List of Mario references on the Internet

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The following is a list of Mario-related sightings and references on the Internet. This list does not include fan-made works dedicated to the Mario franchise and its games or content with pornography, sex, or other adult-based content that Nintendo has not acknowledged, nor does it include walkthroughs of Mario games.



Abobo's Big Adventure

  • During the intro, Birdo and a Podoboo among others may appear at the door before scrolling up to Abobo.
  • In Double Drabobo, Goombas are common enemies, Donkey Kong appears as a mid-level boss, and Donkey Kong Jr. appears right after defeating Donkey Kong. Raccoon Mario & Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad all appear at a "private party".
  • Super Mabobo is based on the water levels from Super Mario Bros., Cheep-Cheeps, Bloopers, Porcupuffers, and Trouters all appear as enemies in this level.
  • In Urban Chabobo, Abobo enters the stage via Warp Pipe.
  • In Zeldabobo, Shy Guys, Bob-ombs, and Flurries appear as enemies. In addition, Toad appears as a easter egg saying "Thank you Abobo, but our princess is in another dungeon". Toad is then killed with a Bullet Bill by Abobo.
  • During the Balloon Fight level before Pro Wrabobo, Lakitu appears as an enemy.
  • In Mega Mabobo, Spiranhas are Piranha Plants heads on springs, Punkins shoot Podoboos, and Crankies shoot viruses at Abobo.
  • In Contrabobo, when Kirby is defeated, Wart is among the items that Kirby throws up. Also, during a flashback with Doc Louis, Little Mac is seen punching Luigi.
  • In Punch Abobo, Mario again appears as the referee. In addition, when Little Mac becomes Big Mac, among the power-ups that he grabs are a Megavitamin and a Super Mushroom.
  • During the ending, Little Mac's head goes flying through many NES games before landing on the Super Mario Bros. flagpole. Abobo is later shown strangling Mario with his own intestines. It is later shown that the game was all dreamt up by Abobo, in a reference to Super Mario Bros. 2.

Adventure Time: Legends of Ooo

When the player examines mushrooms, Jake wonders whether he will grow or not if he eats them.


In the guardian tower at Oaklore, if the person browsing touches one of the piles of barrels, a bubble will pop up and say: "These barrels are inscribed with D.K. Jr."


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  • The interior of the Game Hub is designed after Super Mario Bros.
  • As part of the "Pro Gamer Bundle", players can obtain Gamer Plushies designed after Mario and Link, as well as a "HabboStation Portable", a console that is named after the PlayStation Portable, but is actually based on the Nintendo Switch.

Henry Stickmin series

From Stealing the Diamond onward, this Stickpage-based series has various Mario references.

Stealing the Diamond

In the Epic ending, when Henry makes it to the diamond only to find some night guards, a Super Mushroom from Super Mario Bros., is one of the options Henry can choose. A heavy metal version of the final boss theme from Super Mario 64 plays if Henry chooses the Super Mushroom. Also, a stick Luigi makes a cameo in a photo.

Infiltrating the Airship

In the Government Supported Private Investigator ending, when Henry opens the cargo bay door at the Toppat Clan's airship, and chooses a Banana Bomb to evade the two guards at the cargo bay, the resulting fail screen will display text that reads "Ooooh BANANA!". If clicked on, the "Ooooh, banana!" voice clip from Donkey Kong 64 will play, and a Golden Banana from said game will appear.

Additionally, in the Pure Blooded Thief ending, when Henry gets stranded at the center of one of the propellers at the airship, a Green Shell is one of the options Henry can choose.

Fleeing the Complex

In the Convict Allies ending, when Henry and Ellie try to sneak past two conversing guards, Bounce Bros. is one of the options they can choose.

In the Ghost Inmate ending, when Henry tries to enter a glassed-out room, a Power Jump is one of the options Henry can choose. Additionally, when Henry makes his way outside to the docks where two guards are waiting, a Super Leaf (known simply as a Leaf in the game) is one of the options Henry can choose. It also transforms Henry into Raccoon Henry.

Furthermore, in the Presumed Dead ending, when Henry is skidding down the main corridor while Russian-speaking guards prepare to ambush him, an Item, resembling an Item Box, is one of the options Henry can choose. The items the roulette cycles through are a Banana, a Green Shell, and bruUGHNO before finally landing on a Boo, which Henry uses to evade the guards.

I Wanna Be The Guy

Bowser, Wart and a robotic version of Birdo called Mecha Birdo appear as bosses in the game I Wanna Be The Guy. During the battle with Mecha Birdo, Beezos appear as enemies. At the battle with Bowser, he appears riding in the Koopa Clown Car. If the player enters in a hole in the wall of the "Room of Divine Transportation", The Kid will enter in a room with a Snifit, which will start firing Bullet Bills using a Bill Blaster at him. In The Guy, the castle of "The Guy", in the "Hall of Former The Guys", pictures states that Bowser was the first Guy to ever held the title of "The Guy". Also, when a block breaks, the sound of when Mario break a block at Super Mario Bros. is heard.

Kingdom of Loathing

A battle with a Goomba. The description references the movie.

In the game there is a zone called the "8-Bit Realm", where there are various enemies from the NES-era for the player to kill, including Bloopers, Koopa Troopas, and Goombas. In "Anger Man's Level," the player can fight Bob-ombs, and in "Regret Man's Level," the player can fight Boos. Also, some items that the player can obtain make reference to Mario in the description, name, and use. Examples include "The Plumber's Mushroom Stew" and a Fire Flower. After completing the Naughty Sorceress Quest once and ascending, Buzzy Beetles will replace Goombas in the "8-Bit Realm", a reference to the "new quest" in Super Mario Bros. The "Whirling Maple Leaf" familiar may sprinkle you with Maple Syrup to restore your MP, a possible reference to Paper Mario.


Screenshot of the game.

Mari0 is a PC game that combines elements of Super Mario Bros. and Portal. The player controls Mario who has a portal gun which can be used to teleport the player, enemies, and objects. The game includes a Super Mario Bros. map-pack, a Portal map-pack, a Level Editor, and the ability to add downloaded map-packs to the game.

New Super Chick Sisters

This 2010 Flash game is the sequel of Super Chick Sisters, to protest against various fast food chains once again. The characters in the game mimic the appearance of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and the setting is similar to World 1 from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unlike "Mario Kills Tanooki", the protest isn't directly aimed at the Mario franchise. It can be played here.


The "8-Bit Wonder" hat, which resembles the Mario Cap.

There are 5 hats and 1 gear based on elements from the Mario franchise.

  • The first hat is called "Mario Fan", which is Toad's cap. The description says "It's-a me, Mario", based on Mario's quote from Super Mario 64.
  • The second hat is called "Super Mushroom". The description says "Did you know the Super Mario theme has lyrics?! True story."
  • The third hat called "Eight Bit Wonder", which resembles the Mario Cap.
  • The fourth hat is called "Turtle Shell", which looks like Bowser and Bowser Jr.'s shell.
  • The fifth hat is called "Extinct Egg of Dino On Ice", which looks exactly just like Yoshi's egg.
  • The gear called "8-Bit Throwing Barrel" resembles Donkey Kong's barrels from the Donkey Kong arcade.

Sam's Arm Wrestling Challenge

This game has an almost identical gameplay of Dr. Mario. To play it, the player must line three pellets (they come into red, blue and yellow colors) with smiling balls that act like Viruses.

Snail Bob 3

One of the Paintings in the Gallery is Bob wearing a cap with a B on it like the Mario Cap. There is also a Piranha Plant next to him.

Super Chick Sisters

In their campaign against fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), PETA made a site called, where the player can play a game called Super Chick Sisters. This game is mostly based on New Super Mario Bros.

