List of references on the Internet

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The following is a list of Super Mario-related sightings and references on the Internet. This list does not include fan-made works dedicated to the Super 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 Super Mario games.


Abobo's Big Adventure

  • During the intro, Birdo and a Podoboo 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 and 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 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". He 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 resemble Piranha Plant heads on springs, Punkins shoot Podoboos, and Crankies shoot viruses.
  • In Contrabobo, when Kirby is defeated, Wart is among the items that Kirby throws up. Also, during a flashback with Doc Louis, Luigi is seen getting punched by Little Mac.
  • In Punch Abobo, Mario appears as a referee as he did in Punch-Out!! In addition, when Little Mac becomes Big Mac, among the power-ups that he grabs are a Capsule 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."


The Mario Gamer Plushy from Habbo.
  • 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.

I Wanna Be The Guy

  • Bowser, Wart, and a robotic version of Birdo called Mecha Birdo appear as bosses. During the battle with Mecha Birdo, Beezos appear as enemies.
  • In one area inside the Room of Divine Transportation, there is a Snifit which operates a Bill Blaster that shoots Bullet Bills.
  • In the Hall of Former The Guys, Bowser is stated to have been the first Guy to ever hold the title of "The Guy".
  • When a block breaks, the sound of when Mario breaks a block in Super Mario Bros. is heard.

Kingdom of Loathing

A battle with a Goomba. The description references the 1993 movie and how the Goombas were portrayed.
  • Bloopers, Koopa Troopas, and Goombas appear in the 8-bit Realm, using their Super Mario Bros. sprites. Bob-ombs and Boos are fought in Anger Man's Level and Regret Man's Level, respectively.
    • After completing the Naughty Sorceress Quest once and ascending, Buzzy Beetles replace Goombas in the 8-Bit Realm, a reference to the "new quest" in Super Mario Bros.
  • Some items reference the Super Mario franchise in their description, name, and use. Examples include "The Plumber's Mushroom Stew" and a Fire Flower. The "Whirling Maple Leaf" familiar may sprinkle the player with Maple Syrup to restore their MP, a possible reference to Paper Mario.
  • The "Path of the Plumber" challenge run is full of references to the Mario series. The badge system is a direct reference to Paper Mario and even uses some of the same attacks. The bosses are Koopa Paratroopa, Hammer Brother, Very Dry Bones, Angry Sun, King Boo, Kamek, Birdo, Bowser, and a version of Wario. Completing the path rewards the player with a Buzzy Beetle statuette and, when the path was initially released, a Red Coin.


Mari0 Screenshot
Screenshot of the game

Mari0 is a PC game that combines elements of Super Mario Bros. and the Portal series. As Mario, the player wields a portal gun which generates portals that warp the player, enemies, and objects to other areas.


  • On Game Show Island, "Bowser" is the correct answer to a question in the Braniacs! trivia game. The question is under the "Bad Guys" category, reading: "When he's not busy capturing Princess Peach, this spikey-shelled villain finds time to race go-karts against Mario and his friends." Incorrect answers include "Donkey Kong", "Luigi", and "Toad".[2]
  • Mocktropica Island, which contains many references to video games, has a part where the player's character enters a fake loading screen. They must equip a helmet and break the letters on the screen by hitting them from below, causing them to shatter like Brick Blocks, and obtaining an achievement called "Classic!"


A reference to Mario's Cap in Roblox.
The "8-Bit Wonder" hat, which resembles the Mario Cap

The game has five hats and one gear based on elements from the Super Mario franchise.

  • The first hat is called "Mario Fan", which is Toad's cap. The description states "It's-a me, Mario", based on one of Mario's quotes from Super Mario 64.
  • The second hat is called "Super Mushroom". The description states "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 identical to a Yoshi's egg.
  • The gear called "8-Bit Throwing Barrel" resembles Donkey Kong's barrels from the Donkey Kong arcade game.

Super Chick Sisters

As part of their campaign against fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), PETA published a satirical New Super Mario Bros.-inspired game called Super Chick Sisters on their website. The game's main characters mimic the appearances of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, with the final boss Colonel Sanders wearing a Bowser mask. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Koopa Troopa and Dr. Mario themselves also appear in the game in various cutscenes.

New Super Chick Sisters

For a campaign against fast food franchise McDonald's, a sequel titled New Super Chick Sisters was released in 2010 on PETA's website. The game's gameplay, characters and settings are once again inspired by the Super Mario franchise, with several Super Mario characters appearing in it as well.

Super Mario ReMaker

Super Mario ReMaker was a remade version of Super Mario Maker for PC. The game had exclusive features such as the Rex enemy and the ability to customize costumes for Costume Mario. It has since been taken down by Nintendo.

