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      20.07.2002 10:54
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      Ali G is probably one of the biggest success story of 1999. After stealing the limelight on the 11 0'clock show, his brilliant video was released: 'ali G. innit' this video was on everyone's Christmas list, and people waited with baited breath for ali's own show to start. I have to say 'da ali g show' is probably not as funny as the video, but the video was always going to be hard to follow. the show has changed direction somewhat with the introduction ok borak and the music at the end, but the general idea of interviewing and embarrassing guests is still there. the ali g show is not offensive if you take it in the context it is intended, so i recommend you give it a watch and see what you think next time its on Well, if you don't know who Ali G is you don't know what you are missing. Ali is very hard to describe and you really do need to watch a show (Screened currently on Channel 4 in the uk) pick up a video or watch Madonna's "Music" video to get a feel for what he is really like. The last series was fantastic some of the highlights for me were, in no particular order, when he said to Jarvis Cocker that he looked like a "Kiddie Fiddler" or when he had Mohammed Al Fayed was on the show and Ali asked him if he "ever considered selling everything for a pound? 'Cos threes a shop near me and it's always packed" or my personal favourite, he was talking to Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and he asked her if she sold clothing, she replied that she didn’t but if the clothing was made with natural fibres that she would consider it. Ali said "me tracksuits made of natural fibres, its made from a small south American animal called a "crylic", a hundred crylics died to make this" ;) Watch the show next time its on, you wont regret it.

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        06.09.2001 01:29
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        This man was first recognized from the television because of his ability to make people laugh. Since then he has been in a music video with Madonna. How cool. He now has this new show that’s on every Friday at 10:30 or 11. The show only lasts for 40 minutes. Which is quite a shame really because it’s such a good show. When I first started watching his show I thought that it was quite good. I then thought I would watch it again. When watching it he made me laugh so much that I was almost crying. Some of the things he talks about are quite rude, but nether the less he still is funny. I recently saw the one where he interviews the main singer from Travis. This man is trying to sing but Ali puts in this fat beat. It sounds so funny. This program isn’t just about one thing it’s about lost of things. I wont say what they are because like I said earlier some things are rude. Some times Ali goes and talks to some very important people. Like one day he talk to someone who works in the Pentagon. He started asking questions that this man couldn’t answer, as it was top-secret information. Ali then interviewed Muhammad Al fyade. He was asking silly questions like “what with the toilet roll in your shop”. These questions made Muhammad laugh and me too. As you can probably tell I really like this program. It ‘s one of the best programs on TV. It’s a shame that the series is coming to an end as it lightened up my day knowing it was on. If you have never seen Ali G before then you should because you will really like it. I don’t think this show is suitable for children as the show is mainly aimed at adults. This is a top program to watch!

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          19.04.2001 14:56
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          Ali G has to be one of the funniest men ever to grace our televisions. I was not into him first and when i saw one episode i was hooked and i had to carry on watching the series. Then the series ended and i was devestated and then they put a new series on sky but i hav'nt got sky so i was dissapointed. The thing that make Ali G funny is that he has a real big atitude and he seems to know not much about anything which does make it so funny. What also makes him funny is the way that he talks and the use of words because sometimes it annoys some of his guests and you are just dying to laugh. The man that plays him Sacha Baron Cohen has come along way to play him and he has a done a great job playing him. Ali G is in the Staines massive and that is why he has a very reconisable street talk. He is always talking about his Julie and if his mate has S*****D certain celberities memorably Gail Porter. Overall this is worth watching by anyone over the age of 14 because of some of the select language he has chosen too use.

