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Encyclopedia > Super Mario Bros. (TV)

Various television shows based on Super Mario Bros. exist.

Prior to having his own animated series, Mario starred as a regular on the Donkey Kong-based segments of the Saturday Supercade. Voiced by Peter Cullen, he was constantly on the trail of escaped circus gorilla Donkey Kong, who was actually his pet monkey in the game. For over 20 years, Mario has been the official video game mascot for Nintendo. ... Donkey Kong (Japanese:ドンキーコング) is a gorilla character from Nintendo that appeared in many video games since 1981. ... Peter Cullen is a voice actor who has provided the voices for Optimus Prime in Transformers, Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, K.A.R.R. in Knight Rider, and other characters in Gremlins, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs, Dungeons & Dragons and The Jetsons, among many other television shows and movies. ...

Mario then starred in a 1986 anime movie made for TV, titled The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach. This film is very obscure even in Japan, and not much is known about it. But what is known about it is that it marked the animated debut of Luigi, Princess Peach (still referred to as Princess Toadstool in the USA at the time), and King Bowser Koopa. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is Japanese animation, sometimes billed in the west under the portmanteau Japanimation. ... Luigi in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. ... Mario, Princess Peach, and Luigi Princess Peach Toadstool (ピーチ姫 Pīchi Hime) is a fictional character in Nintendo video games. ... Mario, Princess Peach, and Luigi Princess Peach Toadstool (ピーチ姫 Pīchi Hime) is a fictional character in Nintendo video games. ... King Bowser Koopa, as seen in Super Smash Bros. ...

Mario's animated TV series was produced by DiC Entertainment. Three shows were made, each with a different title. However, since the shows all belonged to the same franchise, each individual show can be seen as a season on a single show. Like most DiC cartoons based on a certain property, Mario's cartoons had a habit of being inconsistent with the games they were based on, although they sometimes featured things that, by coincidence, would happen in later games. (For example, Mario's appetite for Italian delicacies is mentioned in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.) DiC Entertainment (pronounced deek) is a film production company which was created in 1971 by Jean Chalopin in Paris, France. ... Super Mario 64 was one of the first video games released for the Nintendo 64 and was the consoles flagship killer application. ... Super Mario Sunshine is the latest console title in the Mario series. ...

The cartoons were also cursed with subpar animation, even for DiC. Nearly every episode had at least one animation goof, such as a coloring error or a character saying another character's line. There were also some rather grotesque plot holes and weak stories, especially in the first season. However, despite these obvious errors, people still fondly remember Mario's cartoons.


Season 1: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show was the only one of the three Mario television show to air in syndication. The first part of it was live action and showed Mario and Luigi living in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, where they would often be visited by celebrity guest stars. Super Mario Bros. ... Luigi in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. ... The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

The second part was a cartoon based on the Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2 video games, where Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach Toadstool, and Toad battle against King Bowser Koopa, usually in a movie parody (an idea that would've been more appropriate for Bugs Bunny). Getting into the spirit of these parodies, Bowser usually had a different outfit for each one. Interestingly, Wart, the main antagonist of the second game, was never in any of the episodes, yet practically all of his minions managed to appear; this seems to suggest that Wart is perhaps in alignment with Bowser. Like most 1980s cartoons, Bowser would prolong the series' run by using a Sub-Space potion to escape from his adversaries. Strangely, Mario and the gang never think of trying to stop Bowser from going through the warps. The Super Mario Bros. cartoon was shown on Mondays through Thursdays only. Super Mario Bros. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Princess Peach Toadstool Princess Peach Toadstool (ピーチ姫, Pīchi Hime) is a fictional character in Nintendo video games. ... The most famous Toad has red spots and wears a blue vest. ... King Bowser Koopa, as seen in Super Smash Bros. ... Bugs has appeared in numerous cartoons including the Looney Tunes series. ... Wart is a fictional character most commonly recognized from Super Mario Bros. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. ... Thursday is the day of the week between Wednesday and Friday. ...

