Conan's New Background Sure Looks Familiar

Conan's new Tonight Show set sure is nice, but the guys at Serious Lunch noticed that his new monologue backdrop looks pretty familiar. As in Mushroom Kingdom familiar.

Chen and I are in disagreement as to whether or not this is intentional. I say it's a coincidence, but he's convinced that Mario was a definite inspiration for this background. What do you guys think?


Totally worthy of an ONTD post only because it's ConeBone.

eta: the gif!

I love this nerd :]

eta 2: Tonight Show writer mentioned this on Twitter & said they might talk about it tonight!

@BigBley Ha ha ha - thanks for the Super Mario tip, friends - b/c of you, we might do it as a bit on the show tonight! I'll keep you posted! ;)