Memes / Super Mario Bros.

Mario: Is he talking about us?
Luigi: You better believe it!
— From a commercial bumper for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

Being the undeniably most recognizable game series of all time, of course Super Mario Bros. is going to mutate some memes!

Please add entries in the following format:

  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

Meta:

  • Nobody pays attention to Weegee. (See below)
  • Orange Peach...er, Princess Daisy as a bitter and resentful Butt Monkey and widely ignored Unfavorite. It's not as common, infamous or as pronounced as Green Mario's butt monkey status, but it's starting to get up there. Plus Luigi has gotten a lot more respect lately, getting two games, a whole year dedicated to him and remains a steadfast fan favorite and iconic star of the series. Daisy, however has had no such luck:
    • Despite being on the roster for over 25 years now, she remains just a convenient extra in Sports, Kart and Party titles, she hasn't appeared in a Mario platformer title in years and her status only got worse when Rosalina came along.
    • Rosalina being added as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World and the latest Super Smash Bros. (A crowning achievement for ANY Nintendo character) just added more fuel to the fire (Daisy didn't even win the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot).
    • She was one of the few Super Mario characters to not have an amiibo, with hers coming more than a year after the main characters; most people doubted she'd ever get an amiibo. In a minor case of Yank the Dog's Chain, however, Daisy's Amiibo is the only one in the Super Mario lineup that doesn't grant any special bonuses or features in games, basically making it a lump of plastic.
    • She wasn't an available costume in Super Mario Maker until January of 2016, while Waluigi (despite lacking an Amiibo until later) and other oddball choices (like a Mahjong tile or a Trampoline) were in the vanilla game, and Mario in the Sky Pop (the airplane from Super Mario Land, Daisy's debut game) was added in before she was.
    • In a special Nintendo 3DS puzzle swap panel called Nintendo Starlets, Daisy is left off of the panel, while other choices like the aforementioned Rosalina, Pauline and two different Zeldas are featured on there.
    • At E3 2017, it was revealed that not only is Pauline reappearing in Super Mario Odyssey, but she is an important character: the mayor of New Donk City. While it is possible Daisy could still appear, people instantly began poking fun at how Pauline of all characters got into a main game (after being sidelined to spinoff titles since the 90s) before Daisy.
  • The Ear of Luigi.Explanation 
  • FINALLY GETS THE SUMMER OFF GOES TO BEACH AND GETS STOMPED BY MARIOExplanation 
  • Miyamoto is Bowser Jr.'s mother!Explanation 
  • "Hipster Bowser", or "Nerd(y) Bowser, from a Japanese New 3DS ad starring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has caught on quite a bit.
  • Mario Games Repainted Explanation 
  • "Cover your eyes, son!" Parental Control Bowser Explanation 
  • Capitan Todd. Explanation 

From the games:

