Realistic Yoshi is so much more terrifying than the cartoon

Dinosaurs bite.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on May 15, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 7:36 am CDT

If you’ve ever played Super Mario World, then you’re familiar with the joy that comes with finding Yoshi. You trot over to him, eager to continue your adventure atop the back of an adorable, yet timid, dinosaur who will eat your enemies.

And then, without warning, he bites your arm off.

In his YouTube video “Realistic Mario: Yoshi,” comedian Pete Holmes illustrates how everyone’s favorite video game dinosaur would really treat those who came dangerously close to his signature stretchy tongue and bottomless stomach.

While hilariously accurate, Yoshi gobbling down the Mario Brothers isn’t without precedence. While it may have never happened in the video games, it did occur on an episode of the Super Mario World cartoon program from the 1990s.

From now on, Mario should probably stick to magic capes and leaves to conquer Bowser and his minions.

Screengrab via Pete Holmes/YouTube

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*First Published: May 15, 2014, 12:39 pm CDT