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Who is America? catch up: The Trump-pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio teaches the Second Amendment to a donut

Watch along with us as a divided America is surreally explored once more

Christopher Hooton
Monday 06 August 2018 04:25
Who is America: Sacha Baron Cohen uses the 'paedophile detector' on Roy Moore

Last week on Showtime's incendiary Who Is America? it was defeated Republican US senate candidate Roy Moore's turn for humiliation, falling afoul of Erran Morad's 'paedophile detection kit'.

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.

Watch along with us live below (please allow a moment for the live blog to load):

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_.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:01

Here's a ranking of the characters we've seen so far from my most to least favourite:

Dr. Nira Cain-N'Degeocello

Erran Morad

Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD

Gio Monaldo

Rick Sherman

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:03

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:

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:08

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.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:12

For instance, Dr. Nira should have interviewed Bernie Sanders instead of Billy Wayne Ruddick.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:13

Judging by this, we have a new character tonight and an appearance from Sheriff Joe Arpaio:

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:40

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.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:44

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.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:46
Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 02:48

And we're off.

Christopher Hooton6 August 2018 03:00

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