Here’s What a Glorious Nintendo Gay Wedding Would Look Like


On Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver celebrated the tenth anniversary of gay marriage in America; on May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to recognize same-sex marriages. In the segment (watch above), Oliver highlights one of the “unusual obstacles” that marriage equality still faces: In the English version of Tomodachi Life, Nintendo new life-simulator video game, players do not have the option of participating in same-sex virtual relationships. After the game’s release, Nintendo apologized for “disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships,” and seemed to imply that any future installments in the Tomodachi series would include same-sex romance.

Oliver and co. had fun with this, and imagined how the characters of the Nintendo world would react to the news of Nintendo’s statement:

1. Mario and Link celebrate and make out:

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Screenshot: Last Week Tonight

 

2. Princess Peach and Princess Zelda engage in some foreplay:

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Screenshot: Last Week Tonight

 

3. Yoshi and Toad get hitched:

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Screenshot: Last Week Tonight

 

4. Bowser weeps at the funeral of his “longtime partner” Donkey Kong:

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Screenshot: Last Week Tonight

Click here to listen to my recent conversation with Oliver about the wild humor and smart commentary of Last Week Tonight.

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