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Super Mario Bros. on ice. "That looks like Mr. Belvedere!" [15 mb .mov]
posted by adampsyche (26 comments total)

 
Oh. My. God. If I ever show this to my 5-year-old, he's _never_ going to stop watching it. (He's obsessed with Mario...his only Halloween dilemma is whether to go as Mario, a Chain Chomper, or Toad.)
posted by LairBob at 5:14 AM on October 27, 2004


If you want to dominate the world, you have to do it yourself. Spiny, accompany me!
posted by sleslie at 5:54 AM on October 27, 2004


Wait... that is Mr. Belvedere, right?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:59 AM on October 27, 2004


Oh god, Jason Bateman, no!!!! A lot of the respect he's earned from me for Arrested Development has gone out the window.

And what the hell was up with Princess' voice?

XQUZYPHYR - Yes, that was indeed Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere).
posted by emptybowl at 6:02 AM on October 27, 2004


I made it through Pac Man Fever.

This is gravy.
posted by Frasermoo at 6:14 AM on October 27, 2004


Who the hell is Mr Belvedere?
posted by davehat at 6:16 AM on October 27, 2004


My God.. it's full of stars.
And 80s sweaters from Chess King.
posted by dong_resin at 6:17 AM on October 27, 2004


Man that is terrible.
posted by Frasermoo at 6:27 AM on October 27, 2004


Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere).
Jason Bateman

Also Alyssa Milano. Wonder how many other stars we saw w/o realizing it?
posted by thomcatspike at 6:28 AM on October 27, 2004


I have only one question: What the hell was that?
posted by shagoth at 7:08 AM on October 27, 2004


I have only one question: How'd they get the monsters to disappear when Luigi blew them up?
posted by whoshotwho at 7:17 AM on October 27, 2004


Being famous is so uncool.
posted by skallas at 7:22 AM on October 27, 2004


I think the overwhelming shame that follows participating in things like this is what prompts most celeberity drug addictions. But you know, you just don't see fromage of this purity being produced anymore. There's always a little bit of irony added to the cheese these days, to mitigate later embarrassment. Yesterday we had Transformers: The Movie starring Orson Welles, today we have Shark Tale starring Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorcese. Welles comes off looking much worse, somehow, and I think it's because there's none of that winking at the camera involved which is ubiquitous in the steaming tripe of today.
posted by picea at 7:56 AM on October 27, 2004


The girl in yellow's pretty cute, though.
posted by Evstar at 9:00 AM on October 27, 2004


Just sayin'
posted by Evstar at 9:01 AM on October 27, 2004


So not how I imagined Princess Toadstools voice. . .
posted by Quartermass at 9:05 AM on October 27, 2004


Where the hell is this from?
posted by Orange Goblin at 9:24 AM on October 27, 2004


I have only one question: How'd they get the monsters to disappear when Luigi blew them up?

If you watch frame by frame you can see them very quickly being yanked up and out of the frame, sort of the reverse of how mario and luigi entered.
posted by dobbs at 9:58 AM on October 27, 2004


Well, we know why Alyssa Milano won the game: she is a witch, after all.

And, dobbs, when I watch frame-by-frame it looks like they just fade out, off the screen -- like they removed them after the fact.
posted by papercake at 10:54 AM on October 27, 2004


What in the hell did I just watch?

Cleanse it with fire!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:22 AM on October 27, 2004


Why does the Princess sound like Mae West?
posted by euphorb at 11:25 AM on October 27, 2004


What papercake said. They seem to fade away when you do frame-by-frame -- this is especially apparent on the left-hand side when he vanishes the two Koopa Troopas at once. And I can't imagine them lifting up King Koopa, castle and all, as quickly as the explosions go. So what did the people in the audience see?

And what the heck with the brevity? This had to be the most anti-climatic ice skating show I ever saw. How come Koopa got the only song? How come no one skated around? Why the heck didn't Mario get to use the disintegration ray? All the seeming effort that went into the set and various plumbers costumes, not to mention the main characters -- so that Koopa could send his minions one by one to walk right up to Luigi's gun? Couldn't he at least have chased them around?
posted by rafter at 11:33 AM on October 27, 2004


Yes, that was indeed Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere).

Or, as those in the Inner Circle refer to him, Brocktoon.
posted by mr_roboto at 11:57 AM on October 27, 2004


I don't know whether to love it or hate it.

Either way, my brain explodiated.
posted by chrid at 2:27 PM on October 27, 2004


I want those 5 minutes of my life back.

Oh well, I'd only waste them anyway.
posted by TungstenChef at 3:16 PM on October 27, 2004


I feel stupider from having watched that. But TungstenChef has a point.
posted by grouse at 12:56 AM on October 28, 2004


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