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SMG4's Mario Bloopers is a Super Mario 64 Bloopers series created in 2011 by Supermarioglitchy4. The series chronicles the misadventures of Mario, his brother Luigi, his boss/roommate SMG4, and a plethora of idiotic characters from the Mario universe and other game series.

A movie is set to air on February 29, 2020, called "Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie", which involves the Inkling Meggy entering the very last Splatfest to uphold the promise she made to her now-deceased rival—to win Splatfest for her.

Starting in 2018, the series has started branching into story arcs that feature more serious storytelling and overreaching plots.

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The series provides examples of:

  • Abnormal Ammo:
    • A Goomba successfully weaponizes a black Yoshi in "The Great Yoshi Race." You can even hear a gun clicking sound as the Yoshi is caught by the Goomba.
    • The Waluigi Launcher, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Accidental Pervert: When SMG3 and Bowser team up to kidnap the Princess, Bowser knocks out a security guard using a rock and they both walk into the room, only to find Peach taking a shower. Luckily though, the curtain is closed.
  • Acid-Trip Dimension: Weegee World, where every surface is covered in Weegee's image.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Everyone, to the point where it would be harder to name characters that haven't had their personalities changed.
    • Mario is a horrendously stupid fatass addicted to spaghetti.
    • Bowser is Affably Evil, known to be gay, and has worked with the evil doppelganger of the Author Avatar.
    • Luigi is an Ambiguously Gay Butt-Monkey, and much more likely to get scared than in Mario canon.
    • Wario and Waluigi are brothers pulling off attempts to become rich, starring in their own series.
    • Peach is more of a Sore Loser with many a Berserk Button.
    • Toad has a split personality and is the least cheerful person in the series. His girlfriend Toadette, on the other hand, is a Yandere.
    • Dr. Eggman is a weirdo who is more sided to being stupid and loves saying "pingas". Nearly every other Sonic character that's appeared in the videos is horribly retarded. Sonic himself, on the other hand...
    • Steve is a fool who speaks in recycled voice clips.
    • The Villager is an Ax-Crazy serial killer with a love for Doritos.
    • The Animatronics are mostly tamer... with some exceptions.
    • The Teletubbies went from babyish children's characters to xenophobic criminals.
    • Remember that cute baby penguin from Cool, Cool Mountain in Super Mario 64? It's now another sadistic serial killer.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Luigi has: "Luigi and the Haunted Mansion", "A Lost Luigi", "Revenge of Freddy's Spaghettiria", "Meet the Luigi", "Luigi's Retarded Mansion" and "Stupid Luigi's Mansion", among others.
    • SMG3 has: "SMG3's Plan to Destroy SMG4 Cause He Felt Like It", "Join the Evil Side", "Two Evil Friends" and "SMG3's Gauntlet of Gloom" among others.
    • Fishy Boopkins had two with "Doki Doki Mario Club" and "Stupid Mario Tennis Aces".
    • Shroomy has "Mario's Valentine Advice".
  • Affably Evil: Bowser, starting from "Hotel Mario".
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Whenever Wario and Waluigi actually do become rich, this tends to happen. Otherwise, the "Wacky Wario Bros." series is just the duo's Get Rich Quick Schemes utterly failing.
  • All Adult Animation Is South Park: Zigzagged. The series does feature a lot of swearing and immature sex jokes, but they are usually used to add to the show's stupid tone rather than to offend people.
  • Alliterative Title: A few episodes have these titles, including "Problematic Pipe Problems", "Smexy Soccer" and "Luigi Labyrinth".
  • All Just a Dream:
    • In "A Trip to Teletubbie Land", Mario has a nasty accident while fixing the castle pipes and ends up in a land full of Teletubbies. At the end, it was revealed to be a dream, and the pipes weren't fixed after all.
    • "Ssenmodnar 11" turns out to be a nightmare Professor E. Gadd was having. This inspired him to create something original...memes.
    • "Marioception" is Mario going through the different dreams of the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom only for the ending of the video to reveal that it was all just one big dream of Mario's coordinated by Toad and E. Gadd.
  • all lowercase letters: All text was written like this in the 2011-2013 bloopers, except when a character was voicing strong emotion. This is rarely invoked from 2014 onward.
  • Alternate Continuity: Considering it's a Denser and Wackier take on the Mario world, this is something to be expected:
    • The series has many of the established elements that are rooted directly from the games (with some loose adaptations of modern ones), but much of the storylines the videos are based on will be changed, altered or go in a completely different direction, only keeping the basis of the plot intact. Many exclusive characters (either they're Canon Foreigner or from other franchises) pop up here and there, and much of society in the Mushroom Kingdom is heavily saccharine. Furthermore, the episode 'If Mario was in... Starfox'' shows that memes are source of keystones for planets to survive. Without them, the planets will slowly start to lose life and ceast to exist .
    • One thing that the series DID get right was Mario and others existing alongside the "real" world, something that hasn't been canonized until Super Mario Odyssey. Back then, official sources (especially the cartoons) would often say that the human world and the Mushroom Kingdom were two seperate places/locations, though none of this has been confirmed by neither Nintendo or Miyamoto.
    • Additionally, the world of Splatoon is a post-apocalyptic world taking place over 10,000 years into the future where nearly all non- aquatic life went extinct. In SMG4's universe, it takes place in the present and coexists with the other universes.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: A man is seen holding a "!raeN si dnE ehT" at one point. He actually says it this way as well, and Nintendofan997 dismisses him:
    Nintendofan997: I don't want your Japanese crap.
  • Ambiguously Gay:
    • A lot of characters have such moments, but Toad, Luigi, Bowser (following his Heel–Face Turn), Mario, and Waluigi prior to the Waluigi Arc stand out.
    • Every Mook in "Operation G.A.Y." was a sprite of Luigi, with some of them wearing Princess Peach dresses.
  • And I Must Scream: The implied fate of the minds belonging to T-Pose virus infectees.
  • Apocalypse How: "Ssenmodnar 10 (350k apocalypse special)" is pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin, with a "crazy hobo guy" trying to destroy the planet. This being an SMG4 blooper, his weapon of choice is a giant Mario head from Mario Teaches Typing 2, likely referencing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. As in that game, the implication is most likely Total Extinction.
  • Arc Villain:
    • Waluigi is set up as one from Mario and the T-Pose Virus until War of the Fat Italians 2018, with Waluigi's Time serving as said antagonist's Start of Darkness.
    • Bob from Mario And... The Well up until his Redemption Quest in SMG4 Christmas 2018.
    • Peach and The Guards for the first part of the Anime Arc, and Francis for the second part.
  • Art Evolution:
    • As the years have gone by, many characters have either received updated models (Luigi, Daisy, Yoshi), models that use Mario's movements (Toad, Peach, Toadsworth, McShyGuy) or entirely original models for SM64 (Bob, Fishy Boopkins, E. Gadd, Rosalina).
    • Wario and Waluigi. Originally they were simply Palette Swaps of Mario, but starting from "The Wacky Wario Bros.", they changed over to their Mario Party 3 models.
    • The text style of the bloopers has also gone through many revisions over the years before finally settling down on a stylized version of the Super Mario 256 font after "War of the Fat Italians 2015", with newer characters (a notable example being Meggy, who uses the block text font from Splatoon) getting their own custom speech fonts.
    • Around the end of 2018, some changes were made to certain models. Bob's eyes have been updated so he can show more expressions, and the SM64 models, most notably Luigi, have updated facial expressions. This is also around the point where the animation styles start to blend for certain characters such as Saiko and Tari, with them able to alternate facial expressions while still moving in GMod.
  • Art Shift:
    • Done deliberately whenever a character is doing something not possible in Super Mario 64, where Garry's Mod ragdolls are used instead. The character can also become a model or a sprite that isn't even SM64-styled.
    • The 2015 Christmas Special had Enzo's face replaced with Burgerpants' whenever he donned his Slasher Smile.
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: The Japanese islander (later revealed to be SMG3's henchman) when SMG4 meets him a second time in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island".
  • Ass Shove:
    • "Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2" has Bowser escaping from an old man that attacked Mario earlier, which leads to the man ramming himself into Bowser's butt repeatedly. Mario's answer? Taking out a tank and blasting a bomb towards Bowser's butt, hoping to take out the old man in the process. The bomb does not detonate, and it is shown still stuck up Bowser's ass.
    • Po the Teletubby threatens SMG4 and Luigi with this in "The Mario Purge".
    Po: Look, I don't wanna be too direct but uh, this calculator is going up your ass tonight.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever:
    • A giant Mario besieges the castle in "Scatman's Revenge".
    • Mario himself becomes this in "Free Lunch for Mario" after eating a Mega Mushroom.
    • And again in "A SM64 Fairytale" to fight Bowser, who has also become giant.
    • The severed Mario head from Mario Teaches Typing 2 in the 8th and 10th Ssenmodnar videos and "Mario Learns To Type".
    • In the video "The Spaghettipocalypse", Mario uses some of E. Gadd's "Magic Powder" to make a giant spaghetti monster, which then proceeds to attack the Mushroom Kingdom. Thankfully, the same "Magic Powder" is used on a cupcake to battle the pasta titan and save the day. Not before Mario eats through the spaghetti monster though, with an accompanying lawnmower sound.
    • In "The Super Dudes", Wario (with Power Glove) enlarges Waluigi to attack the team. A Groin Attack by Captain Steve puts a stop to that.
    • A giant Justin Bieber attacked the heroes in "Legend of steve".
  • Attempted Rape:
    • A large Boo in "Luigi's Retarded Mansion" upon it's first glimpse of Luigi's butt. Thankfully, Luigi is pulled out of the room by the person who kidnapped Mario before the Boo reaches him.
    • In an inversion of the previous example, in "Stupid Luigi's Mansion", King Boo becomes trapped in a painting with a naked Mario, who chases him around while commenting on his arousal.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky:
    • At the end of "The Wacky Wario Bros.: The Welcome Invitation", Mario kicks Wario and Waluigi out of the castle (and miles into the sky).
    • Happens again at the end of "101 Ways for Mario to Die (The Right Way!)", when SMG4 repeatedly punches Mario to the tune of Super Mario Bros. and then kicks him into the sky; Mario screams before twinkling.
    • Happens a third time in "Shell Shocked", when Bowser punches SMG3 into the sky.
    • And in "Mario Gladiators", when Bowser receives a mace up the ass, thanks to Mario.
  • Author Avatar: SMG4.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Mario And The Diss Track had our heroes join forces with Saiko to compose Darkest Hour, an incredibly rockin’ counter-diss against Bob both in-universe and out.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In Mario for Hire, Mario tries to win a race using a rocket-powered kart. Of course, the kart is impossible to maneuver.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • Enzo was a reasonable guy, until the day when his party gets ruined. His descent into insanity sticks throughout the series up until his last appearance in "Christmas Crazies".
    • Occasionally Mario, such as when he threatened SMG4 with a knife while speaking Angrish about wanting to kill him, and all because SMG4 wanted some spaghetti...
    • The Villager in general. He even wields an axe!
    • And now we have Saiko Bichitaru.
    • The Teletubbies started off as this, and still are when they're not being used as servants, employees, or punch-lines.
  • Badass in Distress: Meggy is kidnapped in the second half of the anime arc for her anime-producing ink. Desti manages to break her out briefly, but they are recaptured.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Throughout all of "MARIO'S CHALLENGE", there's a lot of suspense as to who will make it to the top and win the titular challenge, with focus being given to Luigi, Bowser and especially the returning fan favorite Meggy. The last shot of the final floor has the three, among a few others, racing to the elevator... only for the victor to be revealed as Shroomy, a character who had never appeared before. Even Mario is taken aback and confused about the result.
  • Baleful Polymorph:
    • Mario once ate a strange mushroom that turned him into a banana, which became pretty nasty once Donkey Kong happened upon him.
    • "If Mario Was In... SKYRIM" has a scene where the Dragonborn, attempting to get rid of Mario, inadvertently turns a random man into a chicken. Mario names him Mr. Cockington, and ends up bringing him along on their journey.
    • Toad does it to himself in Mushrooms and Morons: Hunt for the Egg of Draconius GO, turning himself into a rock to sneak past the troll guarding the cave. It works.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Mario shouts out loud in "Retarded64: Return to Freddy's Spaghettiria" that he's good enough to teleport himself into the game and beat the animatronics. Next time, Mario, make sure the Rock Wizard isn't nearby before you say the same thing again.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If Mario ever hears you trash talk about spaghetti, pray he kills you quickly.
    • Don't say no when the Mario Head asks you to hand him golden spaghetti. Otherwise, he'll suck up EVERYTHING, including the spaghetti.
    • Don't ever touch SMG4's computer, or else you're in for a world of pain.
    • Don't mess with the Teletubbies' Tubby Custard or mention Justin Bieber around them.
    • Pretty much everyone has their own unique Berserk Button.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Mario seems to have a thing for Minecraft pigs, as shown in "Mineswap".
