Here’s the star of HBO’s hit The Last of Us adaptation Pedro Pascal like you’ve never seen him before: playing Super Mario in a gritty SNL skit inspired by Nintendo’s hit kart racing franchise. The spoof – which aired overnight, on 4th February – sees The Last of Us hero kitted out in a red hat and dungarees, as he hits up Rainbow Road in an attempt to rescue Princess Peach.

The dystopian adaptation sees cameos from the likes of Toad, Bowser, and Luigi, as Mario goes all Mad Max in the goofy spoof. It’s all very silly, but underlines the cultural impact that HBO’s new show is having – it’s been breaking records since debuting in January, with the recent airing of Episode 3 achieving widespread critical acclaim.

You can find out Where to Watch HBO’s The Last of Us through the link if you’re still eager to get caught up, as well as find a Full Cast List, too. Meanwhile, let us know whether you’d tune in to a dark and gritty Mario Kart adaptation in the comments section below.