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"If I could describe SMG4, it's if you got Mario and dropped him into a barrel of acid, then he comes crawling out as this demented monster, constantly humping spaghetti. It's really uh... a magical channel, I guess you could put it."
- Luke Lerdwichagul, SMG4 2020

They say the Internet can be a very weird place sometimes, but this web-series really shows it. With its surreal adult humor, tons of over-the-top slapstick, numerous characters from very familiar franchises and lots of "spicy" memes, you've got a recipe for one of the craziest animated web-shows this side of the Internet.

SMG4's Mario Bloopers, often commonly shortened as simply SMG4, is a Super Mario 64 Bloopers series created in 2011 by Luke "SMG4" Lerdwichagul (and later assisted by his brother Kevin Lerdwichagul). The series, compared to other Super Mario 64 Bloopers that inspired it, was notable for being much more crazy and even more chaotically dyfunctional as it chronicled the insane misadventures of the eponymous "meme man" SMG4, a dumber spaghetti-obssessed Mario and his Ambiguously Gay Butt-Monkey brother Luigi.


Earlier bloopers were Nintendo-related parodies which featured the main Mario characters such as Bowser, Peach, Toad, Wario, and Waluigi (and also Steve from Minecraft), along with Author Avatar SMG4 and several other Super Mario 64 YouTubers. While the likes of Mario and SMG4 remained in the cast, later bloopers put most of the older characters to the sidelines to bring in newer, more fleshed-out Original Characters such as Otaku Fishy Boopkins, Attention Whore Bob, Action Girl Meggy Spletzer, Crazy-Prepared boy scout Shroomy, Yandere Saiko Bichitaru and Cyborg Gamer Chick Tari and focuses on original lore which distances itself from the Mario series.

The series is also known for its two episode formats: the annual War of the Fat Italians, where SMG4 and Mario (along with everyone else) face off in challenges submitted by the fans; and SSENMODNAR, a yearly collection of random short skits made and submitted by the fans and/or SMG4 himself as a part of the web-series' Milestone Celebration. In 2018, the series would introduce Story Arcs that has a more darker and serious tone, loads of Character Development and overreaching plots all over.


The series' first "movie", Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie, was released on February 29, 2020. Starring resident Breakout Character Meggy Spletzer, the movie culminates her Character Development and also serves to wrap up all the loose ends of the Anime Arc. A second movie, The SMG4 Movie: 10 Year Anniversary Special, premiered on May 8th, 2021, to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary.

Meggy recieved a Spin-Off series in the form of Sunset Paradise, which debuted in 2021. Related is Meta Runner; the aforementioned Tari is actually an Alternate Universe counterpart to that show’s protagonist, also named Tari, who debuted as an Early-Bird Cameo in the SMG4 series about 3 months prior to the official announcement of Meta Runner to drum up interest for the show’s release about eight months later, and has since become a major character due to fan popularity. Both of these shows are created by SMG4’s studio Glitch Productions.

You can watch the series in all of its glitchy glory here!

SMG4 Story Arcs

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"Goddammit, Mario! Look at all of these tropes!"