  • Big Bad: SMG3, who is commonly considered as the overall villain of the bloopers.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • The policeman in "Birthday Freakout" who arrested Enzo, followed in the next episode, "Luigi's Retarded Mansion", with Dr. Robotnik saving Luigi from a possessed flying chair.
    • Attempted twice in "The Visitor", with another policeman trying to arrest Enzo before being shot while shouting his Catchphrase. Then, SMG3 appears and tries to slam into Enzo with a Koopa Clown Car, but he misses.
    • In "Mushroom Wars", to save R2-D2 from a flock of Teletubbies, Mario winds up almost attacked by them until SMG4note  barges into action and saves Mario.
    • The finale of "SMG4: Mario The Boy Scout" brought us two such moments back to back, courtesy of Bob and Fishy Boopkins.
    • Princess Peach shows up in Mario and the T-Pose Virus, just when Mario is about to be attacked by the T-pose zombies, to cure everyone affected using a gatling gun that fires 1-UP Mushrooms.
    • In Mario and the Experiment, Desti shows up to save Meggy. She claims it was to humiliate her for being rescued by her enemy, but they seem to start to like each other. Unfortunately, they are recaptured.
  • Big Damn Movie: "Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie", which focuses on Meggy and pals competing in the final splatfest, will be released on February 29, 2020.
  • Big Game: The entire point of "Smexy Soccer".
  • Big Eater:
    • Mario has been shown to scarf down 35 bowls of spaghetti in exactly five seconds.
    • In War of the Fat Italians 2017, Mario eats Waluigi's Taco Stand, which included 7,324,654 tacos, the stand itself AND Waluigi!
  • Big "NO!":
    • SMG4 when he's about to be squished by Gourmet Guy in "Mini Italians".
    • Luigi in "The Switcherooveralls":
      Luigi: Please don't leave me! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    • SMG4 again in "Smart(Ass) Mario":
      SMG4: Mario! Have you eaten any spaghetti?
      Mario: What's spaghetti?
      SMG4: (in Darth Vader's voice) NOOOOOOO-
      Mario: Shut up! I'm trying to read!
    • Again, this time by Mario, in "Bob-ombache":
      Dr. Mario: I'm so sorry...I'm afraid you're pregnant...
    • And again by Mario in "Boil the Big Bully":
      Mario: (sees a Bully knock over his fridge, causing his spaghetti to come out) NOOOOOOO!!
    • Luigi again (twice) in "The Visitor":
      Dr. Mario: (checks a collapsed Toad by repeatedly crouching and standing on him, then jumps and sniffs) He's dead.
      SMG4: Shouldn't the police?
      Mario: Meh, it's just Toad.
      SMG4: Okay, I guess that makes sense.
    • The Shy Guy in "Ssenmodnar 9" yells one out right before Gourmet Guy sits on him, complete with an Expressive Mask.
    • Mario again for the third time in "Shoot to the Observatory in the sky". See Death Is Cheap.
    • Sonic in The "Item Brick" after Robotnik destroys the world by crushing the titular brick and rebuilds his image.
    • Once again, by Mario in Can the Villager Come Out to Play? when he finds out his spaghetti supply is covered in ketchup. He gets briefly interrupted by Toad (who's dead, but Mario doesn't care) and resumes screaming for the remainder of the scene.
    • Meggy lets out a very anguished one in Inkling language when Desti is mortally wounded by a replica of Sephiroth.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The ending of the Anime Arc. Inkweaver is returned to Axol, all the Inklings are rescued, Francis meets his demise in his island's explosion, and the main cast make it out safely with Meggy thanks to Ultra Instinct Shaggy. However, Desti is killed for her troubles (a funeral is even held for her) and Meggy is transformed into a human, probably permanently, due to her sacrificing her ink to save her friends.
  • Blatant Lies: Mario claims to have never used Scatman John's music in his life.
  • Body Horror:
    • While certainly not Squick levels and just Played for Laughs, Toad's "dance" has his head detaching and rotating 90 degrees clockwise reattaching on its side, and his limbs merging into his body.
    • Later on in Mario for Hire, Mario gets a very brutal and rather grotesque off-screen beating by the cashier that Mario attempted to convince to let him "buy" a kart for free as a promise. He returns to Peach's Castle with a very bloody and distorted face, resulting in Mario letting out a Precision F-Strike followed by an Oh, Crap! reaction from Peach.
    • Mario gets another yet Mario for Hire-esque face in "Retarded64: The Toad, the Fat and the Ugly", following the shenanigan where he's shot down by Toadette.
    • In "If Mario was in...Team Fortress 2", the Heavy gets some very disturbing (or funny) closeups when he meets Mario and forces him to work for Team RED. The others in the TF2 cast get a few Gross-Up Close-Ups during the video.
    • SMG3 in "Mario Gladiators", after everyone is done with him.
  • Boom, Headshot!:
    • This was done by the Heavy in "The Mario Channel: Mario's Challenge", to a goomba. Later done to Bowser by Toad, which doesn't end well for him.
    • Done by Toad of all characters to Bowser in "Stupid Mario Sports Mix". Sure, it's with a basketball, but it's flung with enough force to flatten the upper half of Bowser's face.
      Toad: I'm the best...bitch!
    • Another one done by Jevil, to Ralsei, with a scythe in "If Mario was in... Deltarune".
  • Bootstrapped Theme: The "Birabuto Kingdom" theme from Super Mario Land, which is heard at the end of each video.
  • Bowel-Breaking Bricks: In "M. K. Nature Channel", it is revealed that King Bob-omb poops out black balls, which roll down the mountain until they become Bob-ombs. SMG4's reaction? Take a wild guess.
  • Breather Episode:
    • "Stupid Mario Paint", and "Mario The Ultimate Gamer'', despite being between two major Waluigi arc episodes ("Mario And The T-Pose Virus" and "Mario SAW"), have pretty much nothing to do with the aforementioned Arc. Waluigi isn't even mentioned at all in either of these. Even "The Mario Cafe", which features Waluigi, does not have any major implications beside teasing a twist in "Mario SAW" with what appears to be a simply a continuity gag.
    • The 3 million subscriber Milestone Celebration collaboration video, which was placed in the middle of perhaps the most dramatic arc in the series during Meggy's kidnapping, has nothing to do with the arc, and Meggy is shown to be completely fine in the video.
  • Broken Ace: Meggy is revealed to be one in “Meggy’s Boot Camp”. It’s surprisingly sad.
  • Broken Tears: In the endings of both "If Mario was in...Baldi's Basics" and "Freddy's Ultimate Custom Spaghetteria", the answer to SMG4 asking if Mario enjoyed the experience is the latter sobbing.
  • Brown Note: Mario is forcefully clad in rainbow clothes in "Scatman's Revenge" that cause weird things to happen to anyone who sees him.
  • Butt Cannon: Dr. Robotnik's Eggbot has one.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Of all the characters in the series, Toad gets hit the worst, especially in episodes that only feature Luigi, the residential Chew Toy, as a one-off background character.
    • Fishy Boopkins and Bob sometimes share this role whenever they're on screen.
    • In "Mario goes to DIDNEY WORL", Mickey Mouse plays this role, constantly suffering abuse as he tries (and fails) to capture Mario, SMG4 and Toad.
    • Tari in "Mario the Ultimate Gamer", and in most of her future appearances.
    • Bowser also serves as this, especially in the 2019 episodes.
  • Call-Back:
    • Remember that guy wearing monochrome clothes in Mario Goes Shopping that tried to tell a baby not to play in the streets before getting run over by Mario? He comes back in Mario for Hire to do the same thing to another baby, and like before, he's run over by Mario.
    • Some objects from past 2014/late 2013 bloopers reappear in the intro of "Ssenmodnar 7".
  • The Cameo: Occurs a lot throughout the series:
    • Harry Potter appears briefly before getting run over by a tank.
    • John in "The Mystery of the Missing White and Blue". He also appears in other bloopers.
    • Game Reviewer in "Ssenmodnar 3". Apparently, he's the Super Mario 64 version of the Angry Video Game Nerd.
    • Shrek in "Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2". He also makes a brief cameo in "Retarded64: Mario for Hire" as well.
    • Buzz Lightyear and Woody, the former in "Mario for Hire" and the latter in "Spells n' Wizards", "Mario the Olympian", "Wild Wild Mario", and "Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse".
    • Wattson shows up in the gang of cannibalistic old men on Isle Delfino.
    • Up to Eleven in the final minutes of "Mario and...The Well" with cameos from The Police, X, FM, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, The Teletubbies, Donkey Kong, Toadsworth, E. Gadd, SMG3, Steve, Old Man Hobo, McShuyGuy and finally, Swagmaster and Chris.
  • Cannibal Clan: SMG4 makes the horrifying discovery that the elderly men in "Problematic Pipe Problems" want to eat him.
  • Canon Foreigner: Half of the cast are original characters solely created for this series, including Tari, Saiko, Shroomy, SMG3, and the police, among many others.
  • Can't You Read the Sign?: In Mario for Hire, on his quest to buy a new kart, Mario humps a kart, much to the salesman's annoyance at his direct defiance of a sign banning the exact thing Mario is doing.
    no humping the cars!
  • The Cartel: One for anime of all things after it is banned. Their leader is the geeky chameleon Francis.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Mamma-f***er!" for Mario.
    • "Aw crap! My ovaries/scrotum!" for Bob and sometimes Fishy Boopkins.
    • "Goddammit, Mario!" for SMG4, sometimes.
    • "Hi guys!"note  for Steve. "I'm ready I'm ready!" in "Stupid Mario Sports Mix".
  • Casino Episode: In the episode "Casino, Cards, and Chaos", Mario heads to a casino in desperate need of money. He doesn't do well on his own, but when he learns that Luigi has an innate power to win every game, Mario uses him to get rich.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Mario gets one in "Peachosal Love" when Toad appears in his Dream Sequence.
    • Also happens in the beginning of "The 1337 Police" when Luigi announces he's pregnant.
    • And in "Freddy's Ultimate Custom Spaghetteria", parodying Five Nights at Freddy's 4.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Since mid 2018, the series started delving deeper into more plot-driven story arcs with some genuine dramatic moments and Character Development mixed in with the usual silly gags. Since the end of the Anime Arc, Word of God has stated that the series will keep the Dramedy tone set by these arcs going forward.
  • Cessation of Existence:
    • Wario nearly inflicts this on Mario, Bowser, Steve and Fishy Boopkins in "The Super Dudes". Fortunately, it's averted by Luigi.
    • If planets are harvested of their memes, they cease to exist.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • After Mario and SMG4 defeat Weegee in "War of the Fat Italians 2014", they find a "Weegee Board" in the aftermath. Not knowing what to do with it, the board is placed into the castle basement, and in the next episode to follow, Mario finds the Weegee board covered in cobwebs, and when he brings it upstairs to show SMG4, he summons Weegee into the castle. Fortunately, he's friendly to everyone in the castle, except Mario.
    • In Stupid Mario Kart, during the Battle Royale, whenever someone is eliminated, a sound byte of The Heavy saying "You are dead!" is played. Fishy Boopkins did not get the sound byte, and was later responsible for the draw.
      Fishy Boopkins: Surprise, bitches! I'm not dead yet! (throws banana peels everywhere)
    • At least three in the Christmas Episode "Christmas Crazies".
      • Peach has a random 1-up mushroom in her purse. It is later used to revive Santa, who pacifies Enzo and the Villager.
      • The "Steve Firework Rocket". It is used by Mario to escape the Villager, and is later used to take down Enzo in the Clown Car.
      • When Toad tries to escape and get help, he's carried off by Klepto. When Enzo drops Peach to her doom, Toad and Klepto rescue her.
    • The weapons Mario picks up in Mario Battle Royale, including a hammer and a pistol. During the battle against SMG4, he uses these to fend off his opponent, culminating in drawing his second pistol and shooting SMG4, thus eliminating him.
    • The Rejection-powered controller Tari uses to temporarily control Master Hand in "Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse" is used again in "War of the Fat Italians 2018" to take control of SMG4 away from Waluigi.
    • Toad is a living one in Mad Mario, having gone into a Heroic BSoD due to the lack of internet. In the final minutes of the blooper, Mario hurls Toad at SMG3. Toad beats him up, and this allows everyone to get their internet back.
  • The Chew Toy: Luigi, Toad, and Tari, though Luigi is usually the one being most mistreated by the cast.
  • Christmas Episode: Made yearly:
  • Chroma Key: Whenever a scene is depicted using anything other than a Super Mario 64 environment (either one in vanilla SM64 or a ROM hack) such as Minecraft or Garry's Mod, a green screen will be used to represent the characters.
  • Circus Episode: In "Mario joins the Circus'', Mario gets kicked out of Peach's castle because everyone is fed up with him, so he joins a circus owned by Waluigi and takes on different, menial jobs, such as cleaning up gorilla poop and taking care of the clowns (who are so hungry for affection that they need to be hugged every two minutes).
  • Cloud Cuckooland: Peach's castle...and pretty much everywhere in general.
