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 "And was like 'yeah this is crap it's going nowhere'...Boy was I wrong!"

Richard Michael Alvarez, creator of the series, on his opinion of the creation of the series


Stupid Mario Brothers is a relatively popular YouTube show hosted on Richalvarez's channel. It is independently made by a group of friends who also made Youtube News which guest starred in Act I of the Movie and hosted the Mushroom Kingdom Election between Mario and Wario. Ash wins unexpectedly.

The show features a Massive Multiplayer Crossover of many Nintendo characters, as well as a few from from other franchises. It places them in the real world, where they can do anything from playing their own game to saving the entire world.

Now has a recap page in construction which Needs More Love.

Tropes used in Stupid Mario Brothers include:
  • Action Girl: Mona
  • Acting for Two: Every actor has played more than one character.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: X and the Ys version with Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms.
    • Along with Wario's short lived band Tommy Fungus and the Dungeons.
  • April Fools' Day: Episode 55 was delayed for two weeks, replaced with a video PSA about smoking by Snake.
    • The same thing was repeated with Episode 68 only with a skit featuring Julian (Snake) and Austin (Brock) where Julian plays Resident Evil 4. Richard hilarious lampshaded the fact people fell for it the second time around.
  • All Just a Dream: The beginning of Episode 46.
  • Ascended Extra: Walgina gets a bigger role in Season 3.
  • Altum Videtur: Used lightly since Nox Decious was introduced.
  • Aside Glance: After Link drank bad milk and the others said he won't be in Season Three, Ash says their fans will be pissed, but Mario says they'll get over it. Cue this trope.
    • Wario and Waluigi do a few of these in the finale.
  • Back for the Finale: Everyone except Ash, Daisy, Peach, Otacon and a handful of other characters returns for Season 5. Link in particular makes one last appearance in the final episode.
  • Back From the Dead: Almost every villain. And it's lampshaded every time. The most notable example so far is a comment made by Snake to Blaire Vherestorm in Season 5:

  Snake: You were dead, you came back. Vercetti was dead, he came back. What's the point of killing you if you're just gonna come back?

