Mr. Kookalamanza

Hey, Salvatore, guess who’s here? Mr. Kookalamanza and some real ugly kid! — Luigi, “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song”

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What sounds to the naked ear like stereotypical Italian gibberish is actually a reference to Kirby Kookalamanza, the protagonist of jungle sexploitation caper Bowanga Bowanga, released in 1951.

As history has more or less forgotten this movie (though I’d be willing to bet it was still airing on late nights when the Simpsons writers were coming of age), I can’t really tell you much about it, though this guy can.

These types of low-budget schlockers don’t really come around anymore, but thanks to YouTube we can see what we’re missing. Note that there’s no real good reason to spend your time watching this:

Nothing beats a good porno movie.

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