OJ Simpson High Fived Sacha Baron Cohen Since They're Both 'Lady Killers'

Tonya Becker
August 30, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen attempted to coax a murder confession out of O.J. Simpson on the final episode of Who is America? Monaldo tries to explain that Simpson was once a great football player, and that he appeared in the Naked Gun film trilogy, but nothing registers. It wasn't until Monaldo feigned a stabbing motion toward her neck that she recognised Simpson: "Oh mama mia, O.J.", she said before extending her hand to greet him.

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

After Cohen's pretend girlfriend left, Simpson told the fake interviewer she was "gorgeous".

Gio responds, "She's gorgeous but sometimes I want to kill her". Simpson awkwardly laughs at times and repeatedly yells, "Stop".


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.

At one point, Gio asked Simpson "how you got away with it", noting his character's ex-wife had also died under unique circumstances.

"We want you to be 100% truthful about how you got away with it", Cohen said.

Tell us what you think! "I didn't kill nobody!".


Barney Frank If you were in a room with Sacha Baron Cohen, you'd have this expression on your face, too. It sounds like there won't be any more of this particular show, though; despite Showtime president David Nevins' previous comments that he was "dying to bring [the show] back, Baron Cohen tweeted Sunday that the finale was the "last EVER show of Who Is America".

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.

Cohen has disguised himself as different characters during the season and has gone after big names including Ted Koppel, Bernie Sanders, Roy Moore and Georgia politician Jason Spencer who was forced to resign after Cohen, who was portraying an Israeli military officer convinced him to shout racial slurs during counterterrorism strategy training.

"What, you didn't kill him too, did you?"


Sunday's episode notably did not include a segment featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who said ahead of the show's July premiere that she had been tricked into a bogus interview with Cohen. "In Italian it translates to 'somebody who, uh, murders women'".

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