Whether or not you're a believer in the quality of Alka Seltzer, if you grew up in the 1950's and 1960's, you probably became friends with "Speedy".

While many of us "old-timers" recall all the great shows we grew up with, from "Have Gun Will Travel" to "Captain Kangaroo", there's also some advertising icons that shine bright in our memory.

It's been decades since Speedy pranced across our flickering black and white TV screen.  But as evidenced by this classic commercial video. even the politicians in Washington used Alka Seltzer.

With the politicians these days, we need Speedy more than ever!