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Adam Scott reprises 'Step Brothers' character for healthcare ad -- VIDEO

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If we’re going to be bombarded with Healthcare.Gov ads, at least we’re also being treated to resurrected movie characters in the process.

In a new FunnyorDie clip, Adam Scott once again plays everyone’s favorite most hated sibling, Step Brothers‘ Derek Huff. Things we now know about Derek via this catch-up: He’s divorced; he hangs out with Mark Cuban, Chris Daughtry, and Jeff Probst; this “Cool Squad” stays in touch via Google Glass (because of course they do).

Huff knows he doesn’t need healthcare coverage — either for himself or his kids. Of course, he wasn’t planning on getting into an accident either. Cue the ACA messaging.

Watch below:

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'Parks and Recreation' lock attached to Paris bridge is missing, and people aren't happy

Bad news for believers in Parks and Recreation and the good of humankind: The lock Ben and Leslie attached to Paris’ Pont des Arts Neuf bridge in the show’s 100th episode has disappeared.

Ben surprises Leslie with a trip to Paris after her last day in office, and once there, they snap the lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” with a bright red heart) to the bridge. We all thought it would stay forever until a Tumblr post first alerted the world to the disappearance. The poster was in Paris recently and, being a Parks and Rec fan, decided to go on a mission to find the lock. But once they arrived at the sacred spot, they found the lock was gone. “Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Agreed.

Series co-creator Michael Schur posted the news on Twitter, commenting it “stinks” that someone stole the lock and asking the thief to bring it back. He even said “please.”
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The latest 'Greatest Event in Television History': Adam Scott and Paul Rudd in 'Bosom Buddies' -- VIDEO

Could it be that this time, after three false starts, Adam Scott has finally presented the honest-to-God Greatest Event in Television History? You’ll  have to watch the special to see for yourself, but know this: It features Scott and Paul Rudd wearing history’s least convincing drag getups. And dancing around in towels and shaving cream. And running through the park to a classic Billy Joel tune — which, for a change, is actually sung by the real Billy Joel.

That’s right: Scott’s fourth Greatest Event special revolves around a frame-by-frame recreation of the opening credits sequence from the classic ’80s sitcom Bosom Buddies, which starred Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks as a pair of 20-something dudes who disguise themselves as ladies in order to score a “dirt-cheap” apartment in an all-women’s building.

This time around, Scott takes the Scolari role, while Rudd makes an excellent Hanks stand-in. And as always, the clip is stacked with a host of familiar faces — including Community‘s Gillian Jacobs, Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant, and Joel himself, who’s only a little miffed when Rudd and Scott ask him to try imitating the Joel soundalike who sang “My Life” for the show’s original opener. Then there’s the guy the shoot hires as a Rudd replacement at one point — let’s just say you’ll recognize him as well.

Fast forward to the 9:20 mark if you just want to see the recreation — but if you’ve got the time, you should absolutely watch the “making-of” material that precedes it. It’s a lot shorter and tighter than the preambles to past Greatest Events, even if this one doesn’t happen to feature Amy Poehler or Jon Hamm.

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Adam Scott and pals present the third 'Greatest Event in Television History' -- VIDEO

“I don’t know what to say. I’m starting to feel like a real butthole here,” Jeff Probst admits at the beginning of the third special Adult Swim has labeled The Greatest Event in Television History.

See, for over a year now, Adam Scott has been attempting to stage a star-studded ’80s TV series credits recreation that truly lives up to that lofty label. Already he’s tried and failed twice, despite help from famous pals Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler.

So you can understand why, at the beginning of this quirky series’ third installment, Probst decides to manage our expectations — electing to change the name simply to An Event in Television History. That’s better!

The event itself: A recreation of the opening credits for Ted Knight’s 1980-1987 family sitcom Too Close for Comfort, which became known as The Ted Knight Show during its sixth season. This time, Scott recruits performers including Catherine O’Hara, John Glaser (a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Councilman Jamm), Kathryn Hahn (who appeared in the first Event as well), Brooklyn 9-9‘s Chelsea Peretti, and The League’s Jason Mantzoukas, who plays the special’s intense director. Spoiler alert: All goes according to plan, barring one unfortunate incident of cast mortality.

