A few years ago, Adam Scott debuted what would become a series known as “The Greatest Event in Television History.” Taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a masterpiece, while framed as the countdown to its unveiling, Scott and his cohorts recreated a number of classic TV title sequences. The franchise has covered everything from “Simon & Simon” (with Jon Hamm) to “Hart to Hart” (with Amy Poehler), and he even nabbed Tom Hanks for a cameo in “Bosom Buddies.”
What does this have to do with the seventh season of “Archer”? Well, the good folks behind FX’s long-running spy spoof have paid homage to a title sequence of their choosing — namely, “Magnum P.I.” Tom Selleck is an oft-referenced hero to Archer on the series, and the show itself has been spoofing/paying tribute to classic scenes and sequences for years — remember that “Bullit” recreation in Season 6? — so no, the fantastic teaser above isn’t directly connected to Adam Scott’s masterpieces. But could we really pass up the opportunity to show you those, too?
Check out the first teaser for “Archer” above, and then watch the original “Magnum P.I.” opening below. Then, if you feel like an extra dose of greatness this Monday morning, do enjoy “The Greatest Event(s) in Television History,” as well. “Archer” Season 7 premieres Thursday, March 27 on FX.