The French RevolutionUnknown - 1998 ; 1998
Why is it that most people can't list the first three leaders of their country but can tell you the name of every contestant that appeared on Survivor? Because Survivor is on TV! History Bites is a skit comedy show that explores the premise, "What if television had been around for the past 5,000 years?" Each episode channel surfs through a particular day in history and the result is a history lesson hidden inside a clever spoof of TV. The great terrror is in full swing. After running out of cruel aristocrats and corrupt church officials to behead, the mobs began to turn on each other. While the news networks report on Robespierre's final hours, other television channels offer Martha Stewart, game shows, and ads for divorce lawyers, Mesmer the hypnotist, tooth paste made from urine, and the perfect skin care product - arsenic! and sheep brand condoms.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : S&S Productions, c1998 ; Mississauga, Ont. : McNabb & Connolly [distributor], 1998
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (23:34 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)