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Old 06-04-09, 12:42 PM
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Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

It's pretty damn close isn't it? I can't see this being a coincidence.
Just made the NY Post

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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

No way that's a coincidence, especially with the angle of the sun rays and water pattern. That is absolutely awesome.
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Excellent!!
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That's awesome.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

This is just some good photoshopping, those mario images come from different games.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by sauce07
This is just some good photoshopping, those mario images come from different games.
Yeah, I was wondering how someone thought of grabbing all those images from various Mario levels.
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Yeah I mean of course it is photoshopped, but you don't think it is at least inspired?
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

How would someone even know which images to grab, unless they already knew which images supposedly inspired his set. From that image, I wouldn't doubt it's inspired by the Mario games.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

They're just shapes, in three days I have no doubt that somebody could collect all the proper images to construct that Mario level collage, just a forced coincidence.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by spainlinx0
How would someone even know which images to grab, unless they already knew which images supposedly inspired his set. From that image, I wouldn't doubt it's inspired by the Mario games.
They may not even be screen grabs but a recreation made to look like Mario levels.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

I didn't need any more reasons to love Conan.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

hah well if it gets enough press I am sure he will address it.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by John Slider
They're just shapes, in three days I have no doubt that somebody could collect all the proper images to construct that Mario level collage, just a forced coincidence.
No way. Look at the randomness of the clouds. No one could just magically think that odd shape up for a backdrop.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

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hah well if it gets enough press I am sure he will address it.
supposedly he will tonight.
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That doesn't look like Mario. There's nothing in the design that screams "Mario"
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i'm pretty sure I could take different staind glass windows and make something similar
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Awesome either way.
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http://kotaku.com/5279071/nintendo-t...omage-is-great

"That's great," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said as he looked at it for the first time during his interview with Kotaku.

"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."

So, no cease and desist, Reggie?

"No. For Conan, we'll let that one slide."
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

But if a pre-school paints Mario on the side of their building, an entire team of lawyers is dispatched.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Damn this thing is getting traction fast. I'm sure he will address it tonight.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by Groucho
But if a pre-school paints Mario on the side of their building, an entire team of lawyers is dispatched.
No shit
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by Groucho
But if a pre-school paints Mario on the side of their building, an entire team of lawyers is dispatched.
Originally Posted by Giantrobo
No shit
Wait what???
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

looks like he addressed it, updated first post..though he didn't totally admit to it either
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Not bad. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Conan's Tonight Show Backdrop is Super Mario

Originally Posted by TripWire
looks like he addressed it, updated first post..though he didn't totally admit to it either
Link is removed. What did he say?

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