SMG4: If Mario Was In Meta Runner is the fortieth episode of Season 10 and the five hundred and ninety-fifth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
This is also the third episode related to If Mario was in series. It was aired on October 17th, 2020.
We get a look at what Meta Runner would be like if it was completely SMG4-ified 🤡
The episode is a complete retelling of Meta Runner season 1 from META RUNNER - Season 1 Episode 1: Wrong Warp to META RUNNER - Season 1 Episode 10: Shutdown but it's in the SMG4 world style. Tari and Belle reprises their roles while the other important characters are played by various SMG4 characters such as:
- Peter Griffin
- Bender Bending Rodríguez
- Rubeus Hagrid
- Barack Obama
- Jesus Christ
- Monty Mole
- Mr. Blizzard
- Hatsune Miku
- Harry Potter
- Homer Simpson
- Hank Hill
- Bart Simpson
- Carl Wheezer
- The YouTube Arc: This episode (end of Tari's dream) takes place after the YouTube Arc.
- This episode is a self-parody of Meta Runner Season 1, to commemorate Season 2 being uploaded the previous day. However, there are several differences from the actual story:
- The episode just summarized the events from all ten episodes.
- Belle was attempting a speedrun of Super Mario 64 whereas she was speed running Ultra Jump Mania originally.
- Tari knows who the other characters are whereas in the original version, she was completely amnesiac.
- Bob (as Lucks) mentions doing collateral damage when destroying the cartridge that holds Mario's memory and personality. In the original, Lucks only said collateral.
- Lucinia is not mentioned whereas in the original version, she was a close friend of Belle and "died" in a accident with Dr. Sheridan on Project Blue.
- Though this was a dream, this marks the first appearance of:
- This is one of the few episode of Season 10 that is non-canonical to the SMG4 Series (along with SMG4 Christmas Special 2020 and the SMG4 2020 COLLAB SPECIAL), mainly because it was only a dream of Tari.
- This is Tari's first appearence since SMG4: Stupid Mario 3D All-Stars and her first main role since SMG4: The Tari Abnormality, as well as Meggy's first major role since SMG4: Food Wars, though Meggy only appears in a dream.
- Despite being an If Mario was in... episode, Tari has a larger role than Mario.
- Because of this it some fans retitled it as “Meta Runner in a Nutshell.”
- This is the second If Mario was in... video to not be attributed to a video game, the first being SMG4: If Mario was in The Sonic Movie.
- This is the first video since SMG4: If Mario was in... Deltarune to have Mario appear in his Super Mario 64 form in the YouTube thumbnail almost 2 years prior.
- This is the first video since SMG4: Deleted where a SM64 map is used in the background.
- Lucks' death was actually foreshadowed in this video when Shroomy (Masa) shot Bob's (Lucks) picture.
- Meta Runner: The whole video is a parody of Meta Runner's first season.
- Among Us: When Fishy Boopkins dies in the game, Tari and Shroomy look at Po who killed him, as the sound of what role you are plays.