A series that spoofs the past with inebriated reenactors begins with journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein exposing the Watergate scandal; a feud between actor brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth; and Elvis Presley meeting President Nixon at the White House.
Sketches in Chicago include Al Capone being done in by an unlikely adversary; Abraham Lincoln catching a break; and police warring with protesters during the Haymarket Riot of 1886.
Pharmacist John Pemberton invents a popular soft drink from wine and cocaine; the FBI go after Martin Luther King Jr.; and author Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in a series of sketches set in Atlanta.
Mary Dyer wages war with the Puritan establishment, two cunning thieves pull off a 0 million art heist and the most notorious arsonist in New England history is revealed.
Patty Hearst gets kidnapped and brainwashed, Mark Twain flees the city in fear (and finds his unlikely first hit story) and Mary Ellen Pleasant supports abolitionists with her business earnings.
The Kellogg brothers litigate over their famous surname (and the newly profitable discovery of corn flakes), Ralph Nader goes to war with General Motors and Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle go from best friends to bitter rivals.
Dolly Parton has to leave the man who made her famous, competing lawyers clash in the Scopes Monkey Trial, and Lewis and Clark explore the dangerous West.
Teddy Roosevelt makes a name for himself, hold-outs fight to the bitter end at The Alamo, and Billy the Kid goes on the run from lawman Pat Garrett.