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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 the undeniably most recognizable game series of all time, of course Super Mario Bros. is going to mutate some memes!


Please add entries in the following format:

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

Meta:

  • Headbanging MarioExplanation 
  • The Ear of Luigi.Explanation 
  • Daisy is just a Peach clone.Explanation 
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  • FINALLY GETS THE SUMMER OFF GOES TO BEACH AND GETS STOMPED BY MARIOExplanation 
  • Miyamoto is Bowser Jr.'s mother!Explanation 
  • "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 
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  • 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 

From the games:

  • 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 
  • SA--DA--MA--SA--SHI--Explanation 
  • "It's-a me, Mario!"Explanation 
  • "Obey Wario, DESTROY MARIO!!!" Explanation 
  • Mario Is Missing:
  • Super Mario Sunshine:
  • Mario Kart:
    • "HI, I'M DAISY!" Explanation 
    • Rosalina is fat. Explanation 
    • Luigi's Death Stare. 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 
  • Waluigi is everywhere. Explanation 
  • Waluigi's Taco Stand. Explanation 
  • Waluigi is JoJo Explanation 
  • Mario's floating disembodied head from Mario Teaches Typing.
  • "Somehow, I don't think you thought your cunning plan all the way through." Explanation 
    • Mario can kill the Sun. Explanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy: U R MR GAY. Explanation 
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2:
  • SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! SOAP! Explanation 
  • Super Mario 64:
    • "So long, gay Bowser!" Explanation 
    • *enters painting* Explanation 
  • 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 
    • SLEDGEExplanation (spoilers) 
  • Paper Mario 64:
    • Hitting this Block for 416 Years Crashes Paper MarioExplanation 
    • [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 
  • 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. Explanation 
    • Dimentio has a Villainous Crush on Luigi. Explanation 
  • NYARGLEBARGLE! Explanation 
  • 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 
  • Mario & Luigi:
  • Hotel Mario has many cheesy lines that have achieved meme status, especially from the opening cutscene. Including:
  • Mario Party:
    • 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.
  • PUSH START TO RICH Explanation 
    • Fortran. Explanation 
    • FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY Explanation Origin of This Phrase 
    • GRAND DAD Explanation 
  • 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 
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Peach is a "Badass Princess". Explanation 
  • Super Mario Odyssey:
    • The game has invited many comparisons to Sonic Adventure, especially with how Mario runs around in a huge city with realistic-looking humans. It also draws comparisons to Sonic Unleashed (which also had a level based on New York, as well as Odyssey taking a small amount of the former game's "'round the world" style) and Sonic '06 (because of course it does). Fans were quick to nickname Super Mario Odyssey as Mario Adventure, Mario '06 (or Mario '17), and Mario Unleashed.
    • "Mario finally made it back to Brooklyn!" due to New Donk City's resemblance to New York.
      • On that note, the name "New Donk City" itself.
    • Some fans have called this game "Super Mario: City Simulator" based on a JonTron joke about Super Mario 64 as a walking simulator.
    • Bowser's stylish new suit by itself has reached this, leading to a number of pimp and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure jokes.
    • Quite a few jokes have been made comparing the city levels to Grand Theft Auto.
    • Mario's hat now has eyes, reminding fans of Rare (and by extension, Playtonic Games)'s tendency to put eyes on inanimate objects. Playtonic even commented on this in a tweet.
    • The sight of Mario and Bowser tossing their hats like a boomerang have also provoked comparisons to Oddjob, with a few going as far as to nickname the game "Super Mario Oddjob".
    • T. Rex Mario became this almost immediately after the game's E3 trailer, thanks to the sheer WTF factor in his appearance in the trailer (complete with Mario hat and mustache) and being a Crazy Awesome addition to the game.
    • Related to the T. Rex, jokes that it is Yoshi are prominent, which is both a Mythology Gag and Hilarious in Hindsight because Yoshi was a realistic baby Tyrannosaurus in the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.
    • With the announcement of the new amiibo for this game, there's been plenty of jokes about Mario, Peach, and Bowser all getting married together, or buying just Mario and Bowser to have a gay marriage.
    • Mario looking unnatural compared to the regular humans of New Donk City and his newfound ability to possess people has led to jokes about him not being human.
      • There's also jokes about how Mario is actually the hat, and has been possessing the corpse of an Italian man for 30 years.
    • "u throw ur hat on a frog & ur the frog"
    • Mario's new Capture ability has inspired people to create edits and fanart of practically anything and putting Mario's hat, mustache, and/or blue eyes to show that he's possessing them. These types of edits and fanart have been used for both humor and... other things.
    • "I have a big head and little arms!" has picked up steam with Mario's demonstration of the Capture ability (which lets him control creatures, people, and objects with his hat) on a Tyrannosaurus rex, with other comparisons following suit.
    • "Mafia Mario", referring to Mario's fedora and suit costume.
    • Jokes and fanart about how Peach should ditch Mario for Pauline aren't uncommon.Explanation 
    • "Mario's nipples".Explanation 
    • A variety of Mondegreens springing from the Simlish have become quickly popular.
      • Hey you we ma tard! Explanation 
      • I just want to die. Explanation 
    • Mario at his computer Explanation 
      • Suicidal Mario at his computer Explanation 
      • Clown Mario at his computer Explanation 
    • You dropped this Explanation 
  • Mario and Luigi are dead! Explanation 
    • Luigi is okay. Explanation 

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