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Lin-Manuel Miranda Got Real Drunk And Retold The Story Of The Fallout Of Hamilton's Affair

"The Reynolds Pamphlet is like Dick 101." —Drunk Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is many things: composer, performer, Twitter god, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Pulitzer Prize winner, and, most importantly/recently, Very Funny Drunk Person.

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The creator of Hamilton is gracing Drunk History with his own inebriated retelling of Alexander Hamilton's life, and it's such a gift, guys. This is surely the salve that will heal us all.

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History buffs and those who are lucky enough to have seen Hamilton know that Alexander Hamilton is the first prominent US politician to have had a sex scandal. And he fessed up to it all in what is commonly known as the Reynolds Pamphlet.

Hamilton had an affair with Maria Reynolds that came to light after her husband found out and blackmailed Hamilton. Other government officials learned about what happened and feared Hamilton had embezzled money to pay Reynolds off, which was then leaked to the newspaper. To preserve his reputation, Hamilton, who was treasury secretary, published a whopping 98-page pamphlet, going into explicit detail about his affair. DAMN.
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Hamilton had an affair with Maria Reynolds that came to light after her husband found out and blackmailed Hamilton. Other government officials learned about what happened and feared Hamilton had embezzled money to pay Reynolds off, which was then leaked to the newspaper. To preserve his reputation, Hamilton, who was treasury secretary, published a whopping 98-page pamphlet, going into explicit detail about his affair. DAMN.

Get an exclusive sneak peek of Miranda retelling the story of Alexander Hamilton and the Reynolds Pamphlet below.

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The episode stars Alia Shawkat as Alexander Hamilton and Tony Hale as James Monroe.

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And, of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Enthusiastic Drunk Narrator.

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He really does manage to make history relatable.

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Like, super relatable.

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The full episode airs Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 CT on Comedy Central.

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