The two main characters are chickens called Chickette and Nugget, and wear the same caps as Mario and Luigi, respectively. In this game, Colonel Sanders (the founder of the KFC franchise) kidnaps Princess Pam (based on the actress Pamela Anderson, who wears the same dress as Princess Peach). Also, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Koopa Troopa and Dr. Mario appear in the game, and a Bowser mask is worn by the final boss. In their campaign against McDonald's, PETA also made a game based on Mario at the site called New Super Chick Sisters. Super Chick Sisters can be played here.

Unlike "Mario Kills Tanooki", the protests aren't directly aimed at the Mario franchise.

Super Mario ReMaker

This game was a downloadable game that was a remade version of Super Mario Maker for computers. It also had exclusive features like Rex and customizing costumes for Costume Mario. It was later taken down by Nintendo, but there are still existing downloads elsewhere.

Super PiCO World

PiCO, the main character, in World 1-1.

Planning Center Online uses a Mario-based game entitled Super PiCO World as a hidden form of entertainment. There is a single level, the layout of which is identical to World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros., with everything redesigned slightly, such as PiCO replacing Mario and webpages replacing Warp Pipes.

Super Tanooki Skin 2D

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Super Tanooki Skin 2D is a parody Flash game, starring the character Tanooki, a skinless animal who is chasing Mario to get his skin back. The game has the player dodge obstacles by jumping à la Mario. Mario is wearing his skin and flying ahead of Tanooki. The game was released online by PETA to call attention to this issue. The game title refers to Super Mario 3D Land (the Flash game was uploaded soon after its release).

Stinkoman 20X6

  • The game features its very own version of the Minus World, Level -0, "NEGATORY". Unlike the Minus World, it is beatable and part of the game, but is far glitchier than Minus World.
  • "Fiery-Hot" from the Saargtsson battle, which is an exact copy of the cannon's blasts in the Airship levels of Super Mario Bros. 3
  • "Old Sage" looks similar to spikes found in the Moon level of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. "The Liekand", a boss, is very similar in appearance to Fryguy from Super Mario Bros. 2 (the fact that Liekand is a mouse that wears sunglasses is another inside reference, as Mouser is also a mouse that wears sunglasses).
  • The Stinkomanual's story tells the player not to "expect any weepy Princess crap".

This is the Only Level TOO

One of the levels is titled World 1-2, and to get past it, the character must break two top ceiling blocks and jump on top of the ceiling. After going right enough, there will be a large room that has three Warp Pipes (all of them have the number two on them), and pixelated words that say "WELCOME TO THE WARP ZONE", a reference to the Warp Zone.


This section is for Mario-related Internet memes that have been particularly influential on Internet culture and do not have any particular association with specific online games, websites, or videos. Because memes are highly subjective, please ensure that any entries added to this section are backed up by credible sources, such as having a "Confirmed" status on Know Your Meme at the bare minimum.

0.5x A Presses / But first, we need to talk about Parallel Universes / Scuttlebug Jamboree

0.5x A Presses[1] is an Internet meme that circulated around 2016 regarding a certain video that concerns the stage in the Hazy Maze Cave stage in Super Mario 64. In the video, Super Mario 64 player pannenkoek2012[2] describes how to complete the objective Watch for Rolling Rocks in 0.5 A button presses. The video is well known for its absurd and complex analysis of the physics of Super Mario 64 as well as the technical manipulation of the game, as well as its introduction with one phrase, "An A press is an A press, you can't say it's only a half." Other phrases from the video include: "Misaligned QPU" and "building up speed for 12 hours." The video comes in two variants, with one being commentated by pannenkoek2012 himself[3] and the other without the commentary.[4]


Wikipedia article: Bowsette
A panel from the original web comic featuring what came to be known as "Bowsette" (full comicMedia:Super Crown by Ayyk92.png).

Bowsette is a meme which depicts Bowser using the Super Crown power-up (which, contradictory to the meme and its derivatives, can only be used by Toadette and cannot affect any other characters, Bowser himself included) to transform into a Princess Peach lookalike, stemming from a comic posted on Twitter and DeviantArt by user ayyk92 on September 19, 2018. In the comic, Bowser uses the power-up after he and Mario are rejected in marriage proposal by Peach in Super Mario Odyssey's ending, with the implication that the resulting Princess Peach lookalike got into a relationship with Mario (depicted as being during Mario Tennis Aces). The comic became immensely popular, after which the name "Bowsette" was appended to the character (despite not following Peachette's naming structure properly), to the point of the Peachette page being MarioWiki's most-visited page for a time, followed by associated pages,[5] and the meme being the #1 trend on Twitter of Japan.[6] It spawned a large amount of parodies, permutations, and fan art, and ayyk92 went from just 78 followers to over 50,000 after posting the comic, having garnered over 1000 within a single day.[7]

The artist later made a sequel due to the popularity, featuring the transformed Bowser, with a cup of tea and an engagement ring, at the "Bad-Anon" from Wreck-It Ralph, to the other members' confusion,[8] and numerous others, eventually having Peachette getting revenge on Bowser for the meme via a pair of Spiny Shells after Peachette was announced for Mario Kart Tour, almost a full year after the original post.[9] Two days after the actual anniversary, Haniwa posted a picture of an apron-clad Bowsette holding a cake while Mario and an upset Peach (wearing a "happy" mask) look on, an "HD" version of the original comic's final panel, and a self-made critique of the original.[10] Nintendo has acknowledged the meme, but stated they have nothing further to say about it.[11] On the launch date of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, ayyk92 received a glass trophy from Niconico and Pixiv.[12]

Coincidentally, during the conceptual stages of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo planned for Bowser to have his own version of Cappy. In one of the concepts shown in The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser is shown using his cap to capture Peach, becoming "Peach Bowser."[13]

DK Rap

The DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64 has been subject to numerous memetic parodies, which are largely attributable to its highly quotable and allegedly "cheesy" nature (which was intentional on the part of composer Grant Kirkhope[14]). These parodies include citing and corrupting Lanky Kong's verse with emphasis on the word "he" (usually stylized as "HE"[15]), as well as remixing the song in general, either to mock its lyrics or as a mashup with other songs (as has been done many times on SiIvaGunner's channel) (not to be confused with SilvaGunner). Brentalfloss did his own mock version of the DK Rap, showing where the five main Kongs of the game are today.

Expand Dong

Expand Dong is a reaction image depicting Donkey Kong's face from the boxart of Donkey Kong 64, with the eponymous phrase (formed from letters of the game's title) displayed below his face[16]. The meme is strongly associated with a clip from the song "Our Love is Stronger Than a Golden Banana" from the Donkey Kong Country episode "Raiders of the Lost Banana", where DK sings "I'll shower you with coconut cream pies,"[17] as well as DK's expression on the cover of the Legend of the Crystal Coconut VHS boxMedia:DKC Legend of the Crystal Coconut VHS.jpg, due to the perceived lewdness of both. Derivatives of the meme exist featuring other fictional characters and similar captions (which may be innuendos or otherwise).

Luigi's Death Stare

Luigi's Death Stare refers to the angry, determined staring expression that Luigi occasionally shows in Mario Kart 8 when passing by opponents (though the expression is neither exclusive to him nor did it originate in Mario Kart 8)[18]. Originally brought to attention in user-uploaded clips of the game[19][20], Luigi's "death stare" grew in popularity when it was featured in the video "Luigi Ridin' Dirty", which set one of the aforementioned clips to the song "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire[21][22]. Since then, the "death stare" was exploited by Nintendo themselves in a Japanese commercial for Mario Kart 8[23], and mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event at E3 2014. It was later referenced in-game in Paper Mario: Color Splash, and in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle through Luigi's Steely Stare ability.

Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing

Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing is a series of videos depicting, as its name indicates, an immobile Luigi winning games (usually minigames from the Mario Party series or fights in Super Smash Bros.) as his AI-controlled opponents, who are all set to the easiest difficulty (highest in Super Smash Bros.), defeat themselves.[24] The original video, featuring Mario Party 2, was uploaded on YouTube on October 11, 2009 and has over 6 million views as of November 2017.[25]

The meme was referenced by both Nintendo of Europe and Super Mario UK Twitter accounts, which, on November 29, 2017, uploaded a clip of the Mario Party: The Top 100 remake of the Mario Party 2 minigame Bumper Balls (one of the games featured in the original video) with the caption "Yes, it still works."[26][27]

Mama Luigi

Mama Luigi is a popular meme which is based on the version of the character from the Super Mario World TV series episode of the same name.[28] He wears a green hat, matching overalls, and a blue shirt, and has green eyes that are sometimes cross-eyed (which is actually taken from the ending of The Yoshi Shuffle). His favorite food is bagels and his most recurring catchphrases are "Or is it the bagel?" and "That's Mama Luigi to you."

Due to the meme's popularity, the episode was re-animated by a collaboration of fans organized by Andrew Dickman of Electronic Heroes, with each animator doing a different scene. The project was finished and uploaded to YouTube on August 29, 2017.[29]



Weegee is a widespread Internet meme based on the odd sprite of Luigi used for the MS-DOS version of Mario is Missing!, which appears to have an odd-looking stare and a hunched-over posture. This led to the creation of a vectorized image based on Luigi's sprite (pictured at right) that became the basis for the meme. The most common use of the exploitable is to edit "Weegee" or his face into pictures to create a sense of awkwardness and discomfort.[30] Variants for other Mario characters exist, most notably "Malleo", a derivative of Mario's sprite from the same game. As a possible reference to this meme, Luigi's trophy description in the American English version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U refers to his taunts as "100% Weegee".

Yoshi commits tax fraud

Yoshi committing tax fraud is a meme that began in 2016, when Tumblr user Druddigon responded to a list of 64 things wrong with Yoshi games (each of them being "nothing") with a claim that Yoshi has committed tax fraud. Upon being demanded to show proof, Druddigon responded a simple edited picture of Yoshi's Fortune Street artworkMedia:Yoshi FS.png with a text bubble saying "i committed tax fraud," with no capitalization or punctuation. The meme gained traction in 2018, following YouTuber SiIvaGunner using the meme in some of his "high-quality rip" remixes.

Coincidentally, Yoshi is the only playable character in Fortune Street to request tax exemption should the player build a new tax office on the playing board, predating the meme by roughly five years.[31] While it is possible this served as inspiration for the meme, the game's relative obscurity even upon release makes this unlikely.

The meme was referenced by Nintendo's esports Twitter account in 2019 which, in a tweet about a Yoshi player winning a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, states "This Yoshi is no fraud!"[32]


Axe Cop

In "Axe Cop #0", it is explained that Axe Cop's parents occasionally put a hat on him and referred to him as Baby Mario since he was born with a mustache. The cap is shown as red with the letter M on it, much like Mario's.


In's Dance movie, Tim is humming the Underwater Theme from Super Mario Bros.


  • In a web comic bridging the gap between the independent film group's two Ghostbusters films, the funeral of one character is attended by Mario and Luigi as they appeared on the Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

To honor[33] the Mario franchise, there are statuettes for sale that depict Mario and Luigi in the traditional caganer pose.


  • On the home page, there is a ? Block which, when clicked, releases one of several Mario objects: a coin (with a sound effect similar to that of Super Mario Bros.), a Super Mushroom, a 1-Up Mushroom, a Fire Flower, a Poison Mushroom with a black cap and red spots, a Super Star, or a P Switch with a letter "D" replacing the "P".
  • The icon used to represent a server's custom set of emojis is a ? Block.
  • If the server has no custom emojis, the page where the emojis would show instead displays several possible custom emojis, one of which resembles Mario.
  • In the changelog for February 1, 2018, it describes fixing a bug where the app would crash if the "download update" button was clicked too fast "like a Mario Party mini game."[34]
  • When viewing a preview of someone's profile, and they are new to Discord, the Whumpus character will appear on the bottom of the preview box. One of the outfits it wears is a Mario Cap and mustache.

  • In the comic section of this website, there is a comic (entitled Mario Mushroom) where Steve and Jason are walking in what Steve calls "a dangerous place". Jason wanders off and finds a mushroom. He goes back to Steve, not realising that he has dramatically grown in size.

Fred the Monkey

  • On, there are polls on the home page, which are frequently updated. The August 3rd, 2007 Poll asked what kind of genre a Fred the Monkey-themed video game should be. The fifth option is "Fred Teaches Typing", a reference to Mario Teaches Typing.
  • Mailbag 30 - One of the E-Mails Sceb receives concerns him getting Mario Kart DS. *Later, Space Chicken enters bragging about his skills in the game, wearing a green cap backwards with a white L imprinted on it. Since then, the cap has appeared in the background of several cartoons on the website.
  • Mailbag 31 - Concerning the events of the previous Mailbag, Sceb tries to get Space Chicken to come out with his Nintendo DS; apparently Space Chicken lost when he got poor items (he mentions getting several Green Shells and a single Mushroom while in fourth place). Space Chicken also shouts that Sceb snaked.


Google Maps promoting Mario Kart.

Homestar Runner

"pØwned! Or however you say that!"
The King of Town dressed as Mario in a Super Mario Bros. parody.
  • Pumpkin Carve-nival - In this cartoon, The King of Town is dressed as Mario. When the toon is over, if he is clicked on, a secret minigame called "Super Kingio Bros." will be able to be played. The game however, is an obvious joke, as the player plays as the King of Town, who is too fat to hit any of the blocks or jump over the first Goomba. Also, when the King of Town learns that his pumpkin entry in the contest receives a "worst place" prize, he laments, "Sorry, king, but our princess is in another castle." This is a reference to Super Mario Bros. In the same toon, Bubs is dressed as Lou Albano.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig - In this cartoon, The Cheat is dressed as Toad. At the end of the toon, clicking on The Cheat will have him make a noise similar to Toad's "I'm the best!" from Mario Kart 64 before flying up in the air and landing with a "POOMP" as if hit by an item.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 - The character Tompkins is apparently playing a Mario game on an old Game Boy during the cartoon. Tompkins says he "has Bowser on the ropes" and a red shell "pØwn"s So and So. Later on, the Ugly One says "Let's get it on like Diddy Kong".
  • Halloween Fan Costumes '06 - One person dressed up as Homestar (who has his head visible from the costume) is next to a person in a Mario costume. Strong Bad says to the person, "Wait a minute, Homestar, who's that in your mouth? Did you eat Luigi?" The real Homestar responds by saying, "Yes, Strong Bad, I ate Luigi. He tasted like mushrooms."
  • The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show - The title character calls his men "Beezos".
  • Weekly Fan Stuff - The weekly Fan Stuff featured on March 13, 2008 is a custom level from Super Smash Bros. Brawl shaped like Trogdor.
  • Strong Bad E-Mail 22 - Before checking his email, Strong Bad hums the music from the first level of Donkey Kong.
  • Most in the Graveyard - Strong Mad is dressed as a Thwomp. At multiple times in the toon, he jumps and causes the ground to shake, similar to real Thwomps.
  • Super NES - This cartoon was made in Mario Paint. Also, the page title "Super Homestario Bros." references Super Mario Bros.
  • Store Thank You Messages - The page title, "Thank you so much for to buying our crap!!" is a reference to the Super Mario 64 ending, where Mario says, "Thank you so much for-a playing my game."
  • Email Japanese cartoon - One of the NES endings in an Easter egg is the ending to Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • Awexome Cross - The sound effects for jumping, crashing and collecting buxx are taken from Super Mario Bros. The jump sound is the solid block hit sound, the crash sound is the Brick Block breaking sound and the buxx collect sound is the Coin collect sound.
  • Email mile - During the parade for The Cheat, the rhythmic "song" heard is from Super Mario Bros. 3, which is played during the airship levels. Also, the exploding fireworks sound effect sounds like the sound effect created by the cannon fire and exploding Bob-ombs from these levels.
  • Email pom pom - When Pom Pom is pounding Strong Bad, various sound effects from Super Mario Bros., such as the Coin collect sound and the 1-Up sound, are heard whenever Pom Pom connects.
  • Duck Guardian - The falling robot heads resemble the original Thwomp and the eggs resemble Yoshi Eggs.
  • Email redesign - Strong Bad is shown playing a videogame called "Sundae Driver". When he catches a cherry, a message that says "Cherry Get!" appears. This is a reference to the infamous broken English "Shine Get!" message found in the Japanese version of Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Email comic (DVD Commentary) - In the Easter egg, Matt and Mike first mimic and then make reference to the 1-Up sound.
  • Sbemail 150?!? - One of the storyboards of Strong Sad's email idea involves Homestar wearing a Snifit mask.
  • Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold - A hidden scene viewable by clicking on the "end" title shows Strong Bad and Homestar attempting to use Mario Paint to animate the cartoon before giving up and deciding to use Flash instead, which Homestar sarcastically states is "way less obsolete".