  • 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.
  • Ascended Meme: Several jokes and memes within the SMG4 fandom were later used in the series itself to such hilarious effect.
    • One fan's hilarious edit of a SMG4 model and a poorly-made drawing of SMG4 were both been respectively used as a sort of a Running Gag in 2020 episodes, as well as the focus of one particular episode.
    • Similarly, Meggy Spletzer is often being joked of having an anime voice actor once she turned human. Cue "War of the Fat Italians 2020", with Lizzie Freeman, voice actor of Trish Una, providing her new voice lines.
  • Action Girl: Meggy Spletzer and Saiko Bitchitaru, especially the former, though Princess Peach, Tari and Belle Fontiere have their moments.
  • 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 for being 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. Waluigi in particular is now a Physical God, powered by years of abuse and being rejected from becoming a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros..
    • Peach is more of a nagging 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 loves chickens and 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 Butt-Monkey 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: Apart from Mario and SMG4 taking charge of most episodes, several of them focuses on other characters.
    • 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.
    • Meggy Spletzer has: "The XMAS Discovery", "Meggy's Bootcamp", "There's Something Up with Meggy", "Little Penguin Lost", "Meggy Moves In", among others.
    • Fishy Boopkins had two with "Doki Doki Mario Club" and "Stupid Mario Tennis Aces".
    • Shroomy has "Mario's Valentine Advice" and "The Demon Among Us".
    • Tari has: "The Tari Abnormality" and "If Mario is in... Meta Runner".
    • Bob has "The Corn Trip".
    • Whimpu has "[TEXTURE NOT FOUND]" and "War of the Simps"
  • 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.
  • Animated Shock Comedy: 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 Super Mario universe, 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 scenarios based on those existing games 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 the keystones for planets to survive. Without them, the planets will slowly start to lose life and cease 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 separate 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 and all aquatic life evolved to take their place instead as the dominating species. In the SMG4 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.
  • Amnesiac Hero: SMG4 is revealed to be one in the Genesis Arc, as he has no memories of anything that happened before his debut episode, with the reason still not being explained.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • The implied fate of those infected with the T-Pose virus.
    • Mario Gets【Woke】 has an omnipotent remote that can pretty much make its user a god. One of its effects is to freeze the target via "pausing" them. What makes it this trope is that if the target was experiencing pain, they can still feel it.
    • Super Meme Guardians have the power to transform memes into energy. Considering that memes are considered citizens in-universe, they probably don't appreciate this transformation. While it's possible for them to revert back, using them for certain purporses (such as absorbing them into Mario), can cause a Cessation of Existence.
  • 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.
    • By the penultimate episode of the Waluigi Arc, the Mushroom Kingdom becomes this.
  • 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: The Most Important Thing".
    • Peach and The Guards for the first part of the Anime Arc, and Francis for the second part.
    • SMG3 and his Anti-Cast throughout the YouTube Arc, starting from "Mario's Spicy Day" up until "War of the Fat Italians 2020".
    • Zero/SMG0 made his first appearance in the 10th Anniversary Special, but it wasn't until his return in "Into the Dark Web" that he would take the position as the Big Bad of the Genesis Arc.
  • 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 and Luigi respectively, 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 series itself would all-but shift to GMOD in later years.
    • 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 its 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.
    • Saiko gets punted to the sky at the end of one of the challenges in "War of the Fat Italians 2020", courtesy of Mr. Hall Monitor, due to violating the "No thots!" sign.
  • 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.
    • "War of the Fat Italians 2020" has an awesome rap battle between SMG4 and SMG3's respective groups, complete with Meggy pulling out one heck of a triumphant verse (courtesy of Lizzie Freeman)!
    • This would happen again in "War of the Fat Italians 2021", with the amazing rap battle that precedes… let’s just say… quite unfortunate events.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In Mario for Hire, Mario tries to win a race using a rocket-powered kart. Predictably enough, 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.
    • In "Mario is Canceled", the main reason why Mario is canceled is he was going to say the N-Word, causing Susan to appear out of nowhere, cuts it short, and pause the video, calling him out for being racist. At the end of the video, Mario says it in full, but it’s not the N-Word you probably expect:
    Mario: Nintendo!
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed in "Mario Runs Out of Toilet Paper", where Papa John, the SMG4 universe's Satan wanted to destroy the world (for no good reason). Although he himself was stopped and Mario managed to do what he always wanted to do since the episode's start: Taking a dump. However, the intensity blows up the planet anyway. Subverted in the next episode because Status Quo Is God.
    • Played shockingly straight in "Deleted." when SMG3 and his crew succeeds in erasing SMG4 and his friends from existence via a YouTube Remote-powered timeline meddling, ensuring his rival will never ever stop his plans from succeeding. Played thankfully subverted in the next episode, however, as it only makes them "irrelevant" enough to be sent to the Internet Graveyard.
  • 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.
    • Mario, Meggy, Luigi, Axol and Melony ended up subjected to this in "Mario's Mask of Madness" thanks to the numerous masks left behind by the Happy Mask Salesman, such as a sentient Mario Mask that turns anyone who wears it (sometimes by force) into a dumbass like Mario. While the masks are retrieved and the problem is been solved, he wasn't successful in getting the Fierce Deity Mask back from Melony...
  • 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 even hack his account (the latter if said culprit is SMG3). Otherwise, 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. Special mention goes to Shroomy, who immediately switches into his "Demon Hunter Anti-Shroomy" persona whenever there's a demon nearby... or if Bowser happens upon him.
