In the eight episode of season six, Drunk History does another fusion episode between itself and the late 80s show that everyone remembers, Unsolved Mysteries. Derek Waters becomes a psychotic looking Robert Stack and we are all transported back in time for a series of historic mysteries.
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In the first segment, writer and actor JD Ryznar tells us why Ken McElroy, played by Jerry O’Connell, was considered the terror of the town of Skidmore, Missouri by his neighbors. McElroy finally goes too far when he tries force the town under the heel of his young daughters then shoots a shopkeeper and mob justice rules. A highlight of the segment include Ryznar’s description of champagne as “fun wine with bubbles.” Also, Jerry O’Connell looks a lot like Wolverine.
In their second inebriated tale, actor and producer Lucius Dillon describes the mysterious death of Thomas Inse ( actor Justin Bartha), a Hollywood producer who died during a Gatsbyesque yacht party that included Charlie Chaplain as one of the guests. A variety of other scandals are involved and Dillon calls the whole thing an “Inse-ident.”
Finally, Ryan Gaul and Terry Killam describe how colonial gossip columnist James Callender, played by actor Bobby Moynihan, winds up dead after pissing off the founding fathers by being an enthusiastic member of the press. Also, he spreads some sexy rumors. Funny, that sounds kind of familiar . . .Best guest appearance of the episode goes to Jack McBrayer.