Mario is a fictional video game character, who has been recognised worldwide as an icon since his debut in 1981. Mario was created by a Nintendo video game developer named Shigeru Miyamoto, and since his creation he went on to star in over 200 video games. Mario has also, apparently, made an impact on Eddsworld, as references to the franchise frequently appear.
References in Eddisodes
- The giant monkey that attacks the building in Edd's dream shares its design with the original 1981 artwork of Donkey Kong from the arcade game of the same name. Donkey Kong is one of Mario's on-again-off-again rivals, and has appeared in several Mario spin-offs such as "Mario Kart" and "Super Smash Bros."
- When Edd and Matt walk into the store, you can see the GameBoy Advance game "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga" in the display window.
- As Edd, Tom, and Tord ride in Santa's sleigh, a Christmas-style remix of the overworld theme from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game "Super Mario World" plays.
- As Edd starts (literally) changing the world, a techno remix of the athletic theme from "Super Mario World" plays.
- 1RandomFatDude asks Edd who he thinks would win in a fight: Donkey Kong or Ben Folds. Edd responds by saying Donkey Kong would kick Ben Folds' ass because he is the size of 2 double-decker buses.
- At the end of the eddisode, Mario's younger brother Luigi can be seen as one of the Ghostbusters, obviously a reference to the 2001 Nintendo GameCube game "Luigi's Mansion". Also, Luigi can be seen holding his Poltergust 3000 vacuum cleaner from said video game.
- As Edd, Tom, and Matt travel into Atlantis, a remix of the underwater theme from the original "Super Mario Bros." plays.
- The electricians at the power plant are seen in red overalls and blue undershirts, the same outfit Mario wears in the original "Donkey Kong" arcade game and the original "Super Mario Bros."
- Also, when the black pollution cloud starts floating away, it starts humming notes from the original "Super Mario Bros." overworld theme.
- The license plate on the gang's car reads "130985 SMB". "SMB" is obviously short for "Super Mario Bros.", but the "130985" is short for the game's original Japanese release date: 13 September 1985.
- One of the toys that Matt is carrying is a plush white Mario.
- When Tamara is seen talking to Barry Black in the magic shop, a plush of Roy Koopa, one of the Koopaling bosses who first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3, is seen on the shelf behind him.
- When Tom is searching for a new home in the beginning of Part 2, he looks in several apartments that contain Boos, enemies first introduced in Ghost Houses in Super Mario Bros. 3. Also, the kid at the end is seen wearing Mario's signature clothes.
References in Comics
- In Comic No. 3, Edd and Matt are playing a video game and Matt goes: "Ha ha! Take That, Bowser!" Bowser is the name of the main villain in the "Super Mario" series.
- In Comic 157, the plumber that comes to look at Edd's sink bears a striking resemblance to Mario: complete with a big black mustache, blue overalls, and matching red hat and undershirt.
References in the Stuff Menu
- In the "Lots of faces" sketch collab by Edd, Paul, and Matt, one of the faces is Mario's face.
- There is a drawing of Tom as a Shy Guy. Shy Guys are common "Mario" enemies who first appeared in "Super Mario Bros. 2"; they have later gone on to be recurring characters in the "Mario" sports titles and others.
- In the 19 August, 2010 update, a drawing of Mario was added to the menu. The drawing showed Mario in a trenchcoat and sunglasses carrying a boom-box over his head. The boom-box also has a POW Block in the center, the POW Block resembling its in-game sprite from "Super Mario Bros. 2".