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Post  Sahrimnir on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:55 pm

First of all, I just want to say that I really like "There Will Be Brawl". Nice work. Smile

Now, getting to the point. At first I just didn't get the whole "not-plumbers"-thing. After giving it some thought I realized that it was probably a reference to the fact that the brothers are never plumbers in the games. Looking around in the forums, I got this confirmed.
I just wanted to point out that this isn't true. In "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga" for the Game Boy Advance, there is a part where Mario and Luigi actually do some plumbing. Now I realize that you have to have played the game to know this and I realize that I can't expect the creators of TWWB to have played every Mario-game ever created, but it's a really great game. Go play it.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Blue Madness on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:58 pm

I believe Mario being a plumber is mentioned in Paper Mario too, and there's also the presence of the pipes themselves throughout the games, but I'm not arguing: I saw what happened to Wario. XD

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Joseppi on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:02 pm

I always wondered that myself. But when it come to Mario, you can say he's pretty much anything. It's not like Nintendo gave him a strait and narrow storyline.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  AdmiralMemo on Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:41 pm

Heck, the original "Jump Man" character from Donkey Kong was a carpenter.

And really, how many plumbers wear overalls? Seriously? If plumbers wore overalls, we wouldn't get any "plumber's crack" jokes.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:56 pm

These new gaiz.

The Plumber idea comes from many sources. I like to use the Mario Arcade (Never Played Before. I've Played on the Brawl Stage) To clearly represent the Plumber Flag. I mean, Look at it. Clearly, a sewer with a Pipes system.

Nyeh, In the end, nobody really cares. Just play Brawl or something.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  AdmiralMemo on Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:05 pm

Yeah... The original "Mario Brothers" (note, not "Super Mario Brothers") had you fighting those turtles, fireballs, and crabs in the pipes. So, plumber, sort of, though I don't know of any real plumber that actually goes INTO the pipes, let alone finds fireballs in them.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  xXkawai_baka_420Xx on Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:08 pm

It's a game.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Joseppi on Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:17 pm

AdmiralMemo wrote:And really, how many plumbers wear overalls? Seriously? If plumbers wore overalls, we wouldn't get any "plumber's crack" jokes.

When I was about 9 years old, my parents called the plumbers and 2 of them came. And they both had overalls on as well as red and green shirts. All they needed was hats. I had a couple of friends over and we just thought it was the most awesome thing ever.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Zhiel on Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:07 pm

Joseppi wrote:When I was about 9 years old, my parents called the plumbers and 2 of them came. And they both had overalls on as well as red and green shirts. All they needed was hats. I had a couple of friends over and we just thought it was the most awesome thing ever.
that... Has got to have been conscious on their part o.O

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  BustaJonesGavin on Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:41 pm

You guys need to remember that not every line of these show is somehow supposed to be connected with a video game or movie references, lol. The whole "aint no plumber" shtick is partly a nod to the fact that the majority of people who know about Mario and Luigi associate them as plumbers in the Mario Bros "storyline", therefore making it humorous that they are always so adament about NOT being plumbers.

Same thing about Sonic in a wheelchair, mentioned in another thread. He isn't in a wheelchair because he is a broken character in Brawl, it's cause he used to run fast and it's funny that in this awful, fucked up world of Brawl, his legs are useless.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Joseppi on Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:28 pm

How dare you Zach for messing up Nintendo's set-in-stone storylines. Shame on you. [/sarcasm]

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  TheTJ on Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:38 pm

He was right though... I don't think I've ever seen a plunger in those hands...

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Cena on Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:43 pm

I'd like to point out that this is a series where you eat mushrooms to grow bigger, gain fire (and, later, ice) powers through the use of flowers, turtles (sometimes with wings) attack you, flasks of unknown liquid substances create doors to a "negative zone", princesses float using the powers of their dresses, flutes summon tornadoes, and small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.

I think the issue of whether or not the Mario Bros. are plumbers is, forgive me, laughably meager compared to all the other questions we should be asking. XD

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Plumbin'

Post  Parshlop on Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:24 pm

I really liked the fact that Mario has a poster of the SMB movie on his door. They were plumbers in that, which kind of gives the whole "plumber in fiction/the movies" angle which gives some explanation as to why Mario gets so pissed off whenever people bring it up.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Maryssa on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:30 am

Cena wrote:small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.
MARYSSARAPTOR FINDS THIS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  BustaJonesGavin on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:48 am

Maryssa wrote:
Cena wrote:small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.
MARYSSARAPTOR FINDS THIS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE.

Then why did you let me ride you last night?


oh snap.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  SnakeInABox on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:49 am

BustaJonesGavin wrote:
Maryssa wrote:
Cena wrote:small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.
MARYSSARAPTOR FINDS THIS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE.

Then why did you let me ride you last night?


oh snap.

That just happened.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Maryssa on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:03 am

Oh so you're into that kinda thing huh? Cool

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Erik426 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:07 am

SnakeInABox wrote:
BustaJonesGavin wrote:
Maryssa wrote:
Cena wrote:small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.
MARYSSARAPTOR FINDS THIS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE.

Then why did you let me ride you last night?


oh snap.

That just happened.

lolz Laughing

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  BustaJonesGavin on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:09 am

Maryssa wrote:Oh so you're into that kinda thing huh? Cool

As of last week I am all about Na'vi sex.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Iliad on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:09 am

Gavin's not gonna be allowed to ride the pink yoshi tonight I'm thinkin'. Have fun with your blue shells.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  SnakeInABox on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:11 am

BustaJonesGavin wrote:
Maryssa wrote:Oh so you're into that kinda thing huh? Cool

As of last week I am all about Na'vi sex.

Oh thank god, I thought I was the only one.

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Warchamp7 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:33 am

Iliad wrote:Gavin's not gonna be allowed to ride the pink yoshi tonight I'm thinkin'. Have fun with your blue shells.

asdhjfgjkghd holy shit

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Post  D2 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:59 am

Maryssa wrote:
Cena wrote:small dinosaur-esque creatures allow humans to ride them as if mounts.
MARYSSARAPTOR FINDS THIS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE.

And while we're at it, is it necessary for Mario to constantly donkey punch Yoshi to get him to flick his tongue out?

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Re: "I am not a plumber!"

Post  Arek The Absolute on Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:12 am

Fobbs McCloud wrote:
Nyeh, In the end, nobody really cares.

Not to be rude in the slightest, but pretty much this.

Even if they were plumbers, I am certain they would allow this to slip since this series is fucking amazing.

EDIT: just realized how derailed the thread is which makes this post utterly pointless. my bad. carry on Smile

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