SMG4: War Of The Fat Italians 2018 is the forty-fifth episode of Season 8 and the four hundred and thirty-ninth overall to be uploaded by SMG4.
It's finally here! The epic battle between Mario and SMG4 AND the grand finale to the Waluigi Arc has arrived...
It was first seen in the SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE) that there was going to be a War of the Fat Italians 2018.
It was mentioned by Bob in SMG4: The Mario Carnival when he saw both Mario and SMG4 were about to have a competition. He said: "Oh shit, War Of The Fat Italians, where you at?", causing SMG4 to correct him saying that it was coming out later.
SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE)
Kevin mentioned just after Mario hoped that the audience liked their Direct that there was one more thing. Then, both Luke and Kevin stared at each other for a while before clapping their hands twice simultaneously.
The clip showed an apocalyptic wasteland. Then two arms belonging to both Mario and SMG4 both shot out from the rubble with background horror music. The clip then ended with the WOTFI 2018 logo with details as to when the trailer would be released and suggestions were allowed.
SMG4: The Mario Carnival
Mario and SMG4 were about to have a competition, but then Bob said "Oh sh!t, War Of The Fat Italians, where you at?", then SMG4 replied, "No, that's coming out later." before having the ticket gathering competition with Mario.
Mario and The Waluigi Apocalypse
At the end of the video, Waluigi said that he wanted to play a game and teleported them to a dystopian, ruined Mushroom Kingdom as mentioned in SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE), and the War Of The Fat Italians 2018 - Official Trailer.
War Of The Fat Italians 2018 - Official Trailer
In a dystopian, ruined Mushroom Kingdom, Mario and SMG4 climbed out of the rubble and caught their breath. Suddenly, Mario started attacking SMG4 against his own will while SMG4 tried to defend himself. Then, the camera panned up, revealing that both Mario and SMG4 were being controlled by Waluigi (though the scene showed his gloves holding a puppet crossed with strings), who laughed evilly.
Then, the scene switched to the War of the Fat Italians 2018 logo from the Direct, before getting the shield portion of the logo being changed to Waluigi's hat, nose, and mustache with his evil laughter in the background, and the release date of October 6.
The video starts with both Luke Lerdwichagul and Kevin Lerdwichagul announcing that the anticipated episode was finally here. To celebrate that, they advertised their website which now had WOTFI 2018 shirt designs and badges. These shirts and badges were only available for a limited time of ten days.
The actual video began with both SMG4 and Mario falling through a dimension where they were sent to by Waluigi from the previous episode. Mario was horrified to find that he was flying and hoped that it was only because they were tripping out. SMG4 said he did not know and that he last recalled Waluigi sending them into the place they were in now. Suddenly, Waluigi appeared and told them that they were in the "Rejection Dimension", a place where nothing, not even life or companionship existed. SMG4 did not understand why Waluigi sent them here to which the crazed person replied that if he could not get into the latest Super Smash Bros. game, then he would create his own Smash Bros. SMG4 disagreed with the idea but Waluigi said it was not just any Smash Bros., but also a form of War of The Fat Idiots to which Mario corrected him saying it was Fat Italians but Waluigi did not care any longer and said they had to fight each other in a series of challenge or they would never leave the dimension. Mario hated it but Waluigi just sent them to their challenges anyway to a barbershop. Then he summoned Bob and released the Garo from his T-pose state who proceeded to ask what was up with Mario and SMG4. They asked if Bob felt OK which he replied he was feeling great although he suddenly had the urge to cut some hair and went over to do so, much to their horror. This started the war.
Challenge 1: Survive a haircut done by Bob, AND not try to die during it
The first challenge, "Who can survive a haircut done by bob AND not try to die during it", suggested by @MoistOcto on twitter, had the Garo tie both SMG4 and Mario to chairs. They were panicking a lot with Mario claiming he already had a haircut recently. Bob dismissed that, saying his haircut would be much better. When SMG4 and Mario realized that Bob gave Baldi his haircut, who commented that both of them were f**ked, it caused them to panic even more. Bob just thought of them being excited and went to get his hair-cutting blades which were scimitars. Bob started with SMG4 who dodged the blade a few times before pleading with Bob to have mercy on him, which the Garo whispered to him that it did not exist in his world before cutting SMG4's hair to his dismay. Mario, seeing that was going to happen to him too, distracted Bob by saying there were women's boobs nearby, causing the Garo to scan for them while SMG4 was left with a large bald patch on his head. Mario used that time to make his escape but he did not get very far before he fell, causing Bob to realize what Mario tried to do. Since there's no evidence of Mario getting his hair cut, the red plumber wins this round.
Challenge 2: Make a better anime for Fishy Boopkins
The second challenge, "Who can make a better anime for Fishy Boopkins?", suggested by SomethingChara on YouTube, had Mario and SMG4 try to make an anime that would impress the Spike more than the other participant. SMG4 went first showing his anime, a city-based one where he tried getting groceries against Jeeves. Fishy Boopkins, however, gave it a mixed review, causing SMG4 to get mad before being pushed aside by Mario, who showed Fishy Boopkins his anime, a high school anime with plenty of memes like Ronald McDonald, Shrek, Hobo Mario, and Kermit The Frog thrown in it. Fishy Boopkins loved it and SMG4 announced he quit making anime for the Spike, making Mario the winner.
