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That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!

Mario: Is he talking about us?
Luigi: You better believe it!
— From a commercial bumper for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
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Being possibly the most recognizable game series of all time, of course Super Mario Bros. is going to mutate some memes!

Hotel Mario and Super Mario Odyssey have their own pages here and here.

Memes about Donkey Kong can be found here.


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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

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    Meta 
  • Headbanging MarioExplanation 
  • The Ear of Luigi.Explanation 
  • Daisy is just a Peach clone.Explanation 
  • FINALLY GETS THE SUMMER OFF GOES TO BEACH AND GETS STOMPED BY MARIOExplanation 
  • "Hipster Bowser", or "Nerd(y) Bowser", from a Japanese New 3DS ad starring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has caught on quite a bit.
  • Mario Games Repainted Explanation 
  • "Cover your eyes, son!" Parental Control Bowser Explanation 
  • Luigi board.Explanation 
  • Capitan Todd. Explanation 
  • BING BING WAHOO Explanation 
  • #WiggerWednesday. Explanation 
  • Yoshi committed tax fraud. Explanation 
    • We have proof! Explanation 
    • Looks like the government got him back. Explanation 
  • Yobby. Explanation 
  • Super Crown Explanation 
    • "But seriously, who is Peachette?" Explanation 
    • Bowsette Explanation 
      • She's canon, right? Explanation 
      • Deepest lore. Explanation 
      • Bowser Jr's reaction Explanation 
    • Peachyboo/Boo(s)ette Explanation 
      • And Chompette makes three! Explanation 
    • Infinite Waifus! Explanation 
      • Eevette Explanation 
      • That's not how names work! Explanation 
      • It's too powerful! Explanation 
    • BlooPearl/Pearl is a Blooper Explanation 
    • Sonic is unamused. Explanation 
    • 10 coins Explanation 
      • Sorry Luigi! Explanation 
  • Toad as Trump's dick Explanation 
  • Mario Goes To The Fridge To Get A Glass Of Milk. Explanation 
  • What are the Mario Bros views on X? Explanation 
  • Coinless runs Explanation 
  • Bowser takes over Nintendo. Explanation 
  • We are going to beat you to death. Explanation 
  • Wario dies in X while doing X. Explanation 
    • OH MY GOD!!! WAAAAAAHHHH-Explanation 
  • Nintendo's sex icon, Mario.Explanation 
  • Mario screaming Explanation 
  • Super Mario on the PS4 Explanation 
  • Stock sad Mario images Explanation 
  • i've won… but at what cost?Explanation 
  • Drink all the shampoo in the house Explanation 
  • [kicks in door] give me your liver Explanation 
  • Mario will die on March 31st, 2021/Mario Gets Publicly Executed Explanation 
    • Sephiroth enforcing the date Explanation 
    • Don't worry, they'll revive him for golf Explanation 
    • Super Mario Galaxy 2 doesn't exist. Explanation 
    • Pac-Man is Nintendo's new mascot / Pac-Man killed Mario Explanation 
    • "Mario's not dead, Luigi is".Explanation 
  • This, but with Joycon drift Explanation 
  • Nintendo is making a Princess Peach porn game Explanation 
  • Foreman Spike Explanation 
  • T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas Explanation 
  • Bowser may be evil, but he's not Activision-Blizzard evil. Explanation 
  • Having Toad sing popular songs is a very popular thing on YouTube, for obvious reasons.
  • one day mario woke up and decided to take a shit because hey he's mario. Explanation 
  • Mayro, an intentionally poorly-drawn version of Mario with a misspelled name, is quite infamous, especially thanks to the two games featuring him.
  • Rapper / Gangster Mario Explanation 
  • Gilbert / Uncanny Mario Explanation 
  • Shaved Mario Explanation 
  • Diaper Toad Explanation 
  • Creepy Mario Exlanation 

    Waluigi 

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From the games:

