Nerdery, Video Games

There Was More Brawl, and Nobody Told Me

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Oh my god. Look, I know a lot of you are sick of the live-action Mario skits, but if any of you were reading Topless Robot back when I first featured “There Will Be Brawl” back last October, you know that “TWBB” is the exception. It has great writing. It has great performances. It has shockingly excellent production values. Frankly, if only one Mario skit series could exist, it should be “There Will Be Brawl.” And here I’ve been waiting like a jackass for episode 2, and only recently discovered that The Escapist picked it up and they’re now up to episode 7 (above) with one final episode left to go. I haven’t watched this most recent episode yet, so god only knows what happens but I know what I’m doing for the next hour or so. If you need to catch up like I do, the video archive is here.

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.