Sacha Baron Cohen's new Who Is America show is pumping up the hype

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Guardian seems moist:

    Will Sacha Baron Cohen's undercover series be the TV event of the year?
  2. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    49 seconds of my life wasted.

    Who do I sue?
  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    What does this mean?
  4. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    That's 10% of a wank.
    How much to sue depends on your going rate.
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I haven't liked anything of his after Ali G.
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  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I imagine Trump will get some airtime. Because he really, really needs it.
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  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  8. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Palin, who asked for the proceeds from the programme to be donated to charity, added: "Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country. Truly sick."

    Perhaps she should apply that outrage to her President, otherwise it comes across as a bit phoney.
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  9. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Oh, THAT Palin. At first I thought it meant Michael Palin
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Now that would cause outrage.
  11. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    Even that had worn thin for me by the time the Ali g film rolled around
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  12. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Has this idea not been absolutely flogged to death by now?
  13. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?


    Baron-Cohen will continue to flog that particular dead horse for years...
  14. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    In the US? Not sure. Maybe, as he's an unfamiliar face, he's able to get high profile people to see revealing things?
  15. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    I'm looking forward to it!
  16. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    This! x 87
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  17. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    I haven't liked anything he did since he left the sixform.
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  18. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Come on, this is great
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  19. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    The Brothers Grimsby is brilliant and offensive.
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  20. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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  21. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    I think they know him in the US from the borat movie.
  22. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    That ali g film was really awful :D
  23. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    IIRC i think he already did trump years ago as ali g and trump ended it pretty quickly.
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  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Cohen's character has got his own conspiracy website. It's quite convincing.

  25. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    There's a lot to read there!

    Is it on this weekend? I'll no doubt give it a look.
  26. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    The letter to Sarah Palin on the home page is worth reading.

    It's on Channel 4 on Monday.
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  27. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    His targets in the US usually just show how gracious American people are. How about a tour of Russia.
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  28. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    EDIT - a much longer clip awaits on the next page of this thread, skip this one!

    Reminds me of Brass Eye, Shatners Bassoon etc.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
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  29. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Fucking hell.
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  30. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

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