Da Ali G Show: Law (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy/Skit Show [TV], Absurd Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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British comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen introduces American audiences to his three characters in this, the first episode of HBO's version of Da Ali G Show. Ali G, a suburban British "gangsta" straight outta Staines ("near Windsor Castle, where the queen lives"), introduces the premiere episode's subject -- the law. Ali G takes us to the Philadelphia Police Academy, where he undergoes an abbreviated police training course, and is instructed that police officers do not use the term "honky" to refer to white people. Next, on "Borat's Guide to America," Kazakhstan TV's Borat gives us a crash course on American dating. He visits Great Expectations, a dating service, where he explains that if he finds the right woman, "I would give her television, remote control, red dress," but that "if she cheat on me, I will crush her." He also tells the dating service that he's looking for a woman with "plow experience." He is told not to mention in his ad that he's "good sex," even though he insists that he's "big like can of Pepsi." Borat also visits a dating school, and tries his hand at "speed dating." Next up, Bruno from Austria visits with PR guru Paul Wilmot, whom he describes as "the god of seating plans," and takes a surprising turn on the runway at a Lloyd Klein fashion show. Ali G then interviews former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, who he asks to explain the distinction between "legal," "illegal," and "barely legal." Ali G also expresses his confusion over the meaning of the term, "hung jury." Former Attorney General Edwin Meese also makes a brief appearance.