Da Ali G Show

2003, TV Show

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CBS Salvages Borat-y Pilot with Online Debut

After two years in development, one never-greenlit CBS comedy pilot will finally see the light of day — via an online debut, starting today, on the network's Innertube broadband channel. The Papdits, written by Da Ali G Show's Ant Hines and deemed to have some of the flavor of Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen's current theatrical release, Borat, follows a fictional family from Kashmir as they travel across the United States in an RV. Sounds to me like a lampooned international family's vacation.  Read Full Article

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Season 2, Episode 6
Ali G gets relationship advice from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus author John Gray. Excited to discuss reproductive rights with a lesbian couple (after all, 'he's got loads of' their videos), Ali G then goes to a pro-choice march in Washington. Meanwhile, Borat goes job-hunting, Ali G talks money with former presidential economics advisor Charles Schultze, and Bruno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on spring break in Daytona Beach. Finally, Ali G gets some grammar tips from '60 Minutes' pundit Andy Rooney.

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Season 2, Episode 5
Ali G muses about Moses and the U.S. Constitution with historian/author/'hair stylist' Gore Vidal. Borat goes house-shopping with a realtor, taking time to ask essential buyer's questions about integration, burial sites, padded cells and bathroom soundproofing. Ali G explores safe-sex issues via a genitalia model with sex educator Sally Epstein. Bruno falls hard for a barn dancer in Georgia. Ali G conducts a panel on medical ethics with several renowned experts.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/8/2004

Season 2, Episode 4
Ali G ponders issues of security with former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service James Ziglar. On the road to sample some of America's favorite hobbies, Borat winds up wrestling with a self-defense expert, making music with a yoga teacher, and sniffing up members of a new-age dance class. Ali G chats with former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman. In Miami, Bruno discusses the future of clubbing with Nerve Lounge owner James Butler. Finally, Ali G moderates a expert panel discussion on animal rights.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 8/1/2004

Season 2, Episode 3
In New York to sell book ideas to some high-profile publishers and agents, Ali G pitches a few would-be bestsellers, including a vibrating book designed to stimulate the mind and more. Bruno chats with fashion guru Leon Hall; later, he and 'fashion police' James Campbell and Randy McLaughlin rate the attire of some Hollywood notables. Ali G interviews U.S. Olympic president (and former swimming star) John Nabor. Finally, Borat travels to Nashville and Tucson to 'learn to be country star.'

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CBS Salvages Borat-y Pilot with Online Debut

After two years in development, one never-greenlit CBS comedy pilot will finally see the light of day — via an online debut, starting today, on the network's Innertube broadband channel. The Papdits, written by Da Ali G Show's Ant Hines and deemed to have some of the flavor of Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen's current theatrical release, Borat, follows a fictional family from Kashmir as they travel across the United States in an RV. Sounds to me like a lampooned international family's vacation. read more

Brit TV Host Goofs Gloriously

The British have many curious TV traditions. They never miss the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day. They are crazy for Big Brother. And they adore characters who embarrass themselves with painfully misguided displays of hubris. We're talking about blokes like Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers, The Office's David Brent and Ali G of Da Ali G Show. And Alan Partridge, a cocky talk-show host, played by comic actor Steve Coogan, who thinks he's much cleverer than his guests — and never fails to let them know it. BBC America is currently airing The Alan Partridge Experience, which packages the two series tracking the rise, fall and attempted resurrection of his career. Knowing Me, Knowing You (1994) is a faux BBC talk show in which Partridge routinely humiliates his guests and ge read more

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Premiered: February 22, 2003, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: An American version of the British comedy series features Ali G, a white wannabe rap star and hip-hop journalist in a yellow track suit who ambushes newsmakers and ordinary citizens with a barrage of bizarre (and often hilarious) questions. Among Ali G's notable foils: Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich and Ralph Nader. In addition to Ali G, the Cambridge-educated Sacha Baron Cohen's other alter egos include Borat, a clueless TV personality from Kazakhstan, and Bruno, an Austrian fashion reporter.

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