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In addition to fun gameplay, Mario has a great deal of humor.

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  • In Mario Super Sluggers, most character introductions show them boasting or preparing to hit the ball. When Waluigi enters, he shouts "WAAAAAALUIGI!" and prepares to hit the ball, only to realize he's facing the player. He makes a "I meant to do that" gesture to the player and switches to the right side.
    • In Superstars Baseball, Bowser gets a platinum one when you decide to not face Mario in Bowser mode at the final boss battle.
      Bowser: NO! Remember your blood sugar Bowser. Ok, now go wash your hands...
    • Whenever Donkey Kong is beaned in baseball*, he proceeds to go apeshit on the pitcher.
    • Lakitu's comments on the Challenge Mode teams.
      • With Mario and Peach, he expresses astonishment and worry at Luigi and Toadsworth's place on their respective teams.
      • Peach's team is quite well-rounded, so she won't have to worry about being kidnapped! …probably…
      • With Yoshi, he says not to eat his teammates, or him. Judging by his scream and hasty retreat, Yoshi wasn't listening.
      • Lakitu doubts that Wario's team was formed using legitimate means. One text box later…
        Lakitu: You… You WHAT?! Oh my! I shouldn't have asked…
      • Donkey Kong's team is a fine group of players! ...but what's with the boxing glove? Wait, is DK using it as a BAT?!
  • Super Mario Bros. 3:
    • If you finish any of the Koopalings in a suit (Frog, Hammer, Tanooki) the restored King will have a different dialog depending on the suit:
      • Frog: He thinks Mario's been turned into a frog and offers to turn him back.
      • Hammer: He asks to borrow the outfit, and is disappointed Mario doesn't go along with it.
      • Tanooki: "Thank you, kind raccoon. Please tell me your name." As if the exposed face of a mustached Italian-American man wasn't enough of a hint as to who you are.
    • Levels 3-3 and 3-8 have Mario navigate a bunch of floating platforms that go up and down with the tide, while being terrorized by a big Cheep Cheep named Boss Bass. Level 4-2 has a similar level with the scenery and most of the enemies scaled up in accordance World 4's Giant Land theme. In an absurdist touch, Mario is chased through this level by a regular-sized Cheep Cheep.
    • In the American version at least, when you finally rescue the Princess, only to for her to tell you Your Princess Is in Another Castle!, before laughing it off. More than a few players almost blew a conniption undoubtedly.

  • In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, there is a level in the Clockwork Mario world that takes place in a very... suggestive area. And the level itself is made almost entirely of various types of balls.
  • The ways Peach gets kidnapped in the New Super Mario Bros. series are pretty outlandish, but no less hilarious.
    • In the first game, while Mario is distracted by the castle being under attack, Bowser Jr. just sneaks up and runs off with her. Mario gives chase, but somehow Jr. manages to hit Mario mid-cutscene.
    • New Super Mario Bros. Wii has Jr. and the then-returning Koopalings infiltrating the castle in a giant cake, then throwing said cake onto "Mama" Peach to take her away.
    • New Super Mario Bros. 2 has Mario and Luigi simply turning their backs for a few seconds to get some coins, and the Koopalings immediately manage to swipe her offscreen.
    • New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U up the ante by having Mario (unless it's the latter game), Luigi, and both Toads with Princess Peach. Bowser's fleet flies overhead, and a giant claw emerges out of his airship, and he proceeds to... politely move Peach's chair out of the way before pounding the heroes, picking them up, and throwing them like a baseball away from the kingdom.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2:
    • If you reach the end-of-level bonus slot machine with no coins, the slot machine interface UI appears and the "bonus chance" jingle plays... followed immediately by the death jingle, as if the game's saying, "You made it! Now try to get bonus... oh never mind".
    • When Mario, Luigi and Toad are on one point of health and Small, their heads are twice as big as their bodies.

  • For a time, Gamestop did a publicity stunt where it called customers and left messages of Charles Martinet doing his Mario voice, plugging the release of a new Mario game. Here is just one example. (also crosses over into Heartwarming Moments for the fans who got the message)
  • From the Nintendo Booth at E3 2007, Mario's impressions of famous movie characters. Especially the Darth Vader one.
  • On 9/10/15, Shigeru Miyamoto finally revealed, after years of speculation, who Bowser Jr's real mother was. It's Miyamoto himself, apparently.
  • The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls video shows how the system's parental controls work using Bowser and Bowser Jr.
    • When Jr. is playing a game too long, Bowser yells while breathing fire, scaring Jr. so much that he hides in his shell.
      • Before that, he folds his arms as he glares at Jr., proceeding to tap his foot in impatience...soon starting to tap it rapidly before finally losing it.
    • Bowser is shown using a smartphone. A regular smartphone that is clearly too small for him. His smartphone also has a picture of Peach as its background. He also manages to tap and swipe on the phone with his huge nails without even scratching the screen!
    • Bowser sees that Jr. has been playing Mario Kart 8 two hours over the set time limit and he contemplates suspending the game from the phone, only to have an Imagine Spot of Jr. being completely heartbroken and upset over his game being turned off milliseconds before winning the race. Even the narrator says this feature should be a last resort.
    • When Jr. plays a game that's age restricted, Bowser runs over to him and covers his eyes with his arms.
    • Jr. talks to Bowser about his awesome moment in Mario Kart where he hits Mario with a Red Shell. Bowser laughs at that.
    • When some Boos are sneaking up behind Jr. (meant to represent internet trolls) Bowser falls out of nowhere to scare them off.
  • The stickers released by Nintendo from the LINE messaging app.
    • From Talking Super Mario Animated Stickers set:
      • A Goomba suddenly got stomped by Mario, letting out its death cry "WHYYY?!"
      • Bowser attempting to kidnap Peach, and Bowser ends up being slapped.
      • Yoshi drooling over a Goomba.
      • A Koopa Troopa struggling to get up.
    • From ''Super Mario Bros.'' 8-Bit Stickers set:
      • Mario being cornered by two Hammer Bros.
    • From Super Mario's Relaxing Life set:
      • Luigi running around with groceries.
      • Dry Bones collapsing after getting hit by a soccer ball.
      • Yoshi uses his tongue to eat a pie and ends up having a "pie face".
  • When revealing Doug Bowser as the new president of Nintendo at E3 2019, Mario's Bowser strolls up to Yoshiaki Koizumi and attempts to do the Regginator's old job, only for Doug to tell him that he's not the right Bowser. An embarrassed Bowser walks off the screen, directed in the proper direction by the two.
    Koizumi: Are you... related?
    Doug: No, but we get that a lot.
  • Remember the Duck vs. Duck piano battle in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Somebody remade the scene in Super Mario style.
  • This April Fools trailer for the upcoming ''Super Mario Bros.'' animated film.