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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ airs final episode without Palin interview

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s undercover show ended its first and only season without airing a highly anticipated interview with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).

Palin was one of the first Republican figures to admit to being duped by Cohen for his Showtime series, “Who is America?”

Earlier this year, Palin revealed details of the encounter, saying that Cohen disguised himself as a wounded veteran and tricked her into an interview, which she ultimately walked out of.

{mosads}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., who appeared in other episodes and uses a mobility scooter to “conserve [his] body’s finite energy.”

Cohen also responded to Palin in a letter written in character as Ruddick, writing: “I only fought for my country once – when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property.”

The finale of the show, which aired Sunday evening, did not include the recorded interview. Palin told “Good Morning America” last month that the interview was “bizarre, really embarrassing, humiliating.”

The episode did include a shout-out to Palin in the credits, listing her as a “Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent).”

Cohen tricked a number of public figures throughout the series, including former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Vice President Dick Cheney, O.J. Simpson and several Republican lawmakers.

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