Watch ‘The Dictator’ Hilariously Ruin Ryan Seacrest’s Oscars Suit [VIDEO]
Sasha Baren Cohen has shocked audiences in the past with his characters including Borat, Bruno, and Ali G. This year Cohen is unleashing his newest character General Shabazz Aladeen in preparation of his upcoming film “The Dictator”.
During a hilarious interview with Ryan Seacrest while on the Academy Award Red Carpet General Aladeen began by alluding to his late friend Sadaam Hussen who encouraged the despot to buy socks.
Moments later after also explaining to Seacrest it was the late Kim Jong Il’s wish to one day go to the Oscars, the Dictator “accidentally” poured the entire urn of Kim Jong Il’s “ashes” onto Seacrest’s suit! The Dictator was then quickly escorted off the carpet by security. Watch the hilarious interview below.
Previous to the Dictator’s appearance on the red carpet, the Academy heard of Cohen’s plan to show up as General Aladeen and they immediately took his Oscar tickets away. Not one to take this action lightly, Sasha called up the Today Show in character and said, “I am outraged at being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.”
The Dictator also warned, “They have until midday on Sunday to give me my tickets back. If they do not, they will see and face unforeseen and unimaginable consequences!”
Seems like the Ryan Seacrest prank was one of the unimaginable consequences. Watch General Aladeen’s full rant on The Today Show below.