  • Competition Freak: SMG4 in "The Blooper Competition" and Mario in "Mario the Olympian". Not to mention the Wars of the Fat Italians.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The van Mario used to deliver spaghetti makes a brief cameo in the mall scene of "Mario for Hire", where it's shown alongside the kart that's on sale. The modified Pink Cabriolet driven by the Tubby Custard salesman from that episode is also present.
    • During the archery segment in "Stupid Mario Sports Mix", Bob mentions he was a native American in his past life.
    • In "The Super Mario Stupid Show", Mario mentions not having seen Paisano Mario 'since the hotel'.
    • Several of the later videos give a nod to Waluigi's descent into villainy, either mentioning it offhand or Waluigi himself appearing.
  • Cosmic Keystone: If Mario was in... Starfox reveals that memes (represented as Robotnik heads) are this in the SMG4verse, as planets that are completely drained of their memes cease to exist.
  • Couch Gag: The intro for the 2015 videos starting with "Smexy Soccer" has SMG4 get knocked aside by the SMG4 logo, followed by either Mario appearing and saying a random quote, or a random character appearing in place of Mario, though it was ended by the start of 2016. Returned for the 2020 videos starting with "Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door" with a random line.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: So, so often.
  • Courtroom Episode:
    • "Spaghetti Law", wherein Mario and SMG4 end up getting spaghetti banned in the Mushroom Kingdom thanks to some guy owning a house. They get it reversed in the end, but also end up with 20 years of community service because they were caught by the police.
    • The entire premise of "Super Mario Attorney", complete with references to Phoenix Wright.
    • The second class in "Mario University" is Law class. Mario is accused of trashing the cafeteria and Meggy has to defend him. Turns out SMG4 did it.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The subject of many a gag.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Princess Peach in Mario and the T-Pose Virus, who was able to cure the victims of the T-Pose Virus with minimal effort thanks to having done her homework on it.
    Princess Peach: Being the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom I gotta know these things.
  • Crossover: The whole series is pretty much a crossover itself as it utilizes random characters from every last nook and cranny of the barrel.
    • During its respective time of fame, Five Nights at Freddy's got videos of Mario interacting with their universe.
    • This is also the entire point of the "If Mario was in..." videos.
    • "Mario's Prison Escape" is the first full crossover with Guards N Retards.
  • Crossover Punchline: The main cast of Scooby-Doo made a cameo appearance in "SMG4 vs. SMG3" during a joke.
    • Squidward appeared for a while in "Retarded64: Mario's Spageti Delivary" and "SwagQuest".
  • Cue the Rain: Lampshaded in "Scatman's Revenge":
    Mario: Oh great, the weather's is being a troll again. Yeah, well I like water! Beat that!!!
  • Curbstomp Battle:
    • Seems to happen a lot, but the most notable time would have to be in "Mario in real life!?" when Luke, outside of the video game world, fights the entire Retarded 64 crew and wins flawlessly...that is until Toad knocks him out as he's celebrating.
    • In "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE", Shroomy the Mushroom effortlessly defeats Mario with a rocket launcher before the latter can even attack.
    • Meggy does this to practically anyone who upsets or challenges her.
      • However, in more recent videos she has lost a few fights.
    • Waluigi inflicts this on the entire world after he gains the Power of Rejection.
    • After releasing Axol from his chains in Francis’s fortress, Meggy and Desti inflict this on his anime-lover Mooks. They are then on the receiving end against a Goku anime construct, who knocks them out with a laser.
    • Twice in Final Hours: When Francis uses Inkweaver at 100% power to create a Super Saiyan God Blue Goku construct, the gang charges at it one after another. Everybody except Tari and Axol gets swiftly dispatched. Later in the episode, Axol manages to tap into Inkweaver's full potential to summon Ultra Instinct Shaggy, who deals one right back at the Goku construct.
  • Curse Cut Short: Happens often to characters who speak in soundbites (such as SMG4).
  • Cutaway Gag: Frequently.
  • Dance Off: In "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE", Fishy Boopkins and Bowser end up tap-dancing against each other, going so fast that they set themselves on fire.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Mario and the T-Pose Virus is considerably darker than most SMG4 episodes, featuring a horde of World War Z styled zombiesnote , an overall less comedic atmosphere, and finally confirming that Waluigi has gone into a destructive fury after the events of Waluigi's Time, setting up an overarching plot.
    • The second half of the anime arc also has a darker theme, dealing with kidnapping and twisted experiments by Francis.
  • Dark Horse Victory:
    • Steve and his crude Minecraft-styled Yoshi win the Yoshi race in "SM64 bloopers: The Great Yoshi Race." while Mario, Waluigi, and Bowser are distracted through battling each other on the track.
    • "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE": The one to make it to the top and challenge Mario is a character relatively new to the SMG4 universe - an anthropomorphic mushroom scout named Shroomy. Even Mario is startled.
  • Darkness = Death: In the Five Nights at Freddy's parody. It's not what you think.
  • Death Is Cheap: Characters die all the time only to show up perfectly fine later, sometimes even in the same video. Some videos suggest that the setting runs on a system of lives or continues, and Toad actually lampshades his many, many deaths in "Mario Joins the Circus".
    • Many times in "Shoot to the Observatory in the sky". After Mario is blasted into space, he recalls not being able to breathe and his head promptly explodes, leaving behind a coin. Later, after he realizes that he's stranded on Rosalina's observatory without spaghetti, he jumps off repeatedly.
      Mario: Hah! Who needs Earth when I can just live here? Just me, Rosalina and spaghetti!
      Rosalina: Uhh...what's a spaghetti?
      Mario: (record scratch) NOOOOOOOOOO!! (jumps off into space)
      Luma: Oh hell no! I ain't hauling his fat ass back again!
      • And later:
      Mario: Why won't you let me dieee world??!??
      Rosalina: I already said I was going to take you back!
      Mario: That's too long for meeeeeeee! (jumps off yet again)
      Luma: (holding a broom next to a pile of Mario corpses) Could you stop with the suicides!!? I have to clean this mess up!!!
    • Averted HARD with Desti’s demise in the Anime Arc, which is treated with all the seriousness, gravity, and respect of a real death.
  • Denser and Wackier: Though the videos weren't really that cartoonish in the beginning, by mid-2013 they started delving into this, with Flanderization on the characters, specifically Peach, SMG4, and Fishy Boopkins, and a heavy reliance on Garry's Mod, becoming more and more random and chaotic as it went on.
    • Ever since Kevin took on the bloopers’ direction, there has been somewhat of an inversion of this trope: The randomness, chaos, and stupidity are still here, but they started to have more logical causes and effects, and the videos themselves began to have a darker, more serious tone.
  • Defeat by Modesty: In "Smexy Soccer", when Bowser Jr. appears to reclaim "his" soccer field, Mario tries to convince him to share the field with Bobby the Bob-Omb and Goombs the Goomba. Jr. responds by pulling down Mario's clothing, stripping him entirely naked and making him run across the road in fear while causing a car accident and scarring a Toad for life.
  • Deus ex Machina: The sudden 1UP Mushroom at the end of "99.5% Crazy", which cures Mario's episode-long Mushroom Samba.
  • Didn't Think This Through: After being told by SMG3 he wasn't evil, Eggman uses a missile that brings a giant alien monster into the city, which then proceeds to destroy everything.
  • The Ditz: Mario, Steve, Bob and Bowser frequently fall into this category.
    • Frankie. He apparently doesn't even listen to Toad when the latter tells him to "get [his] paws of [Toad's] 'Kool-Aid'".
  • The Dog Bites Back: See Downer Ending.
  • Don't Try This at Home: "Don't do drugs" is repeatedly used in the bloopers, such as in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island", "Ssenmodnar 2", and "Yoshrooms".
  • Downer Ending:
    • "Tale of a bob-omb" has Mario kill a Bob-Omb right after it watched Mario kill its father.
    • "Mario for Hire": Mario finally gets the money he needs to buy himself a new kart, and while talking a victory lap around the track, he bumps into residential Butt-Monkey Luigi who is casually standing in the middle of the track, launching him towards Heavy's gun, prompting him to appear and demand to know who touched his gun. At first Mario doesn't care, until Luigi tells him it was Mario (who had previously put the blame on Luigi for wrecking Bowser's kart and stealing Heavy's sandwich), which causes Heavy to shift his attention to Mario. Mario attempts to threaten Heavy with a badass fighting posture and appearance (Mario with Duke Nukem's body), but is immediately defeated and launched across the landscape, with the brand new kart Mario bought following in suit. The kart lands on Mario, bounces off, and self-destructs.
    • On a much lower note, "The Mario Convention": Waluigi (disguised as Hideo Kojima) finally sets his plan into action and causes a second T-Pose virus epidemic, with patient zero being Meggy. Oh and 1-UP Mushrooms won't cure it this time. To make matters even worse, Waluigi uses his full power to mind control Master Hand, bending him to his will. By the end of the episode, Mario, SMG4 and Fishy Boopkins are the only ones to escape the convention unscathed.
    • By the end of "Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse", Mario, SMG4, Tari, Wario and Boopkins (of which the latter two's whereabouts are unknown) are the only ones not infected, with Saiko, Bob, Peach, Daisy, and Nintendofan997 having been T-posed.
    • "The Mario Concert": Bob's performance is accidentally ruined by Fishy Boopkins. As he tries to apologise, Bob snaps and delivers a scathing "Reason You Suck" Speech that doubles as a Motive Rant, revealing he set up the events of the previous episodes to gain his fame, including pushing poor Boopkins into a well. Boopkins is driven to tears as Bob leaves him behind.
    • Most of the Anime Arc episodes have this. "Mario's Illegal Operation": Mario, Boopkins and SMG4 are forced by the anime cartel to escort Saiko to Japan, as real-life anime is banned as well; "Meggy's Bootcamp": Meggy's rival Desti returns and snatches the team's weapons, curb-stomping them in the process; and "The Splatfest Incident": the final shot of the episode is Meggy, chained to the floor, as her kidnapper shuts the door on her. Probably worst of all: "World War Mario": Desti is killed by a Sephiroth construct in cold blood. Cue the credits.
  • Dream Intro:
    • "Retarded64: the 1337 p0lice". At the start, Mario has a dream about a paradise where he flies past Wario and Toad, and lands in front of a distorted Peach, whom he dances with. Then the dream switches to him and Luigi reuniting together, when suddenly Luigi says he's pregnant, causing Mario to wake up with a start.
    • In "SM64: The Bootleg Dimension", the episode starts off with him flying through the sky until he lands on a nearby platform. Then he sees Princess Peach (who looks happy for once) with some spaghetti. Then she calls for his attention and says...
      Princess Peach: WAKE THE FUCK UUUUP!!!
    • "Marioception" begins with Mario attempting to eat a truckload full of spaghetti. He then falls off the bed in typical SMG4 fashion.
  • Dream Within a Dream: Near the end of "Marioception", Mario goes through these, and each of them contains Toad. This is because he is the one responsible for putting on the dream cap in the real world, and high-fives Prof. E. Gadd for getting his revenge.
  • Driven to Madness:
    • Enzo, featured in "Birthday Freakout", is driven to killing Mario after he destroys Peach's Castle, where he was having his birthday party. Thankfully the police are able to arrest him at his house after he corners Mario with a small bomb, but Enzo still swears that one day he will successfully kill Mario, once and for all.
    • The Villager, from "Can the Villager Come Out to Play?", goes Ax-Crazy after Tom Nook knocks his bag of Doritos into the river. He chases Mario throughout the castle and its foundations, only being stopped by Toadsworth blowing up the room when it was filled with gas. It's thought that the Villager died in the explosion, but the end of the video reveals he's still alive.
    • Saiko Bichitaru from "Doki Doki Mario Club" was already an Ax-Crazy Yandere, but she became even more psychotic after she was rejected by Fishy Boopkins. It gets to the point where she attacks him with a Mini-Mecha.
    • Waluigi, after being rejected from Super Smash Bros. AGAIN. He manages to gain the Power of Rejection, which lets him start a zombie apocalypse (twice!) and go power-mad.
    • A lot of people in Mad Mario have been Driven to Madness by the lack of internet. Of note is both Meggy and Tari, along with Saiko, forming a gang and attacking anyone that goes near them.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • Mario after spaghetti gets outlawed in "Spaghetti Law". At first he does indeed die, before respawning in 3 seconds.
    • Mario does mention wanting to kill himself after he is made into a Minecraft character.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: When Francis drew his Sephiroth anime construct in "World War Mario" to battle Mario and his group, Mario assumed the construct was a girl.
  • Dug Too Deep: Part of the plot of "Problematic Pipe Problems".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Purple Guy makes a cameo appearance in "Ssenmodnar 10", an episode before his major appearance in "Retarded64: Return to Freddy's Spaghettiria".
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Many of the earlier episodes are quite different in that they're entirely filmed in Super Mario 64, in contrast to the modern episodes being (mostly) filmed in Garry's Mod with only the character animations being taken from 64. Taken Up to Eleven in the very first episode, "the cake is a lie!" Just compare it to "dreams", the second episode.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Super Saiyan Mario causes the Earth to explode at the end of "Mario Simulator" after throwing the game into the sun.
