Sacha Baron Cohen's sit-down with O.J. Simpson is painfully awkward

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It was Cohen's way of sneaking in one last joke to cap things off.

The network pushed back in a statement, saying that Cohen was not presenting himself as a disabled veteran, but as his character Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph. Frank, one of the few liberal politicians to have found themselves in Cohen's crosshairs, emphatically dismissed Ruddick's assertion that President Trump "is the greatest president that this country has ever seen".

In the episode, Sacha dressed as Gio Monaldo, an Italian billionaire.

It was during this meeting that Monaldo, joined by his Italian girlfriend Christina, tried to get a confession out of the former athlete, asking him what happened the night his wife died and how he "got away" with it. The intent of the meeting was to try and get Simpson to admit to killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. That is, until Baron Cohen made a stabbing motion to the woman's neck, jogging her memory. "Oh my God! Nice to meet you!"

"She's gorgeous, but sometimes I want to kill her", Monaldo told Simpson. Simpson said. "Help me!"

Monaldo laughed as he suggested various ways he might kill his girlfriend. Gio said he'd like to "send her on a private helicopter and throw her over the Grand Canyon- oopsy daisy".

"Cut cord extra long - oh too long", Simpson said, playing along.

The interview was awkward and Simpson laughed and told Gio to "stop". Said Monaldo: 'What I hate about the press is you make a tiny little slip, and that's all they remember you for.

"I didn't get away with anything with my wife, either".

"Me and you we have something in common", Sacha's character Gio tells O.J.

In case you are a mere tween, totally ignorant or were fortunately sheltered from the heart-wrenching spectacle of the OJ Simpson case, we'll sum it up briefly. You know, it's not what it sounds like. If you've been charged with murder, even if you've been acquitted, you probably shouldn't be joking about women dying in bungee jumping "accidents".

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