The Greatest Event in Television History

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The Greatest Event in Television History
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GenreMockumentary
Created byAdam Scott
Naomi Scott
Directed byLance Bangs
Adam Scott
Presented byJeff Probst
Starring
Narrated byAmanda Anka (Opening)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Scott
  • Naomi Scott
  • Paul Scheer
  • Hend Baghdady (Ep. 1 only)
CinematographyLance Bangs
Editor(s)
  • Jeff Buchanan (Eps. 1–2 & 4)
  • Daniel Gray Longino (Eps, 2–3)
Running time11–18 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 12, 2012 (2012-10-12) – January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)
External links
Website

The Greatest Event in Television History is a mockumentary TV specials series created by Adam Scott and Naomi Scott. The series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim on October 12, 2012 and ended on January 23, 2014 with a total of four episodes. Each episode originally aired independently as a "special presentation", several months apart.

Format[edit]

The format of each special is a brief mockumentary about the shot-for-shot remake of a 1980s 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 TV as a kid.[1] Each episode is hosted by Jeff Probst with actors portraying fictional versions of themselves or others. After each episode, the original opening credit scene is shown.

Production[edit]

Four episodes were produced during the show's run; the series finale aired on January 23, 2014. In an interview with Splitsider, Scott explained the conclusion of the series: "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]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Simon & Simon"October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)1.673[4]
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm reenact the opening sequence from Simon & Simon.[3]
2"Hart to Hart"June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)1.43[6]
Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, and Horatio Sanz reenact the opening sequence from Hart to Hart.[5]
3"Too Close for Comfort"November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)1.420[8]
Adam Scott, Catherine O'Hara, Chelsea Peretti, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Glaser and Jason Mantzoukas reenact the opening sequence from Too Close for Comfort.[7]
4"Bosom Buddies"January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)1.546[10]

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 Jack Dylan Grazer , 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.[9]

Cast[edit]

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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Adult Swim ratings (October 8-14, 2012)". South of the Bronx. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night + 'Burn Notice', 'Swamp People', 'Graceland', 'Men at Work', NHL Hockey & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: Thursday Night Football Tops Night + NBA Basketball, 'Pawn Stars', 'Beyond Scared Straight' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, 'Appalachian Outlaws', 'White Collar', 'Mob Wives' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 19 October 2014.

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