Is Conan’s new backdrop Mario-inspired?

Posted by · 2:28 pm · June 4th, 2009

Lots of “Tonight Show” talk this week.  I would apologize but, at the same time, come on, it’s transition week.  Plenty to discuss.

The guys over at Serious Lunch (via Joe Quesada’s Twitter page and Gizmodo) have either stumbled onto a coincidence or an awesome ode to the Mushroom Kingdom.  If you’ve been watching the show this week, you’ve probably noticed the nifty stained glass backdrop that appears during O’Brien’s opening monologue. It seems the design may have been inspired by elements from the Super Mario Bros. video game series.

I don’t know, I think it’s way, way too similar to be a coincidence.  You have a look and decide:

Conan O'Brien backdrop

This animated gif really seals the deal for me.  AWESOME.

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  • 1 6-04-2009 at 2:49 pm

    Speaking English said...


    By the way, what in the world is he doing in this picture? Fondling someone’s behind?

  • 2 6-04-2009 at 9:10 pm

    James D. said...

    That is really bizarre.

  • 3 6-04-2009 at 9:18 pm

    Gustavo H.R. said...

    Was the question mark in the post title really necessary?

  • 4 6-04-2009 at 9:55 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Maybe not.

  • 5 6-04-2009 at 10:32 pm

    Henry said...

    Wow. Just wow. That blew my mind.

    It’s not even that unthinkable, really. This is Conan O’Brien, not Charlie Rose. You just know Conan ate Nintendo Cereal back in the day!

  • 6 6-04-2009 at 10:58 pm

    Andrew L. said...

    LaBamba kind of looks like Mario…