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In this sketch comedy show, actors re-enact historical events in wacky and irreverent ways. The series also features music, animation and other comedic gems. It is available for streaming on Netflix.

1 Season, 13 Episodes
May 11, 2018
Comedy, Kids & Family, Reality
Cast: Lilla Crawford, H. Jon Benjamin, Kirrilee Berger, Andrew Daly
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The Who Was? Show Full Episode Guide

  • 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!)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • These two pioneering women were passionate souls who changed art and politics by doing what they loved. And sometimes wearing (gasp!) pants in public.

  • In Shoshone, her name means bird woman. In English, his name means ... well ... black beard. One is famous, and the other is infamous.

  • 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.

  • He invented a new field of mathematics, while she sent flyers soaring to new heights. Both were trailblazers in their fields who bucked convention.

  • An iconic ruler of ancient Egypt and an influential Elizabethan playwright each left behind priceless relics that earned them rock-star status.

  • What does a peasant turned Catholic saint have in common with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist? Inspired thinking, for one thing. Also: awesome hair.

  • 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.

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