    Super Mario series 
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • "THANK YOU, MARIO! BUT OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE!" Explanation 
    • "SORRY NOTHING" Explanation 
    • [?] Explanation 
    • Toad has been flipping us off since 1985! Explanation 
    • Prrupt! (death jingle)Explanation 
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: Luigi riding an egg over the ocean Explanation 
  • Super Mario Bros. 3:
  • Super Mario World:
    • SA—DA—MA—SA—SHI—Explanation 
    • Mario heartlessly ditches his faithful companion Yoshi by dropping him into a pit.Explanation 
  • "Obey Wario, DESTROY MARIO!!!" Explanation 
  • Super Mario 64:
    • "It's-a me, Mario!"Explanation 
    • "L Is Real 2401"Explanation 
    • Purple Prizes Explanation 
    • "So long, gay Bowser!" Explanation 
      • "Bye bi!" Explanation 
    • *enters painting* Explanation 
    • "YAHOO! YAHOO! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA-" Explanation 
      • RIP Backwards Long Jumping Explanation 
    • The Mario 64 Iceberg. Explanation 
  • Super Mario Sunshine:
    • "SHINE GET!" Explanation 
    • Sunshine Bowser says: "Mario! HOW DARE YOU DISTURB MY FAMILY VACATION!" Explanation  note 
    • "I'm a chuckster!" Explanation 
      • Platforms-a-Plenty! Explanation 
    • "Mama? Mama Peach? I'm your...Mama?" Explanation 
  • New Super Mario Bros.:
    • Koopa Troopa DanceExplanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy:
    • U R MR GAY. Explanation 
    • You can now play as Luigi. Explanation 
      • You can only play as Luigi. Explanation 
    • SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! Explanation 
    • Luigi talking to Luigi Explanation 
    • So... chunks, huh? Explanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2:
    • YA I M R U? Explanation 
    • The inclusion of the Spin Drill item in the game prompted a number of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann jokes.
  • Super Mario Maker
  • SM64 - Watch for Rolling Rocks - 0.5x A Presses (Commentated): An instruction video created by pannenkoek2012, explaining in great detail how a fewest-A-button-presses TAS of a particular Super Mario 64 level works sparked an entire meme set of its own. Most of the concepts are old hat among that particular Challenge Gamer crowd, but this video introduced them to a large number of uninitiated viewers all at once, propelling them into memetic status.
    • Half A press. Explanation 
      • T.J. "Henry" Yoshi.Explanation 
    • Scuttlebug Transportation Explanation 
      • Scuttlebug Jamboree Explanation 
    • But first, we need to talk about parallel universes. Explanation 
    • QPU aligned Explanation 
    • Hyper Speed Walking Explanation 
    • De facto speed Explanation 
    • 12 HOURS Explanation 
  • Super Mario Odyssey: Has its own page.
  • Super Mario Maker 2
    • "There, we added slopes. Now can you guys shut up and stop whining about it?!"Explanation 
    • The Wii U KillerExplanation 
    • Boom Boom is a mad lad. Explanation 
    • Extra Game Styles Explanation 
    • "Embiggen them with a Super Mushroom..." from the second Direct.
    • "Heya, Big Bro! If you're having trouble with a course, use some assist parts!"Explanation 
    • The Indifferent Sun Explanation 
    • Sans Eraser Explanation 
    • Koopa Car Horn Explanation 
    • [part] Gang Explanation 
    • Bowser in a box. Explanation 
    • say sike right now Explanation 
    • minecraft; the way home Explanation 
    • 1-1 with a twist Explanation 
    • The Slider anti-softlock room Explanation 
    • WAHOO! Explanation 
    • "Nice work." Explanation 
    • Lemmy's balls Explanation 
    • "Remember the Snake Block?" Explanation 
    • Little Timmy Explanation 
    • "Nintendo, hire this man!" Explanation 