  • 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. Made fully realized in the YouTube Arc.
    • Waluigi, in the Waluigi Arc.
    • Bob, in the Rapper Bob Arc.
    • Peach and Francis in the first and second halves of the Anime Arc, respectively.
    • SMG3 in the YouTube Arc.
    • Ztar, in the videos "Bad Star" and "Bad Star's Back".
    • Zero/SMG0, in the 10th Anniversary movie and the Genesis Arc in general.
    • Killer Ink, in Meggy's Destiny.
    • Ernie, in If Mario Was In Fall Guys.
    • Brown Crewmate, in If Mario Was Among Us.
  • 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.
    • In "Final Hours", Bob and the Guards arrived just in time with a tank, saving the gang from the 100 Sephiroth replicas created by Francis.
  • Big Damn Movie:
    • "Meggy's Destiny: An SMG4 Movie", which focuses on Meggy and pals competing in the final Splatfest, clocks in at 44 minutes, technically making it feature-length.
    • "War Of The Fat Italians 2020" is this in all but name, as it's 31 minutes long, making it the second longest SMG4 video, as well as the longest WOTFI video ever. It ends with Meggy gaining a new voice and SMG3 being trapped in the Internet Graveyard.
    • The upcoming ''The SMG4 Movie: 10 Year Anniversary Special” is another 40-minute extravaganza, being a Milestone Celebration.
  • 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 when Desti is mortally wounded by a replica of Sephiroth.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humour: Pretty much any episode where YouTube is involved.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The ending of the Anime Arc. The 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 permanently transformed into a human due to sacrificing what's left of her ink (and taking a ki blast) to save her friends.
    • Super Meme Genesis: Zero is defeated, the universe is saved and SMG4 and SMG3 finally make peace...but Melony was forced to kill Axol in order to stop Zero, which devastates her.
  • Blatant Lies: Mario claims to have never used Scatman John's music in his life. Uses one just to invoke the HardWorkMontage trope.
  • 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 episodes in the Waluigi Arc ("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 released in the middle of the Anime arc during Meggy's kidnapping, has nothing to do with its events.
  • Broken Ace: Meggy is revealed to be one in “Meggy’s Bootcamp”. 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.
    • "Final Hours" begins with a shocked and heartbroken Meggy as she watches her friends mourning Desti, who died in the previous episode via Francis' Sephiroth replica.
    • The ending of "Deleted." has Mario witnessed SMG4 seemingly disintegrated in front of him, completely broken him.
  • 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 and 2020 episodes.
  • But Thou Must!:
  • 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.
    • Axol makes his return after a long absence since the YouTube Arc in "Mario's Mask of Madness".
  • 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, McShyGuy 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. Meggy Spletzer's transition from generic Inkling OC to unique Original Character cements this status as well.
  • 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.
    • "Woomy!" and "That's (very) illegal!" for Meggy Spletzer.
    • "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: From mid-2018 onwards, the series starts delving deeper into more plot-driven story arcs with some genuine dramatic moments and Character Development mixed in with the usual silly gags. 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.
    • In "Deleted.", SMG3 and his crew does this to almost all of SMG4's friends and even SMG4 himself by altering the events of their debut episodes, ensuring they'll never meet Mario at all. Subverted in the next episode, however, partly because it instead makes them "irrelevant" enough to be sent into the Internet Graveyard.
    • This is likely the way SMG0 was killed in the Genesis Arc, as we can see his body disintegrating after Melony kills Axol to take Zero down.
  • 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 Language Caption function of the YouTube Remote, oddly enough. First appeared as a part of the gag involving Meggy Spletzer, this would come into play later in "War of the Fat Italians 2020" when a stray blast of this function struck Meggy, granting her a permanent English voice that she used to convince the Anti-Cast to turn against SMG3.
    • Hobo 1 and Hobo 2 are living examples of this trope. Initially, they just seem like two random minor hobos who worship the number 4, but, as revealed in the 10 Year Anniversary, they are actually SMG1 and SMG2, who have been trying to warn everyone of the eventual arrival of SMG0, but merely came off as crazy hobos to the characters.
  • 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 War of the Fat Italians.
    • Meggy Spletzer is pretty much this, all stemming from her rivalry with Desti and her inability to win a single Splatfest, driving her to train even more, though her interactions with Mario and his friends mellows it down.
  • 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.
    • Certain episodes, specifically the Meggy-focused ones, took time to reference both Desti and her death, and her own former status as an Inkling at some capacity, either as a gag or as a part of Meggy's character development.
  • 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 2015-2016 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.
    • Returned for the 2020 videos, starting with "Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door", with a character, usually Mario, says a catchphrase after the logo drop.
  • "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.
    • "War of the Simps" is one with Nathaniel Bandynote .
  • 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 cast 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.
    • 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 ki blast.
    • Twice in Final Hours: When Francis uses Axol's 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 his 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).
  • 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:
  • 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 Equals 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". The story arcs from 2019 onwards averts this, however, starting with Desti's 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, the randomness, chaos and mayhem started to have more logical causes and effects, and the videos themselves began to have a darker, more serious tone. However, the trope is still in effect.
  • 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.
    • Saiko also does a similar thing to the sentient VTubers in "War of the Simps" by holding a naked Mario, scaring them away.