Super PiCO World

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

Planning Center Online features a promotional game entitled Super PiCO World. It is a recreation of the first two levels of Super Mario Bros. with alterations to the gameplay and characters; the game replaces Mario with the company's mascot, PiCO, and is set in a world with various corporate-themed elements, such as folder-shaped power-ups and computer windows of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel acting as Warp Pipes.[3]

Super Tanooki Skin 2D

Main article: List of controversies § Animal cruelty
Logo from the Flash game Mario Kills Tanooki.
Website logo

Super Tanooki Skin 2D is a parody Flash game starring Tanooki, a skinless Japanese raccoon dog who is chasing Mario to get his skin back. The game has the player jump over obstacles to dodge them as they chase Mario. The game was released online by PETA to call attention to the practice of live skinning raccoon dogs in China and the supposed promotion of this practice by Nintendo's then recently-released game, Super Mario 3D Land, which features a power-up that gives Mario a Tanooki suit.

Stinkoman 20X6

This is the Only Level TOO

  • One of the level's iterations references World 1-2 of Super Mario Bros. In order to advance, the character must break two blocks in the ceiling and jump above it, then walk to the right as they access a Warp Zone-like area with pipes that lead to the next iteration.[4]


This section is for Super 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 / Parallel Universes / Scuttlebug Jamboree

0.5x A Presses is an Internet meme that circulated around 2016 regarding a certain video that concerns the Hazy Maze Cave stage in Super Mario 64. In the video, Super Mario 64 player pannenkoek2012[5] describes how to complete the objective Watch for Rolling Rocks in half an A Button button press. The video is well known for its absurdly complex analysis of the physics of Super Mario 64 and the technical manipulation of the game, though these traits (especially the former) are present in the majority of his videos. A comment by user TJ "Henry" Yoshi, "An A press is an A press, you can't say it's only a half.", has also been highlighted as a catchphrase associated with the video. Popularized phrases from the video itself include "Misaligned QPU" and "building up speed for 12 hours." The video has two variants, with one being commentated by pannenkoek2012 himself[6] and the other without the commentary.[7]


Wikipedia article: Bowsette
A panel from the comic that started the "Bowsette" meme
The final 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) to transform into a Princess Peach lookalike, stemming from a comic[8] 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 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 the Super Mario Wiki's most visited page for a time, followed by associated pages,[9] and the meme being the #1 trend on Twitter of Japan.[10] It spawned a large amount of fan art, parodies, and permutations, and ayyk92 went from just 78 followers to over 50,000 after posting the comic, having garnered over 1000 within a single day.[11]

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,[12] and numerous others, eventually having Peachette getting revenge on Bowser for the meme using a pair of Spiny Shells after Peachette was announced for Mario Kart Tour, almost a full year after the original post.[13] 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.[14] Nintendo acknowledged the meme but stated they have nothing further to say about it.[15] On the launch date of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, ayyk92 received a glass trophy from Niconico and Pixiv.[16]

Coincidentally, during the conceptual stages of Super Mario Odyssey's development, it was 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".[17] Additionally, the character Bowletta from 2003's Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is an official incarnation of Bowser physically fused with a female character (namely Cackletta).

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[18]). These parodies include citing and corrupting Lanky Kong's verse with emphasis on the word "he" (usually stylized as "HE"), 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). YouTuber brentalfloss created a mock version of the DK Rap, describing what the five main Kongs of Donkey Kong 64 supposedly went on to do afterwards;[19] this version replaces Chunky Kong's verse with the statement that "He's dead" followed by a pause in the music, which itself became a meme.

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 logo) displayed below his face. 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", in which DK sings "I'd shower you with coconut cream pies",[20] 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).

Fat Yoshi

The big Baby Fat
"Fat Yoshi"

Fat Yoshi (also known as Big Yoshi or Beeg Yoshi) refers to official artwork of Baby Fat from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It became popular after Tumblr user SupperMarioBroth uploaded a reconstruction of the artwork on January 13, 2017.[21] A higher quality version was found on a Japanese trading card and posted on SupperMarioBroth's Twitter account on October 2, 2018.[22]

"Fat Yoshi" is featured in the thumbnail of a YouTube video titled "BEEG BEEG YOSHI", which was uploaded by videogamedunkey on January 26, 2019. It has eleven million views as of March 2023. The video consists of videogamedunkey prank calling several businesses, including a Barnes & Noble, to ask about a stuffed animal of "the big Yoshi", and a Party City to ask an employee to search "big Yoshi" on Google Images.

