Video game developers, they’re just like us: Big fans of Toronto-based punk outfit PUP.
Nintendo’s new Paper Mario game, Paper Mario: The Origami King was released this month and the boys in PUP, spotted some references to their 2019 record Morbid Stuff. Drummer Zack Mykula shared some screenshots to Twitter.
Came back briefly to Twitter to ask if we're being punked? I am legit in love with this game and if this is NOT a coincidence it might be the coolest thing ever to happen to me. Mario, like for many, is my childhood. pic.twitter.com/qPnhOThfP1
— Zachary Ivan Mykula (@_ZACK_ZACK_ZACK) July 20, 2020
Somebody at Nintendo/Paper Mario liiiiiiikes us! pic.twitter.com/r5CbH128CI
— PUP (@puptheband) July 20, 2020
PUP’s 2016 video for “DVP” features a wealth of references to classic video games. It appears the love between PUP and the house that Mario built is mutual.