* Some of the runthrough videos you can buy with the Star Coins end up being this. For example, 1-3 has Mario and the Toads using Yoshis to relay Luigi across the level to get easy 1Ups.
* Playing the game with multiple people quickly becomes this, especially if you can round up a full 4.
** In multiplayer, if all players bubble at the same time (or if the only active player bubbles), the level's music [[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand grinds to a halt]], Mario and friends lazily drift offscreen, and a jingle plays that sounds like the game is saying "why did you do that, [[WhatAnIdiot you idiots]]?"
* The first battle with Iggy in World 5.
* Bowser Jr. [[spoiler:getting left behind in Worlds 4 and 6]] and [[spoiler:discovering his father's Koopa Clown Car and subsequently kicking away his own, still battle-damaged from previous bouts with Mario]]. Also, [[spoiler:the castle falling on Bowser at the very end]].
* From the ending, [[spoiler:Luigi falling down when attempting to lean on the gondola of a balloon that had already taken off.]]