Talk:Bob Hoskins

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Glowsquid has a point. WE SHOULD CENSOR/REMOVE that part. Max2 (talk)

I was under the impression that articles needn't be censored, seeing as this is a direct quote. -- Booster

Articles need censoring. Max2 (talk)

The No Swearing rules only applies to userspace not articles & direct quotes. NSMBW Mario and Yoshi Jumping Artwork.pngXzelionETC

Actually, I am strongly agaisnt censoring quote. I was only pointing out that there is innapopriate stuff, and that Conker shouldn't be excluded because of that. Censoring should be destroyed. Glowsquid

We censor only in userspace. NSMBW Mario and Yoshi Jumping Artwork.pngXzelionETC

Well, we should do something. maybe a notice on the top of teh page. Something. Max2 (talk)

No need, as this is a main space article. -- Son of Suns
OMG!!! IT HAS THE "F" WORD IN IT!!! That is horrible, we shouldn't have that there. My Bloody Valentine
Also the whole part containing the F word seems a little pointless. NSMBW Mario and Yoshi Jumping Artwork.pngXzelionETC
I think it has a point. It's his views on the movie, although it may be better in the film article itself. -- Son of Suns

Maybe we need a proposal Mr. Guy the GuyPickle.png Talk!E To stop spam!

The problem is, where do you draw the line? As I've noted before, Peach and Daisy wear some very revealing soccer outfits. Should that be censored? -- Son of Suns

Maybe Template:Censor might be good saying "Warning: This article contains swearing and/or adult content" or stuff like that. I type this I'm beginig to think the wiki went too far.papertoycf7.gif Paper Jorge! I give paper cuts so stand back! papertoycf7.gif

Isn't adult content is relative? Kids should not be able to read SSB Melee content, as the game is rated teen. The violence is too much for kids under age 13 to handle, and they should be warned. -- Son of Suns

Uh, more like below 8 (just because I'm 10 and I watch South park once and awhile), but I think this is how a template would work say:

This article has content not sutiable for people under the age (?). Preceed with caution.

The (?) is a number we come up with.

Just put a note that it has Swearing on it, and be done with it. Yeesh, no need to argue about this. My Bloody Valentine And, SSBM was only rated "T" because they had no better rating at the time, if they did, they would of rated it a bit lower. It isn't even rated PG down under, only G8+ (G is the most child-friendly rating, PG comes right after it).

Whose to say what is mature or not? Many articles may be too "mature" for some people - there is a lot of violence in the Mario series. Should we add a warning template to most every single article in the wiki? -- Son of Suns

OK, so, you are saying that slight violence and minor sexual themes are worse than constant use of the "F" word. My Bloody Valentine Yep, that makes a LOT of sense. (Sarcasm)

Enough. This is getting way out of hand. If a gamee script/quote/screen shot/whathaveyou makes use of profanity, it will be included in any copies of said material we use on the wiki. This is an encyclopedia, we do not censer.

And I personally find the idea of a 'warning' a person that he/she may see mean words and icky pics absurd. -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 23:09, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

Many (including myself) think that the Baby Yoshis singing in Yoshi's Story really sound like they are saying a...ole. Should we put that template on these two pages? Glowsquid

Should we have this "quasi-template" on the DK Rap article too? I mean, someone's gonna find Hell offensive. Same goes if we describe Magikoopa's role in Mario Party 8, a bunch of Europeans found his use of "spaz" (or something) highly distateful, with it apparently being profanity over there or something. -- Sir Grodus

The word was "spatic", it actually got pulled out of the shelves in the UK because of it, it's an abusive word toward those with learning difficulty, apparently.


We should do this: F**** instead of adding a template or leaving it out, the f word could be censored, they don't even say it on tv!

Master Crash

Maybe not at the times you watch TV, or on the channels you watch. Nothing should be censored in an encyclopedia. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 11:17, 25 September 2007 (EDT)
Just censor it. --Click to enter my domain! 21:45, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

At the very least, get rid of the F words. Mpeng 21:18, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Vote for Template:Mature[edit]

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no template 5-7
Add Template

  1. My Bloody Valentine The "F" word is a very horrible word, people should be given at least a warning about the page.
  2. Rex SMW sprite.pngPeachycakes 3.14 Per DP
  3. If this doesn't go through,I at least think it should be censored.(Toadbert101|TBPaper.PNG|Give a yell|Sez:I phailz) 02:01, 27 September 2007 (EDT)
  4. Boop Explosive Pants Modifier maybe we should do this. its a good idea for young kids (like me).
  5. 3dhammer.gif 3D, GOOD GRIEF! Have we gotten so deseisitized that we'd let stuff like this on our pages? Pfft. 3dhammer.gif

No Template

  1. Ghost JamShyghost.PNG
  2. Time Q
  3. Glowsquid As Sir Grodus showed, there's a lot of possibly offensive content in the Marioverse. We woud end up with everyone putting this template on every pages. Heck, Mario himself could be considered offensive to Italians since he's pretty much a stereotype/caricature. Glowsquid
  4. Son of Suns - Per what I've said, what Sir Grodus has said, what Glowsquid just said. Articles should not be censored. Freedom of speech man.
  5. Cobold (talk · contribs) - Per SoS.
  6. Per Son of Suns and Sir Grodus. --KPH2293
  7. ~Uniju(T-C-E) Per, everyone else.


It's been four days and just about everyone that cares has cast a vote. Consensus is 7-3 on not using Template:Mature.

As a note, someone stated that, instead of using the template, censoring the words. This is an encyclopedia. We do not censer. However, if anyone feels that we should, please make a Proposal. -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 07:05, 28 September 2007 (EDT)

Since the conscensus is to not use this template, shouldn't said template get deleted?


I'm currently running a few searches to see if there are any other articles that it may be used for. If I find none (which I'm sure I won't), I'll delete it. -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 07:10, 28 September 2007 (EDT)
Thank you. - Glowsquid

Orangeyoshi When you had this vote, I didn't know it was happening. (I'm not even sure I was registered back then!) But then I read this whole page, and I noticed it's true that we should have had a warning template. Everyone who thought so is right, and there's a specific reason why we should have a warning, but it's a little hard to explain. I just want to say, for all of you who voted against the template, I could prove each of you wrong if you wanted me to. But... it's too late. It won't help me at all.

I made a proposal. Go there. BLOC PARTIER.

