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Robber Barons

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  • 1. A Comedy of Historic Importance Robber Barons! By Dominick Grillo
  • 2. What do you know about these people?
  • 3. Or this one?
  • 4.  
  • 5. Nothing?
    • Don’t worry about it. Everything in this show is historically inaccurate anyway!
  • 6. One term you should know: Robber Barons!
    • The “robber barons” were the group of captains of industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s who dominated their industries.
  • 7. “ But why Dominick, why would you propose a show about a bunch of old, cranky misers?”
  • 8. Why indeed!
    • Robber Barons is a bizarre comedy in which John D. Rockefeller, JP Morgan, and Cornelius Vanderbilt live in an apartment together in 1900 New York City.
    • Mid 20s and absurdly rich
    • A strange alternate universe where all your favorite historical figures from the late 1800s and 1900s can be found!
  • 9. Concept
    • Definitely Unique
    • Target Audience – Males 16 – 35
    • Sunday nights at 11:30 on HBO
    • Similar comedies
  • 10. -Characters-
    • aka Rocky
    • Not too bright
    • Oil Man
    • Big, physical, and always dirty
    • Lumberjack-ish
    John D. Rockefeller
  • 11. JP Morgan
    • Japles
    • Banker and Financial Wizard
    • Very smart, bookwormish, somewhat stuck-up
    • Wears Tweed
    • Long Memory
  • 12. Cornelius Vanderbilt
    • Vandy
    • Railroad tycoon
    • Athletic, suave, arrogant
    • Makes enemies quickly
    • Gambler
  • 13. Supporting Characters!
    • James Buchanan Duke
    • Andrew Carnegie
    • Mark Twain
    • Teddy Roosevelt
    • William Jennings Bryan
    • D.W. Griffith
    • Sigmund Freud
  • 14. Plot Lines
    • S1E2 Money in the Bank
    • S1E2 Duel!
    • S1E8 Hell Hath No Fury
    • S1E9 Spinners
    • S1E11 Two for One
    • S1E12 Columbia
    • S1E13 The Music Men
  • 15. Vote for me if you have as much interest in pseudo-history as I do!