The Who Was? Show

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The Who Was? Show
GenreSketch comedy
Directed byDan Beers
StarringHaley Tju
Adam Hochstetter
Kirrilee Berger
Lilla Crawford
Bentley Green
Zach Timson
Andy Daly
H. Jon Benjamin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Brian Clark
Producer(s)Mark DiCristofaro
William Lapp
Aaron Levine
Jon Sheflin
Jason Stiff
Louis Waxman
Bob Higgins
Rich Korson
Jay Peterson
Francesco Sedita
CinematographyRussell Swanson
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)Tap that Maple
Penguin Random House
Matador Content
FremantleMedia Kids & Family
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11) – present
External links
Website

The Who Was? Show is a sketch comedy and history program on Netflix, in which Andy Daly's character, Ron, interacts with a group of teenagers; interspersed with historical vignettes and narrated by H. Jon Benjamin. The show is based on the Who Was...? series of books, published since 2003, and premiered on May 11, 2018.[1]

Characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Gandhi & Benjamin Franklin"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Adam Pally as Who Was Your Life Host

Sketches:

  • Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence (starring Adam as Benjamin and Zach as Thomas)
  • Benjamin Franklin's Mandatory Kite Sketch
  • We got our faces on money song
  • Gandhi's Vegetarian Song
2"Albert Einstein & Joan of Arc"Daniel Beers, Stoney Sharp & Jared LapidusBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark, Mark McAdam & Aparna NancherlaMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • E = Mc^2
  • Joan of Arc sees angels and Michael act like her boyfriend

(starring Kirrilee as Joan and Bentley as Michael)

3"William Shakespeare & King Tut"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • William Shakespeare's father wants him to be a glove maker, not a poet.
  • King Tut checks out his new tomb and gives an insporational speech about having a legacy.
4"Isaac Newton & Amelia Earhart"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark, Mark McAdam & Aparna NancherlaMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Ellie Kemper as Herself/female narrator

Sketches:

  • [Sir] Isaac Newton of Woolsthorpe was a genius who discovered gravity and loved the plague because for him it meant solitude.
  • Amelia Earhart goes to a plane show and is inspired to become an aviator.
5"Marie Antoinette & Louis Armstrong"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • Marie Antoinette was rich and selfish and everything went wrong.
  • Keeping up with the antoinettes.
  • Louis Armstrong worked hard and everything went right.
6"Sacagawea & Blackbeard"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Jordan Klepper as Job Coach

Sketches:

  • ...
7"Susan B. Anthony & Frida Kahlo"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark, Mark McAdam, Tami Sagher & Elliott KalanMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • ...
8"Marie Curie & Harry Houdini"Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • ...
9"George Washington & Marco Polo"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark, Mark McAdam & Aparna NancherlaMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Sarah Vowell as herself

Sketches:

  • ...
10"Genghis Khan & George Washington Carver"Stoney Sharp, Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Sketches:

  • ...
11"Pablo Picasso & The Wright Brothers"Jared Lapidus & Daniel BeersBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Jane Krakowski as herself (uncredited)

Sketches:

  • ...
12"Galileo & Queen Elizabeth"Jared Lapidus, Daniel Beers & Stoney SharpBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by Mark Cuban as himself

Sketches:

  • ...
13"Julius Caesar & Bruce Lee"Daniel Beers, Jared Lapidus & Paul PennolinoBrian McCann, Eric Gilliland, Elliott Kalan, Delaney Yeager, Brian Clark & Mark McAdamMay 11, 2018 (2018-05-11)

Guest appearance by John Oliver as himself

Sketches:

  • ...

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flores, Terry (11 May 2018). "Comedy Dream Team Plays With History in New Netflix Kids & Family Series 'The Who Was? Show'". Variety. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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