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Da Ali G Show - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (2003)

Sacha Baron Cohen , Newt Gingrich , Dan Mazer , James Bobin  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Brent Scowcroft
  • Directors: Dan Mazer, James Bobin, Scott Preston
  • Writers: Dan Mazer, Anthony Hines, Craig DiGregorio, Craig Thomas, David Eilenberg
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Hbo Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A9QKCI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,589 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Da Ali G Show - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 12 episodes on four discs
  • Commentary by Sacha Baron Cohen & writer/producer Dan Mazer on one episode
  • Unedited "Spyz Movie" that Ali G pitched to Hollywood
  • Unseen footage
  • Glossary of Ali G jargon
  • Unseen and uncensored bonus material: Ali G gives a commencement speech at Harvard, interviews Noam Chomsky, and visits an historic naval vessel; Borat learns American football in Texas, gets a hunting lesson, and lunches with the Arizona Republican Party; Bruno dishes gossip with a Hollywood stylist and visits a psychic; and more

Editorial Reviews

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"Keep it real" says Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) at the top of each show. Keeping it real is what the British comedian does--and doesn't do--during each episode. First, there's the character of Ali G himself. There's nothing real about this slang-slinging geezer. He's a poser, a white hip-hop wannabe from the 'burbs who aspires to be "gangsta" like Biggie and Tupac. His interview subjects, on the other hand, are the real deal: Newt Gingrich, Buzz Aldrin, Donald Trump, etc. Ali asks stupid questions, they attempt to provide intelligent answers. The humor comes from the disconnect between the two, which is to say: 60 Minutes meets In Living Color.

Da Ali G Show was a hit in Britain before Cohen brought his act to the States, but Ali wasn't the only character who came with him. There's also Borat, a Kazakhstan TV reporter with a shaky command of English. His show-within-a-show is called "Borat's Guide to America" and he travels the "US and A" interviewing regular folks, such as matchmakers and rodeo riders. Then there's Bruno, a sexually ambiguous fashion reporter with "Funkyzeit Mit Bruno." His subjects include models and designers. Borat and Bruno have their moments, but Ali G is the star of the show and gets the most screen time. It's Ali G, after all, who gets both James Lipton and Ralph Nader to rap. (The verdict? Lipton's got skills; Nader should stick to politics.) As proof of his popularity in the U.K., Ali G got his own theatrical release, Ali G Indahouse in 2002. As proof of his popularity in the U.S., HBO renewed his show for a second season. Due to sexual content, raunchy humor, and drug content, Da Ali G Show is recommended for mature audiences. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

If there's such a thing as surreality TV, then Sacha Baron Cohen is da man, and Da Ali G Show is da bomb. Better known as his alter egos Ali G (the "wanskta" journalist), Borat (the clueless correspondent from Kazakhstan), and Bruno (the gay Austrian fashionista), Cohen is consistently hilarious in the six episodes (on two discs) from the second (2003) season of his HBO show. With his cracked Cockney-Rasta patois ("does you 'tink ") and constant malapropisms (confusing "incest" with "incense" and "bi-lingual" with "bi-sexual"; calling MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky "Norman"), Ali G is the star. But so is the odd and, well, surreal assortment of folks he interviews in his relentless, "Candid Camera"-goes-hip-hop assault on the idiots and idiosyncrasies of American culture and politics. Some are at least partly complicit; Pat Buchanan, of all people, plays right along with the shtick, as does Immigration and Naturalization Service chief James Ziegler. Others are merely confused, like the doc who grows increasingly frustrated by Ali's inability to differentiate between "veteran" and "veterinarian," newsman Sam Donaldson, or former LAPD chief Daryl Gates. But as absurd as Da Ali G Show gets, this isn't Jackass, and Cohen is no dummy. Along with all the goofing are some shrewd questions about abortion, teaching religion in schools, Iraq, and homeland security, to name a few ("How come there ain't no security on trains?" Ali G asks Ziegler, who laughs off the question and then came the Madrid and London subway bombings). With a generous helping of extras (including Ali's commencement speech at Harvard!) along with the episodes, Da Ali G Show is a riot. Fuh real, yo. --Sam Graham

Product Description

A burned-out ignorant cockney British-Jamaican b-boy; an anti-Semitic misogynistic nymphomaniac who is a television reporter from Kazakhstan; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron Cohen--conduct interviews on unsuspecting Americans who include prominent pundits in the political system and celebrities that reveal deeply hidden prejudices and challenge social mores within American society.DVD Features: Available Subtitles: English Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) 12 episodes on four discs Commentary by Sacha Baron Cohen & writer/producer Dan Mazer on one episode Unedited "Spyz Movie" that Ali G pitched to Hollywood Unseen footage Glossary of Ali G jargon Unseen and uncensored bonus material: Ali G gives a commencement speech at Harvard interviews Noam Chomsky and visits an historic naval vessel; Borat learns American football in Texas gets a hunting lesson and lunches with the Arizona Republican Party; Bruno dishes gossip with a Hollywood stylist and visits a psychic; and moreSystem Requirements:Running Time 30 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY UPC: 026359853128

Customer Reviews

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tons of laughs November 8, 2005
Viewing this collection will have you laughing forever. This guy is witty, creative and has an uncanny ability to know what is going to make us laugh. Taking advantage of people who crave media exposure, and duping them so effectively, is ingenious! This guy is a brilliant comedian.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of HBO's Funniest Shows January 3, 2006
I was very upset to hear that Sacha Baron Cohen would not be returning for a third season but this DVD does provide some closer. If you missed Da Ali G Show when it first aired or if you want to relive the comedy then this DVD is right for you.