On January 31, 2019, a video titled "Harassing people with fat yoshi" was uploaded to YouTube by anthpo. The video has twelve million views as of March 2023. A sequel to the video was uploaded on June 5, 2019, which has four million views.

On March 13, 2024, the official Nintendo of America account on X referenced the meme in a post that simply reads "Big. #SuperMarioRPG", accompanied by a short video of Baby Fat in his fat state in the Nintendo Switch remake of Super Mario RPG.[23]

i've won...... but at what cost?

Image used for the "I've won, but at what cost?" meme for the List of references on the Internet#Memes page.
Original image uploaded to Tumblr

"i've won...... but at what cost?" is the caption of an image macro depicting a slightly transparent version of Wario's losing sprite from Mario Party 8 over a cloudy sky. It is often used as a reaction image in scenarios where someone contemplates the severity of a negative consequence of an otherwise good achievement.

The meme's earliest known appearance was on April 17, 2014, when Tumblr user hocotate-civ uploaded it to the website.[24] The image was reposted by Tumblr user ambipom on July 2, 2014 with the caption "when u beat a game with a sad ending".[25] As of September 2023, the posts have respectively received 48,300 and 290,400 notes.

Luigi's Death Stare

Luigi in Mario Kart Tour.
A screenshot of Luigi staring at the camera in Mario Kart Tour, posted by the official Mario Kart Tour Twitter account

Luigi's Death Stare refers to the combination of Luigi's determined facial expression and his face's tracking his opponent when he overtakes them in Mario Kart 8 (though the expression is neither exclusive to him, being shared by Mario for example, nor did it originate in Mario Kart 8). Originally brought to attention in user-uploaded clips of the game,[26][27] 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.[28][29]

The meme was referenced by Nintendo in a Japanese commercial for Mario Kart 8[30] and mentioned in the Nintendo Digital Event at E3 2014. It was later referenced in-game in Paper Mario: Color Splash by Huey after he, Mario, and Luigi arrive at Black Bowser's Castle;[31] in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope through Luigi's Steely Stare ability; and in Paper Mario: The Origami King by the green Toad at the start of Picnic Road.[32] On October 19, 2019, Mario Kart Tour's official Twitter account posted a screenshot referencing Luigi's Death Stare in a tweet announcing Luigi's appearance in the game.[33] A Nintendo Switch News article promoting games with Luigi references the meme, stating: "From capturing spooky ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion 3 to giving other racers the stare in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Luigi has been a charismatic protagonist of many great titles."[34] Luigi can be seen in the same pose in a promotional screenshotMedia:MK8D BCP Wave 6 characters.png for Wave 6 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass.

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 sometimes battles in the Super Smash Bros. series) as his AI-controlled opponents, who are all often set to the easiest difficulty (highest in Super Smash Bros. games), defeat themselves. The original video, featuring Mario Party 2, was uploaded on YouTube on October 11, 2009 and has over 8.5 million views as of July 2020.[35]

The meme was referenced by the official Nintendo of Europe and Super Mario UK Twitter accounts, which, on November 29, 2017, both posted a clip of an immobile Luigi winning in the Mario Party: The Top 100 remake of the Mario Party 2 minigame Bumper Balls (one of the minigames featured in the original video) with the caption "Yes, it still works."[36][37] The meme was again referenced in the April 2021 edition of "Nintendo Monthly Rewind" by Nintendo of America, in which Super Mario Party's 1.1.0 update is mentioned alongside footage of Luigi's turn, at which the narrator says "But will Luigi win by doing nothing? We'll leave that part to you".[38]

Mama Luigi

Luigi saying, "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!" in the Super Mario World cartoon
"Mama Luigi"

Mama Luigi is a meme based on the version of Luigi from the Super Mario World TV series, in particular the episode "Mama Luigi". 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 episode "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 "Mama Luigi" episode was re-animated by a collaboration of fans organized by Andrew Dickman of Electronic Heroes, with each animator recreating a different scene. The project was finished and uploaded to YouTube on August 29, 2017.[39]

New Funky Mode

The North American cover art for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch
North American boxart for the Nintendo Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, featuring "New Funky Mode" in the top-right corner

New Funky Mode is a meme derived from the box art of the Nintendo Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which features a cut-in in the top-right corner showing Funky Kong alongside text reading "NEW FUNKY MODE" in the North American version or "FUNKY NEW MODE" in the European, Australian, and New Zealand versions. Instances of the meme usually involve editing the "New Funky Mode" or "Funky New Mode" tags onto box art for other games.