Wait, who won InfectedShroom and Glitchman's proposal? Is it going to get censored? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

InfectedShroom withdrawn the proposal before it could pass. So yeah, there's no official status on what to do with the swear words. --Blitzwing 18:23, 12 February 2008 (EST)
Toadette 4evur took action again before there was any consensus *yawn*. So, are we gonna use the template that Porplemontage proposed? Time Questions 19:08, 12 February 2008 (EST)

I want to, or we could leave it censored like that. Whichever one you prefer. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

Or we could just leave it uncensored :P No reason why this option should be excluded. The old proposal brought no consensus, so either there's a new proposal or we follow the admin's suggestion. Time Questions 20:06, 12 February 2008 (EST)
I'd say use Steve template. this way, the article is censored, but the ``offending`` content is still here. The way it's censored as of now just look retarted. --Blitzwing 20:18, 12 February 2008 (EST)

So, has anyone made the template? Does anyone know how to make the template? And Blitzwing, how come you like to use the infinitive form of verbs when the he/she/it conjugation is needed? You just do it 'cause you think it's funny? Or 'cause you know it'll annoy everyone? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

Wait, wut? I thought I said to delete it cuz it had expired... The censoring side won by one vote. I didn't withdraw... BLOC PARTIER. AHHH! I'm so confused!

Apologies, I misinterpreted the comment you left on the proposals page. Anyway, the show-hide template sounds like a nice idea to me. --KPH2293 20:23, 14 February 2008 (EST)

Forget it, leave it the way it is, it's better that way. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

Uh, no CY. And that's OK, KPH. The hide/show box sounds pretty good. Let's do that. BLOC PARTIER.

No, the template should say that the quote contains swearing, so that people know why it's hidden and kids know not to click show. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

The best solution would be changing the text of the buttom from "show" to "show rest of the quote (contains swearing", however this seems to be impossible due to technical limitations. But adding a text directly into the quoation marks also looks bad. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 18:51, 22 February 2008 (EST)
I'd personally try to find a different qoute to post; then delete the current one. But hidng it sounds good. Let's do do it. 3dhammer.gif 3D, WII 3dhammer.gif

But most people don't want to do that, so I'm okay with censoring (which won the proposal, I don't understand why InfectedShroom doesn't want to do it anymore) or the template they have now, but with a notice telling that there's swearing and that's why it's hidden. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

Didn't you or someone else say that Wikipedia uses such a template? How do they do it? Time Questions 19:13, 22 February 2008 (EST)
We can't properly say who won the proposal, as the wording was modified and both sides were very close. Consensuses aren't made by winning 50,5% of the votes but a remarkable majority. Currently, nothing is decided, so automatically we should do that what doesn't get any complains. And when the show/hide goes okay with everyone, there's no reason to change it. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 19:34, 22 February 2008 (EST)
But think about it. Not in the point of view of Cobold or Time Q or whoever is reading this, but in the point of view some kid who has never heard of our debate. He'd se this and say, "What the heck is this "show" thing, and editing mistake?" Not everyone knows about the swear words, just us. No one has any reason to say there's something wrong with putting a note of the swearing in the quote, so that kids (good ones at least) know to to click show. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png
Technically, Majority means above 50%. But it doesn't matter. We do need a warning, though, because as CY said, we at the wiki are the only ones who know about the quote. But as Cobold said, we are unable to do that because of technical limitations... Hmm... I'll try editing around a little... BLOC PARTIER.
Hmmm... I added something, but I'm sure someone won't like it... BLOC PARTIER.
"Explicit materials" sounds a little weird. How about just "swearing"? Can I change it? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png
Good. Which is better, "Warning" or "Notice?" Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png
Warning is better. ``Notice`` just mean that something is unusual or that you should look at it. Warning is well... a warning. --Blitzwing 20:57, 24 February 2008 (EST)

Yay! (Confetti falls from the sky, balloons are floating up into the air) The wiki is kid-friendly! Everyone agrees on this solution! I'm really glad, when I first came across this page I thought there would never be a solution to make it kid-friendly. And now there is! -Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 15:50, 25 February 2008 (EST)

Pah, kid-friendly on an Encyclopedia? This Wiki is pathetic. Xzelion tells me that the rules state that cursing is allowed on Articles, just not on Userspace (that said, I'm having a tough time FINDING the rules. ^^;). So, you want to break this rule just to make the Wiki 'kid friendly'? You should get a warning for breaking this rule, actually. All this censorship is pointless. I'm calling for a removal of the "Show/Hide" feature once again, and leaving the article as it was before. My Bloody Valentine

No, not after we've done all this work! Steve said we should do this, he's the founder of MarioWiki, he would not suggest it if it was breaking the rules. And we had a proposal, and this side passed (by one vote, but still passed.) And I don't understand why you're saying this, becuse at the top of this same exact talk page, you said: "OMG!!! IT HAS THE "F" WORD IN IT!!! That is horrible, we shouldn't have that there." And you voted on the vote for the mature template. Now you're saying I deserve a warning? First of all, InfectedShroom did it, not me. Second of all, he shouldn't get a warning because Steve said this is what we should do. Third of all, everyone agrees that this works. How can you say that? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 20:58, 25 February 2008 (EST)

First of all, that was back when I was all about the Community, not about the Wiki. I care more about this Wiki being profressional now. Have you EVER seen a profressional Encyclopedia being censored before? What happens if Mario turns from "Kid-friendly fun" to "Violent, gorey horror"? Will you stay at this Wiki and accept the change, or will you leave? The point is, regardless of our focus, a Wiki is a Wiki, and censorship has never been a good thing for it. Second, did you REALLY think I was talking to YOU only? I was talking to everyone who chooses censorship over profressional work. I'm not saying YOU should get a warning, I'm saying all the people who are trying to censor this should get a warning, as it is breaking a rule. Third, everyone agrees on it, but that doesn't make it any less justified if it breaks a rule. But, assuming I haven't ACTUALLY seen the rule itself (Xzelion only told me, I've never seen it), I guess I should stop talking. My Bloody Valentine I can't even FIND the rules. ._.

I agree that the Show/Hide feature should be removed... But the swearing itself should be censored. No matter what the rules say. Rules aren't always right you know, and this rule does not work. This may be an encyclopedia, but it is an encyclopedia based on a series of KID-FRIENDLY games. Having this quote included and un-censored will just cause trouble. Snack 22:58, 25 February 2008 (EST)

THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING ON THE FORUM. Glad someone listened. 3dhammer.gif 3D, GAR! 3dhammer.gif
Kid-friendly games...hmm, yes you have a point there. But censoring encyclopedia is...bad, in my opinion. The show/hide option should remain-let's just leave it like that. linkswordmi2.gifPaper Jorge ( Talk·Contributions)·linkswordmi2.gif Also, it isn't so kid-friendly if there's T games in the series (Smash Bros. games and DOnkey Konga games-also E10 rated games)

Yes, Snack is absolutuley right about the "This may be an encyclopedia, but it is an encyclopedia based on a series of KID-FRIENDLY games" thing. That's exactly what I've been trying to say. But this works to protect the quote to and more people like it... so I'm going to settle for this. I don't want to get into the argument again. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

