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Top 10 Sacha Baron Cohen Moments

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script written by Tanina Drvar

Politically incorrect, provocative, clever, satirical, and funny as hell… for real. In this video http://www.WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 Sacha Baron Cohen moments.

For this list, we've chosen a mix of memorable Sacha Baron Cohen moments in television, film, and at industry events. Warning: some of these clips are rated R and are for mature audiences only.

Special thanks to our users offbeat08, JosephT, Mattyhull1, maria bolomiti, Markus Marquis Biechl and Philip Folta for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Tanina Drvar

Top 10 Sacha Baron Cohen Moments


Politically incorrect, provocative, clever, satirical, and funny as hell… for real. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Sacha Baron Cohen moments.

For this list, we’ve chosen a mix of memorable Sacha Baron Cohen moments in television, film, and at industry events. Warning: some of these clips are rated R and are for mature audiences only.

#10: Station Inspector
“Hugo” (2011)

Sacha Baron Cohen shines in the role as the strict station inspector in this historical adventure drama. His impressive chase scenes lighten up the film’s at-times melancholic mood and provide moments of pure comedic gold. A far cry from his popular R-rated characters, Baron Cohen’s Gustave Dasté is dark, authoritative, and malicious. But his budding romance with flower girl Lisette shows us that there is also a certain softness and humanity to this classic villain.

#9: Charlie Chaplin Award for Comedy
Britannia Awards (2013)

In this moment from the 2013 Britannia Awards, Baron Cohen begins to waddle around Charlie Chaplin’s oldest living co-star “Grace Cullington” in a manner reminiscent of the Tramp himself. Unfortunately, his cane breaks, causing him to push the wheelchair-bound octogenarian face-first off the stage. While the audience gasps in horror, SBC resumes his speech, warning her family that if they tried to sue, he’d “take them down, just like I did your granny.” The audience finally realized they’d been duped. The King of Pranks had struck again!

#8: Brüno at Evil Fest
“Da Ali G Show” (2000; 2003-04)

When Brüno interviewed drunk, neo-Nazi punks at London’s Evil Fest on “Da Ali G Show,” we were surprised he got out of there unscathed. The best way to end up in the hospital is to tell homophobic skinheads that you’re gay, or ask them whether they’ve ever masturbated on stage. Brüno does both in hilarious fashion. When he asks one “Do you have a message for Austria’s gay community,” the guy replies, “Yeah, don’t be fucking gay!” This interview is a total riot… we’re just happy it didn’t cause one!

#7: I Like to Move It
“Madagascar” (2005)

Unlike the sappy songs so common in animated movies, King Julien’s rendition of Reel 2 Real’s “I Like to Move It” in “Madagascar” really gets the party started. The dance-crazed lemur, voiced by Baron Cohen, not only has the moves and the funny accent, but also some of the best lines in the entire “Madagascar” series. His version of the ‘90s hit had audiences young and old tapping their feet and roaring with laughter.

#6: Baby Shoot
“Brüno” (2009)

Baron Cohen takes Brüno to the big screen in this mockumentary comedy and the scene we’ve chosen sees the gay Austrian fashion journalist interviewing parents about a baby photo shoot. From asking outrageous questions, like “is your baby comfortable with bees, wasps, and hornets?” to revealing his plan to dress up a kid as a Nazi and another as a Jew being pushed into a furnace, Brüno basically shows us the lengths to which parents will go for fame. As shocking as his questions may seem, the answers the parents give are even more so.

#5: Interview with Professor Sue Leece
“Da Ali G Show” (2000; 2003-04)

Dim-witted b-boy Ali G has interviewed some pretty impressive people on “Da Ali G Show.” His ability to throw them totally off track with absurd and idiotic questions is pure comedy. In this interview with Prof. Leece, Director of the Center for Gender Research, he tackles issues like his potentially gay Uncle Jamal, whether girls should try feminism at a party, and if Great Britain will ever have a woman prime minister. Leece manages to hold her own and keep her cool even amidst Ali G’s misogynistic and sexist comments. Respek!

#4: Borat Sings the Kazakhstani National Anthem
“Borat” (2006)

In this scene from the 2006 mockumentary comedy, Borat stands in front of a crowd of cheering fans and tells them how he “supports your war of terror” and how he hopes George Bush will “drink the blood of every man, woman and child of Iraq.” The crowd continues to cheer. Only when he starts singing his version of the national anthem, declaring Kazakhstan to be superior to every other nation, does the cheering stop. This scene from “Borat” exposes America’s prejudices and nationalism in hilarious fashion.

#3: Helicopter Ride
“The Dictator” (2012)

Decked out in an American flag tracksuit complete with a sheriff’s badge, Admiral General Aladeen and his nuclear expert Nadal take a helicopter tour over Manhattan. They engage in a long conversation in their fictional native tongue, making references to the Porsche 911, various NYC landmarks and a homemade back brace, that sends their fellow passengers into a full-fledged panic about imminent terrorist attacks. This laugh-out-loud linguistic misunderstanding highlights America’s widespread Arabophobia and is one of the funniest scenes in the entire movie.

#2: Naked Hotel Room Wrestling
“Borat” (2006)

In what’s probably “Borat”’s most memorable scene, Borat discovers his producer Azamat “making hand-party” to pictures of Pamela Anderson and then proceeds to attacks him. The most cringe-inducing and disgusting naked man-wrestling brawl ensues, leaving moviegoers covering their eyes and laughing uncomfortably. The scene gets more obscene by the minute, with both men facing off in a 69-style position. The simple fact that both actors agreed to film this scene deserves a spot on our list. For their sake, let’s hope it only took one take!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Admiral General Aladeen Spills Kim Jong II's Ashes on Ryan Seacrest
84th Academy Awards (2012)
- Adolfo Pirelli / Davy Collins
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
- Thénardier
“Les Misérables” (2012)
- Jean Girard
“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006)
- Interview with Noam Chomsky
“Da Ali G Show” (2000/ 2003-04)

#1: Interview with Buzz Aldrin
“Da Ali G Show” (2000; 2003-04)

In this interview on “Da Ali G Show,” Ali G peppers Mr. Aldrin with a series of idiotic questions, leaving the veteran rather perplexed. Calling him Buzz Lightyear and asking him about whether he thinks man will ever walk on the sun, Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t shy away from the conspiracies surrounding America’s space race. Only he gets the premise “slightly” wrong— “What do you say to all those conspiracy theorists who come up to you and say, “Does the moon really exist?” Comedy gold, aiii.

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