Will 'Drunk History' Return For Season 5? The Show Still Has Some Major Stories To Re-Enact
After a long few episodes of drinking, Season 4 of Drunk History is finally getting some rest. After the Drunk History Hamilton special, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the show's drunk storyteller, the show will be taking a break. After providing an entire collegiate course-worth of drunk comedians telling some of history's most fascinating tales, Drunk History has established itself as an entertaining, informative, and often surprising show — a trend which will surely continue into its fifth season. With Season 4 almost finished, fans of the series are surely wondering if Season 5 of Drunk History will happen.
Drunk History has not yet been renewed, but, after four successful seasons, it seems that there is no stopping this juggernaut of comedic re-enactments. While it can seem like Drunk History has covered every major event in American history from the Hamilton-Burr duel to the Stonewall riots, there are still a few key events that they haven't gotten around to yet. Drunk History tends to approach history from a personal perspective, following the unique individuals involved in groundbreaking moments, but some events are just too large to be ignored. Here are a few big stories Drunk History has yet to tackle that could turn up in a possible Season 5.
The Louisiana Purchase
When it comes to major events in American History, The Louisiana Purchase may be the largest when speaking in terms of sheer size. The United States and France made a deal in which America "acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million." The deal involved some of modern history's biggest personalities, including Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte — which would be juicy roles for any of Drunk History's famous re-enactors to dive into (although if they got Lin-Manuel Miranda to do an episode, surely they can get Daveed Diggs to reprise his Tony-award winning role as Jefferson).
The Moon Landing
Drunk History has tackled space exploration before, telling the stories of scientists Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Wernher von Braun — but the show has yet to tackle the ultimate story of America's involvement in space exploration: The moon landing. It stretches out in so many directions that a whole episode could likely be devoted just to the personalities surrounding the historic event.
The Election Of Barack Obama
There are only a few events in the 21st century so far as historic as Barack Obama's presidency. While it's a pretty recent event for Drunk History to cover, it would be the perfect way to celebrate his presidency as he makes room for Donald Trump (who will surely get a Drunk History of his own some day) to take over the presidency. The first black president of the United State of America is nothing to sneeze at, but it is something to drink to.
There's no show on television quite like Drunk History. Equal parts hilarious and informative, Drunk History is a fantastic resource to help teach genuine history while providing a few laughs along the way. In such tumultuous times, Drunk History takes on a whole new relevance, providing a reminder of where America has been before and what it's gone through, proving that even the toughest obstacles can be overcome — as long as you don't go too heavy on the whisky.Image: Comedy Central (3)