Important periods of history humourously illustrated in a television format.






5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2008   2007   2004   2003   … See all »
1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Series cast summary:
Rick Green ...
 Himself - Host / ... (54 episodes, 1998-2008)


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The show that makes the historical ...hysterical!


Comedy | History



Official Sites:



Release Date:

1 October 1998 (Canada)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Surprisingly excellent!
2 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a real gem of a show that never got the widespread attention it deserved. History Bites is the brainchild of Canadian comedy legend Rick Green (of The Red Green Show fame). Essentially, it asks the question "What if TV had been around for the last 5000 years?" Each episode picks a major point or theme from history and then acts it out as if our modern television and culture were back in that period. Rick Green lends his talents in narration by offering up educational tidbits in between skits.

The show could easily have stunk but instead shines thanks to absolutely stellar acting and writing. Each cast member is a genius in their own right in that they manage to pull of near flawless imitations of pop culture icons like Don Cherry, Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, Regis Philbin hell, even Judge Judy. You really have to see it to believe it.

Just another gem of Canadian TV that sadly will likely never get the fame it deserves.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did I just see and hear South Park on History Bites? roximunro
Nominated for a Gemini in 2010? How?!! roximunro
Discuss History Bites (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page