I just discovered a show I've fallen in love with: Horrible Histories. It has little skits that poke fun at history. There's a ton of them on YouTube, if you want to check them out.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Wife Swap: Spartans and Athenians
I love how when she passes out, he catches the spear and lets her fall.
I'm going to try burying string the next time I get sick.
...and of course we can't leave out the oh-so-popular Tudors.