  • Back Stab: Practically a theme
  • Badass: Snake and Max Payne. (Note: they are both played by Julian)
  • Badass Biker: Wario's Wario Ware costume. (He still needs a bike though)
  • Badass Normal: UPS and arguably Fed Ex. That is, when they don't use slap combat.
  • Badass Longcoat: The Darkness sports one of these, as does Liquid Snake and Blaire Vherestorm.
  • Berserk Button: If you know what's good for you, never dance in front of the Dance Instructor.
    • Be sure to never pitch a video game idea to Bob and Joe. Ash succeeds with his Pokemon idea, however.
      • The Darkness has an unfunny one when Wario tells him he's still in Mario's shadow.
      • Do not insult Ace of Base (the band that sings The Sign) in front of UPS, or ELSE.
  • Big Bad:
    • Season One: Wario and Waluigi
    • Season Two: Nox Decious
    • Season Three: Wario
    • The Movie Act I: Bowser and Kamek
    • The Movie Act II: The Darkness and Mr. L
    • Season Four: The Trifecta (a.k.a. Blaire, Ken and Liquid)
    • Season Five: Ganondorf's Army AND The Darkness's Army
    • The series finale retcons Ganondorf into having been this all along.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Season 5 although The Darkness and Decious are against each other with other villains.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Season 5's two main enemies, Ganondorf's Army and The Darkness's Army
  • Big Damn Heroes: Peach saves Mario from Wario at the end of Season One
    • DK saves Mona from Pauline in Episode 67
  • Boom! Headshot!: How Snake kills Liquid the second time around.
    • Repeated in Episode 61 with Tommy Vercetti. Seriously.
  • Booze-Based Buff: In the finale, when Captain Morgan drinks some rum to fight, it gives him effects like the Invincibility Star.
  • Boy Band: Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms — they even do music videos time to time, and are often said to be better than the Jonas Brothers.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Blaire's offer for Ken to join the Trifecta was a promise of $10,000 and Chun-Li's head on a stick.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens quite often, the best known example being when Snake, Otacon, and Ash visited Richard to make him edit their entire trip to Merlin's Table. Later, when the Darkness approaches Luigi and Wario in an attempt to start an alliance, they say he will have to wait a week (the episodes are released once a week), after which the Darkness objects and says he is sick of breaking the fourth wall.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 45 and Act 1 of The Movie
    • Most episodes of any season before the season's respective Big Bad shows up about halfway or three fourths of the way through.
    • All but the final episode of Season 1.
    • Episode 71.
  • Brick Joke: In "The Interactive Adventure," Luigi ended up inheriting a mansion. In the first episode of Season 4 he sold it for a life supply of USB flash drives so he could never run out of memory. In Episode 53, Mario returns after he gains his memory back prompting Luigi to suggest a flash drive.
    • At the beginning of Season 4, Snake claims that he saw his brother Liquid (whom he believed to have killed in The Movie) drinking Starbucks. When it is revealed Liquid is alive we find out Blaire recruited him to the Trifecta by finding him drinking Starbucks.
  • Broke Episode: "The Interactive Adventure." Mario was too lazy to pay rent.
  • Buffy-Speak: "I believe it was my foot that had the stepping on!"
    • "That was suck!"
  • Cain and Abel: Merlin and Nox Decious.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Or 'pizza' in this case!
  • Call Back: Plenty, the most recent being the first episode of Season 4 (as well as Act I) recreating the opening to Season 1.
  • The Cast Showoff:
    • The Johnny Mushroom episodes
    • episode 45 for Wario and Waluigi.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The very first season largely centered on the Mario Bros. goofing off until Episode 15, after which they became much more serious while alternating between their serious and goofy selves: in Season Four, every character is a clever mix of both their serious and goofy selves, or as Mario puts it in Episode 57, "seriously funny."
  • Character Blog: Two, Kamek and Mario
  • Chekhov's Skill: UPS's first and later appearances show him singing I Saw the Sign. Luigi eventually hires him to replace Mario as lead singer for JMK in Season 2
  • The Chosen One: or perhaps The Chosen Two: Mario and Wario
  • Christmas Special: In which UPS intern Francis makes a mistake, resulting in the Mario Brothers believing that the other brother did not get them a Christmas present.
  • The Comically Serious: Snake. Subverted in The Interactive Adventure when he tries to be funny but fails and is beaten by Wario. But, by the end, he gets the Super Mario Bros. laughing with a banana joke--that is, until Wario beats it with Two Bananas
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Wario's job at the printer shop reappears in Act I as his Summer Job. This however leaves us to wonder if Waluigi is still employed.
    • Luigis Mansion is mentioned in Season 4.
    • Season 5 contains a bunch of characters and locations from previous seasons as part of being the last season.
  • Continuity Cavalcade / Continuity Porn: Season 5 essentially
  • Cool Sword: The Master Sword of course
  • Cool Versus Awesome: Pirates vs Ninjas. The Age old fight.
  • Crossover / Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Nox Decious is actually a character from RMA Studios' King Arthur series. Although, none of the films featuring him have been released. In season 3 we see Merlin, who was also in their King Arthur series; then in Act One of the Movie we see their other works, plus one video from a companion channel.
  • Dark Action Girl: Pauline while working for Ganondorf.
  • Dark World: Ganon trapped Link here as called the Dark Realm. While it is also revealed that Ganon plans to merge the dark realm and real world.
  • Dead Serious: When someone as famous as Link dies, you know things are getting serious.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Snake
  • Dead Person Conversation: Between Mario and Link
  • Death as Comedy: Pauline
  • Designated Girl Fight: Mona vs. Pauline in Episode 64 and again in Episode 67.
  • Determinator: Mario is this so much in Season 5 that it impresses Merlin and it's all Justified because of what's at stake.
  • Did You Actually Believe?: While speaking with the Wario Bros. and their attempt to join him in Episode 26, Nox Decious calls out this trope by name.
    • The Narrator addressing the viewers about the fake ending of Season One: "Did you think that was the real ending? You're stupid, you must be one of those stupid people!".
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: The Nether Emblems.
  • Disney Death: Mario in the Movie
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Scott Masterson's motivation for joining Ganondorf's army was to get revenge on Donkey Kong for stealing the rights to Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms from him:

  Masterson: Donkey Kong! You stole my band. (laughs) Now you're gonna learn what it's like to lose something you love: your life!


 Wario: So why do we fight with Li.... uhh I mean Beam Swords?

Mario: I don't know. They use them in Super Smash Brothers.