I still disagree with the "Kid-Friendly" thing, but, assuming I've only heard about that rule from Xze, and never seen it myself, I'm gonna disregard. For all I know, he could be lieing to me. So, keep the article the way it is, I'll just be sitting over there... =P My Bloody Valentine

LOOK HERE, EVERYONE. This is the MARIOWIKI, not the HALO 3 WIKI. If this was a wiki based on, say, an "M" rated game like Bioshock, people would expect that we would have stuff like this and steer clear. But Mario games are ALWAYS rated E/E10+. There is a MUCH better chance that a young kid could be scarred by this than by going on the Wikipedia, or the Bioshock wikia. GET IT? We always have been a little different; we make our own rules here. OK? It's all right for an encyclopedia like ours to censor this stuff. 3dhammer.gif 3D, my, what thick skulls you have! 3dhammer.gif

OMG, there's a huge warning that warns kids. If the kids want to be scared then let them click on show. There. They see what they shouldn't have. Their fault. linkswordmi2.gifPaper Jorge ( Talk·Contributions)·linkswordmi2.gif

I'm talking about if the proposal goes through and the "warning" gets removed. The warning is a great idea and will be just fine. 3dhammer.gif 3D, LOL, BANANAS 3dhammer.gif

Thank you 3D. That's what I was trying to say. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 20:12, 26 February 2008 (EST)

D'oh. linkswordmi2.gifPaper Jorge ( Talk·Contributions)·linkswordmi2.gif

The quote should be fully shown, and the page should be unprotected. This site has porn ads, I don't see why swearing is problem. Plumber 21:55, 31 March 2008 (EDT)

I don't see it either, but too many people do, as a proposal indicated. Time Questions 07:21, 1 April 2008 (EDT)
I didn't ask for the page to be protected. That wasn't part of the proposal. If someone uncensores it, we change it back and note the results of the proposal in the edit summary. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png
It was protected due to an edit war, some user repeatedly changed "swearing" to "cursing". Time Questions 06:30, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

God in heaven, this argument is still going on? Are we now arguing about keeping the that ugly as hell template? -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 06:44, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Please can't we just keep it? We've already discussed this stuff, I've said what I've had to say, the proposal passed (even though it was only by one vote) and Steve, the founder, made this suggestion. So can't we just keep it this way? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png

Cursing & Swearing[edit]

Is there even the slightest difference in the meaning of those words? - Cobold (talk · contribs) 17:27, 28 March 2008 (EDT)

Well, cursing could mean like "You and your family are cursed for eternity". So, just to make it clear. Then again, swear could mean "I swear to god, I didn't do it!", but it's less likely to misinterpret swear than curse. Marcelagus (TCE)

Yeah, I agree. The kids on the site know what swearing means. But I'm fine with either, as long as the show/hide features get taken away. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 17:36, 28 March 2008 (EDT)

...Why aren't we censoring it? It seems unfair to other articles. C???

I wanted to censor it, but others liked the show/hide better. Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 21:09, 4 August 2008 (EDT)

Hmmm... someone changed the quote. Is that okay? Ruby Star TTYD.png CrystalYoshi Yoshi Egg Sprite.png 21:17, 4 August 2008 (EDT)

I'm not really seeing how that quote has anything to do with Hoskins work on Mario. -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 03:10, 5 August 2008 (EDT)

How about we trim the quote, so it just says "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers."" --Hi!!!Nerdy Guy (I think it would be less controversal among users if we did it this way)Click on the "y", please.

Thank you! I thought the same thing when we had a massive, overblown proposal about this sometime back! If anyone still cares, bring it up here, but its time we stopped letting our views on censorship get in the way here: if no purpose is served, it's not needed, right? Stumpers! 21:57, 10 November 2008 (EST)
It should've been done that way from the start. Good idea. — Stooben Rooben 00:37, 11 November 2008 (EST)

Could someone please change the swearing? Waluigidance.gif Waluigi48 Waluigidance.gif

You're a little too late buddy.--Knife (talk) 14:03, 21 October 2009 (EDT)

We've deciced not to cencor quite some time ago in a proposal. It passed 12-0. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 14:29, 21 October 2009 (EDT)

New Quote[edit]

I didn't take the time to read the entirety of the previous discussions, but it seems there was issue over Hoskins' use of profanity. My issue is that the quote is rather deprecating towards the film, which has a fair amount of fan appreciation. Why don't we just get a new quote and side-step both issues? Seems simple enough. Redstar 05:31, 6 March 2010 (EST)

Fan appreciation doesn't matter here, it's Bob Hoskins' personal opinion, and it's perfectly fine in an article about him. That doesn't mean we can't put a better quote here though, in case we find one. Time Questions 06:25, 6 March 2010 (EST)
Fan appreciation isn't necessarily my rationale for replacing the quote. It just seems rather counter-productive to provide any sort of anti-Mario series opinion when something more endearing could be provided... For Hoskins, does the quote need to be from the actor, or would a quote from his character (which is the reason for our interest of him on this encyclopedia) work? Redstar 06:28, 6 March 2010 (EST)
Why counter-productive? Just because we're a Mario Wiki doesn't mean we must praise everything related to Mario, in fact we should stay neutral and depict things like they are, not like we want them to be - if Hoskins said he doesn't like the film, there's no reason not to put it here. As for your question, we should have a quote either from the actor, or about the actor, or none at all (but that's not really an option here since we already have a suitable quote), but not from his character, that's too far-fetched IMO. Time Questions 06:38, 6 March 2010 (EST)
I agree with Time Q on all points. Also, the fact that the man who portrayed Mario hates the film with such venom is infamously interesting, and I doubt we could find a better quotation that sums up Bob Hoskin's relationship to the series anyway. - Walkazo 19:38, 7 March 2010 (EST)
Anyways, society has become so corrupt that where I live, I don't go one day without hearing the word f*@k or sh%t. Also, it's not like people are never going to hear the word, so why prevent such things. They may not hear it in English, but maybe in their native language depending on where they live. I blame it all on the rap music... and I agree with Time Q and Walkazo.--FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
I wonder if there is a such thing as AntiMarioism or something. @Redstar: In other wikis or wikias there is usually something against that book/movie/video game/etc and they still put it in. There's nothing wrong with that quote, except that we need to replace those swear words with something more appropriate. -KS3 (talk · contribute)

As a professional wiki, we must be objective. There is no reason to replace that quote. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:56, 7 March 2010 (EST)

Censor it, please. If some random guest enters the Wiki and sees this page, they're gonna quit, right? ...Not that my suggestions matter. BooMP8Official.png PINKBOOZOOKA WET HISUNEXISTENT PANTZ Boozooka.png

This quote is HORRIBLE.We have to remove it!It's not that bad if we remove it!Not every character has his own quote!I mean come on!This quote insults the Marioverse!And he has nothing to do with the Marioverse!This quote is outside the game/Anime and movie!PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

As has been stated many times before, the Wiki should have an objective view on the Mario series (not "Marioverse"), so quotes that criticise something Mario-related have their right to be on here just like quotes that praise it. And while you're right in that the quote is of course not from the movie, it is a quote about the movie by someone who worked on it, so it makes perfect sense for it to be on here, especially considering Bob Hoskins is a real person and not a "character", so it's not really possible to use any quote from actual Mario-related media (his lines from the movie don't work, as he says them in-character as Mario and not as himself).--vellidragon 13:47, 8 April 2010 (EDT)
(applause) Culex 23:22, 8 April 2010 (EDT)

The quote is too long and like, 3 lines? That's so long! Per everybody above. Ultramariologan 02:15, 3 December 2010 (UTC)


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leave the quote 3-13
The quote of this page is horrible.I propose we delete it because it has a horrible word in it.

Proposer: Mr bones (talk)
Deadline: April 30 2010, 23:59


  1. Mr bones (talk) per proposal
  2. Lady Booletta (talk) per bro.The quote is horrible.
  3. Commander Code-8 (talk) I couldn't believe my eyes! It's horrible. Who put it there in the first place? If we're going to have this rubbish and least censor it.

Leave it[edit]

  1. Vellidragon (talk) - Per reasons above and reasons stated in the one million previous attempts to remove the quote.
  2. Grandy02 (talk) - The wiki is not censored. Hoskins honestly told his opinion on the making of the movie, which makes for a fitting quote. His rather harsh words aren't against the Mario franchise at all, and not even the film in general, it's just that Hoskins didn't like the circumstances during the movie's production.
  3. Time Q (talk): First: No censoring. Second: The quote is perfect. It perfectly sums up the subject's point of view. Third: If you suggest to delete it, first propose a better quote to replace it with, otherwise we lose information.
  4. KS3 (talk) This is his opinion, it's okay to have an opinion on something. It's not like Bob Hoskins is going to come to the Super Mario Wiki and vandalize this, so it's okay. And he didn't criticize the movie or anything, he just criticized the production (AKA per Grandy). Per all.
  5. Stooben Rooben (talk) - Per all.
  6. Gamefreak75 (talk) Per my comment above.
  7. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! I was one of the many users ho supported the proposal to uncensor that, it is believed that the visitor has the right to know as much information as they want, and plus nobody said this website is kid friendly. Zero signing out.
  8. Tucayo (talk) - Per all. What is wrong with it? A bad word? So??
  9. Turkishcoffee (talk) Have you seen what passes as PG13? Censorship is really uneven. They can say "Fuck" only once (the word is used here, because it's the word in question), but other words and expressions can be used freely (which I will not list for fear of offending all of your delicate sensibilities). I feel that any kids who have ever kept a window open in a populated area or have cable TV have likely already come in contact with this word.
  10. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) I only stumbled across this article once and I was curious about such an issue. Kids of today won't probably know about the movie anyway, since it's so obscure. Per all, but I disagree with Tucayo. I'm SUPER sensitive when it comes to bad words. They fail hard. But this wiki doesn't revolve around me, so...
  11. Walkazo (talk) - Per all. It's not our job to shelter the little children who may stumble across this article; it is our job to present our readers with as much information as possible, and censoring that quotation would be the opposite of that because, like it or not, it is a valid (and interesting) piece of information, f-bombs and all.
  12. Marioguy1 (talk) - We are an encyclopedia - I have read tons of encyclopedias with this word (and worse) and not one has censored it so why should we? Because we are an encyclopedia that is not about the english language? Because we're not a book? Because we're not important enough? NO, we are an encyclopedia nonetheless, we are a wiki (which is better than a book IMO) and we are more than important to the person who comes on here looking for Bob Hoskins and if they don't want swearing that's too bad for them, some people want realistic quotes. If they don't want swearing don't read the quote or just don't read the article.
  13. Arend (talk) - It's useless to delete it, because the quote uses the word F**kin' JUST three times. That's not even a quart of the quote itself! If it appeared several more times (ten or so), then it may be able to delete the quote. But if you really don't want it, censor those three words.


The way it is, this proposal is invalid. You don't state a reason to remove this quote, other than it's "horror", which is not a valid reason. Time Questions 11:28, 16 April 2010 (EDT)

This "horrible word" is a word Hoskins used to give his opinion. We're an objective encyclopedia, so we have no right to decide which words are "horrible" and which are okay - our duty is to depict things the way they are. Time Questions 11:34, 16 April 2010 (EDT)

Then why doesn't each user give his opinion like bob?Mr bones (talk)

Because what we cover is the Mario series, not the fans of the Mario series. Bob Hoskins is an important person related to the Mario series, while user XY is not. Time Questions 12:04, 16 April 2010 (EDT)

Let's just let this proposal til next sunday okay?PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

Well, I'm just noting that your side does not really have any arguments... oh, BTW, talk page proposals last two weeks, I corrected the deadline. Time Questions 14:48, 16 April 2010 (EDT)

Why don't we just shorten the quote to exclude the word? It could just be: "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers." Fawfulfury65

A good idea indeed,if we do that,the bad word is gone,and the quote is still doing his job by expressing bob's opinion.PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

Excluding a word is still censoring it. Besides, it won't be the same quote any more; it will be something Hoskins never actually said. We need to be true and factual. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

What? He said that, I just got rid of the other stuff in the quote and shortened it. Fawfulfury65

Fawful's right,he did say that!And it's a full sentence!PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

Yes, but removing it doesn't show his opinion on the subject. The quote is actually quite detailed on what he thought of that movie. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
Still, though, I'd prefer the less detail one. I'm not at all fond of swearing, and I think we should delete that part of the quote or replace it. If only we could find another quote... Fawfulfury65
Yes, I completely agree with you for the opinion of swearing. I would delete it in no time, if it weren't so detailed and personality driven. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Why can't the words have ********** these types of censoring? Is there something wrong with that? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:44, 18 April 2010 (EDT)

There is. We are an encyclopedia, tehrefore, we present facts, true, unmodified facts. --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 20:38, 18 April 2010 (EDT)

If somebody can find a better quote, it can be replaced; swearing shouldn't be a factor. --Marcelagus (TCE)


I'm against censoring the quote. I'll just start with that.

On another note, however, I would like to move the quote from the top of the page to the body of the article. I would add a paragraph similar to or exactly like this:

Though the [SMB] movie has gained a rather large fan following, Hoskins himself despised filming it. "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers.," said Hoskins, in a Guardian interview, "It was a fuckin' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Fuckin' nightmare. Fuckin' idiots."

