Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Da Ali G Show - The Complete Second Season|
Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gore Vidal, Leon Hall, John Naber, Porter Wagoner
Director: James Bobin
Genres: Comedy, Television
The Emmy nominated, BAFTA Award-winning Ali G is back! British comedic genius, Sacha Baron Cohen, slips into the skins of his devilish alter egos, Ali G, Borat and Bruno to create loads of hilarious riffs at the expense of... more »
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 12/28/2012...
In this second season of Da Ali G Show, Sacha Baron Cohen has mastered his inimitable style of ambush journalism...and puts it to good use on plenty of pompous political figures and pseudo-intellectuals. If you like Borat or Bruno, check this out! This is where these characters, as well as Ali G, got their start! Political satire at it's best!!
Offensively hilarious, more socially important than it gets
Nicholas Adam Chupka | Derwood, MD | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Cohen has received all kinds of accolades for his three stunningly vivid personas: Ali G, Borat, and Bruno.
But aside from the ultra-offensive and seemingly obvious ignorance lay some great social commentary. Through his characters, Cohen is able to expose the still present social bigotries of this country that so many argue went away with civil rights, but that are still so firmly rooted at the core of this nation. A Cambridge graduate, and Jew, Cohen is most impressive as Borat, the anti-Jewish video journalist from Kazakhstan. In this guise he offers up some of the most ridiculously awkward moments, and shines the darkest of lights on "The U, S, and A". As disturbing as it is hilarious is the Borat-led country song, "Throw the Jew Down the Well" in which a slew of stereotypically deep country town folk join in emphatically by the song's final chorus.
This is just a taste of the type of humor/commentary you will find in this great collection (as well as a real Harvard address, I mean, I know he graduated Cambridge, but Hah-vahd, wat wuh yeh thinkin?). Each character, the over-ghettotized clown from Stains (Ali G), the inept foreigner, and the most stereotyped gay man, feigns ignorance as the main selling point for this show, and the reactions from such guests as Noam Chomsky, DEA/FBI agents, Sam Donalson, and wildlife activists ranges from bewilderment, to utter confusion, to frustration, anger, embarassment, etc., etc., etc.
If you can tolerate tongue in cheek humor, and like a little side of social commentary thrown in, this is the perfect set for you. Since there are 6 episodes with seasons one and two, and each episode includes at least one Ali G, Borat, and Bruno skit, I will not suggest buying one over the other. You'll end up going straight to your favorite segments instead of watching the whole way through anyway. Just go out and buy both seasons; "If you do not, I will crush you.""
A Big Up Yurself
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 08/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This guy is a riot. He's really funny and very quick. Whether the interviewees actually know he's not for real or not is up for debate, but they certainly act like they don't know that's the case. They look confused and bewildered as Ali is faking ignorance as to who it is he is actually interviewing. For example, he'd probably ask Neil Armstrong what it's like to win the Tour de France etc. If you aren't easily offended, this will be a show you'll enjoy. Not for the faint of heart."
So Funny It Hurts
The JuRK | Our Vast, Cultural Desert | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Make sure you get the joke before watching these shows: Ali G isn't a real person. Neither are Borat and Bruno. They're all the same guy--and he's a comic genius!
Most of the friends I've turned on to Ali G said before they figured it out, "I thought that idiot was for real, like the ones on MTV."
No. It's a joke. And a great one.
Watching the First Season, I focused on the celebrity and political interviews (Ali G was lucky Buzz Aldrin didn't deck him for calling him Buzz Lightyear), but in the Second Season I was howling at the other segments. Borat buying a house ("Where is the cage for my wife?") and then later leading a drunken barroom filled with rednecks singing the Kazakistan song "Throw the Jew Down the Well" were hysterically funny.
And how did he stay in character after downing so much wine at a Texas wine tasting?
"Me and my sister, we make little joke!"
(I'll let you find out what that joke was).
Hilarious. Painful at times, but hilarious.