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For a time on IGN's main website, if a reader tried to access a link on the site that did not exist, then the resulting error message would quote Toad's line from Super Mario Bros.:

404 Not Found

Thank You Mario
But Our Princess Is In Another Castle!

A later update added several random quotes from other game and movie franchises, including additional ones from the Mario series. Some examples being "It's-a me, Mario!" (Mario's opening line in Super Mario 64) and "Maaaaaaaaario?" (one of Luigi's screams in Luigi's Mansion).


  • A couple of skins available are Mario themed.


As part of their Golden Flash Giveaway, the site features a ? Block.

Lego Ideas

Lego Ideas is a website where people submit their own Lego projects. If the project gets 10,000 supporters, it goes into a review. If it passes the review, the project becomes an actual product and the maker will get 1% of the profit. One of the more popular projects was Mario-themed (which was archived due to rival company K'Nex owning the Mario license):

  • Super Mario Project

Project Description: "The icon of game history: Super Mario along with his brother Luigi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom, have inspired and entertained us for 27 years. And will hopefully keep on doing so for many years to come! An idea came to me the very moment I discovered the "Ultimate Block" system of LEGO bricks. The idea was so simple yet it inspired so much undefinable nostalgia and inspiration. The block idea I got consists of 4 parts, a 2x2 plate, two 2x1 bricks with brick relief, and a 2x2 tile with a centered stud on top. This became the most common Mario element, the Brick Blocks! Iconic as they are, and some may feel the Mario nostalgia kick in and see the potential LEGO and Mario combined would possess! The Mario games are varied, but the most memorable ones are the classic 2D side scrolling adventures of this amazing plumber, and not to forget, his Brother. So the idea is simple, Bring the best elements of Mario to the LEGO format... And as an initial idea, a 2D side scrolling adventure in 3 dimensions, is the perfect solution! Having several sections would allow you to expand the world as desired. There are 5 different sections, but it would not necessarily mean 5 different products. Presenting a single product containing all the parts needed to construct one of the 5 sections, would allow you to build the section you like the most, and rebuild it to another once you feel the need of change in scenery. This would allow one single product that can expand your world by every set added to your collection. The parts included would also allow a whole new world of possibilities to expand your own visions of a Mario world! Should it prove successful enough to become a continued theme, it would on a longer term introduce other themes and colour pallets so the variety would be expanded drastically. Also introduce larger play sets which would inspire even more. The Blocks will be essential in every set, with a greater number of Brick blocks, and some unique blocks in addition, such as the Mystery Block, Used Blocks and Note Blocks (Jump Block). These Blocks would require prints for 2x2 plates and 2x2 tiles (or center studded tiles), as well as 2x2 bricks. Including the essential items is a must, the Coins, Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, Super Leaves, Stars and 1-Up Mushrooms, to name the current ones".

In "Real-life Bowsers Castle: Jump on this deal before Mario Does", David Cross has done the math on how tall, how wide, and how expensive Bowser's castle would be as it appears in Super Mario Bros. 3 in real-world terms. He published the results in a blog post[38] and an infographic[39]. Cross, in "Super Mario Bros: Cash in Your Dollars for 8-bit Gold", states that a single Coin would be worth $508,829.16 in real-world money.[40]

In Natalie Grigson's article, Grigson calculated that Peach's Castle is worth $950,972,940 in real-world money, not including the moat, land or paintings, and in another she priced Donkey Kong's Tree House at $3,800.

Randy Nelson's "The Real-World Price of Luigi’s Mansion", sets the mansion's price at $17,170,029[41]. R. Nelson also did an article on "30 reasons to move to the Mushroom Kingdom"[42]. Bowser's Castle, Peach's Castle, Luigi's Mansion, and Donkey Kong's Tree House are among the buildings in R. Nelson's "15 Famous Video Game Houses Built With LEGO Bricks"[43].

MS Paint Adventures (Homestuck)

On page 7681, during Act 6 Act 5 Act 1x2 of Homestuck, Andrew Hussie, speaking through the narrative prompt, likens Trickster Mode to Mario ("a small Italian plumber who goes on sideways adventures") using a Super Star to power through the levels. He argues that being able to "win" without any effort thanks to being rendered "magic and invincible" by the Star is "actually devastating to his development as a human being" because "Mario NEEDS to stomp on all those mushrooms. He NEEDS to bonk those bricks with his head, for the sake of his personal growth." Hussie then admits that "Maybe Mario isn't the best example" since he is a "one-dimensional friendly cartoon plumber" and thus isn't quite applicable to the Trickster Mode situation that befell the teenage protagonists of the story.

My LEGO Network

  • On the My LEGO TV feature, when Echo is launched from his body, the clouds are from Super Mario Bros.


Heroes graphic novels pay tribute to Mario.

In the Heroes graphic novel Rebellion, Part 4, West, when asked about Monica, replies, "Princess is in another castle."

In another Heroes graphic novel, The Trip, Part 1, Hiro (a gaming enthusiast) has a hallucination that includes seeing a man (similar to Mario) in a large plumbing tube, and bricks with money it them. Later, he mentions Bowser, and then sees a man as a mushroom who says, "Our princess is in another castle".

In yet another Heroes graphic novel, From the Files of Primatech, Part 7 (which is set in 1991), Elle plays Super Mario Bros.

The Onion

"Couple Dressed As Mario And Luigi Drunkenly Making Out On Couch" – News in Photos


The Mario franchise and its related series have been featured or referenced in multiple articles posted by the absurdist satire website Clickhole, which is a branch of The Onion.


  • As a a joke, this site made a picture that was a combination of Mario and Lard Lad Donuts, from the television show "The Simpsons".[3]


RiffTrax have also released a commentary for the Super Mario Bros. movie. The accompanying trailer jokingly rated the film "W" for Waluigi because "Waluigi would have vastly improved this movie and that's saying something."[44] Various riffs during the commentary make references to the Mario games, including the following:

Mike Nelson: "Mommy, why is there a lady at a church in a city? Where are the Mushrooms and the turtles and the coins?"

Mike Nelson: "Oh! My favorite Mario Party minigame: delousing the genitals."

Mike Nelson: "Forget this, the boss has me trained to throw an endless supply of hammers for some reason. How about you?"
Kevin Murphy: "Ugh, boomerangs. Never ends, does it?"

Bill Corbett: "Mario, if you make it out of this, I'm doing that mansion game on my own!"