In a separate paragraph, readers are not forced to infer outright that Hoskins was in the movie. With the quote at the top, readers must read on simply to find out that he acted in the movie. It looks better in context; we are an encyclopedia, so we shouldn't just leave our readers guessing on what a certain article is about, especially when the initial reading contains swearing. Bloc Partier (talk)

Good Idea, except where would the quote go? KS3 (talk · contribute) 19:40, 23 April 2010 (EDT)
When I thought up the idea a few days ago, I figured it could go between the two paragraphs on the article. Bloc Partier (talk)
It has a large fan following? --TucayoSig.png The 'Shroom 10:59, 24 April 2010 (EDT)
IDK, I just needed a good opener. I might be able to think of a better one, but it's really just the idea that I'm throwing out there. BLOC PARTIER. 12:33, 24 April 2010 (EDT)
I disagree with your assertion that readers aren't able to tell for sure if Bob Hoskins worked on the movie from reading only that quotation: it opens with "The worst thing I ever did" and goes on to talk about directing, which is pretty straightforward (not to mention the fact that most people probably navigate to this page from other movie-related articles). To make it more explicitly about the movie, we could always link to the film when he mentions "Super Mario Bros.": that'll make sure people don't think he's talking about the game (if that's a concern for you). And, while we are meant to present facts as clearly as possible, I always think of the opening quotation as more of a blurb meant to give readers a quick idea of the character's personality (or in this case, a person's relationship to the Mario series) and at the same time, grab their attention, which the current quotation does very well. Articles also look more complete with an opening quote, so unless you have something good to replace it, I think we should leave our current quotation right where it is for now. - Walkazo 18:21, 24 April 2010 (EDT)

Here is an idea! What if we censor it like how they censored Snakes on a Plane for T.V.?

“The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a friday nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Friday nightmare. Friday idiots.”

I'm posting this to show how the words are somewhat essential. Without them, it really lacks a lot of oomph. He used those words because he felt the accurately described how he felt about it. It's how he wanted to express himself. If we censor the quote we're also censoring him, and I feel that's disrespectful. Furthermore, I for one and tired of these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane. --•Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 22:32, 24 April 2010 (EDT)

I don't really know if you're serious, but - definitely no. You say censoring the quote is disrespectful, yet you propose to do exactly this. Hoskins didn't say "Friday", so we won't put it there. Time Questions 04:58, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
I agree. What's the big deal with the quote anyway. They already have the word "dumbass" on kid's television shows! Anyways, why prevent someone from reading it. Everyone, I bet, has heard, or at least will hear the word "fucking" (excuse my language) later in life. Like I said, it has become a common society word like the word "the". --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!
(1) Sarcasm and the internet seem to be incompatible. (2) No I was not serious. This is why my entire tone changed above and below the quote. It was in actuality provided to show how in censoring the quote, it would lose something. --•Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 11:00, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
Okay... I'm relieved then ^^ Time Questions 19:32, 25 April 2010 (EDT)

Why is everyone worried about a f-word. I don't know anywhere where you can't hear a swear. I hear swears like 200 times a day. KS3 (talk · contribute) 11:14, 25 April 2010 (EDT)

I'm thinking the assumption is that if we start using bad words we'll all form an indie punk band and dye out hair unnatural colors and become drug addicts. Or something. I've never understood the concept behind "bad words". I always chalked it up to social pretension. People use the word, people want to feel superior to those who use the word so it is deemed "bad" by those who want to feel superior. Sadly those who want to feel superior have more influence and then the idea is adopted and becomes normal. And also kiwi fruit look unusual. --•Turkishcoffee «Talk» TC Personal Can.png 12:59, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
@Turkishcoffee: Too late for that...But anyway, I agree. So in total, the quote should not be censored. --FREAK ~Game GameBros.png Freak~ OUT!

@Walkazo: Well, I guess it's a matter of opinion at this point. I think it's quite unclear with no background; despite the fact that the users probably got to the page from anther movie article, we can't be sure. Though it talks about directing, video games, too, have directors. Linking wouldn't help unless the users hovered their mouses on the link. And, again with the opinion, I believe that beginning with quotes in general is a pretty cheap fallback for an attention-getter. They don't have any background behind them in the first place, so they become useless. But it's just my opinion. BLOC PARTIER. 20:02, 25 April 2010 (EDT)

Face it Mr bones!You hear that word everyday!The quote is too much detailed!And it's hoskins opinion after all.Well, as much as I hate to say this but you guys are right.The quote shouldn't be censored.But i'll do my best to find another one!PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png

Take the quote out completly[edit]

Um i'm just saying John what-his-face for Luigi did not have a quote at all so mabe we should permanantly so this proplem could end. SMS Shine Sprite Artwork.pngMaster KoopakidKoopayoshi.png

Maybe that's because Luigi didn't participate in the guardian intreview...I hate to say this but...The quote is real, detailed so we can't remove it...PM Dry Bones Holding Bone Sprite.pngCount Bonsula I need blood...Ml2 drybones.png
Not to mention the "problem" isn't even the quote, but people constantly complaining about the quote. "This problem could end" if people were to accept that it's not going to be removed for reasons stated a million times before. John Leguizamo not having a quote isn't a reason for quotes to be removed from other articles that do have them either; if Leguizamo has no quote in his article, someone should add one if there is a relevant one available, not attempt to achieve consistency by removing this kind of content from other pages.--vellidragon 13:51, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Let's have a show and hide thing saying that it contains swearing. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 07:25, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Replace Quote[edit]

Settledproposal.svg This talk page proposal has already been settled. Please do not edit any of the sections in the proposal. If you wish to discuss the article, do so in a new header below the proposal.

keep the current quote 3-2-14
What about a new quote to replace the current one? I think the real issue is that having a quote, be it negative or not, outweighs not having one at all. However, the current quote is both outright negative and contains profanity. Surely there's something better to use? In fact, I've found several potential replacements that far better portray Hoskins and the film.

Proposer: Redstar (talk)
Deadline: December 05 2010, 23:59 GMT

Replace Quote with option #1[edit]

Suggested replacement #1:

“After I did 'Roger Rabbit,' my younger son wouldn't talk to me. It took me about two weeks to figure out that he reckoned that any father who had friends like Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, and who didn't bring them home to meet him, well, his father was a total (jerk). The basic premise of all this business is that everybody's totally insane. They are. They are completely insane. And that's wonderful.
Bob Hoskins, Los Angeles Times article
  1. Redstar (talk) - Per proposal
  2. CrystalYoshi (talk) - Per Redstar. And I'm not gonna argue about this but I still don't think we need the F-word on this wiki.
  3. WigglerWhoopin'Warrior135 (talk) - Per CrystalYoshi. I wouldn't mind most other words but I don't think we need the F-word on here.

