When you’ve been on this beautiful planet for as many years as we have, you start to learn that some things are the way there are, and there can be no exceptions. Spend enough time in the sun and you’ll get burned. Spend enough time in the water, and your fingers will shrivel up like prunes. Watch enough video game inspired films and your sanity will be lost. You’d think that Matt and Steve would be the ideal audience for game films. We both love games, we both love film… and yet…The Super Mario Bros Super Show was fantastic! It’s not that game inspired media can’t be fun. But… come on.
Now the sad truth is, we made this podcast because of the glorious release of the “Super Mario Bros: The Morton Jankel Cut” which was released upon the internet earlier this month…
but in the meantime the film is no longer available.
EDIT: Looks like it’s back!
It's back. They had to run a 10-day copyright check.— Garrett Gilchrist (@TygerbugGarrett) June 30, 2021
Pop-Culture references we discuss in this podcast include:
- * “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!”
- * The “Super Mario Bros.” film
- * Joe Satriani (an awesome guitarist)
- * “How To Pronounce ‘Mario’“
- * “Repo Man“
- * “Back To The Future“
- * How Old is Mario?
- * John Leguizamo
- * Bob Hoskins
- * John Leguizamo’s Super Mario Bros. 20th Anniversary Message
- * The upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated film
- * A whole list of game films.
- * Sam Raimi
- * The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film
- * The more silly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze film.
- * Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (which could have looked so much better than it did)
- * Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter
- * Detective Pikachu and Angry Birds
- * Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
- * Ratchet and Clank film
- * Advent Children and Kingsglaive
- * Dragon Quest Your Story (which was based on Dragon Quest V)
- * Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
- * Reboot
- * Lufia II (which had grrrreat music)
- * Metal Gear Ground Zeroes and Sniper Elite 4
- * Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X-2, Final fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII