Ali G Pulls The Greatest Prank Ever
I knew the guy was good. Heck, he got James Lipton to seem hip. And his show cracks me up. Like that time he made Ralph Nader's temple throb. But no one could have predicted his greatest stunt would be going to the Winter Olympics - in figure skating. But there it was in big, bold headlines on ESPN.
"Sasha Cohen Wins The US Figure Skating Championships." And that is some darn good makeup. Check this out.
He looks pretty convincing, doesn't he? Now, I know US figure skating is all about reputation, money and appearance rather than skill - that explains how Michelle Kwan got in again. But I assumed there would at least be some testing or performance involved for everyone except Michelle Kwan. But, no, they just heard the name and figured that Ali G must be qualified in order to be there at all and let him bluff his way right through to first place.
Oh, wait. Oops. Ali G is Sasha Baron Cohen. My bad.