Mario Stars In Olympics Closing Ceremony

Mario Stars In Olympics Closing Ceremony
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With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Tokyo is up next in 2020. And to mark the occasion, Mario made a surprise appearance at the closing ceremony tonight, warp-piping from Japan to Brazil and transforming into … Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Gif: Deadspin

Really.

Being chosen as your nation’s cultural ambassador in front of the eyes of the world is quite the honour for the plumber. Though for every winner…

Comments

  • This is what I mean when I say I don’t like Nintendo Directs. This was the right amount of ‘yeah, Olympic spirit’ and ‘national pride/what the country has contributed to the world’. Of course brands feature.

    That’s the best ad for Nintendo I’ve seen since the one with Penelope Cruz in Mario garb. What.

      • Wait back up. Apologies if that sounded at all like I was down on it.

        Seriously, I’ve read it back a dozen times now and swear I can’t see myself saying anything that’d seem like I was negative about it.

        Best Nintendo Direct of all time. Hell. Best Nintendo E3 show of all time.

        EDIT: And another thing. Fatso the wombat is the best Olympic mascot of all time. I reserve the right to change my opinion once the Toyko games roll around.

        • Seriously, I’ve read it back a dozen times now and swear I can’t see myself saying anything that’d seem like I was negative about it.You mean apart from “This is what I mean when I say I don’t like Nintendo Directs”?

          • The comment definitely sounds negative. Maybe a bit of context into that first sentence would help? What has you not liking Nintendo Directs got anything to do with the quality, and indeed product placement, of this Closing Ceremony experience? Hell what have Nintendo Directs got to do with it in the first place? Are you expecting more national pride/culture in Nintendo Directs?

            Every time the closing ceremony happens, the country who next hosts the games parade around their major exports, hence why at the end of the the Beijing Olympics, England sent David Beckham round the stadium in a bus. I dont like his wife or her music in the slightest, but doesnt mean I have a problem with them showboating him around…

  • So Japans cultural ambassador for the Olympics… is an Italian stereotype characture who takes performance enhancements to compete.

  • I was just talking about how amazing the Tokyo Olympics were going to be, then this happens. Genius!

    We’re going to have 8k broadcasts, hatsune miku performing at the opening ceremony as a hologram, flying cars. It’s going to be crazy in the best way possible when Japan goes all in.

      • Other than 7 Mate, Seven’s atrocious Rio coverage online and offline was exclusively in SD.

        Maybe we’ll get HD (at least offline) by Tokyo.

        • 7mate is SD, the HD channel is a copy of the main channel,but only 720p. I didn’t check online or app.
          Once agai it’s another sporting event that Foxtel was 100 times better at, with 6 to 8 channels all in HD and with each event in the EPG so you could record each event you wanted.

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