An irony-free feel good fan video about Dads

Bowser and Son are legit heartwarmers

There is a whole genre of comedy dedicated to uncomfortable emotions about Dads. Pierre’s Doo Dah Doo Doo rap is one example. That’s doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room in the internet’s heart for honest, not-weird affection for Dads and their kids. The growing popularity of this corny but adorable fan-made video about Bowser and Bowser Jr. is proof of that.

King Koopa started off as one dimensional icon — an all-powerful tyrant who rules a race of smaller versions of himself. Sounds like a Dada caricature to me. Maybe that explains the growing tendency for Nintendo and Nintendo fans to paint the character as a gruff but lovable father figure. Adding that dimension to an otherwise straightforward Godzilla-Turtle-Man-King makes a lot of sense, given how so many of his fans grew up with the idea of Bowser being Bad Dad #1.

I wonder how well a Dad-simulator starring Bowser and his kids would sell? Maybe that’s where we’d finally see an the explanation of where Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings came from. One theory is that Bowser can lay eggs without the aid of a reproductive partner, another trait he borrowed from Godzilla. Come to think of it, Yoshi and Birdo can do that too. Maybe Bowser isn’t a “Dad” after all…

Thanks David!

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes