Coco Knows the True Horror of Super Mario Games

Remember how PETA’s up in arms because of the fact that Mario wears what they believe is the skin of the Japanese Raccoon Dog in Super Mario 3D Land? Well, Conan O’Brien heard, too, and he’s got a bit of a history lesson for the folks who champion the ethical treatment of animals. It’s not the first time Coco has been linked to Mario. Remember when his show backdrop resembled a Super Mario stage?

I didn’t realize it until O’Brien mentioned this, but Mario has a bad history of animal abuse under his belt. The lanky Irish comedian only skims the surface, too. Monty Mole, Wiggler the caterpillar and Blooper the squid are just a few of the creatures who have suffered at the hands of the Mushroom Kingdom’s most notorious plumber/poacher. Looks like PETA missed the big picture.

Check the video after the jump. The Mario joke sits at about 5:10.

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Eder Campuzano

Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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