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.
    • She wasn't an available costume in Super Mario Maker until January of 2016, while Waluigi (despite lacking an Amiibo) 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.
  • 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 

From the games:

  • "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!
  • Weegee, the Fan Nickname for the badly designed sprite of Luigi in the PC version for the infamous Mario Is Missing. So creepy that it has been mutated into a stalker who scares characters from various shows/memes/pictures, and in some circumstances, changes their face into his.
    • There's also Malleo, who can turn anyone into a Fire Flower by staring at them and saying "Fire Flower."
    • Also from Mario Is Missing is the laughably bizarre line "You won't find Adobe here in Nairobi."
      • I FOUND MACROMEDIA IN AFRICA.
    • Weegee became a character for M.U.G.E.N as well, one of the "Super Game Breaker" types who kills instantly.
  • Super Mario Sunshine: "SHINE GET!" Explanation 
  • Mario Kart:
    • "HI, I'M DAISY!" Explanation 
    • Rosalina is fat. Explanation 
    • Luigi's Death Stare. 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. Explanation 
    • Which eventually evolved into U R MR GOTY.
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: YA I M R U? (related to the above)
  • Super Mario 64: "So long, gay Bowser!" Explanation 
  • Paper Mario 64: Hitting this Block for 416 Years 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."
  • 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 
    • 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 
    • But first, we need to talk about parallel universes. Explanation 
    • QPU aligned Explanation 
    • Hyper Speed Walking Explanation 
    • De facto speed Explanation 
    • 12 HOURS 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!"

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