Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello tried to claim that it is offensive to call black people 'black' meanwhile, but the episode belonged to Sacha Baron Cohen's Morad character, who, in a sensationally absurd segment, got a middle-aged white Trump voter to dress as a 15-year-old Hispanic girl celebrating her Quinceanera, ostensibly in the hope of luring "bad hombres" in with the promise of 'free drugs' and 'young pussy' before incapacitating them with guacamole laced with Rohypnol.
In making this project a TV series rather than a film, Cohen has given himself the difficult task of having to try and outdo his stunts and deceptions each week. Episode 3's perhaps fell a little short of episode 2's, that hilarious mosque sales pitch remaining the show's most outrageous sketch so far, but can the comedian outdo himself tonight?
Four episodes of the show remain, and we know other politicians including Sarah Palin are still to make an appearance. Pardoned sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected tonight.
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Who is America? is broadcast Sunday nights on Showtime in the US and follows Monday nights on Channel 4 in the UK.
Good evening! We're one hour out (Episode 4 starts on Showtime East 10pm_.
Here's a ranking of the characters we've seen so far from my most to least favourite:
Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello
Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD
No major fallout from last week's episode, which went after American civilians more than it did politicians.
Jason Spencer from episode 1 is still toast though:
Wouldn't it be fun to see a Democractic politician fooled into going along with a stereotype-shifting, privilege-checking measure suggested by Dr. Nira, too terrified to oppose perceived wokeness from a professor in an NPR shirt? Hopefully Cohen will go there before the series is done.
For instance, Dr. Nira should have interviewed Bernie Sanders instead of Billy Wayne Ruddick.
Judging by this, we have a new character tonight and an appearance from Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
A quick recap on him - Arpaio was the 36th Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona for 24 years and often referred to as "America's Toughest Sheriff", unapologetically setting up 'Tent Cities' and reinstating chain gangs.
He was convicted of criminal contempt of court in July 2017, but was pardoned a month later by President Trump.
An Obama birther, it makes sense for Arpaio to be on the show as during his tenure as sheriff he actively sought media attention, claiming to make around 200 television appearances per month.
And we're off.
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