List of Da Ali G Show episodes

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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 March 30, 2000, to May 5, 2000, while the second and third seasons took place in the US and aired on HBO from February 21, 2003, to August 22, 2004, and are known as Ali G in da USAiii in countries the original season aired in. All three seasons are available on DVD. Three spin-off films: Ali G Indahouse, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Brüno have also been released. The show was a critical success and received a number of awards and nominations.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale Network
1 6 March 31, 2000 (2000-03-31) May 5, 2000 (2000-05-05) Channel 4
2 6 February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21) March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28) HBO
3 6 July 18, 2004 (2004-07-18) August 22, 2004 (2004-08-22)


Season 1 (2000)[edit]
No. in
Title Original air date Production
1 1 "Neil Hamilton" March 31, 2000 (2000-03-31)[1] 101
Ali G 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
2 2 "John Humphrys" April 7, 2000 (2000-04-07) 102
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
3 3 "Roy Hattersley" April 14, 2000 (2000-04-14) 103
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
4 4 "Mohamed Al Fayed" April 21, 2000 (2000-04-21) 104
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
5 5 "Gail Porter" April 28, 2000 (2000-04-28) 105
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 NRA and learns about gun rights
Music: Ali sings "Amazing Staines"
6 6 "Anita Roddick" May 5, 2000 (2000-05-05) 106
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
Borat visits the Henley Regatta
Music guest: Jarvis Cocker
Ali's Final Thought

Season 2 (2003)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date Production
7 1 "Law" February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21) 101
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
8 2 "War" February 28, 2003 (2003-02-28) 102
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.
9 3 "Politics" March 7, 2003 (2003-03-07) 103
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.
10 4 "Art" March 14, 2003 (2003-03-14) 104
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.
11 5 "Science" March 21, 2003 (2003-03-21) 105
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.
12 6 "Belief" March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28) 106
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)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date Production
13 1 "Respek" July 18, 2004 (2004-07-18) 201
Interviewee: Sam Donaldson
Borat goes wine tasting.
Ali G learns about the US criminal justice system.
Brüno interviews Pastor Quinn the "Gay Converter".
14 2 "Rekognize" July 25, 2004 (2004-07-25) 202
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.
15 3 "Peace" August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01) 203
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.
16 4 "Realize" August 8, 2004 (2004-08-08) 204
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.
17 5 "Jah" August 15, 2004 (2004-08-15) 205
Ali G interviews Gore Vidal about history and visits Mt. 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.
18 6 "Realness" August 22, 2004 (2004-08-22) 206
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[edit]


  1. ^ Raekha Prasad (March 31, 2000). "Wandering Ali G may not hit the spot". Guardian Unlimited. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 

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