Mario Bros. Plumbing! You Clog 'em, We Clear 'em!
I've been watching through the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, and I just love this cartoon. It's quirky and fun, and has a lot of things in it that I still consider my personal Mario "canon." Oh, sure, it was a little too out-there sometimes, and the animation/voice mistakes from time to time were distracting, but the show had a lot of heart.
Danny Wells and the late Captain Lou Albano provided what I still believe to be the best voices of Mario and Luigi ever (sorry, Charles Martinet). Both captured the characters' personalities so well, too: Mario being the brave, look-before-he-leaps type, Luigi being cautious to a fault. (It's interesting that the Luigi characterization would go on to be the official Nintendo characterization as well! Coincidence? Maybe, but it's a fun coincidence! )
In this picture, I wanted to do a little tribute to the show. While I didn't necessarily try to capture the likenesses of Wells and Albano, I blended the classic cartoon look with the outfits of the live action silly segments. I also did my best to recreate their (actually really cool) basement apartment in Brooklyn. There's a little cameo from a certain recurring character, too!
I hope you enjoy it, and remember: Hangin' with the plumbers, you'll be hooked on the Brothers! (to the brink!)