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Is Conan’s Tonight Show backdrop a shout out to Mario?

If you’re a fan of late night television, and well-versed in classic video games, you may have noticed something interesting about Conan O’Brien’s new Tonight Show backdrop.

At first glance, the screen just seem like shades of blue and odd random shapes. A bit art nouveau. But a few eagle-eyed nerds (and I mean that with respect) realized that it is a darn close match to Super Mario Brothers.

Conan's backdrop in comparison to the video game

Conan's backdrop in comparison to the video game

LOL. If this wasn’t an intentional shout-out, then the game was surely the inspiration for the set designer. Maybe Conan has a covert deal with Nintendo to subliminally coax his viewers into buying a Wii 😉

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , | 1 Comment