Apparently there's some kind of bug that lets you jump over the pole, I think you had to do it in one of the Kaizo Mario mods. Although that could have been just something to do with the emulator. Or I'm thinking of Kaizo Mario World.
That was a Kazio Mario Mod, I remember seeing it. You had to jump the pole or face death by some bullet thing hitting you. That game was pretty fun, at the same time unfair. haha