Henry Winkler (a.k.a. Fonzie from Happy Days and the sad coach from Water Boy) will be in town on St. Patrick's Day. Apparently, he'll be shooting some tv commercials in Bricktown with our old pal Fogzie. Remember him? He was the coolest cartoon in the world to ever care about what you put down your pipes and drains:
Actually, I may have exaggerated things a tiny bit. I don't think Mr. Winkler will be meeting The Fogz. That would cause the universe to collapse upon itself. Plus, Fogzie hasn't been seen or heard from since his last cryptic tweet on New Year's Eve of 2009:
I wonder what happened to Fogzie? I wouldn't be surprised if the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 344 had something to do with his disappearance. As a Mole with Herman's Plumbing once told me, Fogzie was bad for business.
Anyway, back to Henry Winkler. He'll be signing autographs at an Edmond bookstore. Here are the details via The Best of Books website:
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, authors of the children’s Here’s Hank series, will be coming to Oklahoma City and Edmond on Thursday, March 17, to promote the latest in the series, “Here’s Hank: You Can’t Drink A Meatball Through A Straw.”
The tour stop is being coordinated by Best of Books in conjunction with Penguin Books for Young Readers.
Wow. Fonzie is a children's book writer? AAAAAAAY! Talk about jumping the shark, that's about as cool as pouring fat and grease down the drain! What's next? Susan from Seinfeld becoming a ukulele player?
Winkler and Oliver will be making two appearances to sign and talk about their new book:
3 to 5 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, 3535 N Western, Oklahoma City. The visit is being co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System and the Boys and Girls Club.
7 to 9 p.m. at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth in Edmond’s Kickingbird Square Shopping Center. A special ticket is being offered for those who want to be among the first in line. The cost of $20 plus tax includes a hard-cover copy of the book; $5 of the price will go to the Oklahoma Messages Project for a special event to provide free books to children of incarcerated Oklahomans. Best of Books also will be taking donations for the project.
It should be noted that Winkler and Oliver will be signing their latest Hank book and not signing any TV or movie memorabilia. Each event also will be limited to two hours.
I like how they specify that Winkler will not be signing any TV or movie memorabilia. How's that for wishful thinking? Call me crazy, but they can probably remove "movie" from the list. Like someone is really going to wait in line for two hours at an Edmond bookstore on the night of St. Patrick's Day to get Fonzie to autograph a Click poster. You'll see someone drink a meatball through a straw and flush it down the drain before that happens.