what would have been a comedy classic by the cash grab of 2 and 3."
But even that banter wasn't exciting enough for Zach, who bumped Jerry to a milk crate when he got word that Cardi B had showed up. The rapper took the good seat, got praise and presents for her baby, and was fawned over by Zach the entire time. She basked in it, taking a few moments to mock her fellow guest along the way. "I got a gift," she told Jerry. "I'm special."
After she denied him a hug upon leaving, Jerry said, "That was the opposite of what happened with Kesha," referring to an incident a year ago when he denied the pop star a hug, claiming he didn't know who she was.
There were several fun nods to "Seinfeld" throughout the sketch, including the surprise appearance of Wayne Knight, who slithered onto the scene like Newman from the show with a snide, "Hello, Jerry!"
But the biggest throwback came at the end, when Zach shut down the interview to walk over to a mic stand and deliver a stand-up joke to his audience, similar to how Jerry ended earlier episodes of "Seinfeld." The joke, of course, was an insult about his guest.