Benjamin Franklin is one of the most beloved and eccentric of the American founding fathers. But like most of the other founders of the United States, he was a complete weirdo. Sure he invented things that we still use today and was one of the more brilliant voices behind the American Revolution, but he was also a complete letch. It has been said that his years long presence in the French court as a diplomat resulted in more illegitimate children than Blackbeard and Ramses II combined. Were he alive today, he would be scandalized to the point of obscurity before he could invent something like zip codes. There would be literally hundreds of "I'm sorry" speeches to press conferences with Mrs. Franklin looking on with a disgusted face next to him. But we didn't have such a sensationalist media back then, and things like this weren't discussed all in polite company.
So in this episode of drunk history, Jack Black returns as Ben Franklin, and writer and amateur historian Eric Falconer returns with yet another drunken attempt at recanting a tale and Franklin's life. Enjoy!!
I had to use the YouTube link for this one due to the VBS.tv site being momentarily down, but this one allows you to at least buffer the video a bit to prevent that irritating stop/start phenomenon inherent to VBS's media player.