Yoshiaki Koizumi, the developer behind Super Mario Odyssey, did a video Q&A in which he confirmed that Toad is not wearing a hat.
That mushroom is part of his head, Koizumi confirmed.
But fans quickly pointed out that in the 1980s TV series, Toad took his hat/head off.
Nintendo claims that Toad isn’t wearing a hat, but in the 1980s TV series “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!” he clearly takes it off. I mean, what are we to believe, that this is some sort of a magic Toad head or something? Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder. pic.twitter.com/9kkwhgMUPc
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) February 5, 2018
So… where does that leave us?
Yoshiaki Koizumi was also asked why Mario has nipples but no belly button. He was caught off guard, and said he wasn’t sure why.