  • Lighter and Softer: Season 4 until The Darkness and Decious return. Previously we've dealt with evil copies of Mario and Luigi, Bowser, and a temporarily evil Wario. Now we have comic relief ninjas.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Snake gets one in The Interactive Adventure. "My name is um... Stapler...Cheeto!"
  • Loony Fan: More like a Crazy-obsessed-stalker-who-makes-you-unable-to-sleep-at-night Fan, as evidenced by her "Let's Get Hammered" Mario T-Shirt.
  • MacGuffin: The Nether Saber and the Truth Stone.
    • And then the Master Sword in Season 5. Since it's the only thing that can defeat Ganon.
  • Man Behind the Man: Ganondorf is effectively behind most of the major conflict in the series; he was involved in the first revival of Nox Decious, who in turn created the Darkness, who in turn created the Trifecta, who paved the way for Ganondorf and his army.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In Season Four, Professor Oak willingly tricks Gary and Brock into doing several mundane tasks for him just so they could find out from him which one of them sucks more. Oak eventually claims they equally suck for not turning down the tasks. As a result the two fight over which one of them hates each other the most which Oak uses to his advantage once more.
  • Medium Awareness: Plenty. For example, Wario complains about being unable to get a flashback.
  • Merged Reality: Ganondorf's real plan is to combine the Real World and the Dark Realm.
  • Mind Rape: Luigi with his scenes with Decious...
  • Mood Whiplash: As mentioned above, the first season was entirely focused on comedy, while becoming serious from Season Two onwards.
  • Motive Rant: Happens quite often. A good example is FedEx's confrontation with UPS in Episode 13.
  • The Movie: The Movie
  • Murder Arson and Jaywalking: In Episode 10:

 Donkey Kong: Can you guys forgive me?

Mario: OF COURSE NOT! Did you think I would just forget about this, Pauline, and the toilet seat!

