Friday, October 16, 2009

Flashback: Albano and Lauper Engage in Father-Daughter Smackdown in “Piper’s Pit”

I'm gonna miss Lou Albano!! Check this out from rollingstone.com

Flashback: Albano and Lauper Engage in Father-Daughter Smackdown in “Piper’s Pit”: "


We were saddened this week by the news that WWE wrestler Captain Lou Albano, a familiar face to music fans thanks to his appearances in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “The Goonies R’ Good Enough” videos, passed away at the age of 76. In this week’s Flashback, Lauper visits wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s Piper’s Pit for an interview that eventually leads to fisticuffs between the She’s So Unusual singer and the rubber band-bearing Albano that played the overbearing father in the “Girls Just Want” video. It’s kitschy smackdown fun only the WWF of the early-’80s can provide.

Bonus Flashback: Like Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Albano is one of those wrestlers that we won’t even remember for wrestling. Instead, we’ll never forget his tenure dressing up as Super Mario and how us how to walk like the Nintendo hero, like in this end-credits clip from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! below:

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