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Hear the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ theme played on wine glasses and a frying pan

Who guessed a frying pan could carry a beat so well?


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 19, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 11:04 am CDT

YouTube sensation Dan Newbie, who has earned Internet fame by playing “Let It Go” from Frozen and Pharrell’s “Happy” using only wine glasses filled with water and other kitchen supplies, is now attracting super attention.

Using 48 wine glasses filled with tap water, two pencils, and one frying pan, Newbie recreated the theme music to Super Mario Bros.

Sure, the catchy, repetitive tune has been envisioned countless ways, including through an ancient Chinese instrument and a cappella vocal stylings, but Newbie’s interpretation is nothing short of magical.

I had no idea that a frying pan could carry a beat so well.

Our next requests: the music from Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy.

H/T Viral Viral Videos / Screengrab via Dan Newbie/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2014, 11:28 am CDT