  • Eldritch Location: The world of SMG4 is full of this, especially the Mushroom Kingdom itself.
  • Enfant Terrible:
    • Baby Mario (or Pepsi as Mario calls him) in "The Babysitters". His monster form makes a reappearance in "The Monster".
  • Enraged by Idiocy:
    • SMG3 demonstrates this when he chastises Bowser for not knowing what shampoo is.
    • SMG3 continues this by showing flashbacks in Meet The Bowser, such as Bowser being busy dancing while he shows his evil plan and Bowser hitting an old lady over the cops.
  • Epic Fail:
    • When SMG3 calls for the escape submarine in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island", a truck drops instead.
    • In "Mario's Spageti Delivary", Mario winds up chasing a red Teletubby selling Tubby Custard on foot, only for them to escape in their car. As it begins to fly away, it suddenly crashes into the boundaries of the map, falls to the ground, and blows up.
      Mario: You don't. F***. With Mario.
    • A lot of SMG3's plans fall into this, unless he comes close to succeeding.
    • In "Mario University", most of the characters only "passed" their courses because, as Kermit put it:
      Kermit: Some of you did exceptionally well, while most of you failed so badly we just want you to get out of this college already.
    • SMG4's painting in "Stupid Mario Paint", which was just 4 poorly drawn shapes. What was it supposed to be? A self portrait.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: When Mario, SMG4, and Nintendofan997 all become Incredible Shrinking Men in "Mini Italians", they find out the hard way that life sucks when one is the size of an ant.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When Meggy decides to crash into Mr. Blizzard to escape the Mother Penguin, Mario shouts "Meggy! Stop! Murder isn't the answer!". Remember, this is Mario who's saying this!
  • Evil Laugh:
  • Evil Is Petty: Everyone who has ever served an antagonistic role in SMG4’s videos has done so for trivial and/or idiotic reasons. Assuming that they even HAVE a reason in the first place. Waluigi subverts this in that his Start of Darkness was sparked by endless rejection and abuse, but what set him off was being snubbed from a spot in a video game.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Enzo in "Birthday Freakout" after having his birthday party wrecked by Mario.
    • Waluigi in "Waluigi's Time" after being rejected from Smash at the end of the episode.
    • Bob does this for a bit after his rapping career is greatly set back by Boopkins. He comes around, though.
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: "SM64: Mario VS Pokémon GO" has one about a minute in, where the game crashes followed by the typical end-of-video screen... before the game suddenly finishes loading.
  • False Reassurance: "What do you have to lose? Besides your life."
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Mario going naked.
    • What is the first thing Mario does when he receives his new kart in "Retard Karts 101"? He strips and starts humping the front of it.
    • This universe's Mos Eisley Cantina is actually a gay nudist night club.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Toad in the Real Life episode. When Glitchy4 tries to pass him off as a talking toy to his brother, the most distinct phrase in Toad's rambling is "...smack the Chinese out of you!!"
    • This exchange when the Mario Bros. see Waluigi disguised as Hideo Kojima in "The Mario Convention!":
    Mario: An asian.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Mario (and if he's around, Gourmet Guy).
  • Fate Worse than Death: Several instances. Here are a select few.
  • Fictional Video Game: Several have appeared over the series' run, such as Super Mario Go and Princess Capturing Simulator.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: Mario Waits In Line For Some Spaghetti has Waluigi standing in a massive line for the bank while holding a gun, which he is told by Swagmaster to put away. Shortly afterwards, Waluigi gives a signal to Wario to start their robbery of the bank.
  • Flanderization: Three characters in particular:
    • SMG4 himself and Princess Peach started out as Mario's foils and voices of reason, however they later were flanderized into being "the meme man" and a naggy housewife figure, respectively.
    • Fishy Boopkins went from being a socially awkward loser to an anime-obsessed weaboo as of "High School Mario".
  • Flashback Cut: Done with the numerous times Mario invokes Scatman John's music in "Scatman's Revenge".
  • Flat "What": In "Ssenmodnar 7" during a skit involving Wario and Waluigi repeatedly saying "WAH!", Luigi joins in with a small "Wah."note 
  • Flipping the Bird: Mario flipped off Baldi on his third guess. He was not amused by it (though he was going to punish him anyways for his errors).
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The twist that the kidnapper in Mario SAW is Waluigi is cleverly hinted at throughout the episode.
      • After Mario pisses him off by throwing a Monty Mole at him, just before the two are sent off to the punishment round, the glow around his body is the exact same color as Waluigi under his Power of Rejection.
      • After Luigi sacrifices himself to let Mario live (not knowing the lava is actually watermelon kool-aid), the kidnapper commends him and says that he "wished his brother loved him that much". Viewers who have seen Waluigi Origins will remember that in the SMG4 Universe, Wario and Waluigi are brothers.
    • In Mario And... the Well, Bob walking away from the well at the start of the episode foreshadows him coming to save Boopkins at the end. In addition, in The Mario Concert we discover why Bob was there in the first place: pushing Boopkins into the well.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You:
    • In "Scatman's Revenge", after examining his cursed clothes' effects on the characters (but not before making King Bob-omb explode), Mario asks the viewers if they still love him... and then the video drops in quality and gets static playing over it because of his cursed clothes. Oddly, Mario is aware of this.
      Mario: oh great now I'm all grainy
    • After Mario SAW came out, Waluigi started appearing in the channel banner, getting closer with each subsequent blooper throughout the arc until "War of the Fat Italians 2018.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip:
    • Done between Mario and SMG4 in "The Swap" with some magic spells from a wizard...and the latter is applying for a job. Hilarity Ensues, unsurprisingly, until SMG4 is fired thanks to the wizard who swapped them.
    • This isn't the first time this happened in the series though. "Switcheroooveralls" had a similar plot, but instead involving more than two characters.
    • Done again with Mario and Steve in "Mineswap", where Mario becomes a Minecraft character and Steve (aside from getting lighter skin) a Super Mario 64 character. Steve seems quite sexily happy with the swap, while Mario gets very frustrated, such as not being able to turn the knobs on doors with his blocky hands and destroying toilets and plates/bowls of spaghetti. He and SMG4 fail to get it reversed in the end.
  • Fish Eyes: Mario whenever his mind goes blank.
  • Forced to Watch: Mario becomes forced to watch Tubbie TV in the titular episode.
  • Funny Background Event: There are a lot of these to be found.
    • While Mario and Luigi discuss spaghetti in one blooper, Toad is seen burning in the background.
    • The plane scene in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island", featuring cameos of a Luigi plush (from Mario Party 2), a dead Teletubby, and a small glimpse of Pikachu.
      • The Luigi plush also appears in the classroom in "Retard Karts 101".
    • In "0% of spaghetti", as Mario is in the supermarket arguing with the cashier, SMG4 is seen being chased and later attacked by Po after mentioning Justin Bieber to her.
  • Fun with Acronyms: After the antics of Mario, Bob, and Boopkins destroy Peach’s Castle in “Mario And The Anime Challenge”, the princess banned all anime in the Mushroom Kingdom and formed the Anime Secret Service to enforce the ban. Lampshaded by Mario:
    Mario: “Haha! Ass!” (Gets smacked)
  • Fun with Subtitles: The closed captions often have snarky comments on what’s going on in the videos. Taken Up to Eleven with Mario’s Preschool where they get infected with a virus that makes anything they say get censored:
    Subtitles (before censorship): SMG4 + kid friendly = World War Three.
    Subtitles (after censorship): SMG4 + kid friendly = GREAT FUN!!!!

  • Genius Ditz: Though Mario is indeed retarded, he is the MASTER at eating spaghetti; 35 bowls in five seconds should sum that up.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: In "Castle Royale", the "animal guard" of the Woopwoop Kingdom is a Corphish, who suddenly morphs into a Ohumein-Conga and chases Luigi around the courtyard until Luigi bails out. It later goes in after him.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    Bully Boss: The only way I can let you live is if you can transform into a Pepsi machine...
    Mario: Hmm...
    (Cut to a room in Peach's Castle, with Mario's face on a Pepsi machine. Mario barfs out soda and a moment after closes his mouth. He then burps.)
    Mario (as a Pepsi machine): Hey! That was pretty good!
  • Give Me Back My Wallet: Mario when Yoshi steals his wallet in "Wallets and Dinosaurs" which breaks into an all-out war for the wallet.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Or rather, cooking with Bowser.
  • Great Escape: "Crime Time", "Party Rock Prisoners" and "Mario's Dangerous Delivery" has the characters(s) trying to break out of jail. The former blooper has Mario helping Luigi escape from jail. The second blooper has Mario and Toad trying to escape from jail together. The third has both Mario and Luigi try to break out Frankie before Toadsworth finds out he even got jailed in the first place.
    • Mario's Prison Escape has Mario and the gang escaping prison yet again, only this time, Swagmaster and Chris try to stop them.
    • In Mario and the Experiment, Meggy attempts to escape from Francis’s base with some help from Desti. They manage to escape their confines and get Axol out of his, but they are quickly recaptured by a Goku anime construct.
  • Greed:
    • Mario when he won a million coins in "Rich Glitch".
    • Toad in "Toad Gold" and "Stupid Mario Party".
    • Wario and Waluigi, especially the former.
  • Groin Attack:
    • In "Mushroom Wars", Peach performs one onto the Trooper that is trying to flirt with her.
    • In the Princess Capturing Simulator, Peach's happiness meter reaching zero results in a kick to Bowser's groin.
    • SMG4 kicking Po in "Mario in real life!?". Lampshaded by Luigi.
    • Mario delivers one to Tubbie Wonka in "Mario and the Retarded Spaghetti Factory".
    • In "Ssenmodnar 9", Yoshi begins humping a watermelon in the "Eat That Watermelon" song. It explodes immediately after.
    • Two delivered to Donkey Kong in Wild, Wild Mario, one from Meggy and another by falling onto a fence.
    • One delivered with a spaceship to Bob in If Mario Was In... Starfox
    • Meggy delivers the mother of all groin attacks in Mario's Prison Escape when she shoots Swagmaster in the groin with a Sniper Rifle! Swag is not taken out of commission by this however.
  • Gut Punch: During the penultimate episode of the anime arc when Francis murders Desti, this was the first time in the series where a character was Killed Off for Real. Subverted after the arc when the normal comedic tone shifts returns.
  • Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: In "If Mario was in... Team Fortress 2", Mario gets a chance to use the Sniper's sniper rifle. However, he gets drunk from some jarate (confusing it for lemonade) and when he goes in for a clean shot against a BLU Pyro, he snipes himself in the face because he was holding the gun backwards.
  • Halloween Episode: Just like the Christmas Episode trope mentioned above, SMG4 has made one for every year starting from 2011.
  • Hard-Work Montage: Mario attempts to invoke a "searching montage" with Scatman John's music playing in one episode. This ends up bringing his ghost to him.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Implied to have happened with Bowser, as his own minions threw him out of his castle, forcing him to live with the Mario Bros., Toad, Peach, Lakitu and SMG4.
    • Enzo and the Villager when they get presents in "Christmas Crazies".
    • Saiko Bichitaru after befriending Luigi in "Luigi's Lesson".
  • Heroic BSoD: Luigi undergoes one in "The Babysitters" after seeing Baby Mario on top of the castle.
  • Here We Go Again!:
    • At the end of "99.5% Crazy", Luigi goes by Mario, Toad and SMG4 drugged.
    • At the end of "The Wacky Wario Bros.: Wario's Treasure Hunting Time", Donkey Kong appears in front of the Wario Bros., from their newly-found gold and diamonds.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "The Weegee Uprising," a descendant of Mario stay behind to hold back a swarm of Weegee dolls so that Luigi, Shroomy, and Boopkins can go back in time and undo the Bad Future.
  • He's Dead, Jim: Dr. Mario tells the gang that Toad is dead in "The Visitor" after checking the latter's corpse, leading Luigi to bolt out a Big "NO!" and start crying over Toad's death.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Retarded64: Mario the Olympian", Mario swallows a Kamehame Hadoken from the Old Man and breathes it back, killing him and Frankie in an instant.
    • In Final Hours , Francis is thrown into his own Ink-sucking machine. He is also on the island when his own creation self-destructs and takes his Ink Facility with it..
  • Hope Spot: The ending of World War Mario. Desti and Axol escape their bonds and turn off the machine draining Meggy's ink, and the rescue team unleash a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown against Sephiroth, destroying him. Francis simply creates a new one that immediately impales Desti. Roll credits.
  • How the Character Stole Christmas: Bowser briefly in "The bowser that stole christmas.", simply because he didn't get any Christmas presents from Santa. He is still trying to "destroy" Santa as of "Christmas Crazies". He succeeds, but incurs the wrath of Enzo and the Villager in the process. Peach later revives Santa with a 1-up.
  • Humiliation Conga: In Mario For Hire. After Luigi tells the Heavy that it was Mario who ate his sandvich, Heavy not only beats up Mario, sending him flying, but throws the car that Mario spent the entire episode trying to buy at him, causing it to explode on him.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Bob finds Swagmaster's and Chris's text to speech voices annoying. He also speaks with a text to speech program.
