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Drunk History

Series Summary
The passage of time often has a way of rewriting history. So does a few drinks. The half-hour series "Drunk History" -- based on the award-winning Web series -- shows how by re-enacting famous events in history as told by inebriated storytellers. Each episode takes a tour of a U.S. city to explore stories and people from its rich past. Those stories are related in often-confusing ways by drunken narrators and performed by an all-star cast that includes Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Connie Britton, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Kevin Nealon, Bob Odenkirk and Winona Ryder. Figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Patty Hearst, Billy the Kid, Al Capone, and Lewis and Clark are profiled, as are seminal moments like the Battle of the Alamo, Watergate, and the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Comedy

Network: COMEDY

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : First Ladies Sep 2, 2014

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    Frances Cleveland becomes the youngest first lady; Edith Wilson runs the country after Woodrow Wilson's stroke; Dolley Madison saves several artifacts from destruction.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Sports Heroes Aug 26, 2014

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    Jim Thorpe is named the greatest athlete of the 20th century; Babe Didrikson breaks down gender barriers in sports; despite having only one hand, Jim Abbott achieves prominence as a pitcher.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Philadelphia Aug 19, 2014

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    Baron von Steuben helps train the Continental Army; John Adams and Thomas Jefferson campaign against each other; Benedict Arnold betrays George Washington's army.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : Hawaii Aug 12, 2014

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    James Cook discovers Hawaii and parties with the natives; Japanese-American Daniel Inouye fights heroically in World War II; Eddie Aikau becomes one of the world's greatest big-wave surfers.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Hollywood Aug 5, 2014

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    Orson Welles's Citizen Kane upsets William Randolph Hearst; animator Ub Iwerks helps Walt Disney create Mickey Mouse; Nancy Reagan convinces her husband Ronald to enter politics.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • When you have talent like Adam Scott (John Wilkes Booth), Bob Odenkirk (Nixon) and Jack Black (Elvis) on hand, why not let them improv their own material? They're wasted as puppets trapped in this sad, thin vaudeville. show more

  • It's epic, hilarious and totally tasteless. show more

  • Drunk History is a good-natured show with no inflated aspirations. But like a drunk in a game of darts, it doesn’t hit the target very often. show more

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