Who Is America? Season 1
Who Is America? season 1 started airing on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Subscribe below for season One fan alert to get a short reminder email the day of the season finale — Aug 26, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
List of Episodes
most recent episode S1E7 Episode 7
The season consists of 7 episodes.
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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who is America?' TV show had deleted scene exposing alleged pedophile ring: report - via Foxnews
Despite the notoriety the show earned in its seven-episode run – and praise and support from Showtime, which aired the program – there are no plans to bring the series back for another season.
Sacha Baron Cohen thought he had exposed paedophile ring while filming 'Who Is America?' - via Independent
The seven-episode season, filmed in secret, saw the Ali G actor take on multiple aliases to trick politicians into saying absurd things. This included former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, who autographed a “waterboarding kit” for Cohen’s Erran Morad, an Israeli anti-terrorism expert with an apparent taste for torture and other extreme methods.
Sacha Baron Cohen's Controversial Show Who Is America? Won't Come Back for Second Season - PEOPLE.com - via People
“This false and fraudulent portrayal and mocking of Judge Moore as a sex offender, on national and international television, which was widely broadcast in this district on national television and worldwide, has severely harmed Judge Moore’s reputation and caused him, Mrs. Moore, and his entire family severe emotional distress, as well as caused and will cause Plaintiffs financial damage,” the lawsuit states according to the outlets.
Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Make 'Who Is America?' Season 2 - via Slashfilm
Of course, this is something that Sacha Baron Cohen really did pull off when he posed as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert and was able to get Georgia state representative Jason Spencer to bare his ass and scream the n-word. If you missed that jaw-dropping display of stupidity, here you go:
Sacha Baron Cohen Returns as Borat to Sway US Elections, Discusses 'Who Is America?' Pranks - via Slashfilm
Of course, Sacha Baron Cohen found much more ridiculous people while making his controversial series Who Is America? on Showtime. While the series was airing earlier this year, Cohen stayed away from the press, opting to let the show speak for itself. But last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian finally talked about fooling real American politicians and pundits.
Who Is America? exploring the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.
When Who Is America? works, which in the first episode is only in the final 10 minutes, it works because of whom Cohen is targeting. He’s punching up, not down. He’s finding powerful people in America—lobbyists, congressmen, talk-show hosts—and showing how easily they’re swayed by charismatic buffoons with <...> - by The Atlantic [Sophie Gilbert]
The next targets are slightly less of a PR coup: an apparently ordinary middle-class couple who back Trump. This time Baron Cohen plays an ultra-liberal NPR host who lets his menstruating daughter “freebleed” on to an American flag and has been cuckolded by a dolphin. But it slightly backfires as the nice, if <...> - by New Statesman [Ed Jefferson]
This is a problem that Cohen faced in some of his later films, particularly Brüno—that tricky balance between being provocative and just being mean. It’s too easy for the audience’s sympathies to shift toward his targets, particularly when Cohen isn’t making a bigger point. After all, there’s no grand idea <...> - by The Atlantic [David Sims]
If nothing else, Cohen is walking, baulking proof that if you gaze long into Nietzsche's abyss, not only will the abyss also gaze into you, it will put on a prosthetic chin and lull you into such complete and self-inflicted humiliation that recovery ought to be next to impossible. Who Is America? is, in its first <...> - by Sydney Morning Herald [Michael Idato]
Baron Cohen’s new series, which premieres on Showtime Sunday, invents a number of characters to do collectively what his previous aliases, Ali G, Borat, and Bruno, did all by themselves: behave absurdly in the hopes of enticing interview subjects to behave grotesquely. As Col. Erran Morrad, an <...> - by Slate [Willa Paskin]