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#1 Rik OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:21 PM

I was playing 7800 Donkey Kong last night and read the back of the box describing game.The 1st sentence states"You are Mario,the fearless carpenter".I thought wait a minute,isn't mario a Plumber?I guess he wanted a career change.Whats the story behind this one?

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Posted Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:27 PM

I was playing 7800 Donkey Kong last night and read the back of the box describing game.The 1st sentence states"You are Mario,the fearless carpenter".I thought wait a minute,isn't mario a Plumber?I guess he wanted a career change.Whats the story behind this one?


In Donkey Kong, Mario was originally a carpenter.

Actually, originally he wasn't even "Mario", but rather just called "Jumpman". Later releases changed his name to Mario.

It wasn't until Mario Bros. (NOT Super Mario Bros., mind you) that Mario, along with his brother Luigi (I think that games was Luigi's first appearance, btw) were in the plumbing business. Maybe Mario was a carpenter at first, and then moved on to plumbing? Maybe he was a general handyman?

Most likely he just worked a bunch of different jobs. I mean, honestly...he was a ref in Punch Out :D

From there they somehow wound up in the Mushroom Kingdom, the setting of Super Mario Bros. Maybe the brothers fell into one of the pipes that somehow transported them to another world (ala that god-awful Super Mario Bros. The Movie movie). Or maybe they were always in the Mushroom Kingdom. Or maybe they just took one too many "magic mushrooms" and everything has been some warped drug induced fantasy. ;)

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Posted Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:20 PM

Jesus.

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Posted Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:23 PM

Or maybe they just took one too many "magic mushrooms" and everything has been some warped drug induced fantasy. ;)


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Posted Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:36 PM

Most likely he just worked a bunch of different jobs. I mean, honestly...he was a ref in Punch Out :D


Not only was Mario a ref in Punch Out, but he has been a doctor (Dr. Mario), in building demolition (Wrecking Crew), and a cement factory worker (Mario's Cement Factory, Game & Watch).

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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:31 AM

He's a handyman Jack-of-all-Trades really. It's hard to think of a job Mario HASN'T done (or sport he hasn't played).

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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:13 AM

He's a handyman Jack-of-all-Trades really. It's hard to think of a job Mario HASN'T done (or sport he hasn't played).



Yeah just ask Ron Jeremy.... he even does bedroom golf.

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Edited by the.golden.ax, Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:15 AM.


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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:15 PM

Right on!Its just a game of course.But i thought there was a story behind his change of trades.Its fun to read the stories behind Mario's adventures and why he has to do what he has to do. ;)

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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:50 PM

Jesus.

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Probably the reason mario went from carpenter to plumber.

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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:47 PM

Most likely he just worked a bunch of different jobs. I mean, honestly...he was a ref in Punch Out :D


Not only was Mario a ref in Punch Out, but he has been a doctor (Dr. Mario), in building demolition (Wrecking Crew), and a cement factory worker (Mario's Cement Factory, Game & Watch).


Don't forget his brief job as a Orkin man.

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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:49 PM

Most likely he just worked a bunch of different jobs. I mean, honestly...he was a ref in Punch Out :D


Not only was Mario a ref in Punch Out, but he has been a doctor (Dr. Mario), in building demolition (Wrecking Crew), and a cement factory worker (Mario's Cement Factory, Game & Watch).


Don't forget his brief job as a Orkin man.

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That's not Mario but some other guy who only appeared in DK3.

Edit: His name is Stanley, as seen HERE

Edited by Kripto, Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:02 PM.


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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:23 PM

He's a handyman Jack-of-all-Trades really. It's hard to think of a job Mario HASN'T done (or sport he hasn't played).



Yeah just ask Ron Jeremy.... he even does bedroom golf.

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Oh yeah...Mario´s spectacular career in the porn industry under that Jeremy-alias. Those were the days. I always wondered why he never falls over that huge prick in his games.

Was that before or after his wrestling career?

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Edited by 108 Stars, Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:28 PM.


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Posted Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:59 PM

wow, its too bad they didn't go with the captain's voice (Lou albano) instead of that terrible voice they gave him in the later games.
i definitely found myself questioning marios manhood after mario 64.
Lou did a great job on the show. and the luigi guy was great, even if he was the 'used car salesman type' in many other tv shows.

He's a handyman Jack-of-all-Trades really. It's hard to think of a job Mario HASN'T done (or sport he hasn't played).



Yeah just ask Ron Jeremy.... he even does bedroom golf.

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Oh yeah...Mario´s spectacular career in the porn industry under that Jeremy-alias. Those were the days. I always wondered why he never falls over that huge prick in his games.

Was that before or after his wrestling career?

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Posted Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:52 AM

Introducing the manager, Captain LOOOOUIS ALBANO!

His ring intro is burned into my brain.

Edited by godzillajoe, Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:53 AM.


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Posted Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:03 PM

Maybe all his time killing gorillas and saving princesses got him demoted because he was never ever on the job.

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Posted Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:01 PM

Mario was turned into a street cleaner in Mario Sunshine.

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Posted Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:11 PM

Or maybe they just took one too many "magic mushrooms" and everything has been some warped drug induced fantasy. ;)


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Posted Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:44 PM

Okay,so Mario is really a jack of all trades then.I was under the impression he was strictly a Plumber in the ongoing series of scenerios

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:02 PM

He tried to be a carpenter and failed, tried being a plumber with not much more success. Now he celebrates unemployment but eating '1-up' mushrooms and hallucinating far away kingdoms and mushrooms that talk and turtles that fly. I work with much of the same type of people. Luigi seems to be the level headed Brother getting a job with T.A.P.S.

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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:26 PM

If Mario is Captain Lou, is the princess Cindy Lauper? This ruins the game for me.

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Posted Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:39 AM

If Mario is Captain Lou, is the princess Cindy Lauper? This ruins the game for me.


Only if King Koopa is actually Andre the Giant.

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Posted Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:55 AM

I guess the carpenter idea would explain why he uses the hammer in Donkey Kong.

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:27 AM

I wonder how Mario got ALL these jobs...hmmm...
Carpenter
Plumber
Docter
Referee for 2 differant sports (or more)
and more...
Seriously, like, what the heck.

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012 7:44 AM

(sorry, going through old threads for research!)

He was also in Mario Hotel on the Philips CD-i closing hotel room doors! (so a "hotel porter")!

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012 10:03 AM

Dude can't hold down a steady job, probably because of the magic mushrooms.




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