What prompted the spot was a new movie about Plimpton, which I'm looking forward to seeing. Here's a link to my explanation about Plimpton. Here are some other links:
- A New York Times article about the death of Plimpton and his perpetual book parties.
- An interview with Ted Danson about many of his roles and how he read a book about Plimpton for his role in Bored To Death.
- Finally, I cannot find a video clip of Plimpton as Tom Hank's father in Volunteers. He uses a great line about shunning a son.