I found this awesome article from Gameinformer:
I especially like this part of the interview:
“Mario has been a boxing referee, a doctor, an Olympian, and a carpenter. Are all these official careers in Mario lore? If he has a medical degree, why does he continue his plumbing business?
SM: There’s really only one rule in terms of the things that Mario does. Generally, it’s that he’s more on the blue-collar side. He’s hard-working, and certainly much more physical in nature. So, I think that a doctor is sort of an unexpected and perhaps unbelievable role for Mario. Perhaps the Dr. Mario you’re thinking of was maybe, in some way, not necessarily legitimate.“
Let’s pick out a small part of this interview:
“Perhaps the Dr. Mario you’re thinking of was maybe, in some way, not necessarily legitimate.”
I KNEW IT!!
Especially not down there.