The Defection of Benedict Arnold

  • Season 2 , Ep 8
  • 08/19/2014
  • Views: 18,505

Despite serving valiantly in the Continental Army, Benedict Arnold reconsiders his loyalties after marrying the beautiful Peggy Shippen. (2:10)

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TODAY WE ARE GOING TO TALKABOUT BENEDICT ARNOLD.

BENEDICT ARNOLD WAS A GENERALIN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

HE'S A HERO OF SARATOGA,BUT THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

PROMOTED FIVE OTHER GENERALSAND NOT BENEDICT ARNOLD.

BENEDICT ARNOLDWAS VERY BUMMED OUT BY THAT,

SO HE GOES TO PHILADELPHIA.

THERE'S A YOUNG WOMAN,PEGGY SHIPPEN,

WHO IS THE IT GIRLOF PHILADELPHIA.

PEGGY WAS LIKE,I'M HILARIOUS, I'M BRITISH,

AND I'M THE MOST BEAUTIFULPERSON THAT ANYONE'S EVER SEEN.

SHE HAS A SUITORNAMED JOHN ANDRE,

BUT BENEDICT SEES HER AND JUSTFALLS CRAZY IN LOVE WITH HER

AND TELLS HER,IT'S BETTER WITH YOU--

THIS IS NOT AN EXACT QUOTE.

IT'S BETTER--YOU ARE SO GREAT.

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.YOU'RE SO GREAT.

SO SHE MARRIES BENEDICT ARNOLD,WHO I BELIEVE SHE ALSO LOVED.

OH, GOD.- WHAT?

- I JUST REALIZEDTHAT I WAS BEING FILMED.

[both laugh]- MY GOD.

- SO, ANYWAY, PEGGY SAYS,

SWEETHEART, YOU DESERVE TO BEBACKED BY THE GOVERNMENT

THAT YOU BELONG TO.

YOU KNOW, THE BRITISH...

WOULD APPRECIATE YOU.

THEY WOULD LOVE YOU.

ALSO, MY FAMILY'S BRITISH.

BENEDICT'S LIKE, NO, NO, NO.

NO, I'M NOT GONNA--I'M NOT GONNADEFECT TO THE BRITISH SIDE.

THAT'S INSANE.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MY DADDY,KIND OF.

PEGGY SAYS, LOOK, I HAVEA FRIEND IN THE BRITISH ARMY,

JOHN ANDRE.

BENEDICT'S LIKE, IS THAT GUYYOUR EX-BOYFRIEND?

PEGGY'S LIKE, WELL, I MEAN,

BENEDICT, IF YOU REALLYWANT TO BE WITH ME,

BE MORE CONFIDENT.

AND BENEDICT'S LIKE, YEAH.

YEAH, I AM GOING TO BETRAYTHE UNITED STATES

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU,AND I'M GOING TO PROVE TO YOU

THAT I AM NOT JEALOUS,AND MAKES LOVE TO HIS WIFE.

AND SHE'S LIKE, I LOVE IT.I LOVE BEING A SPY.

THIS IS SO GREATBECAUSE I LOVE DRAMA.

I'M PEGGY SHIPPEN,LIKE, WHAT AN ADVENTURE.

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