Da Ali G Show: War (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy/Skit Show [TV], Absurd Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) introduces the topic for this episode -- war. "What is it good for?" he asks. "Well, for a start, it sorts out who is the strongest out of the two countries." Ali G visits the UN, and interviews former Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Gahli, asking him, "Which is the funniest language? It's French, innit?" to which the man responds, "I don't know. Maybe Arabic is more funny." Ali G also visits the Security Council chambers, where he sees a nameplate marked "Jordan" and assumes that Michael Jordan has been given a seat on the council. He then holds a panel on religion with four experts, who are confounded by his line of questioning. "Can God do better stuff than David Blaine?," "Why did Jesus go 'round with all them reindeers?," and "Ain't it hypocriticalist that so many nuns also work part-time as strippers?" are just a few examples. Borat (Cohen) does a segment on etiquette, getting advice from an expert in Charleston, then putting his newfound social skills to work at two society dinners. "My sister -- she is prostitute," is one of his opening salvos. Ali G then interviews General Brent Scowcroft, asking him if he ever considered switching sides during the Vietnam War. Assured that the general did not consider it, Ali G asks, "Would you have changed sides if they had offered you, like, a thousand dollars more a week?" He also asks if Scowcroft has met other famous generals, including General Motors. Ali G also briefly interviews former CIA director James Woolsey, asking him, "Is that your real face?"

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