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            02.03.2001 04:06
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            Ali G, what is there to say about Ali G. He's polite? He's dresses well? I know, he treats his Julie with repect, or is that Respec'. Anyway, he might not be or do any of these things but he is well known and to much of politicians horror, well loved. Why is this, I hear you ask? If you're asking, then I'm going to tell you anyone, so sit there, shut up and listen... or read or whatever. Ali G, started his life on the 11 O'Clock show, which got massive ratings in it's second and ongoing series. Not because it was funny, interesting and entertaining, because, quite frankly, it was none of these things. No, it was due to one man and one man alone... a man with a pair of tights on his head. He's popularity grew and he was hard to go through a bus or train journey without hear little schoolchild shouting 'boyakasha' or even 'punarni' in they naive little way. Is he offensive? Well his own words in answer to whether he agrees with positve discrimination? 'Discrimination is wrong throughout the nation an' even in a space station - if there are brothers there. An' me explanation - wicked dat rhymes! - is it's a degredation an' a exploitation against a man, or a woman, or a positive, whatever that is.' And don't forget he ain't 'sexist', 'racialist' or even 'disablist'. But he is much loved and that's why he got is own show!

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            10.02.2001 02:06
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            Absolutely Fabulous used to be good on the TV before it got boring. Apart, from that the best comedy’s were from the good ‘old’ days. There was a few but nothing worth mentioning…….then came along Da Ali G show. He was an instant hit, his shows were funny, original and it was a cut above the rest. His style was different, his jokes excellent. When he went to Ireland, his approach to such a sensitive topic by managing to get an excellent joke out of it. He asked this man ‘What nationality are you’ the guy replied ‘British’, Ali G responded ‘are you on holiday’. It had me on stitches. He’s had many famous people on his show, like Mohammed Al Fayed, Fran from Travis, John Humphreys, Neil Hamilton, all who have been ridiculed. When he sang ‘Why does it always rain on me’ with Fran that was excellent. He asked John Humphreys, (who presents the 9 O’ Clock news) what time does that come on?, and Al Fayed was just an excellent sport. He’s done many a interview, with the likes of Tony Benn, and other important people. His character like Borak from Kazakhstan who goes on marches, and his tone, accent is excellent. When he goes on demonstrations and makes some stupid remarks. Like many things Da Man, got to big such was his shows he was whisked from Channel 4 to Hollywood, he has been spotted in Madonna’s video and presenting the recently launched E4 channel. The guy was excellent, Cambridge educated he’s smart. It’s a pity he’s not making a second series it would have been top. He had some good saying like ‘me mate Dave’ and ‘boaaakashaa’. One excellent, funny show.

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              07.01.2001 04:43

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              Well what can I sa for the funniest man on t.v today. This man has the ability to have practically anyone laughing like his interviews with some of the poloticians when he even has them in stitches. Ali has really taken over most of britain in my views because even my old nan likes to watch him and he has her in stitches. I also like they way he manges to ask the most rediculous questions on every show without fail to some to politicians. I think that his most classic line has to be is it because I is black. I have noticed that everyone feels the need to copy Ali aswell Richard off this morning is a prime example of that. It is also entertaining the stuff he does off his show like the Madona song. The man from Kazakstan on his show just makes me laugh as much as Ali though because he has asked some of the most outrageous questions in the most inapropriate places. Overall Ali-G is one of the most entertaining men in britain today and he manages to make the entire nation laugh. He has also made fun of some of his most famouse guest like fran From Travis when he made him where a hat like Ali-G because he thought hi hair was stupid. I like the way aswell that some people have taken him seriuos and got angry at him like those nature protestors.

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              26.12.2000 03:41
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              Da Ali G show is very funny and very entertaining. This character, the creater, Sascha Cohen Baron, a Cambridge graduate, is played very well, to make the audience laugh at Ali G, and with Ali G! This show, although very, very entertaining, can be offensive (but not to be taken too seriously!) Ali G originally from staines, was first making waves on the 11 'o' clock show, channel 4, where his interviews were so different ( i think is the best word ) that people started to take some interest in him. Since then, he has in own prime time show, the actor, Baron, winning numerous comedy words, and even Ali G making an appearance on Madonna's No.1 hit, Music. Judging from Ali G's god like status, he won't be short lived. His comical actions and language, bring a smile and chuckle too many people! At the moment, Ali G isn't gracing our screens, but has got a video released.

