Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Weird Walk Through the Mushroom Kingdom

Hi. Here’s the third and final part of my little series on that obscure Super Mario anime from 1986. (Or, as the non-video game-giving-a-shit-about portion of my readers consider it, a last deep dive into geekdom before I resume writing about funny old people I meet at the grocery store.)

In the first post, I wrote about how The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach! probably caused the rumor that Toad used to be a girl. In the second post, I wrote about all the other elements from the movie that later appeared in Super Mario Bros. video games. In this one, I’m just posting all the spare images and videos that I didn’t reason to post anywhere else.

Looking without reading! Fun!

As if the movie didn’t feature enough musical sequences, there’s also one where Mario fantasizes about wearing a tuxedo and waltzing with the princess. You know — for the dreamy-eyed romantics in the audience.



I have Mario dressed like a Mexican bandito. See, because he felt angry, so he just transformed into this costume. See?


And here is Bowser attempting to woo Peach by dressing in drag.


Screenwriting at its best! I actually don't get why these would be the subtitles here, honestly. Jugem is Lakitu’s Japanese name, but I have no idea why these subtitles would be in English when most of the rest are not, at least per the video from which I got this still.


You can tell by Mario’s eyes that he’s overwhelmed by the prince’s flagrant disregard for gender norms.


“Don’t come back!”


And finally... GIFs! You love gifs, apparently. I made these and they maybe don’t completely suck. Here is Mario allowing a sprouting beantsalk to tickle his bottom, to the dismay of everyone watching. “No, Mario, that is neither a sanitary nor an appropriate use of a beanstalk.”


Here is Mario making the “video game zombie” that he’d make a generation of kids make.


Here is a gif of Mario shattering that you can use to illustrate your next horrifically traumatic moment.


Here are mushrooms raining down from the heavens.


Here are suggestively pulsating mushrooms.


Here is Peach, kicking some major ass in a video game.


And here she is weeping in isolation. The two sides to Princess Peach!


Super Mario, previously:

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