Replace Quote with option #2[edit]

Suggested replacement #2:

“My 7-year-old son is quite depressed about my playing Mario," he says. "He knows I can't even program a VCR, yet alone play the game. How do I prepare for the role? I'm the right shape. I've got a mustache. I worked as a plumber's apprentice for about three weeks and set the plumber's boots on fire with a blowtorch.
Bob Hoskins, Los Angeles Times article
  1. Pink Boozooka (talk) I agree with this. Whatever the choice, the current one should be censored or removed.
  2. MarioManiac (talk) Per Pink Boozooka.

Keep Current Quote[edit]

Current quote:

“The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a fuckin' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set! Fuckin' nightmare. Fuckin' idiots.”
Bob Hoskins, "The Guardian" interview
  1. MrConcreteDonkey (talk) Sigh, look at the reasons for opposing in the other 'Proposal' section. Per all those. Also, that first quote is terrible and has nothing to do with Mario. The second one is nothing special. Anyway, it's just a little bit of swearing. What harm will it do, most everyone has heard a swear word in their life, and this article is off the beaten track anyway.
  2. Koopalmier (talk) Per MrConcreteDonkey. Plus, the current quote only contains a very low level of profanity, not enough to be shocking for anyone IMO, except maybe for very young children... who can't use a computer yet anyway. The current quote is great and doesn't need to be changed.
  3. Edofenrir (talk) - Perfect summary of his feelings during the production. The other quotes don't convey his feelings about the film as well as this one. Now, if there was something wrong with the message of the quote, I would support, but the only reason people make such a fuzz about this article is the swear. A swear is not enough to invalidate the significance of a quote. This quote is the most precise one and shall stay.
  4. Walkazo (talk) - Per all, including everyone who opposed in every other proposal or discussion about removing the quote. Neither of the replacements are as good as what we have, and encyclopedias shouldn't toss out quotations in the name of censorship anyway: that would be completely agaisnt the spirit of providing our readers with the most, and the best information we have to offer.
  5. Cobold (talk) - Per those points.
  6. Tucayo (talk) - These kids will never learn.... Actually, thanks to people like you we keep the quote. Per all.
  7. Zero777 (talk) I am Zero! We have already been through this three times already, per all. Zero signing out.
  8. Bowser's luma (talk) Per everyone, especially Edo and Walkazo.
  9. Its-a-me Yoshi! (talk) Although it has a swear-word, it describes his thought about the movie and thats more important than the uselessness of the other quotes.
  10. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) Times can change (pants was a dirty word one time in history), and, yes, I want to obliterate every swear word out there possible, but since we are a wiki, we provide authentic and precise information. Making censorship is not official, nor even real. Besides, this is a great quote on his reaction on the movie, and it's very detailed.
  11. Mario4Ever (talk) If the quote gets censored, it should be removed, as then it isn't really a quote, and the wiki would be providing inaccurate information. Per all.
  12. LeftyGreenMario (talk) Here we go again. Unfortunately, this is the best (and most controversial) quote we have from Bob Hoskins. Unless we have a better vote, or unless language changes, we would keep the quote. And besides, I suppose most young children are too naive to understand what that word is anyway.
  13. MC Hammer Bro. (talk) Ok, didn't Stooben Rooben settle this about a year ago with the idea of using ellipsis (...) avoid the word without actually censoring it? See my comment below for my solution example.
  14. Ralphfan (talk) – Per all. Can people stop making proposals about the same topic now?


MrConcreteDonkey: Hoskins offered that quote to describe the craziness of the film's production. While he doesn't explicitly mention the film's title in the quote he still discusses the movie and why he came onto it.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Redstar (talk).

What the heck? That means nothing? The point is that the current quote shows his true feeling about the movie. Also, please read all of the 14-or-so reasons in the TPP above. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 17:39, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Why do all of you seem to think this is a move for censorship? I could care less about the profanity, but the negativity placed on the movie shouldn't stand. There's plenty of alternative quotes that can be used, yet we use the one quote where he bashes it. I don't see the good faith in that. Redstar 03:06, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

The simple point is: Bob Hoskins' opinion of the film is negative. It is only logical to use a negative quote here, since the quote should reflect his opinion. Everything else would border on deception.- GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk) 15:56, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
The wiki's general opinion is neutral. I doubt it'd be a good thing if we took out every negative opinion. Koopalmier 16:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Thing is, Hoskins has also praised Rocky and Annabel, so there's a conflict in choosing the negative quote. Why not go neutral and choose something that doesn't even mention the directors? Redstar 04:32, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
And this is a move for censorship, you have replaced some swear word with "(jerk)". FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 22:52, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
What? When did I ever censor the quote or remove it with jerk? Redstar 01:05, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
"well, his father was a total (jerk)", quote 1. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 21:14, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Why not just do a show/hide thing, or possibly something like this? --MaL PiT CosmicBlueMushroom.pngCosmic-Blue ToadMaL PiT CosmicBlueMushroom.png

Well, just because there is a curse word on a page we don't have to go all Bulbapedia on it and make a page you have to pass before it. And anyway, those pages are a pain in the butt. They're in my way when I'm trying to see Dawn ships. MSS Pianta Artwork.png Bowser's lumaParatroopa NSMB artwork.png

We could censor it with these symbols (****). Wiggler-MSS.jpgWigglerWhoopinWarrior135' RayquazaPokemonEmerald.jpg

Read the above sections. That has been mentioned tons of times and we shouldn't do that.
Also, I'm still with the idea of just cutting the quote down to "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers." But I don't think there's much wrong with the quote with the f-word. It wasn't put there by a vandal, and it's something the guy said, so I think it's OK. Fawfulfury65
Per Fawfulfury65. We should trim the quote, and I think the quote sounds better without the rest of it anyway, censored or not. Wiggler-MSS.jpgWigglerWhoopinWarrior135' RayquazaPokemonEmerald.jpg

Wow, WigglerWhoopin'Warrior, great job, now no-one can edit it. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 08:23, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Good idea FF65! I don't think that the fact that there was a husband-and-wife team matters to the Bob Hoskins article, and his ability to swear is not really something everyone needs to know; what we are trying to express is his negative opinion of the movie and that first sentence summarizes his opinion without the vulgar words. Marioguy1 (talk)
We actually did cut the quotation down in an attempt to please everyone, but that decision was forgotten after a few months (suggested in late 2008, overturned in mid-2009). So, we gave up on trying to compromise: no matter what we do, people will be unhappy, but as these proposals have shown, time and time again, leaving it uncensored angers the least amount of people, and so this is the way the article will remain. - Walkazo 17:26, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Even with the words censored or not, the quote sounds like it has too much info to me. Per MG1.Wiggler-MSS.jpgWigglerWhoopinWarrior135' RayquazaPokemonEmerald.jpg
I don't agree with you guys. There is not too much info, because now we know the movie was done by a couple of newbies, and it also tells us that they, interestingly, never told him it was based off of a game, and that he has very strong feelings against them. FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 21:19, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Rocky and Annabel were not a "couple of newbies," as they had directed feature films, television films, and thousands of popular commercials before Super Mario Bros.. Hoskins also knew Super Mario Bros. was a game, so no idea where you pulled that from. Redstar 07:44, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

@Koopalmier: When did you start using a computer? Because I started when I was 2. I guess those swears could only be shocking to a 1-year old?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shroobario (talk).

