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Sacha Baron Cohen tried to get OJ Simpson to confess on ‘Who Is America?’



OJ Simpson on “Who Is


  • Sacha
    Baron Cohen
    took on OJ Simpson in the season finale for his
    Showtime series, “Who Is America?” 
  • Cohen’s Italian photographer character tried to get
    Simpson to confess to committing murder by repeatedly joking
    about killing his girlfriend.

Sacha Baron Cohen tried (in vain) to get OJ Simpson to confess to
committing murder in the season finale for his Showtime series
“Who Is America?” on Sunday. 

Disguised in the segment as his Italian photographer character,
Gio Monaldo, Cohen sits down with Simpson in Las Vegas. Cohen’s
character introduces his girlfriend to Simpson and, in an attempt
to get her to recognize Simpson, says that Simpson was a Buffalo
Bill and an actor in the “Naked Gun” films. The girlfriend
doesn’t recognize Simpson — who was
found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife
 Nicole Brown
Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995 — until Cohen makes
repeated stabbing motions with his hand.

“She knows that, oh Jesus,” Simpson replies, shaking his
head and laughing.

After his girlfriend leaves the room and Simpson calls her
“gorgeous,” Cohen makes a series of jokes about killing her in an
attempt to get Simpson to agree with him.

“She’s gorgeous but sometimes I want to kill her,” Cohen
says. “I want to send her on a private helicopter and throw her
over the Grand Canyon — oopsie daisie!” 
high-fives Simpson, but Simpson laughs and says “stop”

In another hypothetical murder scenario, Simpson goes along with
Cohen’s character by saying that Monaldo’s girlfriend might go
bungee jumping with a cord that’s too long. 

The segment concludes with Cohen asking Simpson “how [he] got
away with” his wife’s murder. 

Me and you, we got something in common,” Cohen says. “We
both, how you say, ‘ladykillers.'”

“No, I didn’t kill nobody,” Simpson says, laughing.

“Ah, I didn’t either,” Cohen replies.

Watch the
episode on Showtime.

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