Latest Episode of The Simpsons references Mario Kart

I sleep in a Mario Kart, do you?

26 February 2024
by jmaldonado 1

The Super Mario series, and by extension, Mario Kart is no stranger to being parodied. Things like SNL’s gritty HBO Mario Kart sketch show that the series is well known not just by Nintendo fans but by the greater entertainment industry. This is all to say that it’s no surprise that the latest episode of ‘The Simpsons’ would also parody the series.

The episode entitled “Lisa gets an F1” (Season 35 Episode 12 to be exact) features Lisa becoming a pro kid go-cart racer and Homer fearing for her safety. Homer’s concern leads to a nightmare sequence in which Homer dreams himself as Wario tossing a bomb at a Mario-esque Lisa and knocking her off Rainbow Road, Homer even straight up calls himself Wario in the dream and does the iconic “WAH!”.

The nightmare also features other cameos like Milhouse as Yoshi and Nelson as Bowser and it also gets referenced later on in the episode as one big Mario Kart reference by Lisa, a fact that is completely lost on Homer. You can watch all the clips down below.

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

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4M ago

Fifteen years ago I would have been absolutely delighted by this reference. Now, it's not so special anymore.