The Unofficial Borat Homepage
Behind the scenes
This is where The Unofficial Borat Site goes the extra mile. Other sites bang up a few screenshots nicked from somewhere, throw a discussion forum up for people to swear at each other on and pull some ugly Flash intro out of the bag to turn visitors away. Well here in this section of this site we display the results of interviews with some of Borat's victims. This gives us a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
11 May 2006, Randall Shelley
One of the funniest Borat scenes ever is when
Borat visits Baseball team The Savannah Sand Gnats
he ends up in the mens' changing rooms.
Back in November 2004 we posted the BoratOnline hit list of the top five people we wanted to interview (1) Lady from dating agency, (2) Ginger student, (3) Lady Chelsea, (4) Baseball wrestler and (5) Sacha Baron Cohen.... we heard nothing...
Until today, click here for the full interview.
22 April 2005 - Commentary from Sacha Baron Cohen and Dan Mazer
Last year BoratOnline was granted an exclusive behind the scenes interview with Series Producer Dan Mazer.
Earlier this year Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) appeared on the Howard Stern show in which he talked more about how he pulls off Borat stunts.
Well boratonline.co.uk now has the transcript from the behind the scenes commentary from Sacha Baron Cohen and Dan Mazer from Borat's Guide to Dating USA Series 1.
20 Oct 2004, Oklahama City Council
This is a real gem of a find by the lad who runs CringeHumor.net who is a firm friend of the site.
Seventeen minutes of audio. The Borat speech in full from the famous Guide to Politics USA episode. Put on your headphones and listen to uninterrupted classic Borat in the wild.
If you are a Borat fan then this is amazing stuff, it shows how our friend from Kazakhstan can go from being 100% genuine to saying the most crazy things in his innocent way.
How even through his most offensive moments he is extremely polite and respectful. How he struggles with the English language but is trying so hard to learn!
To read a transcript or download this sound clip, click below:
12 Aug 2004, Danny Passmore
The Unofficial Borat Homepage was honoured to interview Grand Master Danny Passmore. Danny was the Self Defence Instructor in Borat's Guide to Hobbies in the second US series of Da Ali G Show.
When it comes to self defence, Danny knows what he is talking about as he is certified as an 8th degree Grandmaster in American Street Karate, a 7th degree in Taekwondo and a 6th degree in Hapkido.
A lot of Borat fans have commented that Danny dealt with Borat better than any other "subject/victim" to date. This website agreed and was delighted when he agreed to an interview.
Click here for the full interview.
And finally, the Borat interview with Republican James Broadwater can be viewed as a movie for free at Norman's site who is also a fan of Boratonline - http://homepage.mac.com/njenson/movies/borat.html
23 Apr 2003, Dan Mazer
The Unofficial Borat Site was granted an exclusive interview with the co-writer, co-creator and producer of Da Ali G Show, Mr Dan Mazer.
Along with Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan is one of the main men behind Borat Sagdiyev. Unlike the webmaster's CV, which includes a GCSE in woodwork, Mr Mazer has been editor of the Big Breakfast, producer of Fantasy Football World Cup, (executive) producer of Daisy Daisy and, of course, producer of all things Ali G.
Click here to read the exclusive interview and find out what really goes on behind the scenes!
20 Mar 2003, Jennifer Defrancisco
In New York at the Acting-Drama Therapy Center all of Borat's Christmasses come at once as he is set up to act out an improvised scene with the beautiful young actress Jennifer Defrancisco in the Guide To Acting.
Ms Defrancisco is a little nervous as it is her first recorded acting scene on video, the scene is that she is supposedly in love with the moustached reporter from Kazakhstan and is willing to run away with him. She tells Borat that they should have a really special night together. Unfortunately the concept of "acting" and "real life" is not really there for Borat and he thinks the situation is real.
Click on the image to the left to read about what really happened behind the scenes.
19 Mar 2003, Charles Di Cagno
When visiting New York Borat met up with Charles Di Cagno who gave him a drama class in the Guide To Acting.
The nasty/naive anti-semitic nature of Borat's character comes through once again in this guide when he tells Mr Di Cagno that he starred in a Kazakhstani film called "Dirty Jew" (Sacha Baron Cohen of course is Jewish).
Borat then goes off the rails further by asking Charles about Freddie Mercury's sexuality before settling down to an acting lesson. All in all some tricky things for Di Cagno to handle, but all done pretty well and on top of this he has been kind enough to talk to this site.
11 Mar 2003, Ken Goldberg
2003 saw Borat take the USA by storm. When in Texas Borat decided to pay a gun club a visit in his Guide To Being A Real Man. There he met Ken Goldberg, he likes big guns and naked women, owns a gun club and has his own radio show. It's fair to say that this chap is Borat's kind of guy. (Nowhere before has Borat dished out three high fives in an interview!).
Ken tells Borat his favourite gun is a machine gun. "So if you have lots of criminals..." Borat starts to ask. "You can just waste 'em", Ken helpfully replies.
Ken's tells Borat that his perfect day is shooting a gun and then going to the strip club. "Whah Whah Wee Whah, High Five!", is Borat's response.
22 Feb 2000, Peta Heskell
The Unofficial Borat Site pulled off the greatest coup in media history (with the possible exception of the BBC Diana Interview) by having a chat with none other than Mrs Peta Heskeill from the Borat's Guide to English Gentlemen sketch.
Peta is the Director of The UK Flirting Academy. They have a smashing little web site at www.flirtingacademy.com - give them a ring and mention the Borat Site and they will give you a special deal (probably).
Mrs Heskell - You see when you meet someone - you look around them and pick something you can compliment them on. So if you look at me now, think about something you like about me and just... say...
Borat - Errrrrr... You have nice tits!
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