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Da Ali G Show

All Episodes 2004

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  • Ended
  • Channel 4, HBO
  • 2000-03-29T23:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 8 hours, 19 mins (18 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Four by Two Films + 1 more, Talkback Productions
  • Comedy
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Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The first series originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK, and the second series on HBO in the US. The second series was known as Ali G in da USAiii in the UK and Australia. In the series, Baron Cohen plays as three unorthodox journalists — the main character Ali G, a Kazakh named Borat Sagdiyev, and a gay Austrian named Brüno Gehard. The trio conduct interviews with unsuspecting people, during which they ask absurd and ridiculous questions. On 23 July 2005, HBO announced they had no plans to make an additional season of the show. Baron Cohen has gone on to make three films featuring each of his three characters from the show: Ali G Indahouse, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and Brüno.
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38 episodes

Special 2 Borat at the Patriot Rally

  • 2004-08-16T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Aiii is a straight-to-video release of clips from Da Ali G Show (original, UK series) plus unaired segments from the show, hosted by Ali G himself.

Special 3 Ali G's Full Spyz Movie

  • 2004-08-16T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Bling Bling is a straight-to-video release of clips from the Da Ali G Show, plus unaired segments and an interview with David and Victoria Beckham from a Comic Relief special. It was hosted by Ali G himself.

Ali G, Innit is a VHS release (later re-issued on DVD) of Ali G interview segments from The 11 O'Clock Show hosted by Ali G himself.

Special 6 Ali G with Noam Chomsky

  • 2005-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Ali G interviews linguistics professor Noam Chomsky

Ali G visits an historical naval vessel

Special 8 Borat Hunts in Texas

  • 2005-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Borat gets a hunting lesson at an exclusive ranch

Special 9 Borat Learns Football

  • 2005-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Borat learns American football in Texas

Borat at the Hamptons Horse Show and the American Patriotism Event

Special 11 Bruno Visits a Psychic

  • 2005-09-12T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Bruno visits a psychic to speak to his late boyfriend.

Borat gets to know English hunters… and protesters demonstrating against the hunt.

Borat also meets some drunken students and learns the finer arts of cricket.

Guide to Henley, Guide to Hunting, Guide to Etiquette

Ali G visits the Sally Jesse Raphael show

1x01 Neil Hamilton

  • Series Premiere

    2000-03-29T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Ali travels to the Cannes Film Festival, to pitch his new movie 'Booka' - named after the noise a gun makes. There's a lively discussion on animal rights, Neil Hamilton joins Ali on the sofa and the first ever contestant plays 'Who Wants to Win an Ounce?'. Elsewhere, Borat learns about British etiquette.

1x02 Mohamed Al Fayed

  • 2000-03-29T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Ali interviews John Humphrys, then goes on to present his new home shopping channel, QVG. Borat learns about British comedy, which includes some practical slapstick lessons. And Francis Healy from Travis joins Ali for a special rendition of 'Why Does It Always Rain on Me?' with an urban twist.

1x03 Gail Porter

  • 2000-04-13T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

It's up to Ali G to turn the tables in the Third World... with turntables. Ali goes behind the scenes of US TV, and Roy Hattersley and Chrissie Hynde join Ali on the show.

Ali gets the low-down on the FB, Aiiii. There's rapping from Mohammed Al Fayed, and Borat finds out what it takes to be a true British huntsman.

1x05 John Humphrys, Fran Healy

  • 2000-04-27T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Ali learns how to save the environment... and use guns to kill people. Later, he serenades the lovely Gail Porter, and Borat mingles with Cambridge University's young intelligentsia over a game of cricket.

1x06 Anita Roddick, Jarvis Cocker

  • 2000-05-04T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Anita Roddick joins Ali in the studio to discuss some interesting new products for Body Shop, Borat feels the passion of the Henley Regatta, Jarvis insists on helping the aged, and Ali saves the world from an evil gunman and meets Jah in the process.

2x01 Law

  • Season Premiere

    2004-07-17T23:00:00Z — 28 mins

Ali G tries his skills as a recruit with the Philadelphia Police Department. Borat explores the do's and don't's of dating in the U.S. Bruno gets the inside story on New York's Fashion Week. Ali G interviews former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornberg.

2x02 War

  • 2004-07-24T23:00:00Z — 27 mins

Ali G interviews former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and tours the U.N. Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion of experts on religion. Borat gets a lesson in etiquette. Ali G talks to General Brent Scowcroft.

2x03 Politics

  • 2004-07-31T23:00:00Z — 28 mins

Ali G interviews Newt Gingrich. Bruno reports from New York's Fashion Week. Borat covers American hobbies at a gun club and gym. Ali G talks in the studio with a Drug Enforcement Agent. Ali G tries to sell a new business idea to Donald Trump.

2x04 Art

  • 2004-08-07T23:00:00Z — 27 mins

Ali G presents his guide to art. Ali G interviews James Lipton of "Inside the Actors Studio." Ali G conducts a studio discussion on the media. Bruno delivers a guide to LA fashion. Ali G interviews Buzz Aldrin.

