In print

America (The Book): Teacher's Edition

p. ii, "From the Authors"Date: 2006-09-25   


Among thousands of qualified candidates, two applied, and therefore stood out: Stanley Schultz, History Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, author of the upcoming The Unfinished Society: A History of the American Peoples, and nationally recognized expert on U.S. social and cultural history; and

It was not an easy choice, and SuperMario's delightful sense of humor often left us rotfl.

Chicago Sun Times

Mario Lemieux, #66 on the Pittsburgh Penguins, is nicknamed "Super Mario." He retired after the '96-'97 season, but later returned to the NHL on December 28, 2000.


#3, p. 10Date: 2005-03-01   
Portion of a page dedicated to the making of the scene for the rest of the page, featuring the cartoonist Jhonen Vasquez with a Super Mario mask, with a caption explaining "Self portrait sucked, so I'm wearing a Super Mario mask here."


Foxtrot regularly mentions gaming and Mario is no exception.

Gigantic: The Story of Frank Black & the Pixies

pp. 86-87


And the endless hours on the tour bus, the endless hours of Super Mario Bros. and listening to the crew talking about p***y!

NEC advertisement

In the background, the Super Mario 64 intro plays on nine TVs. As far as we can tell, Mario is not mentioned in the ad.

Pearls Before Swine

Thanks: Nathan P.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Sally Forth

Thanks: Mikel P.

The Book of Useless Information

Date: 2006-06-27   
Page 37: "Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, first appeared in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but that was changed to Mario to honor Nintendo of America, Inc.'s landlord, Mario Segali." (Note: The correct spelling is "Segale.")

The Boondocks

Date: 2005-02-27   
Mario in his pose from the Super Mario Bros. 2 box art appeared in the February 27, 2005 edition of The Boondocks.

The Far Side

The Onion

The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information

Date: 2010-05-04   
Page 21 has a section called "Mario and Zelda." One entry is, "The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. video game series were both developed by the same man—Shigeru Miyamoto."


A drawing of Mario and Bill Gates appeared in the May 21, 2001 issue of TIME magazine. Illustrated by Edward Sorrell.
Caped Mario from Super Mario World appears on the cover of the September 27, 1993 issue of TIME magazine.

Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader

Date: 2002-10-25   
Donkey Kong (the game) is given a passing mention on page 415 in the article "The Rise and Fall of Atari" and on page 463 in the intro blurb to "Mr. Game Boy" (an article about Gumpei Yokoi). In the "Let's Play Nintendo!" article on page 502, Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog is described as the "anti-Mario."

Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

Date: 2009-10-22   
The 22nd edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader has a Mario fact on the bottom of page 515: "Working overtime: The Mario character has appeared in 81 video games since 1981."

Vancouver Sun

Super Mario is mentioned in Graham Harrop's editorial cartoon in the Vancouver Sun on February 15, 2001.

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Date: 2001-03   
This picture of a Lincoln High School play called "Super Mario World - Quest for the Golden Plunger" appeared in the Vincennes Sun-Commercial around March 24 or 25, 2001.


Thanks: Mark Kelly