Super Mario Bros Caps Keep a Lid on Geek Fun

Super Mario Bros Caps Keep a Lid on Geek Fun

Prior to purchasing Super Mario Bros caps for any occasion, you must answer this question: are you more of a Mario or a Luigi? Come at me, Super Mario Bros! [Image shared by Pirillo Picks: Episode IV]

When deciding which of the Super Mario Bros caps — in radish red or vibrant green — you should wear for a night out on the town, you need to ascertain this important distinction first: do you fancy yourself as more of a Mario or a Luigi?

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.

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Our resident "Bob" (pictured here through the lens of photographer Jason DeFillippo) is in love with a woman who talks to animals. He has a fondness for belting out songs about seafaring and whiskey (arguably inappropriate in most social situations). He's arm-wrestled robots and won. He was born in a lighthouse on the storm-tossed shores of an island that has since been washed away and forgotten, so he's technically a citizen of nowhere. He's never killed in anger. He once underwent therapy for having an alien in his face, but he assures us that he's now feeling "much better." Fogarty also claims that he was once marooned along a tiny archipelago and survived for months using only his wits and a machete, but we find that a little hard to believe.