The meme was referenced by the official Nintendo UK Twitter account on March 19, 2018, which tweeted about Nintendo's presence at Insomnia62 with games such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, along with an image showing the "Funky New Mode" tag on the Insomnia62 logo.[40]

So Long, Gay Bowser

Mario saying "So long kinga Bowser!" in Super Mario 64

So Long, Gay Bowser refers to one of Mario's voice clips from Super Mario 64. Whenever Mario lets go of Bowser's tail after spinning him around in the boss battles with him, he exclaims "So long kinga[sic] Bowser!"[41] However, this line is frequently misheard as "So long, gay Bowser!"

In the Shindō Pak Taiō Version of Super Mario 64 (and by extension the version in Super Mario 3D All-Stars), as well as in Super Mario 64 DS, Mario instead says "Buh-bye!" when throwing Bowser in the boss battles, likely due to Bowser's Japanese name being Koopa.

Wario Dies

Wario shouting "Oh my God!" in the Japanese version of Mario Party

Wario Dies is a series of YouTube videos that typically consist of sound effects and voice clips that depict Wario engaging in regular activities (such as eating or driving a car), only for something to go wrong and Wario to shout "Oh my God!" before dying. The earliest instance of the meme occurred on April 22, 2016, when Tumblr user tmcb uploaded an audio file titled "wario car crash.mp3".[42]

The voice clip of Wario shouting "Oh my God!" originates from the Japanese version of Mario Party, in which it is heard when Wario loses or otherwise suffers misfortune; in Western versions of the game, this voice clip is replaced with Wario saying "So ein Mist!" (a voice clip taken from Mario Kart 64 and slowed down), which is a German expression of disgust, similar to "Oh, shoot!" or "No way!"

Ironically, Wario cannot die in Wario Land II and claims to be immortal in the game's instruction booklet. With the exception of the final boss battle, he also cannot die in Wario Land 3.


The artwork of Luigi used for the "Weegee" meme. For the List of references on the Internet page.

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 the sprite that became the basis for the meme. The most common use of the meme is to edit "Weegee" or his face into images to create a sense of awkwardness and discomfort. Variants for other Super Mario characters also exist, most notably "Malleo", which is derived from Mario's sprite from the same game.

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 with an edited image 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.[43]

The meme was referenced by Nintendo's official esports Twitter account on February 9, 2019, which, in a tweet about a player winning a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament as Yoshi, stated "This Yoshi is no fraud!"[44]



The icon for Aseprite is designed to resemble a Rotating Block. Furthermore, the frequently-asked questions section for the Aseprite website explains that its icon is designed as "a little tribute to Super Mario World".[45]

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


"Wump Shell"
The "Wump Shell" and "OHHHHH BANANA" loot box items
  • On the home page used until June 2020, there was a ? Block which, when clicked, released one of several Super 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."[47]
  • When viewing a preview of someone's profile, and they are new to Discord, the Wumpus character will appear on the bottom of the preview box. One of the outfits it wears is a Mario Cap and mustache, as well as one where it wears a Luigi Cap and mustache.
  • When running a game or application Discord does not have an icon for in the user's Now Playing status, it will use a ? Block in place of it.
  • One of the custom mobile app icons is titled "One Up", and its background depicts a grassy setting with tall red mushrooms, alluding to the Super Mario franchise.[48]
  • Two of the nine loot boxes items available on April Fools 2024 were the "Wump Shell" and the "OHHHHH BANANA" items, which are parodies of the Koopa Shell and the Golden Banana respectively.

  • In the comic[dead link] 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.
  • For a time, if one were to have searched for the original Super Mario Bros. and the knowledge panel for that game appeared, a ? Block could be seen next to the game title, and when clicked, a coin was produced along with the accompanying sound effect. Clicking on it 100 times played the 1-Up Mushroom sound. The ? Block reappeared in the knowledge panel of The Super Mario Bros. Movie during the period before the film's release.
  • On Mario Day 2018, Google Maps featured Mario Kart-themed driving directions. Mario driving his Pipe Frame kart represented the user's current location. Users had to look for a ? Block next to the start button when the start and destination fields were filled.[49][50][51]

The Hard Times

The Super Mario franchise and its related franchises has been the subject of many articles of the satirical website The Hard Times. The site also hosts a podcast discussing episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.

Homestar Runner

"pØwned! Or however you say that!"
Super Kingio Bros.
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 Super 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 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".
  • Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods - Pom Pom is dressed as Burt the Bashful. Pom Pom also recreates Burt's death animation after Strong Bad asks him to "provide some Mode 7".
  • 2022 Costume Pack Now Available - Strong Bad is dressed as Dr. Crygor in his appearance from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Strong Bad also parodies a typical microgame by mimicking a microgame jingle and laughing like Wario. The microgame itself parodies Shaving Scream with the Stave it Off guy in place of Wario. Strong Mad also tells Strong Bad that he should have dressed as the "Disco Guy" instead.


