Drunk History Brought Some “Underdogs” Into the Spotlight!

Last week, “Underdogs” gave us some quality information about people whose names often get skimmed over despite their significance. The cast included David Harbour, Kimiko Glenn, Colin Hanks, David Koechner, Shannon Woodward and John Ennis. Here are some of the best moments from each narrator’s historical discussion!

Solomon Georgio Talks About Fred Rogers

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Before they actually started discussing Mr. Rogers and PBS, Derek uttered a line that will be in the back of my mind for the rest of my life:

“I don’t do drugs, but now I’m thinking maybe I should just to watch the Teletubbies.”

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You really don’t have to try hard to hear this in Mr. Rogers’ voice, but it’s even better when it’s Solomon’s voice as he imitates Mr. Rogers:

“Well, what do you do when you’re mad? You wanna punch a wall? You wanna rip your mommy’s hair out? You wanna kick your kid sister in the face? Well, let’s just sing a little song instead.”

And that’s how you break “a hard armadillo of a man” and convince him to continue funding PBS.

Jon Gabrus Discusses Ida Tarbell

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Jon wanted to talk about a discussion ad agreement between Mark Twain, Henry Rogers, and Ida Tarbell. But he couldn’t keep anyone’s name straight…thus, “Franklin Rogers” came out of his mouth and just made thing awkward. His explanation was one to remember:

“Now I’m really starting to feel wasted. Mission accomplished, everyone!”

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“They fcking shut standard oil down — well, they let standard oil turn into two small, bullsht companies that would never make any money called Exxon and Chevron…looks like journalism wins in the long run, again.”

I could try to argue with him, but…yeah, fair enough.

Jennie Pierson Talks About Maya Lin

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“I guess I’m drunker right now than I thought I’d be, I’m sorry. I thought I would be me normal at this point.”

Big mood for everyone who has ever been drunk. Jennie did a fantastic job explaining the story behind Maya Lin’s creation of the Vietnam War memorial, but her giggle breaks made the story far more entertaining than it would have been otherwise!

Honestly, just seeing David Harbour and Kimiko Glenn in the same shots was amazing. But seeing David play with the little American flag was adorable, and seeing Kimiko pull off the “hell no, nonononono nnnnnno nonewnewnewww not in a million years” line was truly iconic.

 

The next episode of “Drunk History,” aptly called “Drunk Mystery,” focuses on mysteries that went down in history. Catch the next episode on Mar. 6, 2018 at 10/9c on Comedy Central!

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