Important periods of history humourously illustrated in a television format.

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Rick Green ...
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In this series, Host Rick Green guides us through various periods of world history as contemporary television programming might have depicted it. With a sense of humour, we learn the real facts about the past and their link with the present. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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The show that makes the historical ...hysterical!

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History class meets SCTV
19 February 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant combination of comedy and interesting history. Try to imagine the result of the SCTV cast (John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, Dave Thomas, etc.) taking on the teaching of history, and you have a good picture of the result.

The premise is "what if TV had been around for the last 5000 years?" and depicts modern shows (eg. Seinfeld, etc.) as if they had been done in those periods. The witty parody of these shows is reason enough to tune in. This is fine comedy.

Some of the topics are pretty specialized (Math Cults, for example), but the learning is painless, and will frequently have you laughing out loud.

As far as I can tell, this is only available on the Canadian History Television network, though you might want to check with the US History Television channel and your favorite PBS affiliate.

"Only in Canada, you say? Pity."


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