Friday, November 26, 2021

IBM presents a MASH reunion? (1987-8)

 M*A*S*H had been off the air a few years when someone convinced IBM to get most of the cast together for a series of commercials. The ad agency was able to bring in Harry Morgan, Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff, Wayne Rogers, William Christopher, & Larry Linville.

The following six minute-plus compilation doesn't cover all of the ads.

As you can see, Linville still plays the buffoon so well. Alda's voice-over narration in a couple of the spots might've been what landed him a gig as host-narrator of PBS' Nova sometime later. The chemistry among the actors remains intact.

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