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: Tubby Custard, as shown in "Mario's Spageti Delivary".
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Mario does this to Meggy in War of the Fat Italians 2017. It doesn't work.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: The plot of "Mini Italians" revolves around Mario, SMG4, and Nintendofan997 all eating a strange mushroom that shrinks them.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Desti is stabbed fatally by Sephiroth in "World War Mario".
  • Infernal Background: In "THE BOOTLEG DIMENSION", a fiery background appears behind Professor E. Gadd when he warns Mario not to touch his malfunctioning Portal Picture that leads to the titular world.
  • Insane Troll Logic: All over the place. In "The Well", for example, Fishy has fallen down a well, and how does Mario help? By throwing him a shovel and telling him to "dig up"!
  • Interface Screw:
    • Happens In-Universe when Scatman John covers the castle with his likeness (put under some Windows Movie Maker filters), making everything completely black.
    • What ultimately defeats SMG3 in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island".
  • Island Base: The "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island" is actually a base for SMG3.
  • It Runs on Nonsensoleum: Everything that exists runs on memes, according to "If Mario Was In... Starfox (Starlink: Battle for Atlas).
  • Jump Scare:
    • Toad gives one to Mario early in "youtube mario?".
    • Parodied at the beginning of the Halloweegee special. The same parody shows up again for the second Five Night's At Freddy's episodes. Both of which have their own jump scares of Mario scaring the remaining animatronics.
  • Kamehame Hadoken:
    • Old Man Hobo dishes one out in "Mario the Olympian" only for Mario to eat it and belch it right back at him and Frankie.
    • Bob performs a kamehameha by name in Mario and the Anime Challenge against Mario.
  • Knight of Cerebus: See Cerebus Syndrome.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Happens to SMG4 after he gets knocked out in "The Hangover".
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: The titular AI from "Hall-9000", which is rather odd considering the bloopers aren't copyrighted themselves, so SMG4 shouldn't have a problem using HAL in the first place.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: If you want to watch "The Visitor" (2014) without being spoiled of the Serial Killer's true identity, do not scroll down and view the author's comment.
    SMG4: Some guy is killing everyone! HELP! also happy birthday enzo.
  • Later Installment Weirdness: The series started out in Super Mario 64 and featured many prominent characters in the Super Mario Bros. series as the cast, but then as the series progressed more and more non-Mario and even some original characters were added to the cast and Garry's Mod is used more prominently than 64. It's gotten to the point where the original title "Super Mario 64 Bloopers" has been dropped.
  • Le Parkour: In "Birthday Freakout", SMG3 is shown to successfully leap directly from the castle grounds into the second floor of the castle where Mario sleeps.
  • Lethal Chef: Mario, who cannot cook to save his life. Also Meggy and Tinky Winky.
    • In Mario's Hell Kitchen, Team Thicc (Luigi, Saiko, Tari, Toad and Shroomy) make a chicken that "tastes like penis" according to Bowser. The cake made by Team Spicy (Boopkins, Bob, SMG4, Meggy and Mario) is so delicious the taste folds Bowser's head in half and kills him.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: The title card for "99.5% Crazy" has the famous Mario Bros. theme deflating after Mario is crushed by the title text.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • The bloopers from 2017-onward are more lighthearted and less sadistic than previously, and everyone is a big group of friends rather than having a love-hate relationship with Mario.
    • The Rapper Bob arc, compared the Waluigi arc. While it does cover some heavy themes involving Bob's Jerkass behavior reaching all new lows, it doesn't have nearly as much of a dark atmosphere and apocalyptic stakes as the Waluigi arc.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Mario and Meggy.
  • List of Transgressions: In "Can the Villager Come Out To Play", a cop goes over a hilariously long list of crimes the Villager committed, except the murders.
    Policeman: Driving under the influence, driving with an open container, possession of narcotics, possession of firearms without a license, possession of military grade explosives, vandalism, desecration of human remains...
    (After a scene with Mario and the Villager, we go back to the officer, who is STILL reading the charges)
    Policeman:… reckless endangerment, performing an illegal u-turn in a school zone and running over 11 students in the process.
  • Logging onto the Fourth Wall: Mario's YouTube account, which debuted in the aptly-named "youtube mario?", actually exists.
  • Lonely at the Top: Discussed in Mario and the Diss Track: Darkest Hour is about how Bob, in his attempt to build his career, has cut ties with everyone he cares about.
  • Long-Lost Relative: SMG4's long lost "brother", Superluigiglitchy4 (SLG4), in "Sup' Bro?" Later in the blooper though, he's revealed to actually work for SMG3.
  • Long Title:
    • "SMG3's Plan to Destroy SMG4 Cause He Felt Like It".
    • "The Lie That Was A Cake That Is A Lie" could also count.
    • Also "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island".
    • "Mario In Real Life: Mario Monster Mash (700k Special!)"
    • "Mushrooms & Morons: Hunt for the Egg of Draconius GO"
    • "If Mario Was In... Starfox (Starlink Battle For Atlas)" is the title with the most characters.
    • "Mario Goes to the Fridge to Get a Glass Of Milk".
  • Loud of War: Scatman John's ghost and Mario do this in "Scatman's Revenge".
  • Love Potion:
    • Mario and Luigi used this on Peach and Daisy in "Awkward Weddings" to get them to like them. But it backfires on SMG4 and Nintendofan997.
    • In "Peachosal Love", one is used by Mario on Peach, but with SMG4 instead of Luigi, and without Daisy. However, it turns Peach into a monster instead.
  • The Mafia:
    • The Mushroom Mafia & the Fire Flower Mafia. Mario is forced to work for the former in one blooper thanks to Donkey Kong, with one of his tasks being to invade the latter.
    • Both Mario and Bowser run different ones in The Mario Mafia, and they go to war with each other. Mario's mafia wins.
    • Jeeves runns his milk business like a mafia empire, up to and including destroying his competitors' stalls.
    • The Anime Cartel run by Francis acts as a shady organisation dealing in (banned) anime.
  • Magical Land:
    • Apparently the land in "The Land That Never Was", because there was no exit... until Mario found one.
    • It even makes a return in "Hide and Seek", but with SMG4 and X instead of Mario. One of the parts of the land made a cameo in this blooper because SMG4 fell into another part of the land.
  • Made of Explodium: Heck, just about any character or object can suddenly self-destruct at any given time.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Countless characters are regularly set on fire, blown up, decapitated, or pumped with twenty cartridges’ worth of lead (among other nasty ways to get hurt), but unless it isn’t used as a gag, all it does is temporarily inconvenience them. Ralsei from If Mario Was In... Deltarune gets a scythe through the frontal lobe courtesy of Jevil, and was merely disappointed in him.
  • Man on Fire:
    • Toad gets this a lot, though it happens frequently with the other characters.
    • Happens to Mario twice in How to Make Spaghetti.
    • Attempted on some Teletubbies in The Mario Purge. It fails.
  • The Many Deaths of You: "101 Ways for Mario to Die (The Right Way!)".
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Mario and the gang have this reaction in "Christmas Crazies" right after Santa's magic wears off of Enzo and the Villager, and they turn evil again as a result.
  • May the Farce Be with You: Mushroom Wars, to the point where it even includes R2-D2 and full, authentic Stormtroopers.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Since Meggy’s introduction in July 2017 (and later Saiko and Tari in 2018), this trope became increasingly more apparent in SMG4‘s videos. While the girl trio has suffered a fair bit of slapstick, they are far less likely to fall victim to it than their male co-stars, who ALWAYS get humiliated:
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Conversely, if any character gets injured in a way that they should be able to shake off, expect them to either have a bawling fit and/or go on a revenge rampage.
  • Minus World: "The Glitch" causes the castle to become this, but with flying characters and objects.
  • Multi-Part Episode:
    • "The Lost Gems", "The Adventures of Mario & Luigi", and "A SM64 Fairytale", with the former being split into three parts and the latter two being split into four parts.
    • "Mushroom Wars", a parody of Star Wars is also split up into multiple parts.
  • Mushroom Samba:
    • Mario undergoes one in "99.5% Crazy" after eating a strange mushroom. It lasts for the rest of the video.
    • Repeated in "Mushroom Wars", which results in Mario stripping and breakdancing. Thankfully SMG4 breaks him out of it rather quickly, using Justin Bieber's song Baby.
    • "Yoshrooms" features Yoshi who endlessly demands Mario's supply of spaghetti after eating one bowl himself. To shut him up, Mario feeds him a Poison Mushroom which kicks Yoshi into a Samba. Luigi manages to even trick Mario to take a bite out of one himself, launching the two into a dream where they fly on a flying Magikarp while A Whole New World plays in the background. One week later, Mario eventually snaps out on his own, but Yoshi remains in the Samba for over two weeks.
    • "Ssenmodnar 9" has Shy Guy eating a Mushroom which causes him to go into one of these, involving Shy Gals twerking. He sees one of the Gals, then tells her to "bring [him] that ass". However the Mushroom Samba wears off and the girl is revealed to be Gourmet Guy, who promptly then sits on Shy Guy.
    • Mario again in "Can the Villager come out to play?". He inhales emergency toxic flammable gas and goes into a Samba for the remainder of the blooper, saying random things such as "I JUST SH** MY PANTS!"note  The Villager inhales the gas as well, but only receives a flashback to their origin as a Serial Killer and snaps out of it after a few minutes.
    • Wario gets high from snorting a whole box of baking soda in "High School Mario".
    • Bowser, at the end of "Princess Capturing Simulator", gives up and smokes some shrooms, shrinking the top of his head.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: As R2-D2 is projecting a holographic speech of Princess Peach to Mario in "Mushroom Wars", Mario is distracted by her breasts.
  • My Name Is ???: Any character who speaks but whose name is not yet revealed is represented by this.
    • In "The Visitor", the Serial Killer goes by this name. He's actually Enzo, returning from "Birthday Freakout".
  • Myth Arc:
    • After years of being a purely comedic gag series, SMG4 got its first real story arc in mid-2018 involving Waluigi finally snapping from a lifetime of being rejected and now seeks an unknown, but undeniably sinister revenge plot on those he believes have wronged him.
    • "The Mario Concert" officially began the second arc, dubbed by Word of God the Rapper Bob Arc, where Bob, after having his rise to fame and fortune accidentally ruined by Boopkins and furiously revealing that he never cared for anyone but himself, resolves to recreate his rap career without having to rely on anyone else.
    • The third arc began with "Mario and the Anime Challenge". After Mario and co's actions in that blooper and their destructive consequences cause a mass ban on all things anime in the Mushroom Kingdom in the following blooper, "Mario's Illegal Operation, Mario ends up getting roped into helping out the new "Anime Cartel". Meanwhile, Boopkins, Bob, Saiko and SMG4 head to Japan to escape Peach's new Secret Police. And while all of that is going on, Meggy prepares to settle her rivalry with Desti once and for all in the upcoming Splatfest.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Retarded64: A Theatre Mario.", Mario, Peach and Toad go to the movies to see Super Mario Twilight 6, a brief reference to "Retarded64: Son of a Bowser.", released one year and two months earlier.
  • Naked People Are Funny:
    • Mario ends up naked on a disturbingly frequent basis. Lampshaded in "Birthday Freakout":
      Bowser: ...he's always naked and loves to hump things...
    • SMG4, a guy's friend and Luigi even did this once.
  • Nerd:
    • The cameraman Lakitu, apparently.
    • Francis in "Mario's Illegal Operation".
  • Nested Story Reveal: At the end of "Super BACKWARDS Bros.", it's revealed that everything that happened was just a fanfic Bowser was reading to his son before bed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Frequently, with Mario being involved in almost ALL of them.
    • In "War of the Fat Italians 2013", Mario tells Toad if he got the camera, to which he replies no. Mario thinks it's a yes and then slams down on SMG4. If he didn't though, the main plot of "War of the Fat Italians 2013" shouldn't have happened.
    • The whole plot of "Bad Stars" started just because SMG4 threw a book out the window and it fell on SMG3.
    • And then Mario and Luigi are trapped in the sewers when Cap'n Lardbutt asks them what they are doing in his territory. Ben says they were here to find his pet Mr. Squidge, only for Lardbutt to mistake it for a legend. He joins them on board to find the "squid monster".
      • Earlier in the blooper Mario was "fixing" a toilet, and then throws a Bob-omb on it. He claims himself as a genius only for the Bob-omb to explode, hurling him into a wall. Guess what happens next?
    • Due to Mario's stupidity, when he asks SMG4 if he wants to see him taking a stroll naked, the latter replies no. But Mario thinks it's a yes, which leads to...
    • If Mario hadn't explored a dark forest, he wouldn't have met Slenderman, Wario's parents would be still alive, and no hilarity would've ensued.
    • In "The Swap", Mario shouts at a wizard to get out. After much shouting and beating from SMG4, the wizard admits the two are the worst possible people he has ever seen, and then curses them by switching their bodies. Congratulations, Mario. You just caused a problem for you both.
