Another Castle: The Joke [ ARTICLE ]

I’ve been creating Dueling Analogs for almost five years now. And during that time I have, of course, done the Super Mario Bros.‘ “princess is in another castle” joke. If fact, today’s comic marks the fifth sixth (Thanks, Fenrir!) time I’ve made that joke.

Now a lot of people may not be proud of such a feat. And I might as well feel a bit of shame if I had told the exact same joke six times. Fortunately, each of one my “princess is in another castle” jokes starts with a similar premise and is taken in a completely new direction.

Don’t believe me? It starts with sexual frustration, moves on to courtroom drama, then flashes back to Arthurian times, to heroism, obesity and finally ends at complete apathy.

I guess what I’m trying to sum up is just because you use the same premise, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making the same joke.


  • David

    If you can do it in a varied enough way, then there’s nothing wrong with it.

  • Nek

    Sorry, but your comment is in another post

  • Revan

    Hmm, i guess you whipped that out cause i pointed that out in the last comic =P

    No complaints actually, Like it has been said, some are funny, but here is a guy who isnt a big mario fan (the lastest mario game i played was snes’ SM World, predating this “another castle” thing)

  • Miles Tormani


    Super Mario World came after the “another castle” situation in Super Mario Brothers for the NES. Just pointing that out.

    Once a year (statistically speaking) isn’t that frequent, and it is varied enough to make me snicker every time I see one. The strip club one is my personal favorite, though.