IFC is selling “The Spoils of Babylon,” its parody of 1970s-80s miniseries, as a lost artifact of that era of TV. So naturally, there’s a fake behind-the-scenes documentary to go along with it.
See below for parts 1 and 2 of “To the Victor Go the Spoils,” which purports to recount the insane, three-year process of filming the epic (and also not real) novel “The Spoils of Babylon” for television. The IFC show’s stars, including Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins and Val Kilmer, all appear under the names of the “actors” making the miniseries from 1976-79. Not appearing: Will Ferrell (who also executive produces) as author Eric Jonrosh.
The highlight, though, is a bearded Haley Joel Osment (as “Marty Comanche”) raving about how awesome the whole experience has been. You can watch the faking-of below; “The Spoils of Babylon” premieres Jan. 9 on IFC.