Now, is this funny simply because it's Sean Penn, and he is notorious for being over serious? I think so. Does it fizzle a little at the end? Again, I believe that to be the case. I even wonder if Sean Penn had to ok certain stuff, which might have weakened the skit a little. Still, I don't believe Between 2 Ferns has run it's course yet, and I'll be excited when the next one comes out.