  • Mutual Kill: Nox and the Darkness.
  • Mythology Gag: In Season Four, Wario and Mona end up in a relationship. In the Wario Ware games, Mona actually has something for Wario. (It should also be noted Wario's actor Matt and Mona's actor Erin are boyfriend and girlfriend).
  • New Years Episode: In which Mario and Luigi celebrate the New Year and Wario is desperate to join them (noting the episode is non canon as a reason to join them) but is left with a hobo.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Luigi has two concerning Nox Decious
  • Ninja: Though they are very lazy and stupid. But make for a Funny Background Event.
  • No Name Given: The "Package Delivery Men" are only known by the company the represent.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Ryu's name because of how Richard always pronounced it Rai-Yu instead of Rie-Yu when he was younger.
    • Justified as a lot of people unfamiliar with Japanese names probably did the same as him, too. Whatever the case, though, it's still interesting to note that he chose to mispronounce it due to thinking the actual pronunciation sounded too lame, according to a forum post he made.
    • By Season 5 it went back to its original pronounciation with Ryu claiming it was pronounced like that the entire time.
  • Not Quite Dead: The Darkness TWICE as of Season 4
    • Liquid Snake in Season 4 only to die later.
    • Mario in Act II
  • Oh Crap: "I said" courtesy of Max Payne
  • The Other Darrin: Donkey Kong has had many people in his costume
    • Even the costume itself has changed in Season 4 (as they didn't actually own the original)
  • Overly Long Gag: Mario's Big No after a crazy fan stole his hat.
  • Once an Episode:
    • In the first season it was the mailbox and the running up the hill
    • And also, they recently had the Subscribe Voice at the end of the episodes.
  • One of Us: It's clear the creators are this. The only evidence we need is Games are Our One Desire.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: The reason Wario killed Nox Decious
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Played with. In season three, after Mario's accent vanishes, Luigi notices it and says they're beginning to sound more Irish. Cue Mario denying it... in an Irish Accent.
  • Pirates: In The Interactive Adventure and are part of The Darkness's Army in Season Five.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: A pretty unique one too as Richard performs a funny voice at the end of every episode (and video for that matter) that goes like this:
    • -> "Please Subscribe, it's free and easy. Just click the Yellow Button and for every time you subscribe to Richalvarez *followed by a witty line or joke*"
  • Private Eye Monologue: Max Payne says his out loud, parodied in that Max has one in the games.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: Dance of the Knights from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Ballet is used as Nox Decious' theme.
  • Put on a Bus / Written in Absence: Happens quite a bit.
    • Waluigi has this happen when Waluigi gives the others his powers and falls into a coma, thanks to the actor living quite far away. He then returns in Season 5 only for him to overstrain himself and become stuck in and out of consciousness.
    • Brock, played by Austin, has the same problem but managed to come back for Season 4 and 5.
    • Peach and Walgina had this happen for a different reason--they've since broken up with the main actors.
    • Link as claimed by Ganon in Season 5 got trapped in the dark realm by him.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Mario to Merlin on Link's death
  • Refugee From TV Land: The reason Mario and Luigi first come to the Real World is for a vacation.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Also happens quite a bit.
    • Brock's actor moving to San Francisco.
    • Doug's (Waluigi) trip to Australia.
    • Peach's actress was Richard's (now ex) girlfriend, and Walgina's actress (also ex) was Doug's. Mona's actress is also Matt's (Wario) girlfriend.
  • Rule of Funny: Why Ganondorf's voice (done by Matt) is so ridiculous and Hammy.
    • But is no longer as serious as he is now Season Five's main villain.
  • Running Gag: Plenty.
    • Pokeballs never work
    • DK chases the Wario Bros.
    • Gary calls everyone a loser
    • Donkey Kong wails every time someone mentions Pauline's death
    • In the bloopers:
      • the "20 Dollars" joke
      • Matt shouting out random things that appear on the camera. (For example, "BEN & JERRY'S!" and "LUMBERRRRRRRR!")
      • "I roll with gangs", a joke originally made in Episode 1's bloopers.
      • There's also "From Mona?", which started from a joke in Episode 51's bloopers. It later appears in the bloopers for Episode 53, and seems to be on it's way to becoming a Running Gag.
  • Sad Times Montage: Episode 2, after Luigi leaves
  • School Is for Losers: Brock reasons his return from Reffing School was because "School is for Slow-pokes".
    • Subverted when he revealed in Season Four that he finished Reffing school with honours.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Nilrem
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Ness performs this, also pointing out he's a kid
  • Sharing a Body: Luigi and Nox Decious not only share a body but used to share a mind.
  • Shout Outs:
    • A lot to Nintendo. This is a Mario series.
      • Super Smash Bros in several instances like mention of Roy getting replaced by Ike.
      • Luigi's entire story in "The Interactive Adventure" is a Shout Out to Luigis Mansion.
    • In Season Three, Master Miller's appearance and Snake, Otacon and Ash's journey to destroy the Nether Saber is one to Metal Gear Solid. As Wario like Liquid was actually Master Miller and him tricking Snake into activating the Nether Saber is like Liquid tricking Snake into activating Metal Gear Rex.
    • Wario's new costume is his biker outfit from Wario Ware.
  • Episode 27's Hong Kong Dub is this to Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.

 Link: You can have my sword and shield.

Peach: And you have my umbrella.

Donkey Kong: And you have my fists.



Ash: Poké Balls, that is....

    • Plus from Season 5:

 Snake: Uggh You're late

Donkey Kong: *Crazy rambling*

Ness: DK says "A Gorilla is never late, neither is he early and you're lucky if he arrives at all."


 Mario: Ganon under orders of the peoples of free Earth I hereby outlaw you from this planet.

The League: *bursts into laughter*

Ganondorf: Surely that's not the best you can do?