The IGN 404 Error Page.

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 Super Mario franchise. 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 Super 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 Super Mario-themed (predating LEGO Super Mario), which was archived due to rival company K'NEX owning the Super Mario license at the time:

  • 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[52] and an infographic[53]. 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.[54]

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[55]. R. Nelson also did an article on "30 reasons to move to the Mushroom Kingdom"[56]. 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"[57].

MS Paint Adventures (Homestuck)

On page 5781, 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 Super Mario.

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

In another Heroes graphic novel, The Trip, Part 1[dead link], 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[dead link] (which is set in 1991), Elle plays Super Mario Bros.

The Onion

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


The Super 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.


The twelve most searched Super Mario-related characters on Pornhub, with Mario, Princess Peach and Bowsette topping the list
The twelve most searched Super Mario-related characters on Pornhub, with Mario, Princess Peach and Bowsette topping the list

The Pornhub Insights blog has published a number of articles regarding Super Mario-related trends on the pornographic video sharing website Pornhub.

  • According to an article published on December 11, 2019, Mario was the fourth most searched video game character on Pornhub throughout 2019, rising by 96% over the amount of searches for Mario in 2018.[58]
  • On September 21, 2020, it was revealed that Pornhub saw an increased amount of Super Mario-related searches on September 3, 2020, the day Nintendo made announcements for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. According to a graph shown in the article, the number of searches peaked around September 5, 2020 with 142% more searches than the average, followed by another surge on September 13, 2020, the day of the anniversary, by 57% above average. The article goes on by reporting more Super Mario-related Pornhub statistics at the time of its writing, such as the three most popular searches from this franchise being Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowsette, and men being 571% more likely to search for Super Mario-related pornography than women.[59]


  • As a joke, this site made a picture that was a combination of Mario and Lard Lad Donuts, from the television show "The Simpsons".[4]


RiffTrax have also released a commentary for the Super Mario Bros. film. The accompanying trailer jokingly rated the film "W" for Waluigi because "Waluigi would have vastly improved this movie and that's saying something."[60] Various riffs during the commentary make references to the Super 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..."


Twitch Mario reference (a 404 custom error page)
The old error message in desktop mode
The visual found on error pages on the Twitch mobile site
The visual accompanying the error message in mobile mode

For a time, when trying to access a Twitch page that would produce a 404 error message in desktop mode, it would show a custom page reading "I'M SORRY, THAT PAGE IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!" which is a reference to the Mushroom People's quote in Super Mario Bros.

In mobile mode, accessing a page with an error message displays a message reading "Sorry, that page is in another castle!" along with a visual based on the Goal Pole and fortress found at the end of overworld levels in Super Mario Bros.

Twitter / X

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).[61]

The following Super Mario-related hashflags, or hashmojis, which are special emojis automatically placed next to a hashtag, have been created to promote various Super Mario media:[62]

  • The hashflag of a Goob to promote the release of Luigi's Mansion 3, which accompanied the hashtags #LuigisMansion3, #LuigisMansion, #Luigi, and #Gooigi.[63]
  • The hashflag of Mario in a Pipe Frame to promote Mario Kart Tour, which accompanied the hashtags #MarioKartTour, #MarioKart, and #MKT.[64]
  • The hashflag of Mario's sprite from Super Mario Bros. to promote the 35th anniversary of the game from September 3, 2020 to December 5, 2020 and from January 28, 2021 to April 28, 2021, which accompanied the hashtags #SuperMario35, #Mario35, #SuperMario, #Mario, #スーパーマリオ35周年, and #マリオ.[65]
  • The hashflag of Super Nintendo World's logo to promote the park's opening at Universal Studios Japan from February 1, 2021 to May 2, 2021, which accompanied the hashtags #WeAreMario, #SuperNintendoWorld, #SuperNintendoWorld’, #アソビの本能解き放て, #スーパーニンテンドーワールド, #スーパー・ニンテンドー・ワールド, and #スーパー・ニンテンドー・ワールド’.
  • The hashflag of a ? Block to promote The Super Mario Bros. Movie from October 6, 2022 to January 5, 2023 and from January 26, 2023 to May 1, 2023, which accompanied the hashtags #MarioMovie, #MarioBrosMovie, #SuperMarioBrosMovie, #SuperMarioMovie, #TheSuperMarioBrosMovie, #SuperMarioBrosLaPelicula, and #SuperMarioBrosLaPelícula.
  • The hashflag of the Spark Starburst to promote the release of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope from October 10, 2022 to January 9, 2023, which accompanied the hashtags #MarioRabbidsSparksOfHope, #SparksOfHope, #MarioRabbids, #MarioLapins, and #Rabbids.
  • The hashflag of Mario's icon from Super Mario Bros. Wonder to promote the game's release from October 19, 2023 to January 17, 2024, which accompanied the hashtags #Mario, #SuperMarioBrosWonder, #スーパーマリオ, #スーパーマリオブラザーズワンダー, and #マリオ.

