The Super Mario
Bros. Super Show!
the Mario! Swing your arms from side to side. Come on, it's time to go. Do
the Mario! Take one step, and then again. Let's do the Mario, all together
now! You got it! It's the Mario! Do the Mario! Swing your arms from side
to side. Come on, it's time to go. Do the Mario! Take one step, and then
again. Let's do the Mario, all together now! Come on now. Just like that!"
after this show was released, there was always one kid in school acting
like a complete jackass by singing the Super Mario Bros. Super Show theme
song and swinging his arms from side to side. Ok... it was me. But that
doesn't change the fact that this show was just out there. The cartoon was
of course based on the Mario brothers, er, excuse me... SUPER Mario
brothers and their pals Toad and the Princess. They went on many
adventures and always saved the day, blah blah blah. To be honest, I
couldn't give a shit about the cartoon. That's not what kept me coming
back for another dose each week. What had me hooked was...
CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO!
right, in between the cartoon parts of the show, a real-life Mario and
Luigi entertained us for hours. And who of all people did they choose to
take on the extremely challenging role of Mario? Captain Lou Albano!
That's right, the rubber-band clad, ranting ex-WWF star. Seems like a
perfect choice. Man, it brings tears to my eyes just thinking of him
singing the Super Mario theme song and doing his little dance. They would
even have guests on the show: Cyndi Lauper, Nicole Eggert, Magic Johnson,
and even other WWF stars such as Rowdy Roddy Piper. In that particular
episode, Roddy's bagpipes get busted so he brings them to Mario and Luigi
to fix. Somehow they get confused and convert the bagpipes into a vacuum
cleaner and then have to frantically restore them before Piper finds out
and kills them.
You know, if
it wasn't for the boring cartoon part of the show, I bet they would still
be airing new episodes to this day. Sadly, all we can do now is cry and
listen to the theme song.
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