Down, down, down the stomach through
Round, round, round the system too
With Alka-Seltzer they always say:
Relief is just a swallow away!
As someone who is a complete geek for retro advertising in general – and advertising characters in specific – let me officially give a big welcome-back hug to Speedy, the Alka-Seltzer mascot!
While watching my beloved Colts let one slip away again this year (oh, please don't get me started on that) my wounds were soothed during commercial time when our happy little friend started bouncing across the screen extolling the plop-plop-fizz-fizzy merits of the product that comprises the main part of his body.
Maybe it's just me getting older, but I love that innocent charm that is inherent with these kinds of characters.
Maybe I've just seen one too many commercials with the Colon Lady spouting off (maybe a pour choice of words) about all manner of unfortunate gastrointestinal manifestations in ways that would get my son in trouble if he were to use the same language around the table at Steak-n-Shake.
Either way, I welcome his return and can only hope that his reemergence heralds a return to a more innocent, and fun way of getting our message out; and that it opens the floodgates for the reappearance of more of his classic advertising character brotherhood.
Which classic character would you like to see get a new lease on life? Leave a reply in the comments below.
Meanwhile, enjoy some of Speedy's glory days . . .
And even though it's not Speedy, how could I not share Fred Flintstone selling out to the man!