Escaped humiliation again.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Sacha Baron Cohen’s undercover show ended its first and only season without airing a highly anticipated interview with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
Palin was one of the first Republican figures to admit to being duped by Cohen for his Showtime series, “Who is America?”
Earlier this year, Palin revealed details of the encounter, saying that Cohen disguised himself as a wounded veteran and tricked her into an interview, which she ultimately walked out of.
The finale of the show, which aired Sunday evening, did not include the recorded interview. Palin told “Good Morning America” last month that the interview was “bizarre, really embarrassing, humiliating.”
The episode did include a shout-out to Palin in the credits, listing her as a “Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent.)”
So Cohen used her freakout over being possibly humiliated on cable TV to promote his show in the very beginning, and then chickened out and refused to air it?
That is just bullshit.
I mean the show had some geat cringe-worthy moment, but I was really looking forward to seeing Palin’s face when she realized that she had been pranked once again.
I actually did not watch last night’s episode very closely, because I had it on as my daughter and I were in the middle of a passionate conversation about human migration out of Africa.
To be honest, that was far more entertaining than anything Showtime had to offer that night.
So now we are left to wonder if this lost episode of “Who is America” will disappear forever, or whether it will make an appearance sometime in the future.
At this point, I have no idea.