Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Danny Wells 1941-2013

I'm sad to hear that Danny Wells has passed away. I've seen him on a ton of TV shows and heard his voice in many cartoons, but to me he's always going to be Luigi. During some of the worst years of my childhood--the years my parents got divorced and we had to move out of the only home I ever knew--I could come home after school and enjoy the silliness that was The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, with Wells and Captain Lou Albano as the video game brothers. That show--and particularly its live action segments, which were the best part--always made me laugh and gave me a reason to smile after another hellish day of being bullied and ridiculed in school.

Thanks for those afternoons, Danny.

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