The best part of the Oscars did not even happen at the Oscars. Although he was asked not to appear as his character "The Dictator", Sacha Baron Cohen walked the red carpet prior to the show in full costume.

Cohen aka The Dictator had a special surprise for Ryan Seacrest.

Check out this video of The Dictator dumping what he claims are the ashes of Kim Jong-il on the E News host. Hey, Seacrest had to ask celebrity after celebrity "who they were wearing", well now if someone was to ask him that question, he can reply "Gucci and Kim Jong-il".

What do you think? Funny prank or going too far?