A while ago, I posted my mashup of the Twin Peaks intro with the theme of Cheers (Twin Cheers). Naturally, everybody hated it. So now I’m curious how this second intro mashup will be perceived.
Charles Pieper and David Koenig took footage (and if you listen carefully, the baritone tune) from Twin Peaks and edited it into the Parks And Recreation intro. Although I haven’t seen the show, I know that it is often recommended to Twin Peaks fans by Netflix. And it does have some connections, like Peggy Lipton’s daughter, Rashida Jones. Chris Traeger, the character played by Rob Lowe, seems to share a few character traits with Special Agent Dale Cooper too.
“Both shows are set in small towns full of slightly off and goofy people, so it seemed sensible to combine them!” Charles explained to me. “Specifically though, I always thought that the shot of the table that the ‘parks and rec’ title shows up on looked like the shot of Cooper sitting at the sheriff’s office table, so it sort of grew specifically from there.”
They did a pretty good job of mimicking the original intro. Judge for yourself:
Now I’m off silently praying for someone to make the next mashup: CSI: Twin Peaks starring Albert Rosenfield.
UPDATE (21 Feb 2012): Anna made a Twin Peaks versus Parks and Recreation intro as well.