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    Default R.i.p mario: Goodbye captain lou albano

    http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=436525&GT1=28103

    Wrestler captain lou albano who played mario in the super mario super show has passed away. He was 76.

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    Funny, that people know him better as Mario than from his wrestling career.

    Anyway, R.I.P.
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    Just hope he gets some acknowledgement on Raw next week.
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    In his honor, I'm doing the Mario right now.

    Well, not right now, but you know.

    Swing your arms from side to side come on it's time to go! Do the Mario . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by maczero View Post
    Funny, that people know him better as Mario than from his wrestling career.
    Not surprising. For a lot of people my age (32) and younger, his fame with MTV and Cyndi Lauper and Rock N' Wrestling came at the very tail end of his WWF career. He left the WWF in 1986, not long after all this stuff hit the mainstream, so either most modern wrestling fans caught the last remnants of his wrestling antics, or missed it completely.

    My best friend is a few years younger than me, and knows him pretty much 100% because of Super Mario.

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    He was also Managed by Cindy Lauper for a short while, and is in the music videos "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "She-Bop" and "Goonies r Good Enough" and I think "Time After Time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald M. View Post
    In his honor, I'm doing the Mario right now.

    Well, not right now, but you know.

    Swing your arms from side to side come on it's time to go! Do the Mario . . .
    This brings back some memories.

    R.I.P. Captain Lou.
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    You'll be missed Captain.
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    some ole memories of the Captain comes to mind with this announcement...

    and after he left the WWF years ago, didn't he hook up with some fly-by-night wrestling organization?... seems I remember some old promotion reruns from years past that were shown recently on one of the satellite channels...

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    That a shame to hear hope he can rest in peace

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    Ironically, a friend and I were talking about Cyndi's vids last night.

    I did like his cameo in Stay Tuned

    he will be missed.
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    R.I.P. Capt. Lou Albano
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    I'm sorry to say that I don't remember Capt. Lou Albano from his WWF days. As has been mentioned already, I really just recognize him from Super Mario Bros., and (being the 90s Nickelodeon kid that i am) from a guest-starring role on "Hey Dude." Definitely a memorable character. RIP Capt. Lou.
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    R.I.P., Captain.
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    He'll always be my hero for managing to slip the f-word into the Super Mario Bros Super Show.
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