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Super Mario Brothers Is The World's Greatest Piece Of Surrealist Art | Idea Channel | PBS

Duration: 02:20

We all know who the Mario Brothers are but have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? Like you've never seen or heard of them before? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist artwork. New Idea Channel episodes every other Wednesday starting... today! Woohoo! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel@gmail.com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Thanks to the artists of the work we featured in the Fan Art section! (in order) Mike Puncekar mpuncekar.blogspot.com Mario and Luigi by Anthony Jones www.robotpencil.org Sebastien Harding www.7splat.com Ted McClung living-oxymoron.deviantart.com Ryan Wood cghub.com MikePMitchell mikepmitchell.deviantart.com Fellipe Martins nationpoo.blogspot.com Winona Nelson www.winonanelson.com Bob Dob www.bobdob.com

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Post Date: March 21, 2012