The Greatest Event in Television History

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The Greatest Event in Television History
GenreMockumentary
Created byAdam Scott
Naomi Scott
Presented byJeff Probst
StarringAdam Scott
Amanda Anka
Joe Schroeder
Paul Scheer
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (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 – present
External links
Website
 
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The Greatest Event in Television History
GenreMockumentary
Created byAdam Scott
Naomi Scott
Presented byJeff Probst
StarringAdam Scott
Amanda Anka
Joe Schroeder
Paul Scheer
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (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 – present
External links
Website

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

Plot[edit]

The premise of the specials is a brief mockumentary about the shot-for-shot remaking of a TV series opening credits sequence followed by the remake itself. Scott says the specials are at least in part motivated by his own memories of watching 1980s television as a kid.[1]

The first special aired on October 12, 2012 and featured a remake of the credit sequence from Simon & Simon starring Adam Scott and Jon Hamm. The second aired on June 6, 2013 and featured a remake of the credits from Hart to Hart starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. The third aired on November 7, 2013 and remade the credit sequence from Too Close for Comfort with Adam Scott, Catherine O'Hara, Chelsea Peretti, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Glaser and Jason Mantzoukas. Each special has also featured Jeff Probst as a host.

A fourth and final special is scheduled for release on January 23, 2014. In an interview Scott said that "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." [2]

Episodes[edit]

#TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Simon & Simon"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottOctober 12, 2012
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm reenact the theme song to Simon & Simon
2"Hart to Hart"Lance Bangs & Adam ScottJune 6, 2013
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, and Horatio Sanz reenact the theme song to 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 theme song to Too Close for Comfort

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