Mario: Oh I can do better and don't call me Shirley

  • Say My Name: Happens during Mario's battle with Nox Decious.
  • Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness: Each season was either silly or serious thanks to an Unpleasable Fanbase.
    • It's been lampshaded plenty of times and in episode 57, Mario claims that due to being serious when funny and funny when serious that he should be seriously funny.
  • Soul Jar: Luigi
  • Spin-Off:
    • Though there's no official one, the Ash and Brock series comes close.
    • Richard has also said on multiple occasions that he plans for a UPS Spin Off (now confirmed as an Interactive Adventure).
  • Spirit Advisor: Merlin acts as this during Season 5. The Darkness and Link join him in the finale.
  • Spiritual Successor:
    • "Super Mario News" on Machinima
    • The actors actually make occasional videos for Machinima, like the "Super Mario Drive Thru" series, "Dr. Mario Begins", "Super Mario Chat Roulette 1 & 2" and the "Snez Pez" series.
  • Spoiler Opening: The opening sequences for Seasons 2 and 3. Which is why there's no opening for Season 4 or 5.
  • The Stinger: After the credits in the finale, there's a short scene of Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi all enjoying some milk.
  • Super Mode: Like in the games, Mario + Fire Flower = Fire Mario
  • Taking You with Me: In their second fight, Liquid shoots Snake after being shot himself while calling out this trope by name, but fails as Snake was wearing a bulletproof vest.
  • Talking to Themself: The actors are all the main actors' friends. This leaves them with a lot of doubling up.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: Mario and Luigi suffer this while trying to start the band in Season 1.
  • That Man Is Dead: Luigi is dead! But Mr L has just been born!
  • The Man Behind the Man / The Big Bad Shuffle: The Darkness and Decious both seem to take turns antagonizing the other, while also antagonizing the heroes.
  • The Other Darrin: DK has been played by many actors within the suit and is made more hilarious when they changed the suit (as the original wasn't owned by the filmmakers).
    • Bowser is replaced for Season 5 by Austin (Brock).
  • I Am Old And Will Be Gone... Bitch
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: during Wario's battle with the Darkness in The Movie, Wario pretends to be dead and hurls his Beam Saber through the Darkness' gut, which seemingly kills him. However, as Waluigi failed to bestow a counter-curse upon Wario before his prolonged absence, the Darknessis still immortal and gets back up later on.

  Darkness: Gee, that stung!

  • Toilet Humour: Quite a bit. While Justified by the source material (as Wario has a fart attack), it is disliked by several fans. This caused a funny Take That by Julian (Snake) over the forums:

 If you guys hate toilet humor, then you're going to hate the next episode when I eat poop and smear it on my face while throwing it at Mario's face and then swimming in a diarrhea fountain.


  Mario: Hmm. I can't believe I just did that. I'm supposed to be a fun loving video game character. Oh well!.

  • Training From Hell: Link makes the Mario Bros. endure rigorous training in order to be ready to fight Nox Decious
    • Subverted in that it amounts to them playing Super Smash Bros, but Mario and Luigi react as if the trope were played straight.
  • Training Montage:
    • "The Zero Hour"
    • Also episode 14
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The Darkness against Decious.
  • Two-Act Structure: The Movie.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Ash often uses terms or "Pokéswears," like "son of a Bulbasaur". He uses it so much it's close to being an Internet Me Me.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Link was originally played by someone else (the voice at the end of Season 1) but he was unavailable for Season 2.
    • Christian (Ryu) could've played Kid Icarus in Season 2
    • Julian (Snake) was a big fan of Resident Evil 4 and wanted to be Leon in the show.
    • Dane was given the option of playing Ness or Ash. He chose Ash cause he loved Pokémon. Too bad it didn't last.
    • Richard (Mario and co-creator) during Season 1 almost wrote several episodes that took place before Mario's very first trip to the Mushroom Kingdom, where he was a normal teenager working part time at a plumbing company, and where Merlin opens the portal to the Mushroom Kingdom and gives him his hat. However he and Chris (Luigi and co-creator) decided that is was too much backstory for a comedy show.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Is Waluigi still employed at the printer shop?
    • What was in the letter meant for Mario in Episiode 22?
    • The $8000 Mario and Luigi got from the Mafia. Word of God claims they used it to pay Max Payne.
  • The Wiki Rule: Stupid Mario Bros. Wiki. It's still under construction though.
  • Wimp Fight: Appears a lot in a form called "Slap Combat"
  • Woman Scorned: Pauline but she doesn't really target Mario or try to kill him. But she still blames him for it all.
  • Word of Saint Paul: Kevin Chamberlain (Yoshi) owns a youtube account here where he often does a series called History of Stupid Mario Brothers (inspired by Linkara's History of Power Rangers) which shows his own opinion on the show and confirms several things in real life that Richie hasn't.
  • Word of God:
    • The creators and actors tend to go on the Fan Forums to answer fan's questions. A fan should be warned they don't go on as much as they used to, although Season 4 has already contained characters suggested by fans and now fans are bombarding them with villains for Season 5.
    • Chris (Luigi) started a show called Wiki Weegee answering fans questions. This is his channel:
  • World of Ham
  • Xanatos Roulette: The Darkness's whole plan at the end of Season Four
  • You Didn't Ask: Mario and Luigi never asked Ash if he could play anything besides the Pokéflute.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Played with. After Shadow Mario fulfilled his usefulness to Mr. L, he died, but not at the hands of Mr. L...