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Watch Will Ferrell choke Mike O'Brien in new 7 Minutes in Heaven clip

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A lot of emotions can flare to the surface when trapped in a tight closet. The latest episode of Mike O’Brien’s 7 Minutes in Heaven webseries, for example, stars Will Ferrell and covers a wide spectrum of feelings. The interview starts in a nostalgic mood, as O’Brien asks the California-born Ferrell, “Is there any truth to the saying that if you grow up in Irvine, Calif., you basically grow up in a Dell Taco restaurant, you ride your bike around in flannel shirts, you drink cans of beer, you lose your virginity in a mall, and you respect the band Soundgarden?” 

The next emotion is straight-up pain, thanks to a new game called Meme This Choke. Ferrell chokes O’Brien for several minutes so that the next time someone wants to create a meme about their displeasure at someone, they have a handy photo at the ready. Mission accomplished.

In the grand tradition of 7 Minutes in Heaven, the situation gets more awkward as it progresses. When O’Brien asks about Ferrell’s parents’ divorce, the actor responds, “What do you think, a–hole?”

Eventually they kiss and make up, thanks to O’Brien cheerfully bringing up Anchorman. 

Watch the clip below.