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 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. 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
First aired Last aired Network
1 6 31 March 2000 (2000-03-31) 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)[edit]

No. in
Title Original air date
1 1 "Neil Hamilton" 31 March 2000 (2000-03-31)[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
2 2 "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
3 3 "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
4 4 "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
5 5 "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 NRA and learns about gun rights
Music: Ali sings "Amazing Staines"
6 6 "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
Borat visits the Henley Regatta
Music guest: Jarvis Cocker
Ali's Final Thought

Season 2 (2003)[edit]

No. in
Title Original air date
7 1 "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
8 2 "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.
9 3 "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.
10 4 "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.
11 5 "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.
12 6 "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)[edit]

No. in
Title Original air date
13 1 "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".
14 2 "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.
15 3 "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.
16 4 "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.
17 5 "Jah" 15 August 2004 (2004-08-15)
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" 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[edit]


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

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