Pedro Pascal’s presence on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live provided the program with an ideal opportunity to satirize the bleak; they used him in a dystopian Mario Kart trailer.
The Mario Kart Trailer: A Brief Intro
A trailer spoof imagined a dark and intense HBO series based on Mario Kart during the February 4, 2023 edition of SNL starring Pedro Pascal. Pascal, who previously portrayed Joel in the HBO version of The Last of Us, played Mario, who is charged with escorting Princess Peach to Rainbow Road in a post-apocalyptic world.
The live-action version of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has received worldwide praise for its original narrative, superb production design, and exceptional performances. Pascal, who achieved prominence in The Mandalorian as Din Djarin, has received accolades for his depiction of Joel, a smuggler, and survivor of the fungus pandemic.
Despite the fact that the television series varied from several features of the original video game, fans accepted and liked the changes, with Episode 3 being an example.
How It Went!!!!
Here’s the complete “HBO Mario Kart Trailer” SNL spoof. In the video, Pedro Pascal starts with his famous statement, “It’s-a me, Mario.” Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach, forcing Mario to embark on the perilous journey of bringing her to safety.
They drive through a desolate wasteland in a kart, stopping at Luigi’s eerie home, evading Goombas, and collaborating with Yoshi and Toad.
With the trailer skit, the SNL episode starring Pedro Pascal on February 4, 2023, introduced a fantastic pair of video game concepts. The contrast between Nintendo’s Mario Kart’s lively, dream-like environment and The Last of Us’ deep, mournful mood made it a great topic for the HBO series.
The comedy makes fun of both games while without dismissing Mario Kart’s gameplay components. The decision to use Mario Kart instead of a Super Mario game was also sensible since it kept the comedy from mimicking the famed Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993, which cannot be satirized.
If you love Mario Kart and want to see its world come to life on the big screen, don’t worry: the upcoming Super Mario Bros. film promises to bring the famous karts and Rainbow Road to the big screen. The film, which is due to be released in April, exemplifies the extent to which the world of intellectual property licensing will go to bring treasured properties to life.