On Mario Day 2023, a Branded Like of a Super Mushroom appeared when users from the United States and United Kingdom liked a tweet containing the hashtag #SuperMarioMovie.[66]

On the social-networking site, users can use eight 'smiley' emoji images related to Super Mario:


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

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  • 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

Annoying Orange reference
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 Princess 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 to also crash into the side of the racetrack, blowing them all up. 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 is only asking because he is 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 is 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

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


Brentalfloss dressed as Mario singing the lyric "Mamma mia, mamma mia!" in his song "Nintendohemian Rhapsody". For the List of references on the Internet page.
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 Super Mario games, to name a few.
  • brentalfloss appeared at a 2010 concert entitled "Broadway's Future Flops", where the theme was "Broadway shows that shouldn't ever be attempted". At the concert, he performed an original composition titled "Super Mario Bros: The Musical". A studio version of this song was recorded for his third studio album, Flossophy.
  • A Super Mario-themed parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger, titled "Mushroom Kingdom", appears on brentalfloss' debut album What If This CD... Had Lyrics?.
  • 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

Mario and Timmy Turner in the Fairly Oddparents style.
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.

Countryballs Explained

  • In the video "How did English language become globally dominant?", at the 3:16 mark, an image of Super Mario World appears.[67]

Danny Gonzalez

  • A voice clip of Waluigi plays at 0:40 of Danny Gonzalez's video titled "Yummy", a parody of Yummy by Justin Bieber.

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 Super Mario franchise a handful of times and has also used various Super 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 Super 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 Super 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 saw 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 the abbreviation 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, "Competitive", Edd and Matt are playing a video game, and Matt says "Ha ha! Take that, Bowser!".[68]
  • In No. 157, "Sink"/"Plumber", the plumber highly resembles Mario.[69]

Element Animation

Epic Rap Battles of History

The Wright Brothers vs. The Mario Brothers in Epic Rap Battles of History. For the List of references on the Internet page.
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!"


The owners of this channel also own another channel called SMG4, which almost exclusively uploads Super Mario-based parody animations. One of this channel's videos, titled "SMG4: Stupid Mario Rabbids" (released on August 26, 2017), was sponsored by Ubisoft to promote Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.[70]


Happy Tree Friends

Ian is Bored

  • Super Mario-related objects can be spotted in several episodes of Ian is Bored, such as Mario and Peach in a kart toy based on 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 Super 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", "Princess Peach vs. Princess Zelda: The Rap Battle", and "Mario vs. Bowser: 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 Super Mario-related raps, only Peach's, Bowser'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 Super 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 first and second verses against Sonic, Mario raps "Way back since 8-bits, I've been busting bricks with bare fists!" and "In the game since '81, this plumber's done it all," referencing both his platforming adventures since Super Mario Bros. and his wide range of games since Donkey Kong. 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.

Mario begins his rap battle against Bowser with the line, "Fire Flower spitta hitta with a temper growing two sizes! No sudden moves, fool, Mario don't like surprises!" He name-drops the Fire Flower (using wordplay by comparing throwing fireballs to rapping really well), and references the fact that Bowser's boss fights often include second phases and/or powered-up battles (e.g., the appearances of Dry Bowser, Super Bowser, etc). Mario later says, "Items all on full. At the castle, who's next?," which references both the item inventory that appears in some games, and the many minions and traps that Bowser often loads his castles with.

One of Bowser's lines are, "Recognize King Koopa bouncing back, yeah, believe that! Say you're a fire spitta? Recognize cause I breathe that!," which alludes to both his signature Fire Breath, and his constant plots to steal Peach regardless of his past defeats. In his 2nd verse, Bowser raps, "Super Smash you into concrete - true fire dissing. When this battle is over - sequel to Mario is Missing!" He alludes to the Super Smash Bros. series, and throws a witty reference to the game Mario is Missing!, where Bowser kidnaps 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 bitches 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. On a side note, Sonic and Mario's rap battle itself is referenced twice: in the "Sonic vs. Shadow" rap battle, Sonic raps "I cannot be beaten - ask Mario!" (as Mario was his prior opponent); in the "Mario vs. Luigi" rap battle, Luigi raps, "They got it right the 2nd time: you're too fat and too slow!" referencing one of Sonic's lines directed at Mario. In the Sonic vs. Knuckles rap battle, Knuckles raps, "In a blaze since the Sega days, I had to come through - it's time for big red to finally drop a big blue!," alluding to Sega's rivalry with Nintendo, and referencing Sonic's rivalry with Mario - a "red" character just like Knuckles himself.

