For last year’s Adult Swim sensation The Greatest Event in Television History, a 15-minute spoof that went viral, Adam Scott enlisted Mad Men’s Jon Hamm to help him re-create the opening credits of ’80s detective series Simon & Simon. Now, for the second Greatest Event, Scott is bringing along his Parks and Recreation costar Amy Poehler for a second edition. Scott doesn’t want to give away what it is, but obviously he and Poehler are channeling Hart to Hart’s millionaire amateur sleuth Jonathan Hart and his glamorous wife, Jennifer.
“Literally every day since our first episode aired back in October, I have been inundated, nonstop, with people not asking for another one,” Scott says. “I applaud everyone for their restraint, and as a thank-you we bring you Episode 2.” Scott has a deal to make two more Greatest Event specials later this year — watch out, Hardcastle and McCormick!
I’ve added a few stills and shoots from Adam’s twitter for The Greatest Event in Television History. You can view the thumbnails below. The Greatest Event in Television History airs on Thursday, June 6 @ 11PM on Adult Swim!
Great thanks to JustJared, I’ve added a few photos of Adam at Comedy Actors at the Variety Studio held at Palihouse on Wednesday (May 29) in West Hollywood, California.
The guys were joined on the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series panel by The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, 1600 Penn‘s Josh Gad, and Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto. Also in attendance at the studio that day for the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series panel: The Office‘s Rainn Wilson, The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar, Community‘s Danny Pudi, Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale, The Mindy Project‘s Chris Messina, and Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen.
In October, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm brought the world something called “The Greatest Event in Television History.” That amazing bit of TV turned out to be a shot-for-shot remake of the “Simon & Simon” opening credits.
Of course there has to be a follow-up. The next “Greatest Event in Television History” will air on June 6 — and it will focus on the classic TV show, “Hart to Hart.” And Amy Poehler will co-star with Scott this time.
This identification is not exactly official yet, but the one photo released to the world does indicate that the ”Parks and Recreation” co-stars will be playing millionaire sleuths Jonathan and Jennifer Hart. We’ll probably have to wait until the show actually airs to see if this is for the opening credits or some other homage to the cheesy (but entertaining) series.
Will this new “Greatest Event” be able to top the first one? It will be a difficult feat. In addition to Hamm and Scott, the “Simon & Simon” event featured such talent as Gus Van Sant, Paul Rudd, Jeff Probst, Megan Mullaly, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Scheer. Also, absolutely no one knew what the big event was until it happened. At that point, many would agree with the fake director of the new credits (played by Rudd): “Ultimately, this whole thing is just kind of stupid.”
Stupid, yes. But it was also brilliant.
Mark your calendars, Adam Scott is to guest star on Maron on July 5th, 2013! He’ll be in 1×10 for an episode called Mexican Angel. Be sure to stay tuned for his small interview! Here’s a small preview of Adam on Maron:
Maron airs on Fridays @ 10/9c on IFC!
On May 21st Adam Scott attended the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala. I’ve added 13 medium resolution images to the gallery. I’ll add more in a few days but in the meantime, check out the thumbnails below!
I’ve added better quality images from Adam Scott’s photoshoots and one new album (the very last set). You can check them out below!
It was announced Tuesday that Adam Scott is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming sequel to the 2010 comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Scott is in line to co-star with Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Craig Robinson, all returning from the original film, though the top-billed star from the first movie, John Cusack, will not be on board. Producers are making it clear Scott would not be taking over Cusack’s character, but playing someone different.
A parody of/tribute to 1980s teen comedies and the various excesses of the era, “Hot Tub Time Machine” seems like an unlikely candidate for a sequel — it grossed a modest $50 million on a $36 million dollar budget and received mixed notices from critics. But the movie turned out to be a major success on home video, and producers may be counting that folks who caught up with the first movie on DVD or cable will check out the second film in theaters. (This formula helped 1999′s “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” gross more than four times what “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” brought in two years earlier.)
Production on the next “Hot Tub Time Machine” adventure may begin as soon as this June, though details on who will be directing and where the hot tub will take them have yet to be released.
If Scott signs on, though, the droll, deadpan part of the movie’s comic formula will be in very capable hands.Tweet