    Mario Kart series 
  • "HI, I'M DAISY!" Explanation 
  • Rosalina is fat. Explanation 
  • Luigi's Death Stare. Explanation 
  • Get Mario Kart'd Explanation 
  • WELCOME TO MARIO KART! Explanation 
  • A common trend in the Mario Kart community is to mock filler characters like Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina with other, ridiculous character names like Blue Silver Diddy Kong or Doctor Metal Baby Tanooki Mario. This trend has even begun to spread to the Super Smash Bros. community, due to the inclusion of Dark Pit.
  • "I'm using tilt controls!" Explanation 
  • FUCK THE POLICEExplanation 
  • 121 kn videos, while only showing their playthrough on time trial, became memetic due to their ridiculously concise titles which make them impossible to search on a web browser and only make them appear on YouTube recommendations.
  • Where's Luigi? Explanation 
  • $40 Diddy Kong Explanation 
  • It's very common to find people declaring the Spiny Shell a destroyer of dreams.
  • A common response to people saying First! is to send a Spiny Shell at them.
  • A common nickname for Mario Kart Wii is "Funky Bike Wii" due to the Game Breaking combo of Funky Kong on the Flame Runner.
  • BAM! SHOCK DODGE! Explanation 
  • "Hey Nintendo, we want Mario Kart 9." "Here, do it yourself."Explanation 
  • Based on a popular meme:
Kid: Mom, can we have Mario Kart?
Mom: We have Mario Kart at home.
Mario Kart at home:Explanation 
  • you have entered the comedy area Explanation 
  • Donkey Kong dabbingExplanation 
  • The Coconut Mall music has seen widespread usage in memes starting from the late 2010s, especially for crazy/hectic sequences and car chases.
    • You just got Coconut Malled! Explanation 
  • Mario Says Spongebob Explanation 

    Mario Party series 
  • Bowser Communism. Explanation 
  • D'OH, I MISSED! Explanation 
  • Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing. Explanation 
  • You're lousy! Explanation 
  • Mario Party has somehow developed a memetic reputation for destroying friendships. Not as bad as Dokapon Kingdom, but still.
  • Very Hard DK Explanation 
  • PIRACY IS NO PARTY! Explanation 
  • give me the ball papa Explanation 
  • Sad MarioExplanation 

    Mario RPG series 
  • Super Mario RPG:
    • And you guys better watch out! He Knows About Timed Hits! Explanation 
    • Whoa, who do you think you are, Bruce Lee? You can't just go in there, fists flying!
    • I serve... A higher authority... Explanation 
    • His real name is "♡♪!?"Explanation 
    • Chained Kong, a prisoner of war. Explanation 
    • SLEDGE Explanation (spoilers) 
    • You Just Got Hey Stinky'd!Explanation 
  • Paper Mario 64:
    • Hitting this Block for 416 Years Crashes Paper Mario Explanation 
    • [Innocuous Thing] Crashes Paper MarioExplanation 
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door:
    • I was at Riverside Station and did not expect such a profound statement from Goombella. Explanation 
    • Great, just great. Now I look like the huge, mighty king of GUYS WHO TALK TO POSTERS! Explanation 
    • Paper Luigi and the Marvelous Compass when Explanation 
    • Doo_liss Explanation 
  • Super Paper Mario:
    • "BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. I AM ERROR. PRESS ANY KEY TO RESUME. SYSTEM NOT FOUND. INSERT INSTALL DISC. DISC NOT FOUND. PLEASE CONFIRM DISC COVER IS CLOSED. READ ERROR. INSERT BOOT DISC AND PRESS ENTER. NO RESPONSE. SYSTEM MAY BE BUSY OR MELTING INTO SLAG. APPLICATION ERROR. SAVE YOUR WORK AND QUIT. YOU LOST EVERYTHING. WAY TO GO. GENIUS. WAITING FOR PROCESSORS. "404 computer hamsters not found." THREAT LEVEL UPGRADED TO JELLY ROLL 1. DETONATION IMMINENT."
      CTRL ALT DELETE! Explanation 
    • Mr. L! Green Thunder! Explanation 
    • DOOFUSES!!! Explanation 
    • "I love going on message boards and complaining about video games I've never played!" Explanation 
    • GREEEEEEN! Explanation 
    • BOWSER'S ARMS! Explanation 
    • Count Bleck is a Yandere. Spoilers 
    • Dimentio has a Villainous Crush on Luigi. Explanation 
    • The Super Paper Mario .gif war Explanation 
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
    • NYARGLEBARGLE!Explanation 
    • The Tower Power Pokey's boss themeExplanation 
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash
    • Everything Morton says in this game thanks to the Hulk Speak.
      • LESTON Explanation 
      • HOT MALLET
      • PEDAL STOOL
    • Mario x Wendy Explanation 
    • Blinded by Salt and Pepper Explanation 
    • Everyone is a Toad Explanation 
    • Swoopposting Explanation 
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
    • You guessed it, a Toad. Explanation 
  • Mario & Luigi:
    • Fawful has FURY! Explanation 
    • THE MUSTARD OF YOUR DOOM!
    • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: IS THAT NOT GLOBIN? Explanation 
    • Oh. Luigi came too. Super. Explanation 
    • "It is I who added the nuts to that statue!" Explanation 
      • "It is I who nuts to that" Explanation 
    • Related to the above, the scale of Nuts.Explanation 
    • This sounds like a Kingdom Hearts theme. Explanation 
    • *made up gibberish* potato Explanation 

