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Taking ‘Drunk History’ formula from Web to TV

In the world of “Drunk History,” Nixon’s response to Watergate follows the actual history — to a point. “I am not a crook,” he says, his voice slurred. “Hand me some cookies.”

The star-studded new show, which premieres Tuesday on Comedy Central, is based on the popular Internet series of the same name. Comedian Derek Waters and filmmaker Jeremy Konner began making the five-minute online videos on a lark in 2007. “It was immediately on the front page of YouTube,” Konner said. “By the end of the week, we had a million views.”

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