I hate when people say Ali G is offensive and racist when in fact he is just basically poking fun at himself. Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish and most of his humor is just stupid fun. There are several appearances by politicians who try to survive Ali's odd and idiotic line of questioning. Then there's Borat the anti-Semitic person from Kazakhstan. Finally there's Bruno the Austrian fashion guru who attempts to makes other uncomfortable by acting as homosexual as possible. I have never laughed so hard at any HBO show and I highly recommend it.

Even though forty dollars seems a bit much for twelve, half hour segments you will get you money's worth over and over again. This set is a great addition to anyone's collection and I highly recommend it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Politically Hilarious March 23, 2006
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It's amazing how this comic genious gets to interview so many people and they are unaware of what is to come. Three different personalities, one simply hysterical show. I recommend this DVD combo to anyone with an open mind, or anyone with at least a sense of humor. Definately worth every penny.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing January 15, 2006
By Wes
When I watch these shows, I'm fascinated by how Cohen set these interviews up. He and his team really had to convince his subjects that he was for real. That there won't be a third season anytime soon doesn't come as a surprise (but it's extremely disappointing), as his fame and notoriety grows it isn't difficult to imagine his desired targets becoming fewer and fewer. There are so many damn good segments that had me on the verge of tears, pick them BOTH up!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 episodes of genius March 10, 2006
Sacha Baron Cohen has masterfully crafted three very distinct interviewer personalities (Ali G, Borat, and Bruno), and uses each one's specific traits to get the interview subjects off-balance and keep them that way. If you enjoy watching people (some of them very famous) react to completely bizarre questions and observations, this set must be seen.

Respek. West side.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Ali August 16, 2006
By kenny k
After reading ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S hilarious interview with Borat, I decided to give these DVDs a try.

After just a few episodes I was laughing until I was in tears.

I LOVE smart, satirical, subversive comedies such as CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, RENO 911!, THE OFFICE (both the British and American versions), LITTLE BRITIAN, STRANGERS WITH CANDY, and WONDER SHOWZEN.

DA ALI G SHOW fits nicely with those dark, sinister gems of humor.

My only question is: are the interview and panel discussion guests for real? If I was being interviewed by Cohen in any of his guises, I would be cracking up. Are his guests in on the act, or are they hopelessly clueless?

I'm not sure.

Anyhow, great show, and i look forward to the movie.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Da Funniest March 9, 2006
By jaq215
My husband entered the room when I was watching this and thought I was crying -- that's how hard I was laughing. And I am not generally a "laugh out loud" at TV type of person. Wonderful, ridiculous stuff that stands up to repeated viewing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Entertaining June 29, 2006
Though it is a little hard to understand what he is saying at first, after a few skits of this show it becomes apparent that Cohen is a comic genious. The Ali G show is one of the best purchases I have ever made, and I have re-watched each episode; it gets better each time. Da Ali G Show ranks among the likes of SOuthpark and Family Guy, and I would recommend this product to anyone. Respek.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny the first couple times- Borat is the best
I thought the Ali G character was lame, but loved Borat (I bought this way before the movie came out). I think the Borat videos in this DVD set are funnier than the movie.
Published on December 10, 2010 by annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Borat? here's where he got started!
Booyakasha! Dis be tha bestest most hilarious-est DVD set eva, Aiight!

Hilarious comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen's 3 characters... Read more
Published on February 16, 2009 by Linden
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
The great thing about this is that is shows how we as Americans view people of other cultures and countries. Ingenious, silly and very very entertaining!
Published on December 12, 2008 by Cliff_Thebigred
5.0 out of 5 stars love it, respct
love it, respct

.. if yous dont like da ali g, den you is a wanker.
Published on October 2, 2008 by N. Corrieri
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite TV Shows ever
I got hooked on Ali G when it was on HBO and bought the DVD's to make sure I didn't miss an episode. Read more
Published on November 5, 2007 by J. North
5.0 out of 5 stars Respect.
I'm a late arriver to the Ali G phenomenon but I had to check out the DVDs here based on how much I loved the film Borat. Read more
Published on June 17, 2007 by Bernard Chapin
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for Ali-G, Borat and Bruno fans!
The season 1 and 2 is something you must have if you are a true fan of Sacha. The two seasons have the original HBO episodes of the Ali-G Show which include episodes of Borat and... Read more
Published on February 3, 2007 by J. Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Da Ali G Show
Once I watched the first episode I couldn't stop. I watched the rest of the whole season and the following day I did the same with season two.
Published on January 13, 2007 by Timothy Coen
3.0 out of 5 stars not the world's best quality
for some reason, the DVD began to skip after only watching it twice. i was really disappointed. i know it's not an issue with the DVD play because none of the other DVD's i own... Read more
Published on January 11, 2007 by S. Shabafrooz
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
Extremely funny, very clever. One thing I don't like is that I think these Dvds are copying the "Borat" movie
Published on January 9, 2007 by M. McGhee
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