The Best Episodes Directed by James Bobin

Realness

#1 - Realness

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 6

Ali G gets relationship advice from Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus author John Gray. Excited to discuss reproductive rights with a lesbian couple (after all, "he's got loads of" their videos), Ali G then goes to a pro-choice march in Washington, where he questions pro-lifers about their beliefs. Borat goes job-hunting, learning about American work ethics from various employment agencies. Ali G talks money with former presidential economics advisor Charles Schultze, who gives stock market advice ("don't be high when you're buying and selling"). Bruno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on spring break in Daytona Beach. And finally, Ali G gets some grammar tips from 60 Minutes pundit Andy Rooney.

star 8.75
8 votes
Law

#2 - Law

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

Ali G tries his skills as a recruit with the Philadelphia Police Department. Borat explores the do's and don't's of dating in the U.S. Bruno gets the inside story on New York's Fashion Week. Ali G interviews former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornberg.

star 8.56
133 votes
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Politics

#3 - Politics

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 3

Ali G interviews Newt Gingrich. Bruno reports from New York's Fashion Week. Borat covers American hobbies at a gun club and gym. Ali G talks in the studio with a Drug Enforcement Agent. Ali G tries to sell a new business idea to Donald Trump.

star 8.50
26 votes
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Rekognize

#4 - Rekognize

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 2

Ali G has a serious sit-down with conservative icon Pat Buchanan, pondering the prospect of presidential partnerships, "him"igration pros and cons, and Iraq's possession of "BLTs." Borat hits the campaign trail in Mississippi with a congressional candidate, then delivers a speech to the City Council after getting tips from the state's Republican Party chairman. Ali G presides over a family roundtable discussion with Michael Easley (senior pastor, The Immanuel Bible Church), Karen Mulhauser (Veteran Feminists of America), Diane Knippers (president of the Institute of Religion and Democracy) and Roger Lancaster (professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies), then visits a farm in search of the answer to a question on everybody's mind: Why are there are so many Vietnam veterinarians?

star 8.50
6 votes
Rekognize

#5 - Rekognize

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 2

Ali G has a serious sit-down with conservative icon Pat Buchanan, pondering the prospect of presidential partnerships, ""him""igration pros and cons, and Iraq's possession of ""BLTs."" Borat hits the campaign trail in Mississippi with a congressional candidate, then delivers a speech to the City Council after getting tips from the state's Republican Party chairman. Ali G presides over a family roundtable discussion with Michael Easley (senior pastor, The Immanuel Bible Church), Karen Mulhauser (Veteran Feminists of America), Diane Knippers (president of the Institute of Religion and Democracy) and Roger Lancaster (professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies), then visits a farm in search of the answer to a question on everybody's mind: Why are there are so many Vietnam veterinarians?

star 8.40
15 votes
Peace

#6 - Peace

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 3

In New York to sell book ideas to high-profile publishers and agents, Ali G pitches the following would-be bestsellers: ""A Kiss on the Lips,"" a vibrating book designed to stimulate the mind and more; ""The Lord of the Rings,"" an adaptation of the hit films; an Ali G ""autobiography"" of President Bush; and more. Bruno chats with fashion guru Leon Hall about which celebrities should be kept ""in the ghetto"" or sent on a ""train to Auschwitz""; later, Bruno and ""fashion police"" James Campbell and Randy McLaughlin rate the attire of such Hollywood notables as Renee Zellweger, Peter Jackson and Paris Hilton. Ali G interviews U.S. Olympic president (and former swimming star) John Nabor about the upcoming games in Greece, pondering why there isn't an Olympic competition for world-record events like Tallest Man or Longest Moustache. Borat travels to Nashville and Tucson to ""learn to be country star."" There, he demonstrates a Kazakhstan line dance to willing square dancers, gets songwriting inspiration from country-music legend Porter Wagoner, and tests out a liberating new tune at a local lounge.

star 8.40
10 votes
Politics

#7 - Politics

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 3

Ali G interviews Newt Gingrich. Bruno reports from New York's Fashion Week. Borat covers American hobbies at a gun club and gym. Ali G talks in the studio with a Drug Enforcement Agent. Ali G tries to sell a new business idea to Donald Trump.

