Sacha Baron Cohen's cringeworthy meeting with O.J. Simpson

28 August, 2018, 18:13 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Former congressman Barney Frank was a skeptical guest on the finale of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?”

But on the finale episode ever, he tried to land the biggest confession of the century - by trying to get OJ Simpson to 'fess up to the 1994 murder of his ex-wife.

In the segment, which took place in Las Vegas, Gio introduced his girlfriend, Christina, who pretended not to recognize Simpson.

The segment, which aired Sunday night, was filmed in a hotel room with the comedian interviewing the former National Football League star and trying to get him to talk about the brutal murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994, crimes for which Simpson was later charged and then acquitted.

"Hey", Simpson said, laughing nervously. Simpson makes sure to say that he didn't get away with anything, and all throughout the back-and-forth, he keeps telling Monaldo to stop, sometimes chuckling a good deal and sometimes less so.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate and upcoming "Teen Mom OG" star was honored as "Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)" in the credits sequence, because if you recall, she was the driving force behind the promotion for the series Showtime barely marketed. We both, how you say, ladykillers, ' he tells him.

OJ Simpson in a still from final episode of Who Is America?

"She knows that, oh Jesus", Simpson says as he laughs.

Palin has yet to comment on social media about being trolled by Cohen without actually being shown in the series, and did not yet respond to TooFab's request for comment.

When Gio asked for Simpson's former defense lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, the Juice replied, "I would have to introduce you in the afterlife", to which Gio asked, "What you didn't kill him too, did you?"

"We want you to be 100% truthful about how you got away with it", Cohen said. And given that Baron Cohen reportedly paid Simpson $20,000 for this interview (which explains why Simpson just didn't end it), it's worth wondering if this was really the best use of anyone's time or money.

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And, according to Entertainment Weekly, throughout the entire interview Simpson had no idea that it was 46-year-old Cohen in disguise.

Christina leaves the set and Simpson calls her "gorgeous".



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