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The Poison Mushroom's appearance in "Super Mario All-Stars", for comparison.

In the original strip, the "Box O'Mystery" was green and covered in question marks. Here, it's been replaced with a Question Block (or ? Block) from the Super Mario Bros games. In said series, when a ? Block is hit, it produces an item of some sort. Here, Jon finds a Poison Mushroom (a hazard that appears from the blocks) inside - originally, the box was empty. (Incidentally, the graphic used for the Poison Mushroom is its appearance from the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl - it's usually depicted as purple.)

The author writes:[edit]

Original strip: 2010-12-10.


Garfield: Merry Christmas, Jon!
{Garfield enters, carrying a Question Block}
Garfield: I'm giving you the "Box O' Mystery"!
{Jon opens it to reveal a Poison Mushroom}
Jon: It's poison.
Garfield: {exasperated} And now you've ruined it!