  • 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 Diss Track: In the Rapper Bob Arc, Bob does this to the main cast in a petty attempt to be more popular. The cast responds with their own diss track, which is so effective that it ruins his career.
  • 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'".
  • 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: See here.
  • 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!), go power-mad, and would've putting the entire world under his iron grip haven't Tari arrived to save the day.
    • 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.
    • SMG3, after having his studio ruined by SMG4 (under the assumption that he's still evil), round up his own team to counter SMG4's Gang, steals Susan's YouTube Remote in an elaborated heist that somehow got Mario involved, and even used said remote to erase SMG4's Gang from existence before subsequently takes over the latter's channel. For a while.
    • Pretty much the entire world was driven insane in "SMG4's Origins", when SMG4's spaceship crash-landed in the Mushroom Kingdom and zapped everyone with insanity-inducing memes while adding sentient memes of its own. SMG4 managed to restore the functionality of the world by uploading their memes on the internet, but it didn't cure them completely and has directly led to the World Gone Mad of the series, especially Mario.
  • 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".
    • “Mario the Ultimate Gamer”, which featured the debut of Tari, premiered just over 3 months before the announcement of her own series.
    • SMG1 and SMG2 made appearances in “The Pursuit of Happiness” and “Mario’s Bed and Breakfast” before they came to prominence in the 10 Year Anniversary Special movie.
  • 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.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Definitely for Meggy after what happen to her in the Anime Arc. She wins the very last Splatfest, makes peace with both herself and Desti, moves to the Mushroom Kingdom, starts getting a job as a police officer thanks to Mr. Hall Monitor, and even gets a permanent human voice.
  • 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.
    • The Internet Graveyard definitely counts as well, being a graveyard for everything YouTube-related if it became too "irrelevant".
  • 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.
  • Equippable Ally: Some episodes tends to make use of this trope to a T whenever the situation calls for it. Such as:
    • The Waluigi Launcher.
    • The Luigi Sword.
    • The Mario Battering Ram.
    • The Super Meggy Bat.
  • 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.
  • Everybody Lives: Everybody, including the recolored Marios survives in the 10th Anniversary Special. Except for SMG 1 and SMG 2...
  • Everything Explodes Ending: Features in "Mario Plays Friday Night Funkin" as a consequence of Mario abusing Luigi's demonic powers to win at Friday Night Funkin' against Weegee.
  • 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.
  • Evolving Title Screen: More like "Evolving banner," but especially during arcs, the banner will change to reflect what happened in the latest episode. While the banner will usually be replaced by an advertisement for a spin-off series or a huge episode after the arc, it can instead feature the characters hanging out. The most recent banner features the "first stage" banner from the YouTube Arc except now with Melony sleeping by the cast.
  • 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.
    • "Meggy's Destiny" reveals the Inklings are prejudiced against humans and passively make their city uncomfortable for them. Half the services and shops will not serve humans, even if they were born in Inkopolis. Or used to be Inklings.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: The plot of "Mario's Inside Story". Due to eating a rotten spaghetti hidden behind his toilet, Saiko and Luigi are shrunken by E. Gadd and sent in Mario by SMG4 to save Mario.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Mario (and if he's around, Gourmet Guy).
  • Fate Worse than Death: Several instances. Here are a select few.
  • Female Groin Invincibility: Played with. Bob identifies as male but when he's hit he usually shouts "Ow, my ovaries!" At least once, he managed to tank a kick to the crotch from Saiko because of it.
  • Fictional Video Game: Several have appeared over the series' run, such as Super Mario Go and Princess Capturing Simulator and the Super Smash Each Other in the Ass Bros. series.
  • 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.
    • In "Final Hours", Axol is forced by Meggy to activate the Ink-Zuccer 3000 at ???% capacity in order for their plan to stop Francis to work. As she is painfully drained of what remains of her ink in her body, Meggy's face starts to crack...
    • In "Mario's Mask of Madness", Axol told Melony that she(?) can be best girl despite being a literally watermelon wearing Meggy's headgear. Later on, Melony gets turned into a human thanks to the Fierce Deity Mask carelessly thrown by a Mario Mask-possessed Axol
  • Flanderization: Four 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".
    • Interestingly, Meggy Spletzer went from being an impressively athletic Inkling with self-doubt issues underneath a confident demeanor to an normal human girl with a more awesome, yet level-headed approach to everything and relatable character traits.
    • Hilariously enough, the sentient Mario Mask in "Mario's Mask of Madness" can inflict this and cranks it Up to Eleven on top of turning them into a dumbass like Mario, such as turning Luigi, Axol and Meggy into a flamboyant idiot, a spaghetti-obssessed weaboo, and an extremely-overpowered dumbass, respectively.
  • 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.
    • Mixed with a dash of irony, Meggy Spletzer's transformation into a human was foreshadowed multiple times throughout the Anime Arc.
      • In "Meggy's Bootcamp", Meggy laments about how her mistreatment of her friends and her inability to win a single Splatfest causing her to "lose sight of herself". In "Final Hours", Meggy survived her Heroic Sacrifice, all at the cost of being turning into a human, literally losing sight of her true self.
      • Out of all the character who helped in the un-banning of Princess Peach’s "Anime Prohibition Act", Meggy is one of the first to volunteer. Keep in mind that she has a phobia of anime.
      • When Axol is forced by Meggy to activate the Ink-Zuccer 3000 and endure another round of having her remained ink drained in order for their plan to defeat Francis to work, Meggy's face starts to crack...
    • One of Axol's expositions about the Internet Graveyard is that this is the fate of those who lost their relevance in YouTube. SMG4 and his friends (and Susan Wojcicki) being in the Internet Graveyard in "A Totally Normal SMG4 Episode" implies that SMG3's tampering with the timeline makes their debut episodes "irrelevant", instead of erasing them from existence as he planned.
