Jul 12 2010
I’m not sure who Captain Lou Albana is, but someone at Nintendo probably sued him at one point due to his clear jacking of their beloved Mario in order to tell kids to stay off drugs.
He’s got the hat and the mustache, but his hair is about three levels grimier than Mario’s. I’m a little disconcerted at his “aimed at kids” tagline of “Drugs send you to hell before you die.” That seems just a touch intense for eight year olds.
Update: I am told Lou played Mario on the old TV show, but that doesn’t make his casting any less ridiculous. I think Ron Jeremy would make a more believable Mario. But he did died recently, so RIP Lou. You have successfully kept me off drugs.
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