PIXELATED ROMANCE

See Which Nintendo Characters Are Totally Gay For Each Other

John Oliver is finding his mojo on his weekly HBO news satire show Last Week Tonight.

On the fourth installment of the program last night, he noted that Saturday was the 10th anniversary of Massachusetts becoming the first state in the US to legalize gay marriage.

Which is pretty amazing considering how much traction the fight has gained in a relatively short amount of time.

Except the real world gains haven’t quite made their way into the Nintendo universe, as John cheekily remarks.

Imagining the world of Mario with marriage equality, the graphics department at Last Week Tonight got the best assignment ever — animate some same-sex loving using Nintendo characters.

There’s Mario and Link’s lip lock:

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Princess Peach getting down with Princess Zelda:

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The nuptial tongue penetration of Toad and Yoshi:

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And sadly, Bowser grieving the loss of his partner, Donkey Kong:

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Here’s the full clip:

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