|Stupid Mario Brothers|
|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||December 29, 2007|
|Written by||Rich Alvarez and Chris Muller|
|Directed by||Rich Alvarez|
(Start of the Series)
"A Tale of Two Brothers"
This episode is a parody of Mario's traditional call to adventure. In this case, Mario refuses the call since he is tired of playing the hero and always having to save Peach from Bowser. The first episode also establishes the basic plot of the first season, as well as many recurring jokes and staples, such as the opening credits Bowser's letters, and the sped-up highway running gags.
- Original YouTube description, 2007-2008: "Mario And Luigi Are on Vacation in the real world (our world). But someone wants to screw it up......."
- Super Banjo (Chris Muller's old website) description: "Mario and Luigi decide to take a vacation from the Mushroom Kingdom and journey to the real world. However, someone has other plans."
- Official MySpace page description: "In this episode, Mario and Luigi are taking vacation from all of the worries of the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Bowser has other plans, and has decided to team up with one of Mario's biggest rivals. I hope you enjoy the movie!"
At the mailbox, Mario and Luigi receive a letter from Bowser. The letter tells them that Bowser has kidnapped Peach yet again and the two brothers must return to the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue her. However, they ignore his request and dash off to get some super mushrooms. While they are doing this, they are confronted by Wario who was sent by Bowser to bring them back to the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario explains to Wario they need a vacation and do not want to save the Princess anymore and tells Wario to go and tell Bowser that he and Luigi aren't coming. Wario swears to bring them back at all costs, but they make a break for it before he can. Then Mario and Luigi decide to race go-karts.
Mario and Luigi are on vacation in the Real World, hoping to take some well-deserved time off from saving the Mushroom Kingdom. One day, they go to their mailbox, hoping they do not get the same letters like they do everyday (which they agree would suck).
When he and Luigi arrive at the mailbox, Mario finds a letter from King Bowser, who tells the duo that he has once again kidnapped Princess Peach and taken over the Mushroom Kingdom. He also tells the Mario Brothers that there is nothing they can do to stop him and laughs evilly. This greatly annoys Mario, who asks Luigi if he can believe Bowser, whom he hatefully calls a "son of a bitch". Mario is tired of the fact that the princess and the Toads cannot handle themselves every time he takes a time-off vacation (as he is just a plumber after all), as well as that he is the one who always has to save Peach's "lazy ass" each and every time she gets kidnapped. As he complains about this to Luigi, he yanks him by his overalls in frustration. When Luigi asks Mario what they should do, he lets go of Luigi and decides to ignore Bowser's request and instead go look for Super Mushrooms, which his brother happily accepts and gives a thumbs up.
Soon, Mario and Luigi find some mushrooms and Luigi tells his brother he thinks he found some big ones somewhere. But before they can collect them, Wario appears and calls out to them, rudely calling them the "Stupid Mario Losers" and exclaiming, "WEH!". This is followed by Mario calling Wario a "son of a bitch" and Luigi asks him what Bowser has got him up to this time; then Mario angrily flips Wario off. Wario reveals that Bowser has hired him to send Mario and Luigi back to the Mushroom Kingdom and chuckles evilly. Mario refuses to go, saying that he is tired of saving Peach while once again frustratingly yanking Luigi by his overalls, scaring him for a second. Mario tells Wario he can go tell Bowser (whom Mario calls a "dickhead") that he and Luigi aren't coming, to which Luigi says, "Yeah! What-a Mario said! Hmph!". Wario tells the duo it is getting cold outside and suggests they go inside his house and talk the matter over.
At Wario's house, he demands that Mario and Luigi return to the Mushroom Kingdom with him at once. However, Mario informs Wario he is tired of enemies interrupting his vacations and wanting to mess it up for no reason. Luigi tells Mario that Link has problems of his own, but he ignores this and tells Wario that the point is he and Luigi are staying in the Real World. An agitated Wario reveals to the Mario Brothers that Bowser told him they might say that and he would have to fight them if that was the case. However, Mario manages to distract Wario and when Wario looks back after Mario points at nothing, the brothers quickly run off, screaming. Angered that he had been tricked, Wario tells them they may have run away this time and calls them "Mario Stooges," but vows to return someday. Then Wario proceeds to let out an evil cackle.
Meanwhile, Mario and Luigi say their escape was a close one. Then Mario asks Luigi if he wants to race gokarts and he accepts and happily goes off with his brother to do so.
- Mario, Luigi, and Wario are revealed to be living in the Real World and Bowser's plan to bring Mario and Luigi back to the Mushroom Kingdom is set in motion.
All cues used, in order of usage.
- 1M1 - Title Theme, (Super Mario 64)
- 1M2 - Ganondorf, (Hyrule Symphony)
- 1M3 - Powerful Mario, (Super Mario 64)
- 1M4 - Theme From Jaws, (Monster Hits Vol. 1)
- 1M5 - Love Theme, (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
- 1M6 - Beggin', (Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording)
- 1M7 - Metallic Mario, (Super Mario 64)
- 1M8 - Player Down, (Super Mario Bros.)
- The bloopers reveal what appear to be two deleted establishing shots: Mario and Luigi jump across the street to their mailbox and Luigi says, "I hope we don't get-a the same old crap we get everyday!", a line that was later shifted to the title card. The second shot shows Mario and Luigi building up momentum to run up the hill, revealing a rare glimpse of the mailbox from the side.
- This is the first episode in which Mario and Luigi both say something while the title screen is still on the screen, the other occurrence being in "Metal Gear Stupid." However, there were several episodes in Season One where something other than Stupid Mario Brothers and the episode number were said while the title was still visible.
- This episode is also the first one to mention Bowser, Peach, Link, Sonic, and Toad.
- The characters swear more in this episode than any other. This was meant as an over-exaggerated joke, but the usage of profanity was toned down in later episodes due to the attraction of a younger audience.
- This is the only episode to use the term "dickhead."
- While Mario is telling Wario that he isn't going to return to the Mushroom Kingdom, he mentions not getting to try out his "go-kart-soccer-ball-basketball-doctor-kit" and his "giant over-sized game board", where he was going to have a party with all his friends. This line is a reference to most of the Mario spin-off series.
- There exists an unofficial Spanish dub of the Episode along with several fan subbed copies in various languages.
- At the beginning of the hill gag, a dog can be seen moving out of the camera as Mario and Luigi being running up in fast forward.
- Voices can be faintly heard in Mario's House during the final scene.
|Season One: Welcome to the Real World|
|Episodes||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|
|Extras||The Making of Stupid Mario Brothers · Smosh - Introducing Stupid Mario Brothers · Chocolate Rain Parody · Smells Like Bowser|