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Encyclopedia > Da Ali G Show
Ali G
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen
Country of origin Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6 (UK), 12 (USA)
Production
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run March 30, 2003May 5, 2004
External links
IMDb profile

Da Ali G Show was the name of two related satirical TV series starring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sacha Noam Baron Cohen[1] (born October 13, 1971) is an English comedian, writer and actor most noted for his comic characters Borat (a Kazakh reporter), Ali G (a junglist-hip hop gangsta wannabe from Staines, England) and Bruno (a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the British television station. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Sacha Noam Baron Cohen[1] (born October 13, 1971) is an English comedian, writer and actor most noted for his comic characters Borat (a Kazakh reporter), Ali G (a junglist-hip hop gangsta wannabe from Staines, England) and Bruno (a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashion reporter). ... Ali G (Alistair Leslie Graham)1 is a satirical fictional character invented and played by English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ...


The original (single season) series was made by Channel 4 in the UK, and the second (two season) series by Channel 4 in the UK and HBO in the US. The second series was known as Ali G in da USA in countries where the original series had screened. This article is about the British television station. ... This article is about the British television station. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Baron Cohen played three bumbling journalists — Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, and Bruno — who interviewed unsuspecting people (sometimes very high-ranking officials) and made them look foolish. His exposure of this foolishness using these ignorant characters made the show an excellent example of Socratic irony. Ali G (Alistair Leslie Graham)1 is a satirical fictional character invented and played by English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... Borat Sagdiyev (Kazakh and Russian: Борат Сагдиев) is a fictional Kazakh journalist portrayed by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... Information Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Fashionpolizei, Interviewer for Austrian Gay TV Portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen Created by Sacha Baron Cohen Bruno (sometimes written as Brüno) is a fictional homosexual character played by Sacha Baron Cohen. ... “Ironic” redirects here. ...


On July 23, 2005 HBO announced they have no plans to make an additional season of the show [1]. Some said that Baron Cohen's celebrity status prevents his interview subjects from mistaking him for a bumbling journalist. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Characters

Ali G

Main article: Ali G
Ali G
Ali G

Ali G (Alistair Leslie Graham) is the main character of the comical Da Ali G Show. He is the self-proclaimed "voice of daz yoof" and the leader of the West Staines Massiv. His speech and mannerisms are a mix of stereotypical and often exaggerated British African-Caribbean and hip hop cultures, with some American urban influences thrown in. He interviews unsuspecting guests; in the American version of the show, he often tells them he is a British talk show host and wants to discuss the media and politics. Other times he tells his guests that he is teaching civics to British teens. He often asks a question, and upon receiving an answer, instantly creates a story of an event relevant to the topic, employing his neighbors and fellow "gangsters" Ricky C and (Dangerous) Dave, while the interviewee looks on in confusion. Regardless of his method of procuring the interview, the outcome is often the same— he sits down with his guests, and then asks a string of loaded questions devised to trick them into replying with something equally ridiculous. The character later was the basis of the film Ali G Indahouse. Ali G (Alistair Leslie Graham)1 is a satirical fictional character invented and played by English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... Image File history File links AliG-Harv-cropped. ... Image File history File links AliG-Harv-cropped. ... Staines is a Thames-side town in the Spelthorne borough of Surrey and part of the London Commuter Belt of South East England. ... The Leicester Caribbean Carnival The British African-Caribbean (Afro-Caribbean) community are residents of the United Kingdom who are of West Indian background, and whose ancestors were indigenous to Africa. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Urban culture is the culture of cities. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Civics is the science of comparative government and means of administering public trusts—the theory of governance as applied to state institutions. ... Ali G Indahouse: The Movie is a 2002 movie directed by Mark Mylod starring the fictional character Ali G, performed by the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ...


Borat Sagdiyev

Main article: Borat

Borat Sagdiyev is another character featured frequently on the show. He comes from Kazakhstan, and travels around the United Kingdom and United States interviewing people and engaging in their activities. Borat often makes his guests feel uncomfortable by introducing them to "Kazakh" customs, or by making misogynistic, anti-Semitic, or otherwise inappropriate comments based on his unfamiliar culture. Borat makes several references to his favorite sport called "shurik", a "Kazakh" custom where dogs are shot and killed in a field. He also makes references to his dead wife and his desire to have "sexy time" with many of his interviewees. A highly successful movie based on the Borat character, titled Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, was released by 20th Century Fox on November 3, 2006. In the movie, Borat travels from Kazakhstan to learn more about American culture for his country. Seeing Baywatch he falls in love with Pamela Anderson and travels across the country to get to California to "marry" his future "wife". Borat Sagdiyev (Kazakh and Russian: Борат Сагдиев) is a fictional Kazakh journalist portrayed by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... Misogyny (IPA: ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women; an antonym of philogyny. ... Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Jews[1] as a religious, racial, or ethnic group. ... Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ...


