In addition to fun gameplay, Mario has a great deal of humor.
Works with their own pages
- Super Mario World
- Hotel Mario
- Mario & Luigi
- Paper Mario
- Super Mario RPG
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario Party
- Super Mario Maker
- The Super Mario Bros Super Show!
- The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
From the games
- Super Mario Sunshine has this:Toad: "The princess is on that island! I think it's called 'Pineapple' or something... How do you think you can get there?"
- Yoshi's Island: You're heading towards the boss of World 3, the Naval Piranha Plant. You get into the room, close enough to hop up on the ledge, and you can even see the little bugger that'll get transformed... but the cutscene hasn't cued up yet. Well, maybe you'll just take a quick cheap-shot with an egg for laughs...Kamek: OH, MY!!!
Piranha Plant: (EXPLODES)
- Not to mention the look on Yoshi's face before Prince Froggy eats him and after ejecting him out of his stomach. Yoshi goes from "O_o" to ":3" in seconds flat!
- In Mario Party 5, 6, and 8, games played in 2-on-2 Team Mode get "team names" handed to them depending on which characters are paired. While some of them were predictable for obvious character combinations (like Luigi and Yoshi in 8 being called "Green Machine"), sticking together any really weird combination of characters results in weird and often hilarious team names:
- Daisy and Waluigi in 5/6: Awkward Date
- Wario and Toadette in 6: Secret Friends
- Birdo and Blooper in 8: What The Bloop
- A lot of teams with Dry Bones in 8 qualify. Teaming with Mario makes "BBQ Ribs," Luigi makes "Cry Bones," Wario gives "Dumb Skulls," Waluigi leads to "Boneheads", and Daisy leads to the darkly apt "Daisy Pushers." Then there's Dry Bones and Hammer Brother: What-The-Deuce. But none of them can compare to the combination of Dry Bones and Birdo: "Bone Chokers."
- And while not a weird pairing, teaming Peach and Daisy in 8 gives you the lower-key but awesome and amusing wordplay of "Damsels in Success."
- Mario Power Tennis gives us these bloopers. One particular gem involves Wario lifting weights... only to get a phone call from his mother.Wario: (lifts the enormous weight onto one shoulder casually and answers his phone) Hello? Ma, I told you not to call me today! I'm making a movie... (Waluigi shakes his head in disbelief and puts his hand over the camera as the director yells "Cut")
Waluigi: Eheh, don't expect mouth-to-mouth!
- Another good one, when Bowser pulls the lever to start Wario and Waluigi's Training from Hell, he accidentally rips it off. After laughing it off, the scene is reset for take two. Unfortunately, it seems the electricians got the wiring wrong, as Bowser is electrocuted, and passes out on the floor.
- The GBA version, Mario Tennis: Power Tour gives us this gem.
- There's some in the actual intro as well, such as the Mario Bros. watching Bowser's Bob-Omb-packed vehicle descend towards the ground.Luigi: "Oh, this looks bad..."
- In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, when Waluigi gets an eagle or better, he does a dance routine that ends with a lengthy spin followed by a pose where he holds the brim of his hat and points at the camera with an audible sound effect. After a beat, he realizes he's pointing in the wrong direction.
- He does it again in Mario Super Sluggers. Most character introductions show them boasting or preparing to hit the ball. Waluigi enters, shouting WAAAAAALUIGI and preparing to hit the ball, only to realize he is facing the player. He makes a "I meant to do that" gesture to the player and switches to the right side.
- In Superstars Baseball, Boswer 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?!
- In Superstars Baseball, Boswer gets a platinum one when you decide to not face Mario in Bowser mode at the final boss battle.
- When you unlock the last row of tours in Fortune Street, the first area is Alefgard from Dragon Quest I, which reintroduces the Dragonlord and his Large Ham/Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe/Rhymes on a Dime villainous speeches. Unfortunately, they still pale before the interactions between the other two computer characters: Chivalrous Pervert Angelo and Abhorrent Admirer Birdo. They go as well as expected.
Waluigi: Argh! That stupid sun is blinding me! Think you can outshine the great Waluigi?
- Bowser, when chosen as an opponent on the Super Mario Bros. stage, complains about how he'll never get that music out of his head now.
