Mario was the thing that brought two friends together after a horrible nut-busting accident.
Over the weekend, U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live had a new skit dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario, which is transpiring this year. While at face value, the act dealt with Mario, it quickly turned into something else entirely.
The sketch was set up as a way in which iconic faces in the gaming scene could remiinesce on the history of Mario. Featuring a number of fictional people, the majority of the bit centers around two editors from Gamespot.com who recount their own memories with Super Mario. However, the sketch quickly takes a turn and becomes more about one man’s testicles and the manner in which they exploded than it does the Mario video games.
While I’m all down for stupid humor like this, I have to say that the sketch altogether fell pretty flat for me. It was yet another SNL skit where the punchline is then exasperated over the course of another three to five minutes without really ever expanding on the core of the joke in a funnier way. While some iconic sketches in the show’s history follow this same pattern, this one didn’t find its groove in that same way. I do have to say, though, shoutout to Kenan Thompson for being the funniest person in this act by far.
Anyway, you can find the whole skit attached down below if you’d like to check it out. Let me know down in the comments if you found it funnier than I did.