Histeria was a show I directed on back in the mid 90′s which spoofed real events in history. Working with Tom Ruegger the creator was great because he really let me be creative and have input to the episodes.
Here’s a bit more about Histeria via Wikipedia:
Histeria! is an American animated television series of the late-1990s, created by Tom Ruegger (who also created Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, and Road Rovers) at Warner Bros. Animation. Unlike other similar shows by Warner Bros., Histeria!‘s purpose was not simply to entertain, but to also attempt to teach history as well, a residual effect of the network having to meet the FCC’s recently implemented educational/informational requirements. A regular cast of characters would visit a different period or event in history and explain the event in a humorous skit or short segment. Frequently things were made into songs, historical figures had celebrity personalities, and various segments parodied contemporary entertainment (i.e. singing a song about Theodore Roosevelt in a parody of the Ghostbusters theme song).
Histeria! aired on Kids’ WB from 1998 to 2001. It was to be WB’s most ambitious project since Animaniacs. Like the aftermentioned, there were 65 episodes that were origanlly going to be made, but due to low ratings, only 52 episodes were completed before being cancelled in November 1998. More recently, it has been in reruns on Toontopia TV (part of In2TV), first from March to July 2006, and then returning in October. In January 2009, all of the episodes were taken off the site. No DVD set has yet been announced.
Histeria! may have been influenced by 1978 French TV series Il était une fois l’homme (Once Upon a Time… Man). The French series featured the familiar series cast reappears as the contemporary figures of every historical time. Another possible influence is the 1988 miniseries This is America, Charlie Brown, which featured the cast of Peanuts interspersed within various events in American history.