Who Is America?: Season 1

Who Is America?: Season 1

Who Is America?: Season 1

Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) disguises himself once again in this comedy series, playing different characters as he interviews political figures and examines America's unique brand of patriotism.

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EPISODE 1.1
28 July 2021

Episode 1

Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD interviews Senator Bernie Sanders. Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello interviews Jane Page Thompson, a South Carolina Republican delegate who cast her vote for Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention, and... MORE her husband Mark. Rick Sherman sits down with Christy, a fine art consultant in Laguna Beach, California, and attempts to convince her to sell his artwork. Erran Morad sits down with various conservatives including Philip Van Cleave, gun rights advocate and the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus for the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, Matt Gaetz, the current U.S. Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district, and Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader from Mississippi, in order to convince them to support his proposal of arming children ages 3 to 16 in order to prevent school shootings. Morad produces a video featuring the aforementioned people he talked to, in addition to Dana Rohrabacher, Joe Wilson, and Joe Walsh. Each openly advocates for his proposal, with the exception of Gaetz.

EPISODE 1.2
28 July 2021

Episode 2

Erran Morad teaches Jason Spencer, a Republican state representative from Georgia, how to detect and repel terrorists. This includes taking pictures up a woman's burqua with a selfie stick, walking backwards while baring his buttocks,... MORE and yelling racial epithets. Gio Monaldo travels to Los Angeles to have Corinne Olympios endorse his charity that helps those infected with ebola in Africa. Olympios agrees to being photoshopped into a photo of aid workers and appearing on camera claiming that she had been in Africa personally helping with relief efforts. She also appears on camera endorsing a program to help fund the training of child soldiers. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD engages in a debate with Ted Koppel over the difference in attendance between the inauguration of President Obama and that of President Trump. Morad interviews former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney who agrees to autograph Morad's waterboarding kit. Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello travels to Kingman, Arizona, where he gives a presentation to a town hall meeting of local people. He informs them of a potential financial investment in their community through the construction of the world's largest mosque outside of the Middle East.

EPISODE 1.3
28 July 2021

Episode 3

Erran Morad interviews former Alabama judge and Republican U.S. senate candidate Roy Moore and demonstrates a new device invented by the Israeli Army to detect pedophiles. Moore leaves the interview after the device detects Moore... MORE as a sex offender. Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello brings former South Carolina state legislator Chip Limehouse and rap artist Bone Crusher together for a discussion. Cain-N'Degeocello makes many claims, including that is offensive to refer to African Americans as black, that Will Smith is a gangsta rapper from Compton, California, and that having enjoyed anal sex with a man does not make him a homosexual – all of which his guests openly disagree with or dispute. Morad teaches three Trump supporters how to lure and trap illegal aliens from Mexico. Together, Morad and two of the men carry out a mission where they put on a mock Quinceañera designed to attract Mexican men interested in young women. The mission is interrupted when two police officers arrive suspecting the men of attempting to lure underage girls. Cain-N'Degeocello engages in a rap battle in an inner city area of Atlanta, Georgia.

EPISODE 1.4
28 July 2021

Episode 4

Erran Morad teaches Trump supporter and Republican businessman Shaun McCutcheon, and his employee Zan, how to defend an office from terrorists. Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello discusses pornography with David Pyne, the national director of the Utah... MORE Republican Assembly. He goes on to read to Pyne from a children's book that is designed to teach young people about sex and masturbation. Gio Monaldo meets with a yacht broker from Luxury Yacht Sales Company. They discuss purchasing a yacht for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in order to attack escaping Syrian refugees and to carry out human trafficking. While the men are talking, Monaldo's assistant gives him a handjob and a blowjob. OMGWhizzBoyOMG! discusses gun control with former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio while they unbox Shopkins.

EPISODE 1.5
28 July 2021

Episode 5

Rick Sherman goes to the Heart Nightclub in Miami, Florida and meets with nightclub promoter/DJ manager Jake Inphamous to discuss electronic dance music that Sherman has created while in prison. Two days later, Inphamous reaches... MORE back out to Sherman, now using the stage name DJ Solitary, and takes him to the SWAY Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to debut his music. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD interviews former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They discuss the president's stance on racial issues, Ruddick explains some of his conspiracy theories, and the president's attitudes towards women are explored. Gio Monaldo conducts a photoshoot with internet entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam, one of the founders of Genius. Moghadam agrees to be photoshopped into pictures appearing to be feeding starving African children. OMGWhizzBoyOMG! discusses Antifa with Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke while they unbox Shopkins. Erran Morad meets with Youth Shooters of America founder Dan Roberts and teaches him how to survive terrorist attacks. His demonstrations include speaking at a high volume, throwing babies into trash cans to neutralize suicide bomber infants, and halting a beheading by biting an attacker on the penis, using a strap-on dildo to illustrate the technique.

EPISODE 1.6
28 July 2021

Episode 6

Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD interviews former presidential candidate Jill Stein and discusses climate change and global warming. He then interviews former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean and discusses his theory that Hillary Clinton is... MORE secretly a man. Erran Morad teaches reality personality Gretchen Rossi and her husband Slade Smiley how to protect themselves from home invasion. Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello travels to the Las Vegas Enlightenment Center and meets with spiritual healer Ataana Badilli. Cain-N'Degeocello discusses his plan to "give birth" to a baby doll from his rectum as a means empathizing with his partner whom he recently impregnated. Ruddick interviews the Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins and discusses his theory that agrochemical practices have turned people transgender. He also discusses his theory that AIDS is a myth and explains his experiment involving sharing a needle with an HIV-positive homeless man. In preparation of opening his own restaurant, Rick Sherman serves a three course meal to food critic Bill Jilla featuring prison-inspired cuisine, with one dish purportedly including the flesh of a Chinese dissident. In a mid-credits segment, OMGWhizzBoyOMG! discusses gun control with former Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer while they unbox Shopkins.

EPISODE 1.7
28 July 2021

Episode 7

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation. Season finale.

Who Is America?: Season 1 / Reviews

Boston Globe

Boston Globe

You may laugh. But you might not like yourself - or the country - in the morning.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

That lack of shame also demonstrates the uselessness of guerrilla-style shock comedy as a catalyst for real-world change.

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News.com.au

News.com.au

It's vintage Cohen - rude and crass but sometimes with something profound to say.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Baron Cohen has always been very good at exposing other people's cruel and/or stupid intentions, but it's a talent that's no longer necessary.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It depends in equal measure on human sincerity, and perhaps it is there we find an optimistic glimmer in a series that feels like it will, as an entire artistic document, be wholly soul-crushing.

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Salon

Salon

For those of us who like to think, this is exactly the type of comedy we need.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

It's a smart sketch that will convince no one and change nothing.

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Independent

Independent

As a weekly piece of light, absurdist, half-hour comedy, it does the job nicely.

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The Age

The Age

Has revealed gullibility, stupidity and prejudice.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Stripped down to YouTube segments, it was often pretty good.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

More cheap shots than sharp political satire...

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NPR

NPR

This show seems like maybe it was made less for TV - traditional TV and more for viral videos.

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