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Has Chris Pratt Even Played Super Mario Bros.?: A Slate Investigation

He’s never said he owns a Nintendo console … but he’s never said he hasn’t.

9/26/2021 10:11:00 AM

He’s never said he owns a Nintendo console … but he’s never said he hasn’t.

The evidence includes a wishing well in Washington state and a photo from 2004.

Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game,” he says. “Oh, I loved that game.” He shifts his eyes upward, miming a look of nostalgia. He goes on to say that, despite loving that game, “I never had a quarter” to play it. He then goes on to recall stealing money from a wishing well to play the game (at which point this investigation may have well called it quits, but we’ll continue).

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AdvertisementHe ends his video by saying: “I’m really excited to announce that I’m gonna be the voice of that video game that I dreamed about playing as a kid. Dreamscometrue.” Hold up, Pratt. In this slightly mangled bit of syntax, does dreaming about playing the game mean you … didn’t actually play it? Except maybe once with a stolen quarter? Did you otherwise look longingly at people who did play it and perhaps refused to let you join in as Luigi in two-player mode? The arcade version of

Super Mario Bros., it turns out, existed for a few short years leading up to 1990. Is it possible there was one in a laundromat in Lake Stevens, Washington? Sure! But given the strangeness of his phrasing, the shiftiness of the way he looks up, it all smells a little

.AdvertisementSo I then turned to trying to find out what, if any, relationship Pratt has to video games in general. In the plus column, he’s provided the voice for characters in a handful of games, notably those based onThe Lego Movie. Check. Way back in 2012, he was featured in a commercial for the Xbox 360 game

Kinect Star Wars, when he was known as the dopey dude fromParks and Recreation. Check. (For the record, that motion-tracking game was super goofy.)AdvertisementOnce, in a red carpet interview, Pratt was asked what kind of video game hisParks and Reccharacter, Andy Dwyer, would create. His answer was a

Guitar Herothat gets you drunk, which does make sense for Andy, but adds little to Pratt’s gaming bona fides. Everyone knows Read more: Slate »

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Too many double negatives. Is this poorly written on purpose?

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Chris Pratt will star as Mario in 'Super Mario Bros.' movie'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor Chris Pratt shared his excitement on social media over voicing Mario in the upcoming 'Super Mario Bros.' movie and reminisced about playing the game as a child. NO. It should be a real Italian plumber voicing Mario. He should have to go to the studio after a day of hard plumbing to do voice work Is he going to have an Italian accent? If not - I’m not interested 🤌🏼 Arizona audit!! WendyRogersAZ

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