star 8.38
53 votes
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Law

#8 - Law

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 1

Ali G tries his skills as a recruit with the Philadelphia Police Department. Borat explores the do's and don't's of dating in the U.S. Bruno gets the inside story on New York's Fashion Week. Ali G interviews former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornberg.

star 8.36
36 votes
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Realness

#9 - Realness

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 6

Ali G gets relationship advice from Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus author John Gray. Excited to discuss reproductive rights with a lesbian couple (after all, ""he's got loads of"" their videos), Ali G then goes to a pro-choice march in Washington, where he questions pro-lifers about their beliefs. Borat goes job-hunting, learning about American work ethics from various employment agencies. Ali G talks money with former presidential economics advisor Charles Schultze, who gives stock market advice (""don't be high when you're buying and selling""). Bruno gets wrestling lessons from a college team on spring break in Daytona Beach. And finally, Ali G gets some grammar tips from 60 Minutes pundit Andy Rooney.

star 8.25
12 votes
Peace

#10 - Peace

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 3

In New York to sell book ideas to high-profile publishers and agents, Ali G pitches the following would-be bestsellers: "A Kiss on the Lips," a vibrating book designed to stimulate the mind and more; "The Lord of the Rings," an adaptation of the hit films; an Ali G "autobiography" of President Bush; and more. Bruno chats with fashion guru Leon Hall about which celebrities should be kept "in the ghetto" or sent on a "train to Auschwitz"; later, Bruno and "fashion police" James Campbell and Randy McLaughlin rate the attire of such Hollywood notables as Renee Zellweger, Peter Jackson and Paris Hilton. Ali G interviews U.S. Olympic president (and former swimming star) John Nabor about the upcoming games in Greece, pondering why there isn't an Olympic competition for world-record events like Tallest Man or Longest Moustache. Borat travels to Nashville and Tucson to "learn to be country star." There, he demonstrates a Kazakhstan line dance to willing square dancers, gets songwriting inspiration from country-music legend Porter Wagoner, and tests out a liberating new tune at a local lounge.

star 8.17
6 votes
Art

#11 - Art

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 4

Ali G presents his guide to art. Ali G interviews James Lipton of "Inside the Actors Studio." Ali G conducts a studio discussion on the media. Bruno delivers a guide to LA fashion. Ali G interviews Buzz Aldrin.

star 8.14
22 votes
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Realize

#12 - Realize

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 4

Ali G ponders issues of security - from airports to dogs to trains to green cards - with former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service James Ziglar. On the road to sample some of America's favorite hobbies, Borat winds up wrestling with a self-defense expert, making music with a yoga teacher, and sniffing up members of a new-age dance class. Ali G chats with former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman about solar energy and dirty water, then pays a visit on some earth-minded protestors perched in the redwoods. In Miami, Bruno discusses the future of clubbing with Nerve Lounge owner James Butler, and later plays bouncer at a South Beach hot spot. Finally, Ali G moderates a expert panel discussion on animal rights, focusing on kitchen experiments, fur coats, P. Diddy, horse sex and more.

star 8.08
39 votes
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War

#13 - War

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 2

Ali G interviews former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and tours the U.N. Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion of experts on religion. Borat gets a lesson in etiquette. Ali G talks to General Brent Scowcroft.

star 8.03
31 votes
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Jah

#14 - Jah

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 5

Ali G muses about Moses and the U.S. Constitution with historian/author/""hair stylist"" Gore Vidal, then pays a visit to Mt. Vernon, the home of Washington (alas, Denzel isn't at home). Borat goes house-shopping with a realtor, taking time to ask essential buyer's questions about integration, burial sites, padded cells and bathroom soundproofing. Ali G explores safe-sex issues via a genitalia model with sex educator Sally Epstein. Bruno falls hard for a barn dancer in Georgia, but is devastated to find his obsession ultimately unrequited. Ali G conducts a panel on medical ethics with several renowned experts, pressing his guests on issues of cloning (why not clone Carmen Electra?), euthanasia (vs. ""youth in Asia"") and plastic surgery.