Challenge 3: Steal Bowser's chicken nuggets without getting caught
The third challenge, "Who can steal Bowser's chicken nuggets without getting caught?", suggested by @MarvinComix on twitter, had the two of them try to steal Bowser's chicken nuggets without getting caught. SMG4 tried to use a Minecraft fishing rod to steal Bowser's nuggets, but pulled the wrong items, including, a vase, a picture parodying the Bowsette meme called Kamette, and Bowser Jr.. That caused Bowser Jr. to scream out, distracting Bowser into finding out where was the noise. Mario exploited that situation by dressing up as Bowser Jr., and taking Bowser's nuggets. However, Bowser then turned around to see that Mario was stealing his chicken nuggets and said he could not take them while doing a parody of Johnny Johnny Yes Papa. After a while, Mario made a run for it with the nuggets. Bowser chased after him hoping to grab him, but instead grabbed Bowser Jr. who was still recovering from his injury, saying he would give him "seven across the ass!". SMG4 continued to try to hook Bowser's nuggets, this time from the hallway, not knowing Mario already succeeded, making the red plumber the winner.
Challenge 4: Make Yoshi pay his taxes
The fourth challenge, "Who can make Yoshi pay his taxes?", suggested by King Inkling on YouTube, had the duo try to get Yoshi to pay his taxes. Mario went first with the entire police force surrounding the house. Mario made Yoshi pay his taxes which the dinosaur replied he would do it. Mario then smiled knowing he easily won the challenge just for Yoshi to suddenly pull a fast one on him and escaped. He crashed landed on a boat when suddenly, SMG4 was nearby. He said that either Yoshi paid his taxes or he would never see his son again. Yoshi decided that rather than save his son, he would keep evading his taxes and just jumped into the ocean to swim away. That resulted in a draw for the duo. But, let's be honest: Yoshi will never pay his taxes.
Challenge 5: Build the best paper airplane and fly it farther
The fifth challenge, "Who can build the best paper airplane? Farthest one to fly wins!", suggested by Viger the Magnemite on YouTube, had Mario and SMG4 try to build a paper airplane that could fly as far as possible. Mario made a simple airplane and used a slingshot to launch it as far as possible. When he let go of the band, the airplane flew for a while, killing a Jay, before crashing into a couple, Red Yoshi & Birdo, in a nearby city, vaporizing it in the process. Mario was pleased with the outcome until he saw SMG4 create a much bigger paper airplane which resembled a Boeing 737-800 and took off with it. Mario was pissed at that, resulting in SMG4 being the winner.
Challenge 6: Get Luigi a date
The sixth challenge, "Who can get Luigi a date?", suggested by Damian Johnson on YouTube, had both SMG4 and Mario try to get Luigi a date. At a clothing store, SMG4 said he would get him a suit, a tie, and some hair products and told him to stay put meanwhile and then added when he was done, he would look fabulous before leaving. Just then, Mario appeared with a wheelbarrow of spaghetti. Luigi wondered what would Mario do with that load and Mario said it was to get the ladies. In this case, by covering him with spaghetti. Mario then said to go out and get the ladies, which Luigi agreed. Later outside, a crow spotted Luigi covered in spaghetti, since his a** was holy. More crows came and went to attack him, just as SMG4 returned with some cologne and the suit. Mario claimed he succeeded but Luigi was being attacked. However, the rules didn't say anything about animals wanting Luigi's ass, so technically, Mario is the winner for this round.
Challenge 7: Beat Wheelchair Koopa in a wheelchair race, with obstacles
The seventh challenge, "Who can beat Wheelchair Koopa in a wheelchair race, with obstacles?", suggested by @silveosalgentum on Twitter, had Mario and SMG4 try to beat Wheelchair Koopa at an obstacle wheelchair course on Rainbow Road. Both Mario and SMG4 started very fast while Wheelchair Koopa started very slowly. The duo fought each other in the race, with Mario slapping off SMG4's hat, and to with SMG4 responded with a chainsaw. Meanwhile, Wheelchair Koopa was in no way ahead of the race. Eventually, the duo upgraded their vehicles using the question mark boxes. Mario's upgrade gave him a bike, and SMG4's, Thomas the Tank Engine, which proceeded to get both him and Mario into the sky before exploding. Wheelchair Koopa soon followed nearby but then fell, resulting in a three-way tie for everyone and a draw for both Mario and SMG4.