Mario: "Ugh, I hate heights."
Bill Corbett: "Says the character who frequently sprouts a tail and soars above the clouds."

Mike Nelson: "All the fun of Mario Kart! Minus the competition, the test of skill, the powerups, the iconic characters, the good graphics, the tight controls, the classic sound effects, the well-thought out levels, online play, battle mode... On the other hand, no [bleep]ing Blue Shells.

Kevin Murphy: "Say! The Mushroom Kingdom, after dark!"
Bill Corbett: "So, like Level 8 of Mario 3?"
Kevin Murphy: "No, that's not what I meant!"

Bill Corbett (when Yoshi appears): "Mario! Is that really you?"

Mike Nelson: "Whoa! They... they actually did it! A... a... a faithful representation of the skank slalom level in Super Mario Brothers 2!"
Kevin Murphy: "Wait, skank slalom level? I don't remember that!"
Mike Nelson: "Of course you do, Kevin. You know, you ride a stained mattress down a frozen pipe and can only access it by playing as Daniella, Mario's Italian girlfriend."
Bill Corbett: "Daniella's in the game?"
Mike Nelson: "Sure is! You have unlock her character by dancing with a large woman at the Boom Boom Club and playing Toad's famous harmonica melody back.
Kevin Murhpy: "Toad's harmonica melod-"
Mike Nelson: "Yeah, but that's only after you fix your van's radiator, beat Scapelli to a plumbing job; and take your girlfriend Daniella, your foster child Luigi, and his date, Daisy, to a fine Italian meal."
Bill Corbett: "Huh! I... never realized ...uh... I have to check that out."
Mike Nelson: "Oh, don't bother. This is nothing like any Super Mario game. But it is a spot-on recreation of Ecco the Dolphin down to every last detail!"
Kevin Murphy: "Uh, uh, Ecco the Dolphin is a skank slalom level?"
Mike Nelson: "It's a masterpiece..."
Kevin Murphy: "Okay..." Mario reference

For a time, when trying to access a page that would produce a 404 error message, (such as this link), it would show a custom page with this message, which was a reference to Toad's statement in Super Mario Bros.:

I'm sorry, that page is in another castle!


When the official Twitter Safety account posted about a new update that related to reporting a user, Waluigi was used as the example user's avatar (featuring his artwork from Mario Party 10).[45]

On Xat chats, there are six smileys that are Mario related:


This section is for Mario references found in popular YouTube videos.


  • In the "Can Video Games Make You Smarter?" video, the narrator mentions Super Mario 64 at one point.
  • The title-card for the "Can Plants Think?" video has a Piranha Plant.

The Annoying Orange

Mario in the The Annoying Orange episode "Super Mario".
  • In the episode "Super Mario", Mario goes to Bowser's Castle, but finds that it is empty, then goes to the area where Toad would usually be, and finds Orange. After being annoyed for a while, Mario is eventually hit by a Bullet Bill. Afterwards, Orange reveals that he saved Peach and Toad hours ago, and that he "defeated" Bowser by annoying him until Bowser got angry and left.
  • Another episode depicted Orange and a mushroom annoying other foods, and at the end, Orange exclaimed to the mushroom, "Mario!" Mario then jumps onto the counter and eats the mushroom. Orange then complains to Mario, but soon cheers up. After that Mario says that he wants a Frog Suit causing a nearby frog's eyes to widen.
  • In another episode called Annoying Orange Vs. Mario Kart, Orange spits on a race track, causing Mario to crash into the side of the track, breaking his legs. Orange then laughs about it, stopping when he realizes that Mario is injured. After that, Bowser's, Donkey Kong's, Yoshi's, Luigi's, Princess Peach's, Koopa Troopa's and Toad's karts slip on the mess, causing them all to also crash into the side of the racetrack, blowing up them all. Orange, not wanting to get in trouble flees. Lakitu then comes on the scene. When he sees the damage, he gets sick on the track.
  • A spin-off episode was made which was called Grapefruit Vs. Donkey Kong. It starts off with Passion Fruit being kidnapped by Donkey Kong. She asks Grapefruit, who is at the bottom of the 25m stage to help her, saying that she's only asking because he's the only one there. Grapefruit then attempts to climb the first ladder. However, his weight on the ladder collapses the whole stage, knocking down Donkey Kong and causing him to explode in the oil barrel. Passion Fruit lands next to Grapefruit, who asks for a kiss. Passion Fruit hits Grapefruit, who says that that's close.
  • In Annoying Orange - Copper Lincoln: Let's Play Some Some Video Games Tonight (Song), Donkey Kong and a parody of Super Mario Bros. called Cat Mario is shown.
  • In MINECRAFT TNT VOLCANO! - This Week In Orangecraft #4, in the "Blockstar" section, sculptures of an 8-bit Mario and a Mushroom are shown, by someone called Eyebral.


Beatdownboogie has started a realistic parody series based off of Mario called Mario Warfare, centering the story in a modern warfare style. There are eight episodes in total. As the story goes, Bowser invades the Mushroom Castle and kills the entire Toad military. Toad himself manages to take down many of Bowser's Shy Guys to defend Princess Peach and take her to a safe haven, just before getting shot by "Bill", a parody of Bullet Bill. Plumbers/brothers Mario and Luigi find themselves in the middle of a war as they go from plumbers for the castle to soldiers alongside Peach and the Smash Club, a group of fighters who lost their kingdoms to Bowser and band together to avenge what was taken from them. Parodies of characters from both Mario and other Nintendo franchises who so far have appeared are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Mushroom King, Bullet Bill, Shy Guy, Hammer Bros., Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, King K. Rool, Captain N, Link, Kirby, Ash, Pikachu, Little Mac, Ness, Kamek, and Solid Snake, Wario, Waluigi, and Dixie Kong.

bill wurtz

"history of japan"

At the end of the video, as Bill is talking about Japan's technological innovations, he features a short clip of Mario jumping onto the ! Switch in the Red Switch Palace in Super Mario World.


Brentalfloss singing the lyric "Mamma mia, mamma mia!" in "Nintendohemian Rhapsody", one of the many Mario references in the video.
  • Mario was also referenced many times in his music video "Nintendohemian Rhapsody" featuring Pat the NES Punk (a parody of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"), by showing gameplay footage from Super Mario Bros. in several parts, saying the lyric "Mamma mia, mamma mia!" in an Italian accent (dressed as Mario), and showing strategy guides and cartridges for various Mario games, to name a few.
  • In 2010, he advertised his debut CD, What If This CD... Had Lyrics?, in a video called "Official ScrewAttack "The CD is HERE!" Promo". In this video, he advertises his CD to the tune of the Birabuto Kingdom theme from Super Mario Land (which was later given lyrics over 2 years afterwards). In the same year, he also advertised his then-new T-shirt in a video called "Wear me on your boobs!", where he advertises the said T-shirt to the tune of the Secret Slide theme from Super Mario 64.
  • He has also made other songs related to Mario that aren't based on video game music. "The 2-2 Blues" and "Super Mario Bros.: The Musical", for instance, are original compositions, and "Mushroom Kingdom" is a parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger.
  • On March 31st, 2015, brentalfloss released a "with lyrics" video for the Super Mario Bros. main theme, claiming that fans had requested it ever since 2008. However, as an April Fools' Day joke, he made the lyrics all in Japanese, with English-translated captions in the video.

Butch Hartman

Timmy Turner (left) and Mario (right)
  • Butch Hartman, the creator of The Fairly OddParents, has a series where he draws various famous characters in the style of The Fairly Oddparents. In a Nintendo-related video, Mario is one of the subjects.

Dick Figures

  • During the episode "Camp Anarchy," Bigfoot is spotted and one of the characters yells "Donkey Kong!".
  • The series has mentioned several games of the Mario franchise a handful of times and has also used various Mario sound effects.