  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • "THANK YOU, MARIO! BUT OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!" Explanation 
    • [?] Explanation 
    • Toad has been flipping us off since 1985! Explanation 
  • SA--DA--MA--SA--SHI--Explanation 
  • It's-a me, Mario!
  • Mario Is Missing!:
  • Super Mario Sunshine:
  • Mario Kart:
    • "HI, I'M DAISY!" Explanation 
    • Rosalina is fat. Explanation 
    • Luigi's Death Stare. Explanation 
    • WELCOME TO MARIO KART! Explanation 
    • A common trend in the Mario Kart community is to mock filler characters like Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina with other, ridiculous character names like Blue Silver Diddy Kong or Doctor Metal Baby Tanooki Mario. This trend has even begun to spread to the Super Smash Bros. community, due to the inclusion of Dark Pit.
  • Waluigi is everywhere. Explanation 
    • WALUIGI TIME !!! Explanation 
  • Waluigi's Taco Stand. Explanation 
  • Waluigi is Jojo Explanation 
  • Super Mario RPG: And you guys better watch out! He Knows about Timed Hits! Explanation 
    • Whoa, who do you think you are, Bruce Lee? You can't just go in there, fists flying!
    • I serve... A higher authority...Explanation 
    • His real name is "♡♪!?"Explanation 
    • SLEDGEExplanation (spoilers) 
  • Mario's floating disembodied head from Mario Teaches Typing.
  • "Somehow, I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through." Explanation 
    • Mario can kill the Sun. Explanation 
  • Mario & Luigi:
    • Fawful has FURY! Explanation 
    • THE MUSTARD OF YOUR DOOM!
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: IS THAT NOT GLOBIN? Explanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy: U R MR GAY, which evolved into U R MR GOTY. Explanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2:
  • SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! Explanation 
  • Super Mario 64: "So long, gay Bowser!" Explanation 
  • Paper Mario 64:
    • Hitting this Block for 416 Years Crashes Paper MarioExplanation 
    • [Innocuous Thing] Crashes Paper MarioExplanation 
  • Super Paper Mario:
    • "BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. I AM ERROR. PRESS ANY KEY TO RESUME. SYSTEM NOT FOUND. INSERT INSTALL DISC. DISC NOT FOUND. PLEASE CONFIRM DISC COVER IS CLOSED. READ ERROR. INSERT BOOT DISC AND PRESS ENTER. NO RESPONSE. SYSTEM MAY BE BUSY OR MELTING INTO SLAG. APPLICATION ERROR. SAVE YOUR WORK AND QUIT. YOU LOST EVERYTHING. WAY TO GO. GENIUS. WAITING FOR PROCESSORS. "404 computer hamsters not found." THREAT LEVEL UPGRADED TO JELLY ROLL 1. DETONATION IMMINENT."
    • CTRL ALT DELETE! Explanation 
    • Mr. L! Green Thunder! Explanation 
    • DOOFUSES!!! Explanation 
    • "I love going on message boards and complaining about video games I've never played!" Explanation 
    • GREEEEEEN! Explanation 
    • BOWSER'S ARMS! Explanation 
  • Oh great, now I look like the evil king of GUYS WHO TALK TO POSTERS! Explanation 
  • Hotel Mario has many cheesy lines that have achieved meme status, including:
  • Mario Party:
    • Bowser Communism. Explanation 
    • D'OH, I MISSED! Explanation 
    • Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing. Explanation 
    • You're lousy! Explanation 
    • Mario Party has somehow developed a memetic reputation for destroying friendships.
  • NYARGLEBARGLE! Explanation 
  • PUSH START TO RICH Explanation 
    • Fortran. Explanation 
    • FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY Explanation Origin of This Phrase 
    • GRAND DAD Explanation 
  • This video explaining in great detail how a fewest-A-button-presses TAS of a particular Super Mario 64 level works sparked an entire meme set of its own. Most of the concepts are old hat among that particular Challenge Gamer crowd, but this video introduced them to a large number of uninitiated viewers all at once, propelling them into memetic status.
    • Half A press. Explanation 
      • T.J. "Henry" Yoshi.Explanation 
    • Scuttlebug Transportation Explanation 
      • Scuttlebug Jamboree Explanation 
    • But first, we need to talk about parallel universes. Explanation 
    • QPU aligned Explanation 
    • Hyper Speed Walking Explanation 
    • De facto speed Explanation 
    • 12 HOURS Explanation 
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Peach is a "Badass Princess". Explanation 
  • Super Mario Odyssey:
    • The game has invited many comparisons to Sonic Adventure, especially with how Mario runs around in a huge city with realistic-looking humans. It also draws comparisons to Sonic Unleashed (which too had a level based on New York, as well as the Odyssey taking a small amount of the former game's "'round the world" style) and Sonic '06 (because of course it does). Fans were quick to nickname Super Mario Odyssey as Mario Adventure, Mario '06 (or Mario '17), and Mario Unleashed.
    • "Mario finally made it back to Brooklyn!" due to New Donk City's resemblance to New York.
      • On that note, the name "New Donk City" itself.
    • Some fans have called this game "Super Mario: City Simulator" based on a JonTron joke about Super Mario 64 as a walking simulator.
    • Bowser's stylish new suit by itself has reached this, leading to a number of pimp and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure jokes.
    • Quite a few jokes have been made comparing the city levels to Grand Theft Auto.
    • Mario's hat now has eyes, reminding fans of Rare (and by extension, Playtonic Games)'s tendency to put eyes on inanimate objects. Playtonic even commented on this in a tweet.
    • The sight of Mario and Bowser tossing their hats like a boomerang have also provoked comparisons to Oddjob, with a few going as far as to nickname the game "Super Mario Oddjob".
    • T. Rex Mario became this almost immediately after the game's E3 trailer, thanks to the sheer WTF factor in his appearance in the trailer (complete with Mario hat and mustache) and being a Crazy Awesome addition to the game.
    • Related to the T. Rex, jokes that it is Yoshi are prominent, which is both a Mythology Gag and Hilarious in Hindsight because Yoshi was a realistic baby Tyrannosaurus in the live-action Mario movie.
    • With the announcement of the new amiibo for this game, there's been plenty of jokes about Mario, Peach, and Bowser all getting married together, or buying just Mario and Bowser to have a gay marriage.
    • Mario looking unnatural compared to the regular humans of New Donk City and his newfound ability to possess people has led to jokes about him not being human.
      • There's also jokes about how Mario is actually the hat, and has been possessing the corpse of an italian man for 30 years.
    • "u throw ur hat on a frog & ur the frog"
    • Mario's new Capture ability has inspired people to create edits and fanart of practically anything and putting Mario's hat, mustache, and/or blue eyes to show that he's possessing them. These types of edits and fanart have been used for both humor and...other things.
    • "I have a big head and little arms!" has picked up steam with Mario's demonstration of the Capture ability (which lets him control creatures, people, and objects with his hat) on a Tyrannosaurus rex, with other Counterpart Comparisons following suit.
    • "Mafia Mario", referring to Mario's fedora and suit costume.
    • Jokes and fanart about how Peach should ditch Mario for Pauline aren't uncommon.Explanation 