    • In "Mario Gets【Woke】", one of the pranks Mario has done with the YouTube Remote is to make Meggy speak English '''and''' Japanese. Cue "War of the Fat Italians 2020", where a stray blast from the Remote (courtesy of SMG3 being tackled by Mario before he can get a cheap shot with the YouTube Remote) gave Meggy her permanent English voice.
  • 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
    • With the exception of the Rapper Bob Arc, eagle-eyed viewers can tell when the series has an ongoing story arc just by looking at the channel banner:
      • After Mario SAW came out, Waluigi started appearing in the channel banner, getting closer with each subsequent blooper throughout the arc (and nearly making Mario, SMG4, Luigi and Meggy disappear from the banner) until "War of the Fat Italians 2018.
      • Episodes from "The Splatfest Incident" until "Final Hours" has Meggy's face remained burned off from the banner.
      • Similar to the Waluigi Arc, the banner slowly glitches with each passing episode from "Mario's Spicy Day" onward, until it completely replaces SMG4 and the main cast (sans an increasingly horrified Mario) with SMG3 and his Anti-Cast.
  • "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!!!!
  • Gag Series: It's off the wall surrealistic humor that would make any other gag comedy proud. Well, most of the time, at least...
  • Genius Ditz: Though Mario is indeed retarded, he can be sometimes smart. For example: 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!
  • Girls vs. Boys Plot: "Boys vs Girls" is basically this.
    • "Mad Mario" also falls under this trope in the scene where the Wild Childsnote  capture and then attempt to kill SMG4, Mario, and Luigi.
    • In "Food Wars", after Meggy attacks Mario with a candy chainsaw, with the gang broken into Candy lovers and Pizza lovers, Mario responds by saying that it’s boys (pizza) vs girls (candy), until Saiko tells Mario that she and Belle are both females supporting pizza.
      • It is also worth noting that Axol, Bob, JubJub, Boopkins, and Luigi, who are all male, all were Candy supporters.
  • 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".
  • Gone Horribly Right: In “Mario’s Amazing Bed and Breakfast”, Mario and Bob’s efforts in turning Meggy’s house into a hotel turn out wildly successful... but as it turns out, too successful, as they end up stealing business from every other hotel, leading to the Hotel Owners Association trying to shut them down by invading and review-bombing it with a massive army of Nostalgia Critics.
  • Go Out with a Smile: It's become something of a tradition for characters to do this when they're being permanently killed off. Desti smiles as she makes her Last Request for Meggy to win Splatfest. Greg smiles as he tells Mario that he loves him. And Axol smiles as he thanks Melony for "the adventure".
  • 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 "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.
    • Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door starts off with the front door of Mario's house inexplicably slamming on his genitals. But then the episode takes this trope Up to Eleven when aliens abduct Mario with the door still latched onto his poor mushroom, analyze Mario in his predicament, and then use their research to develop a weapon that launches doors that clamp onto the junk of any guy they hit.
    • Poor Mario is on the receiving end of this by a Mario Mask-possessed Luigi in "Mario's Mask of Madness".
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Wario is put through this in "Wario Tries To Stop Himself From Dying." He eventually gets so angry and spiteful that he actively fights his way to 12 AM on the dot and finds out the next morning he broke a curse placed on him by Death for buying up all the ice cream a few days ago
  • Gut Punch: During the penultimate episode of the Anime Arc, Francis murders Desti, making this the first time in the series where a character was Killed Off for Real.
    • Similarly, SMG4 and his gang being erased from existence by SMG3 and his Anti-Cast's timeline meddling and hold on Susan's YouTube Remote, though the next episode reveals it instead makes them "irrelevant" enough to be sent to the Internet Graveyard.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: Has its own page.
  • 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".
    • The Anti-Cast after Meggy convinced them to ditch SMG3 through song.
  • 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, apparently 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.
    • The ending of "Meggy's Part-Time Job" has Meggy having to babysit a demonic eye, and this is after having a hard time babysitting Jub-Jub while trying to fend off a demonic eye (that she somehow created while making pancakes) and Anti-Shroomy at the same time.
  • 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.
    • "Final Hours" has Meggy voluntarily having the last of her ink drained from her body to help Axol defeat Francis, knowing fully well that enduring another round in the Ink-Zuccer 3000 in such a weakened state will kill her. Subverted near the end as this act, along with taking a ki blast from Francis' Goku replica, turned her into a human girl.
  • 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: SMG4's music video, "The Ultimate Smash Bros.," is this for many reasons. 1) The fitfh installment of Super Smash Bros. is titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and 2) Several characters that were included in the video as jokes actually made it in (like Steve).
  • 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 one of his own "Ink-Zuccer" machines. He is also on the island when his own creation self-destructs and takes his Ink Facility with it.
    • A funny one happens in Deleted. complete with a funny background music. When Saiko stops Whimpu by smashing his head into Boopkins' laptop, it gets destroyed. However, as that was Boopkins' only laptop, he had no way to bring her past self back to life, she could only do an Aside Glance as she gets erased(?) from the video.
  • 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.
    • Meggy Spletzer has a phobia of anime and absolutely hates it with a burning passion. Yet, she was turned into a animesque human girl.
  • 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". Unlike most deaths in the series, this death sticks, making this the first time a character was Killed Off for Real.
  • In Name Only: Post-2017 bloopers have little to do with the Super Mario series aside from episode titles and Mario and Luigi being main characters, focusing mostly on the original characters and its in-universe lore. The "Stupid Mario" series, while scarce as of 2019, is the only exception.
    • "Mario and the Experiment" is an extreme case of this, with most of the focus being on Meggy, Desti, and Axol.
    • "If Mario is in... Meta Runner" is another case, as it was mostly revolves on Tari and Belle under the guise of a comedic retelling of the first season of Meta Runner.
  • 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 "Mario and...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 else 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).

