When The Office was first debuted, pretty much nobody in the cast fit the bill as "famous"-- even Steve Carell wouldn't be a significant movie star until The 40-Year-Old Virgin opened a few months after The Office's premiere. But Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson aren't the only now-famous names that were angling to get their parts
It turns out that The Greatest Event In Television History, last year's Adult Swim remake of the opening titles of Simon & Simon, wasn't even close to actually being The Greatest Event In Television History so Adam Scott came back to try again. And this time he's taking on Hart to Hart and begrudgingly brought his Parks and Recreation co-star Amy Poelher (and several other guest stars) along with him.
Those Parks and Recreation fans who happened to watch the Masters this weekend were likely all thinking the same thing. "I didn't know Adam Scott" was a golf pro!" And Party Down fans might have loudly asked, "Are we having fun yet?!" Technically, Adam Scott is a golf pro. And given his success at the Masters, I'm thinking he was having a lot of fun. The winner of the golf tournament happens to be an Australian man with the same name as Parks and Rec star Adam Scott.
Billed as The Greatest Event in Television History, the mysterious project turned out to be Scott and the Mad Men leading man recreating the title sequence from 80s cheesy action series Simon & Simon for Adult Swim, complete with a 'behind-the-scenes' preamble featuring a bunch of great cameos. And in case you missed it, the entire extravaganza is now available online!
It’s Friday. It is so, so close to the weekend (it may even be the weekend where you are) that it is definitely time for some more light-hearted fare. To preface and to be fair, almost all fan-generated content -- revamped trailers, mash-ups, memes, infographics, whatever -- is garbage. It really shows you why some people get paid to do these artistic complements and why others are doing them at home, alone, in their parents' basements. However, if you are going to create fan-art, at least pick a show that everyone loves…better yet, pick two.
There are suddenly a lot of jobs being filled at NBC's Parks and Recreation department. Right on the heels of announcing that Kathryn Hahn would be stepping into the sitcom for a multiple episode arc this season, the show has already lined up another exciting guest star. Actually, returning character would be a more accurate description since it seems that Officer Dave Sanderson will be back walking the Pawnee beat, well, for one episode at least.
I can't believe I almost let a whole week go by and I didn't share this clip. One of the funniest shows of the last few years was Starz' Party Down. Notice that I had to say "was" because the show, like so many other comedic gems who will not be named, was cancelled after only two seasons. Lucky for us, the few of us that tuned in and adored the show that is, there was a brief Party Down reunion on last week's Childrens Hospital.
This genre, without any doubt, is ripe for parody. I mean, some of the police procedurals on TV are so ridiculous, with their hot detectives and hotter one-liners, that they are teetering on becoming parodies of themselves anyway. I can't watch David Caruso on CSI: Miami without laughing hysterically. Adult Swim has decided to take the genre and make it funny, you know, on purpose, with their new show NTSF:SD:SUV::.
This is what I call mixed news. Thanks to the good people over at Childrens Hospital, we're going to get a Party Down reunion... of sorts. Actually it's great news but it makes me think of what was and what will never be ever again