Recalling the time that I suddenly realized that the closing theme of "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show," "Do the Mario," is just a description of Mario's running animation ("Swing your arms from side to side ... Take one step, and then again").

despite this, albano does not actually take many steps during the number, even though he wildly swings his arms the entire time

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some day i want to write, like, a graduate-level thesis on the "super mario bros. super show." it's such an objectively AWFUL SHOW, and yet is a cultural touchstone for people of a certain age.

and maybe the reason why isn't all that complicated: nintendo ruled the fucking world.

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