Question: Okay, so this new credit-card commercial with MacGyver has been driving me crazy! Richard Dean Anderson looks way too old for this commercial to be a simple collection of edited clips taken from the original MacGyver show from back in the '80s and '90s. Plus, I loved that show and do not remember those scenes at all. Is it possible that the actor, who is supposed to have retired from acting, actually filmed this commercial more recently? In the ads, he looks more like he did in the early seasons of his show Stargate SG-1. Am I crazy?
Answer: I think the commercial is (in a word) priceless. And I'm not sure why you thought Anderson had retired from acting altogether. He was just tired of the Stargate series grind, and who can blame him? (He'll be making guest appearances on both SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis this summer.) This fun stunt was filmed expressly for this commercial campaign, not cobbled together from old MacGyver sequences.