Ali G. ruins Pam Anderson's dog wedding

By Lila Holland

Aug 26, 2005

Pamela Anderson's two canine companions were about to pledge their undying devotion on a sunny Malibu beach last Wednesday, August 17, when a strange sea-craft was sighted just offshore. Chihuahua Luca, golden retriever Star, and gathered friends and loved ones eyed the vessel with suspicion until Sacha Baron Cohen emerged from the surf astride an inflatable turtle, calling to mind the frothy romance of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus."

Cohen, in character as Kazakhstani TV reporter Borat, wore shorts with a leather jacket and cap and brandished a white keytar. Once ashore, the oft-reviled comedian sprinted toward Anderson and felled her with a perfectly executed rugby tackle, causing her to drop the beloved Luca. The Stacked actress struggled to her feet and brushed sand off of her long white gown as her loyal bodyguards seized the interloper, dragged him back to the shore, and dunked him in the hungry waves. The wedding party quickly composed itself, and the ceremony continued without further incident.

This disturbance was just the latest in a string of ill-received pranks orchestrated by Da Ali G. Show's Cohen, whose fame has made it increasingly difficult for him to avoid being recognized while "working." Early this year, Cohen (as Borat) was booted from a rodeo in Salem, Virginia, after he butchered the national anthem, made disturbingly violent antiterrorist statements, and suggested that President George W. Bush drink the blood of "every man, woman, and child" killed in Iraq. Last month, "Borat" dined at a Mississippi plantation house on the pretense of learning about Southern culture, but implied that his host's family was racist and supportive of slavery.

Cohen recently lent his voice to the DreamWorks movie Madagascar, in which he played an animated lemur. He is now working on his own Borat: The Movie and a NASCAR comedy in which he'll star opposite Will Ferrell.

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  • TimSpot Jun 04, 2009

    You don't have to answer now, think about it for a few days.

  • TimSpot Jun 04, 2009

    Hey Lila, it's me again. Will you marry me?

  • TimSpot Jun 04, 2009

    Lila - this article was a masterpiece... you have painted a picture that will live in my head forever. I was opposed to Dog marriage until I read this story. Thank you for opening my eyes to my bigotry. I am now a better person.

  • pcf111 Mar 07, 2007

    A message to Lila Holland: Why do you write so sarcastically about Cohen here?

    Some quotes:
    "A beautiful commitment ceremony between Pamela Anderson's two dogs was rudely interrupted"

    "canine companions about to pledge their undying devotion"

    Don't you find the idea of two dogs in a wedding a little comic? And it's natural for a comedian like Cohen to use this opportunity?

    "Cohen's fame has made it increasingly difficult for him to avoid being recognized while 'working.'"

    Why would you write "working", as if it's not work? He IS working, he's creating television - it's his job.

    Your whole "article" comes across as a bash, and it's far from being objective. Please think about this in the future, thank you.

  • HeWhoE Jun 04, 2006

    This was brilliant. Cohen is a great comedic satirist. Borat chased after Pamela Anderson only after she made the following statement in a TV interview.

    "I would love to meet someone, but I want to be pursued. I think here in Hollywood there's a lot of men... (who believe in) one try and they're gone... There's not a lot of chivalry anymore and there's not a lot of real passion and people pursuing. One thing with Tommy was he followed me down to Cancun, he asked me to marry him in four days. It was romantic, it was whirlwind-y and that's what every girl wants. They want to be chased. Not stalked, but chased."

  • maximo398 Jan 03, 2006

    borat is the funniest character on tv ever, and sacha cohen is the man for doing this

  • ViViDboarder Oct 31, 2005

    I really just don't understand why people that obviously have dislike for Cohen would even post a comment here. If you don't like it why bother reading? If you did bother reading, why bother commenting? Personally, I find him hilarious and as in every thing that exists there is a binary and you may not like it, but I don't go flaming the things I don't like on anonymous threads.

  • ViViDboarder Oct 31, 2005

    I really just don't understand why people that obviously have dislike for Cohen would even post a comment here. If you don't like it why bother reading? If you did bother reading, why bother commenting? Personally, I find him hilarious and as in every thing that exists there is a binary and you may not like it, but I don't go flaming the things I don't like on anonymous threads.

  • jason43224 Aug 30, 2005

    ali g is a funny mo fo

  • HelloStuart Aug 29, 2005

    This almost sounds like an article from The Onion. Only in Hollywood...

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