Monthly: Super Mario Pez, you are one of the
most readily identified icons of the video game culture, as
well as one of the coolest Pez dispensers out there. Is this
twice the fun, or is it twice the pressure?
Video may have killed the radio star,
but video games led to the birth of Super Mario Pez.
Mario Pez: To be honest, it's a little
of both. You try going through life being called "Super
Mario." It ain't easy, I'll have you know. For example,
when I call to order a pizza, sometimes I get comments
like 'If you're so super, why don't you make your own
pizza?' Also, being a Pez dispenser, I am unable to shoot
fireballs at approaching enemies like I do in the video
games, lest I melt my plastic frame. I mean, I don't really
have too many enemies, but if I did, I would be out of
luck should they approach me. When it's all said and done,
though, I'd rather be Super Mario Pez than anyone else
in the world.
And why might that be?
Well, as a Pez dispenser I don't have to
deal with angry mushrooms, ducks in turtle shells, or
fire breathing dragons. There are also no cliffs to fall
off of and no hammers to dodge. Best of all, there is
no merciless being that clicks "continue" whenever
I suffer a horrible death, only to make me relive it over
and over again. As a Pez dispenser, the closest I come
to danger is when someone tilts my head back too far,
or when someone tries to cram too many Pez candies into
my sleeve. The irony, of course, is that you can never
have too much Pez.
How very true. Super Mario Pez, can you elaborate on your background
a little? Where are you from, and how does this relate to who
you are today?
Wow, what a deep question. Here's the deal: I
am of Italian ethnicity, I rose to fame as a video game star
in Japan and North America, I was manufactured in Austria, and
I have a U.S. patent. I'm all over the globe, baby! And you
know what? I think my diversity makes me an ideal candidate
for a Pez dispenser. Not to toot my own horn here, but much
like me, Pez is a worldwide phenomenon. Further, the many colors
of Pez are much like the many colors of Super Mario. I guess
you can say it's a marriage made in heaven.
Indeed it is. Speaking of colors, do you ever miss your green-clad
Oh yes, I do miss my brother very much. Some
days I wonder how life would be if he was a Pez dispenser too,
or if it was he instead of me who achieved immortality through
being a Pez. But you know, what's done is done. And to be fair,
I am the star. I don't recall it being called "Super Luigi
Bros," do you?
No, that's not how I remember it. You are indeed the star of
the show, and unfortunately this particular show is drawing
to a close. Do you have any parting thoughts to share?
I'd only like to say that I think I made the
transition from video game star to Pez dispenser at just the
right time. Video games nowadays are so complex, so graphic
and intense. Pez dispensers are relatively simple things: you
load them, you dispense them, and you load them back up again.
They are so much fun to collect, display, and share. I'll take
that over an angry mushroom any day of the week.
| Archive | About
| Contact | Store
© 2001-2013 JoePez
"Pezhead Monthly" is in no way affiliated with Pez
PEZ is a registered trademark of PEZ Candy Company Inc., Orange,
Pez, but please do so responsibly.