Ever since he confirmed up as Oberyn Martell in Recreation of Thrones, Pedro Pascal’s rise to stardom has been fairly enjoyable to see, as a result of he’s simply good in principally every little thing he’s in, even when that factor itself is a hot mess. And because the star of each The Mandalorian and HBO’s new status hit The Last of Us, it’s clear that people wanna see Pedro Pascal be a gruff gunslinging mentor, which makes Saturday Night time Dwell’s latest skit sort of good.
Pascal hosted final evening’s episode, and one of many skits had him play Mario in a status model of Nintendo’s Mario Kart sequence. As an alternative of escorting Ellie throughout the nation, he’s received to take Princess Peach (Chloe Fineman) throughout Rainbow Street as Bowser (Kenan Thompson) hunts her down. Sure, it’s actually a Nintendo reskin of Final of Us, proper right down to explaining the Goombas as being sentient fungus, however it’s additionally fairly humorous, and simply goofy sufficient to work.
Seeing the Mario solid reimagined as “complicated, dramatic HBO characters” is fairly humorous—”complicated” for Toad and Yoshi (Bowen Yang) simply means “I’m bisexual”—and it helps that Pascal as Mario is…truly fairly good? He doesn’t do a goofy accent, however he’s principally enjoying him like he would Joel and being fully severe about it. (His “It’s-a me, Mario” might be one of the best dramatic model we’re ever going to get of that line.) Perhaps along with that animated film coming in a few months, Nintendo might get to work on a live-action Mario film the place he’s Mario and Charlie Day is Luigi? Maybe we might additionally get him to tug double obligation as Wario.
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