Who says plumbing isn’t a glamorous job? Let’s take an indulgent moment of escapism to honor some of the awesome plumbers of the silver and small screen (despite the fact that they don’t actually exist).
Mario and Luigi: Remember these guys from the original 1985 Nintendo game, and all the sequels that followed? There was even a Super Mario Bros. movie made in 1993, and Mario remains Nintendo’s mascot to this day. Although these mustachioed, Italian-American brothers were originally supposed to be carpenters, the creators of Mario and his sidekick/brother Luigi ended up making them plumbers, since the game involved a lot of underground scenes and a plethora of pipes (“warp” pipes, to be exact). Memorable quote: “Mamma-mia!”
Happy Gilmore: From the 1996 comedy of the same name, Happy Gilmore is an aspiring hockey player who’s held a number of odd jobs, including that of a plumber. His grandmother’s house is about to be seized by the IRS, and when Happy realizes he has an opportunity to win the money he needs to save it by taking his powerful hockey slapshot to the golf course, he becomes an unlikely Pro Golf Tour participant. Memorable quote: “I played junior hockey and still hold two league records: most time spent in the penalty box; and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody.”
Mike Delfino: On the ABC television show “Desperate Housewives”, Mike Delfino is the sexy neighborhood plumber and love interest of Teri Hatcher’s character, Susan. He, of course, gets involved in the all the usual soap opera scenarios – falling into a coma and waking up with amnesia, being falsely accused of murdering a woman with his plumber wrench, etc. Mike’s definitely the plumber to call if you live on Wisteria Lane and want high drama and steamy romance! Memorable quote: “I hit my hand with a wrench today, and when I cried, only dust came out.”
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