A Grammar Lesson With Andy Rooney and Ali G
How about some light-hearted content today?
Sadly, the greatest curmudgeon of our time, Andy Rooney, passed away recently. But that’s obviously not the light-hearted part of today’s post.
Rooney was definitely a grumpy old guy, almost like an old grandfather that rambles nonsensically about politics, religion, athletics, and you simply nod your head and think, “That’s just grandpa.”
In this clip, Sasha Baren Cohen (from Borat fame) sits down to interview Rooney. Cohen is acting as his alter-ego character, Ali G–a British hip hop enthusiast. The awkward conversation slowly shifts to an Andy Rooney lesson on grammar.
It’s a train wreck. Rooney’s hostile grumpiness shines through, as he’s totally oblivious to Cohen’s schtick.
My favorite line: “I have 50 books on the English language, if you’d like to borrow one.”
Check out the video and answer the question: Does you think this is funny?