I was 10. I don't know how could you be tall enough, or know how to use Google, or even read when you weren't at school yet. Plus children under 5 are too young to understand what it means, children over 8 aren't shocked by the F word, and most kids don't browse the Internet until they are 11. Koopalmier 12:51, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

My Solution as I suggested above: Just like any English teacher will tell you, using (...) will still count as a direct quote.

My Solution: "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers...The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing, whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks their own agent told them to get off the set!" User:MC Hammer Bro.

That's what I was talking about when I said we tried cutting the quote down: in the end, it was reverted because the people bent on having the full thing still weren't happy. - Walkazo 03:33, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree with MC Hammer Bro. We should use (...). User:Fba

Per MC Hammer Bro. Wiggler-MSS.jpgWigglerWhoopinWarrior135' RayquazaPokemonEmerald.jpg

Why do we have to worry so much, who the heck is going to search for Bob Hoskins? FakeIco MCD.png MrConcreteDonkey 20:17, 2 December 2010 (UTC) @MCD: Does it matter? Anyways, we don't need information on what happened in the movie because this is not an article on the movie, the subject at hand here is Bob Hoskins so we must have a quote that represents Bob Hoskins, not the Super Mario Bros. movie. I say we cut it down again and see how people react. Marioguy1 (talk)

I Know This is the 5 millionth Complaint, but...[edit]

I seriously think we should AT LEAST censor the quote in this article. Think about it - this is a PUBLIC wiki, and almost EVERYONE has access to it. I mean, seriously people, would you want some kid coming on here and seeing this kind of stuff? aaaaaaaa Mariomario64! 19:04, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

No. - Walkazo 00:02, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
This is a direct quote that Bob Hoskins said. Besides, if we start censoring direct quotes, before you know it, Chunky Kong will be "one He** of a guy". Wikipedia doesn't censor any of these words. From, Magikrazy51 (talk)

I feel like ranting after reading all this....

First of all, the quote with the bad word is inappropiate, no questions asked. Wikipedia actually censors this quote in the SMB movie article by taking out the vulgar language and shortening it. If anyone wants to argue with that, I'll just tell you that this exact quote was one of the things that made me quit the MarioWiki a few months ago. Look how many kids have already gotten into this discussion and seen the quote.

Second of all, the argument that there are already bad things on this wiki is invalid. First of all, there are porn ads on this wiki, but that isn't acceptable, either. As they say, two wrongs don't make a right. In fact, we should get Porple to take these ads out of the wiki. Second of all, the SSB series actually isn't that bad. It's simply cartoon violence, which is acceptable. Blood and gore? Horror/terror? No. Third of all, if we censor this quote, yes, we will have to censor the DK Rap. Now find another article where we have to do that.

I say we should use only the "The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers." part. That might be disrespecting Bob Hoskins, but someone who says the f-word in almost every sentence he says deserves to be disrespected a little bit.

</rantfinish> ThirdMarioBro: Mario, Luigi, and me! 11:29, 9 June 2011 (EDT)

Do we really have to have this conversation again first of all in order to find this article you have to do a lot of work to find a single quote second of all the f word translation is to have sexual intercourse with so the word it self has no improper meaning and 3rd of all why do you care it's what the man said are you no longer allowed to express your self freely with out having someone censor what you have said it's ridiculous Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
First of all, as I said, cutting out the bad language and shortening the quote would be better for this article. Second of all, although the f-word does mean that, Bob Hoskins meant it as a derogatory, offensive insult to the people who made the movie. Third of all, people wouldn't have to have their quotes censored if they can control themselves and not say a bad word. ThirdMarioBro: Mario, Luigi, and me! 18:16, 10 June 2011 (EDT)
Dude censoring is wrong in fact it's unconstitutional the constitution guarantees the right of freedom of speech and no matter what it's his opinion, also the whole it's derogatory towards the people who made the films is junk because otherwise we would have to take out all of the articles that contain negative reception cause is that not derogatory towards the people who made the games. Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
How is it not derogatory? Negative reception isn't derogatory because it doesn't necessarily have bad language. However, the f-word is practically the definition of derogatory. Secondly, "freedom of speech" still doesn't allow "hate speech" which is basically what Bob Hoskins said. ThirdMarioBro: Mario, Luigi, and me! 18:32, 10 June 2011 (EDT)
the 1st amendment of the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of expression, right to protest, and the right of privacy. That's why it's illegal to prosecute people who protest at funerals, that's why laws like the alien and Sedition acts were illegal because they censor people, and that's why its illegal to prosecute someone for burning and american flag. this is not hate speech this is a mans personal opinion and it is disrespectful to censor a man for saying what he feels Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
Sure he can say what he wants but that doesn't mean we should put a quote with swearing in an article. YoshiwakerTyranitar.png
Why shouldnt we it's been said multiple times that this is an encyclopedia you don't censor an encyclopedia Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)
Thank you, Goomba's Shoe. Censorship is what the Supreme Court would call "Unconstitutional" since it violates the 1st Amendment. And no, we cannot censor the DK Rap, ThirdMarioBro. Hell is not a swear word (I find it to be as much a swear word as Afghanistan since I don't want to be unfortunate enough to be in either place [until Al-Quaeda is finally kicked out of the latter]). We are a wiki, an encyclopedia for god sakes! Reference books can't censor! Check your dictionary or thesaurus. No, not the small one from when you were a kid, the BIG one! Is it censored? Didn't think so. Chances are you found all seven bad words, I did. Let's just end it now. No more censorship today, tomorrow, or ever. FREEDOM!!! Grateful of our First Amendment, The Magikrazy Magikrazy.png.

Stop. All of you. We've been through this over and over, and we always come to the same conclusion. The discussion is over. Go do something productive. - 2257(Talk) BbQbf6g.png 18:50, 10 June 2011 (EDT)

I've got a show/hide version of the quote![edit]

PikaSamus (talk)

No we've been over this time and time again and it has been decided that the quote will be shown in full Goomba's Shoe15 (talk)

Not to mention the color is penetrating through my screen. But yeah, if we needed a template we would've made one a long time ago.--Knife (talk) 23:49, 3 July 2011 (EDT)

That template is incredibly difficult on the eyes. I'm seeing afterimages while typing this. Anyway, what they said. Mario4Ever 00:09, 4 July 2011 (EDT)

Hurts my eyes like that Electric Soldier Porygon episode of Pokemon. Plus, if it's hidden by a template, why censor it? Having a seizure, The Magikjhfajflsfhajlvnas Magikrazy.png.