  • Jerkass: So many to name.
    • Mario, who is an endless nuisance to everyone around him, due to his stupidity, though after meeting Meggy, he's gotten better, but still can be a jackass sometimes.
    • Bob Bobowski, he was nice at first but he got worse, he started to seek lots of attention and became really self-centered, but after The Rapper Bob Arc, his jerkish and selfish behavior started to tone down a bit.
    • Saiko Bichitaru, she is an Ax-Crazy anime girl, she, like Bob, is an Attention Whore, but after Luigi gave her lessons on how to be nice, she started to become more nicer to her friends and even helping them diss Bob and rescue Meggy from Francis.
    • Toad, due to his annoyance of Mario, he started to lose his kindness and his sanity, however unlike the aforementioned jerkasses above, he has not changed his behaviour and still acts the way he is.
  • 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. Said attack also kickstarts the plot of the Anime Arc.
  • Killed Off for Real: Starting from the Anime Arc onwards, if a character dies and isn't a part of the main cast or the focus of that story arc, they will stay dead. This includes: Desti, who dies due to a sneak attack from one of Francis's Sephiroth replica in "World War Mario"; Francis, who is thrown into one of his Ink-Zuccer machines set to "Max Zucc", and dies in the explosion caused by the self-destruction of his Super Saiyan Blue Goku replica in "Final Hours"; and Greg the Alien, who was accidentally killed by Mario during his escapes from Susan Wojciki in "Stupid Mario Arcades". The only exception of this trope is SMG3, who was Eaten Alive by an Ugandan Knuckles after being banished to the Internet Graveyard by the YouTube CEO herself, though later episodes (and a tweet from SMG3's voice actor, James Bailey) reveals that he survived but was unable to escape the Internet Graveyard. Yet.
  • 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" 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.
    • Pretty much every video featuring Meggy post-Anime Arc, due to her transformation into a human.
  • 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. She even admits in in the Q&A.
  • 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.
    • As does Bob's SoundCloud from the Rapper Bob arc.
    • In "My Mario Academia", SMG4's tweet about Meggy having "big, meaty claws" [[ actually exist]].
  • 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)" was the title with the most characters, until the last one below.
    • "Mario Goes to the Fridge to Get a Glass Of Milk".
    • "Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door".
    • "Mario Goes to Subway and Purchases 1 tuna sub with extra mayo". is now the title with the most characters.
  • 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 runs 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!)" is just Mario being killed over and over again.
    • "Wario Tries To Stop Himself From Dying" has Wario trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop where he loops back to when he wakes up if he dies. Naturally, many deaths ensue.
  • 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.
  • Mood Whiplash: The ending of "Spells n' Wiztards": Dumbledore is left utterly distraught after SMG4 and SMG3's battle destroys Hobowarts Academy. Somber music plays as Dumbledore looks over the ruins of his academy... only for Harry Potter to suddenly appear onscreen, screaming randomly as Dumbledore tells him to "get the fuck down from there".
  • 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.
    • Every story arc since 2018 were essentially this, with a special mention goes to the Anime Arc for being the longest story arc in the series yet, spanning 12 episodes. And that's not even counting its epilogue movie!
  • 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, putting the world in danger.
    • "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...
    • The fourth story arc started with "Mario's Spicy Day" because of SMG4 ruining SMG3's chance of redemption, causing the latter to fall back to full-on villainy, and forms an elaborate fool-proof scheme involving the formation of his own gang to counter SMG4 and his gang, stealing Susan's YouTube Remote, and even using said remote to erase SMG4 and his gang from existence and take over his rival's channel once and for all.
    • A fifth arc started at the end of “Mario Babies” when SMG4 realized he had no memories prior to his first appearance in “account loss”. “SMG4’s Origins” and the 10 Year Anniversary Special movie go on to reveal the existence of an entire race of “SMGs”, with the movie ending on a Sequel Hook where the Glitchy Gang plan to find answers on the Guardian Pod of SMG1 and 2.
  • 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.
  • Never Trust a Title: “If Mario Was In The Sonic Movie” is basically a Sonic the Derphog episode in all but name. The only things it has in common with the movie it’s allegedly tying in to is the thumbnail with Mario screaming alongside Movie Sonic (who never appears in the video proper), the plot point of Sonic being chased by Eggman and the military, and Sonic uttering the infamous “Uh... meow?” line at the beginning. Ultimately justified in-universe at the end:
    SMG4: Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Er, what? Oh, it was meant to be about the Sonic movie.... er... (beat) Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
    • "A Totally Normal SMG4 Episode", period. While the title makes it sound like a normal SMG4 episode, the episode itself...not so much.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Suffice to say, there's not a single episode in which SMG4, Mario and their friends doesn't screw up and setting up the plot of every episode.
    • 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 again, throws Peach at a missile launcher resembling SMG4's Pingas Cannon. 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 and those that believe he's innocent. Nice going, Desti!
    • SMG4, you should be lucky you and your friends got sent to the Internet Graveyard after you ruined SMG3's chance to redeem himself, and not getting erased from existence by the latter. Otherwise, SMG3 and his Anti-Cast would have take over your channel once and for all!
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Two trios in particular fill the role:
  • 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 Spletzer 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.
    • The plot of "Mario is Cancelled" begins with this, only for Susan to appear, calls him a racist and banished him to the Internet Graveyard, all without knowing what he wanted to say in the first place.
  • No Fourth Wall: Suffice to say, 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:
  • OOC 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 an 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, "World War Mario" and "Final Hours" 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. That being said, however...
    • 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 its 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 Pokémon 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 "Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse" containing an ad for the mobile game Guns of Boom.
  • Purgatory and Limbo: The Internet Graveyard, a place where dead memes (and unpopular YouTube channels) are taken by the children of the C.E.O. of YouTube, called Oof Buttons, should it became too "irrelevant". It serves as the titular setting for the episode, and the fate of SMG3.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Enzo after "Birthday Freakout" basically became this until "Christmas Crazies".
