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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Drunk History Episode Was Everything You Dreamed It Would Be

As the founders intended.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda knows a thing or two about Alexander Hamilton and American history, and he really let that shine last night on Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Above, Miranda narrates Hamilton’s school and military career, and below, things heat up a bit with Hamilton’s affair, which no one really thought he should talk about in the first place.

Not only is Miranda’s narration as lively and unique as you’d expect after writing one of the most celebrated musicals in recent memory on this very topic, but the cast—featuring Aubrey Plaza as Aaron Burr and Alia Shawkat as Alexander Hamilton—is flat out amazing and takes every bit as much of the wonderful liberties as the Broadway show.

Take a peek at some of the other … historical moments below, and head over to watch the full episode yourself, complete with a hilarious Questlove cameo, if you’ve got a cable TV provider with which to log into Comedy Central’s website.

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