Super Redneck Bros. T-shirt Design by powerpig.
|Designer:||powerpig (Chris McVeigh)|
|Genre:||Gamer, Geek, Nerd, Mario, Nintendo, Parody|
|Age Appropriateness:||Everyone, but available in teen and adult sizes only.|
|Sizes:||Men's S - 3XL, Women's S - 2XL, + Hoodies|
|Choice of Styles:||Yes|
|Choice of Colors:||Yes|
|Printing Method:||Digital Direct|
|Buy Tee At Retailer:||Redbubble|
|Ships To:||All Regions|
|Price:||$27.61 - $56.70|
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The Super Redneck Bros. T-shirt design by powerpig is a Super Mario Bros. parody mocking the Tanooki Suit with actual animal fur.
It looks like the Super Mario games just got real. This is funny in that it is so stereotypical and Americanized that it deserves our patronage. The fox skin coat is a nice touch and variation from the typical racoon Tanooki Suit which is also represented here.
Details like the holes in Mario’s clothing and Luigi’s shoe is not only adding that aforementioned redneck quality it shows them as being poor white trash as well. Super Poverty Bros. would be another good title for this design. The only thing missing from this are stink lines and flies, maybe a busted sewer pipe for continuity. Empty beer cans, NASCAR merchandise and a Confederate flag (perhaps in the lettering) would also suffice.
Both Mario and Luigi look less playful and far less happy. They are drawn in a style that is slightly less cartoony than in the video games. They have the appearance of being hardened by life and therefore worn down.
In related news…
“After the release of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA made a website and game to promote their anti-fur campaign (“Mario Kills Tanooki”) with regard to the live skinning of raccoon dogs or tanukis. The site implied that Super Mario 3D Land was promoting the use of animal furs as clothing. This resulted in strong backlash from Nintendo and their fans. A spokesperson from PETA later claimed that their allegations were “tongue-in-cheek” and “a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur.”
PETA even went so far as to create their own Mario-based browser game entitled “Super Tanooki Skin 2D”. The game stars the character of Tanooki, a skinless animal who is chasing Mario to get his skin back. The game has the player dodge obstacles in order to catch up to the famous plumber, who is flying ahead of Tanooki, wearing his skin which is dripping with blood. When the player wins the game a message pops up and says that the skin belongs to an animal!”~ MarioWiki