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The 2020 Summer Olympics - which take place in Tokyo, Japan - are really gonna be something, if the preview we saw during the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics is any indication. Everything was going as expected - lots of big performances and huge crowds - and then came the portion of the show where the current host country was due to pass off the Olympic flag to the next one up. And...then this video started playing, showing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe running super late for the games.

So what does he do? Oh, just TRANSFORM INTO SUPER MARIO AND BORE THROUGH THE EARTH:



Yep - THAT'S how Japan accepted responsibility for the 2020 Olympics...by having their Prime Minister cosplay as Mario and pop up through a warp pipe. More importantly, apparently the secret identity of Mario this whole time was Shinzo Abe, who holds the ability to transform into him at a moment's notice?

Anyways, the internet predictably went sorta nuts over all this:






















The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are gonna be pretty interesting.