Saturday, June 6, 2009

Conan O'Brien: "Super Mario" fan?

We got an email a couple days ago about that Serious Lunch post that was making the rounds, the one in which Conan O'Brien's new monologue backdrop was compared to the background of Super Mario Bros. Well, news of the coincidence (or was it?) reached Team O'Brien, which addressed it on-air: got a quote from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who said, "We know that he is a fan of what we do, and we're thrilled to have him as a passionate Nintendo fan. Maybe we'll have to go play some Wii Sports Resort as well as Super Mario Bros Wii."

The Live Feed, however, notes that the Serious Lunch illustration was not a direct screen shot from Super Mario, but a Photoshop effect by blogger Tim Bierbaum based on the game design. "It's pretty funny," Bierbaum told The Live Feed, adding, "I'm glad it's inspired some discussion."