SMG4: Mario Waits For The Bus is the first episode of Season 12 and the six hundred and seventieth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
It is an episode related to the Revelations Arc. It was aired on January 15, 2022.
Mario just wants to catch the bus... but it never arrives :(
Mario heads for a bus stop in hopes of catching the bus to the big spaghetti carnival. However, as the bus will not arrive, Mario tries to pass time, until he get so impatient that he threw the bus stop sign at the road, hitting Shroomy who was being mauled by a bear. The bus arrived, but not at the stop, but at the sign, where it dropped passengers before it left.
Meggy, who was one of the passengers on the bus, tries to get Mario to be patient for the next 10 minutes until the bus arrives, playing a video of SpongeBob singing "Super Idol". However, it turned out that the bus had been delayed for an hour due to an obstruction on the road (revealed to be Shroomy still being mauled by a bear), and Mario grows more impatient. Meggy decides to head home, but reluctantly stays after objections from Mario.
Luigi then comes to the bus stop to see Mario, and after much begging from Mario to pass the time, Luigi decided to use a dark meditation technique to time travel. Unfortunately, he time-travels too far to a desolate future that Mushroom City once was, and is attacked by a strange creature. As he returned, the strange creatures, revealed to be Watchers, the Guardians of the Space-Time Continuum, arrive, looking for the others who misused time-travel. Meggy did put up a good fight, but was quickly subdued as Watchers are immortal.
As Mario cowers in fear, he eyes Meggy's phone, picks it up, and calls Swag, who was the driver of the delayed bus, for help. With no time to spare, he comes. However, he couldn't help because Watchers are impenetrable to bullets. As Mario lamented that he could not go to the carnival, Swag had the idea to send Watchers to the One-Eyed Monster World, with Mario, Meggy and Luigi joining in.
As they enjoyed themselves, Mario, still sad about being unable to go to the spaghetti carnival, is given an opportunity by Swag to come to the carnival. When they arrive at the same bus stop they were earlier, it turned out that the spaghetti carnival (a small stand selling spaghetti memorabilia) was right next to the bus stop all this time. Mario then commits suicide by snapping his neck out of utter disappointment.
- SMG4: The Day HE Arrived.: Swag mentions how bullets do not work on gods, in a similar manner when he tried to do that on SMG0's Guardian Pod.
- SMG4: Mario goes to DIDNEY WORL: Swag briefly mentions Didney Worl.
- SMG4: Mario's Bus Trip: Shroomy gets flashbacks from this episodes of getting mauled which led to his hatred of bears in the episode.
- Future Luigi gets vaporized by Watcher.
- Mario snaps his neck after realizing that the spaghetti carnival was right next to him all this time.
- This is the first video of 2022.
- Luigi breaks the fourth wall by going inside YouTube and skipping the part of it at the 100-minute mark.
- This marks this the second reality-breaking fourth wall break in the series since Super Mario 64 Bloopers: Breaking Walls.
- This is the second season premiere in a row to feature any of the major female original characters, in this case, Meggy, the first being SMG4: Mario goes to subway and purchases 1 tuna sub with extra mayo with Tari.
- This is the twenty-second episode to turn a simple task into chaos. The first twenty-one are SMG4: Mario waits for pizza, SMG4: Mario Goes to the Fridge to Get a Glass Of Milk, SMG4: Mario Gets Stuck On An Island, SMG4: Mario Does The Chores, SMG4: Mario Waits in Line For Some Spaghetti, SMG4: Mario Gets His PINGAS Stuck In The Door, SMG4: Bowser Loses Custody Of His Children, SMG4: Mario Commits Tax Fraud, SMG4: Mario Runs Out Of Toilet Paper, SMG4: Wario Tries To Stop Himself From Dying, SMG4: Mario Scratches His Ass, SMG4: Meggy's Part-Time Job, SMG4: Mario goes to subway and purchases 1 tuna sub with extra mayo, SMG4: Mario goes to the dentist, SMG4: The Bed., SMG4: Mario has a BBQ but he's not invited, SMG4: If Mario Moves, He Dies, SMG4: Studying for Exams...But you're friends with Mario, SMG4: Mario Does Literally Anything For Views, SMG4: Mario Goes To College and SMG4: Mario Suffers Infinite Detention.
- Additionally, continuing the tradition that started in Season 9, this is the fourth type of be a season premiere.
- This also marks the 9th blooper to focus on the original characters.
- This is also the shortest name of these types of bloopers with SMG4: Mario goes to subway and purchases 1 tuna sub with extra mayo being the longest
- This episode mark's the first appearance of Mario, Luigi, Meggy, Swag, Shroomy, Waluigi, Toad and Steve in Season 12.
- "One-eyed monster" is a nickname for "pingas."
- A recurring gag in the episode involves Shroomy being mauled by a bear, later becoming a minor plot element to the episode as the bear attacking him would later obstruct Swag's way as he was driving the bus.
- The episode SMG4: Mario's Bus Trip revealed that this led to Shroomy hating bears as a result.
- This is the first episode after SMG4: Mario Goes To College not to make any reference to Meggy or Melony going to college. This additionally marks the first time Melony is absent from an episode since SMG4: If Mario Was In... Poppy Playtime.
- The way Mario giving to Meggy a middle finger gesture is similar to one in SMG4: Doomsday but Mario is Okay.
- This is the third sh**post episode where the title starts with "Mario waits". The first was SMG4: Mario waits for pizza and SMG4: Mario Waits In Line For Some Spaghetti.
- The Watchers are voiced by MediExcalibur2012, making this the second episode in the series where he voices a character other than SMG1.
- This is one of the few episodes where Swag appears without Chris.
- In this episode, he seems to be uncharacteristically scared to join in a fight.
- This is the first "Mario Waits" to not have anyone or Mario wait for food.
- This episode shares some similarities with the Mario's Trip videos. Mario announcing he's going to the spaghetti carnival is similar to when he's saying he's going to Didney Worl and Uniderpal Studios and running into complications while trying to get there. Swag even mentions Didney Worl on accident.
- SMG0's full body reveal from SMG4: War Of The Fat Italians 2021 appears as an image at the one-eye monster carnival, continuing the trend of repeated mentions and comedic references or cameos to SMG0 since SMG4: Mario has a BBQ but he's not invited.