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'A.C.O.D.' stars Adam Scott and Clark Duke take EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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In A.C.O.D. Adam Scott plays an Adult Child of Divorce trying to manage his parents’ combative relationship so that they might be able to co-exist at his brother’s (Clark Duke) imminent wedding.

The delightful Sundance movie features an all-star cast, including Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as the divorced parents in question, Scott’s Parks and Recreation wife Amy Poehler as his wicked stepmother, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jane Lynch, and Jessica Alba.

We decided to subjected Scott and his onscreen brother to our Pop Culture Personality Test — which can really bring out generational divides. Example: One of them is very upset about the Star Wars prequels, while the other still isn’t over the way The O.C. faltered after its first season.

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'Parks and Recreation' premiere recap: London, baby!

[Caution: Spoilers for tonight’s season 6 premiere!]

Okay, so nobody actually uttered Joey Tribbiani’s temporary catchphrase during tonight’s supersized Parks premiere. Still, I can’t be the only one who thought of Friends‘ big season 4 trip  when Leslie, Ben, Ron, April, and Andy briefly ditched Pawnee for stately London, home of goofy nobility, multiple rom-com bus tours, and something called Picadilly Circus that isn’t even a real circus. (Quoth Andy: “There’s no elephants, there was no cotton candy, there’s no clowns. One bearded lady — she got all rude when I marveled at her.”)

But while the Friends went to London to celebrate a wedding, the Parks and Rec crew were there to celebrate a major professional achievement. (Obviously, the achiever was Leslie; less obviously, April was the one who nominated her for a big award.) While there, each member of the group had his or her own separate adventure — as their pals at home experienced subplots of their own. Maybe it’d be easiest if we took things character by character:
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Watch 22 glorious minutes of 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 bloopers -- VIDEO

A Parks and Rec gag reel that’s as long as an actual episode of Parks and Rec? That sounds like LIT-trally the greatest thing that has ever existed.

Warning: NSFW language ahead, along with many scenes of Chris Pratt giggling.

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Fall TV Wish List: What we want from the new (and last?) season of 'Parks and Recreation'

Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which premieres its sixth season on Sept. 26.

WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Ace “detective” work by Bert Macklin revealed that manly-man master woodsman Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and his mustache (as himself) had conceived a child with his single mom girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless). After refusing to sell Rent-A-Swag to a mystery buyer (Diddy?!), Tom (Aziz Ansari) learned that said mystery buyer was opening a rival shop across the street. April (Aubrey Plaza) was accepted to Veterinary School; wither the impact on her marriage to Andy (Chris Pratt)? And after a seemingly successful rookie year as a crusading councilwoman, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was sandbagged during Founders’ Week by a flotilla of Knope haters who announced they were launching a recall campaign. At least she has local porn star Brandi Maxxx in her corner. That’s gotta be worth something, right?
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The 'Greatest Event in Television History,' courtesy of Adam Scott & Amy Poehler -- VIDEO

Breaking news: Adam Scott and Jon Hamm’s shot-for-shot recreation of Simon & Simon‘s opening credits sequence was not, in fact, the Greatest Event in Television History.

“How does an error this egregious happen?” wondered Jeff Probst — the host of 2012′s hyperbolic Adult Swim special — in a follow-up that aired last night. And while Probst couldn’t really answer that question, he could present a new video, one which “we’ve been absolutely assured is the Greatest Event in Television History”: a recreation of the opening title sequence from another classic ’80s TV series (Hart to Hart), this time featuring “beloved star Amy Poehler” and “working actor Adam Scott.”

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'The Office': Adam Scott as 'Jim,' and other awesome casting what-ifs from the original audition list -- PHOTO

Leslie Knope’s one true love, wooing a mousy receptionist played by 24‘s Chloe O’Brian? Bridesmaids‘s secret air marshal explaining to an invisible documentary crew that he wants people to be afraid of how much they love him? A kooky beet farmer/paper salesman who doubles as a founding member of the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe?

Thanks to Rainn Wilson, we now know that all of them could have been featured on The Office — if casting had gone just a little differently.

“This is the original sign-in sheet for the first day of casting for The Office given to me by Allison Jones, our incredible casting agent,” Wilson explained upon posting this revealing photo on Facebook yesterday. “I was the very first person to audition for the series, 11/06/03.” As you’ll see, Wilson and a certain future Parks and Recreation star arrived at the audition simultaneously — and 12 other notable actors followed in their stead:

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