Here’s Captain Lou Albano who played Mario on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (does come with Mario hat as pictured) doing an anti-drug PSA.
Apparently he couldn’t be bothered to put on the entire Mario costume and just went with the hat.
It’s a nice message, until the very end…
“And if you do drugs, you’ll go to Hell before you die”.
I wonder how many kids refused to take Tylenol or Robitussin when they were sick because they remember that Mario said they’d go to Hell if they did?
Maybe ol’ Captain Lou was on something when they put him in front of the camera to film this thing…