Bruno

Main article: Bruno (character)

Bruno is a homosexual Austrian and is the third character of Da Ali G Show. He claims to be the voice of Austrian youth television, and makes others uncomfortable by flaunting his apparent homosexuality as well as his penis. In one episode, Bruno performs cheers with exaggerated, limp-wristed, stereotypically gay mannerisms, along with University of Alabama cheerleaders, provoking the ire of some Crimson Tide fans during the 2002 Alabama-Mississippi State football game, in addition to convincing the students to say that they are gay in Polish. Information Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Fashionpolizei, Interviewer for Austrian Gay TV Portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen Created by Sacha Baron Cohen Bruno (sometimes written as Brüno) is a fictional homosexual character played by Sacha Baron Cohen. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Bruno also interviews fashion aficionados and 'party people' and exposes their extreme views of how unfashionable people should be treated and aims to show the superficiality, hypocrisy and inconsistency of the fashion world. For example, he gets them to say that they think fashion has saved more lives than doctors, that people who have bad fashion should be sent to concentration camps, that Osama Bin Laden is cool and that if house music were around in the 1930s, it would have prevented World War II. As with Baron Cohen's other two main characters, Bruno will have a movie based around his character, to be produced by Universal Pictures. Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ...


Episodes

Channel 4

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HBO

  • 101 - Law
  • 102 - War
  • 103 - Politics
  • 104 - Art
  • 105 - Science
  • 106 - Belief
  • 201 - Respek
  • 202 - Rekognize
  • 203 - Peace
  • 204 - Realize
  • 205 - Jah
  • 206 - Realness

The following is a list of episodes for the HBO original series, Da Ali G Show. ...

Controversy

The methods used by Baron Cohen often cause considerable controversy. Some guests become upset upon learning they've been tricked and various comments made on the show have caused outrage with viewers. In one episode, Borat went to a bar in Tucson, Arizona and sang a song about Jews, in which he said, "Throw the Jew down the well/so my country can be free/you must grab him by his horns/then we have a big party." Many patrons of the bar were shown responding gleefully and singing along (though an investigation by the Jewish Daily Forward found that many or all of the audience were aware that the song was meant to be funny, and that one of them was in fact Jewish herself[1]). A prominent Jewish anti-racism group, the Anti-Defamation League, complained about this segment. HBO spokesman Quentin Schaffer replied, "Through his alter-egos, he delivers an obvious satire that exposes people's ignorance and prejudice in much the way All in the Family did years ago." [2] In real life, Sacha Baron Cohen is himself an "observant Jew."[2] Baron Cohen, in an interview, has explained his character's racist nature by stating that the show's 'Borat' segments are a "dramatic demonstration of how racism feeds on dumb conformity, as much as rabid bigotry," rather than a display of racism by Baron Cohen himself.[3] Borat Sagdiyev (Kazakh and Russian: Борат Сагдиев) is a fictional Kazakh journalist portrayed by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Waiting for the Forwards - Jewish paper at 1 A.M., March 1913, New York. ... The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an advocacy group founded by Bnai Brith in the United States whose stated aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


One upset interviewee was James Broadwater, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress. He was interviewed by Borat, who told him that the interview would be played in Kazakhstan and other foreign countries to teach others about the American political system. Borat's questioning led Broadwater to state that Jews would go to Hell if they did not follow the Christian religion. This comment upset some Jewish communities, and prompted Broadwater to post a letter on his website denouncing Da Ali G Show, demanding the FCC exert greater control over the "liberal, anti-God media" and stating "I have had a logo on my website which says, 'I am a proud friend of Israel.'" .[3] Reverend James S. Broadwater was a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress from the state of Mississippi. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... For other uses, see Hell (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


Jewish audiences were offended on a Bruno skit in which Bruno went to Alabama. He interviewed an old, racist Alabaman man. Bruno questioned the man about democracy which led to the man saying "Democracy isn't about the government's hand in your pocket. It isn't about the Jew's hand in your pocket." The man also said prejudice comments towards gay people (referring to them as "fags"). This article is about the U.S. State. ... The term fag derives from the word flag, which is a variant of the Middle English word flacken (to flutter), or as a shortened form of the word faggot, which originally meant a bundle of sticks and is now a perjoritive term for a homosexual person. ...


The Borat character also refers to Black people as "Men with chocolate face." A Masai man in Kenya Black people or blacks is a political, social or cultural classification of people. ...


Differences

There are some differences between the versions of Da Ali G Show shown on Channel 4 and HBO.


Channel 4:

  • Location interviews take place in Europe and some parts of the USA
  • Contains scripted segments
  • Contains monologues
  • Contains skits
  • Contains guest music performances (which Ali G would deliberately ruin).
  • Has a laugh track

HBO: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Takes place in USA
  • Wholly-unscripted performance
  • Has limited and brief studio monologues, but no skits or music performances.
  • Has no laugh track

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ "Comic Pushes Limits in Antisemitic Sing-along", Nathaniel Popper, Jewish Daily Forward, August 13, 2004
  2. ^ "The Borat Doctrine" by Daniel Radosh, The New Yorker.
  3. ^ http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/story.jsp?story=553818

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Ali G suggested that the Wonderbra should be banned as it misleads men into thinking that a girl's breasts are larger than they are; he retold a story of having been disappointed when a girl Daan had "pulled" proved to have been wearing a Wonderbra.
Ali G was featured in Madonna's music video for her song "Music" as the limousine driver, and subsequently recorded his own record with the reggae/pop performer Shaggy.
Ali G is a gang member of the "West Staines Massiv", and lives with his grandmother in a semi-detatched house at 36 Cherry Blossom Close, in the heart of the "Staines Ghetto".
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