Here's what I texted a friend halfway through Episode 3:
I can’t recall if you said you were a Monty Python fan as a kid, or of The Daily Show (specifically when their irreverent, ill-informed, newsy 'reporters' like Steve Carell or John Oliver would interview real politicians, academics, and the like… typically leaving them flummoxed), but as I watched Episode 3 and host Philomena Cunk spoke of “Italian sailor and detective, Christopher Colombo,” I gigglesnorted my ice cream across my tray and thought straightaway, “Oh, jeeze, YOU WOULD LOVE THIS!!”
Cunk combines history and culture, but hilariously misinterpreted (like Jaywalking, man-on-the-street segments by Jay Leno, or the sort of 'facts' one might glean from Paltrow or Twitter). It’s not quite Drunk History, but if you imagine that, just way funnier.
So there you have it: Check out Cunk on Earth (especially Episode 3), and giggle along!
Each episode is 30 or fewer minutes.