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18 Feb. 2016
History's Biggest Political Blunder
On the topic of History's Biggest American Political Blunders, the six items up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - public relations expert Howard Bragman, and comedians Jen D'Angelo and Jimmy Kimmel - are: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich impeached for trying to sell a senate seat; Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment by employees; New York Governor Eliot Spitzer caught frequenting prostitutes; Idaho Senator Larry Craig charged for lewd conduct for allegedly trying to initiate gay sex in an airport men's room; Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell admitted to having dabbled in witchcraft; and Vice-President Dick Cheney ...
 
18 Feb. 2016
History's Worst Medical Advice
On the topic of History's Worst Medical Advice, the six items up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - Bob Pflugfelder, also known as "Science Bob", and comedians Jordan Carlos and Chris Hardwick - are: smoking is good for you; bloodletting (specifically by leeches) is a cure-all; lobotomies cure mental illness; pulling teeth helps combat depression; the use of mercury can cure a variety of maladies; and drinking one's own urine can purify the body. Beyond the merits of keeping the issue on the list, they talk about which ones are still being done in some form (if even recreationally), the ...
 
25 Feb. 2016
History's Biggest Frenemies
On the topic of History's Biggest Frenemies, the six pairings up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - actor/comedians Michael Ian Black, Dan Soder and Courteney Cox - are: basketball stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird; The Beatles' John Lennon and Paul McCartney; US founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and John Adams; computer technology icons Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; electrical inventors Thomas A. Edison and Nikola Tesla; and late night talk show hosts David Letterman and Jay Leno. The panelists try to decide what the superlative of being the "biggest frenemy" with someone else actually means, and among the list who are truly more friends or enemies as opposed to frenemies. They discuss the relationship Cox had and has with her Friends (1994)' costars, and ...
 
3 Mar. 2016
History's Most Doomed Presidential Campaign
On the topic of History's Most Doomed Presidential Campaign, the six campaigns up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - political science professor and former political campaigner Dan Schnur, actor/comedian Bryan Callen and actor Elijah Wood - are: Gary Hart's bid for the Democratic nomination in 1988, which was derailed by his adultery; Michael Dukakis' presidential bid as the Democratic nominee in 1988 which had image problems; Al Gore's presidential bid as the Democratic nominee in 2000 which also had image problems; Howard Dean's bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004 which was largely derailed by a shouting speech he ...
 
10 Mar. 2016
History's Worst Tyrant
On the topic of History's Worst Tyrant, the six people up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - Professor Laila Lalami, comedian Dan Levy and actor Julie Bowen - are: Adolf Hitler; Pol Pot; Muammar Gaddafi; Genghis Khan; Jong-Il Kim; and Mary I of England also known as Bloody Mary. Before the discussion, Craig explains why Joseph Stalin, arguably the worst, is not on the list, and the inevitability of Hitler being chosen the worst by the end of this discussion. Beyond what each tyrant did and what he/she would have done if given the opportunity such as wipe an entire group off the face of the earth, the panelists look at the geopolitical ...
 
17 Mar. 2016
History's Craziest Cult
Craig is joined by guests Jack Black, comedian Tymberlee Hill and professor Stephen Prothero as they debate and discuss history's craziest cults.
 
24 Mar. 2016
History's Greatest Invention Since 1950
Craig is joined by guests musician Trace Adkins, actress Kate Flannery, and entrepreneur Lori Greiner as they debate and discuss history's greatest invention since 1950.
 
31 Mar. 2016
History's Most Influential Band
Craig is joined by guests musician Lars Ulrich, comedian Tom Papa, and journalist Alan Light as they debate and discuss history's most influential band.
 
7 Apr. 2016
The Drug That Changed the World
Craig is joined by guests actress Maria Bello, comedian Derek Waters, and professor David Eisenbach as they debate and discuss history's most influential drug.
 
14 Apr. 2016
History's Biggest Fall from Grace
Craig is joined by guests Jay Leno, comedian Mark Forward, and PR guru Howard Bragman as they debate and discuss history's biggest fall from grace.
 
21 Apr. 2016
History's Greatest Man-Made Structure
Craig is joined by guests actor Adam Goldberg, comedian Noel Wells, and Ty Pennington as they debate and discuss history's greatest man-made structure.
 
28 Apr. 2016
History's Most Plausible Conspiracy Theory
Craig is joined by guests Judd Apatow, comedian Kurt Braunohler, and astronaut Mike Massimino as they debate and discuss history's most plausible conspiracy theory.
 
5 May 2016
History's Biggest Presidential Bad Boy
Craig is joined by guests actress Angela Kinsey, comedian Heather Macdonald, and journalist Joel Stein as they debate and discuss history's biggest presidential bad boy.
 
12 May 2016
History's Dumbest Mistake
Craig is joined by guests actor Tim Meadows, comedian Ian Abramson, and biologist Dan Riskin as they debate and discuss history's dumbest mistake.
 
12 May 2016
History's Greatest Unsolved Mystery
Craig is joined by actor Jason Biggs, comedian Josh Wolf, and actor/comedian Michael Ian Black to discuss some of history's greatest unsolved mysteries.
 
19 May 2016
History's Greatest Unexplained Phenomenon
Craig Ferguson is joined by Larry King, comedian Megan Amram, and NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino as they debate and discuss history's greatest unexplained phenomena.
 
19 May 2016
History's Greatest Gangster
Craig is joined by actor Joel McHale, comedian Thomas Dale, and Astronomer Derrick Pitts as they debate and discuss history's greatest gangsters.
 
26 May 2016
History's Most Defiant Moments of the Last 75 Years
Craig is joined by actress Lisa Kudrow, actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown, and political commentator and journalist John Avlon as they debate and discuss history's most defiant moments of the last 75 years.
 
26 May 2016
History's Best Founding Fathers
Craig is joined by actor and comedian Fred Willard, comedian Jo Koy, and journalist Joel Stein as they debate and discuss history's best founding fathers.
 
9 Jun. 2016
History's Biggest Fraud
Craig is joined by actor Michael Sheen, comedian Russell Peters, and journalist Joel Stein as they debate and discuss history's biggest frauds.
 
9 Jun. 2016
History's Biggest Badass
Craig is joined by Regis Philbin, comedian Mark Forward, and former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras as they debate and discuss history's biggest badasses.
 
28 Jul. 2016
History's Biggest Douchebag
On the topic of History's Biggest Douchebag, the six people up for consideration between Craig and the panelists - film historian Leonard Maltin, comedian Echo Kellum and actor Kal Penn - are: Thomas A. Edison; Anthony Weiner; Marge Schott; Bernie Madoff; Donald Trump; and Martin Shkreli. Craig defines the pop cultural term "douchebag" for this context, the term which is meant to imply a bad person, not "Hitler" bad, but someone one would probably not want to be associated with while standing outside the Pearly Gates waiting for judgment. The panelists largely talk about the merits of each of the six as the biggest douchebag by talking about the many and varied exploits of the ...
 

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