Sacha Baron Cohen targets O.J. Simpson in ‘Who Is America?’ finale

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Sacha donned a costume and became Gio Monaldo, a billionaire playboy and fashion photographer from Milan who was filming his own documentary on his luxury lifestyle.

Simpson's reactions are uncomfortable, awkward. but totally priceless.

"Wait, I didn't kill nobody", Simpson retorted, laughing, to which Cohen tongue-in-cheek exclaimed back, "No I didn't either, I didn't either!" Of course, that didn't stop Simpson from repeatedly mentioning how attractive she was.

The interview ended with some on-the-surface sympathy from Cohen's character: "You're not O.J. the touchdown".

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And the more he speaks with the media, the more she wants to stay away. "I don't see why our family is any different". A close-up photo of her feet at the event shows the clear silicone grip peaking out of the side her heels.

And, according to Entertainment Weekly, throughout the entire interview Simpson had no idea that it was 46-year-old Cohen in disguise. Who Is America? produced some truly astounding moments (the gun-training-for-kids segment glimpsed at the top of this piece, the jaw-dropping sequence wherein Jason Spencer screamed the N-word before running around a sweaty little boxing gym with his trousers around his ankles), but the final product was uneven at best, and felt toothless at worst.

"Well, first off she wasn't my wife, we had been divorced we had been separated for two years", Simpson explains. The first season came to an end last night, and Cohen says Who is America season 2 is not going to happen.

After Christina heads out of the room, Sacha kicks it up a gear and tells the star: 'She's gorgeous but sometimes I want to kill her. "I want to send her on a private helicopter and throw her over the Grand Canyon - oopsie daisie!" Baron Cohen, in character, tells Simpson: "Me and you, we've got something in common". Unfortunately, Simpson didn't crack, though not for Baron Cohen's lack of trying. Simpson immediately denied the accusation, saying, "No, I didn't kill nobody". "I didn't "get away" with nothing".

In case you are a mere tween, totally ignorant or were fortunately sheltered from the heart-wrenching spectacle of the OJ Simpson case, we'll sum it up briefly. If you've been charged with murder, even if you've been acquitted, you probably shouldn't be joking about women dying in bungee jumping "accidents".

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