James Lee

  • In several shots during a video promoting his Patreon account, James Lee (playing his character NOX) appears in a costume based on Mario riding Yoshi.

Jenna Marbles

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In the video "Central African Comedy", a Central African Republic Countryball races on tracks from Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart Wii. [71]


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

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

  • At the beginning of the video "You Are Not Where You Think You Are", a 2D render of Super Mario 64 appears.[72]

Kurtis Conner

Luzării de pe Electrolizei

Mario appearing in the Romanian animated web series Luzării de pe Electrolizei
Mario appearing in Luzării de pe Electrolizei
  • The episode "Luzării și Vrejul Fermecat" (eng. The Losers and the Magic Beanstalk) of the Romanian animated web series Luzării de pe Electrolizei involves Mario helping the main characters destroy a magic beanstalk that has grown out of one of their friends' rectum. Mario exclusively talks in English throughout the episode, although he is able to understand what the other characters say and converse with them freely. He is affectionately called "Marius", a common name in Romania, by one of the characters.
As Frătzică and C8ilu' reach the top of the beanstalk to seek a solution to their problem, they enter a Coin Heaven-like area, where they find a "plumber" whom they agree to ask for help. The plumber explains that there are two ways to get rid of the beanstalk, the first one of which involves using a Super Mushroom; however, when Mario hits a ? Block above to produce a mushroom, the characters accidentally let it slide into the beanstalk, causing it to grow even bigger and the Hungarian Bulan to scream in pain down below. The second way to destroy the beanstalk, Mario explains, is to hit with a Koopa shell, which he is willing to sell for 10 coins. While C8ilu' goes to get coins from a nearby ? Block, Frătzică asks Mario if his wife is well, to which Mario answers that "the Princess is okay, taking piți-photos in the bathroom with the iPhone". When C8pilu' is finished, he offers the coins to Mario and the two protagonists receive the Koopa shell in return. Mario warns them that the shell is unstable and instructs them to throw it onto the beanstalk, which causes it to shrink down. Frătzică thanks Mario for his help and, as a sign of gratitude, invites him and Luigi to a barbecue some other time.


Mario in MeatCanyon's "POV: The Mario Movie" animation
Mario's grotesque appearance in MeatCanyon's "POV: The Mario Movie"
  • MeatCanyon's "POV: The Mario Movie" short is set in a movie theatre where a parody of The Super Mario Bros. Movie is being screened. When a viewer expresses criticism of the movie, an increasingly malformed Mario steps out of the screen to lecture and threaten him.



  • 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 Super 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 Super 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 items dumped on him in every round.


The Romanian web animated series RObotzi has featured a few references to Super Mario.

  • 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 Super 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".
A Super Mario reference in the Romanian web animated series RObotzi
A Super Mario reference in the Romanian web animated series RObotzi


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 Super Mario franchise 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 Super 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 Super 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.
  • During the channel's "King for a Day" tournament, Wario and Waluigi as a duo and Geno were contestants that participated in the tournament. In its sequel, "King for Another Day", alongside the Super Mario-themed contestants from the past tournament, Donkey Kong was also a contestant in the tournament, based on his incarnation from the Donkey Kong Country cartoon.
  • In addition, their arrangement of the Fossil Falls theme from Super Mario Odyssey was used by Nintendo of Italy in a promotional YouTube video for the game.[73]


Smart Kindergarten

  • In the video "Nursery Rhymes - Alphabet Song", a red Toad rides a magic carpet while a blue Toad carries the board to display the alphabet. A white Toad appears after the narrator sings the letters A to Z. In the second part of the song, the white Toad, along with the board, disappears, and both the red and blue Toads ride the magic carpet with the letters displaying. The white Toad reappears with the magic carpet after the narrator says "Z" and the Toads fly away.[74]


