In a past interview, Happy Days star Anson Williams, who played Potsie on the hit TV show, opened up about a possible reboot one day.
During recent years, Hollywood has created all kinds of remakes, from old movies to classic television shows both. There have been mixed results with reboots though. For every successful remake, there’s been plenty of failures. For example, we’re looking at you The Dukes of Hazzard movie with your 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, some of them have had a welcomed return. Williams mentioned the success of two reboots from the ’90s: Full House and Roseanne. The two shows were both remade with the original casts under slightly different names in recent years. Fuller House and The Conners have each relaunched to positive reviews and good ratings.
While speaking with Smashing Interviews, the Happy Days actor seemed conflicted about the possible idea. He said he’d “maybe” consider it at first, but then changed his mind saying he didn’t think he’d be interested. Additionally, Williams said he knows Ron Howard and Henry Winkler wouldn’t join the cast. Yet on second thought, he seemed to leave the door open by changing his “no” to a “maybe” once again.
“Maybe. When they did Fuller House, they had the same people. They’re doing Roseanne and they have the original cast. With us, I don’t know what the show would be. Ron won’t do it. Henry won’t do it. I probably wouldn’t do it,” Williams told Smashing Interviews in 2017.
“I don’t know how it would work other than us being older having kids. Maybe. I don’t know. They did a good job on Fuller House,” he added.
You never know. A Happier Days reboot could be hitting your television screens one day in the near future.
‘Happy Days’ Star Anson Williams Thinks His Product Could Have Helped Tiger Woods
Recently, Anson Williams spoke out about a product he helped create and thinks it could’ve prevented golfing legend Tigers Woods’ recent car wreck.
Since Happy Days came to a close in 1984, he’s stayed active in Hollywood from behind the camera. In addition, he’s created a simple citric acid spray that serves as a natural wake-up aid.
Only two weeks ago, he spoke to Page Six about the product and said it may have helped Woods during his recent accident. Supposedly, after speaking with his cousin who is a famous doctor, he found out that a squeeze of lemon juice can act as a jolt of instant adrenaline.
“With Tiger Woods, the forensic experts feel that he fell asleep. I’m so glad he’s going to be OK but he’s bringing attention to this major problem,” Anson Williams explained to Page Six. “If you take this little spray, you’re up, you’re alert, it’s safe, it’s natural. It’s really Dr. Heimlich’s legacy. He was a beautiful human being.”
If you’re wondering if Anson Williams’ cousin is THAT Dr. Heimlich, you’d be correct in your assumption. Dr. Henry Heimlich is Williams’ second cousin – Williams’s actual last name is Heimlich, as well. Williams said that years ago, his cousin suggested a squeeze of lemon juice to stay awake during long drives. That conversation is the inspiration behind Alert Drops.
“I called Henry and I said, ‘Why don’t we put citric acid in a spray,’ and he said, ‘That would solve more lives than the Heimlich maneuver,’” Anson Williams said. “I promised him we’d get it done. He passed away four years ago and he made me promise to get it out.”