The Greatest Event in Television History

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The Greatest Event in Television History
GenreMockumentary
Created byAdam Scott
Naomi Scott
Directed byLance Bangs
Adam Scott
Presented byJeff Probst
StarringAdam Scott
Amanda Anka
Joe Schroeder
Paul Scheer
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time11 - 18 minutes
Production company(s)Gettin' Rad
Williams Street
Broadcast
Original channelAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runOctober 12, 2012 – January 23, 2014
External links
Website
 
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The Greatest Event in Television History
GenreMockumentary
Created byAdam Scott
Naomi Scott
Directed byLance Bangs
Adam Scott
Presented byJeff Probst
StarringAdam Scott
Amanda Anka
Joe Schroeder
Paul Scheer
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time11 - 18 minutes
Production company(s)Gettin' Rad
Williams Street
Broadcast
Original channelAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original runOctober 12, 2012 – January 23, 2014
External links
Website

The Greatest Event in Television History was a series of specials broadcast by Adult Swim that were co-created by Adam Scott and his wife Naomi.

Overview[edit]

The premise of the specials follows a brief mockumentary about the shot-for-shot remaking of a TV series opening credits sequence followed by the remake itself. Series co-creator, Adam Scott, says the specials are at least in part motivated by his own memories of watching 1980s television as a kid.[1] The overall program is hosted by Jeff Probst with other actors portraying fictional versions of themselves. After each episode, the original opening credit scene is shown.

The first special aired on October 12, 2012 and featured a remake of the credit sequence from Simon & Simon with Scott and Jon Hamm.[2]

The second aired on June 6, 2013 and featured a remake of the credits from Hart to Hart starring Scott, Amy Poehler, and Horatio Sanz.[3]

The third aired on November 7, 2013 and remade the credit sequence from Too Close for Comfort with Scott, Catherine O'Hara, Chelsea Peretti, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Glaser, and Jason Mantzoukas.[4]

On January 23, 2014, the fourth and final special aired. Featuring a remake of the opening credits of Bosom Buddies, the special starred Scott and Paul Rudd.[5] In an interview with Splitsider, Scott explained the conclusion of the series. He said, "It's a lot of work for such a short, stupid thing [...] they're really fun and they're fun to make, but we're ready to move on."[6]

Episodes[edit]

#TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Simon & Simon"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottOctober 12, 2012
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm reenact the opening sequence from Simon & Simon
2"Hart to Hart"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottJune 6, 2013
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, and Horatio Sanz reenact the opening sequence from Hart to Hart
3"Too Close for Comfort"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottNovember 7, 2013
Adam Scott, Catherine O'Hara, Chelsea Peretti, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Glaser and Jason Mantzoukas reenact the opening sequence from Too Close for Comfort
4"Bosom Buddies"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottJanuary 23, 2014

Adam Scott, Paul Rudd, Gillian Jacobs, Mo Collins, Aisha Muharrar, Helen Slayton-Hughes, and Aidy Bryant reenact the opening sequence from Bosom Buddies. Cameos by Peter Scolari, Tom Hanks, and Billy Joel, who actually performed "My Life", which he wrote and originally recorded but was covered by another artist for the original series.

June Diane Raphael plays Adam's fictional wife Emily Scott. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Bradford. "Talking to Adam Scott About 'The Greatest Event in Television History' and Other Stuff". Splitsider. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Zakarin, Jordan (October 11, 2012). "'The Greatest Event in Television History': Adam Scott and Jon Hamm are 'Simon & Simon' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ Sellers, John; Sarah Frank (June 6, 2013). "Watch Adam Scott and Amy Poehler’s Hart to Hart Remake Side by Side With the Original Opening Credits". Vulture. New York Media, LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (November 8, 2013). "Adam Scott’s ‘Greatest Event in Television History’ Takes on ‘Too Close for Comfort’". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Busis, Hillary (January 24, 2014). "The latest 'Greatest Event in Television History': Adam Scott and Paul Rudd in 'Bosom Buddies' -- VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. CNN. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ Evans, Bradford. "Talking to Adam Scott About 'A.C.O.D.', 'Parks and Rec', and 'The Greatest Event in TV History'". Splitsider. Retrieved 8 November 2013.