As you probably know, one of the biggest movies to open this weekend, was the film Bruno! The film, from the comedy mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen, the creator of Borat: Cultural Learnings for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Khazakstan, was hilarious and we both enjoyed it very much.
Now, I know what you're thinking. Bruno is a film, not a TV show, so why am I writing about it on a TV-themed blog. Well, the character of Bruno (as well as the character of Borat) is originally from the HBO TV series Da Ali G Show, a show where Sacha Baron Cohen disguised himself as either Ali G, Borat, or Bruno, and as he does in the films, he interviews real people who don't realize that he's in character, and films their reactions to his crazy questions. After watching the Borat film, I ordered the complete series on DVD (or "Compleet Seereez" as it's written on the cover) see what the original show was like. We watched a few episodes, and we loved the Borat segments, as well as the Bruno segments, however we didn't really care for the Ali G character too much, and unfortunately, each episode has about 2 or 3 Ali G segments, and only 1 or 2 Borat/Bruno segments. So after watching the first few episodes, we put stopped watching, and kind of forgot about it, until now, after enjoying the Bruno film so much, we decided to give the show another shot. This time, we decided to just skip the Ali G scenes, and watch the Borat and Bruno scenes, and we enjoyed them very much. Although we noticed, that Bruno from the TV show, looked very different from Bruno in the film! In the movie, he has a full head of bleached blond hair, whereas on the show, he kind of has a buzz cut, with a bleached Mohawk. Regardless, it's still the same Bruno, acting flamboyantly gay and making Conservative southerners feel very uncomfortable, while exposing the homophobia that still exists in our country. Enjoy!