The Simpsons vs. Super Mario

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What is more well known?

  1. The Simpsons

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  2. Super Mario

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    77.3%
Feb 6, 2013
  1. ShadowSoldier
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    misleading title is super effective!

    Anyways, what do you suppose is more known in the world? I honestly can't think of who is, or if they're even. I mean, Super Mario has been around since the 80's, and he was a huuuge powerhouse in the Super Mario Bros 3. Super Mario World days. But then The Simpsons... well.. come on, it's the Simpsons, there's not much to say. They're watched globally. Even they're old episodes come on every single day and on weekends there's more than one episode... GOOD episodes.
     


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    I'd hazard a guess and say Super Mario. The Simpsons is still running and rerunning, of course, but its popularity peaked in the 90s. It's certainly still well known, but it's not the phenomenon it once was (Remember those Bart Simpson dolls? They were mad rad).

    Mario is basically Nintendo's Mickey Mouse at this point; there's Zelda and such, sure, but he still is the brand. So yeah, I'd say that gives him the edge.
     
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    Mario hands down.
     
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    I'll say it is Mario.

     
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    mario. becuz he is in a lot of nintendo games.
     
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    The Simpsons, way more people watch tv then play video games. "D'oh" was put into the dictionary, common.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Like older people and such who don't have time or give a shit about games. Mario isn't as... what's the word, outgoing (?) as much these days. Yeah he's basically Nintendo, but he isn't being pushed in our faces as much. The Simpsons, well it's hard not to see them on TV.
     
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    I don't know, I've managed for years now.
     
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    I don't mean watching them.
     
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    The Simpsons has a more limited appeal than Mario, especially with only a portion of the show being actually good. Mario has appeal to a more casual crowd (especially in more recent years) as well as the general gaming crowd. Like all of my friends (from dedicated gamer bros to pop-obsessed teenage girls) have played a Mario game I'm rather sure.

    EDIT: Also Futurama is about 100000000x better than The Simpsons.
     
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    lmfao Futurama has absolutely nothing on early Simpsons...
     
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    Outside of better writing, better animation, and better characters.

    Like I enjoy some of the Simpsons but Futurama has just been consistently better.
     
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    I love the early Simpsons just as much as the next guy; seasons 3-10 (add 11 and 12 if you're feeling generous) were a comedic tour de force. It broke new ground for television, leaving an example shows are still following today. It was fantastic, through and through.

    With that being said, and with all due respect, fuck you guys, Futurama wins hands down.
     
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    With all due respect, fuck you too, this isn't about Futurama. <3
     
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    Simpsons > Futurama > American Dad > Cleveland Show > Family Guy

    de one truth
     
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    Mickey is more well know than all of them! But, well... I guess Mario is more well known than Simpsons... not sure...
     
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    It was made by the same creator.

    D'oh I did not read it corretly
     
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    mario= homer
    coins= donuts
    peach= even more donuts
    bowser= mr burns
    enemies= other characters
    world= donut heaven/hell
    sound when coin picked= more
    sound when saved donuts = woehoooo
     
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    guys, you're acting like your parents. everything was better when i was young D: boohoo.
    i still find them very enjoyable.

    both are equally well known globally. i'd guess that even north koreans know about the simpsons.
    and in africa, they probably wear the bart simpson shirts you people have long since thrown away.

    they both represent a very different medium though, mario, even with its halfassed super show, is one of the big faces in video game culture, while simpsons are often the first thing one would think about when it comes to united states television. despite the numerous videogames they stared in.
    i mean, i'm german, and if i was asked to name any cartoon, i'd certainly name the simpsons first.
     

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