    • "Spaghetti Law" has Mario and SMG4 escape the Rainbow Ride level after a guy shouts at them for getting in his house. But unfortunately they end up causing a chain reaction which leads to the Castle Inspector being poisoned and spaghetti being banned from the Mushroom Kingdom for that reason.
    • Waluigi being involved in "Super Mario Attorney" is all because of Mario, who said he was hired by SMG4.
    • Mario is apparently blamed for the plot of "A Lost Luigi". Nice job throwing Luigi out of your house.
    • Apparently the worst example may have to be "Birthday Freakout". If Mario never even got to Peach's Castle at the start of the blooper in the first place, Enzo would've been a nice guy forever, and not the Ax-Crazy guy he is today.
    • "The Hangover" has done this not once, not twice, but multiple times. After each instance of this in the aforementioned blooper, the problem gets worse.
      • First, Mario throws drugged spaghetti at Toadsworth. This is what started the whole mess.
      • Then Mario throws a Golden Mushroom at Yoshi to try to get him to swallow Toadsworth, only for him to start sticking his tongue out so much that he turns Luigi into an egg, becomes a helicopter and crashes Bowser and his Koopa Clown Car into the Castle.
      • Mario throws, again, throws Peach at a missile launcher resembling SMG4's Cannon Pingas. This only causes the missile launcher to stick out a Warp Pipe from where a Shy Guy comes out saying he is starving.
      • Mario ends up tying an unconscious Bowser's body up the ceiling and dresses him up as a fairy princess. Luckily the Shy Guy (a Gourmet Guy at this point) gets amused upon seeing Bowser.
      • Mario Again. Freaking. Throws. Rocks at a wall. This spawns a portal which may be the reason for the Teletubbies, Steve, a demon and Hagrid in the Castle during the blooper.
      • Toadsworth uses a cannon to shoot a now-naked Mario at SMG4, knocking him out and causing him to forget everything that happened during the blooper's premise. If he didn't do this though, SMG4 would still remember what happened.
    • "Mario the Olympian": Event 5 opens with Mario getting impatient for food, causing him to resort to shooting Albus Dumbledore and making a break for it. In response, Albus dubs the final event "Shoot the Mario!", sending everyone else after Mario.
    • "The Mario Mafia": Mario doesn't invite Bowser to his party. This starts a chain of events that starts with Mario freaking out about his destroyed spaghetti, then forming a mafia group to find the culprit and ends in a freaking gang war.
    • "Mario and the Bob Mansion" has four of these.
    • After the events of Mario and the Anime Challenge cause mass damage to the Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach decides to ban anime completely, setting up the third arc of the series. Saiko is banned as well, and goes to Japan.
    • While searching for a missing Meggy in "The Splatfest Incident", Desti puts together the evidence and accuses manga artist Axol of abducting the squid - within earshot of Saiko, who practically owes her life to him after he got anime unbanned. Naturally, Saiko gets pissed at her. This starts a long argument as to whether Axol did the deed, culminating in a full-scale civil war. The result is time wasted fighting each other instead of searching for Meggy, and the splitting of the teams between those that are in search for Axol annd those that believe he's innocent. Nice going, Desti!.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The trio of Meggy, Tari, and Saiko fits this trope: Tari is the gentlest of the three and also shy, Saiko used to be an Ax-Crazy Yandere before mellowing into a foul-tempered Tsundere, and while Meggy is nowhere near as mean as Saiko, she’s also not the complete pushover that Tari is.
  • Nightmare Face:
    • Heavy gives one to Mario in Mario For Hire when he learns that Mario ate his sandvich. Thank goodness we only see it from the side.
    • Mario can deliver some shockingly hair-raising faces himself, especially when he assumes "overgrown mustache and wide open mouth" mode.
    • Meggy the Inkling is prone to this every so often. Most prominently in The XMAS Discovery and Final Fantasy Mario.
  • N-Word Privileges: In the Spaghetti Factory episode, Mario says it to the guard who finds out he broke out of the cell.
  • No Fourth Wall: A lot. This is especially evident in "Breaking Walls".
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Subverted in "Mario and... the Well" where Bob saves Fishy Boopkins from the well using a helicopter as thanks for letting him into the castle in "The Purge". Double Subverted when Bob reveals in "The Mario Concert" that he pushed Boopkins in the well in the first place and he saved him only because he wanted to be famous.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Bendy in "BENDY and the SPAGHETTI MACHINE" turns out to be this, as he just wanted to play with Mario, and saves him from Hagrid.
  • Not Quite Dead:
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Mario gets pissed, all hell breaks loose.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: "The Super Mario Bros. Stupid Show" implies that this might be the case with Mario:
    Mario: SMG4, has your perpetual lack of human interaction and crippling social anxiety resulting from severely unethical work hours finally made you go coo-coo crazy?
    (beat; SMG4 and Luigi stare at Mario, amazed)
    Uh... I mean penis. (Mario goes back to his dopey look)
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In "SM64: Mario in real life!? (200 vid special)", when real-life SMG4 leads almost all of his characters into his room, he hits Mario with a flat object (likely a baking tray). We never get to see the impact as it just cuts to when SMG4 drags Mario out, post-impact.
  • Off with His Head!: Happens sometimes, with Luigi/L-3Ginote  being the usual victim.
    • Mario almost got this at one point in part 1 of "A SM64 Fairytale" after accidentally killing the princess with a fridge (and causing hilarity to ensue). He does get beheaded in the finale of the Fairytale episodes trying to defeat a giant Bowser.
    • SMG4 loses his head to a intoxicated Mario (who later becomes giant) in "Free Lunch for Mario".
    • Mario temporarily loses his head in "Who Let the Chomp Out?" after trying to retrieve his spaghetti from the mouth of the Chain Chomp.
    • For a short time in "Mushroom Wars"' first part, L-3Ginote  loses his head in the jet crash next to Mario's farm, like his other counterpart, Luigi. He retrieves it eventually.
    • SMG4 gets beheaded by a Chain Chomp in "M. K. Nature Channel" (complete with some blood). He recovers instantly the next scene... only to lose it a second time to a giant Cheep Cheep (referred to as "Killer Cheep Cheep").
    • In "If Mario Was In... Splatoon", Mario eats a Splat Bomb tossed by Meggy the Inkling which goes off in his body, blasting his head clean off.
    • When Mario sees Toad's shitty boat in "Mario's Boat Trip", his head falls off. He gets better.
    • Mario again, in "Stupid Mario World" during the kart race. He gets better (again).
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Frequently; for one example, Mario freaks out when he sees the giant clone of himself running towards the castle in "Scatman's Revenge".
    • SMG4 on the Mushroom Kingdom Nature Channel when the Toads' part comes up. And for good reason.
    • SMG4 in Mario in Real Life!? when the main cast turns on him. They're no match for him, though.
    • Once again by SMG4 in "Mario's Late!" when he reveals that he was joking about blowing up the internet router only for the deactivation remote to explode. When Bowser asks him if the bomb was fake, SMG4 realises his mistake of using a real bomb and freaks out.
    • The Mario Convention takes this Up to Eleven. Saying more would ruin it.
  • The Olympics: "mario at the olympic games" and "Mario the Olympian".
  • Once per Episode: Mario tends to get naked at one point in pretty much every episode.
  • One-Word Title: Many of the titles of the videos are this.
  • Only Sane Man: SMG4 is usually seen as the rational one in most episodes, especially in comparison to Mario, though he's not without his moments.
    • Peach in most of her earlier appearances as well as in "Stupid Mario 3D World".
    • Meggy also tends to be more mature and level headed than most others.
    • In videos he appears in, Starman3. While he does have his moments, he is the one that has the least amount of unsafe plans.
    • Sonic in the "Sonic the derphog" videos is this to Eggman's idiocy.
  • Open the Iris: The Tubby Custard Salesman's Tubby Custard can apparently cause this, as shown in "Mario's Spageti Delivery".
  • Opening Scroll: In line of it being a Star Wars parody, "Mushroom Wars" does this. It ends rather quickly.
  • Operation: [Blank]: "Operation G.A.Y."
  • Or Was It a Dream?: Most of the All Just a Dream examples end up with this.
    • "Ssenmodnar 5": Toad appears at the end.
    • "A Trip to Teletubby Land": The pipes weren't fixed yet.
    • "A Lost Luigi": A bunch of characters from Luigi's dream appear at his and Mario's house and beat him up. Also, Luigi is still hatless.
  • Palette Swap:
    • Due to being in a community full of this, SM64 machinimists' avatars are mostly Mario recolors, even if they're female (Pinkolol16 and SMG4's clone). Eventually, this was lampshaded in "The Mario Parable" with the narrator pointing out how everyone looks exactly like Mario.
    • Luigi suffered the same fate for a few years, before eventually transitioning into his own unique model.
    • There are also a couple of Peach recolors present, mostly to colorize her like Daisy (there is a Rosalina model too). However they are not as common, nor were they brought up in the above-mentioned lampshading.
    • Every Toad, logically, is a swap of the main Toad (white and red cap, blue vest), including Toadette.
    • Averted with Wario and Waluigi; previously they played this trope straight, but starting from "The Wacky Wario Bros", they use green-screened models from Mario Party 3.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • Mario and Bowser wear Toad hats in "A Fungus Among us" to get into Peach's castle after it's raided by Toads. At first it works, even after the cap falls off Mario in his initial visit of the invaded castle. Only after it falls of a second time does the disguise fail.
    • Mario and SMG4 simply paint their faces black to infiltrate Peach's castle, which is overrun by Bullies. It works, but then one of them points out there is an impostor in their midst...which turns out to be Steve. So it works until Mario meets the Bully Boss.
    • In "Castle Royale", after Mario sees Bowser joining the parade instead of capturing Peach, he plans his own mission to get Peach himself. Luigi, Toad and Toadsworth are all disguised, with Luigi wearing a princess costume (for only the first few moments), Toad disguised as Toadwardo from "Sonic the Derphog: the Evilness of Eggman (?)" and Toadsworth having put on a watermelon costume.
    • In "M. K. Nature Channel", SMG4, during a segment on Chain Chomps, puts on a Chain Chomp mask to fool the Chain Chomp into thinking it's one of his own kind, until the mask malfunctions and SMG4 is forced to remove it. His Pac-Man mask fails horribly.
    • Mario and SMG4 dress as Tinky Winky and Po in "Where the Wild Teletubbies Are".
    • Bowser tries this with a plant on his head to sneak past the bomb-throwing Creepy Changing Painting in "SMG3's Gauntlet of Gloom". He fails and is found out, but makes it past anyway.
  • Pass the Popcorn: As the Wizard Duel between SMG4 and SMG3 in "Spells n' Wiztards" kicks off, Mario is snacking on some popcorn with Bowser sitting alongside him. He asks Mario to pass the popcorn, but Mario declines.
  • A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: Cap'n Lardbutt from "The Pirate Plumbers".
  • Police are Useless: Played with in "The Visitor". When the Serial Killer (Enzo) does The Reveal, he guns down a cop that barged in to arrest him, and he even successfully tricks two cops watching on top of Peach's Castle by putting a piece of paper over a pair of binoculars that reads "everything is fine. :D" in crude writing.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Meggy is kidnapped and put into an ink suction machine to power the Inkweaver up to it’s maximum.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Mario feeds some Toads Golden Mushrooms in "The bowser that stole christmas.", causing them to grow wings.
  • President Evil: Toad when he becomes president for a day in "President Toad Washington".
  • Product Placement: "Mushrooms & Morons: Hunt for the Egg of Draconius GO" is essentially a ten-minute advertisement for the titular Pokemon GO rip-off, Draconius GO, as the video was sponsored by the developers. Despite this, the video manages to remain just as wacky and surreal as all of the others. Several future episodes would contain advertisements for sponsors, such as "SMG4: Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse" containing an ad for the mobile game Guns of Boom.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Enzo after "Birthday Freakout" basically became this.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: Specifically in the 2013-2017 videos.
  • Real World Episode:
  • Reality Changing Miniature: "Stupid Mario Maker" features a special Nintendo Switch that warps reality via Super Mario Maker gameplay.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • The Grand Theft Auto V shows what happens if an idiot tries to work together with professional criminals. Mario and the trio get arrested. Also, things that happen in the Mario world don't work in the GTA world such as killing pet turtles, which will only get Mario questioned of his actions.
    • Mariotale shows us just what happens if characters from games with a completely Silent Protagonist with little personality and interaction try to interact with someone who isn't. Examples include Flowey being uprooted by Mario and defeated early enough to negate his master plan, everything with the Teletubby, and Sans not expecting that Mario would change strategy fighting him (by distracting him long enough for Mario to get a clean hit on him).
      • The "sequel", Deltarune, follows up on this. Examples include Lancer joining early due to believing the fountain has Pepsi spewing out of it, K.Round being "tamed" and subsequently rampaging through the Forest and the Castle, knocking out the King in the process, and Mario tricking Jevil into spawning lethal weapons that are then used on him.
    • Mario's stupidity, while Played for Laughs, actually has real consequences. "Plumber Problems" shows that trying to unclog the toilet with a giant plunger going at missile speed ended up blowing up the house and his zany yet insane attempts to win Princess Peach's heart usually get him arrested.
