Simon & Simon is one of those shows that if I had better memories of it would have been in Nostalgia Corner by now. Starring Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as the eponymous brothers Rick and AJ Simon, and running for eight seasons on CBS, it was one of those comedy private detective shows that dominated the schedules of both the 70s and 80s. It even had a crossover episode with Magnum PI.
It also had a very memorable theme tune and title sequence:
Now Adult Swim has been trailing a show, The Greatest Event in Television History, for some time now. Hosted by Jeff Probst and starring Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and Party Down‘s Adam Scott, no one exactly knew what it was until last night. And it turned out to be a 15 minute fictional behind-the-scenes look at Hamm and Scott’s attempts to recreate frame by frame the Simon & Simon title sequence, with Paul Rudd directing.
Here is it in all its glory, but if it doesn’t work for you, you can also watch it over on the Adult Swim site.