Series creator Sacha Baron Cohen played the main character Ali G, as well as the other two unorthodox journalists, Borat Sagdiyev and Brüno Gehard.

The Da Ali G Show is a satirical television series created by Sacha Baron Cohen that aired for three 6–episode seasons. In the series, Baron Cohen plays three unorthodox journalists: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev and Brüno Gehard. The first season took place in the UK and aired on Channel 4 from 30 March 2000, to 5 May 2000, while the second and third seasons took place in the US and aired on HBO from 21 February 2003, to 22 August 2004, and are known as Ali G in da USAiii in countries the original season aired in. All three seasons are available on DVD. Four spin-off films: Ali G Indahouse, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Brüno and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan have also been released. The show was a critical success and received a number of awards and nominations.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 6 30 March 2000 (2000-03-30) 5 May 2000 (2000-05-05) Channel 4
2 6 21 February 2003 (2003-02-21) 28 March 2003 (2003-03-28) HBO
3 6 18 July 2004 (2004-07-18) 22 August 2004 (2004-08-22)


Season 1 (2000)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Neil Hamilton"30 March 2000 (2000-03-30)[1]
Skit: Ali pitches his new movie Booka in Cannes
Interviewee: Neil Hamilton
The Message: Ali leads a roundtable discussion on Animal Rights
Ali G hosts the game show Who Wants to Win an Ounce?
Borat learns about British etiquette
Music Guest: Gaz Coombes of Supergrass
Ali's Final Thought
22"John Humphrys"7 April 2000 (2000-04-07)
Skit: Ali rescues a "fit bitch" from prison and speaks about respect
The Message: Politics
DJ Tha4orce: "You touch my decks you die!"
Interviewee: John Humphrys
Ali G presents his new home shopping channel, QVG
Borat learns about British comedy
Music Guest: Fran Healy from Travis
33"Roy Hattersley"14 April 2000 (2000-04-14)
Skit: Ali is picked out of a police lineup
Ali G visits Hollywood to learn about US TV, including Sally Jessy Raphael
DJ Tha4orce reminisces about Ali's Julie
Interviewee: Roy Hattersley
The Message: Family
Ali G "Turns the tables in the Third World with Turntables"
Music Guest: Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders
44"Mohamed Al Fayed"21 April 2000 (2000-04-21)
Skit: Ali is sentenced to death by electricity
Ali G learns about the FB, Aiiii.
DJ Tha4orce speaks to Ali's DJing skills
Interviewee: Mohamed Al Fayed
Ali G learns about dangerous Drugs
Borat learns about hunting in Britain
Music: Ali jams with Mohamed Al Fayed
55"Gail Porter"28 April 2000 (2000-04-28)
Skit: Ali's musical tribute to his childhood
The Message: The Environment
Borat visits Cambridge University
Ali G warns the St. Lawrence Crew
Interviewee: Gail Porter
Ali G visits the National Rifle Association of America and learns about gun rights
Music: Ali sings "Amazing Staines"
66"Anita Roddick"5 May 2000 (2000-05-05)
Skit: Ali dies defending an "Increase da Peace" meeting and meets Jah
Ali G learns about illegal weapons
DJ Tha4orce: Ali learns to speak Jamaican
Interviewee: Anita Roddick
The Message: Medical ethics
Borat visits the Henley Regatta
Music guest: Jarvis Cocker
Ali's Final Thought

Season 2 (2003)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
71"Law"21 February 2003 (2003-02-21)
Ali G takes the job of a police officer for a day at the Philadelphia Police Department.
Borat visits a dating agency; gets advice on American dating.
Brüno interviews "PR guru" Paul Wilmot and visits New York for fashion week.
Interviewee: Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh
82"War"28 February 2003 (2003-02-28)
Ali G visits the United Nations where he interviews Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
Ali G leads a roundtable discussion on religion.
Borat provides a guide to etiquette.
Interviewee: Former U.S. National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft.
93"Politics"7 March 2003 (2003-03-07)
Interviewee: Newt Gingrich.
Brüno visits New York for fashion week.
Ali G attempts to interest investors (including Donald Trump) in his ice cream glove.
Borat provides a guide to American hobbies.
Ali G interviews a special agent of the DEA about drugs.
104"Art"14 March 2003 (2003-03-14)
Ali G learns about art (from, among others, James Lipton).
Borat learns about acting.
Ali G leads a roundtable discussion on the media.
Brüno visits Los Angeles.
Interviewee: Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
115"Science"21 March 2003 (2003-03-21)
Ali G leads a roundtable discussion on science and technology, featuring creationist Kent Hovind.
Borat visits a spiritual healer and an exercise instructor.
Ali G interviews Ralph Nader, and attends an anti-nuclear protest.
Interviewee: Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
126"Belief"28 March 2003 (2003-03-28)
Ali G attempts to interest Hollywood producers in his James Bond television show concept.
Borat visits the South.
Ali G leads a roundtable discussion on sex.
Brüno visits Alabama.
Interviewees: Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.

Season 3 (2004)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
131"Respek"18 July 2004 (2004-07-18)
Interviewee: Sam Donaldson
Borat goes wine tasting.
Ali G learns about the US criminal justice system.
Brüno interviews Pastor Quinn the "Gay Converter".
142"Rekognize"25 July 2004 (2004-07-25)
Interviewee: Pat Buchanan
Borat learns about American politics with James Broadwater.
Ali G leads a roundtable "diskushen" about the family.
Ali G learns about animals on a farm.
153"Peace"1 August 2004 (2004-08-01)
Ali G pitches his book ideas to literary agents and publishers.
Brüno leads the "fashion polizei".
Interviewee: President of the US Olympians Association John Naber
Ali G leads a roundtable "diskushen" about politics.
Borat learns "how to be country music star" from Porter Wagoner and then sings "In My Country There Is Problem" from the Country West's stage.
164"Realize"8 August 2004 (2004-08-08)
Interviewee: Former head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service James Ziglar
Borat learns about American hobbies by visiting a self-defense expert, a yoga teacher, and a New Age dance class.
Ali G learns about the environment from Christine Todd Whitman and advocates of Earth First!.
Brüno visits Miami.
Ali G leads a roundtable "diskushen" about animal rights.
175"Jah"15 August 2004 (2004-08-15)
Ali G interviews Gore Vidal about history and visits Mount Vernon.
Borat learns about buying a house in a gated community.
Ali G learns from sex educator Sally Epstein.
Brüno attends a barn dance in Georgia.
Ali G leads a roundtable "diskushen" about medical ethics.
186"Realness"22 August 2004 (2004-08-22)
Ali G learns about gender issues by getting relationship advice from author Dr. John Gray, and attending a pro-choice rally in Washington D.C.
Borat goes job-hunting, learning about American work ethics from various employment agencies.
Interviewee: Former presidential economics adviser Dr. Charles Schultze.
Brüno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on Spring Break in Daytona Beach.
Ali G gets some grammar tips from 60 Minutes pundit Andy Rooney.

See also


  1. ^ Raekha Prasad (31 March 2000). "Wandering Ali G may not hit the spot". Guardian Unlimited. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 21 November 2007.