What better place to start than where it all began?
Captain Lou Alabano had apparently met Cyndi Lauper on a trip to Puerto Rico, where she asked Lou to appear in the her debut video, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". This trend would continue when Lou played a background cook for all of two seconds in Lauper's follow up "Time After Time". However, the video for her third single - "She Bop" - would take a unusual turn.
The song itself focuses around the subject of masturbation and the video is a metaphor for sexual liberation... which makes Albano's presence all the more weird. Dressed like an elderly woman (yet still sporting a full beard), Albano accompanies several other oldies as the "SWAT" team - an acronym for Suburban Wives Against Transgressors. Meanwhile, women's wrestling icon, Wendi Richter, also makes an appearance as a sultry waitress, lip syncing the opening line of the song.
Lauper would continue her love affair with wrestling in her theme song for Spielberg hit, The Goonies. In her video for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", Albano and Richter appear yet again, while it also features a whole host of others, including: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, Freddie Blassie, The Fabulous Moolah, Nikolai Volkoff, and André the Giant.
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