From the cartoons:

  • The last episode of Super Mario World (and the last Mario cartoon ever made), "Mama Luigi". The entire episode (especially the line, "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario! *wheeze*") has become a staple of YouTube Poop videos. The most quotable lines from the episode include:
    • "Well, like they say in Brooklyn, early to bed, early to catch the worm. Or, is it the bagel?"
    • "A fiyah Sumo!" (actually, it's a Sumo Bro)
    • "I Fell for Hours!"
    • "Good thing I found a MAAAAAAGIC balloon!"
    • "Luigi bash blocks now!"
    • "Yeah, well, I didn't think it was so funny!"
    • "Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYEEEEEEEEEEEELP!"
    • "MAMA!? MAMA LUIGI? AHAHAHAHAHA!"
    • Mario describing Bowser's Castle as his "Coney Island disco palace!"
    • "Augh, now I know how a meatball feels!" Explanation 
  • "This is a volcano!" Explanation 
  • "AND IT'S ALL MY FAULT!"
  • Super Mario Bros Rap Anyone? ANYONE?
    • Well, it is not like the others that get all the fame.
  • "Permit me to introduce ya to... RACCOOOOOOOON KOOPA!!"
  • "C'mon, I'll help you sink your teeth into some delicious KOOOOOOOOOPAmeat!"
  • "Do the Mario!"
  • "It's a stone, Luigi. You didn't make it!"
    • "It's a football! I chiseled it!"
    • "It's even official size! (throws at Mario) But not official weight..."
  • "What's the one thing most likely to rot people's minds and reduce their brains to mashed potatoes?"
  • (reading a phone bill) "ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY ONE CENTS?!" *Mario faints*
  • "Oogtar eat ghosts for breakfast!"
    • Mutated by Youtube into "Oogtar eat [item] for breakfast!"
      "Oogtar eat your face for breakfast!"
  • "Luigi, I'm home!"
  • "FIYABAWLS? YUM!" Explanation 
    • FIYAYUM'S BALLS!
  • "No duck here, turkey!"
    • Often mutated into "No [item] here, turkey!"
  • "Oh fuck you Luigi."Explanation 

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