Stars of the classic series and current Hollywood luminaries turned out for a special event in Los Angeles on Sunday night.Image Credit: Google
Alan Alda and Mike Farrell reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic series M*A*S*H at an event in Los Angeles on Sunday night.Image Credit: Google
The event, hosted by 20th Century Fox Television, featured a panel discussion with Alda and Farrell, as well as a screening of the series finale.Image Credit: Google
Current Hollywood luminaries including Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler and Patton Oswalt were in attendance.Image Credit: Google
They paid tribute to the groundbreaking series that helped define a generation.Image Credit: Google
"M*A*S*H was more than a television show," said Stewart. "It was a way of looking at the world."Image Credit: Google
"The series had a profound effect on me and my generation," added Handler.Image Credit: Google
"It showed us that it was okay to laugh in the face of adversity."Image Credit: Google
Oswalt summed up the evening best when he said, "To paraphrase Hawkeye Pierce, tonight we laugh, tomorrow we may die.
But tonight, we laugh."
The event was capped off by a surprise video message from President Barack Obama.
Who praised the series for its ability to entertain and educate viewers on the horrors of war.