star 8.00
11 votes
Jah

#15 - Jah

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 5

Ali G muses about Moses and the U.S. Constitution with historian/author/"hair stylist" Gore Vidal, then pays a visit to Mt. Vernon, the home of Washington (alas, Denzel isn't at home). Borat goes house-shopping with a realtor, taking time to ask essential buyer's questions about integration, burial sites, padded cells and bathroom soundproofing. Ali G explores safe-sex issues via a genitalia model with sex educator Sally Epstein. Bruno falls hard for a barn dancer in Georgia, but is devastated to find his obsession ultimately unrequited. Ali G conducts a panel on medical ethics with several renowned experts, pressing his guests on issues of cloning (why not clone Carmen Electra?), euthanasia (vs. "youth in Asia") and plastic surgery.

star 8.00
5 votes
Mugged

#16 - Mugged

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 3

Bret loses Jemaine's trust after Bret abandons him when they get mugged. To regain it, Bret tries to retrieve Jemaine's stolen "camera phone" (a phone with a camera taped to it) from their muggers, who are experiencing their own trust issues.

star 7.93
1034 votes
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Media

#17 - Media

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 4

Ali G presents his guide to art. Ali G interviews James Lipton of "Inside the Actors Studio." Ali G conducts a studio discussion on the media. Bruno delivers a guide to LA fashion. Ali G interviews Buzz Aldrin.

star 7.90
48 votes
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The Third Conchord

#18 - The Third Conchord

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 12

Murray introduces a new bongo-playing band member on Bret and Jemaine, triggering angry dances and mutant half-bands.

star 7.86
781 votes
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Love Is the Weapon of Choice

#19 - Love Is the Weapon of Choice

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 - Episode 6

Bret and Jemaine become rivals for the attentions of the same woman, who happens to have an epileptic dog that has gone missing.

star 7.83
652 votes
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Girlfriends

#20 - Girlfriends

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 8

Bret and Jemaine pick up two women at a croissant shop - but end up with very different dating experiences. Meanwhile, Murray makes an album deal for the band.

star 7.79
698 votes
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Bret Gives Up the Dream

#21 - Bret Gives Up the Dream

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 2

Faced with dire financial circumstances, Bret and Jemaine look for jobs. Bret gets a job holding signs but soon he has no time for the band and Murray and Jemaine start looking for a replacement.

star 7.76
1041 votes
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The New Cup

#22 - The New Cup

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 - Episode 2

Bret and Jemaine s fortunes unravel after Bret buys a new tea cup; Jemaine goes to desperate measures to supplement his income.

star 7.75
702 votes
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Prime Minister

#23 - Prime Minister

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 - Episode 7

Murray sets up a meeting for the New Zealand prime minister; Jemaine gets mixed up with an Art Garfunkel fan at the end of a tribute gig.

star 7.75
736 votes
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Belief

#24 - Belief

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 6

Ali G pitches ideas for TV shows to Hollywood executives. Borat presents his guide to the South, touring a Charleston plantation and visiting a rodeo. Ali G conducts a studio discussion on sex. Bruno attends a football game in Alabama. Ali G interviews James Baker. Ali G attends a political rally. Ali G interviews Marlin Fitzwater.

star 7.74
23 votes
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Respek

#25 - Respek

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 1

Ali G talks with Sam Donaldson, "boss man of ABC News," about Nixon's "Waterworld" crisis, journalist biases and TV ratings, among other critical issues. Borat over-imbibes with a pair of genial gents at a wine tasting in Mississippi. Ali G probes the legal travails of "The Simpsons" with former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates, then questions a pair of ATF dog trainers about bomb-sniffers and canine discrimination.

star 7.73
11 votes
Sally

#26 - Sally

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 1

Bret and Jemaine go to a party at Dave's, where Jemaine meets and falls for the 'most beautiful girl in the room', Sally. When it turns out that Sally used to go out with Bret, things get weird between Bret and Jemaine.

star 7.68
1426 votes
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Science

#27 - Science

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 5

Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion on science. Borat visits a minor-league baseball team. Ali G interviews Ralph Nader. Borat visits a Nevada test site and protests nuclear testing. Ali G interviews C. Everett Koop.

