The Super Mario Brothers Super Show
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An ode to two of my childhood heroes, the late Captain Lou Albano and character actor Danny Wells. With no disrespect intended to Charles Martinet–who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person and is a tremendously nice guy–Lou Albano’s voice is the real voice of Mario, and I always loved the way Danny’s voice contrasted with Lou’s and made Luigi sound like a bit of a “wise guy”. What I always found weird was that live action Luigi was a tough scrapper, while toon Luigi was a craven little coward, and live action Mario was a clueless, lovable oaf while toon Mario was a take-charge leader.