SMG4: Stupid Paper Mario is the twenty-ninth episode of Season 7 and the three hundred and fifty-sixth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
This blooper begins with SMG4 yelling through the door and running out the computer room yelling "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! AUUUGH!!!". He then says that almost all of his money is gone. Luigi asks how it happened, but SMG4 worries and does not want to say the truth as in a flashback, the reason why he had almost no money left was that he wasted it all on a crane game trying and failing multiple times to win a Thomas the Tank Transformer figurine.
Without any money, SMG4 is forced to lower the quality of his videos. Mario interrupts and says nobody cares, however, he then immediately transforms into Paper Mario. Luigi turns into Mama Luigi, and Toad proceeds to laugh at the Mario Bros.' misfortune before turning into a picture of a fungus.
Both Wario and Yoshi immediately turn into a bootleg Yoshi and Microsoft Paint Wario respectively. Mario thinks the circumstances are not that bad, until an 8-bit version of Peach shows up commenting on how beautiful she looks. Mario immediately changes his mind and tells SMG4 to just use Peach's money, but the YouTuber, who has been transformed into his YouTube profile pic taped to a popsicle stick, says he cannot use the now fake money in the castle, as the coins suddenly become Monopoly money. Mario then leaves Peach's Castle, now dropping in quality, and sets out to find real money and save SMG4's career.
After a screen transition similar to that of a Paper Mario game, Mario soon finds a Question Mark block. Knowing they yield money, Mario jumps and hits it, only for the same fake money from earlier to come out. He soon comes across a barn and enters it in the hopes of finding real money. Mario finds two Goombas, Goompapsta and Goombario. The former welcomes Mario to the barn and explains to him that they are not like the other Goombas, only to be ground-pounded by Mario, who had hoped money would come out. Goompapsta recovers without injury and proceeds to hammer the plumber in retaliation. Goombario then recognizes Mario and tells Goompapsta that his friend Goombs told him about Mario. Goombario tells his gramps that Mario might be the solution to their rascal problem.
Outside the barn, Goompapsta tries explaining the problem to Mario but starts slurring is speech after a while. Goombario then intervenes and simplifies the problem to the plumber: The other Goombas keep playing with their crops. Goombario and his gramps would have tried to stop them themselves, but seeing as they turned into paper, they do not stand a chance. Mario likes the idea of helping them but wants money. Goombario says that the Goombas might have money, to which Mario immediately runs off to fight one of the rascal Goombas in a Paper Mario-style battle.
With that, Goompapsta explains to Mario how to fight: He and the enemy should always take turns. Mario, however, ignores this and immediately kills most of the rascal Goombas, which pisses off Goompapsta. As the plumber multibounces off several Goombas, he jumps on a Goomba with a Tomahawk hairstyle, causing him to reel in pain and fall to the ground. Seeing that Mario needs help, Goombario throws Mario a hammer to help him defeat the rascal Goomba. Mario takes it and uses it to knock off the Goomba's hairstyle, shocking and leaving him on the ground bawling. Unfortunately for Mario, none of the rascal Goombas had any money.
Nevertheless, Goombario congratulates Mario and asks Goompapster if he could join him in solving the paper issue, to which the latter replies that he does not care. Mario acquires Goombario as a party member, whose ability is his signature Tattle ability from Paper Mario, although in this case as a joke. Goombario says he only knows Mario is currently thinking of food from the saliva drooling from the plumber's mouth. Mario, however, is blown away by this.
As Mario and Goombario head towards Koopa Village, Mario is blocked by a signpost leading to the village. Rather than sidestep, he punches the sign out of the way. When the two enter, they see a mass of Koopa Troopas grouped around a cage. Upon closer inspection, Mario finds the cage's prisoner, Kooper, who had also become a victim of the low-quality phenomenon. The other Koopas wonder why he is like this, with remarks such as, "Is he sick???", "He has AIDS!!!", "Why is he paper??", "Nice ass.", "hes a witch!", and "HES EVIL!" One of the Koopas asks Dr. Mario for the diagnosis, which results in the doctor singing the You Have AIDS song from Family Guy accompanied by two Koopas echoing the chorus. About ten seconds into the song, however, Mario interrupts and asks for money.
Realizing that Mario is also paper, the villagers fall into panic. In the midst of the pandemonium, Kooper asks Mario and Goombario if they could free him, to which the plumber replies he could simply slide through the holes of the cage given that he was made of paper. An awkward moment of silence passes before Kooper says "F*** you!" to Mario for not thinking of that answer himself. Goombario suggests explaining things to the villagers, but he is immediately shot down after they go so far as to bring in a tank to exterminate the "disease". In this moment, Mario says, "Oh boy, more civilian fatalities :D", which causes Goombario and Kooper, now freed, to give him a questionable look.
Soon after, Mario throws his hammer at the tank and causes it to explode. Kooper uses his Power Shell ability to take out three Koopa Troopas before returning back to his regular form near Dr. Mario (who is still singing You have AIDS) and kicking him in the nether region. Goombario is surrounded by two Koopas, one named Jeff, but luckily uses his Tattle ability to escape. In this case, he uses it to reveal to Jeff's friend that he used his friend's toothbrush to clean his toilet. Pissed off, Jeff's friend proceeds to beat up Jeff for that, allowing Goombario to escape. Suddenly, the Koopa Bros. appear and use an attack formation to summon a giant gun. Mario proceeds to crumple himself into a paper ball and enter the gun, jamming the weaponry and causing it to explode, taking the Koopa Bros. with it. After all the fighting is over, Mario declares that he protected the innocent, though he is immediately proven wrong when Parakarry shows up and is appalled to see all of the villagers dead.
