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The History of White People in America

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Genre  Comedy
Initial release  June 4, 1985
Running time  48 minutes
Screenplay  Martin Mull, Allen Rucker
6.6/10 IMDb

3.5/5 Goodreads

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Director  Harry Shearer
Costume design  Evelyn Thompson
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Writer  Martin Mull, Allen Rucker
Cast  Martin Mull (Host), Steve Martin (Himself), Mary Kay Place (Joyce Harrison), Fred Willard (Hal Harrison)
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Tagline  satire

The History of White People in America was a series of 30-minute mockumentary-style vignettes, first broadcast in 1985 on Cinemax.

It was hosted by Martin Mull, starring Fred Willard, Mary Kay Place, and Edie McClurg. It was directed by Harry Shearer.

It was done in the style of documentaries about minorities in the United States. The focus is a family of empty-headed white people clueless about the complexities of the world around them. Each 30-minute segment focuses on a particular theme (e.g. religion, crime). Martin Mull plays a reporter after the fashion of 60-Minutes investigative TV journalism, interviewing participants as well as providing narration or commentary directly into the camera.

Two sequels were made: The History of White People in America: Volume 2 and Portrait of a White Marriage.

As of September, 2008, it has not been released on DVD and is only available on VHS.

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The History of White People in America Wikipedia
The History of White People in America GoodreadsThe History of White People in America themoviedb.org The History of White People in America IMDb


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