  • Mario Kart: The Movie - Official Trailer HD - A trailer for a (made-up) movie based on Mario Kart 64. In the trailer, Luigi dies after racing at the Mario Grand Prix in a hospital, and Mario discovers that Wario is the one responsible for Luigi's death. Mario promises revenge against Wario racing against him in the Grand Prix, but falls in love with Princess Peach.
  • Super Mario Interactive Adventure Game! - An interactive video where Mario must rescue Peach from Bowser, because Bowser wanted to have a date with her. The viewer must choose what Mario must do.
  • Luigi's Mansion Interactive Adventure Game! - An interactive video parodying Luigi's Mansion, where Luigi is invited by Daisy to an encounter at a haunted mansion, but Luigi discovers that she has actually been kidnapped. The viewer must choose what Luigi is to do; if they decide that he must go directly to the mansion to rescue her, Luigi will find, among other things, a fake Daisy that is really Waluigi.
  • Shit Princesses Say - A video where Princesses Peach and Daisy (the former of whom is portrayed by a male) are shown saying all sorts of random things.
  • STOP TOADISM - Nintendo PSA - A public service announcement in which Toad explains "Toadism" (which is prejudice against the Toad species) and pleads for everyone to stop it. In addition to Toad himself, Toadette and Toadsworth are also portrayed in the video.
  • Jersey Shore: Super Mario Bros. - A parody of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, in which Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Bowser, Donkey Kong and Wario replace the original show's cast.
  • THE BOWSER RAP - A rap made by Bowser whose lyrics are all "rah"s, some of which are censored.
  • Kart - Official Trailer HD - A trailer for another (made-up) movie based on the Mario Kart series. Unlike the aforementioned Mario Kart: The Movie - Official Trailer HD trailer, the "movie" it "advertises" does not appear to be based directly on Mario Kart 64, as Daisy and Waluigi make appearances in the trailer (the former was not established as a Mario franchise regular, and the latter did not make his debut at all, until Mario Tennis 64). In addition, the trailer portrays a Bullet Bill, one item that was not used in the Mario Kart series until Mario Kart DS.
  • Super Mario Zombie Bros. – A (made-up) game were Mario must use items to kill other zombified Mario characters and find Princess Peach. In the end, he turns out to be zombified himself, much to Princess Peach's horror.

Dude Perfect

  • Gym Stereotypes – At one point, one of the hosts depicting "Talkative Timmy" mentions Mario Kart and Rainbow Road.
  • Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 – At one point, one of the hosts plays the opening to the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme on pots using ping pong balls.


Edd Again

The huge monkey that attacks the building in Edd's dream resembles Donkey Kong in his appearance from Donkey Kong. Also, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is shown in the display window of the store that Edd and Matt walk into.

Eddsworld Christmas (2004)

While Edd, Tom and Tord are riding in Santa's sleigh, a Christmas-style remix of the overworld theme from Super Mario World plays.

This World of Edd

When Edd starts to change the world, a techno remix of the athletic theme from Super Mario World plays.

5 Questions for Edd

One of the questions that the fan asks Edd is who would win in a fight between Donkey Kong and Ben Folds, and Edd answers Donkey Kong.

Eddsworld Halloween Special

At the end of the episode, Luigi is one of the Ghostbusters, and he also has his Poltergust 3000. This is an obvious reference to Luigi's Mansion.

25ft Under the Seat

While Edd, Tom and Matt are traveling into Atlantis, a remix of the Underwater Theme from Super Mario Bros. plays.

Climate Change

The electricians at the power plant are wearing blue shirts and red overalls; exactly like Mario's old outfit. Also, when the pollution cloud starts to fly away, it hums the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme.

Hammer & Fail

During the “obligatory building montage”, Edd and Tom are sawing a log in unison. This may be a reference to Looney Lumberjacks.

Fun Dead

The license plate on Edd's car reads "130985 SMB"; SMB is obviously short for Super Mario Bros. and 130985 is its original Japanese release date (September 13, 1985). Also, one of Matt's toys is a plush, white Mario doll.

Mirror Mirror

When Tamara is talking to the clerk in the magic shop, a plush Roy Koopa can be seen on a shelf.

Christmas Eddventure

The imposter Tom sucks up the ghost of Christmas past with a vacuum cleaner. This is another reference to Luigi's Mansion.

The End (Part 2)

A few of the rooms Tom looks at are filled with ghosts, some of which are Boos. Also, at the end, one of the kids is wearing a red shirt and blue overalls, just like Mario.


  • In No. 3, Edd and Matt are playing a video game, and Matt says "Ha ha! Take that, Bowser!".
  • In No. 157, "Sink", the plumber highly resembles Mario.

Element Animation

Epic Rap Battles of History

The Wright brothers (left) rap against the Mario Bros.


  • In the pilot episode "Sister-Zoned", when Courtney takes Andie to pick a guy to pose as her fake boyfriend at high school, she says "It's on like Donkey Kong!"


Happy Tree Friends

  • In False Alarm, The Mole is trapped in a flaming barrel and rolling towards Nutty. Nutty grabs a hammer and smashes the barrel similar to how Mario does in Donkey Kong.
  • In Junk in the Trunk, Lifty throws a tortoise that belongs to Toothy at Lumpy. Here, it acts like a Spiny Shell.
  • Also, the KA-POW! character Mouse Ka-Boom references Mouser from Super Mario Bros. 2.

Ian is Bored

  • Mario-related objects can be spotted in several episodes of Ian is Bored, such as Mario and Peach in a kart toy based in Mario Kart Wii.

The Infinite Source

The Infinite Source is an American YouTuber who makes videos pitting characters from various TV series, films, books, graphic novels, and videogames against each other in rap battles. There are a few rap battles involving Mario characters, such as: "Link vs. Mario: The Rap Battle", "Sonic vs. Mario: The Rap Battle", "Mario vs. Luigi: The Rap Battle", "Luigi vs. Tails: The Rap Battle", and "Princess Peach vs. Princess Zelda: The Rap Battle." All rap battles are formatted so both contestants each have two verses (i.e., Mario raps his first verse, then Luigi raps his first verse, Mario raps his second verse, Luigi raps his second verse). Many of the Infinite Source's rap battles have extended versions (stylized as "Extended + Remastered"), which simply gives both rappers a third verse each; out of the Mario-related raps, only Peach's and the Super Smash Bros. rap battles lack extended versions.

Throughout the rap battle videos, various artworks of Mario, Luigi, and Peach, both official and fanmade, are seen, while gameplay footage of several Mario games is shown as well. While Mario is rapping, multiple voice clips of him from various games tend to be used in between (e.g. Mario's "Here we go!" voice clip from Super Mario 64 plays before he says "It's-a Mario! Don't call me fat!" in the rap battle against Sonic). In his third verse against Sonic, Mario says, "Miyamoto shocked Japan with the original Jumpman! My legacy will still survive, that's why my kart just got a ride!", referencing his original name in Donkey Kong and the real-life Mario Kart-themed amusement ride in Universal Studio's theme park. Mario also references Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Princess Daisy, and other characters and games in his verses, while Luigi similarly name-drops Yoshi in the rap battle against Mario. In both that rap, and the rap battle against Tails, Luigi often references his own adventure in New Super Luigi U, as well as the Year of Luigi, his superior jumping abilities over Mario's, and the increasing amount of popularity he's been receiving for the last decade.

