Horrible histories is a British program for all ages. The writers have made learning history entertaining, with funny skits, spin offs of TV shows like; Wife Swap (Historical Wife Swap), Master Chef (Historical Master Chef), and Fashion Fix (Historical Fashion Fix). It teaches us history through songs too.
Did You Know?
The black rat puppet "host", Rattus Rattus, appears in short bridging segments, explaining the factual basis for each sketch. See more
The idea of pirates using a black ink spot to tell another pirate that they have been marked for death comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' and has no factual basis. See more
[repeated line as "Death" for opening of "Stupid Deaths" segment
Stupid Deaths, Stupid Deaths, they're funny 'cause they're true! Stupid Deaths, Stupid Deaths, hope next time it's not *you*!
Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.7243