Why I Made Mario Dumb is the five hundred and fifty-fifth video to be uploaded by SMG4.
Here's a little storytime video on why I made Mario a dumbass.
Luke begins by describing himself in Australia staring at the old 2009 Youtube account creation page. He then asks Kevin Lerdwichagul if he can make a Youtube account, which Kevin agrees. Then, Luke enters the curse words into the enter username box, Supermarioglitchy4, which ends up summoning the SMG4 channel.
The actual start of the story
Luke begins by saying that the best way to describe the SMG4 channel is by dropping Mario into a barrel of acid, which then he crawls out demented monster who always humps spaghetti. He then calls his channel a magical channel, which is one way of putting it. Then he asks what everyone would be asking, why is Mario dumb and how did this all start? He says it all started back when he made the channel. He also admits that there's more than just him getting inspiration from just Mario Machinima channels, which he then says he was interested in other stuff besides making Mario videos. He says that this is the reason why the SMG4 channel was created in 2009, but his first Machinima video was made in 2011. He then tells us to travel back to before SMG4 was created.
Before the SMG4 Channel
Luke begins by saying it all started with the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Luke describes this as just Kevin and him playing the game on the map Eldin Bridge with Kevin as Jigglypuff and Luke as something he can't remember. He describes what happens in this stage where the bridge gets destroyed, and then healed up by what he says is from Jesus Christ. At the time, it is said that Kevin had a Smash Ball where it caused Jigglypuff to go really huge, but the thing was, that he was in the area that was being healed, meaning that Jigglypuff remained the large size. Kevin then said that is what we call, a glitch.
The very start of SMG4
Luke says that his mind was blown because he had never seen a glitch before, and he thought that executing a glitch in a video game was on the same level as breaking the physics of the universe. So with this new found information, Luke went to his computer and looked into these things called glitches. He then says that one day he was playing Super Mario Sunshine by himself, and he managed to find glitches on his own without any Internet help. He then shows a glitch he found where if you pull a tentacle arm into a specific area, the boss freaks out. He then said, because he found so many glitches on his own, he would make a video about glitches. He said that there was already some on Youtube at the time, but he wanted to contribute his own glitches as well. He also said that this may explain why his channel name was Supermarioglitchy4, because he was doing glitches, which was in the name. He said he got Kevin and with his very expert level of knowledge for making videos at the time, they pointed a really old camcorder at the TV screen to record there glitches. He says that he wishes he could find the video but his young self deleted it. He says that the video would be shaky as hell, and there would be Dora the Explorer playing in the background because his little brother, Max, only seen in this episode: SMG4 Theatre: Mr. Joey goes to the theatre, loved to watch it. Luke also says that with the finest of videos, it deserves to be edited on the finest of editing software, which was Windows Movie Maker. He says that he remembered being so proud of this video when he made it. So then, they uploaded the video to Youtube, and Luke says the video didn't do too bad, when in reality it probably didn't do good at all. With that first video, he said that his career was set, as a guy who would research and find glitches to share with the Youtube community.
The introduction to Mario Bloopers
Luke then said that finding glitches is actually really hard, and he got lazy. Afterwards, he said that he uploaded a Super Smash Brothers photo wheel, admitting that he loves to pause the game every two seconds to get a dumb photo. However, he says that being a channel revolving around THAT didn't please him. Luke then said that Kevin introduced him into a magical kind of video on Youtube called Mario Bloopers. Luke said that in 2010, he was intrigued when he first saw these types of videos of just simple Mario adventures. He also says that this type of video with the Hypercam, the poorly rendered mouse, the intro cards were nostalgic to him. He says that MegaMan765, MarioMario54321, MATTHEWGU4, and many others were the ones that Luke watched over and over when he was young. Luke says that, like many other people, he is reminiscent over these videos. He says that the stories are so simple, like Mario clones, Mario jumping over Peach's castle, Weegee's World, etc. He says it was all such a unique concept at the time. He said he really wanted to do these types of videos, and he thought it didn't look too hard. So, he went to download the emulator and started to think of ideas. He says that his style of videos was 10 times simpler than today's style of videos because of the software he was using. He said that he could only use text and cool looking transitions. His videos were basically just trying to convey jokes through Mario for 5 minutes, but before we get into that, he needs to address the very first video.
His first Mario Blooper / Evolution for future videos
The very first video that Luke made was called "The Cake is a Lie," which can be found here: The Cake Is a Lie!. He says that the plot is very convoluted, so he goes through a quick video recount. His recount is just Mario asking for pizza (Mario says pizza, but in the actual video it is about cake), but Princess Peach says no, so Mario throws Peach and she explodes. Luke says that the final resolution for the video was a small box. This was because he recorded the video with an editing program called AVS Video Editor, but it left a watermark in the center of the screen, so he used the screen recorder called Debut Video Capture Software to record the edited video in the AVS Video Editor. This caused an annoying beep at the beginning, because it was a trial version, and also caused the video to have echoed and delayed audio. He says that this is how he made his first video. He then says that he started to use the program called NCH Video Pad from then on. He said that this program had the stupid text on screen, and so he went off making videos. He says that a lot of his stories and jokes were centered around cheat codes used on emulators such as making the world look all glitchy, making Mario huge, or freezing everyone in the game except Mario. From there, he says that it was just now insulting Mario and making stupid comments. He then said he heard about the magical program called Sony Vegas which allowed him to do stuff like green screen. He also says that it allows him to do text that wasn't sh*tty. He then said that he began doing specific shots with Sony Vegas and then exporting them to the really crappy software. He said he would do things such as rain, transparent images, or even more Marios. Then he said he actually gained some IQ and moved to Sony Vegas full time, which caused the next evolution of SMG4.
The Garry's Mod Evolution
Luke said that Kevin and his friends were playing this weird looking game called Garry's Mod, which was a game where you could do whatever you want. The examples he gives are that you can shoot people, you can ride cars, you can spawn things, you can hump things. It was said that when he got to Ssenmodnar 1 when he started shifting to more wacky humor we all know today. He said that he loved Gmod videos such as The Gmod Idiot Box or Team Fabulous 2, and that he appreciated how quick and sudden the humor styles were, which Sscenmodnar 1 allowed him to do just that. He said that with Garry's Mod allowed Mario to do a lot more things and with Sony Vegas giving him more options with editing, this helped encourage Luke to go all out with his dumb jokes and go above and beyond just the standard text on a video game capture type of video. He says this is the reason why R64 videos are 99.5% crazy were such huge hits and why they helped mold and build what SMG4 is today. He said that Mario became the bridge to show how far he can go with stupid humor, and he's stuck as that one character that likes to be naked and eats a lot of spaghetti. He also said that his uploads were consistent because he was scared that his fans would get angry at him. From then on, he said that the path of SMG4 was set; it was that one channel where Mario acted like a complete dumbass. He says that he is grateful that he could make it so far with a dumb concept like this and he knows that a lot has changed since then. He says that people eventually grow up and want to make changes. He says he wants to see improvement and growth on the SMG4 channel, which is why he strives to push the limits of what he can do, and so he thanks the audience for understanding that.
He thanks us for listening to the story, and recaps what he said throughout the video. He says that SMG4 definitely started from humble beginnings from just a boy who wanted to make glitches to a boy who wanted to bring memes into the world. He then says to comment below what sort of videos you want to see next, and he says he loves making these type of story videos, and he'll see you next time. The video ends with a pixelated dancing Mario on screen.