See Craig Ferguson Invade History for 'Join or Die'

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Craig Ferguson has a passion for history, debate, and, it turns out, excellent ads for his new History series, Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, premiering Feb. 18. Yahoo TV has an exclusive first look at the key art for the show.

In each of the 22 half-hour episodes, Ferguson — who got Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists, “Join or Die,” tattooed on his forearm after becoming a U.S. citizen — incites a lively discussion with a panel of celebrities and history experts.

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Topics include history’s most influential drug, history’s biggest douchebag, history’s biggest frenemies, the most doomed presidential campaign, and the most influential band. Among the celebrity panelists: Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, Elijah Wood, Lisa Kudrow, and Courteney Cox.

Our four favorite pieces of art:

The one with the hand gesture embracing his Scottish roots…

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So good, it needs to be a GIF.

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The one recreating the Times Square kiss…

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The one where Craig looks super hot on the moon:

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She-doink.

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And back to him lounging with Lincoln.

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Join or Die with Craig Ferguson premieres Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11 p.m. on History.