25 Years Of The Dr. Mario Commercial Music Stuck In My Head

25 Years Of The Dr. Mario Commercial Music Stuck In My Head
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Call the doctor, Mario oh-oh.

It was on June 27, 1990 that Nintendo released Mario’s medical puzzle game for the Game Boy and NES, setting in motion the North American marketing effort that would result in the youngest doctor this side of Doogie Houser scatting in my head for all eternity. And by scatting I am referring to the music practice of singing nonsensical lyrics. Also, it pooped my brain.

Dr. Mario has been released and re-released on just about every Nintendo console since. Most recently the character returned to the Smash Bros. scene as a fully-playable character in the Wii U and 3DS games. He’s even got his own Amiibo figure. Perhaps if I buy one and burn it in a pentagram I will finally stop playing this song in my head every time he’s mentioned.


  • This game is played to this day in my household. Whenever I have my parents around we make sure to play a few games.

  • A few of the linked videos after that one have compilations of great old NES ads. Fantastic!

    Well. Apart from the resolution which makes my eyes bleed. How did we ever see anything on those TV ads? Where’s the HD?!

    • Though do we even have TV ads in HD these days though? 😛

      Not that I’ve checked any of the station resolutions in a long while, but I’m confident enough the main ones are still showing in 576.

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