Sacha Baron Cohen had an awkward interview with O.J. Simpson

Sacha Baron Cohen says he and guest O.J. Simpson are 'ladykillers' on Who Is America? finale

Showtime aired an interview Sunday night of Sasha Baron Cohen (shown above left) with O.J. Simpson (above right) on "Who is America" - in which the comedian played an eccentric Italian billionaire who jokes about killing his girlfriend.

Cohen put the screws to Simpson by harping on the murder accusations, all while portraying his recurring character, Gio Monaldo.

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

"The cord's extra long", Simpson said at that point, laughing.

"Me and you, we got something in common", Cohen said later.

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Earlier in the segment, when Monaldo attempted to introduce Simpson to his girlfriend, who didn't seem to recognize the man at all, Cohen's character mimicked a stabbing motion towards her face, prompting the woman to exclaim, "O.J.!"

Cohen as Monaldo tries - and fails - to get a confession out of Simpson. "We had been divorced", he said. 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. OJ Simpson, whose fame originally stemmed from his athletic career but later became notoriety after he was accused of killing his wife and her lover, was the subject of a circus-like murder trial. We both, how you say, ladykillers, ' he tells him. "I want to send her on a private helicopter and throw her over the Grand Canyon - oopsie daisy!"

"No, no maybe I send her on a bungee jump, you know - oop the cord", Gio continued. OJ laughs but asks Cohen to stop.

Cohen, as Monaldo, also says he wants to be introduced to Simpson's defence lawyer, Johnnie Cochran. The short lived series was well received by critics and bemoaned by those who have been tricked by Cohen.

"Hey, hey, I didn't get away with nothing", Simpson said. "In Italian, it translates to, uh, somebody who, uh, murders women".

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