Daily Trivia – 1/5/11

Question: What was the only Talking Heads single to reach the top 10?

Last Question: What nickname did Warren Weber answer to on Happy Days?

Answer: Potsie

The gullible but good natured Potsie was played by Anson Williams. On the first season of Happy Days, the stories centered mainly on Richie (Ron Howard) and Potsie (Anson got second star billing during this season). But Fonzie (Henry Winkler) became more popular, as well as the rest of the Cunningham family. So, Potsie became more of a side character with Ralph “Mouth” (Donny Most). Unlike Ron Howard and Donny Most, Anson was one of the few actors to remain on the show through the entire run of the series.

After Happy Days, Williams went on to direct many episodes of television shows, including episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed.

A little tidbit: Anson Williams is the second cousin of Dr. Henry Heimlich, known for creating the Heimlich Maneuver for treating choking victims.

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