Alas, Mario still needs money. In gratitude for freeing him, Kooper offers to lead Mario and Goombario to a fabled cave that is supposedly holds legendary treasures. He requests Mario to let him join his party, saying he can also use his spin attack to retrieve things. Upon hearing this, Mario tries to imagines what his life would be like with Kooper's help. He envisions himself lazily sitting on a sofa, struggling to reach for the TV remote. Unable to do so, he refuses to get up and instead shouts for help. Kooper then shows up and retrieves the remote for Mario by casually tossing it to him, much to the lazy plumber's approval. Back in reality, Mario is delighted by this thought and decides to let Kooper join his party.
Later, the trio reaches the cave entrance. As Mario is being dragged on the floor by Goombario to the cave, Kooper mentions that he knew several people who entered the cave but never made it out, but he also adds that he hated all of them, so it does not matter to him. The party then enters the cave, and inside, they come across a broken bridge. After inspecting their circumstances, Mario gets an idea and turns into a paper airplane so all three party members can across the bridge. Goombario and Kooper hop onto Mario, but they are somehow too heavy, causing all three of them fall.
Soon, the party encounters a flame. Mario attempts to sneak attack it from behind, but as he prepares to use his hammer, it catches on fire, and eventually, so does Mario himself. This forces Goombario and Kooper to drag the burning plumber away from the flame. After some time, a dispirited Goombario asks Mario if they were lost. Mario denies this and uses a nearby map to try and prove it, however, the map only reads, "You're pretty damn lost", to which Mario asks Goombario and Kooper they want to cry with him. Kooper apologizes for getting them lost, which Mario brushes off, saying he gets lost in the bathroom all the time.
Suddenly, a shadowy figure appears and growls, scaring the party. Wanting to not be its meal, Mario offers Goombario as a sacrifice, to which he protests. Mario then tells Kooper to use his special attack, but all he does is soil his pants. The plumber remarks that soiling his pants is also his special move before the shadowy figure pins him down. Mario believes he is done for, however, the figure turns out to be a very friendly Chain Chomp named Chompers that had not seen a human in 1000 years. According to Goombario, Chompers comes from the ancient times of the Mushroom Kingdom, with Chompers himself adding that he had been forgotten by mankind. Mario decides to play with him by using Kooper as a fetch, who Chompers happily chases after, much to the horror of Kooper, who later escapes from Chompers without his shell. Goombario then tells Chompers that he and his party are looking for a fabled treasure in the cave, to which Chompers replies he could take them to it, as certain humans forgot their money in the cave long ago. With that, Chompers joins Mario's party, although the plumber eventually gets squished from holding Chompers up for too long.
Soon, Chompers leads the party to the treasure, pushing Cleft and Fuzzy out of the way, as well as pushing Dr. Pootis in his Magnus von Grapple into a pit. They soon reach the treasure, where an explorer is about to uncover the treasure but gets squished by Chompers. Mario opens the chest and finds 25 real coins. The party celebrates their success by singing We Did It! from Dora the Explorer, but suddenly, the effects of lower video quality catch up with them, transforming Goombario into a derpy looking Goombario, Kooper into an MS Paint version of himself, and Chompers into a paper version of itself.
With the events currently unfolding, Mario quickly takes both Goombario and Kooper and tells Chompers to head for Peach's Castle, bypassing an even uglier version of Wario, Toadsworth, a Bullet Bill, a Shy Guy, and a paper version of SMG3, who tries to halt the group but is easily run over. Just before reaching the castle, however, both Mario and Chompers turn into lower quality MS Paint versions of themselves, and the party falls on the Castle Grounds. Mario alone starts heading towards the castle, which becomes an MS Paint version of itself, and as he does so, he becomes more lower quality. Inside the castle, Mario rushes past Peach, Luigi, and Toad, who had already become MS Paint versions of themselves. As Mario approaches SMG4's computer room, he gradually drops in even lower quality until he suddenly becomes a real life plush version of himself.
Mario hurries over to SMG4, who is now his real-life self and using a fake computer. Mario, without question, quickly tosses SMG4 the coins he found in the cave. Seeing that he has actual money in his hands, SMG4 rejoices in celebration, as he can now make videos again. This causes the entire Mushroom Kingdom to be restored back to normal. SMG4 wants to give Mario a high-five, but the red plumber instead punches him, telling him to go get a job.
The video ends with an end card that states, "SMG4 proceeded to waste his money on crane games again and became a hobo."
- SMG4 (as his in-world version and as his real-life self)
- Mario (as himself and as his paper version)
- Thomas the Tank Transformer (appears as a crane prize)
- Spyro (appears as a crane prize)
- Sonic (appears as a crane prize)
- Toad (appears laughing at SMG4's demise before being transformed)
- Princess Peach (appears after Mario mentions her)
- Yoshi (appears in the castle and outside)
- Wario (appears in the castle and outside)
- Parakarry (appears after Mario killed all the Koopa Troopas)
- Cheep Cheep (appears just after Mario enters the cave)
- Shark (appears just after Mario enters the cave)
- Flame (appears just after Mario fell from a bridge)
- Cleft (appears just after Mario obtained Chompers as a party member)
- Fuzzy (appears just after Mario obtained Chompers as a party member)
- Dr. Pootis (appears after Fuzzy and Cleft were knocked out)
- Kolorado (appears near the treasure)
- Bullet Bill (appears in Toad Town badly drawn)
- Toadsworth (appears in Toad Town badly drawn)
- Shy Guy (species) (appears in Toad Town badly drawn)
- SMG3 (appears as his paper self but got run over)
- Goombs (mentioned by Goombario when he first meet Mario)
- SM64 Bloopers: Smexy Soccer and Super Mario Bloopers: SECRET LIFE OF GOOMBAS: Goombario mentions how his friend Goombs told him about Mario.
- The Plush scene could possibly be a reference to SML.