Question: On Boston Public, the teacher played by Jessalyn Gilsig was driving and listening to a song when her car broke down, prompting her to take a baseball bat to it. What was the name of the song? My wife really like the few lyrics she heard and would like to get it. Thank You Jimmy L., husband of a fan
Televisionary: But of course, Jimmy. However, may I first say you're a breath of fresh marital air for writing in to help the little lady, unlike all the other cranky spouses who merely want to prove their partners wrong in a spat?
Anyway, the tune teacher Lauren Davis (Gilsig) listened to just before meeting her stalker ex-student was the 1973 Intruders hit "I'll Always Love My Mama," which the wee Televisionary sang along with during his AM-radio childhood in Philadelphia. The band recorded with visionary producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who created the acclaimed "Philly sound," but are probably not as widely remembered as contemporaries like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes ("Wake Up Everybody," "If You Don't Know Me By Now") or The O'Jays ("Love Train," "Back Stabbers").