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Season 1 Episode 13

The Bloody Aztecs

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM Dec 24, 1998 on The History Channel
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The Bloody Aztecs
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In this episode, the Aztecs' doomed struggle against the Spanish in the 16th century is the focus of the sketches. In addition, the beliefs and the reason behind the rituals of the Aztecs are explored.

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    Bob Bainborough

    Bob Bainborough

    Various Characters

    Rick Green

    Rick Green

    Host/Various Characters

    Ron Pardo

    Ron Pardo

    Various Roles

    Janet Van De Graff

    Janet Van De Graff

    Various Characters

    Teresa Pavlinek

    Teresa Pavlinek

    Various Characters

    Matthew Sharp

    Matthew Sharp

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • It is mentioned in one sketch that the Spanish tried to obtain the gold the Aztecs were believed to possess in large quantities by telling them they needed it to cure the sick people in their home country.

      • The date given at the beginning of the episode for reference by the anchors/host is June 2, 1521.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Quiz Show Host: This is why we don't know much about our past.
        (Tlynda rings inQuz Show Host: Tlynda?
        Tlynda: What is the complete lack of reading, writing and alphabet?
        Quiz Show Host: Yes, the three R's or the two S's and a Q....who knows?

      • Quiz Show Host: Slaves who are sold twice get this.
        (Tlynda rings in)
        Quiz Show Host: Tlynda?
        Tlynda: What is death by sacrifice?
        Quiz Show Host: Yes, indeed.

      • Jim: Topping local news, it's day six of the sanitation strike so still no canoe pick-up at any of the excrement huts. Aztec authorities are asking Aztecs to avoid using excrement huts 7, 8 and 16 as they are full, full, full....

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • WHAT'S ON at 10:00 has the following show titles: ' Sacrifice In the City ', ' Heart Smart Cooking ', ' America's Most Wanted ', ' Cannibals Behaving Badly ' and ' Perry Maize '.

        These titles allude to the following shows (in order):
        -' Caroline In The City '
        - generic term referring to cooking shows as well as acknowledging the Aztec's constant sacrifice of human hearts to their gods.
        -show of some name that profiles some of the most dangerous fugitives from American justice.
        -' Men Behaving Badly '
        -' Perry Mason '

      • WHAT'S ON at 9:00 has the following film titles: ' Honey I Sacrificed The Kids ', ' Heart Like A Wheel ', ' Pippi Bloodsoaking ', ' Eight Hearts Out ' and ' Blood Simple '.

        These titles allude to the following films ( in order):
        -' Honey, I Shrunk The Kids '
        - film of same name starring Bonnie Bedelia.
        -' Pippi LongStocking '
        -' Eight Men Out '
        - a 1984 Coen brothers film of the same name.

      • WHAT'S ON at 8:00 has the following show titles: ' Tlittle Hut On The Prairie ', ' Tlaugh In ', ' Tleave It To Beaver ', ' Tlassie ' and ' New Heart '.

        These titles allude to the following shows (in order):
        -' Little House on the Prairie '
        -' Laugh In '
        -' Leave It To Beaver '
        -' Lassie '
        -' Newhart '

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