    • Several injuries received to the characters, even if they're amusing, has pain that must really, really suck to feel.
    • In Castle Royale, Mario attempts to sabotage a royal wedding. In the end, despite managing to sabotage it, he is sent to prison due to the mayhem he caused.
    • Dr. Eggman has experimental pills as his secret weapon. They give him bad side effects upon ingestion.
    • He also has E-123 Omegas that twerk. Not only is it annoying rather than evil, but it also can't defeat beings that can destroy cities.
    • In "Christmas Crazies", Mario put a Christmas reindeer costume on Bowser and told him to believe he can fly. The attempt fails because, at the end of the day, Bowser is too heavy and has no flight abilities. Mario is then convinced that Bowser doesn't believe hard enough.
    • Due to being an Inkling, Meggy isn't able to swim and drowns, though she respawns since Death Is Cheap. Interestingly, she is able to float in the water after getting a floatie from Bowser, which she isn't happy about. It's less that she ''dissolves in water'' as in her home game due to Inklings being made of ink and more that Meggy just can't swim. This changes at the end of Final Hours, where Meggy becomes human, and no longer faces the threat of dissolving, shown when as she pushes Desti's coffin of to sea, half her body is submerged in the water.
    • In "The Most Important Thing", Toad discovers that being a self-centered Jerkass to everyone would not endear him to old Saint Nick, and receives coal on Christmas.
    • A pretty tragic example in "World War Mario". The usual Death Is Cheap schtick does not come into play for Desti after getting impaled through the torso by a False Sephiroth. The next episode, "Final Hours", hammers in the fact that she's gone for good.
    • In War of the Fat Italians 2019, in the challenge to steal Tari's rubber duck without dying while in Goldenrod City, Mario wears a blindfold so he can avoid her guilt-trip stare. Naturally, he can't see where he's going (in this case running over the train tracks) and gets run over by a train as a result.
    • In Bowser Loses Custody Of His Children, all of Bowser's Abusive Parents antics in regards to Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings causes them to be taken away, with Bowser needing to take a parenting counseling class to reclaim them. Even then, a counseling class will not magically fix Bowser's attitude, with him ditching them moments again after reuniting.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mario and SMG4 are literally red and blue, respectively.
  • Reference Overdosed:
    • Among others, "Scatman's Revenge" references The Three Little Pigs, King Kong, and has a cameo by an Arwing.
    • "The Visitor" has such a case: it references Five Nights at Freddy's when Lakitu is looking through the security cameras, The Simpsons and its Movie when Bowser repeatedly says he's invisible and when Luigi uses his Poltergust (respectively), and Super Mario World when SMG3 is riding in a Koopa Clown Car.
  • Refuge in Audacity: This trope is prevalent throughout practically all of Luke’s bloopers, and is a major factor in their appeal. The Guards N’ Retards series is especially prone to these moments.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Fishy Boopkins and Bob became mainstays of SMG4 following their first appearances in 2016. Same with Meggy and Shroomy in 2017, and Saiko and Tari in 2018note .
  • Retcon: Super Mario 64: Meet the Toad states that Toad and Toadette have been in a romantic relationship since before Toad started working at Peach's Castle, contradicting The Toad, The Fat and the Ugly where Toad falls in love with Toadette, only to find out she's nine years old.
  • Reveal Shot:
    • In "Final Fantasy Mario". The gang hear laughter, not sure where it's coming from... the camera then reveals Saiko Bichitaru laughing and waving at them.
    • In "Mario SAW". Mario is strapped to a chair by the mysterious figure that set up the deathtraps throughout the episode. Mario refuses the figure's offer of friendship, the figure laughs...and Waluigi reveals himself.
  • Revenge:
    • The main plot of "Scatman's Revenge".
    • Enzo is plotting revenge to kill Mario once and for all, following the events of "Birthday Freakout". His revenge is handed out in a skit involving him, Mario, and Toad Birds during "Ssenmodnar 7", and much later on in "The Visitor"
    • Toad brings the giant Mario head back to crash into Termi-er, Peach's castle in "Ssenmodnar 10".
    • After Mario refused to invite Bowser to his party in The Mario Mafia, Bowser sends The Goomba to touch Mario's spaghetti. Mario goes ballistic, forms a mafia and goes to war with Bowser and his mafia.
  • Rich Bitch: The guy who bought the last spaghetti before Mario in "0% of Spaghetti".
  • Road Apples / Bring My Brown Pants: Rarely happens, but usually in shock or horror:
    • Luigi shits after an Enfant Terrible baby in The Babysitters tells them to "BRING IT ON!".
    • An old man in Desert Head when seeing Mario holding a knife larger than his.
    • Luigi again in the 2013 Halloween Special before entering the basement.
    • In Smexy Soccer, Mario attempts passing a soccer ball but to no avail, instead kicking the ball into one of the nets. He eventually gets enraged and powers up while Goombs the Goomba poops on the field in shock before kicking the ball into an old man, burning the soccer ball in the process.
    • The giant Easter Demoman during the Mushroom Samba caused by eating the chocolate egg in one of the videos. Mario soils himself.
      Mario: i think i just made a chocolate egg in my pants...
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: The video "SM64: Mario in real life!? (200 vid special)". Every major and recurring character in the series up to that point ends up in SMG4's real-life house.
  • RPG Episode: The premise of the Mushrooms & Morons videos, Quest for the Spaghetti of Power and Hunt for the Egg of Draconius GO.
  • Rube Goldberg Device: ''Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2" features one, all just to get a Yoshi egg from a pack of Yoshis sitting at a table for use in an omelet.
  • Rule of Three: The Flashback Cut in "Scatman's Revenge".
  • Running Gag: Has its own page.
  • Sadist Show
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Almost every male character in certain situations:
    • SMG4 in "Who let the Chomp out?", when the Chain Chomp approaches him and Mario, does this before throwing a Star at the Chomp, which turns it into Pac-Man.
    • Earlier in "Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2", Bowser screams like this when Mario finds the Old Man in the parking lot.
    • In "Can the Villager Come Out to Play?" when the Villager cuts through the door.
      Villager: Here's Johnny!
      Button prompt comes on screen: "PANIC LIKE A LITTLE GIRL". Mario screams.
  • Screwball Serum: The cursed clothes Mario unwittingly wears in "Scatman's Revenge" end up causing strange things to happen to anyone and anything who/that see(s) them, including Bowser bouncing, the trees disappearing, the screen dropping in quality...and King Bob-omb exploding.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: "Ssenmodnar".
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism:
    • SMG3's hidden base on the "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island" has one. Everyone survives thanks to SMG3's mecha being explosion-proof.
    • Similarly, SMG3's Gauntlet of Gloom in the namesake episode has this. Everyone else escapes via elevator whilst SMG3 jumps out the window and sustains severe impact trauma.
  • Send in the Clones: Mario makes hundreds of clones of himself in "Clone o' Mario".
  • Serial Killer:
    • The shadowy figure in "The Visitor", who kills people and shoves their corpses into toilets. He later shows himself to be Enzo, who broke out of prison just so he could finally have the birthday party of his dreams.
    • Then there's the Villager, who wields an axe. Unlike the shadowy figure above, he wasn't shown killing any people (with the exception of Toad and some spaghetti), instead just chasing Mario here and there. It is implied that he killed Tom Nook after he knocked his bag of Doritos into a river.
  • Serious Business: In "Mario Waits in Line for some Spaghetti", Swagamster takes his job as a low-ranking security guard extremely seriously and makes an elaborate speech when Chris tells him it's just a line that he's watching.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: "Ssenmodnar 9" is meant to be a quest to prevent Luigi from being killed in a race. But, since it's Mario we're talking about...
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: "The Mario Hustle". After everyone manages to get SMG4's money back, he refuses to pay them back and tries to make a run for it, only to end up blowing up the truck with all the money in it, making his, and everyone else's efforts all for naught.
  • Ship Tease: Mario and Meggy have plenty:
    • Their friendship gets off to a rocky start after Mario accidentally incapacitates one of Meggy's squadmates, forcing her to let him into her team for the Splatfest. Mario initially fails the training spectacularly, but after seeing how sad Meggy is about the possibility of failing, Mario is spurred to try even harder, and actually manages to ace the training. On the night before the Splatfest, the two sit on a balcony and watch the sunset, and contemplate the day's events, and their chances of winning. Despite losing in the end, Meggy manages to bounce back after Mario gives her some confusing albeit well-intentioned advice, and the two part ways amicably.
    • Later, in "Wild, Wild Mario", Mario and Meggy meet up in the Wild West when Mario (with Shroomy's help) inadvertently saves Meggy from Wario, Waluigi and Donkey Kong. In the saloon, Mario sees Meggy in danger again, this time from a psychotic Woody. Mario promptly jumps into action, saving Meggy by attacking Woody with a ketchup bottle. At the climax, Meggy sees Donkey Kong escaping, and quickly coordinates a Counter Attack which Mario easily understands and goes along with, even though it gets his head stomped on. The plan succeeds, and they defeat the bandits.
    • In "The Movie Audition", Mario and Meggy are shown acting together as part of a re-enactment of The Matrix.
    • The law course in "Mario University" has Meggy defend Mario in court, succeeding in getting him acquitted.
    • "SMG4 Christmas 2017: The XMAS Discovery" takes it even further: Mario and Meggy are such good friends that Mario takes her blasting him with her splattershot when he opens the door in stride. Then, when he discovers that Meggy's never heard of Christmas, he hurriedly drags her on a trip to show her what it is. Across their trip, they high-five, make snowmen of each-other and sit at the fire with each-other. When Meggy slips on the ice during the snowball fight, Mario's the first to be concerned for her.
    • In "New Year, New Mario", when Mario makes a resolution to lose weight, everyone laughs at him. Cue Meggy defending him, and asking anyone else if they have resolutions. Later, Mario teaches Meggy how to cook - which doesn't end well, but still.
    • In "The Mario Mafia", Meggy is The Dragon to Mario, showing how much he trusts her. She also plays a pivotal role in the final battle of the episode. Subverted slightly, when Mario suspects her of being a rat, mangles her language in an attempt to make her confess and gets a chair to the face for it.
    • "The Smash 5 Trials": Despite Master Hand stating that they technically cheated, Mario helps Meggy pass the challenge to get into the then-unnamed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This involves holding her hand, by the way.
    • "Final Fantasy Mario": Mario, Meggy and SMG4 work together to get back home and stop Saiko-chan and her plans.
    • In "If Mario was in... Splatoon 2", Desti calls Mario and Meggy's training "a date" and tried to take Mario for herself, causing Meggy to attack her. When Mario tries to leave the train, Meggy was hurt in a way reminiscent of a break-up, and at the end of the episode, he takes her out for lunch.
    • In "Mario and the T-Pose Virus", Mario is confident that Meggy will defeat the victims of the titular virus. Sadly, they get her too.
    • Mario asks Meggy to help him earn the Eggman Football in "The Mario Carnival". She does, and Mario is actually quite appreciative of her help.
    • During Meggy's meltdown in "Meggy's Bootcamp", Mario immediately rushes over to her to console her as he stops eating his spaghetti. Try to remember the last time Mario left a plate of spaghetti unfinished. Then, to try and make her feel better, he offers it to her!
    • When Meggy's trapped under some rubble, Mario frantically digs through it, trying to find her. He doesn't stop looking until he's carried off of the island with everyone else.
    • For more minor examples, there's the rap battle from "War of the Fat Italians 2017", where Mario introduces Meggy's singing solo, calling her "the one, the only, the badass Meggy", and them playing soccer in "The Mario Hustle".
  • Shirtless Scene: Waluigi in "Retard Karts 101". He stays like that for the rest of the blooper.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: The titular Kushroom Mingdom in "Welcome To The Kushroom Mingdom" acts as this for the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Princess Peach and Tari. Laa-Laa and Po count too as they were always female.
    • The crazy raisin lady constantly takes abuse as well.
  • Slave Race: Teletubbies are sometimes shown to be this in later bloopers, being everything from lieutenants to lottery number announcers.
  • Spanner in the Works: A Running Gag is that SMG4's Original Generation characters being the ones who resolve (or help to resolve) the Arc in question. Tari for The Waluigi Arc, Saiko for the Rapper Bob Arc, and Axol for the Anime Arc.
  • Something Completely Different: The Sonic the Derphog videos puts Sonic the Hedgehog and its characters in the spotlight as opposed to Mario.
  • Something Else Also Rises: In "Mushroom Wars Part 1", upon hearing about Vader dancing on the Princess naked, Mario's lightsaber (which is being held just right) shoots out.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The attack of the giant Mario is set to a Scatman John song.
  • Status Quo Is God: Strangely averted with the anime arc, after it's conclusion, Meggy has permanently been turned into a human.
  • Stealth Sequel: "Mario The Scam Artist" acts as this AND a Stealth Prequel at the same time, simultaneously explaining how Mario got out of the chair in "Mario SAW" and ending with him going to Bob's Carnival, which has just opened, setting up "The Mario Carnival".