Here's a better revision of the show/hide revision of the quote. The background is changed to yellow to make it easier on people's eyes, and I used the term "foul", instead of "swear". Anyway, the Super Mario Wiki is child-friendly, so not hiding this quote would be going against that policy.

RedYoshiMK7Signature.png M&SG (talk) 21:17, 12 August 2011 (EDT)

No, we are NOT censoring the quote. Not with asterisks, not by shortening it, not by replacing it, and certainly not with a garish template. Our mandate us not to protect children, but to provide everyone with all the information we possible can in an efficient and professional manner. It's not nudity or gore, it's a word, and it's not against policy AT ALL. Users aren't allowed to swear at each other, since that's flaming, but that's not the case here. If any policy page says we can't have profanity in quotations in our articles, then it's outdated and wrong. Every discussion and proposal trying to get rid of the profanity has failed, and they will continue to fail: the community has spoken, repeatedly. The quotation and all it's profanity is staying: live with it. - Walkazo 21:44, 12 August 2011 (EDT)

I merely ran into this article while patrolling edits. I did find it odd that the article displayed foul words, since most places that I go to don't tolerate such words. And after all this time, I thought we were all about being child-friendly. Boy am I a sucker. RedYoshiMK7Signature.png M&SG (talk) 22:03, 12 August 2011 (EDT)

I realized something. What kind of kid would look up Bob Hoskins? Even if they were unlucky enough to stumble across this movie, kids don't pay attenion to the scrollin' credits! They just call him Mario or Eddie Valiant. Magikrazy51 (talk) Magikrazy.png

I know a wiki with a swearing template (the HR wiki), but allusions to swearing are so common in Homestar Runner, it has its own article as opposed to ONE instance in ONE obscure article that no kid would look up as explained by my above statement. If the Mario world had swearing or allusions to it, I'd suggest a template, but instead I say "No thanks, officer. Iv'e got one big round one". Magikrazy51 (talk) Magikrazy.png

Actually, I found this article with the categories and I'm 9. Paper Mario Kart (talk)


It's funny how the image for Hoskins in the role of Mario is from a deleted scene, rather than another, more relevant, sequence. 04:51, 1 August 2011 (EDT)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Redstar (talk).

Nifty. And handy: if it's not exactly from the film, it's not just some old picture of Mario that we're repurposing - it's a unique image that shows Hoskins as Mario. - Walkazo 00:56, 5 August 2011 (EDT)
I would prefer using some other image; preferably one used for promotional purposes. I could probably dig up something from the site. Redstar 03:31, 5 August 2011 (EDT)
FINALLY! Something on this talk page not about the F-Word! It's about time we set that aside! The Magikrazy Magikrazy.png

Hoskins' kid[edit]

I would like to remove the portion of the article that suggests that Hoskins' only discovered what Super Mario Bros. is when his son told him. However, I keep being reverted for no reason. There is no source for this assertion and as such has no place in the article. Redstar 23:14, 21 November 2011 (EST)

I have no title for this[edit]

Excuse me, didn't this wiki was child-friendly? Swear words do not make this wiki as it seems, child-friendly. --Super Famicom 64 12:38, 13 March 2012 (EDT)

We are an encyclopedia we do not have to be child friendly. Also we've had 3 different proposals and they have all ruled against censorship Raven Effect (talk)
What G-Shoe said. See every single section above you except for the 2 more recent ones. The Magikrazy
I know it. To tell you, most of the new users of this wiki are children and if they get into this article with swearing, they would get scared. --Super Famicom 64 15:59, 21 March 2012 (EDT)
Words are not scary. They're words. We're not going to compromise the integrity of the wiki to "protect" people from ultimately harmless assemblages of letters, and sections like this are nothing but a waste of time. - Walkazo 20:27, 23 March 2012 (EDT)
Although I disagree about Walkazo with how "scary" the vulgar words are (there's a reason they're usually not used in any formal conversations and why many schools frown upon it when kids say it out loud), we are against censoring and that's final. We have tons of discussions regarding this and all are resolved. We have our reasons for censoring these words. Valid reasons. End of story. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C)

I agree, kids younger than SEVEN search this wiki they really don't need to see that. User:The real yoshiSMW2yoshi.gif

Doesn't matter: we're not censoring the wiki. (And please put new comments at the bottom, not in the middle of 5-year-old discussions.) - Walkazo 21:56, 12 April 2012 (EDT)


Not sure if this is something we want to consider adding to the article or not, but Bob Hoskins stated today that he has been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease and will be retiring from acting. Source: -- Shyghost.PNGChrisShyghost.PNG 18:12, 8 August 2012 (EDT)

the quote[edit]

No, this isn't about censoring it.

I think it needs to be shortened. The quote takes up as much space as the actual information about him. It's pretty ridiculous. I think this would be a suitable shortening.

"The worst thing I ever did? Super Mario Brothers. It was a fuckin' nightmare. The whole experience was a nightmare."

Anyone else agree or is the length fine? Magikrazy (talk)

I'd rather see the article lengthened rather than chopping out some of the scarce, interesting content in the name of balance balance: that's kinda going the opposite direction from improving the page. - Walkazo 15:27, 10 December 2015 (EST)
I think two aspects of quotes are this, by priority: if they illustrate the character and if they're succinct. But I do think the article needs an expansion first as well, and the quote also includes its why as well, which really isn't explained in this article. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:40, 10 December 2015 (EST)

Well yeah, expanding is normally preferred, but when I posted this, I figured there wasn't much more to add. Now that I think about it, that's not true. Magikrazy (talk)

Change the quote[edit]

Okay, I get it. I know we can't censor the quote but can we at least change it? Because like what if a kid like around 3-10 sees that and they've never heard the word before. Could we at least change it to some other quote that doesn't have swearing because I am a little concerned for that because kids are on this site too. So is it okay to change it? The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 05:08, 21 August 2016 (EDT)

afaik the quote has stayed the same ever since 2007, so it's very unlikely that it will ever change. LBsig.png LB (talkeditsforum) 06:37, 21 August 2016 (EDT) --Glowsquid (talk) 11:10, 21 August 2016 (EDT)

The quote isn't going to be changed due to the use of profanity. Please the "personal beliefs and moral values" point at MarioWiki:Courtesy#Censorship.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 04:48, 24 August 2016 (EDT)
Thanks YoshiKong I totally get it now :) The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 04:57, 24 August 2016 (EDT)

Unless there are novel and interesting points being made about this subject matter, I actually want any more conversations about this to be removed. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 19:59, 24 August 2016 (EDT)

Per this, adding up with what I, uh, said about Vivian's gender BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 20:03, 24 August 2016 (EDT)

That's dumb. kids might Look at this page so it should Be Censored. and Why can't users swear? i have fricken' freedom of speech! - LUIGIROCKS7