Drunk History: Heists
June 27, 2018 6:54 AM - Season 5, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Get your masks, striped turtlenecks and catsuits ready, because it's heist time. Mark Gagliardi tells the story of Vincenzo Peruggia (Jack Black) who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Brendon Walsh dicks around the Santa Claus Bank Robbery led by Marshall Ratliff (Johnny Knoxville) and Rachel Bloom closes with the capture of war criminal Adolf Heichman (Weird Al).
posted by lmfsilva (5 comments total)
*cough* Eichmann

I found this one... weirdly unsatisfying. I didn't like the middle segment at all, and including Nazi-hunting in the wacky-heist episode kinda brought down the tone for me, even with Rachel Bloom and Weird Al.
posted by Etrigan at 7:40 AM on June 27, 2018

Fuuuuuuck. But not going to bother a mod with that.

I also thought this was a bit weak overall. The first was good, the second wasn't that of an interesting story (maybe one on bungled crimes), and the last one... probably would be a better fit on another episode. There were probably more suited and interesting stories, like the pensioners who stole £200 million worth of jewels by doing some actual Oceans' Eleven type heist 4 or 5 years ago.
posted by lmfsilva at 10:52 AM on June 27, 2018

I agree that this wasn't the strongest episode, but I'm still enjoying the season in general. The part that I enjoy most about this show is their weird half-assery on purpose of details. Their giant Mona Lisa in this episode, for instance.

My boyfriend worked art department on some episodes this season, and he would come home laughing a lot of the time. I can't remember what episode it is on, but they made a wooden raft with faux bois contact paper.
posted by queensissy at 11:51 AM on June 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

You can give him my thanks and congratulations, what comes from the prop department is often the difference between a good episode and a truly memorable one.
posted by lmfsilva at 1:29 PM on June 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Queensissy, your boyfriend had what may have been the best job ever.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 7:44 PM on June 27, 2018

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