In honor of the Fourth of July, here’s a Revolutionary Primer, a mangled but funny version of U.S. history in which Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien imagine the damage Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann might do as history teachers.
I’ve posted these clips before, but if you’ve missed any, they’re a great holiday-weekend escape!
It all started with Sarah Palin misremembering what Paul Revere did. Colbert, Conan and Jon Stewart all called her on that, with Colbert’s reenactment a highlight.
Then Conan created the inspired Sarah Palin History Channel.
Jimmy Kimmel gave us the educational short Michele Bachmann’s Story of America, in which Frodo meets Ben Franklin.
And Conan programmed the Michele Bachmann History Channel. The live-action bottle of Sam Adams beer is an especially appropriate holiday touch. Enjoy!