Newsroom Scandal!! Did NY1 Rip Off Super Mario Bros. 3?
Posted by Scout on April 4th, 2013
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OK, this has been driving me nuts for years. Every time the NY1 weather report comes on, there’s a jingle in the background. And I SWEAR I know it from somewhere:
Then I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 the other day – and I realized why I was having such severe deja vu:
I think we can all agree that NY1 has clearly stolen the post-boss-fight music from Super Mario III and used it to back their Weather On The Ones reports – AS IF WE WOULDN’T NOTICE.
For shame, NY1! Sadly, this revelation will most likely destroy NY1′s journalistic credibility and lead to the demise of the network, but that is the price you pay for lifting music from the Mushroom Kingdom.
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11 comments to Newsroom Scandal!! Did NY1 Rip Off Super Mario Bros. 3?
I assumed NY1 meant it to sound like rain falling… blessedly, I was never a Mario Bros geek…
is this a joke or…
I’ve been thinking this for years. Finally someone else hears it. None of my friends watch NY1 as religiously as I do; it was tough to find someone to confirm this. Thank you.
As awesome as all your other stuff is, this is probably my favorite post of yours. “I was playing SMB 3 the other day”?! This makes me want to buy you a bagel from Russ & Daughters the next time I’m in NYC.
I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS!!!! Thank you.
OMG, you’ve uncovered a dark secret! Be careful! lol
I have also been saying this forever. Every time I hear that music I hold my hand up in the air like Mario falling through the stars holding the boss key.
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