2x05 Science

  • 2004-08-14T23:00:00Z — 27 mins

Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion on science. Borat visits a minor-league baseball team. Ali G interviews Ralph Nader. Borat visits a Nevada test site and protests nuclear testing. Ali G interviews C. Everett Koop.

2x06 Belief

  • 2004-08-21T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Ali G pitches ideas for TV shows to Hollywood executives. Borat presents his guide to the South, touring a Charleston plantation and visiting a rodeo. Ali G conducts a studio discussion on sex. Bruno attends a football game in Alabama. Ali G interviews James Baker. Ali G attends a political rally. Ali G interviews Marlin Fitzwater.

3x01 Respek

  • Season Premiere

    2004-07-17T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Ali G talks with Sam Donaldson, "boss man of ABC News," about Nixon's "Waterworld" crisis, journalist biases and TV ratings, among other critical issues. Borat over-imbibes with a pair of genial gents at a wine tasting in Mississippi. Ali G probes the legal travails of "The Simpsons" with former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates, then questions a pair of ATF dog trainers about bomb-sniffers and canine discrimination.

3x02 Rekognize

  • 2004-07-24T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Ali G has a serious sit-down with conservative icon Pat Buchanan, pondering the prospect of presidential partnerships, "him"igration pros and cons, and Iraq's possession of "BLTs." Borat hits the campaign trail in Mississippi with a congressional candidate, then delivers a speech to the City Council after getting tips from the state's Republican Party chairman. Ali G presides over a family roundtable discussion with Michael Easley (senior pastor, The Immanuel Bible Church), Karen Mulhauser (Veteran Feminists of America), Diane Knippers (president of the Institute of Religion and Democracy) and Roger Lancaster (professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies), then visits a farm in search of the answer to a question on everybody's mind: Why are there are so many Vietnam veterinarians?

3x03 Peace

  • 2004-07-31T23:00:00Z — 27 mins

In New York to sell book ideas to high-profile publishers and agents, Ali G pitches the following would-be bestsellers: "A Kiss on the Lips," a vibrating book designed to stimulate the mind and more; "The Lord of the Rings," an adaptation of the hit films; an Ali G "autobiography" of President Bush; and more. Bruno chats with fashion guru Leon Hall about which celebrities should be kept "in the ghetto" or sent on a "train to Auschwitz"; later, Bruno and "fashion police" James Campbell and Randy McLaughlin rate the attire of such Hollywood notables as Renee Zellweger, Peter Jackson and Paris Hilton. Ali G interviews U.S. Olympic president (and former swimming star) John Nabor about the upcoming games in Greece, pondering why there isn't an Olympic competition for world-record events like Tallest Man or Longest Moustache. Borat travels to Nashville and Tucson to "learn to be country star." There, he demonstrates a Kazakhstan line dance to willing square dancers, gets songwriting inspiration from country-music legend Porter Wagoner, and tests out a liberating new tune at a local lounge.

3x04 Realize

  • 2004-08-07T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Ali G ponders issues of security - from airports to dogs to trains to green cards - with former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service James Ziglar. On the road to sample some of America's favorite hobbies, Borat winds up wrestling with a self-defense expert, making music with a yoga teacher, and sniffing up members of a new-age dance class. Ali G chats with former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman about solar energy and dirty water, then pays a visit on some earth-minded protestors perched in the redwoods. In Miami, Bruno discusses the future of clubbing with Nerve Lounge owner James Butler, and later plays bouncer at a South Beach hot spot. Finally, Ali G moderates a expert panel discussion on animal rights, focusing on kitchen experiments, fur coats, P. Diddy, horse sex and more.

3x05 Jah

  • 2004-08-14T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Ali G muses about Moses and the U.S. Constitution with historian/author/"hair stylist" Gore Vidal, then pays a visit to Mt. Vernon, the home of Washington (alas, Denzel isn't at home). Borat goes house-shopping with a realtor, taking time to ask essential buyer's questions about integration, burial sites, padded cells and bathroom soundproofing. Ali G explores safe-sex issues via a genitalia model with sex educator Sally Epstein. Bruno falls hard for a barn dancer in Georgia, but is devastated to find his obsession ultimately unrequited. Ali G conducts a panel on medical ethics with several renowned experts, pressing his guests on issues of cloning (why not clone Carmen Electra?), euthanasia (vs. "youth in Asia") and plastic surgery.

3x06 Realness

  • 2004-08-21T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Ali G gets relationship advice from Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus author John Gray. Excited to discuss reproductive rights with a lesbian couple (after all, "he's got loads of" their videos), Ali G then goes to a pro-choice march in Washington, where he questions pro-lifers about their beliefs. Borat goes job-hunting, learning about American work ethics from various employment agencies. Ali G talks money with former presidential economics advisor Charles Schultze, who gives stock market advice ("don't be high when you're buying and selling"). Bruno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on spring break in Daytona Beach. And finally, Ali G gets some grammar tips from 60 Minutes pundit Andy Rooney.

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