One letter. They were one letter away from making television history.
All they had to do was switch the s for a p, and his name would have been "Potpie". Just THINK how cool the show could have been with a character named after the flaky goodness that is the potpie. You would have had lines like "Sit on it, Potpie!" or "Richie, telephone for you!"
"Who is it, mom?"
Thanks to this egregious error by the creators, Anson Williams is left without an acting career and is forced to scrape by on what's left of his Uncle Sherwin's house paint fortune. Pity...