Assume the Position With Mr. Wuhl

Season 1 Episode 1

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Apr 01, 2006 on HBO
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Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl
A seriously comic look at how history is recorded with an eye toward debunking the myths.

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    Gene Gallerano

    Gene Gallerano

    Colonial 'Quickie' Actor

    Guest Star

    Kristen Kendall

    Kristen Kendall

    Colonial 'Quickie' Actor

    Guest Star

    Jason Yarusi

    Jason Yarusi

    Colonial 'Quickie' Actor

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (5)

      • Recording: "We Will Rock You" performed by Queen courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI

        "We Will Rock You" by Brian Harold May courtesy of Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
        "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf courtesy of WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

      • Special Thanks

        Tucker Carlson
        David Cross
        Jeff Greenfield
        Sarah Vowell

        Thanks to

        Clyde Baldo
        Larry Brand
        Jared Cleary
        Debbie DuPerrieu
        Al Guarino
        Mike Lacy
        Neil Lerner
        Kate Sargeant
        Max Williams
        Comedy and Magic Club
        Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan
        It's a Wrap
        Western Costume

      • Images/Publications:

        • Washington Irving courtesy of Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown, NY, a property of Historic Hudson Valley
        • National Basketball Association
        • Getty Images
        • "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Headless Horseman" by Joseph Holodook
        • Everett Collection
        • "Commemoration to Israel Bissell" by David Wells Roth
        • "Evangeline" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Pelican Publishing
        • "Miles Standish" First Classics Inc. by permission Jack Lake Productions Inc.
        • "The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Tuttle Publishing
        • "Paul Revere's Ride: The Landlord's Tale" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow courtesy of Harper Collins Publishing, Inc.
        • "Country Gentleman" licensed by Curtis Publishing Co.
        • Photo of Bill Bradley from the lens of George Kalinsky
        • Photo of Jesse Ventura courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment
        • Photofest
        • Starfile
        • "Guinness Book of World Records" courtesy of Hit Entertainment, Ltd.
        • Award of Merit statuette copyright A.M.P.A.S.

      • Footage:

        The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
        "Man of War" courtesy International Museum of the Horse.

      • Additional Credits:

        Rebecca Marshall – Field Producer
        Will Reiser – Field Producer
        Samantha Black – Audience Casting
        Cathy Carapella – Clearances, Diamond Time, Ltd.
        Norman Cohen – Clearances, Diamond Time, Ltd.
        Liman Video Rental – Camera Equipment

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

        Wuhl's prop cover for "C3: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" is a take-off on the title and poster for the third Terminator film.

      • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

        Wuhl's prop cover for "The Life & Voyages of Christopher Columbus 2: The Fellowship of the Ships" is an obvious reference to the first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

      • Robert Wuhl: This is Washington Irving and he is our nation's first American Idol.

        Wuhl is referring to the popular Fox reality show, American Idol, whose competitors and winners become household names, much like Irving in his time.