The Sklar Brothers -- Randy and Jason, previously heard in The WB's animated series "The Oblongs" -- star in the show, wisecracking their way through each one-hour episode.
In this week's premiere, they look at how America went from the nation with the tallest average citizens in 1776 to the 9th tallest and most obese 235 years later.
Some of it is silly -- comparing the heights of actors playing British and American soldiers from the Revolutionary War seems like filler -- but their conclusions are logical. Americans' height advantage plateaued in the 1950s. And we're fatter now because more people work desk jobs.
"United Stats of History" feels like it's a show that wants to be 30 minutes that's been stretched to fill an hour. It's not ideal -- but at least it's truly about historical facts.