The Electric Commentary

Thursday, August 05, 2004


This is classic. I'm a big fan of HBO's Da Ali G Show. For those of you who are not familiar with the show, it is an interview-style show in which British comedian Sacha Baron Coen dresses up like a wanna-be gangsta named Ali G or a Kazakstani reporter named Borat and interviews people, sometimes famous people, or has roundtable-type discussions and asks really stupid questions. Two weeks ago, Borat interviewed James Broadwater, a nutty Christian candidate for Congress from Mississippi. He has since been defeated. Broadwater revealed to America that he believes Jews will burn in hell for all eternity in response to one of Borat's questions. I believe his question was essentially "will Jews burn in hell?" but it sounded less pointed in Borat's fake generic eastern European accent.

The thing I always wondered about this show is how the people he interviews can fall for it. How stupid do you have to be to not realize you are being mocked? He stopped to use the bathroom on one of Broadwater's door to door campaign runs and came out and said, "it was good shit." He laughed in a woman's face for saying that women are equal to men and than explained that the hierarchy goes, "god, man, horse, dog, woman." How stupid do you have to be to not google the guy that is interviewing you? Anyway, Mr. Broadwater, who has since been defeated wrote this letter explaining that he doesn't hate Jews and that HBO is mean. It's pretty funny.

As far as the entertainer on HBO goes, I think he could still make money without hurting people or attempting to damage good causes. I hope he will re-think the direction of his life.

I think Ali G's cause is good. He brings laughter to the world. What does Mr. Broadwater do? For one thing, he signed this. I hope he will re-think the direction of his life.

(via diztopia)


  • I hope to catch it on re-run. I think I heard a clip of this interview on Stern -- when he asked him about whether all of these homosexual acts were okay and made the Christian guy give one word answers in an effeminate foreign language, I don't remember the exact two words he made him use, but he actually got him to use those terms.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 9:08 AM  

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