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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best from the series where the popularity soared......
Ali's rise from a slot on the 11 o'clock show rapidly changed when he got his own show. The variety of the character of Ali G became more diverse. In stayed the interviews (of course) and joining them came musical duets (jarvis cocker, mohammed al fayed), focus groups (featuring hilarious debates on politics, animals etc) and the new character Borat.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Showing its age
I’ve been a fan of Ali G for years so it’s always good to have a chance to dip into a bit of modern nostalgia and sit back to enjoy some alternate comedy, yet for all that the show does right, this series really was the end for Ali as big budget seemed to spell the doom for a character that worked better with very little.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best from the series where the popularity soared......, 7 Oct. 2003
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Ali's rise from a slot on the 11 o'clock show rapidly changed when he got his own show. The variety of the character of Ali G became more diverse. In stayed the interviews (of course) and joining them came musical duets (jarvis cocker, mohammed al fayed), focus groups (featuring hilarious debates on politics, animals etc) and the new character Borat.
Interviews are definately Ali's strong point and is emphasised by questions to Gail Porter such as 'me heard you got a HND.....have you been to the clinic to check it out?'. This preceedes Ali singing 'every breath you take' into Gail's eyes (unmissable comedy!).
The new bits are fantastic too, Ali shows concern for children getting into drugs "the most worrying thing about drugs is that it actually makes you like house music!" This follows his respect for animals and ideas for future politics ; "do you think in five years animals will be able to vote?"
The video is a fine collection of the Da Ali G show and has a few extra bits that werent shown on tv. All in all definately worth getting , especially if you like his previous video 'innit'!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So.... good comedy does still exist., 3 Dec. 2000
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This has bettered Ali's first video. He is even sharper here than before.
The only criticism is the dire studio sketches and studio interviews which the guests come on only to boost their already self-obsessed personalities(Mohamed Al Fayed, Paul Daniels, Gail Porter) ... all the directly scripted bits are awful.
Cohen becomes a comedy giant only when he is improvising - best shown with his hilarious 'Borat' character and Ali interviews (FBI, Wildlife and Drugs just couldn't have been pulled off any better).
Buy today, aiii'
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3.0 out of 5 stars Showing its age, 9 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Ali G, Aiii [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
I’ve been a fan of Ali G for years so it’s always good to have a chance to dip into a bit of modern nostalgia and sit back to enjoy some alternate comedy, yet for all that the show does right, this series really was the end for Ali as big budget seemed to spell the doom for a character that worked better with very little.

Whilst I had a lot of fun with the show, the cracks begin to tell in this series as the character changes to try and be something that I felt he wasn’t intended to be to try and liven up the aspects for the series. Yes you had a lot of fun with guests, you could see how the comedy worked but when you threw in “rapping” it felt like it took it way to far showing the huge cracks in Sasha’s ability.

All round, this one is more for the fans than for the general consumer and whilst there is something for everyone within, it is dated. A great shame but there are golden moments within.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ali G - Innit the best thing to come from Staines, 10 Nov. 2000
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If you liked his first video and like me thought that his first Channel 4 series was even better, then this video is a must buy for any Ali G fan. Packed with the best bits from the Ali G show including the Gail Porter Interview and the amazing rapping owner of Harrods - they call him Mohammed, Al Fayed - it really is a must buy. If you don't buy it he'll send Dave round!!! - Boyakasha!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ali G's Volume II, 19 Nov. 2000
This review is from: Ali G, Aiii [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
Why when they release Ali on video do they insist on giving him such poorly scripted introductions? Apart from the staged sketches on the show (interviews with Paul Daniels etc) The video is very funny, Borat is especially a star of the show! The video concludes with outakes (not many) and an ALL NEW Ali G character! (make sure you let the video roll @ the end!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A reminder of comedy, 30 Mar. 2013
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A bit dated now, but yes you love him or hate him. No comedy collection should be without some "ALI G but perhap's even he would agree that time moves on and the new stuff "Dictator" etc are hopefully a precursor for more of Sacha's undoubted comic genius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest man on TV, 13 Nov. 2000
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Finally, Ali has returned. The freshest and undoubtably funniest program to hit our screens in the last year has brought out a classic. This is even better than his last video, and i would stake my house on this selling by the bucketload.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beast..., 27 Dec. 2000
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This review is from: Ali G, Aiii [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
This has to be the funniest set of interviews ever made; famous guests like Gail Porter, Mihammed Al Fayed and even Paul Daniels all receive the Ali experience and let's face it it's hilarious! The intelligence of Sacha Cohen Baron in his portrayal of Ali G is quite frankly superb. This DVD is jam-packed with extras not seen in the video version and little touches which bring Ali G "in da house". But what makes this DVD "da beast" is not simply Ali G - we have Borat and Ali's latest creation: a German gay icon! If you've seen Ali G on TV and liked it get this DVD. If you haven't get this DVD. Even if you know everything about Ali G this will teach you new things. Even if you know nothing about Ali G this will teach you everything. Get this and get "Da phattest flavas from da Ali G show and unseen stuff dat dey tried to ban." - Aiii.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 23 Jan. 2001
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Well, dis vid is absolutely brilliant. The more I watch Borat and the out-of-studio interviews, the more I like it. Very rarely will you get a sequel that matches the high standards of it's predecessor, in this case it does.A big thumbs up
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ali G, 21 April 2013
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Bought this to update from my video version, very enjoyable. Sacha Baron Cohen at his best I think. A ggod buy.
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