  • 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.
  • 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 Spletzer and Shroomy in 2017, Saiko and Tari in 2018note , Axol in 2019, and the Anti-Castnote  in 2020.
  • 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.
    • "Mario's Spicy Day" reveals that SMG4 and SMG3 first met when they both went to Meme school together rather than "Smg4 vs Smg3" establishing their long rivalry. However, a Reddit Q&A established that this happened before the latter blooper.
    • "War Of The Fat Italians 2021" reveals that SMG does not stand for "SuperMarioGlitchy," but rather "Super Meme Guardian." Meaning SMG4's real name is "SuperMemeGuardian4."
  • 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.
    • "Final Hours" revealed that Meggy Spletzer survived her apparent Heroic Sacrifice... then the camera pans back to reveal her different appearance.
  • 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.
    • Part of SMG3's motives in the YouTube Arc involves this (and plagiarize SMG4's work) after SMG4 ruining his studio upon the assumption that SMG3 is still evil.
  • Rich Bitch: The guy who bought the last spaghetti before Mario in "0% of Spaghetti".
  • Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: In "Mario for Hire", the guy who sells Mario his new kart is Saddam Husseinnote .
  • 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-Deprecation: One of the SMG4 SHORTS has SMG4 acting like Rick, saying that "they should add more anime girls to the show."
  • 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.
  • Series Mascot: While SMG4 formally fit this trope to the T, Mario, Meggy Spletzer and Tari are all considered one for the web-series as a whole for a number of reasonsnote .
  • Serious Business: In "Mario Waits in Line for some Spaghetti", Swagmaster 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 Sinking: The infamous ship of Mario and Meggy has been shot down a few times:
    • "Mario Preschool" has Meggy visibly creeped out when Boopkins introduces her to shipping.
    • "Stupid Mario Tennis Aces" has Mario hold up a sign saying "Mario x spaghetti 4 life".
    • The final scene from "Mario's Valentine Advice" pretty much reveals the duo's Asexuality:
    Luigi: Man...Love is complicated...
    Mario: Love is dumb.
    Meggy: (Face Palm) You guys got that right...
    • For a more subtle example, one of the collab entries included in the 3 million collab contains a framed photo of a parody of the Distracted Boyfriend meme with Mario rejecting Meggy in favor of a plate of spaghetti.
    • The closed captions for the scene from "The Smash 5 Trials" that is commonly perceived as a Ship Tease even says "Bonus Lesson: Don't ship Mario x Meggy."
  • 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:
    • "Mushroom Wars" is a Whole Plot Reference to Star Wars.
    • In a couple episodes, Mario (and occasionally other characters too) sings the "We Did It" song from Dora the Explorer. In a couple other episodes, Mario's ringtone to his cell phone is the theme song from said show.
    • "Scatman's Revenge" has a Giant Mario on top of the castle with Peach in his hands.
    • In "Mario Simulator", when Mario is asking for food, he gets food that he doesn't want and begins to say "Feed me! FEED ME!" Granted, it was the actual clip, but still.
    • "Freddy's Spaghettiria" is an obvious parody of Five Nights at Freddy's.
      • For another (more hidden) reference to the FNAF franchise, the closed captions of “The Bob Carnival” scene where Bob shifts the duck shooting game to “POWER DRIVE” difficulty, they say the game is in 20/20/20/20 mode.
    • The video "Luigi wants to build a snowman" is a parody of the "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" song from Frozen, with Luigi parodying Anna and Mario parodying Elsa.
      • The same video, near the end, also has Luigi making a face similar to Handsome Squidward.
    • In addition to occasionally using music from the series, Mario discovering the "murdered" spaghetti (and Toad) in "Can the Villager Come Out to Play?" is an homage to Danganronpa, with video distortion and disorienting camera angles.
    • Ever since its release, music and other nods to Undertale have made appearances in bloopers made in late 2015 and early 2016.
    • "The Hangover"'s plot is a complete reference to the other The Hangover.
    • In "Sonic the Derphog: Egg and Peach.", there is an appearance by, of all characters, Scratch and Grounder.
    • "Secret Life of Goombas"'s title is a reference to The Secret Life of Pets.
    • The staff used by Waluigi is Ashley's magic staff, with Waluigi's iconic moustache stuck on the orb.
    • "Mario and the Anime Challenge" had numerous to several popular shonen, including Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and even JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
    • In "The Japan Trip", observant viewers may notice that Axol, while drawing manga, sits down like L.
      • Speaking of whom, whenever Axol draws something, he shouts “ORAORAORAORAORA!”, another shout-out to Jojo’s.
    • “Mario Saves Anime” has a segment where Mario, Boopkins, and Axol sneak past A.S.S. guards with the guidance of Tari, which is a clear and lampshaded reference to Metal Gear Solid.
    • The entirety of "Deleted." is a Whole Plot Reference to Avengers: Infinity War, complete with the Downer Ending of SMG4 and his friends (sans Mario) seemingly disintegrated from existence, similar to how Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, nearly all of the Guardians of the Galaxy and half of all life in the universe gets "dusted" by Thanos' Snap.
    • "War of the Fat Italians 2020" contains numerous references to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
      • Susan Wojcicki's Big Damn Heroes on SMG4 when SMG3 tries to delete the latter has the YouTube CEO standing behind SMG4, similar to how Stands were commonly summoned. Also, the song used in this scene is a fan remix of one of the battle themes from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo.
    • During one of the challengesnote , Whimpu uttering the famous "Oh, you're approaching me?", followed by Boopkins and Whimpu recreating the "DIO and Jotaro Kujo approaches" scene.
    • Metawise, Meggy Spletzer's voice actor is Lizzie Freeman, who voiced Trish Una from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Princess Peach and especially 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: One common Running Gag present within every SMG4 Story Arcs is that the series' original characters being the ones who resolve (or help to resolve) the story arc in question.
    • The Waluigi Arc: Tari. Waluigi had all but won, mind-controlling Master Hand, turning everyone except Mario and SMG4 into T-Pose Zombies and forcing the two Italian men to fight for his amusement. He did not expect Tari's appearance, nor her gaming skills to surpass his, and he was especially caught off guard by her bold strategy of sending SMG4 straight for Waluigi. This leads to Waluigi being (temporarily) depowered and the T-Pose Zombies being freed, before Wario busts in to redeem him.
    • The Rapper Bob Arc: Saiko. After Bob had achieved his ill-gotten fame by manipulating the main cast into boosting his rap songs, causing everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom to be his fans, Saiko learns how Bob achieved his fame. That, as well as his diss track against the main cast to bump up the ratings causes Fishy Boopkins to go nearly catatonic, Saiko proceeds to diss him, exposing Bob's actions in the Arc and lose everything.
