RIP Captain Lou Albano


Pretty much everything in the world worth knowing can be found somewhere in this clip of Cyndi Lauper and the elastic-wearing Lou Albano on Rowdy Roddy Piper’s fake talk show from 1984. The big lug died this morning at the age of 76.

Albano didn’t retire from the WWF until he was fifty-three, which is impressive.  After he left the WWF in 1986, he went on to star in things like the live-action segments of the Super Mario Bros. TV show.  When I was nine, I thought that was pretty awesome, and I’m pretty sure I even had the man’s action figure.

After the jump, the insanely long video for Cyndi Lauper’s Goonies R Good Enough, one of four Lauper videos to star the burly Italian-American.  But first, an important public service announcement:

Kids, if you do drugs, you’ll go to hell before you die.

[Local note: Albano had a cameo in the movie It’s a Complex World, filmed in the old old Lupo’s, and on which Rich Lupo has a writing credit and plays the mayor. Available at Acme Video. BC]


1 thought on “RIP Captain Lou Albano”

  1. I’m amazed he made it that long without succumbing to steroid/drug abuse like many in his profession.

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