List of implied entertainment
The list of implied entertainment is a list of games, television shows, and books that have not physically appeared in any form of media up to this point in time. Regardless of their lack of appearance, the implied entertainment have been mentioned at least once throughout the Mario series.
Cowpocalypse is a running anime in the Mario universe that Francis may talk about.
At Fort Francis, in the dialogue between Princess Peach and Francis, when he gives Peach a "Pink Princess" signed poster as a token of his affection, Peach has the dialogue option "I appreciate the thought..." When that option is selected, Peach will say, "I don't have time for that! The universe is being destroyed!" Francis will answer "Destroyed...? Oh I get it! You're so funny! You're talking about that farm anime, 'Cowpocalypse'! I'm hooked on it too! Different farming factions vying for control of a sword that can destroy the world? They use real swordsmen to advise the action scenes, so they're super realistic! Don't you love it when studios pay attention to important stuff like that?... When the DVD comes out, I'll buy it for you!"
Cutie-Pie Video Game
Cyborg Wart is a comic book mentioned in Super Paper Mario. Francis owns some issues of this comic book, though his collection of them seemingly is not complete as he longs for more. The main character of the comic is Wart, the final boss of Super Mario Bros. 2, who has not directly appeared in a Mario game in years. Not much is known about this comic book, as it is only given two mentions; however, it is revealed that at least forty-seven issues have been released so far, and it is currently ongoing in publication.
Diamond City Symphony
The Diamond City Symphony was mentioned in the description of the souvenir Taxi Sonata, where it was stated that they recorded the song.
digibutter.nerr is a website full of other nerds like Francis, who visits the site often. It is apparently a forum filled with geeks and nerds of all sorts who seem to love butterflies. Francis declares that he shall take "hi-technicaaaal" pictures of Tippi, whom he calls Francine, and post them all over the forum. After he creates Tiptron, Francis mentions how Tiptron earned him the "Elite Nerr" status on digibutter.nerr's forums.
Its name comes from digital butterflies, which many of the forum members seem to enjoy. Its .nerr top-level domain seems to be derived from Francis's quirk of constantly saying "nerr," an impediment he may share with other members of Digibutter.nerr.
Duel of 100: The Home Edition
Duel of 100: The Home Edition is a video game from Super Paper Mario popular in Sammer's Kingdom. The game is only mentioned once, during Tippi and Tiptron's tattle information about a Sammer Guy who likes to play as himself a lot.
Feared Fungi Fighter
Feared Fungi Fighter is a book mentioned by a Toad in the library of Princess Peach's Castle in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. According to the Toad, it states that the heroes can jump on enemies to damage them at the start of the battle, with the exception of spiked enemies (which would cause the hero to lose HP).
Fungicide: The Epic Battle for the Mushroom Kingdom
Fungicide: The Epic Battle for the Mushroom Kingdom is a book mentioned by a Toad in Princess Peach's Castle near the end of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The book was written by Kylie Koopa and recounted the Shroob invasion. Mario, Luigi and their baby selves were apparently curious about how the book ended (most likely wondering if they had beaten the Shroobs), but the Toad scolded them for trying to find out without reading it themselves. The Toad then confessed that the last page had been torn out, so he couldn't tell how the book ended anyway.
Golden Oldies Station
Happy Gardeners Monthly
Happy Gardeners Monthly is a magazine mentioned by a Toad in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. When Mario brings a seed and some fertilizer, he gets very excited, saying his buddies over at the HQ of this magazine will be thrilled and that he himself might even be in the next issue.
Hot Hits Station
The Hot Hits Station is a radio station that can be heard in Koopa Village. An instrumental version of the Melody sung by Pop Diva Chanterelle can be heard on this station. It can be tuned to only after Chanterelle's side quest is completed. Its name implies this station plays hit songs.
How Much is That Doggie in the Window?
"How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" is a 1950s novelty song mentioned by Frogfucius in the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Nintendo Player's Guide.The song is an example of the type of music Frogfucius listened to as a tadpole. "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?" is also, in Frogfucius' opinion, an example of "real music," as opposed to the "nonsense" created by contemporary bands.
The Koopa Kronicle is a type of newspaper in the Mushroom Kingdom; it is only mentioned by Kylie Koopa during the course of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Kylie Koopa says that she works as the Koopa Kronicle's photographer and reporter.
Kung Fu Lakitu is a wuxia-themed film released in the Mushroom Kingdom in 2015. It is referenced in the Mario Kart 8 remake of Ribbon Road by a poster for the film on the wall. As the title suggests, it centers around a Lakitu student of kung fu martial arts. Kung Fu Lakitu is a parody of the 2008 animated film Kung Fu Panda, as the poster features a Lakitu in a similar pose to Po, the protagonist of Kung Fu Panda, on the poster of said film. The poster also alludes to the track Dragon Driftway, which also featured pictures of kung fu-practicing Lakitus.
Larry Koopa: Zombie Heartbreaker
Larry Koopa: Zombie Heartbreaker is a fictional game mentioned in Super Paper Mario. It is supposed to be some sort of horror/survivor and dating sim at the same time. In Fort Francis (Chapter 3-4), it is on Francis's list of games and merchandise to buy.
M & L
Mighty Mushroom Masters is a book mentioned by a Toad in the library of Princess Peach's Castle in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. According to the Toad, the book quotes: "Hitting monsters with hammers to enter battle may dizzify and paralyze them." (Baby Mario can use the hammer to whack an enemy to possibly make it dizzy).
