| Stupid Mario Brothers|
|The main cast of Stupid Mario Brothers Season Five|
|Genre||Comedy / Drama / Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Family|
|Created by|| Rich Alvarez|
|Starring|| Rich Alvarez|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||75 (1 lost) (List of episodes)|
|Original Run||December 29, 2007 – June 5, 2012|
Stupid Mario Brothers, shortened as Stupid Mario Bros. or simply abbreviated as SMB, is an American fantasy/comedy web series and parody of Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers video game franchise, created by Rich Alvarez and Chris Muller.
The series tells the story of the show's main characters Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi (who used to be Mario and Luigi's arch-rivals) going on wild adventures in the Real World to stop the show's villains Ganondorf, Bowser, Nox Decious, the Darkness, and Kamek. Along the way, they meet a variety of friends and enemies that all play their part in changing the Real World as they know it. The first episode aired on December 29, 2007, with huge success and millions of views. The series finale aired on June 5, 2012, with the conclusion of Season Five. Originally, Alvarez planned to create Season Six, but due to most of the cast members moving away, he was forced to end the series at Season Five.
A film based on the series titled Stupid Mario Brothers: The Movie was released on August 27, 2009.
While the series has officially ended, Austin Stevenson and Daen Olson tried to create a spin-off series titled Stupid Pokémon Friends. However, conflict between the RMA cast and the cast of Stupid Pokemon Friends resulted in the series being cancelled after the first episode was released.
A spiritual sequel to Stupid Mario Brothers titled That Stupid Video Game Show was released on January 17, 2013. A canon sequel, Super Mario: The Plumber Knight Returns, was released in 2014, with another sequel, Stupid Mario World, being released November 20, 2015. A follow up movie, Stupid Mario Brothers: Legacy, was released on December 9, 2017.
Originally, the Mario and Luigi costumes were created in 2006 as Halloween costumes by Rich Alvarez and Chris Muller. In November 2006, they were used again while the two were in line for the launch of the Nintendo Wii.
Muller had the idea of using the costumes in a video series, but Alvarez turned it down because he thought the concept was too stupid and pointless. Later, Muller and Matt Provencal re-approached Alvarez during lunch at their high school, calling the concept Super Teenage Mario Brothers. However, Alvarez once again turned it down, still seeing it as a stupid concept.
Towards the end of 2007, Alvarez eventually agreed on filming Super Teenage Mario Brothers since they didn't have anything else to do. While editing the video, he decided that since the series was stupid and random, he changed the title to Stupid Mario Brothers.
Despite this, Stupid Mario Brothers is still a highly successful YouTube series, its first episode garnering over 2,000,000 views, as of February 2014.
Response was almost unanimously positive during Season One's original broadcast, with most criticism constructive. Although the show and following installments were a big success, popularity has decreased over the years, and it carries on as a slightly niche, cult phenomenon in most circles, with a highly scattered fandom. Many viewers hold a nostalgic attachment for the show.
While many argue that the series' quality degraded significantly over time, most fans agree that it as a whole remains entertaining, despite later installments having less critical merit.
- "Tired of the Mushroom Kingdom"
- "A Tale of Two Brothers"
- "One Ring that is better than a Compass"
- "Wario's New Partner likes Purple"
- "Make Fireballs, Not Love!"
- "Why catch them All?"
- "A Band that is better than the Jonas Brothers!"
- "It came from Ash's Toilet"
- "Real Jobs Suck"
- "A Monkey for your Thoughts?"
- "Stupid Mario Kart"
- "Stupid Wario Brothers and No Snacks"
- "Special Delivery from a Guy dressed in Brown"
- "The Final Countdown until the next Countdown"
- "Stupid Smash Brothers"
- "Link's Letter is full of Holes!"
- "Draino won't unclog these Pipes"
- "Wario has another Bad Day"
- "Soccer will solve all your Problems"
- "Cucoos are more fun than Gerudo Myths"
- "A Day in the life of Mario"
- "Who is Scott Masterson?"
- "How it's done in Hyrule!"
- "Psychic Powers will only tell you so much"
- "And then there was Nox Decious"
- "Three Objects make a Cool Weapon"
- "Is it "Kung Pow" or Stupid Mario?"
- "Well excuse me PRINCESS!"
- "Two Tall Thin Men have a Fight!"
- "The Most Epic Battle EVER"
- "This time, It's Personal!"
