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.
TVGuide.com quoted Scott in explanation for this newest “Event.” “Literally every day since our first episode aired back in October, I have been inundated, nonstop, with people not asking for another one,” Scott said. “I applaud everyone for their restraint, and as a thank-you we bring you Episode 2.”
Unfortunately for sane and boring people, this probably isn’t the last “Greatest Event in Television History” either — Adam Scott has a deal with Adult Swim for two more events in the future.