Bowser Block

Bowser Block

Part of a series on Nintendo Switch. [View Related Entries]

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.


Bowser Block is an exploitable meme in which Bowser Jr, from the Super Mario Bros. series, is depicted looking at child-inappropriate content until the main antagonist of the series, Bowser, covers Bowser Jr.'s eyes. The first panel is the exploitable panel where Bowser Jr. is supposed to be playing video games on the Nintendo Switch console, while the second panel depicts Bowser blocking his view.


During the January 12th, 2017 Switch Official Reveal / Announcement, Nintendo included a video advertising the parental controls of the Nintendo Switch starring Bowser and Bowser Jr. The video was uploaded to Nintendo's website and later uploaded to their YouTube page.

This video shows the Nintendo Switch Parental control features, being used by Bowser and his son, Bowser Jr, with a female narrator. (In the original Japanese version, the narrator is male.)

The video immediately became popular due to the way it depicts Bowser, a well known villain, as a responsible father. It gained over 2 million views and 60k likes in the span of three days, and appeared on the YouTube trending bar.


On January 13th, an anonymous user on 4chan's /v/ board[1] made a post with a screenshot of the video, titled "What is bowswer shielding Bowser Jr's eyes from?" Two days later, another anonymous user posted an exploitable comic[2] using a black screen and the image of Bowser motion blurred (shown below).

This led to the creation of dozens of comics in the template. The following day, a third anonymous user posted a thread[3] inviting others to post their Bowser Parental Controls comics.

Various Examples

NOA 个 4chan What is 4chan? 4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. There are boards dedicated to a variety of topics, from Japanese animation and culture to videogames, music, and photography. Users do not need to register an account before participating in the community. Feel free to click on a board below that interests you and jump right in! Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Rules before posting, and read the FAQ if you wish to learn more about how to use the site Boards filter ▼ othe Business & Finance Japanese Culture Anime & Manga Anime/Cute Anime/Wallpapers Mecha Cosplay & EGL Cute/Male Flash Transportation Otaku Culture ideo Games Video Games Video Game Generals ternational Pokemon nterests Comics & Cartoons Technology Television & Film Weapons Auto Animals &Nature Traditional Games Sports Alternative Sports Science &Math History & Humanities Creative Oekaki Papercrat &Ongami Travel Photography Food & Cooking ArtworkCritique Wallpapers/General Literature Music Fashion 3DCG Graphic Design Do-It-Yourself Worksafe GIF Fitness Paranormal Advice LGBT Pony Current News Worksafe Requests Very Important Posts Misc. (NSFW) Random ROBOT9001 Adul (NSFw Sexy Beautiful Women Hardcore Handsome Men Hentai Ecchi Yuri Hentai/Alternative Yaoi Torrents Resoluton Adult GIF Adult Cartoons Adult Requests Outdoors

External References

Recent Videos 4 total

Recent Images 108 total

Top Comments

+ Add a Comment

Comments (68)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

Sup! You must login or signup first!