  • Strong as They Need to Be: The giant Mario head's power tends to variate. On one occasion it takes a giant mushroom to beat, the other time it only takes a simple blast from a shotgun.
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm scream shows up several times:
    • Mario launching a Lightsaber-wielding Teletubby in "A Trip to Teletubbie Land".
    • Mario when he kicks out the pilot in "Super Happy Magical Fun Fun Island".
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Played For Laughs in The Mario Café when Mario discovers he's wanted for murder because he kidnapped Yoshi's daughter and made her into an omelet and must work in the café forever.
  • Suddenly Voiced:
    • Variation: in "The Plumber Problem", rather than using voice clips from the games, Mario and Luigi are fully voiced, with the actors doing pretty good impressions of Charles Martinet.
    • Every once in a while, Toad gets spoken lines not taken from anywhere else.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Quite often. A Running Gag involves characters blowing up out of shock or frustration.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • After Mario's tampering with history too much during Ssenmodnar 9, everything becomes far more retarded than him and the people start physically acting insane with poorly done voices.
    • Bob's movie in "MarioTube" parodies terribly made YouTube movies, combining poor voice acting with terrible effects.
  • Sudden Intelligence:
    • In "Smart(ass) Mario", after touching a magical crystal, Mario suddenly becomes much more intelligent than normal, but also forgets about his friends, living at the castle, and even spaghetti. SMG4 and Starman3 spend the rest of the episode trying to get Mario back to normal.
    • Invoked in "Smart Mario" by his friends and Professor E. Gadd. after Mario burnt down the castle yet again with his stupdity. However, it goes horribly right once Mario gets denied from eating Luigi's lunch when he wanted it and his friends have to also apply this trope onto Bob.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: who could possibly defeat Francis’s Super Saiyan God Goku creation? Why Shaggy of course!
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: Quite a few characters have one:
    • Perhaps the earliest example of one would be the announcer in "How to make spaghetti", who uses the Microsoft Sam voice.
    • And then there's the Narrator in "The Mario Parable". He is voiced by IVONA British Brian.
    • Everyone in the Guards N Retards series uses some sort of text-to-speech engine, including Microsoft Sam as said prior.
    • "Can Ganondorf come out to play?" introduces Bob the Garo, who speaks with the WillFromAfar text-to-speech engine, who is best known for Purple Shep and Bootleg Jacques.
  • Take That!:
    • Mario wins the Loud of War with Scatman John's ghost by playing Baby. Several other anti-Bieber comments are littered throughout the series (there's even a 3D model of Justin Bieber used just for these kinds of jokes).
    • In Ssenmodnar 11, Mario sues Frankie for uploading an poorly made gameplay video, the same way The GMod Idiot Box 15 shows Mario suing a child for drawing a poorly made fanart. It seems that SMG4 agrees with DasBoSchitt about something.
    • "Mario Preschool" is essentially entirely devoted to making fun of the YouTube copyright system and how anything that isn't kid-friendly gets demonetized.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • Toad, of all characters, is used to represent the fans who want to submit their characters into the show.
    • Bob, in his earlier appearances, was used to mock people who would beg to get themselves put in SM64 machinimas.
  • Tap on the Head:
    • In "The Hangover", SMG4 gets knocked out this way after a drugged Toadsworth shoots Mario at him. When he wakes up some time later, he has no memories of the past events.
    • Mario later gets knocked out by Franklin in "Grand Theft Mario - If Mario was in... GTA V".
    • Bob in "The Mario Mafia", due to being a traitor.
  • Tempting Fate: Happens in "Scatman's Revenge":
    Mario: trees if you hate me disapear
    (The trees disappear.)
  • The Can Kicked Him:
    • The "Toilet Pwned" death in "101 Ways For Mario to Die".
    • The method of the Serial Killer Enzo in "The Visitor".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Bob, very much so. This is ESPECIALLY pronounced near the climax of the Rapper Bob Arc, where his Attention Whore tendencies and douchebaggery reached its peak, with the entire cast hating his guts as a result. Even when they made amends in the arc’s finale, nobody greets Bob when his party reunites with the other half of the group in “The Mario Showdown”.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: As mentioned under Death Is Cheap, if a character dies, expect them to come back like nothing happened (sometimes within the episodes themselves). Toad lampshades his status as this in "Mario joins the Circus".
  • The Virus:
    • The Luigi dolls in "Luigi Labyrinth", spreading The Virus via hugging.
    • Again in Mario and the T-Pose Virus, spreading through eating a T-pose shroom as well as being assaulted by the infected.
  • Time Stands Still: The Wizard in "a SM64 Fairytale".
  • Time-Travel Episode: "Time Travel Tells", "Castle Jumping = Time Travelling = Zombies", and "Ssenmodnar 9 (Time Travel Edition)" as well as "2015: Retarded Recap".
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • FM returns in "Mario Battle Royale" as well as X appearing outside of a "War Of The Fat Italians".
    • After a long absence, Chris and Swagmaster return in the Anime Arc.
  • To the Batnoun!: "To the Boopkinmobile!"
  • Toilet Humor: This is often literal, as seen in the TheAwesomeMario episode "the mario Happy face foundation".
  • Torches and Pitchforks: A group of angry SMG4 fans wanting more YouTube videos attack the Castle in "The Idea Block", all because SMG4 was knocked out from a Bob-omb explosion for 3 weeks.
  • Tournament Arc:
    • "the Wacky Wario bros: Golfing for gold" features the Wario Bros. entering a golfing tournament.
    • "The Mario Channel: MARIO'S CHALLENGE": one hundred-and-twenty characters from SMG4 canon compete in different events to reach the top of Mario's tower.
    • "Mario Gladiators": the main cast fight to the death to earn freedom (and 3 bucks) by SMG3.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Mario loves spaghetti (or as the series used to spell it, "sphagetti"). His extreme love for it is often shown in situations that Mario does not want to be part of... and then whoever wants him to come with them (SMG4 in most cases) tells them that spaghetti is in danger and Mario automatically joins along. It's also shown by Mario's sheer amount of anger when anyone insults spaghetti.
    • If "Birthday Freakout" is any indication, Steve sure loves to dine on cake.
    • Shy Guy...well, goes crazy over toast.
    • The Teletubbies and Tubby Custard, true to their roots.
    • Chica and pizza.
    • Frankie and muffins.
    • The Villager and Doritos, to the point of murdering people that destroy them.
    • The old woman and raisins.
    • Fishy Boopkins and rocks. He eats at least 354 in "Mario University".
    • Meggy and instant noodles. She also like McDonald's.
  • Trapped in TV Land: Mario once had to fix the pipes in Peach's Castle and ended up having a bad accident that lead him to a land full of Teletubbies. Turns out at the end that it was All Just a Dream.
  • Trenchcoat Storefront: Although having no trenchcoat, this trope was parodied by a Bandit in "Desert Head" after a cactus leaves Mario for mistaking it as Peach.
  • Triangle Shades:
    • Bowser puts on a pair and breakdances after he successfully cooks some Italian Ravioli using only Doritos in "Cooking with Bowser & Mario 2!".
    • Occasionally happens with Teletubbies and Peach as well.
  • Unexplained Recovery: If someone loses their head or legs, or otherwise suffers a grievous injury, expect them to be completely restored in the following scene.
  • Unfinished Business: The ghost of Scatman John enacts his revenge on Mario in "Scatman's Revenge".
  • Unstoppable Rage: Many, many times. The best example of this is in "Freddy's spaghettiria", where Chica causes Mario to enter one after she exclaims that spaghetti "tastes like shit", resulting in Mario hunting down the four Five Nights at Freddy's animatronics for the rest of the night.
  • Up to Eleven: Retarded64 did this for the insanity of the series, making everyone act far more insane than they normally would've in the bloopers series. This lessened over time as the differences between the two series vanished over the years. This culminated in the merging of the two series into the SMG4 series, which meets the former two series' levels of insanity in the middle.
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: "Love for Luigi" in 2015, the "How to get a valentines!" guide in 2016, "GET THE GIRL!" in 2017, "Doki Doki Mario Club" in 2018 and "Mario's Valentine Advice" in 2019. Additionally, "If Mario was in The Sonic Movie"'s ending is counted as 2020's Valentine's Day video.
  • Vocal Evolution: Several characters have received new voice clips as time has passed. More notably, compare Fishy Boopkins' voice in Seaside Stupidity and his voice in more recent videos.
    • SMG4 has started adding his own voice clips to his own character as of Mario's Illegal Operation, and the text-to-speech voices of Bob and the Guards have evolved from the stilted same-tone to varying in pitch and emphasis, making their voices sound more natural.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Imposter in the episode of the same name, as well as being able to teleport.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Bowser does this a total of three times in Son of Bowser.
  • Visual Pun: A fridge is seen running away in "Mini Italians".
  • The Voiceless: Though he will make short verbal phrases and other sound effects, Steve never gets any on-screen dialogue, with the exception of "Super Mario Attorney".
  • Wacky Racing: "Retard Karts 101", which takes this trope Up to Eleven. "Stupid Mario Kart" has this at the beginning and end.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • The giant Mario from "Scatman's Revenge" dies from "nerdy numbers".
    • In "Stupid Mario Sports Mix", Meggy is shown to have a weakness to water. In fact, she died within a few seconds of being in it. However, this weakness is nullified by floaties, for some reason.
    • Waluigi's Rejection staff holds most of his Power of Rejection and controls the T-Pose Zombies. When it is broken in "War of the Fat Italians 2018", he is depowered and those affected by the T-Pose Virus are freed.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Mario and the T-Pose Virus. The Reveal at the end that Waluigi was the one who gave Shroomy the T-Pose mushroom cements his new status as an Arc Villain, sets up ongoing continuity for the first time in the series and makes Waluigi's Time a wham of its own on rewatch as it can now be seen as his Start of Darkness.
    • The Mario Convention. See Downer Ending.
    • The Mario Concert starts out like any other episode, with Bob going on tour to earn money for a new house, until Boopkins ruins Bob's concert. Bob, having had enough of Boopkins, lashes out at him for ruining his performance before revealing that everything nice he had done from saving Boopkins to Bobsgiving was all orchestrated by him to build his rap career. With that, he leaves Boopkins in the alley, determined to rebuild his rap career by himself. The Rapper Bob Arc has begun.
    • There are several during the second half of the Anime arc.
      • Mario and the Experiment when it's revealed Francis kidnapped Axol and the Inklings make the inkweaver more powerful.
      • World War Mario is probably the darkest episode of the entire series the biggest surprise comes when Francis actually murders Desti all while laughing maniacally.
      • Final Hours follows it up by conforming that Desti did in fact die, (with a funeral just for her), and Meggy becoming human due to sacrificing all her ink and the explosion at Anime Island.
  • Wham Shot: At the beginning of "The Inkling Disappearances", there is a shot of Axol, seemingly confirming that he is the Big Bad of "The Anime Arc". At the end of the episode, this moment is repeated, showing that he is actually chained up against the wall of his own cell.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: "The Hangover", period.
  • What Is This, X?: When Mario's Brown Note clothes send Bowser bouncing about:
    "what is bowser a ball"
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: "Secret Life of Goombas" is all about this, with Mario being kidnapped and put on trial for his serial murder of Goombas (who had all left Bowser and founded a secret village for this exact reason - and also because he only paid them 1 coin per year).
  • Whole Episode Flashback: "How Mario Was Born" and "The TOTALLY ACCURATE Documentary of Mario".
  • Widget Series: Anything goes in this show.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: "Stupid Mario Party" does this twice:
    • In one mini-game where Kermit the Frog tries to murder Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi, Yoshi wins by standing completely still, despite actually wanting to die.
    • Near the end of the game, the group's car lands on a chance space. The resulting Chance Time ends with Mario, Peach and Yoshi being forced to give Luigi all of their coins and winning him the star as a result, meaning that Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing.
    • Luigi is a master of doing this. He has several official trophies in the basement.
  • Wizard Duel: There is one crammed into the end of Spells n' Wiztards.
  • You Just Had to Say It: Inverted when Ben tells Cap'n Lardbutt about his pet Mr. Squidge in "The Pirate Plumbers".
    Mario: Ben! You little sh**! You doomed us all!
    Ben: I RAPE YOU!
  • Zany Cartoon: Where do we begin?
  • Zombie Apocalypse:
    • When Mario ended up travelling 10,000 years into the future in an attempt to jump through the Castle in "Castle Jumping = Time Travelling = Zombies", his future self used his time machine to get the present Mario back to his own time, but an accident started by Mario and his horn causes future!Mario to accidentally set the setting on the machine to "random". They hope to be home, but instead end up in the year 2075, the year of the zombie apocalypse. With the help of X (who was a new character at the time of the video's release), the zombies were countered.
    • The Halloween episodes of 2011 and 2013 have two of these.
    • Those affected by the T-Pose Virus act like zombies, down to spreading the plague by beating victims up.
    • The Luigi Doll invasion of "The Weegee Uprising" turns everyone except Luigi, Shroomy, and Fishy Boopkins into Luigi Dolls.


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