Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl

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Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl
Genre Documentary film
Written by Rebecca Reynolds
Allan Stephan
Robert Wuhl
Directed by Nick Doob
Chris Hegedus
D. A. Pennebaker
Starring Robert Wuhl
Theme music composer Ed Smart
Composer(s) Ed Smart
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Robert Wuhl
Producer(s) Frazer Pennebaker
Location(s) New York University
Editor(s) Nick Doob
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) HBO Films
Distributor Home Box Office (HBO)
Original network HBO
Original release 1 April 2006
Followed by Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl is a 2 part comedy and documentary show on HBO. It stars actor Robert Wuhl. The show looks at the facts and myths of American history in a comedic view.

Assume the Position[edit]

The first part of the series debuted in 2006. In this edition Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Pop Culture. He discusses topics such as the real story behind Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and the first sentence of the U.S. Constitution being a "grammatical fuck-up".

Assume the Position 201[edit]

In part two, which debuted in July 2007, Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Based on a True Story. This time he talks about the lack of diversity among the U.S. Presidents, how lousy leaders are as American as apple pie, and his class plays "Real or No Real" determining whether various food icons, such as Chef Boyardee and Aunt Jemima, were real people or not.

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