Archive for October, 2009

Death of a Legend

October 14, 2009

captain lou albano

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news of the death of Captain Lou Albano. You can read the cnn.com story about his death here.

Known to many as the famous and perhaps infamous wrestler of what used to be known as the WWF, he holds a special place in my heart for his portrayal of the beloved Nintendo icon Mario.  Albano was the one of the first, if not the very first, to portray Mario in both live action segments and as a voice actor.  I have fond memories of getting off the school bus and running up the driveway in order to make it to the television in time to be greeted by the opening notes of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show theme.  I’ll watch an episode on dvd in your honor, Lou.  Keep on doin’ the Mario!

"Swing your arms from side to side!  Come on it's time to go!  Do the MARIO!"

"Swing your arms from side to side! Come on it's time to go! Do the MARIO!"