We all know about the infamous ashes prank Sacha Baron Cohen pulled on poor, unsuspecting Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars. But “The Dictator” actor has crafted more elaborate pranks on Washington officials and audiences everywhere. Amidst upcoming elections and usual political tensions, Baron Cohen is bringing some much needed humour to the governmental proceedings. Check out some of the insane jokes he’s pulling as General Aladeen from Wadiya:
1. Admiral General Aladeen backs Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States:
At a spoof press conference, Baron Cohen as Aladeen said this about Romney:
“If it was money I was giving, I would support and give my full support to Mitchell Romney. He has the makings of a great dictator! He is incredibly wealthy, but pays no taxes. It’s not much of a leap from firing people to firing squads, from putting pets on top of cars to putting political dissidents on top of cars.”
2. “President Robert Mugabe and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Art, and Culture invite you to the Premiere of The Dictator.”
Invitations with this sentence were sent to officials all over Washington. When The Washington Post called the Zimbabwe embassy, the spokesperson said, “We know nothing of this event.” Let’s see how much trouble Baron Cohen is going to get into with that one.
3. The spoof press conference at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria:
At the event, Aladeen’s crazy comments included: “I love the TV show ’24,’ you have it here, but we play it backwards so it has a happy ending.” And to the journalists writing about “The Dictator,” “As long as you write good reviews, your families will be released.”
You know you want to watch the whole thing.
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