If you've ever played Super Mario Bros. on the NES, I'm sure you've thought about jumping over the flagpole at the end of some of the levels. Perhaps you've even tried a couple of times, but undoubtedly you've failed. Still, you've heard rumors that it was possible and the myth of Mario jumping over the flagpole was born.
So, can Mario really jump over the flagpole? What happened afterwards? In their video clip series Pop Fiction, Game Trailers performed such a feat (without any programming shenanigans) and proved once and for all that indeed the chubby little plumber do it.
Gearfuse has the clip: Link [embeeded Flash player]