    Other games 
  • Mario Is Missing!:
  • Mario's floating disembodied head from Mario Teaches Typing 2, which has seen much use in YouTube Poop.
    • His floating disembodied head from Super Mario 64 also counts, though for different reasons, such as stretching and messing around with it or corrupting the game to produce silly or strange-looking faces.
  • PUSH START TO RICH Explanation 
    • Fortran. Explanation 
    • FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY Explanation Origin of This Phrase 
    • GRAND DAD Explanation 
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Peach is a "Badass Princess". Explanation 
  • Mario and Luigi are dead! Explanation 
    • Luigi is okay. Explanation 
  • Mario Golf series:
    • "You won this hole!" Explanation 
    • "DIE :D"Explanation 
  • DK Dancing Explanation 

From non-video game adaptations:

    Super Mario cartoons 
  • The last episode of Super Mario World (and the last Mario cartoon ever made), "Mama Luigi". The entire episode (especially the line, "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario! *wheeze*") has become a staple of YouTube Poop videos. The most quotable lines from the episode include:
    • "Well, like they say in Brooklyn, early to bed, early to catch the worm. Or, is it the bagel?"
    • "Koopa Koopa football players" Explanation 
    • "A fiyah Sumo!" (actually, it's a Sumo Bro)
    • "I Fell for Hours!"
    • "BOOOIIILING lava!"
    • "Good thing I found a MAAAAAAGIC balloon!"
    • "Luigi bash blocks now!"
    • "Yeah, well, I didn't think it was so funny!"
    • "Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYEEEEEEEEEEEELP!"
    • "MAMA!? MAMA LUIGI? AHAHAHAHAHA!"
    • Mario describing Bowser's Castle as his "Coney Island disco palace!"
    • "Augh, now I know how a meatball feels!" Explanation 
  • "This is a volcano!" Explanation 
  • "AND IT'S ALL MY FAULT!"
  • "Permit me to introduce ya to... RACCOOOOOOOON KOOPA!!"
  • "C'mon, I'll help you sink your teeth into some delicious KOOOOOOOOOPAmeat!"
  • "Do the Mario!" Explanation 
  • "It's a stone, Luigi. You didn't make it!"
    • "It's a football! I chiseled it!"
    • "It's even official size! (throws at Mario) But not official weight..."
  • "What's the one thing most likely to rot people's minds and reduce their brains to mashed potatoes?"
  • (reading a phone bill) "ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY ONE CENTS?!" *Mario faints*
  • "Oogtar eat ghosts for breakfast!"
    • Mutated by Youtube into "Oogtar eat [item] for breakfast!"
      "Oogtar eat your face for breakfast!"
  • "Luigi, I'm home!"
  • "FIYABAWLS? YUM!" Explanation 
    • FIYAYUM'S BALLS!
  • "No duck here, turkey!"
    • Often mutated into "No [item] here, turkey!"
  • "Oh fuck you Luigi."Explanation 
  • *Pizza Time stops* Explanation 
  • Luigi's chinese cowboy impression is so offensive that Mario's stomach ulcer practically explodes and he is unable to ask luigi to stop being so fucking racist.
  • "And if you do drugs, you go to Hell before you die. Please." Explanation 
  • "If you're not watching The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, you're gonna turn into a Goomba!" Explantion 
