Borat is always at his best in public venues in the South. There are a number of explanations for this. One could argue that Southern hospitality allows him to keep the bit going long enough to make things supremely awkward. After all, if he tried to sing a 30-minute long foreign national anthem at a Brooklyn Cyclones game, he'd have half a Mickey' bottle worth of green glass sticking out of his cabbage by the end of the third verse.
"You have haramph like my friend, may I touch?"HIGHLIGHT:
The wrestling at the end is pretty good, but the Khazak national anthem might be the most awkwardly hilarious thing we've seen at a baseball game since Johnny Damon tried to throw someone out from center field.
Before he was the big man on HBO' campus (where we like to imagine him beating up on the guys from Sex in the City
and the little girl from Lucky Louie
) he was just a British squirrel trying to get a nut. And though part of his genius is his ability to make us laugh at ourselves, turns out the British are no less ridiculous. If you can ignore the America' Funniest Home Videos
style laugh track, this is a pretty genius little sketch, playing on the hotly contested and patently ridiculous British issue of fox hunting.
The following exchange...
Borat: "What do you do?"
Cockney accent: "Oym ret'iyad" (read: I'm retired)
Borat: "You're a retard?"
Cockney accent: "Yeah sir."HIGHLIGHT:
When he gets a hunter to do an impromptu puppet show with a dead bird he' just killed.