The Best of Borat (2001)
Sacha Baron Cohen - a genius
SBC's Borat character is pure genius. Why? His 'foreign' guise lets his
guests/interviewees feel that they are superior to him. Which in turn
allows them to speak more freely. act more natural and true to their
Also the fact that the people believe this show will be aired in
Kazakhstan also helps achieve the outrageous level of humanity that
could not happen if people knew 'their friends' or 'hollywood' might
happen to catch this.
Borat exposes people's racist, prejudice, anti-female, anti-gay and
Most guests go along with what he does because they don't want to
embarrass him or his 'customs'. Ali G will lose a guest much quicker
than Borat simply because if you insult Borat - You insult a nation.
You have to watch this show realizes that SBC is Jewish himself, and
all the 'jew jokes' are used as entrapment to reveal the opinions of
The show works because of SBC's transformation into Borat, and the
people he chooses to interview.
Anyone who knows a foreigner loves this show so much more because they
can relate to some of the questions Borat might ask about America.
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