Luigi also says "It's-a me, Luigi! I'm-a gonna win!" at the very begin of his first verse, being a spin on Mario's famous catchphrase, as well as Wario's signature quote from Mario Kart 64. Luigi also says "I'll drop a mascot, just like my fraternal twin! I'm a real slim thug; been in the game since '83!" This is a direct callback to Mario's rap battle against Sonic, as Luigi is similarly rapping against Tails; both characters are often the sidekicks of the main protagonists' adventures. Luigi's very slight age difference is also referenced, as he was only born moments after Mario; additionally, he references his debut game, Mario Bros., which came out in 1983, and him being taller than his brother. He also raps, "This is Luigi's Mansion: your final resting place," name-dropping the eponymous mansion in which the series is named after; and, "I'll bust a shell cap in your back, and hit you with a death stare!", referencing the powers of a Red Shell and the angry, determined expression made by Luigi whenever he passes by an opponent (which evolved into the infamous death stare meme).

The Infinite Source also made a Super Smash Bros.-themed rap battle, which features Mario and Donkey Kong. In that rap battle, DK says at differing points, "Hold up! This is Donkey Kong's country!" and "I've been stomping bitchs out since my pops was back in 8-bits!". Donkey Kong references his signature series of adventure games, as well as Cranky Kong, who was originally thought to be his father in early Donkey Kong Country games, though this was later retconned in Donkey Kong Country Returns, in which he is stated to be Donkey Kong's grandfather; additionally, his references Cranky's debut game and only solo adventure.

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  • The race start theme from Mario Kart 64 can be heard in the video, "How Your Lungs Work".



  • At the end of the video "Candy Crush The Movie (Official Trailer)", wherein Ryan and his friends portray smartphone game apps, a voice is heard saying "Looks like you guys should use some help." After Ryan (portraying the Candy Crush Saga app) asks who the speaker is, the latter reveals himself as Greg wearing a Mario costume and a sheathed sword on his back saying "It's-a me... Mario."
  • In the video "Why Lamps!?", during the scene where the little lamp flies through the sky after his apparent "death", it flies through a line of coins on Brick Blocks and collects them.
  • In "How To Act Like Your Favorite Actors", while doing an impression of Matthew McConaughey, Ryan says, "Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward. I don't mean that like some fancy metaphor, I mean literally, when you crash into one of those big ol' green tube things in Mario Kart, gotta press B and reverse a little, then you can keep goin'."
  • "The Nintendoe Paper!", a parody video of consoles released by Nintendo, features many Mario references, including stop-motion paper animations based on Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and the Mario Kart series.

Rhett and Link

  • As part of their morning talk show Good Mythical Morning, the hosts played a game which involved wearing Mario and Luigi costumes and answering trivia questions based on the Mario franchise. If the questionee answers the question correctly, they choose which of two ? Blocks they get to stand under, while if they answer incorrectly, the questioner chooses which block to stand under. One of the blocks has coins, while the other has a variety of gross junk. Although the hosts are usually the titular Rhett and Link, they were replaced for the one show by Game Grumps hosts Arin Hanson (who dressed as Mario) and Dan Avidan (who dressed as Luigi). The episode, titled "Super Mario Smash Block Challenge ft. Game Grumps", featured Dan coincidentally having stuff dumped on him in every round.


  • During one sequence from Mo's drug trip in the episode S03.Ep13.Sugstanță (eng. Suckstance), Mo stands in a Warp Pipe and pretends to be a "flowing flower" in front of Mario. As Mario is watching him with confusion, a Question Block slides between some Brick Blocks above and crushes him. A clip from this sequence is reused in the Creative Monkeyz one million subscribers special.
  • In the episode S03.Ep22.Soluție (eng. Solution), in the scene where Mo orders a "transistor vodka" from a store seller, several Mario items, such as Mushrooms and a Green Shell, can be seen on the shelves behind the seller. The Green Shell and one of the Mushrooms are labeled together as the "Mario Kit".


The two forms of Mario derivative "7 GRAND DAD", both of which reference Fred Flintstone due to the character's origins in a Flintstones bootleg game. "GRAND DAD" is one of the most frequently-recurring elements on the SiIvaGunner music channel.
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The two forms of Mario derivative "7 GRAND DAD", both of which reference Fred Flintstone due to the character's origins in a Flintstones bootleg game. "GRAND DAD" is one of the most frequently-recurring elements on the SiIvaGunner music channel.
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The two forms of Mario derivative "7 GRAND DAD", both of which reference Fred Flintstone due to the character's origins in a Flintstones bootleg game. "GRAND DAD" is one of the most frequently-recurring elements on the SiIvaGunner music channel.
  • SiIvaGunner (formerly known as GiIvaSunner) is a YouTube collective known for uploading avant-garde remixes and parodies of video game songs, many of which are from the Mario series or contain elements from it (along with related series such as the Super Smash Bros. series). Additionally, several of the channel's major elements are Mario-related:
    • One of the "main characters" as depicted by the channel is a variation of Mario known as "7 GRAND DAD", who is depicted in two different forms: a recolored, off-model Mario sprite, and Fred Flintstone with Mario's head. The character originates from a bootleg Mario game known as “GRAND DAD 3M 原始瑪莉VII” (the Chinese translates to "Primitive Mario") that was in fact a minimally-edited version of The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy, with the odd Mario graphic originating from another Mario bootleg, Dian Shi Ma Li.
    • The "CG Rap" is a parody of the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64 in which most of the lyrics are replaced with "coconut gun". Most other remixes and uses of the DK Rap on the channel are based on this parody and/or reference "coconut gun" in a similar style.
    • During the channel's "Christmas Comeback Crisis" story arc (a parody of the Kirby series), a false finale titled "Waluigi's Tacostand" was uploaded, which features the misadventures of Waluigi opening a taco stand and interacting with the channel's other characters.


The Mario segment in the "If Video Games Were Real" video
  • Smosh's 2010 video "If Video Games Were Real" features a parody of Super Mario Bros.. Here, Ian (as Peach) tells Anthony (as Mario) that he must "pay up" if he wants to be with him. Anthony then proceeds to punch a Brick Block to get a Coin, but instead injures his hand and howls in pain, ending the segment by shouting "F**K!!!".
  • In Smosh's video "REAL VOODOO DOLL!", the video starts with Anthony being frustrated by a Lakitu while playing Super Mario Bros.. Also, Mario plushes, a Super Mario Galaxy poster, and even an actual Lakitu (which Ian gets killed by in the end) are spottable in the episode.
  • Several Mario-related objects are located around the house where most episodes take place, such as a painting of Yoshi and Yoshi Eggs.
  • One of Smosh's licensed T-shirts is of Yoshi biting into a sign containing his name (in Mario-style font).
  • Smosh's "REJECTED MARIO GAMES" video is entirely about (made-up) Mario games that were canceled due to their absurdity. Also, the beginning shows boxart of several past Mario games. Also, Mario Teaches Walking is a parody of Mario Teaches Typing and Mario's Mansion is a fictionalized alpha version of Luigi's Mansion, which (fictionally) shifted focus towards Luigi after Mario stated "This game sucks, give it to Luigi."
  • In the episode "WE'RE IN SUPER MARIO!", Ian and Antony travel into Super Mario Bros. and ends being seriously injured. At the end of the video, Mario says that to see bloopers and behind the scenes content, the spectator must click in the link in the description of the video, and ends saying "Click in the subscribe button and win an extra life. I gotta save the princess so she can just get kidnapped again and then we will make five million more games bye!".
  • In the episode "SEXTING GONE WRONG!", Mario appears as a random character to provide backup nude photos (with the threat of posting them online as part of a defense mechanism) and ends up dying of shock after seeing Anthony's photos.



The Great Ape holding up a barrel like Donkey Kong

TeamFourStar have made a few references to the Mario franchise throughout their Dragon Ball Z Abridged series.

