You’ve had a little bit of time to walk (and jump!) in the shoes — of one, or both — of the world’s most famous and heroic plumbers if you’ve ever played Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros, New Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Land, New Super Mario Bros 2, Mario Paint, Mario’s Time Machine, Hotel Mario, Mario’s Game Gallery, Mario Clash, Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Pinball Land, Super Princess Peach, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Artist, Super Mario All-Stars, or any of probably a dozen more games created between 1981 and now that I’m conveniently forgetting to mention.
Super Mario Bros Caps Are Earned, Not Given
The Super Mario Bros, caps and all, didn’t get a “super” lovingly appended to their family surname for simply ensuring that the water pipes of their city were kept in working order (though let’s not discount the hard work of actual plumbers worldwide — that’s a heroic calling on its own merits). They’ve answered nearly countless (see the list above) calls to action and lived to tell the tale — and it’s not game over yet!
Even if, at least on one occasion, Mario has played the part of villain in the story — but, hey, we all have our bad days, don’t we? Let’s not strip Mario or Luigi of their “super” status just yet.
Worn with pride, Super Mario Bros caps are color coded in case you have trouble telling two portly, mustachioed brothers apart, otherwise. But still, we ask: do you fancy yourself as more of a Mario or a Luigi? Or, I guess if you want to get real world(ish) about it, do you fancy yourself as more of a Bob Hoskins or a John Leguizamo?
Sorry. Was I not supposed to mention the 1993 Super Mario Bros movie? Were we supposed to pretend like that never happened? Okay, fine. Let’s try this one: do you fancy yourself as more of a Chris Pirillo or a Diana Pirillo?
Are you a Luigi? Mario? As long as you don’t identify with Wario, I think we can still be friends.