    • The Anime Arc: Axol and Desti. Using his powered-up Inkweaver, Axol convinces Peach to drop the "Anime Prohibition Act" by showing her the joys of anime. Also, using the last of Meggy's ink during the Battle on Anime Island, he creates the ultimate anime creation, Ultra Instinct Shaggy, to defeat Francis's Super Saiyan Blue Goku replica, allowing Francis to be finished off by Saiko. Desti, meanwhile, inspires Axol, who lost his Inkweaver to Francis, to fight back against him without it, allowing him to free himself and setting up for his creation of Ultra Instinct Shaggy.
    • The YouTube Arc: SMG3's Anti-Cast, which comprised of mostly OCs, and Meggy Spletzer, who pretty much completes her transition from a generic Inkling OC into an unique Original Character. Meggy, using the new human voice granted by a stray blast from the YouTube Remote, convinces the Anti-Cast to ditch SMG3 (mostly due to all the abuse they received from him), which works and even teams up with SMG4's Gang to defeat SMG3 once and for all after he swallows it to use its powers against both groups.
  • Something Completely Different: The Sonic the Derphog videos puts Sonic the Hedgehog and its characters in the spotlight as opposed to Mario.
    • The SMG4 Shorts videos were basically this, being bite-sized SMG4 episodes revolving on the lives of other characters.
  • 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...
    • In "War of the Fat Italians 2020", one of the challenges involves Luigi and Melony trying to survive watching Axol's "Two Piece" anime. While Melony goes red just watching it, Luigi's nose suddenly grows longer...
  • 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. It was averted again later on when she was given a human voice.
    • Otherwise, this trope is usually played straight as long as it isn't an arc.
  • 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".
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Meggy comes back to Inkopolis for the last Splatfest, only to realize the other Inklings don't take kindly to her medical condition. Or other humans, for that matter.
  • 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.
    • Meggy gets this treatment in "Mario Gets【Woke】" when Mario goes on a YouTube Remote-powered pranking spree. It also cleverly foreshadows her permanent human voice.
  • 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.
    • In "Deleted.", when SMG4 travels back to when Mario met him (in the 2011 blooper "account loss"), the style of the blooper is replicated, complete with Rouge Angles of Satin, pure Super Mario 64 footage and lowercase dialogue text. SMG4 even lampshades this.
    SMG4: "rememeber when my videos looked like this"
  • 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 stupidity. 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 just to undo this on Mario (and later on, Bob himself).
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Who could possibly defeat Francis’s Super Saiyan God Goku creation? Ultra Instinct Shaggy, of course!
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Mr. Hall Monitor and Grand Dad are also voiced by Speakonia voices.
  • Take That!: Has its own page.
  • 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 Artifact: The series started out as Machinimas of Super Mario 64 and featured characters from the Super Mario 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,Garry's Mod is used more prominently than SM64, and heck, some of the Mario characters have been Demoted to Extra. There's a reason why the series no longer goes by the name of Super Mario 64 Bloopers.
  • 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" and "Deleted.".
  • 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Many instances. Special mentions has to go to Wario, who decided that eating right in the heart of a nuclear bomb testing site was a great idea.
  • 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's canon (including returning Breakout Character Meggy Spletzer) competes 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.
    • The second half of The Anime Arc seems like it be this, until it’s revealed that Meggy has been kidnapped.
    • "Meggy’s Destiny: An SMG4 Movie" is basically this, with Meggy and her friends competes in the Splatfest for one last time.
  • 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 Spletzer 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 current 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.
    • Similarly, Meggy Spletzer starts having completely new voices lines (thanks to a stray blast from the YouTube Remote) from "War of the Fat Italians 2020" onward, courtesy of Lizzie Freeman.
  • 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 from beginning to 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.
Subverted once she became human.
  • Waluigi's Rejection staff holds most of his Power of Rejection and control over his T-Pose Zombie army. When it is broken in "War of the Fat Italians 2018", he is depowered and those affected by the T-Pose Virus are freed. Also, his Power of Rejection derived from one's feeling of being abused and rejected for too long, meaning that a single small act of acceptance can deprived Waluigi of this power.
  • Wham Episode: Has its own page.
  • Wham Line:
  • 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 by none other than Francis.
    • Desti's death via a katana from behind by Francis' Sephiroth replica in "World War Mario".
    • "Final Hours": Once Meggy is barely rescued by Ultra Instinct Shaggy in the Anime Island's explosion, the camera panning up to show her very different appearance.
    • "Deleted.": SMG4 and the rest of the gang seemingly deleted from existence by SMG3 and the Anti-Cast, with the former disappears in front of a heart-broken Mario.
  • 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".
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Mario of all people in "The Fan Written Episode", which is utterly nonsensical and makes little to no sense whatsoever, even by SMG4 standards, thanks to being (mostly) written by fans of "Classic SMG4" episodes.
  • 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.
  • World Gone Mad: Watch any episode and you'll see a combination of stupid, violent, and physics defying comedy that never gets addressed by a straight man. This is revealed in "SMG4's Origins" to be a direct consequence of [SMG 4=]'s USB-shaped spaceship driving the entire planet insane.
  • 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'LL RAPE YOU!
  • Zany Cartoon: Where do we begin? Of course, it isn't always zany...
  • 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 fast-moving 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.
    • "[TEXTURE NOT FOUND]" has the texture-less clones of SMG 4's Gang and Anti-Cast created (and abandoned) by Prof. E. Gadd under SMG3's request who hunts down the originals to order to steal their textures.

SMG4: (Sees this very TvTropes page) Seriously, guys! An SMG4 page for us? Really?!
Mario: (humping over spaghetti for the nth time) Dunno! Perhaps they love us so much they made this...
Tari: (creeped out) Uh... It's kinda creepy we have fans like them, you know...
Meggy: (surprised) Oh wow! An SMG4 page! Cool story, SMG4!
SMG4: Yeeeeeaaaahhhh!!!


SMG4s Anniversary Trailer

In the trailer for smg4s anniversary there are recreations of scenes from episodes like who let the chomp out, meggys destiny, the arcs

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