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Sacha Baron Cohen Had Wife Sneak His Ali G Costume Into the Oscars

Not everyone was happy to see the return of Ali G during Sunday’s Oscars telecast.

Sacha Baron Cohen revealed that the Academy wanted him to present alongside Olivia Wilde as himself and not any of his characters. Well, the British comedian was not having any of that. With the help of wife Isla Fisher, who snuck in Cohen’s Ali G costume and helped him put it on in the disabled toilet stall, Cohen delivered some of the funniest lines of the evening.

de #Oscars dem tried to ban me - props to dis honey for getting me ready in secret in de disablist bogs #GrimsbyMovie

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Backstage disabled toilet at #Oscars #Grimsbymovie

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But it’s okay, he got the blessings of the host beforehand. “I mean there were a few moments I was a bit worried how they’d react to the first gag,” Cohen told ITV. “But I bumped into Chris Rock actually on the way on and pitched him the gag and he gave me the thumbs up so I went for it.”

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This is not the first time Cohen has gotten himself in hot water at the Academy Awards. While promoting “The Dictator” in 2012, Cohen showed up as Admiral General Aladeen, “accidentally” spilling Kim Jong-Il’s supposed ashes all over a not-so-happy Ryan Seacrest.

The Academy might be livid with Cohen but we can never get enough Ali G. Booyakasha!

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