  • There is a recurring gag in the series that consists of calling Namekians (usually Piccolo) Yoshis. Some examples includes:
    • In Episode 2, Goku asks Piccolo if he is a Yoshi due to them both being green and having been born from eggs, which Piccolo sarcastically says he is one. Then Goku asks if he can ride him, just like how Yoshis are rideable in most games they appear in.
      • In the Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 1, this scene is recreated and shortened a lot, with Goku only asking if Piccolo is a Yoshi, which he answers "Hell yeah".
    • In the Christmas Tree of Might Movie Part 1, when Piccolo first meets Turles, he says that he looks like Goku, while Turles replies that he looks like a Yoshi.
    • In the Lord Slug Movie, when Goku discovers Lord Slug's species, he almost calls him a Yoshi, but gets interrupted by King Kai telling him not to call him a Yoshi, and then proceeds to tell him he's a Super Namekian.
    • TeamFourStar are even selling two shirts featuring Piccolo as a Yoshi, with the second one being called "Piccoloshi's Island" depicting him with a baby Gohan on his back, parodying the video game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • In Episode 4, when Gohan transforms into the Great Ape, music from Donkey Kong plays and he hoists a barrel up, much like Donkey Kong. When he transforms back into Gohan the power-down music from Super Mario Bros. is heard.
  • In Episode 25, when Krillin gets impaled by Frieza's horn, he claims that it's the worst pain he's ever gotten, but then Frieza continues stabbing him multiple other times, which gives Frieza 1-Ups. Also at the end of this episode, there is a parody of Frieza's transformation where he hits a ? Block to get a Super Mushroom that transforms him into his second form. This scene is also accompanied by Super Mario Bros.'s overworld theme.
  • In Episode 28, after Frieza finished the "game" he's playing with Goku, he asks him if he liked the game. Goku then responds that it was okay, but it was no Donkey Kong, which has a "pie level."
  • In the Revenge of Cooler Movie, when Gohan is on his way back to Goku and Krillin, Cooler's henchmen interrupts him and tells him "Well hello, Diddy. Where's Donkey?" Later on, after Salza kicks Gohan away, he says he's going to give the coup de gras to the king of Kongs, referring to Goku.

This is Bob

Pipes and bricks on the background of the Restricted Area
  • In the twelfth episode of Russian Flash animated series This Is Bob titled "Bob tastes poisonous mushrooms" Bob, after eating fly agaric, entered Restricted Area where he found a colony of cordyceps. Pipes and blocks can be seen on the background.


"Weird Al" Yankovic

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  • In an animated video promoting his album "Medium Rarities", Weird Al is seen playing an arcade game that is a spoof of Super Mario Bros. The video also contains Weird Al going down a Warp Pipe, with the same sound effect from Super Mario Bros.


YouTube Poop

YouTube Poop refers to a style of YouTube videos consisting of randomly edited clips from various sources, usually to nonsensical effect[46]. Among the more popular sources are clips from the Mario animated series (particularly Super Mario World and its episode "Mama Luigi"[47]), as well as cutscenes from Hotel Mario, although other Mario-related media (including the canon games) have been used as sources as well. The phenomenon became significant enough to be acknowledged by some of the creators behind the original material, such as screenwriter Phil Harnage[48] and voice actor Marc Graue[49]; Graue has even actively participated in the ironic fan community surrounding Hotel Mario.

Zach Boucher

Canadian YouTuber Zach Boucher, professionally known as SploogeGaming, has made various rap songs and rap battles about the Mario franchise. These include the "Intense Super Mario 64 Rap", a rap song about Mario's adventure to save Peach and the Power Stars; "Intense Super Mario Sunshine Rap", another rap song that now centers about Mario's disastrous vacation in Isle Delfino; "Intense Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Rap", a third rap song that highlights Mario's adventure in the game; "Intense Luigi's Mansion Rap", a fourth rap song that centers on Luigi's ghostbusting adventure to save Mario; "Lap One: A Mario Kart 8 Rap", a rap song which highlights the flow of a typical Mario Kart 8 race; "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap Battle Parts 1 & 2", which has various characters from the base Super Smash Bros. roster rap against each other, including Mario representatives Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Bowser Jr.; "Super Smash Bros. Rap Battle: DLC Edition", which has all of the DLC characters from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U engage in a rap battle; the "Smashing Dr. Mario Rap Song", which is a rap about Super Smash Bros. from Dr. Mario's perspective; and "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap Battle Part 3," which brings Dr. Mario for a second round of rapping, and includes Wario, Rosalina & Luma, and Diddy Kong as contestants. Zach Boucher has produced "Rage Rap: Rainbow Road", which has him rap about the frustrating course layout of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!s Rainbow Road, while showing gameplay footage of Toad and Toadette from the same game.

Portrait Ghosts such as Biff Atlas, Miss Petunia, Sue Pea, Neville, Lydia, Slim Bankshot, and Vincent Van Gore are mentioned throughout the Luigi's Mansion rap song, and are shown as part of gameplay footage; King Boo makes rare appearances throughout the rap song; foes like Hooktail, Sir Grodus, and Lord Crump are referenced in the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door rap song; and finally, the Super Smash Bros. rap battles feature numerous references: Mario (voiced by VideoGameRapBattles) says his signature catchphrase "It's-a me, Mario!" at the beginning of his verse, and references his famous status by referring to himself as "the lovable, idolized Nintendo character" and "what everyone wants to be"; Luigi (voiced by Adam Purski) references his Fireball's disruptive capabilities by saying "Believe me, get hit by floating fireballs. That'll just completely f*** up your entire combo", and talks about his up aerial, Luigi Cyclone, and damaging taunt; Bowser (voiced by NemRaps) references his Bowser Bomb and Flying Slam specials (ex: "Hit you with a Ground Pound, cowards catchin' feelings" and "You'll expire when hit by my Flying Slam!"); Bowser Jr. (voiced by DefMatch) starts his rap by saying, "I'm Bowser Jr., Mechakoopas will chew ya!", referencing his down special move, and later on, "I brought my seven brothers hovering above in these Clown Cars", referencing the Koopalings and the mass-produced Junior Clown Cars; Yoshi (voiced by Zach Boucher) references his egg laying capabilities and fast attacks; lastly, Donkey Kong (also voiced by NemRaps) raps about his attack speed and KO power, while referencing his tantrums when the Kongs' Banana Hoard is stolen (ex:"They say I'm going bananas, but I don't feel ya, I kill ya."). Donkey Kong's next line is, "What's a monkey to a gorilla?", possibly referencing Diddy Kong; additionally, Donkey Kong's last few lines are, "Battling this O.G.? Homie, you're history. King Kong ain't got shit on me!", which may reference the Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd. lawsuit, where Universal Studios considered Donkey Kong a copyright infringement of King Kong. Later on, the court ruled in favor of Nintendo, saying that, "Donkey Kong is a unique game that does not share any similarities with King Kong".

There is a notable error in "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap Part 1", where Bowser Jr. says "I brought my seven brothers hovering above in these Clown Cars", even though the Koopalings comprise of six males (Larry, Lemmy, Iggy, Morton, Roy, and Ludwig) and one female (Wendy). Additionally, the Koopalings are not currently officially considered Bowser Jr.'s siblings. Bowser Jr. also references his Final Smash and the ability to become Shadow Mario at the end of his verse. "Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Rap: Part 1" is notable for featuring the most Mario characters, with 6 in total, while Part 3 features 3, Part 2 features 1, and the DLC Edition features none. Several Mario characters also have beats inspired from existing tunes, though with added trap beats: Mario raps to the Hammer theme from Donkey Kong, Luigi raps to the Ground Theme of Super Mario Bros., Peach raps to the Super Star's arrangement from Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong raps to 25m's theme from Donkey Kong, and Rosalina & Luma rap to Gusty Garden Galaxy's theme from Super Mario Galaxy. Interestingly, Bowser Jr. raps to a dubstep/trap arrangement of "Gourmet Race," a song from Kirby's Dream Land.


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