Trademark Infringement

little Luigi
(c) Barbara W. Beacham

I’ve gone a bit silly for this week’s MFtS – it probably says a lot that I couldn’t move past plumber once I read Luigi… Hope you enjoy:

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be… 

A plumber entertaining children’s parties. He hadn’t planned it, but kids loved his Super Mario Bros. rip-off uniform. Turned out having a plumber around with some kids throwing all sorts in the toilet helped, too. To him, the kids listened.

Luigi was glad none of his family knew. They’d have disapproved of the clichéd Italian accent. Hadn’t they worked hard to move beyond the stereotypes?

His career came to an abrupt end when Nintendo sent a cease and desist – no doubt alerted by one mother Luigi had turned down when she’d suggested he ‘take a look at her plumbing’.

(You’ll find more MFtS stories here.)

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31 thoughts on “Trademark Infringement

  1. Ooh – ‘take a look at my plumbing’? Hilariously graphic and gynaecological. She needed a ‘Mr Muscle’ to flush her out, no doubt 🙂 Feeling a bit sorry for poor Luigi. Now he’s got the gear, though, he could diversify into the adult market – much call for plumber kissograms? All those dirty wrenches …

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  2. Good story, Sonya. Too bad Luigi had to give up a job he enjoyed. I’m sure he wasn’t causing trouble for a big company like Nintendo, but big company’s are touchy about their brands. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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