It’s not every day that Derek turns over an entire episode of Drunk History to a single storyteller. But when that storyteller is Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony-winning creator and star of Broadway’s “Hamilton,” it’s straight-up necessary. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s epic story needs a full episode to be told. Plus, come on — it’s not like they’re going to run out of booze.
Here are just a few of the things that can happen when Lin-Manuel gets sloppy and talks Hamilton.
1. He makes awesome “blop blop blop!” noises to simulate musket fire. (Fast-forward to 2:15 if you absolutely can’t wait to see this in action.)
2. Questlove randomly FaceTimes him.*
A call from Questlove interrupts Lin-Manuel Miranda on tonight's all-new Drunk History.
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3. He accepts reality.
4. He gets passionate about Hamilton’s thoughts on the election of 1800.
5. He describes Hamilton’s adulterous affair, complete with a sexy recitation of the steamy pamphlet that Hamilton wrote on the subject.
6. He spontaneously starts singing Semisonic’s “Closing Time,” which naturally turns into a full-throated jam session with Lin-Manuel on piano.
No tale of Alexander Hamilton is complete without Lin-Manuel Miranda and Derek Waters jamming out to "Closing Time."
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7. This happens.
Check out the full episode to see all of Lin-Manuel’s sloshed behavior, plus way more. In the meantime, remember the immortal words of Aaron Burr, which we like to think Lin-Manuel quotes directly from history: “Duels are stupid.”
* Yeah, that Questlove. The Questlove who produced “The Hamilton Mixtape.” And no, he doesn’t offer an advanced listen. Guess you’ll have to wait till Friday like everyone else.