If there's one thing that we are quickly learning about The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it's that it is set to be absolutely packed with Easter eggs and callbacks.
The latest Super Bowl trailer wore this sentiment on its sleeve, remaking the original theme song from 1989's Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and bringing the references by the bucketload (seriously, check out the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing website to see how many there are). One callback that a few people have pointed to online (though it is yet to be confirmed) is a cameo from the Super Show itself as there are claims that the latest trailer features none other than Jeannie Elias (voice actor for Princess Toadstool).
As we say, this is all speculation at the moment, but listen carefully to the voice of the distressed customer (we've timestamped the moment below) and see if it rings any bells.
We must say, that certainly sounds like Princess Toadstool, but there is every chance that we are mistaken (after all, people can sound the same). This being said, the green eyes, purple eye shadow, and ginger hair are all pointing towards something particularly Toadstool-y about this customer which surely can't be a coincidence, right?
We have reached out for comment to a couple of places to try and settle this once and for all, though we have received no response as of yet.
If we do find out that this is indeed Elias, we're imagining that her role is limited to this skit alone — nobody wants a two Peach multiverse plot line now do they? If she does feature in the film itself, we may have to wait until we see the credits roll in opening week to find out for sure, but this cameo could point to more coming our way.
What do you think on the matter? Is that really Elias or just a soundalike? Give us your answer in the following poll to see what everyone else reckons.
Were there any other nods that you noticed in the Super Bowl trailer? Drop them in the comments below!
It seems likely to me if everything else about the commercial is a homage to the cartoon. It also says Punch Out on the map of New York, around Brooklyn. Looks like this movie is going for the deep cuts.
I think people will continue to find little easter eggs in this movie for years! You can really tell it is a project of love and I can't wait to see it!
@DiggleDog Oh wow, good eye!
They're actually standing outside of "Punch-Out!! Pizza" in the video thumbnail too.
Now get the voice actor of the Zelda serie to say "excuse me Princess" in Tears of the kingdom.
@Martijn87 Those should be Link's first words when Nintendo finally decide to give him a voice.
So, the Mario movie as allowed to have original characters, is it? Why does Illumination get that luxury but not the Paper Mario series I wonder
She has the blue earrings too. I think it's her.
I do think its her.
It could be her, but the voice filter used to give it the 80's homemade video sound makes it hard to tell. They likely got someone else to give out a youngish Brooklyn woman accent.
You could argue that even the make-up and hair color are reminiscent of cartoon Toadstool
Didn't recognize her voice since I mostly watched Super Show dubbed in Italian but still, what a cool detail!
@Martijn87 @StuTwo Those are the words Link should say in response to Zelda saying "But Link, I'm not sure you'll be able to stop him"!
Didn't catch it the first time. It's definitely her, the voice is too similar to be a coincidence. Awesome Easter egg.
Missing option in the poll for "I have watched a dubbed Super Show (other language) so I have no clue but that sounds cool!"
I watched a bit of the Latin American dub where she has the voice of Little Lulu (1995) and the Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs.
If the Latin American dub has the same voice as the dubbed cartoon, then for all intents and purposes must be the same in English.
This might be an unpopular opinion, but Princess Toadstool from the Super Mario Bros. Show is, in my opinion, one of the stronger versions of the character. She was in charge, was clever, didn't get kidnapped all the time, had personality, was into music and sports, and still had a feminine side to her.
Most writers can not really find a good balance with female characters' personality traits. Either they are too feminine and therefore a stereotype, or it is the opposite, they are too mean, angry, and cynical, and therefore another stereotype.
I don't know why but I think that her reaction to reading that line is hilarious.
I'm not sure if it is or not? But if it is, that's very cool. I loved Princess Toadstool in the cartoons.
@RareFan Bravo! Well spoken and so unfortunately true.
They probably have more creative control and willingness to speak up if Miyamoto bought up the idea of that 90% of the cast should be generic toads which the Paper Mario devs would begrudgingly accept.
I just realized i chose the “never watched” option when technically, when it was on Netflix AGES ago, when i was really young, i would watch a single episode on repeat. Oops.
I loved Jeannie Elias as Carl Foutley from As Told By Ginger. I didn't know her well from Mario; I grew up with the SMB3 and World shows and Terri Hawkes was my princess. However, the clip I heard of Elias were very good.
That said, It's complete conjecture that she voice the commercial lady. Where's it actually coming from besides one random fan on Twitter?
I definitely remember the theme song but it’s been ages since I watched the cartoon. I wouldn’t remember the voice like that but it’s pretty cool if that is her voice though.
I mean, I watched the Mario cartoons in general back then, but I barely remember anything from it, so...eh.
Hahahahah if they do that "excuuusse me" as a first line, i will cry from laughter.
Let's take in the fact she's also on a stool in the trailer..
This commercial single-handedly restored some of my hope for this movie after the huge let down of Mario's voice. Bringing in an original voice-actor from the 80s/90s series' would be icing on the cake for this wonderful teaser.
It gets worse every new trailer or image.
@Martijn87 Haha now I see Zelda from the Tears of the Kingdom trailer falling down into the darkness, and as she look up she see the cartoon Link saying ExcuUuuse me Princess xD
Maybe. It is the same voice actress as Princess Toadstool, after all, but it's a different character. Just like how Charles Martinet will be voicing some roles in the movie, despite being Mario from the games.
What would be REALLY cool is if they got John Leguizamo (Luigi from the live-action movie from 1993) to voice a character, or bring back Samantha Mathis to reprise her role as Princess Daisy (should Daisy appear in this movie as a cameo, albeit as a version closer to her game version and not her movie version).
@EarthboundBenjy this is a battle better fought elsewhere, friend
@EarthboundBenjy I'm unsure if this is sarcasm?
@DaniPooo @JohnnyMind @StuTwo for some reason, mostly nostalgic, i would love this to happen. It would be the most shocking thing ever in a Zelda game.
Tap here to load 33 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...