- "Like Hyrule, but not"
- "Metal Gear Stupid"
- "Basketball Diaries"
- "Snake VS Guard"
- "Old Friends, New Enemies"
- "The Advent of Snake's Mission"
- "Man is protected from what lies beneath"
- "Something Crazy This Way Comes"
- "Blood Money"
- "The Zero Hour"
- "Bloody Confrontations"
- "The End of the Beginning"
- "Death is Like A Box of Chocolates"
- "The Case Of The Stolen Junk"
- "A Huge Payne"
- "You Can't Read My Poker Face!"
- "JMK FOREVER!"
- "All Good Things..."
- "The Great Purple Hope!"
- "Ninjas GALORE!"
- "The Trifecta!"
- "The Truth About Blaire Vherestorm!"
- "What Would Waluigi Do?!"
- "Plumbers and Ninjas and Snakes OH MY!"
- "The Darkness Explains It All"
- "Dark Dookie"
- "32 bit stealth training"
- "PIRATES VS NINJAS!"
- "Shadow Scum VS Ganon....Or Ganondorf...Whatever his name is!"
- "An Unexpected? Proposal"
- "The Business Man and The Ape"
- "The Return Of The Great Purple Hope!"
- "Operation: Vherestorm"
- "A "Brief" Meeting"
- "It's Never a good time to ignore your girlfriend. EVER!"
- "Imported Sunflowers"
- "Not these Ninja's Again!"
- "Fantasy Wizard Bullsh*t!"
- ""As the Fanboys say, Only Link can defeat Ganon"!"
- "The Super Mario Brothers"
Spin-offs, Subsequent Canon Specials, and ExtrasEdit
- "Chocolate Rain"
- "Smells Like Bowser"
- "Dramatic Look Ash"
- "F.A.Q. 1"
- "Ash and Brock"
- "Games Are Our One Desire"
- "San Francisco Adventure"
- "Sacramento Comic Convention"
- "YouTube News - Mario and Wario for President"
- "Ash and Brock 2"
- "F.A.Q. 2"
- "Comic Convention Craziness"
- "New Years"
- "You're a Plumber"
- "The Deleted Scenes"
- "Fanime Convention 2009"
- "The Lost Episode"
- "Like a Plumber"
- "F.A.Q. 3"
- "Operation: Blind Storm"
- "Let the Goombas Hit the Floor"
- "All the Wrong Moves"
- "The Interactive Adventure"
- "The Interactive Halloween"
- "Pumped Up Games"
- "Go Nintendo Style"
- "Nintendo Man"
As what they are doing as of the end of the series.
- Rich Alvarez as Mario / Merlin / UPS / Darkness / Zubashi / Bob / Coconut (voice)
- Chris Muller as Luigi / Nox Decious / FedEx / Joe
- Matt Provencal as Wario / Donkey Kong / Captain Morgan / Ganondorf
- Doug Orofino as Waluigi
- Dane Cook as Ash Ketchum / Steven Bauer
- Christian Arista as Ryu
- Julian Petruzzelli as Solid Snake / Gary Oak / Max Payne / Liquid Snake
- Austin Stevenson as Brock / Bowser / Master Gangles / Tommy Vercetti
- Tim Muller as Ness
- Kevin Chamberlain as Yoshi (as Kazumi Totaka) / General
- Erin Henderson as Mona
- Shannon Kiely as Dr. Naomi Hunter
- Daen Olson as Professor Oak
- Kent Melville as Link / Johnny Cyclops
- Eric Porter as Ken Masters
- Claudia Stelmach as Pauline
- Brandon Dire as Otacon
- Jennifer Cole as Peach
- Torye Benton as Walgina
- The Mailbox
- Wario's House
- Mario's House
- The Battlefield
- Mario's Backyard
- Ash's House
- The Printer Shop
- RMA Games HQ
- The Gym
- Ness' House
- The Lake
- Bowser's Hideout
- The Soccer Field
- The Campfire
- Bob and Joe's House
- The Dark Forest
- The Orchard
- The Hill
- The Abandoned Shed
- Unnamed Building
- The Woods
- The Basketball Court
- The Clearing
- The Rock
- The Playground
- The Afterlife
- Merlin's Table
- The Dark Realm
- Qualcomm Stadium
- The Lost Woods
- New York City
- JMK Instruments
- Beam Swords
- Warp Pipes
- Link's Equipment
- The Master Sword
- The Nether Emblems
- The Nether Saber
- The Stone of Righteousness
- Snake's Arsenal
- The Artifact
- Morgan's Rum
- Main article: That Stupid Video Game Show
A spiritual sequel titled That Stupid Video Game Show was released on January 17, 2013.