SMG4: MarioTube is the twenty-fourth episode of Season 7 and the three hundred and forty-first overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
This episode was aired on May 6, 2017.
After Mario's huge success on his Youtube channel, the entire SMG4 cast want to give making videos a shot too... except everyone is stupid and their videos are boring.
Everyone is doing their daily routines in the castle, when suddenly Mario barges through the front doors and brags about a video he uploaded onto his channel, TheAwesomeMario. Awed by the massive view count, everyone except for SMG4 decides to make their own YouTube channels.
The next day, SMG4 is bombarded with Skype messages from his friends requesting him to watch their videos. Believing he has nothing better to do, he decides to watch them.
Luigi, under his YouTuber name Weegeepie, does a Let's Play of Minecraft. The video consists of him doing mundane activities and making tripe commentary, leaving SMG4 bored out of his mind. After attacking a cow, Luigi declares it the end of the video, but Mario suddenly appears and scolds him for playing "boring crap" and has him play Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Luigi ends the video after only one jump scare, causing SMG4 to comment on how he wished the video killed him.
Bob, using Super BOB glitchy 4 as his YouTube name, has uploaded "THE BOB MOVIE". In the movie, which is set in the year 1969 (due to 69 being a reference to a sex position), Bob saves a woman from a giant-headed version of himself called "Evil Bob". Bob defeats Evil Bob by launching fireballs at him and has sex with the woman who thanked him. Due to the poor editing and sound design, SMG4 bangs his head on his keyboard repeatedly in frustration.
Wario, under his YouTube name WARIO Invasion, greets his viewers and tells them that he is going to do pranks for today's video. He then flaunts his "house" to show off his "wealth". The real owner, Big Smoke, chases Wario out of the house with a bat. The video then cuts to Wario showing the viewers his actual house, which was a pile of garbage bags underneath an overhead pass. Before starting to do pranks, Wario begs for likes and advertises his Microgame Emporium for almost 10 hours. Once Wario is done, he proceeds to do just one prank: which involves running over a Koopa Troopa with his car. After the video, SMG4 breaks the fourth wall by turning to the viewers and uttering "I want to die."
Fishy Boopkins, under his YouTube name, Fishy Boopkin's Toy Time :D, does a roleplay involving Spiderman, Elsa, and Dr. Eggman. In it, he has Spiderman and Elsa kiss before having Dr. Eggman attack them. Fishy Boopkins then stops the roleplay due to being unable to continue and asks for likes. Because of the utterly horrendous nature of the video, SMG4 literally catches on fire.
Bowser, under his YouTube name, Chef Bowser, is showing how to make a meal involving tomatoes (Maxim Tomato that Kirby is holding), "lettuce" (actually weed), "eggs", and a "Secret Peach Sauce" (actually bleach). He then blends all the ingredients together for 10 seconds to create a Vagineer head. Cut back to SMG4 trying the recipe himself only to have a flaming pile of garbage instead.
Toad, under his YouTube name, The Toad Theorist, tries to explain why the Illuminati was running the government but the video was taken down due to claims by both the FBI and the government, leaving SMG4 shocked.
Peach and Waluigi
Peach Toadstool, under her YouTube name, PEACHY MAKEUP CRAP, is doing a makeup tutorial on Waluigi which had 4 steps:
Brushing his hair
Cleaning his face
Applying the lipsticks
"Doing everything else"
Once she is done, Waluigi is horrified to see that he now resembles Robbie Rotten from LazyTown. He commits suicide by jumping off a fire escape, upon which SMG4 bashes the video for being "boring".
Mario, under his YouTube name, TheAwesomeMario (theawesomario back then), is doing a reaction video to Super Mario 64 Bloopers: Who let the Chomp out?. At first, he properly reacts to the video. But halfway through the video, he is seen doing his own things, signaling that he has lost interest in the video. SMG4 then goes on to watch "real" YouTube videos, including a 10-hour video of Dr. Robotnik's famous "Pingas" quote.
00:03 – Petalburg, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
00:18 - Here Comes The Money, Naughty By Nature
01:02 – Gay Dog, Spongebob
01:23 – Let’s Try, Super Mario RPG
02:22 – Summer Samba, Ramsay Lewis
02:31 – Thriller, Michael Jackson
02:50 – Super Mario Land Millenium, Deep Black Skys on OC ReMix
04:10 – Greenhorn Forest, Wario World
04:28 – Milking The Pigs, Simpson Hit & Run
04:50 – Sky Mall, Vulfpeck
05:25 – Clowning Around, CinemaSins
05:37 – Tea For Two – Cha Chas, Tommy Dorsey & Orchestra
06:37 – Summer Samba, Walter Wanderly
06:43 – Materia Primoris, X Files
06:55 – Turn Down For What – MLG Airhorn Remix, Cyranek
07:12 – Trophy Presentation
07:17 – Good Luck!, Mario Party 3
08:38 – Silver Sparkle, Spongebob
08:53 – Character Select, Mario Hoops 3 on 3
The channels had some subscribers before their respective owners even uploaded a video. The same thing happened in SMG4: MarioTube 2.
This video satirizes the common use of video making on YouTube. These include:
Unoriginality and giving up easily (Weegeepie): Luigi imitated Jacksepticeye and PewDiePie shamelessly without any hint of originality and gave up playing Amnesia after a single jump scare. You can avert this flaw by being original and finding ways to attract your audiences, as well as not playing horror games if you get scared too easily. The former was the reason the channel got banned later in MarioTube 2.
Rushed production (Super BOB glitchy 4): Bob's "movie" was short, had awful audio and visuals, (for example, the off-key rendition of the Final Fantasy Victory Fanfare) and literally had no direction. You can avert this flaw by taking your time in making your movie. Think of a story, include impressive sounds and visuals and find a way to attract your audiences. The movie also had a possible terrorist scenario, which resulted in Bob's channel banned.
Shameless self-advertising (WARIO Invasion): Almost the entire video consisted of Wario self-advertising rather than actually doing a prank, which in the sequel would result in getting his channel banned. You can avert this flaw by not including very long self-advertisements.
No scripting (Fishy Boopkin's Toy Time :D): Fishy Boopkins literally asked for likes in the middle of his storytelling after being unable to think of what to do next with his story. You can avert this flaw by scripting a story before you begin filming. In the sequel, the channel was deemed "too cancerous" for it and was immediately banned.
Improper execution (Chef Bowser and PEACHY MAKEUP CRAP): Bowser's recipe would make a mess if tried in real life and Peach's makeup video was boring to viewers. This, in turn, got their channels banned. You can avert this flaw by trying out the meal or fashion design and see if it works before you film a video doing it.
Not handling sensitive subject matter tastefully (The Toad Theorist): Toad's theory video apparently went too deep into the theory without proper execution, resulting in the government taking down his channel and video. You can avert this flaw by handling the subject matter with proper execution and handling.
Lack of focus (TheAwesomeMario): Mario was not reacting to the video completely as he was doing his own antics halfway through the video. It also had a lot of swearing, which resulted in Mario's account getting banned. You can avert this flaw by focusing on the genre of the video, whether it is gaming, cooking, reacting, or any other video genre.