star 7.67
18 votes
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Belief

#28 - Belief

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 6

Ali G pitches ideas for TV shows to Hollywood executives. Borat presents his guide to the South, touring a Charleston plantation and visiting a rodeo. Ali G conducts a studio discussion on sex. Bruno attends a football game in Alabama. Ali G interviews James Baker. Ali G attends a political rally. Ali G interviews Marlin Fitzwater.

star 7.64
14 votes
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A Bunch of Smart Orphans

#29 - A Bunch of Smart Orphans

The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 1 - Episode 1

Four gifted orphans vie for a prestigious scholarship. The final result is stranger than imagined.

star 7.64
191 votes
Science

#30 - Science

Da Ali G Show Season 2 - Episode 5

Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion on science. Borat visits a minor-league baseball team. Ali G interviews Ralph Nader. Borat visits a Nevada test site and protests nuclear testing. Ali G interviews C. Everett Koop.

star 7.50
24 votes
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Sally Returns

#31 - Sally Returns

Flight of the Conchords Season 1 - Episode 5

Sally, the ex-girlfriend of both Bret and Jemaine, from the season premiere, returns to further complicate things in the band.

star 7.49
877 votes
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A Good Opportunity

#32 - A Good Opportunity

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 - Episode 1

Bret and Jemaine fire Murray for neglecting them in favour of the Crazy Dogggz and almost immediately they receive an offer to write a jingle for a commercial. Meanwhile Murray's fortunes reverse after he discovers that the Crazy Dogggz big hit is a rip-off of a 1990s Polish song.

star 7.49
647 votes
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War

#33 - War

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 1 - Episode 2

Ali G interviews former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and tours the U.N. Ali G conducts a roundtable discussion of experts on religion. Borat gets a lesson in etiquette. Ali G talks to General Brent Scowcroft.

star 7.43
30 votes
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Respek

#34 - Respek

Da Ali G Show (US) Season 2 - Episode 1

Ali G talks with Sam Donaldson, ""boss man of ABC News,"" about Nixon's ""Waterworld"" crisis, journalist biases and TV ratings, among other critical issues. Borat over-imbibes with a pair of genial gents at a wine tasting in Mississippi. Ali G probes the legal travails of ""The Simpsons"" with former LAPD police chief Daryl Gates, then questions a pair of ATF dog trainers about bomb-sniffers and canine discrimination.

star 7.42
48 votes
The Ghost is Seen

#35 - The Ghost is Seen

Enlightened Season 2 - Episode 5

Not satisfied with the lack of progress in finding evidence against Abaddonn, Amy decides to use someone close to the CEO to get to the information. Therefore Tyler is tasked with approaching the secretary of the CEO to gain access to her computer, but ends up getting closer than first intended.

star 7.41
144 votes
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The Tough Brets

#36 - The Tough Brets

Flight of the Conchords Season 2 - Episode 3

Bret organizes a gang to protect himself from rappers he dissed in a song; Murray and Jemaine confront a group of Aussie bullies; Mel paints a portrait Jemaine can't get rid of.

star 7.34
806 votes
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Realize

#37 - Realize

Da Ali G Show Season 3 - Episode 4

Ali G ponders issues of security - from airports to dogs to trains to green cards - with former Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service James Ziglar. On the road to sample some of America's favorite hobbies, Borat winds up wrestling with a self-defense expert, making music with a yoga teacher, and sniffing up members of a new-age dance class. Ali G chats with former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman about solar energy and dirty water, then pays a visit on some earth-minded protestors perched in the redwoods. In Miami, Bruno discusses the future of clubbing with Nerve Lounge owner James Butler, and later plays bouncer at a South Beach hot spot. Finally, Ali G moderates a expert panel discussion on animal rights, focusing on kitchen experiments, fur coats, P. Diddy, horse sex and more.

star 7.14
7 votes
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Thumb Candy

#38 - Thumb Candy

Channel 4 (UK) Documentaries Season 2016 - Episode 118

Documentary about the history of computer games.

star 0.00
0 votes