Dr. Medicine Company, makers of Aka-Seltzer, introduced the
"Speedy" character in 1951. He was originally conceived by
Creative Director George Pal of the Wade Ad Agency and
designed by illustrator Wally Wood. Originally named Sparky,
the name was changed to Speedy to align with that year’s
promotional theme, "Speedy Relief." He appeared in over
200 TV commercials between 1954 and 1964, voiced by
Dick Beals (shown above).