Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as Mario

March 21, 2009 -

By way of What They Play comes this bit of gaming/TV/war on drugs nostalgia:

Depending on how old you are, you might recall the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. It was a television show that aired on the cusp of the '90s, featuring wrestler Captain Lou Albano as Mario...

America's airwaves in the '80s and '90s were also thick with anti-drug Public Service Announcements. These were usually doled out by celebrities or cartoon characters. It so happens "Mario" warned kids away from drugs, too--in a manner that was a little harsher than the norm...


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Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

Yep, he is right kids. Don't do drgus!

but don't forget to take your ritalin...

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

Lou Albano is much, much more well known for being a manager (he wasn't "Captain" until then either) as he was in the 70s and 80s.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as Mario

You go to hell, you go to hell and you die.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as Mario

I thought it was stupid before I sat there and thought about it, it's true you'll go to hell before you die.

If you been in the black community and seen a crack head struggle and sell herself for ten dollars, thats hell

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

thats awesome :) i actually have the show on DVD.

the good ol' days :) i used to hate the toons but i loved the parts with him and the other guy...

 

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

Well Mario would know what it's like to do drugs, after all those magic mushrooms and eating fire flowers he would of seen some freaky shit.

 

_ _ Pops... If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change. The devil changes you.

_ _ Pops... If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change. The devil changes you.

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Yeah, nothing says "Don't do drugs, kids" like having a mushroom addicted plumber.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

He's not addicted. It's not like Mario loses health or experiences withdrawl symptoms when he doesnt get one.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

But if he doesn't have enough, it's game over.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

just making sure i heard that correctly, but he did state that we go to hell "Before" we die?

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I think he says "if you use drugs, you go to hell before you die," as in "using drugs is a form of living hell."  At least I hope that's what he meant, otherwise it makes no sense.

Does this make anyone else nostalgic for the old Nintendo shows like Captain N?

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Definitely. I wish they'd put that stuff back o nthe air, or make newer stuff.

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 Definitely NEWER! Those old cartoons SERIOUSLY needed to be redone. 

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"Definitely NEWER! Those old cartoons SERIOUSLY needed to be redone. "

Whoa whoa, How many times has a good thing been redone and it ends up being shitty?

You DID mean remake, right?

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

I'd make the suggestion of using the animation format and plots from the old Super Mario World comics from the mid-90's... (has anybody read them besides me?)

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Just the panels that were in Nintendo Power. I'm pretty sure they were by the same artist.

I think 3D CGI is the best way to do a tv show or movie based on a videogame franchise.

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Yes, I actually I was referring to the Nintendo power issues. But its popularity prompted a whole release of the series in a single comic (along w/ the Legend of Zelda: A link to the past series, which were also pretty good)

The series served as a precursor to the style and humor of later Mario games (notably, its RPG incarnations). I just hoped for a similar anime-style on television.

On that note, enough with Mega Man anime!!! (Its not even faithful to the series anymore)

 

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

Agreed, with all the new and updated foes.

 

Not ot mention Captain N made SImon Belmont look like a goddamn pretty boy.

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

Yeah. That show butchered every videogame character it used. Mega Man was one of the worst.

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It was mega sad...

 

...sorry, had to do it.

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I like that verson of Simon Belmont. I know it isn't true to the games but still,

 

Or maybe I'm just used to it.

 

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

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I'm used to it...

and I'm...well not exactly proud, but own the whole series on DVD.

 

 

I have to admit though, if they kept all the characters in their hardcore attitude mixed with some of the quirkyness of the rest of the cast...it wouldn't feel right.  "I'm gonna destroy you with my mega buster while the burger chef makes his burgers fending the evil hotdogs"  (I couldn't think of anything better...)

does that sound right at all?  

Re: Retro "Just Say No" Commercial Features Wrestler as ...

YOU DO?!

Boy, do I envy you. :)

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

 
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Matthew Wilsonits not about pratice, it is about people who understand it getting in to positions of power.03/27/2015 - 12:34pm
Matthew Wilsonallot of the comic book characters that have been turned in to good movies started in the 70s or earlier.03/27/2015 - 12:32pm
Andrew EisenWell, if it really does take two generations of practice to get it right, we'll never get good live action adaptations of anime if no one starts making them.03/27/2015 - 12:31pm
Andrew EisenWhat have you seen that would make you say that?03/27/2015 - 12:30pm
Matthew WilsonIt took 2 genarations of comic book reader before we got good comic book movies. I imagine that will be the case for anime as well.03/27/2015 - 12:28pm
Matthew Wilson@AE yes if they have people that understand the content give it a shot, but as far as I can tell that does not look like it is happening in this case.03/27/2015 - 12:26pm
Andrew EisenI understand the skepticism but I don't think "this will never work" and "no one should even bother" are very healthy attitudes.03/27/2015 - 12:11pm
Andrew EisenWhy would you doubt that? A lot of writers are my age and older, the perfect age to be fans of the content. All I'm saying is it's not impossible to get a good Robotech movie. In fact, it's more likely today than any other time.03/27/2015 - 12:11pm
Matthew Wilson@AE the difference is in the case of marvel the writers and directors clearly understand the source content. I doubt many of any of them are that way with robotech, or any anime for that matter.03/27/2015 - 11:10am
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Andrew EisenMechaCrash - It's true, there are a lot of examples of crap adaptations. But there are increasing numbers of great adaptations such as the Marvel movies. That said, it's certainly going to be an uphill battle at Sony, especially with Tom Rothman around.03/27/2015 - 10:45am
ZippyDSMleeOh live action crap...I dunno with hollywood being stuck in the 90s grimdarkblack mode I can not see how anything would work well other than SNK or Akira.. then again Akira is a bit of head trip...03/27/2015 - 10:11am
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InfophileAged well plot-wise, I mean. The animation is showing its age, but if you don't mind that, the plot holds up quite well03/27/2015 - 6:52am
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Matthew Wilson@AE I think he means both.03/26/2015 - 9:23pm
ZippyDSMleeuhg either a nap after being up 30 hours or working on my comp blah. Oh wow when did the the all shout box page show 3 times as many shouts 0-o03/26/2015 - 8:30pm
Andrew EisenMechaCrash - Sony in particular or Hollywood in general?03/26/2015 - 7:38pm
 

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