Smosh referencing Mario in their "If Video Games Were Real" video
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, Princess Peach is implied to be a prostitute, as her pimp (played by Ian Hecox) demands that Mario (played by Anthony Padilla) "pay up" if he wants to be with her. Mario then proceeds to punch a Brick Block to get a Coin, but instead injures his hand screams, and swears.
  • In Smosh's video "REAL VOODOO DOLL!", the video starts with a frustrated Anthony playing Super Mario Bros., where he constantly loses lives to a Lakitu. Later in the video, Anthony is given a voodoo doll of Ian by an unseen entity who is later revealed to be a Lakitu. Ian asks the Lakitu to give him a voodoo doll of pop singer Ke$ha, but the Lakitu hits him with a Spiny instead. In addition, some Mario plushes and a Super Mario Galaxy poster are also spotted in the video.
  • Several Super 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 Super Mario-style font).
  • Smosh's "REJECTED MARIO GAMES" video is entirely about made-up Super Mario games that were canceled due to their absurdity, and the beginning shows boxart of several past Super Mario games. Mario Teaches Walking is a parody of Mario Teaches Typing and Mario's Mansion is a fictionalized alpha version of Luigi's Mansion, which shifted focus towards Luigi after Mario said "This game sucks, give it to Luigi." Other games featured include Mario Weight Loss Adventures, Mario Tax Returns, Mario XXX, The Sims: Mushroom Kingdom Edition, Mario Office, Mario Yoga, and Mario Kart: DMV Edition. In the video, Anthony plays Mario and Ian plays Luigi.
  • In the episode "WE'RE IN SUPER MARIO!", Ian and Anthony travel into Super Mario Bros., but Ian proves to be terrible at the game. Upon reaching the end of World 1-1, Ian breaks his legs after failing to reach the Goal Pole, and in Anthony's attempt to reach it, he ends up being impaled on the goal pole instead. Seriously injured, the two of them decide to travel into the game Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball instead.
  • In the episode "SEXTING GONE WRONG!", Mario (played by Anthony) 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 the nude photos of Timothy (the lead male character in the video, also played by Anthony).


Reference to Donkey Kong from Dragon Ball Z Abridged
The Great Ape holding up a barrel like Donkey Kong

TeamFourStar have made a few references to the Super 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 asks 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.
Objects from Super Mario Bros. in the background of the Restricted Area

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  • The group's name is a reference to the vines in the Mario Party 5 minigame Leaf Leap and the emphatic suffix "-sauce".
  • The group's logo is a modified version of a 1-Up Mushroom, and one version of the bumper featured at the start of their highlights videos on YouTube incorporates both a Thwomp grunt from Super Mario 64 and the 1-Up sound effect from Super Mario Bros. (both audio clips were later modified due to copyright concerns).
  • The Adventures of Mario & Luigi is a series of redubs of the DIC Entertainment cartoons, typically depicting Mario and Luigi in crude situations while poking fun at the poor quality of the shows' animation.
  • A recurring character in the group's content is Sponge, a parodic third Mario brother who keeps the Mario series cheery and bright by absorbing negative energy. Coincidentally, Sponge's design depicts him with orange clothes, predating the discovery of two unused icons depicting an orange Mario and an orange "S" emblem in the data for Super Mario 3D World.


"Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic in an arcade machine, referencing Super Mario Bros.
  • In an animated video promoting his album "Medium Rarities", Weird Al is seen playing an arcade game that is a parody 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 (channel)

Thumbnail of "Celebrating The Mario Community & 100 BILLION Views", uploaded on the official YouTube account on April 5, 2023.
Thumbnail of "Celebrating The Mario Community & 100 BILLION Views"

On April 5, 2023, the official YouTube account uploaded a video titled "Celebrating The Mario Community & 100 BILLION Views". The video celebrates the milestone being hit for Super Mario content on YouTube and features clips from various Super Mario-related videos uploaded on the platform. The channel has also created a playlist titled "Mario Time" containing some of the videos shown.[75] Coincidentally, this video was uploaded on the same day The Super Mario Bros. Movie was released in cinemas.

YouTube Poop

YouTube Poop refers to a style of YouTube videos consisting of randomly edited clips from various sources, usually to nonsensical effect[76]. Among the more popular sources are clips from the Super Mario animated series (particularly Super Mario World and its episode "Mama Luigi"[77]), as well as cutscenes from Hotel Mario, although other Super 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[78] and voice actor Marc Graue[79]; Graue has even actively participated in the ironic fan community surrounding Hotel Mario.

Zach Boucher

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Canadian YouTuber Zach Boucher, professionally known as SploogeGaming, has made various rap songs and rap battles about the Super 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 Super 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. On October 30, 2019 Zach Boucher released "Luigi's Mansion 3 Rap," which indirectly alludes to Gooigi.

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 Super Mario characters, with 6 in total, while Part 3 features 3, Part 2 features 1, and the DLC Edition features none. Several Super 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 Super Star.


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