* DemonicSpiders: The green fireballs, which spawned not from the pipes, but ''directly on your current floor''.
* EarWorm: The opening snippet of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," a classic [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] song.
* HilariousInHindsight: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnU-2HRJNO4 commercial]] for "Atari" ''Mario Bros.''
* MemeticMutation: "Mario, where are you?!" from the aforementioned commercial.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Luigi being the CowardlySidekick did not come from ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. It came from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnU-2HRJNO4 Atari commercial]] for ''Mario Bros''.
* SequelDisplacement: ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros.]]'' is a lot more famous. So much so, that most (though not all) later games kept the "Super" part of the name [[ArtifactTitle which resulted in displacing the original meaning]].[[note]]First there was ''Mario Bros.'', then there was ''"Super" Mario Bros.''[[/note]]
** That having been said, Nintendo still shows this game a lot of love, having remade it multiple times (most notably as part of the ''[[VideoGameRemake Super Mario Advance]]'' series and ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'') and even making it a stage in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.