"Who is America?" takes aim at OJ Simpson

Former congressman Barney Frank was a skeptical guest on the finale of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?”

"Discontinuance, stop", Simpson mentioned laughing.

LaVergne also said they filmed for hours and said that Simpson doesn't find the deaths of Brown Simpson and Goldman amusing "on any level" - but that it was Cohen's choice to edit it the way he did.

Within the first few minutes of the interview, things got awkward, with Baron Cohen as Gio - who Simpson is supposedly led to believe is an Italian playboy and host of a show for the wealthy called "The Diamond Life" - introducing Simpson to his girlfriend, who can't place him until Gio mimes a stabbing motion to jog her memory.

Barney Frank If you were in a room with Sacha Baron Cohen, you'd have this expression on your face, too.

Cohen, who is known for creating outrageous and controversial characters like Borat, Ali G and Bruno, took a look at American patriotism in his new series for Showtime.

Simpson, still laughing, tells Monaldo to stop again. The segment continues on and, after the young woman leaves Monaldo and Simpson to talk among themselves, Monaldo kids about how he sometimes just wants to kill his girlfriend. "We had been divorced and separated for two years".

Cohen's character goes a step further by saying he wants to meet Johnnie Cochran, the lawyer who represented Simpson during the 1995 Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman murder trial. Season Finale trailer on YouTube, but if you want to watch the full episode you're going to need a Showtime subscription.

In another segment on the show, Cohen disguised himself as Trump supporter Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr.

Baron Cohen then explained to Simpson that his business partner is "obsessed" with the night Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed in 1994.

"I didn't get away with nothing", Simpson says. You kill two silly people and suddenly you're O.J. the murderer.

"You weren't charged, so good for you", said Simpson. Cohen said, "We both, uh, how you say, 'lady killers.'" The statement made Simpson uncomfortable, so Cohen pushed forward saying, "It's not what it sounds like. In Italian it translates to somebody who murders women". Palin said Cohen was "heavily disguised" as a disabled USA veteran with "a fake wheelchair".

Regardless of the Palin omission, we do think that Cohen fans probably found enough worthy material elsewhere - even though personally Who Is America? is never really our brand of comedy since it relies strictly on public embarrassment to achieve its goal.

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