Wednesday, May 25, 2005

important pop culture update

You know that commercial for St Joseph asprin, with a man singing about the various parts of the heart and how they work?

I've just learned that the jingle is sung by Anson Williams, aka Potsie on Happy Days. "Pumps Your Blood" was written for an episode during season six in which Potsie wrote this little ditty to help him get through his anatomy final.

The moment I read this, I instantly remembered the episode - the professor thinks Potsie must have cheated, so Potsie sings the song for the whole class. It's probably twenty years since I last watched Happy Days!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Wednesday.

2 comments:

torporific said...

Is this a recent commercial?

For what it's worth, Happy Days wasn't worth watching after Potsie and Ralph Mouth left the show.

lemming said...

Topor - I just saw it a few days ago during the evening news. It's been around for a while, but is mostly aired when a certain demographic is likely to be watching...