3 Useless Facts About 3 Random Topics
1. The Stereotypical Russian Soda Jerk
Soda Popinski first appeared in Super Punch-Out!! in 1984, where he was known as Vodka Drunkenski. He was re-christened for Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! in 1987. While this new name was more politically correct, some of his quotes between rounds were very consistent with his old raging alcoholic persona ("I can't drive, so I'm gonna walk all over you!")
2. Lord of the Super Bowl Rings
As of today, the only people who need a second hand to wear all their Super Bowl rings are Mike Woicik and Neal Dahlen. Woicik was strength and conditioning coach for the Dallas Cowboys during their three championships in the 1990s. He moved on to the New England Patriots, where he's helped train three more title teams (2001, 2003, 2004). He'll be going for a seventh ring tomorrow.
Dahlen won five with the San Francisco 49ers as a staff assistant and two more with the Denver Broncos. Bill Bellichick and Pepper Johnson, who each won two titles with the New York Giants and three with the Pats, could join the second-hand club tomorrow.
The player to win the most rings was Charles Haley (two with San Francisco and three with Dallas).
3. Jason Ritter's Early Work
In the opening credits of the sixth season of Three's Company, a little boy is seen waddling up to Janet as she feeds a deer. That boy is John Ritter's son, Jason Ritter, who would grow up to play Kevin Girardi on Joan of Arcadia and Ethan Haas on The Class.