It'sa me; Mario!
—Mario, Super Mario 64
I like Mario. It's a game that glorifies the fat, blue collar worker...
Col. Campbell: Snake, you know who that is?
Solid Snake: You're kidding, right? It's Mario.
Col. Campbell: Mario made his first appearance in 1981, and since then, he's become a worldwide phenomenon. There's probably not a single person who doesn't know Mario. He's that famous.
Solid Snake: Good thing I survived long enough to meet him on the field of battle, huh.
One night under heavy doses of narcotics, I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 and one of my friends thought it would be funny to record what I was saying so I could hear myself later when I was coherent. Here is a transcription of the things I said:
"Oh shit! I got the shoe! I'm so invincible! Oh! Eat it, you bitch! You don't understand! I got the damn SHOE! It's the shoe! And look at how cute I am with my stupid plumber head poking out of the wind up sock! I am the cutest invincible shoe rider ever! Mario! Mario! He's in the ULTRA green SHOOEEE!"
THANK YOU MARIO! BUT OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!
—Toad, Super Mario Bros.
A Mario Brother never says "can't", Luigi!
Thank you so much for to playing my game!
Have you-a ever seen a plunger, in-a these-a hands!?!?
—Mario, There Will Be Brawl