- One of Waluigi´s lines comes when he is in Delfino Plaza. Waluigi, being Waluigi, declares this:
Waluigi: Drat! That big dumb statue is stealing all my thunder!
- While it may be pure coincidence, during another one of Waluigi´s lines, he ends up referencing another purple villain with a mustache who looks just like him...
- In the Boss Battle minigame "Bombard King Bob-omb" in Mario Party 9, players must choose one of four bombs to throw at King Bob-omb. The hilarity is if that more than one player chooses the same bomb, they'll bonk into each other as they're running toward the bomb they chose.
- In Super Mario Bros. 3 if you complete a level as Tanooki Mario, the Toad next to the restored King says "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.
- 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, such as thinking that Mario's become the next victim of transformation.
- A Toad near "Jolly Roger Bay" in Super Mario 64 gives us this gem.note Toad: Being imprisoned in these walls can drive a fungus crazy. When I really start to freak out, I think to myself, "Well, I'm going to be here for a while, so I might as well stare at the fish. They are oddly hypnotic." Then I actually start to like being captured............Aaaguugh! IT'S MADNESS! I've got to snap out of this! You have to free us before we're all completely brainwashed! ...But for now, why don't you gaze at the fish with me. You look tense. Come relax.
- In the French translation of Super Mario 64, it's made perfectly clear that the Big Penguin gets pissed off whenever Mario cheats. The way the dialog box shows what he says, even those who don't know French can very easily imagine the Big Penguin spewing out angrish as he rakes Mario over the coals.
- Sometimes in Super Mario 64, a well-timed jump kick will sound an awful lot like a soundbyte from Dizzy Pilotsspecifically, the scene where Moe has floated to the ceiling and Curly tries to use a rope to get him down.
- During the end credits of Super Mario 3D World, Bowser gets his just desserts by being trapped in a bottle, helplessly tapping against the glass.
- What Tuxie says in Super Mario 64 DS when Yoshi puts her in his mouth.Tuxie: Ayiiieee! Please don't eat me. I promise that I don't taste good. Plus, I'll give you cavities.
- Similarly, when Yoshi eats a rabbit he's already captured.Rabbit: What part of "I'm not your lunch" do you not understand? I already gave you the key! Put me down! (rabbit is spat out) I'm not chow. How many many times do I have to tell you that? I know I'm irresistibly cute, but try to restrain yourself!
- The intro to the DS version adds Wario and Luigi go along with Mario. The three can't even make it into the castle without doing something silly. Luigi jumps on Wario, who growls angrily and fails at punching him. Then Mario comes back to check on them but crashes into Luigi. Hilariously, it makes Wario look like the voice of reason when he points in the castle direction. Oh, and Yoshi's asleep on the roof.
- 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.
- In 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."
From the movie
- Luigi Drives Like Crazy as the brothers head to the Riverfront Cafe and claims it's like sea turtles traveling thousands of miles on instinct. Mario is confused at where the conversation ended up.
- Luigi is adorably tongue-tied in talking to Daisy for the first time. Even drifting off into tangents.Mario: What my brother is trying to say, is he doesn't know what to say. Doesn't even know how to begin.
- Iggy and Spike spend so long waiting for Daisy to come out of the restaurant that they fall asleep, then mistake Daniella for her.Spike: I'm gonna get the girl.
Iggy: That's not the girl.
Spike: Yeah it is, she's wearing a disguise. I could spot her a mile away.
Iggy: Of course she's wearing a disguise. She thinks she can fool us.
- Lena greets Iggy and Spike with "Hello, morons", to which they sincerely and happily wave and reply "Hello!"
- After the two admit they screwed up again, she snidely reminds Koopa that they're his relatives.
- Iggy and Spike's stupidity, especially after they kidnap Daniella and are sent back to get it right.Spike: We were wrong again. How many times have we got this wrong?
Iggy: You've gotten it wrong five times.
Spike: 0 for five. 0 for five. What percent is that?
Iggy: I dunno. Let me think.
Iggy: I dunno. But it's not good.
- Gotta love the Troopas dancing to that elevator music.
- It's even funnier when their commander catches them at it.
- Later, Toad is able to distract them by playing the same song on his harmonica.
- There's also the brief scene where Koopa is ordering some pizza for delivery. The teenaged clerk clearly recognizes him but treats him like any other customer, which implies by Fridge Logic that Koopa knows him and orders from there a lot (there's even a Koopa Special named after him). Think he gets the crazy bread too?
