No, we still don’t what became of Waldo but we do know what his mom is up to.
Actress Ruth Silveira played the unforgettable role of the mom in Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” music video back in 1984. She recently reprised the role for a new music video collaboration titled “This Rap Makes No Sense”. Comedian Joe Hernández-Kolski wrote and performed the lyrics and musicians Thing Of Twins wrote and performed the music.
Hernandez-Kolski said: “I’ve known Ruth for many years. We’re both members of Sacred Fools Theater Company. I only found out recently, however, that she was in the ‘Hot For Teacher’ music video. I lost my mind because Van Halen has always been my all-time favorite band. When I started thinking about making a music video for the song, I immediately knew that I wanted to pay homage to the original video. Ruth was a wonderful professional. She came in and recreated the role in one take.”
Silveira worked on several television and film projects. According to her IMDB page, she has appeared on Laverne & Shirley, Soap, WKRP in Cincinnati, Little House On The Prairie and Hill Street Blues prior to the “Hot For Teacher” video while. Afterwards she landed roles on Growing Pains, Days Of Our Lives, ER and House. She raised two daughters and now helps raise her grandchildren in the Los Angeles area.
Below is the video for “This Rap Makes No Sense”: