Sacha Baron Cohen tries to draw murder confession from OJ Simpson on 'Who Is America?' finale
Baron disguised himself as Gio Monaldo, a billionaire playboy and fashion photographer from Milan, and spoke to OJ Simpson about how they are both 'ladykillers'
Sacha Baron's 'Who is America?' continues to stir the pot of controversies for its season finale as well. Baron Cohen, through his show, has ruffled the feathers of the likes of Bernie Sanders, Ted Koppel and even brought 'The Bachelor's Corinne Olympios to tears through the first season of the show. His finale, however, was the cherry on the cake. Showtime's satirical comedy managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the form of OJ Simpson.
In the finale, as EW reported, Baron disguised himself as Gio Monaldo, a billionaire playboy and fashion photographer from Milan. The former football star, actor, and murder suspect Simpson reportedly was unaware that he was in an interview which is not surprising as all the faces targeted on the show don't really know that they are being pranked. Baron Cohen, as Monaldo, spoke with The Juice in Vegas and addressed him in the highest regard — "an American hero and women’s rights activist."
Monaldo, who was accompanied by a woman named Christina who was playing his lady acted like she didn't know who Simpson was. At this point, Cohen/ Monaldo decided to introduce him and exclaimed that he was a "Buffalo Bill" and was a star of the Naked Gun films. Then, Monaldo makes some stabbing motions and Christina recognizes Simpson's face.
Watch a part of the show below:
Simpson, seeing her reaction laughed and said, "She knows that, oh Jesus". Christina exits the scene and Simpson confesses to Monaldo that he thought that she was "gorgeous" and Monaldo agreed but remarked, "Sometimes I want to kill her," and that he wanted "to send her on a private helicopter and throw her over the Grand Canyon." Simpson and Monaldo hi-five each other over the comment and after a while, he asks Monaldo to "stop" laughing.
Monaldo then proceeds to ask him if he could meet with Johnnie Cochran who was Simpson's attorney in Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman's murder cases. Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman in 1994.
She was found murdered at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California on June 13, 1994, along with her friend, 25-year-old American restaurant waiter Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted by a jury after a lengthy and internationally publicized trial. The families of the victims subsequently filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against him for the victims' wrongful deaths.
Simpson tells Monaldo that he couldn't because Cochran was dead. Monaldo asks after the revelation, "What, you didn’t kill him too, did you?" to which Simpson says playfully once again, "Stop." Monaldo, totally pally now remarks, "Me and you, we got something in common. We both, how you say, ‘ladykillers.'" Simpson, still laughing said, "No, I didn’t kill nobody." He even waves his hands to signal a negative. "Ah, I didn’t either," Monaldo agreed.
The episode also targeted Barney Frank, a former Democratic congressman from Massachusetts as well as Glenn, Darren and Cody.
'Who Is America?' airs Sundays at 10 pm on Showtime.