  • "This is the male penis and testicles" Explanation 
    • "Hello Mario." Explanation 
  • "Here's-a my brother Luigi to give you a whole heapin' spaghetti pile of in-for-ma-shee-oh-nay!" Explanation 
  • An image of Luigi performing on a DJ turntable set from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode "Bad Rap" has made rounds on the Internet.
    • There is also an image macro variation with 2 panels featuring DJ Luigi: one with Luigi looking calm, and one with him looking furious with a red blur filter applied to him.
    The Super Mario Bros. Movie 
  • Fake Super Mario film casting choices Explanation 
  • As soon as it was confirmed that Jack Black, a walking, breathing Fountain of Memes, was voicing Bowser, the memes of this series and Jack's own memes began seeing mashups, such as dubbing his swearing rant from "Inward" over various scenes starring Bowser, drawing Bowser finding an octagon, playing Bowser's battle theme from Super Mario 64 on a plastic saxophone, Bowser parodying scenes from movies Jack Black was in and more.
  • Jurassic World MarioExplanation 
  • It's Always Sunny in the Mushroom KingdomExplanation 
  • "He's so cool." Explanation 
  • Stoner KongExplanation 
  • The Mario movie trailer greentextExplanation 
    • WAKE UP IN THE MORNING FEELIN' LIKE P. DIDDYExplanation 
  • For some reason, people have made jokes that the actors would "research" their roles with content that isn't an official Mario game (such as SuperMarioLogan, the "Super Mario Rescues the Princess" segment from Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, or the Super Mario World cartoon).
  • Starring Chris Pratt as the voice of everyoneExplanation 
  • People making fan posters of the movie long before its release has become a meme by itself.
  • "This is Miyamoto."Explanation 
    • A delayed movie is eventually good... Explanation 
    • Chris-SanExplanation 
  • Mario's assExplanation 
  • After the teaser dropped, there were many jokes about the penguin king being Pablo.
  • Edits of the trailer have Bowser saying the F-word in Jack Black's voice, usually after the penguin king’s “Do you yield” line.
  • THE ONE PIECE IS REAAAAL!Explanation 
  • The French Mario voice is betterExplanation 
  • U R MR BIExplanation 
  • Mario is voiced by Linda BelcherExplanation 
  • "Do you yield?"Explanation 
  • "GAY!"Explanation 
  • Morpho Knight Confirmed Explanation (spoilers) 
  • "Growing up...man, I spent hours of my life stomping......KOOPAS."Explanation 
  • This is Mario/It's-a me, Thancred! Explanation 
  • The Hotel Mario Movie Explanation 
  • STR Games did an edit of the teaser trailer with "Generic Hollywood Editing" such as a rapid-fire Fade to Black for many shots.
  • "I finally found it...NOW WHO'S GONNA STOP MEEEEEEE!?!?"Explanation 
  • Mario's heart attackExplanation 
  • You just got Luigi'd!Explanation 
  • Mario is Light YagamiExplanation 
  • "Bowser is Coming."Explanation 
  • Dragoon PeachExplanation 
  • Super Ultraman BrosExplanation 
  • She Can Do AnythingExplanation 
  • "That's not the voice."Explanation 
  • Luigi's scream.Explanation 

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