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                11.12.2000 23:17

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                Ali G is the coolest and funkiest badass on the planet. He used to be on the 11 O'Clock show, but then got his own show because he was totally the best bit ont he 11 O'Clock Show, which wasn;t that funny except for Ali G. He does really amazing interviews with Tory politicians and totally dull people from the TV and ask them if they want to smoke dope or whatever it takes to totally freak them out. It's amazing to watch. Even Michael Barrymore, who is only funny for old people, said Ali G was better than him when he won a comedy award a few months ago which goes to show how cool Ali G really is when old guys like Barrymore even have to give him total respect.

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                08.12.2000 04:20
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                Da ali g show is wicked. Its one of da funiest shows ever made for tv. Im my onest oppinion he is an ulitmate star. Amost as wicked as David Badeil who is a wicked geeza. In my onest opinnion da show is well original but i prefered ali's sketches on da 11 o'clock show. Da sketches on da new show seem well much setup.. whereas ton da 11 o clock show the ppl he interviewed were unaware to who da geeza imself was. By far my bestest sketch is where ali interviews gail porta (not just coz she is for real fit woman) coz is wit for real comes out. In da new series he has also introduced a kadistani geeza who comes ova to england to check out about wot life is lieke ova in da house. Dis aparnatly as bin well controvertial oversees (what a suprise eh).. comments around da grub table such as "my wife she is now dead" for real spoil da engish aire of da stiff uppa lip. cheers Alex (the geeza)

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                03.12.2000 22:25
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                First of all, I do like Ali G, he is amazingly funny. I first started watching him about 3 or 4 years ago (that’s right, that’s when he first appeared on TV), when the eleven o’clock show first started on channel 4. He was virtually unknown and basically had a cult following. He continued on the eleven o’clock show, for the next few years, doing 1 or 2 interviews a week, which were only 5 or so minutes long. He style of comedy immediately appealed to me, as it was so original, the way he made the audience ponder whether the interviewees thought the interview was genuine or not. Series after series of the eleven o’clock show passed and eventually, and I’m not sure I know how this happened, but in late 1999 he suddenly became incredibly popular. It may have been the ‘Best of’ show and video which was released when ratings began to increase. Alas, Ali G left the eleven o’clock show in favour of his own half-hour slot on channel 4. At first this seemed to me to be good news, but I found that he suddenly became too popular too fast and the show, although good, was not up to his usual standard, and so he quickly disappeared and apart from his new video Ali G would seem to be dead. This is, however, not what I am writing this opinion about. I would like to tell you about the irritating effect of Ali G’s sudden boom, which was the constant sounds of ‘Boyakasha!’ from utter c**ts in the street, and people doing the ‘clicky finger thing’ and shouting ‘Aiiii’. The fact that anyone would want to walk around doing, saying how much they love Ali G, simply shows what utter morons they are because they fail to realise with their tiny minds that Ali G does those things to rip the f**king piss out of the faggots who do them in real life. I also feel that it is the doings of these people, which have destroyed the character of Ali G, and I really don’t think Sacha Bar on-Cohen should ever do any more Ali G programs or Tv appearances or anything, which thankfully he has said he will most likely not. He has also said that he will be working on some new characters, which is something to look foreword to at least, but lets hope the same events do not occur anymore. Ali G should have remained a cult comedy figure and should have never left the eleven o’clock show, which tragically, since Ian lee and daisy Donovan have left is now absolute wank.

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                  20.11.2000 05:12

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                  Ali G is the creation of a young British comedian by the name of Sacha Baron Cohen. Ali G speaks for the youth of today, and is normally seen is a dayglow yellow shell suit and trainers. His interviewing style is strange to say the least.... The clever part of this show is that when Ali G is interviewing someone, they have no idea at all that he is a comedian, and think they are taking part in a serious interview. Ali G plays it completely straight - though how he manages not to giggle i have no idea. An example of an Ali G classic is "So why do you use a breakdown service for your police?" to a Northern Ireland politician. Watching the reactions of the interviewees is priceless. it's a pity this series has come to an end, but as Ali is so well known, duping famous or high profile people had become increasingly difficult. Boyakasha!

