*O.J. Simpson was the target for Sacha Baron Cohen on Sunday’s season finale of his satirical
Showtime series, “Who Is America?”
The show features Cohen, in disguise, interviewing unsuspecting public figures in a manner to expose some kind of hypocrisy.
In a segment on Sunday’s episode, Cohen disguised himself as a “billionaire playboy and fashion photographer from Milan” named Gio Monaldo. As part of his fake foreign satire of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” dubbed “La Vita Diamante di Gio,” Gio booked an interview with O.J. in Las Vegas.
After labeling Simpson as “an American hero and women’s rights activist,” Gio introduces him to his girlfriend Christina, who has no clue who Simpson is, even after Gio explains he is a “Buffalo Bill” and appeared in the “Naked Gun” films. Gio then makes stabbing motions with his hand, and Christina then recognizes him. “She knows that, oh Jesus,” Simpson replies, laughing.
When Christina leaves, Simpson comments that she’s “gorgeous.” Gio responds: “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!” He gives Simpson a high five, before Simpson says “Stop,” laughing. They go on to kee-kee about having her do a bungee jump where the cord just happens to be too long.
Gio also says he wants to be introduced to Simpson’s defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran. Simpson replies: “I would have to introduce you in the afterlife.” Gio asks: “What you didn’t kill him too, did you?” O.J. laughs again and says, “Stop.”
Gio then grills Simpson about “how you got away with it” after saying his ex-wife died under unusual circumstances. “Me and you, we got something in common. We both, how you say, ‘ladykillers.'” Simpson, laughing, responds by saying, “No, I didn’t kill nobody.” “Ah, I didn’t either,” Cohen replies.