Good News: Katie Nolan Is Asked To Be On ‘Drunk History’ Again
Yep, that was my favorite moment of Tuesday night's Drunk History as well -- when Katie Nolan (Garbage Time) said that there had been "Eighteen deaths and 159 fatalities" in college football.
There will be so many more deaths and also fatalities https://t.co/IPwzYom6mz
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) October 19, 2016
Oh, good news! Nolan was awesome in Tuesday's episode, entitled The Roosevelts. She recounted, in a drunken yet awesome way, how President Theodore Roosevelt "saved football." The thing about Drunk History is that, yes, the narrators are drunk, but that's only half the fun. The actors are wildly inappropriate for the roles they're playing -- Rob Riggle as Teddy Roosevelt? -- but it doesn't seem to matter. I've been a longtime fan, and my favorite portrayal so far is Michael Cera as Andrew Jackson. It just adds to the fun.
But Drunk History is informative as well. I often fact-check the stories, and they're pretty accurate. Roosevelt, for instance, did institute reforms that transformed the sport many in the media were calling "the killing fields" in the early 20th century. Although he didn't invent the forward pass, as depicted in the show, he did push college football to legalize it, and his meetings with top coaches and administrators were the forerunner of the NCAA.
In case you missed it, here's the episode segment:
And never forget: "That's why balls were invented. To be thrown."
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