In the Game Boy Advance game Wario Land 4, the opening cut-scene shows a newspaper with an article on Legendary Treasure being discovered in an Ancient Pyramid. The newspaper's name is The Nintendo News, as seen across the top of the screenshot. However, players are unable to see the title during normal gameplay, since the title is usually covered up by the window that appears during cut-scenes. The full image can be seen via a game-rip.
Pink Princess is an anime mentioned by Francis in the game Super Paper Mario when he attempts to win Princess Peach over using Swoon.exe. He attempts to give her a Pink Princess Signed Poster from his inventory; according to him its origin was from a Pink Princess anime event. It is signed by the voice actress for the princess and the director, and it has a layer over it to keep it from fading.
Revenge of Madzilla's Mom
Revenge of Madzilla's Mom is a monster movie that was assuredly filmed in Hollywood at some point. The movie was only briefly mentioned in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Dadzilla", while Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool find the head of Madzilla's Mom in the props garage, Luigi recognizes it from the aforementioned movie.
Sing Along Uncle Swampy Show
Starship X-Naut is a huge franchise of what would appear to revolve around a television program mentioned in Super Paper Mario. It is brought up many times in Fort Francis, although it is never mentioned outside of that area.
As stated above, the main aspect of Starship X-Naut is thought to be its television show, which is mentioned early in Fort Francis by a MeowMaid who stated that a baseball game in extra innings had delayed that day's episode of the show (and that she had changed the times set in the RecordoMeows to reflect the delay), which is one of Francis's many obsessions. In the same room, another MeowMaid mentions Starship X-Naut: Space Bloops, a seemingly Blooper-oriented video game spin-off of the show known to be a space-combat simulator. Both of the SecuriMeows' quizzes (which are given to Mario and friends to gain access into Francis' private rooms) also mention Starship X-Naut, one of which revealing that it includes a comic series (whose comics Francis believes should never be taken out of their plastic sleeves) and the other mentioning Starship X-Naut "Series 3 collectible action figures", which Francis himself does not own to the greatest extent (although completing his collection of the figures is one of his many goals). Finally, Francis' unnamed, cat-like door's compatibility quiz to Princess Peach suggests that Francis is attracted to (or at least can relate to) people who have lost friends due to arguments based on the propulsion system of a spaceship featured on Starship X-Naut. Two optional references to Starship X-Naut can additionally be triggered by telling Mimi (disguised as Merlee during a Castle Bleck encounter) that Mario fears Francis (which would then result in Francis appearing and stating that, before his strange warp to the dark castle, he was watching Starship X-Naut in his Reclinatron 4500) and buying Tiptron from Francis after beating the game (at which Francis would state that he was willing to sell Tiptron for he was saving up for a rare comic book known only as Starship X-Naut Issue One, which cost at least 999 Coins).
Super Ultra Goomba Bros. is an old TV show that Mimi likes to watch reruns of. This TV series is mentioned during the game Super Paper Mario. It is a reference to the Super Mario Bros. game and a possible reference to the Goomba Bros. fighting team in the Glitz Pit in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
The Blubbening is a TV show that Francis watches, in Super Paper Mario, and it is Francis' favorite show. The main character is Tubba Blubba, and this show ran for at least three seasons. It also involves a princess and robots. There is also a box set of this show, and the pre-order bonus of the box set is a costume. Francis believes the first season has better writing and voice acting than the later seasons of the show, and everything after the dream sequence is horrible.
Names in other languages
The Mushroom Moon is a musical advertised in Mario Kart Wii on the Moonview Highway course. It involves Princess Peach, Mario, and Yoshi. Petey Piranha is also seen climbing a building behind Princess Peach. It can be seen in theatres from March 21st until May 27th.
This movie seems to be a nod to the Real Life film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, known simply as The Road Warrior in the United States. Predating Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door was another Mario-related reference to The Road Warrior a similarly-named episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is entitled "Toad Warriors".
Toad Force V
Toad Force V, known to its fans as TFV, is an extremely popular television series. It was mentioned several times in Mario Party Advance. The series is about a robotic Toad named Jack and his partner, the heroine, Britney (who is more popular). Together, they fight against evil villains such as the Spore King and Toxic Toad Z.
In his adventure through Shroom City looking for Gaddgets, Mario had to do several Toad Force V-related quests such as looking for a Toad Force V DVD and trying to remember a certain bit of dialogue. Mario also met Mushbert, as Toad who knew and owned everything Toad Force V-related.
The series also has a line of action figures which a Paratroopa shopkeeper said "are almost always sold out". Lantern Ghost also runs a (presumably unofficial) Toad Force V fan club known as the TFV Fan Club; this club meets seemingly perpetually in the basement of Horror Condo.
Toadstools of Terror
Toadstools of Terror is a book mentioned by a Toad in the library of Princess Peach's Castle in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. According to the Toad, it states that if an enemy hits a hero from behind to start a battle, that hero won't be able to attack or dodge (until it is his turn), making him vulnerable to any enemies having a higher speed than him.
Tubebottom's Tome of Quotations is a book mentioned in Super Paper Mario. When the player goes to Yold Town after defeating the final boss and talks to Chaz, he will say that he wants to get his quotes into Tubebottom's Tome of Quotations.
Worms of Outer Space
Worms of Outer Space is a comic book series. Prince Hugo's Parrot claims to own a collection of issues, implying that he is a big fan of the series.