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#1 g.johnson

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

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#2 nuxvomica

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:11 PM

guess once the characters get too recognizable, the gig is up...

husband had a potentially brilliant idea of Borat 2 - he's a special emissary to the EU and driving from Kazachstan to Brussels, usual jinks ensuing, heeeheeeee
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#3 Miguel Gierbolini

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:12 PM

Well, what can we say? A sad day for humanity.
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#4 Suzanne F

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:35 PM

Maybe we should say kaddish?

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#5 Daisy

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE(Suzanne F @ Dec 21 2007, 02:35 PM) View Post
Maybe we should say kaddish?

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#6 Lauren

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

For a second I thought Sacha Baron Cohen had died!
Transmogrified by smoke and salt

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:02 PM

the characters were only funny because the victims weren't in on the joke. now everyone is in on the joke and it's time for sacha to go back to well, for some new obnoxious characters

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#8 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:22 PM

Frankly, I'm thrilled. I never found either of those characters funny and having just seen the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd, I can see that the man has talent. But his "charms" had previously escaped me.

#9 John Whiting

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:41 AM

QUOTE(splinky @ Dec 19 2007, 06:02 PM) View Post
the characters were only funny because the victims weren't in on the joke.
I won't denigrate his talent or his intellect, which are considerable, but after Borat the impression I was left with was how graciously the unsophisticated butts of his jokes accepted their ritual humiliation. It's another of the endless variations on the banana peel gag: we delight in seeing others make fools of themselves and are thankful it's not us.
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