So, you might not have known this, but last night (or rather early this morning) was the premiere of The Greatest Event In Television History on Adult Swim, a frame-by-frame recreation of the season four opening credits of the Robert Wagner show Hart to Hart, only starring Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler and Adam Scott. It was pretty great, obviously, but the "making-of" feature reveals that putting The Greatest Event together was by no means an easy task. There was even a standoff between the two lead actors, who play husband and wife on Parks. Neither wanted to be the first to leave their trailer or walk on set. A therapist was brought in. There was even pathos after the credits ran, as the VFX supervisor on the event ("one of the best diarrhea guys in the biz") described how difficult it is to be Michael Bay's cousin. Jeff Probst hosted.
Compare that to the original:
Now this is the second Greatest Event in Television History. The first Greatest Event in Television history was a remake of the Simon & Simon credits last October starring Scott and Jon Hamm. There will be two more Greatest Events, according to an interview with Scott in Splitsider. But when talking to Vulture's Denise Martin, Scott was forced to admit that a shot-by-shot remake of the Hart to Hart opening credits may have some competition for the title of television's greatest event: "Nothing can or ever will approach the significance of the Red Wedding. Don't even fuck around about this."
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