Parents' Guide to

Da Ali G Show

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Borat, Bruno, and Ali G -- oh my! Not for kids.

TV HBO Comedy 2000
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While Da Ali G Show has plenty of crude humor, explicit language, sexual references, and brief nudity, the truth is that in many ways it's very clever. The show's unique brand of social commentary is aimed at both teens and adults and puts America's overall sense of humor to the test.

The best part of the show is the talented, Andy Kaufman-like star, who never breaks character while engaging in real-life dialogue about current events. Baron Cohen's interviews might seem nonsensical at first (and, let's face it, some of them are flat-out offensive), but dig a little deeper and you'll realize that they're full of smart word play and sly observations that are not only funny, but also sometimes uncomfortably honest.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 30, 2000
  • Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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