The Who Was? Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (689)

The Who Was? Show is a Netflix original children's series that premiered in 2018. The show is based on a series of books by the same name, which are biographies of famous historical figures written in a fun and engaging way for kids. The show follows a similar format, with each episode focusing on a different historical figure, from Benjamin Franklin to Marie Curie.

The format of the show is lively and interactive, with a variety of segments designed to keep young viewers engaged. Each episode begins with a rap song introducing the featured historical figure, which is sure to get kids grooving along. Alongside this, there are CGI animation sequences that help to bring the historical figures to life in a fun and quirky way.

The show also has a sketch-comedy element, with actors playing the historical figures in funny and exaggerated skits. These segments are a lot of fun, and help to make history come alive in a way that is accessible and exciting for kids.

As well as the main historical figures, there are also regular segments featuring a range of guest stars. These could be actors, comedians, or popular YouTubers, and they help to show how the historical figures have influenced popular culture over the years.

One of the most impressive things about The Who Was? Show is the quality of the cast. The show features a range of talented young actors, including Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter, Kirrilee Berger, Lilla Crawford, Bentley Green, and Zach Timson. These young performers bring a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the show, and help to create a fun and playful atmosphere that will appeal to young viewers.

In addition to the young cast, The Who Was? Show also features some incredibly talented comedians. Andrew Daly and H. Jon Benjamin both appear regularly on the show, playing a variety of hilarious characters. Their performances are a real highlight of the show, and they will no doubt have adults chuckling along as well.

Overall, The Who Was? Show is a great choice for parents looking for an educational and entertaining show for their kids. With its mix of comedy, music, and animation, it manages to take what could be a dry and boring subject and turn it into something that is genuinely exciting and engaging for young viewers. By introducing them to a range of fascinating historical figures, the show helps to cultivate a love of learning that will stay with them for years to come.

The Who Was? Show is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 11, 2018.

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Julius Caesar & Bruce Lee
13. Julius Caesar & Bruce Lee
May 11, 2018
He came, he saw, he took over Who HQ. But can a famed Roman ruler conquer a martial arts master and the entire "Who Was?" cast? (With bonus bloopers!)
Galileo & Queen Elizabeth
12. Galileo & Queen Elizabeth
May 11, 2018
The Renaissance sparked the rebirth of art and science. It also saw the rise of a royal icon and an astronomer who changed how people saw the world.
Pablo Picasso & The Wright Brothers
11. Pablo Picasso & The Wright Brothers
May 11, 2018
Go-getters in completely different fields had the courage to try something new. One was an artistic genius, and the other two took to the skies.
Genghis Khan & George Washington Carver
10. Genghis Khan & George Washington Carver
May 11, 2018
A fierce conquerer who built an empire and a scientist who made peanuts famous? Sure, they're important. But not as important as Ron's birthday!
George Washington & Marco Polo
9. George Washington & Marco Polo
May 11, 2018
It's a tale of polar-opposite icons: one, a commanding leader known for his truthfulness; the other, a world traveler who probably told lots of lies.
Marie Curie & Harry Houdini
8. Marie Curie & Harry Houdini
May 11, 2018
She was a scientist who could speak five languages. He was an illusionist who was born to entertain. No magic involved -- just lots of hard work.
Susan B. Anthony & Frida Kahlo
7. Susan B. Anthony & Frida Kahlo
May 11, 2018
These two pioneering women were passionate souls who changed art and politics by doing what they loved. And sometimes wearing (gasp!) pants in public.
Sacagawea & Blackbeard
6. Sacagawea & Blackbeard
May 11, 2018
In Shoshone, her name means bird woman. In English, his name means ... well ... black beard. One is famous, and the other is infamous.
Marie Antoinette & Louis Armstrong
5. Marie Antoinette & Louis Armstrong
May 11, 2018
The beloved king of jazz and the reviled queen of France came from different worlds. Yet both achieved royalty -- and left behind a dazzling legacy.
Isaac Newton & Amelia Earhart
4. Isaac Newton & Amelia Earhart
May 11, 2018
He invented a new field of mathematics, while she sent flyers soaring to new heights. Both were trailblazers in their fields who bucked convention.
William Shakespeare & King Tut
3. William Shakespeare & King Tut
May 11, 2018
An iconic ruler of ancient Egypt and an influential Elizabethan playwright each left behind priceless relics that earned them rock-star status.
Albert Einstein & Joan of Arc
2. Albert Einstein & Joan of Arc
May 11, 2018
What does a peasant turned Catholic saint have in common with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist? Inspired thinking, for one thing. Also: awesome hair.
Gandhi & Benjamin Franklin
1. Gandhi & Benjamin Franklin
May 11, 2018
One was a revered civil rights leader; the other, a revolutionary diplomat. Both spoke truth to power and had a talent for turning words into action.
Where to Watch The Who Was? Show
The Who Was? Show is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Who Was? Show on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    May 11, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (689)