The former Republican vice presidential candidate and upcoming "Teen Mom OG" star was honored as "Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)" in the credits sequence, because if you recall, she was the driving force behind the promotion for the series Showtime barely marketed. First Palin lashed out at "evil" Cohen and Showtime in a viral Facebook post about a week before the premiere, and then she even appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to further complain about being duped by the British comedian, who she claimed flew her across the country to interview her disguised "as a disabled US Veteran." Host Robin Roberts even pointed out that Palin was inadvertently giving a show she hated free publicity.
"Aren't you playing into what they want? Because many people didn't even realize this show was happening and now this is bringing more attention to it," Roberts said. "Are you concerned about that?"
"That's a good point," Palin responded. "But see CBS and Showtime, they're going to be pimping this thing hard, so they're going to hear about it, anyway."
But the reality is, the world had only heard about the show four days prior to Palin's appearance, as Cohen only uploaded a few cryptic videos to his social media -- including one showing former Vice President Cheney agreeing to sign a waterboarding kit -- and Showtime released a teaser that didn't give out any information about the show, simply stating "something huge is coming July 15."
Palin has yet to comment on social media about being trolled by Cohen without actually being shown in the series, and did not yet respond to TooFab's request for comment.
Before Palin railed against Cohen, the comedian made headlines last February for reportedly interviewing Simpson -- a former football player and actor who is now most famous for being charged with killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and then getting acquitted, only to eventually go to prison for his role in an armed robbery in 2007. At the time, outlets assumed the Cohen was making another "Borat"-type movie, instead of a series, but Sunday night "Who Is America?" viewers were treated to what went down when the comedian disguised himself as a rich Italian fashion photographer named Gio to interview the ex-convict.
The character made constant references to Simpson killing his ex-wife, but instead of flat-out denying them, he was getting a real kick out of the sick jokes. He laughed along as Gio said things like, "Me and you, we got something in common. We both, how you say, 'ladykillers.'"
Simpson repeatedly told Gio to "stop" making stabbing references (at one point, Cohen's character asked if he should hide the knives from the cheese plate in front of them) but was laughing throughout, and even high-fived the comedian, but he never fell for the ultimate trap of confessing. He did, however, seem to condone Gio plotting to kill his fake model girlfriend after she left the hotel room littered with hidden cameras.
"She's gorgeous but sometimes I want to kill her, you know," Gio said with a laugh. "I want to send her on a private helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon -- oopsy daisy!"
"Oopsy daisy," Simpson replied with a chuckle.
"Maybe I send her on a bungee jump -- oops, the cord!” Gio continued, proceeding to snag a high-five from Simpson.
"The cord's extra long," Simpson said.
Cohen went in for the metaphorical kill, though, with bait that his business partner was dying to meet Simpson because he wanted to know how the former Hollywood star murdered Nicole.
"He's obsessed about what happened the night with the wife and he wants you to tell him," Gio said.
"Well, first of all, she wasn't my wife," Simpson responded. "We had been divorced and separated for two years. Except that I didn't do it."
So far, Showtime hasn't uploaded any video from the finale, but we'll update this post when they do.