May 7 2008University Of California, Berkeley Marching Band Does Nintendo Themed Halftime Show

This is a video from November of UC Berkeley's marching band doing a Nintendo inspired half time show. I would have posted it early, but honestly, UC Berkeley didn't accept me and I hold grudges. And for the record -- filling out a college application in crayon shows creativity, damnit. And the coloring book page I included proved that, while creative, I can still color within the lines when necessary. Well anyway, this is the school's marching band doing a Nintendo themed half time show. They start off with a little Tetris, then move on to some other stuff, until the 3:10 mark (I recommend just watching this part) when they start hitting those Zelda notes. Mario Bros. follows that. It was pretty impressive, but the performance left a little something to be desired. Namely a better performance. Just kidding, that's the grudge talking.

Another video of the infamous Gordon College live action Super Mario Bros. performance in case for some reason you haven't seen it.

This video looks like it was filmed through a piece of cheesecloth, but at least the person zooms in around the 1:00 mark.


Thanks Joy, you should come over and play some Mario Kart on the Wii later. My mom will even make us sandwiches. Cut diagonally, just how you like them.

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Gives an entire new meaning to the term band geek

now I know I am a geek

I got f***ing chills when the Zelda theme started

I need to go hide under my bed now

ace - you're such a douche bag for wanting to be "first" so badly that you miss-spelled it. god damn morons..

with that said, this whole video is bad-ass... love it!

*armpump* Woo! Immortalized in Geekologie history. We may have another comin' in for ya, Geekologie Writer.

I actually liked both videos...and the second video brought back memories of being in a darkened living room munching on tater tots at 3 o'clock in the morning. *sigh*

I didn't watch the video and have absolutely nothing interesting to say, so I thought I'd reply to this post and contribute complete drek to the discussion.

Thank you for your time.

@7, you stole my post!

To add: If there was ever a video that I would never watch, this would be it. Unless of course I had some tater tots!

The only thing that would have made this video better is if it were filmed from the other side of the stadium.

Word bill,
But does anyone have any idea what they are doing right after the mortal combat MK sign? Is it a fireball? wtf? They're still playing the MK theme so...

This is actually pretty old. I remember watching it awhile ago

omg they did pokemon

@ Interslicery.

yeah well the writer said it was old. Do people read anymore or just look at the pretty moving pictures?

@Momma, I think it's the letters "MK" in a box.

It's hard to tell upside down, but I think they're doing the MK dragon.

Coming froma guy who was in Marching band thru college, what a bunch of band nerds!!!

But i have to agree with 3. Mysterious, I got f***ing chills when the Zelda theme started too... i had to do a run that mug one mo' time

I think they had ping pong in the beginning too!


I loved the ending when the flag was going down...I wish I could do something that cool in band

I just found this on youtube
its soooo funny, its like super mario but better
its called SUPER ZAY hahaha!

watch it and laugh lmao

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