Grey's Anatomy, House, ER, M*A*S*H and Scrubs Docs Unite — Watch Video

Here’s something you never thought you’d see again, especially after this confessional: Patrick Dempsey in scrubs.

In the ultimate medical show “crossover,” the Grey’s Anatomy alum is joined by fellow TV doctors Noah Wyle (ER), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Lisa Edelstein (House) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) in a new commercial advocating for annual check-ups.

In the ingenious ad (produced by Cigna Health Insurance), the actors portray themselves and make clear of how little they have in common with their former on-screen personas. Knowing that they’re in no position to save lives, they preach the importance of getting to a real medical practitioner before gathering for an epic “TV doctor pose.”

Press PLAY on the video above, then head to the comments and let us know which other TV docs you would have liked to see in this commercial.

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65 Comments
  1. Beth says:

    haha, this is fun. Patrick Dempsey at the end.. lol

  2. MrMank says:

    I know I loved it far more than most people, but I would’ve loved to see Mandy Patinkin or Hector Elizando representing Chicago Hope. Still miss that show. :-(

  3. Sandra says:

    Lol that was awesome

  4. Sue says:

    That’s fantastic!

  5. Tracy288 says:

    LOL!!! Very well done!

  6. Jennifer says:

    that is awesome. I miss ALL those shows. (yes, i know Grey’s is still on, just gave up on it. It was better once, right?)

  7. Jackie says:

    I don’t watch The Walking Dead, but isn’t the lead guy from that show playing the patient that Faison jumps at? Or just similar looking?

  8. Ana says:

    LOL I loved that so much!

  9. Natalia says:

    I would like a new M*A*S*H, it was one of the best and funny shows ever.

  10. EM says:

    Cute but Patrick looks so much better in dark blue scrubs and a ferry boat scrub cap not that elastic hairnet looking thing.

  11. molsongold says:

    Not a Cigna fan, but loved this! BTW, where was ‘Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon!)?

    • kattb says:

      “Ducky” could have been in the mix as a stretch… it was people who had played doctors on TV saying “we were playing, don’t play around with your health, get a check-up!”

  12. misery chick says:

    I guess I’m old…the first person my eyes went to was Alan Alda 😍 sigh…he’s still got IT, but so do all of the others! Loved Noah ‘s doctor poses, loved everyone. Well done 👏👏

  13. Christina says:

    This was great! “This is a foot”

  14. Gwen Loomis says:

    Very cute…and timely! I love seeing Noah Wylie back in “doctor clothes” although I also enjoy him doing his “Librarians” thing.

  15. Alicia Gray says:

    That was a genius commercial. Holy crap.

  16. Susan says:

    Cuddy & McDreamy, I ship it 😍 Sorry, Meredith.

  17. D says:

    CIGNA sucks but that commercial was fantastic!

  18. gramma2four says:

    Loved it. So nice to see them all again, especially Alan Alda. Looks great for his age.

  19. Praneeth says:

    This just “gray’s anatomy took HOUSE’s name” mash-up.
    At least they could’ve show a part of a cane.

  20. the girl says:

    Yeah. That was awesome.

  21. Brigid says:

    Ahahahaha! That was awesome!

  22. Scribe says:

    If only DeForest Kelly was alive…

  23. shutuprob says:

    Also, I *think* that’s the set of ER playing the set of the hospital.

  24. Daya says:

    Definitely needed Hugh Laurie. Very cute!

  25. Rachie says:

    I enjoyed that VERY much! Made me want to see more docs & a longer commercial! lol I hate commercials but I loved this one. lol McDreamy/Patrick Dempsey at the end was great! Then that big smile! :)

  26. Stace says:

    The video has been taken down :(

    • grazelled says:

      Still there for me to enjoy. Patrick Dempsey at the end was so funny! Good job by all. This might be one of those commercials that we remember but forget what it’s advertising lol.

  27. Ellie says:

    That’s fantastic!!!!

  28. That is a GREAT commercial. What a fantastic idea. Good going Cigna

  29. Joey Padron says:

    Good commercial video they all did.

  30. Tony Lang says:

    Someone holding a picture of DeForest Kelly as Doc McCoy wouldve been a nice touch, since it’s the 50th of Star Trek.

  31. jackie says:

    Great job got my attention! Thanks Alan Alda! Let’s get Mike Farrell as BJ, or any of the Mash Docs..really, any tv docs are fun!

  32. Susan says:

    Love it! Great ad!

  33. xyz says:

    No Dr Zoidberg? Shame on you.

  34. Melanie says:

    Great ad. Should’ve saved it for a SuperBowl commercial. $$$

  35. Dorothy says:

    That was great! I would have liked to seen Dr. Green from St. Elsewhere

  36. arial2 says:

    I saw the commercial on tv today and loved it. It’s wonderfully comedic. Love all the tv “generations” involved.

  37. Debbie says:

    Beautiful marketing! Would have been good to see Hugh Laurie as Dr. House. Maybe part two?!

  38. Love this! Now can we have one show with all of them in it!!! ?!?! Please?!?!! 😂😂😂🙏🏻✌🏻️♥️

  39. Madey says:

    OMG! Love that! How about Marcus Welby, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Dr. Green, Chicago Hope docs (Mandy Patinkin’s and George Clooney’s characters)… soap opera docs! These guys were great… oh, and, of course, Dr. House!! They made doctors seem very real… Chad Everett comes to mind. I guess I’ve always been a fan of medical dramas…and you can tell I’ve been around a while, since some of these docs are no longer with us!!

  40. Cara says:

    Love it! Would have been even better with NPH (Doogie Howser)

  41. Peg McMillen French says:

    Love it…but I think they need to add: Taye Diggs, Kate Walsh, Tim Daly & Amy Brennemen, (Private Practice), George Clooney (ER), Mark Harmon (St. Elsewhere), Hugh Laurie (House) & Peter Bergman (All My Children)

  42. carlo consignado says:

    Might also be good to see dr. House or dr. Wilson in there since they are part diagnostics team?
    Or more from Grey’s program.

  43. EM says:

    I think the point was these are all EX TV doc’s with zero hope of ever returning. Cute spot but still a commercial for Cig………..

  44. Michael Morgan says:

    Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare

  45. AnnieM says:

    Saw this on TV this weekend, loved it. I hope it’s a successful enough campaign that they make another with more TV docs. William Daniels as Mark Craig would be great.

  46. Mary says:

    Loved it, but I would have liked to see William Daniels from St. Elsewhere and Mandy Patinkin from Chicago Hope.