Challenge 8: Scare Meggy
The eight challenge, "Who can scare Meggy?", suggested by Jazvil, had Mario and SMG4 trying to scare Meggy. Mario went first by disguising as Callie (although he did succeed in freaking Marie out), an Octoling (but got gunned down instead), stealing her headset, and finally tried calling her and disrupting the power supply to her house. Mario laughed as he expected to win but Meggy was soon outside behind him. He turned around to realize he was done for and subsequently stuffed in a trash can. SMG4 then appeared with Fishy Boopkins in his hand before throwing him inside her house. He then asked if she wanted to watch anime with him, making her scream in terror, giving SMG4 this challenge.
Challenge 9: Survive a night out with Saiko
The ninth challenge, "Who can survive a night out with Saiko", suggested by gabenpereira, had Mario and SMG4 on a date with Saiko at Bowser’s cafe. Mario was first but as she talked about her problems, Mario became very distracted with 3 Baldis doing the "Take the L" emote in his mind. When Saiko asked for his opinion, he told her to shut up. Insulted, Saiko angrily threw him through a chandelier, resulting in Mario failing the challenge. SMG4 was next and Saiko grumpily told him to listen to her or he would regret it. SMG4, scared, agreed. Saiko then angrily asked why was he not pouring the drink to which he quickly struggled with but managed to do so after a while. Saiko thanked him but he had a heart attack, causing him to fail the challenge too. This resulted in the challenge ending in a draw
Challenge 10: Last longer in a match of "Super Smash each other in the ass brothers" against Tari
The tenth and final challenge, "Who can last longer in a match of "Super Smash each other in the ass brothers"", suggested by Mike Geno & Gavyn_Games, had both Mario and SMG4 come out of the rubble like in the trailer. Waluigi then came tasking both Mario and SMG4 to play Super Smash each other in the ass Bros.. Mario initially was relieved that he could simply sit down and play. Waluigi then corrected him saying it was in real life before taking control of Mario's body and using him to beat up SMG4. As the two fought, suddenly, an unknown voice told Waluigi to stop it. Turned out it was Tari but she clumsily fell from the rubble. She was soon back on track where she claimed she would help end the challenge by taking control of SMG4 with the magic controller she used to control Master Hand.
Turned out the challenge was "Who can last longer in a match of "Super Smash each other in the ass brothers" against Tari?" and as a result, SMG4 and Mario became equally matched. Mario, however, turned the tables and kicked SMG4 into a building. Satisfied, Waluigi ordered Mario to kill SMG4, mind-controlling him into doing so. Realizing she cannot let Waluigi win, Tari went into Expert mode and had SMG4 fly out of the building (accidentally falling on Mario) and rush towards Waluigi, expertly dodging all the bolts shot at him and knocking the scepter out of his hand, and exploding. Due to the scepter being destroyed, all of the T-Pose Zombies returned to their normal states. On a technical level, SMG4 won the challenge, but only with the help of Tari. As a result, Waluigi became even angrier as the rest of the SMG4 cast celebrated.
The battle was not over, though. Waluigi challenged everyone to a rap battle. During the rap battle, Mario and SMG4 said that since he gained power by rejection, he must be weakened by affection. Therefore, there had to be someone who still loved him, even though Waluigi believed it was impossible. Suddenly, Wario joined in the rap and in it, he apologized to Waluigi for always being an a**hole. Waluigi momentarily lost his power but he declared that it was too late. Wario said that he expected such a reaction and because of it, he went on a long journey to find a therapist, who happened to be SMG3, with the therapy meeting in front of the cast. SMG3 said he was only doing this due to Waluigi being the bigger villain than he was. After evaluating Waluigi's mood, SMG3 asked if Wario had anything to say to him to which he replied, that despite his villainous acts, he still loved his brother. Moved, Waluigi reverted back to his original form and the two hugged, causing everyone except for Toad (who found it disgusting), Saiko (who found it boring), and Bob (who was disappointed as to how the arc was ending so generically), to be happy. SMG4 was happy that everything turned out to be okay but Mario realized that The Mushroom Kingdom was still destroyed due to the events that unfolded in SMG4: Mario and the Waluigi Apocalypse. Since nobody seemed interested in restoring the kingdom, Tari suggested playing some more video games, to which everyone except for SMG3, Wario, and Waluigi all happily agreed to. SMG3 then shrugged and left shortly after, leaving the Wario brothers in their hugs.
After the war
Just then, Luke and Kevin returned telling the viewers to stay put for just one last secret and reminded them to go to their website and buy their merch which was only for ten days. In the clip that followed, it appeared to be some sort of animation set in a tropical area. In it, a character could be seen navigating the area before attacking some enemies. As it took down two of them and prepared to engage two more of the enemies, it was revealed to be a video game played by Tari with a PS4 controller (although only her hands could be seen in the clip), revealing to be an episode solely focused on her. The clip then ended with a release date stated to be December 2018.
(The following lyrics are set to the song Picture Perfect by Pascal Michael Steifel, more specifically the remixed version produced by him and Overclocked ReMix for the A Hat in Time soundtrack.)
SMG4 Direct (HUGE CHANNEL UPDATE)
SMG4: The Mario Carnival
War Of The Fat Italians 2018 - Official Trailer
The following are the characters appearing in the teaser of the upcoming Tari project known as Meta Runner.