SMG4: The Pursuit of Happiness is the seventh episode of Season 11 and the six hundred and twelfth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
Shadow Meggy, Meggy's dark counterpart who starred as the overarching antagonist of Sunset Paradise, and SMG1 and SMG2, who serve greater importance in the Genesis Arc, debut in this episode. As it is SMG1 and SMG2's debut, it is related to the Genesis Arc. It was aired on March 6, 2021.
Poor Meggy :(
Continuing from the previous episode, Mario and his friends decided to go on a visit to Meggy's, only to find out she is having trouble at finding what she is good at. Seeing the problem, they agreed to help her.
Mario and Luigi tried to teach her cooking. At first, she was doing well, but her overconfidence accidentally sliced Mario.
Next, SMG4 attempted to make Meggy an influencer. When she attempted to create a meme on her own, she made cringe. When it happened, the Oof Button appeared to grab Meggy into the Cancelled Dimension, forcing her and SMG4 to flee.
Saiko tried to make her a waiter, but Meggy burned the restaurant down in rage when she got angry at the customers' ranting.
Meggy then tried to be a rapper, and was supposed to rap along with Bob. However, when she goes off-lyric, she and Bob engaged in a rap battle that ended with Bob's defeat.
She later tried to work in Steve's Corn Farm. When she attempted to grow a corn stalk, she watered it down with bleach. However, the bleach contaminated the corn, turning it into a Great Mighty Corn monster. Meggy found a fire flower and set the monster aflame, only for it to run off in pain, burning down the cornfields.
Seeing the destruction she caused, she fell to the ground. When her friends tried to ask her, she yelled at them, saying that she was not okay, and that they didn't know how it felt, and ran home crying.
At home, her rage continued, destroying her own house. Suddenly, she was in her own mind, confronted by Shadow Meggy, the black entity from the previous episode, representing her negative thoughts and feelings, telling her to give up at her efforts. However, Meggy was woken from her conscience, and got a knock from the door. Mario and his friends showed up to give her a present, a ticket to Port Aurora, her desired travel destination. As she thanked her friends, she was about to declare something, only to be interrupted by 2 annoying Hobos believing in the cult of SMG4, who crashed into a wall. The episode ended with Meggy saying that she needed the vacation right away.
- Monty Mole
- Koopa Troopa
- Mr. Blizzard
- Oof Button
- Aku Aku
- Conker the Squirrel
- Barack Obama
- Hideo Kojima
- Scrooge McDuck
- Chicken Little
- SMG4: Mario VS Youtubers: Continuation from previous episode and also the reveal of the black entity who is known as Meggy's dark counterpart.
- SMG4: Meggy's Part-Time Job: The brochure of Port Aurora to which Meggy was interested came true, as her friends brought her a ticket.
- SMG4: Mario Is Cancelled.: The Cancelled Dimension sentient bumper car returns and attempts to take Meggy.
- The Rapper Bob Arc: Bob's rapping skills are shown again despite his retirement from his career.
- SMG4: Mario and the Anime Challenge: Saiko's job (Waiter) is shown again.
- SMG4 Movie: 10 Year Anniversary Special: Prelude to that film. At the end, SMG1 and SMG2 said something which foreshadowed to the events of the film.
|Can I sing a song for you?|
|This music list is incomplete and needs to be completed. Any user is obliged to do so.|
- 1:15 - Home - Undertale
- 2:02 - BLOODY STREAM by Coda
- 3:28 - Luigi's Theme - Mario Strikers Charged Football
- 8:07 - Berserk OST - 04 Guts
- 9:32 - Melt Together - Eric Feinberg
- 11:55 - Sunset Paradise Opening Theme - AJ Dispirito
- Fishy Boopkins was the only usual SMG4 member not to appear in this video.
- This episode was teased all the way back at the start of 2021, with two clips from the episode being posted on the SMG4 Twitter.
- This is Rob the Scarecrow's first appearance since SMG4 2020 COLLAB SPECIAL and also his first appearance in Season 11.
- This is the first episode where an Oof Button appears, but Susan Wojcicki is completely absent.
- This episode has a significant involvement of Lizzie Freeman.
- This is the first episode since 2019 to have a Goomba (or even any non-boss SM64 enemy at all) to be animated with Super Mario 64.
- This episode breaks the Fourth Wall, with SMG4 referencing how he made SMG4 Movie: Meggy's Destiny.
- It also brings to attention how Meggy's character has been criticized by fans for being too depressed and insecure, firstly with the aforementioned Meggy's Destiny reference (with SMG4 showing a poorly-drawn poster titled "Meggy Likes To Cry A Lot") and secondly when Bob raps about how she always whines and complains.
- The title of the episode is focused on the pursuit of happiness, a human right recognised in some countries.
- It may also be a reference to the film of the same name, which focuses on the struggle of Chris Gardner, similar to Meggy's.
- The Magic School Bus & The Magic School Bus Rides Again: "I knew I should have stayed home today!" is Arnold's infamous catchphrase.
- Super Mario Sunshine: Shadow Meggy might reference Shadow Mario, as both are shadow versions who antagonize Meggy and Mario respectively. Unlike Shadow Mario, Shadow Meggy is a Dark entity of Meggy's mind that likes to make her feel worthless & unnecessary in life; Meanwhile, Shadow Mario is just Bowser Jr dressed as a Evil Blue Transparent Mario vandalizing Isle Delfino with his paintbrush to frame Mario for his doings.
- Persona 4 & Persona 5: Shadow Meggy might reference Shadow Selves, as both are represent repressed negative thoughts by their real life counterparts.
- Battle Tendency: During the "cooking" segment of the episode Meggy reenact the opening to the part including the opening song BLOODY STREAM.
- Disney's Mulan (1998): During the "cooking" segment of the episode, Mario briefly sings a parody to "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from the film.
- Battle for BFB: SMG1 and SMG2 say that SMG4 is their god, and since the 4 on their banners is blue, it can be a reference to the character from BFB and to a lesser extent, X Finds Out His Value. However, this is unlikely.
- Among Us: When Tari presses a button on her Meta Runner arm, she calls an emergency meeting & and when Meggy was trying to slice the steak like a ninja, it turns out she cut off half of Mario's Body, leaving his legs & a bone sticking out of his remaining corpse, just like how a dead crewmate looks like after being killed by the Imposter in the game.