Ode to Minions is the 200th comic posted on Brawl in the Family. It is presented as a sorrowful song dedicated to the various creatures that work for Nintendo's villains, and how many of them don't deserve the treatment delivered to them by the "heroes". At the end, it is revealed the song is being sung by Bowser on stage to a crowd of other villains, to raucous applause.
Bowser: Do you remember
The piranha plant
You roasted in 5-1?
And were you there
When his family
Received the news about their son?
These minions clock in 9 to 5 to provide for their wives...
Not knowing it'd be
The last day
Of their lives!
So light a candle
For the Goombas
That were crushed beneath your feet.
Say a prayer
For all the Octoroks
That were sliced into
Give a shout out
To the Keese you killed
Just to open that locked door.
'Cause no one thinks about
Moblin: As we gather here to mourn the loss of our pal, let's never forget that...
Dodongo disliked smoked.
He disliked smoke...
To the END!
Starman: GOODNIGHT SWEET KRAKEN
Hippie:It's pronounced "Crackin'..."
Wolf: I will give him this:
He used bombs wisely...
But at what cost?
AT WHAT COST!?
Newsman: The last Metroid is in captivity.
Have all died.
Female Koopa Troopa: Curse you, spiny blue shell!
Bowser: Your pet Yoshi helped himself to a buffet...
(Shy Guy flambe)
You've slain 'em just for bein' in your way...
(Red: Get 'em, Entei!)
Bowser: They've got kids to feed,
Yards to weed,
Taxes and bills to pay...
So put your plumber's hat over your heart and say...
That you're sorry
To the Mets you fried
Just to grab an extra screw!
To the ducks you shot
So a dog wouldn't laugh at you!
Genocide is typically frowned upon,
And yet Samus
Don't forget the Imps
You killed for
These minions gave their lives...
For guys like...
- This comic was accompanied by an mp3 of the song playing in the background. This song was sung by Matthew and his family.
- Strangely, a few characters (such as the Snorlax) that appear aren't villainous in their in-game appearances. Also, one (a ship from Star Fox) isn't even alive.
- A sample of the overworld theme from Super Mario Bros. can be heard around the time "News about their son" is sung.
- Cloud Strife appear between the dead Imps
- The official video on YouTube, by chrisgriffin15!