Big Top

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Big Top
MP8 MCBallyhoo and Big Top Artwork.png
Big Top, in his usual place on MC Ballyhoo's head.
Species Living hat
First appearance Mario Party 8 (2007)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as a spirit) (2018)
Latest portrayal Charles Martinet (2007)
“My ears! Hurty-hurt! Too much talk! Not enough results!”
Big Top, Mario Party 8

Big Top is MC Ballyhoo's hat, and serves as his co-host in the Wii game Mario Party 8. He also holds all of the coins for Chump Charity, stating that he was glad to get the load off of his head. Big Top not only has the ability of speech, but is also his own separate entity. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he shares a trophy with Ballyhoo. Big Top's name comes from a phrase referring to large circus tents. The "Top" part of his name is also a reference to the fact that he is a top hat.

Big Top is a dark blue top hat with a strip of light blue close to the rim. He has a small mouth, and two differently colored eyes; one teal, one pink. His eyes have rather big eyelashes.

Big Top and MC Ballyhoo appear as a Novice class spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Ballyhoo & Big Top
WII Mario Party 8 The two emcees of the Star Carnival, an event held once a year to determine the biggest superstar. Big Top (on top) and Ballyhoo (on bottom) provide all Star Carnival commentary, and while Ballyhoo is energetic and over the top, Big Top provides a reserved counterpoint to his partner's antics. Despite their conflicting personalities, they're inseparable.
Image Game Effect
Ballyhoo Sticker.png Mario Party 8 [Head] - Attack +10

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
MC Ballyhoo & Big Top MP8 MCBallyhoo and Big Top Artwork.png Mario Party Series Support (1) Novice Star Rod Equipped Spirit Board Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach Rule: Item Tidal Wave
  • Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Mario Circuit Pandemonium

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • MC Ballyhoo and Big Top: "MC Ballyhoo is on the mic, while Big Top is on his head. Together, they act as guides at the Star Carnival."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーレ
Play on conduttore, Italian for "host", in combination with Kondu (MC Ballyhoo's Japanese name)
Spanish Capirón Pun on capirote (cap, hood)
French Gai Lurin Pun on galurin (hat) and gai (happy)
German Kopftopf Head Pot, pun on Kochtopf (cooking pot)
Italian Joe Cilindro Joe Top Hat
Russian Шляпище
From Шляпа (Hat) and -ище (word ending for something big or scary)
Korean 지기