History Documentaries: So Much to Choose From!

One thing is absolutely certain: we have an extremely long and storied history. Earth has been around a really long time, and humans have been around for just a sliver of that time but so much has happened! Thankfully, God gave birth to historians, so every nook and cranny of historical happenings are being examined and researched and thoroughly covered in books and in papers.

An illustration of the planet earth with the words surrounding it to say, "Anyway, there's a lot of history to learn about."

On TV, we can settle in for some learnin’ from the History Channel, NatGeo, the Smithsonian, and now even hulu and netflix offer some of these fascinating and well-edited glimpses of our shared past. Everything from why the key nations were catapulted into its second world war to individual battles of WWII, no stone is left unturned while investigating about five thousand years of recorded human history.

Of course, the star of 90% of these documentaries is none other than Adolf J. Hitler, a man who is apparently the most interesting person to ever live and kill. When any of us closes our eyes to imagine what a history documentary is, no doubt our minds are flooded with the sights and sounds of Hitler shrieking from his podium, or Hitler with his eyes darting left to right while surrounded by his underlings, or in-color while relaxing at his country home. Hitler, Hitler, Hitler!

Below, I have provided an entirely relevant comic of the time AlexT and I tried to come up with new documentaries that we could sell to any of these “educational stations,” but alas — each and every one of them has either already been made or was recently picked up by producers.

This comic is called "Making a Documentary" from a real chat starring Amandoll and Alex T, September 5, 2017.

To start, Amandoll is saying, "we should make a million dollars by cooking up hot new documentary topics! They already have things like Nazis and the Occult but how about Hitler on Holiday?" Alex T contributes to the conversation by adding, "Hitler Goes to the Shops," while Amandoll says "rare footage of Hitler relaxing for one and a half hours. Hitler Goes to the Shops in color!"

The rest of the comic is their words being illustrated by scenes of Hitler acting the titles out. Alex T's contributions are: Hitler's First Kiss, Hitler and the Magical Dragon. Hitler and the Case of the Missing Slipper. Shredding with Hitler: 12 Easy Steps to Becoming a Guitar God.

Amandoll has: Hitler n' Pals, Hitler and the Mummy's Curse, Kristallnacht and other Children's Stories.

The very last panel is Amandoll remarking, "and yet never one just called Shitler."

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