Nintendo On Conan's New Mario-Style Backdrop: "That's Great"

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Intentionally or not, Conan's new backdrop looks like it was constructed by a team of Mario level designers, circa 1992. Asked about the homage/coincidence, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime sounded pretty pleased: "That's great."

It was Kotaku who caught up with Reggie, after Seriouslunch made the initial spotting:

We know that he is a fan of what we do, and we're thrilled to have him as a passionate Nintendo fan. Maybe we'll have to go play some Wii Sports Resort as well as Super Mario Bros Wii.


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The bonus jokey followup: Will Nintendo be issuing a C&D for NBC's blatant infringement?

"No. For Conan, we'll let that one slide."