Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl
GenreDocumentary film
Written byRebecca Reynolds
Allan Stephan
Robert Wuhl
Directed byNick Doob
Chris Hegedus
D. A. Pennebaker
StarringRobert Wuhl
Theme music composerEd Smart
ComposerEd Smart
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerRobert Wuhl
ProducerFrazer Pennebaker
Production locationNew York University
EditorNick Doob
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30 minutes
Production companyHBO Films
DistributorHome Box Office (HBO)
Release
Original networkHBO
Original release1 April 2006 (2006-04-01)
Chronology
Followed byAssume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl

Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl is a 2-part comedy and documentary show on HBO. It stars actor Robert Wuhl. The show looks at the facts and myths of American history in a comedic view.

Assume the Position

The first part of the series debuted in 2006. In this edition Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Pop Culture. He discusses topics such as the real story behind Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and the first sentence of the U.S. Constitution being a "grammatical fuck-up".

Assume the Position 201

In part two, which debuted in July 2007, Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Based on a True Story. This time he talks about the lack of diversity among the U.S. Presidents, how lousy leaders are as American as apple pie, and his class plays "Real or No Real" determining whether various food icons, such as Chef Boyardee and Aunt Jemima, were real people or not.

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