Adam Scott is making a third go at “The Greatest Event in Television History.” This time it seems like the skit will remake the opening of “Too Close for Comfort,” but fans won’t know for sure until it airs on Adult Swim on Nov. 7 at midnight.
Paul Scheer definitely isn’t going to be the man to give the reveal away. Zap2it spoke with Scheer at a season finale event for “NTSF:SD:SUV::” and he addressed the “Too Close For Comfort” speculation by simply saying, “I can not confirm or deny that that is the one we’re doing.”
Like the previous two “Greatest Events,” Scheer will be involved in this third go in some capacity. But he accidentally let it slip that more “Greatest Events” could be coming in the future. “Yes I’m involved in Part 3 — and further ones,” he says.
“For all the ones that we kind of find, it’s about finding ones that are iconic or weird. I think the ‘Simon & Simon,’ No. 1, that started because Jon [Schroeder] and Adam were just singing back and forth TV theme song openings, and they both sang ‘Simon & Simon’ at the same time, and that’s how they locked that one in,” Scheer explains. “From here on out, when we started to think about other ones, Adam and I would send some stuff back and there’s so many to pick from, and then you have to kind of juggle what is kind of possible budget wise and what we can do. So there is going to be some good stuff coming up.”
Scheer’s dream opening to recreate is an easy pick: “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
“There’s two that I like, but one I just really like the song,” Scheer says. “If I had to pick one, I think it would be — and this is one I’ve been wanting to do but we couldn’t do it this year — but ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ It’s a pretty iconic theme song.”