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Compare Adam Scott’s Too Close for Comfort Remake With the Original Opening Credits

Last night on Adult Swim, Adam Scott unloaded the third installment of his The Greatest Event in Television History project with an attempt at re-creating the opening credits of the oft-forgotten early-eighties Ted Knight sitcom Too Close for Comfort. He donned the rugby shirt and sheepish affect of Monroe, a character name that will cause any fan of the series to bellow, à la Knight’s bombastic softie Henry Rush (played here by Jon Glaser), “Oh, Monroe!” How’d this little reenactment — which also co-starred Catherine O’Hara, Kathryn Hahn, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti — go? You be the judge, with this handy side-by-side comparison of the original and remade opening-credits sequence. (The bovine hand puppet’s name, if you’re wondering, is Cosmic Cow, the namesake of the syndicated comic strip drawn by Henry Rush.)

Watch Adam Scott’s Too Close for Comfort Gag