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Ali G Trumps Up a Huge Deal
February 21, 2016  | By Eric Gould
 
Sacha Baron Cohen’s new action/adventure comedy, The Brothers Grimsby, is now out in theaters, and we’ve been riffing on old clips from his 2003-04 HBO series Da Ali G Show for a couple of weeks now. (Booyakasha!) The Ali G character was a clueless hip-hop poseur whom Cohen managed to get in front of some very important people for prank interviews, like Andy Rooney. Our favorite is his visit with former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, asking if Aldrin regrets being the second man on the moon after “Louie Armstrong.” Cohen is brilliant at maneuvering and improvising on the spot — and it’s no surprise he got himself in front of none other than the seeming next Republican presidential nominee to gleefully pitch a new business idea. —Eric Gould
 
 
 
 
 
 
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