Walky-Talky: Sir, your pizza is here!Koopa: Not now.
- It becomes a Brick Joke when, as he orders the Goombas to move out and begin their invasion of the other dimension, he pauses to ask into a walky-talky "where's my pizza?"
- Then even later as Koopa is confronting the Mario Bros. at the climax...
Walky-Talky: Sir?Koopa: What is it now?!Walky-Talky: The Goombas are dancing again!Koopa: *pissed* Deal with it!
- This is then followed by him saying "looks like I win!" as he waves the Walky-Talky in the air, as if the arrival of his pizza is just the cherry on top of his victory he's savoring.
- Also during the climax, another Brick Joke.
- Mario and Luigi having their mugshots taken. The police station is set up incredibly creepily (the suspects are kept in cages suspended from the ceiling, among other things), and Mario and Luigi are forcibly brought into a room, stood against the wall, and the cameras look like guns aimed at them. When the mug shot comes out, both look absolutely terrified.Mario: Are we dead?
Luigi: We are? Oh, cool!
- During the escape from the police station, the two hear a news bulletin that "aliens" are on the loose. Luigi is dismayed that they have to deal with aliens on top of everything else... until Mario points out that they're the aliens.
- Hopper's deadpan delivery as he spins a globe of the alternate dimension, showing that aside from Dinohattan, it's all a giant wasteland. No wonder he wants to break into the human world."Ruler of all that you see. A few miserable streets, and... an endless desert."
- During Mario's confrontation with Koopa at the end of the film, Mario pulls a Bob-omb he picked up earlier from his pocket. The people around him panic instantly and flee in terror screaming "Bob-omb, he's got a Bob-omb!" Even Koopa is afraid of it, whispering "Bob-omb?" in disbelief, and he actually starts to step back from it when Mario winds it up and sends it towards him. And then as its fuse ignites, the camera zooms in on it and there's a dramatic musical sting. All this fear and drama in response to an explosive the size of a golf ball. The fear becomes justified several minutes later when it blows up like an incendiary grenade that launches Koopa several dozen feet into the air.
- Koopa has Iggy and Spike put into the Devo Chamber to evolve them and make them smarter... and when they pop out of it looking exactly the same, his stare of utter confusion is priceless. The rest of the scene is pretty good as the two suddenly demonstrate their new intelligence by indulging in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.Koopa: Both of you, go to the desert!
Iggy: Excuse me, excuse me. That hardly seems logical, does it? Perhaps we should stay here and formulate our own strategy. Tete-tete, inner circle, that sort of thing.
King Koopa: Here's what's logical to me — If you do not return with the plumbers and the rock... I shall personally, kill you.
Iggy: We're going.
Spike: After you.
- Mario and Luigi are hopelessly lost in the Koopahari Desert and they argue along the way.Mario: You said the tunnel.
Luigi: I did not, I said parkway!
Mario: But you meant the tunnel! (gestures their surroundings) Go on, pick a direction! Any direction you like!
Luigi: (Dope Slaps Mario and mocks him) Na na na na na!
Mario: Hey, that looks good over there! (pointing at quicksand) That's it, let's die there!
- This dialogue, while Mario and Luigi are hopelessly lost in Dinohattan.Luigi: Excuse me, lady. Can you tell me where I am?
Woman: Yeah, you're in my way! (pushed them away) Egg-suckers!
Mario: Who are these people?!
- The fact that after only just arriving, they're mugged by a sweet-looking old lady.
- When Daisy introduces Mario and Luigi to her father, who's currently a de-evolved giant fungus, Luigi treats the conversation as perfectly normal and thanks him for his help. He also tries to shake his currently non-existing hand.
- Angelica shouting "Hey, Mario!" as he's attempting to break the girls out silently.
- Koopa calling himself "an egg-sucking son of a snake". You gotta wonder if that's seriously what he thinks of himself.Koopa: Did I lie?
- When Mario walks out of the store with bottled water."Everybody's got tap water! (slams the door and looks at the bottle) Three bucks."
- 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.
- When Jr. is playing a game too long, Bowser yells while breathing fire, scaring Jr. so much that he hides in his shell.
- 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.
- 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".
- From Talking Super Mario Animated Stickers set:
- 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.