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Drunk History is a television comedy show that is part of Comedy Central. It is a show that is based on the Funny or Die series which was created by a man named Derek Waters along with Jeremy Konner. During the show a narrator has difficulty recalling an event that took place in the history of the United States. At the same time the actors of the show display the dialogue of the episode. This show began airing in 2013 and has a total of five episodes. Each episode shows events that took place in five of America's major cities. The episodes take place in Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco. There are three events that the show examines during each of the episodes.

The first episode takes place in Washington D.C. During the episode, three historical events are examined and reenacted. The first part of the episode does a skit on the Watergate scandal involving former President Richard Nixon. Another event that is shown is the assassination of former president Abraham Lincoln. During this episode, there is also a reenactment of Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon.

Another episode and the second of the series is one that takes place in Chicago. In this episode, there is a skit about the Haymarket riot which was one of the more significant uprisings in American history. Then there is a retelling of Abraham Lincoln's past as a lawyer and lastly the show examines the life of former mobster Al Capone.

The third episode of this series takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The first part of this episode will show you Martin Luther King Jr. meeting with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Another part of the episode shows Stetson Kennedy infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan and lastly you will learn about the invention of Coca Cola. These are just a few of the main historical events that have taken place in the city of Atlanta.

In episodes 4 and 5 there are events that are shown to take place in Boston and San Francisco. Among these events include the life of Mary Dyer, an explanation about the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum art heist and also the reenactment of Johnny Cool who was the biggest arsonist in the city of Boston. There is a reenactment of events in San Francisco including the life of Mary Ellen Pleasant, the story of Mark Twain and also the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Comedy Central
4 Seasons, 42 Episodes - Currently Airing
July 9, 2013
Comedy, History
7.8/10
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Drunk History Full Episode Guide

  • Host Derek Waters and fan fave Steve Berg relive the best Drunk History stories about presidents and elections, including the tense campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln's pre-presidential law career.

  • DJ Steve Dahl sparks an anti-disco riot; the Cherry Sisters become the worst vaudeville act of all time; a rivalry between two actors takes an unexpected turn.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis Aaron Burr and their infamous duel to the death.

  • Mayor La Guardia fights the mob over artichokes; Julia Child meets the love of her life while working as a spy; a molasses flood devastates Boston.

  • Emily Roebling oversees construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; con-man Victor Lustig sells the Eiffel Tower; Shakespeare steals the Globe Theatre.

  • Katharine Wright helps her brothers build an airplane; the Kopp sisters fight to protect their home; the Fox sisters stoke the spiritualism craze.

  • Teddy Roosevelt revolutionizes football; Winston Churchill pays FDR a visit at Christmastime; Eleanor Roosevelt becomes friends with a female Soviet sniper.

  • Carry A. Nation vandalizes bars; Andrew Jackson gets involved in a shootout; Marsha P. Johnson stands up for LGBT rights.

  • Sam Patch becomes America's first daredevil; Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald form a lasting friendship; Buster Keaton takes his talents to the big screen.

  • In the fourth season premiere, LSD guru Timothy Leary breaks out of prison; a sailor attempts a bold rescue from Devil's Island; and a baker remains calm on the Titanic thanks to his whiskey habit.

  • Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan fall in love, Wernher von Braun becomes the father of American rocket science, and Russian cosmonauts perform the first spacewalk.

  • J.T. McWilliams forms a community but is muscled out by William Clark, Bugsy Siegel bets his life on the Flamingo Casino, and the Moulin Rouge is the first casino to break the color barrier. Featuring Sam Rockwell, Donald Faison, and Dennis Quaid.

  • Alexander Graham Bell beats Elisha Gray to the patent office for the telephone, Thomas Edison endeavors to launch a filmmaking monopoly.

  • Popé leads the Pueblo Indians in a revolt, Boy Scouts founder Ernest Thompson Seton tracks a wolf, and the truth behind the Roswell UFO conspiracy is revealed. Featuring Colin Hanks, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel, Tom Lennon and Patton Oswalt.

  • Vigilantes led by Andres Pico enact street justice, Rin Tin Tin becomes the world's biggest movie star, and the construction of the L.A. aqueduct brings riches to city officials. Featuring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ryan Phillippe and Giancarlo Esposito.

  • Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland try to travel around the world in under 80 days, and Thomas Nast's political cartoons lead to the downfall of Tammany Hall leader "Boss" Tweed. Featuring Michael Cera, Ellie Kemper, Natasha Leggero and Jason Alexander.

  • Kentucky Daisy stakes a claim to land, Gordon Cooper overcomes mechanical issues on a one-man space mission, and African-American Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves is the inspiration for the Lone Ranger. Featuring Kat Dennings, Colin Hanks and Jaleel White.

  • Milton Bradley popularizes board games, Roger Sharpe helps overturn a pinball ban, and chess master Bobby Fischer defeats Russian rival Boris Spassky during the Cold War. Featuring Topher Grace, Zach Gilford, Taran Killam and Jake Johnson.

  • A campaign for Prohibition is waged by the Anti-Saloon League; Dorothy Fuldheim becomes a legend in TV news; Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam.

  • Virginia Hall becomes a spy behind enemy lines in France during World War II; an intelligence officer Roald Dahl aids the British war effort against the Axis powers. Also: Harriet Tubman supplies the Union army with information that could turn the tide of the American Civil War.

  • Sam Zemurray gets rich off of the banana trade; pirate Jean Lafitte helps Andrew Jackson beat the British during the War of 1812; Louis Armstrong becomes a jazz legend.

  • Griselda Blanco assumes control over the cocaine trade in Miami; Clark Gable joins the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II; Ponce de León contends with Diego Columbus.

  • Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh clash over fossil discoveries. Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discover some evidence of the big bang.

Most Popular Drunk History Episodes

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  • Season 4 Episode 6 Siblings 11/01/2016
  • Season 1 Episode 4 Boston 7/30/2013

Drunk History News

Fall TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings 'Hamilton' to 'Drunk History'

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Drunk History Video Clips & Extras

Victor Lustig Sells the Eiffel Tower Clip (02:05) William Shakespeare Steals His Own Theater Clip (01:07) The Kopp Sisters Fight Back Clip (03:11) The Wright Brothers Get a Hand from Their Sister Clip (01:19) Lord Gordon Gordon Cheats a Robber Baron Clip (03:34) Sadie the Goat Head Butts Her Way to Notoriety Clip (01:23) Teddy Roosevelt Saves Football Clip (01:27) Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Meet a Soviet Sniper Clip (02:12)