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                  17.11.2000 14:16
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                  West side! Well he is a funny bloke there is no denying it but I wasn't to impressed with the series. I suppose it had to happen because of his popularity on the 11 O clock, but it just didn't live up to all the hype. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it but it all seemed to false and rehearsed to me. On the 11 O Clock show when he did his interviews, they seemed live and it just seemed to work. The classics of all time were Fox Hunt one and when he was talking to the womens lib woman. It had me crying in my seat with laughter and not many shows do that nowadays. He had a knack of keeping a straight face whilst saying the things that he did like when he interviewed the old Education minister and asked "did you used to get kaned at school?" Everyone knew what he was talking about about apart from the Education Minister and that is why it worked. Suddenly everyone was watching the 11 O Clock show because he was on it and not when he wasn't. What the 11 O Clock show started doing was not to show wahat was coming up in the show and then you had to watch it al the way through to see if he was on it. Most of the time you got to the end of the show and was gutted because he wasn't. Their ratings must have dropped severely when he left. His new show didn't have the same quality about it as his older interviews and I do hope he returns but does the "out of the studio" inetrviews with obscure people like he used to.

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                    17.11.2000 05:47
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                    Great fun! it's different at last a comedy which is actually funny! although Mr G has caused an uproar as some people thought he was being racist! I don't think he is it's just a stereotype that he has taken and gone from there! He is how might you say a bit thick! and does ask some rather strange qustions which I can't repeat as my opinion would not be accepted! But if you like things like Harry Enfield where he portrays stereotypes of people youll probably like this the ali g show includes interviews with people who at the time aren't aware of the fact that it is a joke! which makes things very amusing! And we follow Ali through his gangster lifesyle in Essex and learn all about his mate Dave!! It's very funny and I hope we see another series!

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                    14.11.2000 22:29
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                    Da Ali G Show ranks alongside I'm Alan Partridge as the funniest show I have seen in the last five years. A lot of others come close, but not close enough. Ali G is a character so inspired, and timed to perfection, he was guaranteed to be a success. The basic premise is simple: take Ali G from the appalling and floundering 11 o'Clock Show, and give him half an hour of his own to do his business. He was so successful by the time this programme came out, almost anything he did would have been declared an unqualified success. Fortunately, the effort was made to make this a decent programme in it's own right. For those new to Ali, he's played by Sacha Baron-Cohen, amazingly a half-Israeli half-Welsh Jew. That is not being racialist, aye, just well surprised. At heart, Ali is a white man trying to be an Asian man trying to be a black man. The concept of a character like this has been around since the late 80s/early 90s, when gangsta rap and hip-hop took off in America and a whole generation of white kids started using black slang - George Bush "dissing" things, Vanilla Ice, and stuff like that. Da Ali G Show takes this character, gives him a few more of the interviews that made him famous, and adds a bit more on. That "more", is basically him visiting places (most notably a coal pit in Wales, where he asks why all the soot-faced men down the pits were brothers), and Baron-Cohen introducing a new character to us, Borat. He's a socially naive East European, with hilarious results. The interviews on the show lost something, and were not quite up to the standard of those from the 11 o'Clock Show. However, the episode with Mohammed Al-Fayed rapping ("Bo! Mo! Bo! Mo! My name is Mo! Bo!"), Ali introducing jungle samples to a Supergrass track, and telling Jarvis Cocker to dress up because he was on TV (even though it was done years before on Shooting Stars) were all great moments. The rest of the show was good, but at times was largely hit and miss. It was popular, and rightly so, but Ali is in danger of becoming a victim of his own success if he does not branch out soon. Apparently he was due to be killed off, but his appearances in music videos (Music by Madonna) don't seem to back this up. Da Ali G Show is a good programme with some great moments. Well worth a look, especially the highlights shows.

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                      06.11.2000 05:19

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                      Check it, Stains is massive. The cheeky chap from stains knows how to make you laugh at the expense of all the victims of his interviews. He is the master of twisting peoples words to their detriment. By the time they realize they are being set up and made a laughing stock of most of them are too busy laughing to care. Recently staring in Madona’s “Hey Mr DJ” music video word has it that Ali G is about to hit the big time in Hollywood, lets hope the rumor is true.

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