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Mario Takes on the Koopas Like Never Before

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What if Super Mario Bros. was a Chinese gangster film? That’s the question posed by this entertaining fan video from writer/director Girard Tescon. By mixing comedy with some impressive martial arts action, Tescon has re-contextualized the Super Mario saga into the real world. And he did it without making any lame plumbing jokes. My (red) hat is off to you, good sir.

This concludes your Topless Robot viewing day. Mr. Bricken will return in the morning for all of your nerd news, humor and self-loathing needs.

About Author

Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.