On Fridays, They showed The Legend of Zelda cartoons based on the game of the same name in which Link and Princess Zelda are fighting against the forces of Ganon. Friday is the day of the week between Thursday and Saturday. ... The Legend of Zelda is a cartoon series based on the popular Legend of Zelda video games created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Link, seen here in a Ocarina of Time promotional piece of artwork, is a fierce sword fighter in all Legend of Zelda games. ... Princess Zelda is a fictional character in the Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Ganon (also known as Ganondorf) is the monster which takes many forms from the Legend of Zelda series of video games by Nintendo, and the final boss in a number of them. ...

The show later changed its name to "Club Mario", replacing the live-action Mario segment with two completely different characters known as Tommy Treehuger and Coemcee, with occassional appearances by Tammy Treehuger (Tommy's twin sister) and Evil Eric (Coemcee's evil twin brother). This show lasted from 1989 to 1990, and can currently seen on Yahooligans! TV (http://tv.yahooligans.com). 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Note: The first titles are the cartoon segments. The second titles are the live-action segments.

  1. The Bird! The Bird! / Neatness Counts
  2. King Mario of Cramalot / Day of the Orphan
  3. Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid / All Steamed Up
  4. Mario's Magic Carpet / Marianne and Luigeena
  5. Rolling Down the River / The Mario Monster Mash
  6. The Great Gladiator Gig / Bonkers From Yonkers
  7. Mario and the Beanstalk / Bats in the Basement
  8. Love 'Em and Leave 'Em / Will the Real Elvis Please Shut Up!
  9. The Great BMX Race / Mama Mia Mario
  10. Stars in Their Eyes / Alligator Dundee
  11. Jungle Fever / Dance
  12. Brooklyn Bound / Cher's Poochie
  13. Toad Warriors / E.C. The Extra Creepy
  14. The Fire of Hercufleas / The Marios Fight Back
  15. Count Koopula / Magician
  16. Pirates of Koopa / Do You Believe in Magic?
  17. Two Plumbers and a Baby / Lost Dog
  18. The Adventures of Sherlock Mario / Plumbers of the Year
  19. Do You Princess Toadstool Take This Koopa...? / Mario Hillbillies
  20. The Pied Koopa / Super Plant
  21. Koopenstein / Baby Mario Love
  22. On Her Majesty's Sewer Service / 9001: A Mario Odyssey
  23. Mario and Joliet / Fake Bro
  24. Too Hot to Handle / Time Out Luigi
  25. Hooded Robin and His Mario Men / Flower Power
  26. 20,000 Koopas Under the Sea / Vampire Until Ready
  27. Mighty McMario and the Pot of Gold / Heart Throb
  28. Mario Meets Koop-zilla / Fortune Teller
  29. Koopa Klaus / Little Marios
  30. Mario and the Red Baron Koopa / Gorilla My Dreams
  31. The Unzappables / George Washington Slept Here
  32. Bad Rap / Caught in a Draft
  33. The Mark of Zero / Toupee
  34. The Ten Koopmandments / The Artist
  35. The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming! / Zenned Out Mario
  36. The Trojan Koopa / Texas Tea
  37. Quest For Pizza / The Painting
  38. The Great Gold Coin Rush / Game Show Host
  39. Elvin Lives / Home Radio
  40. Plumber´s Academy / Glasnuts
  41. Karate Koopa / Adee Don't
  42. Mario of the Apes / Chippie Chipmunks
  43. Princess, I Shrunk the Mario Brothers / A Basement Divided
  44. Little Red Riding Princess / No Way to Treat a Queenie
  45. The Provolone Ranger / Goodbye Mr. Fish
  46. Escape From Koopatraz / French
  47. Mario of the Deep / Two Bums From Brooklyn
  48. Flatbush Koopa / Opera
  49. Raiders of the Lost Mushroom / Cyrano de Mario
  50. Crocodile Mario / Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes
  51. Star Koopa / Santa Claus is Coming to Flatbush
  52. Robo Koopa / Captain Lou is Missing


  • Every Friday, a "Legend of Zelda" cartoon was shown in place of a Mario cartoon. Scenes from the episode were shown during the live-action segments as sneak previews on the preceding days. (These preview clips are edited out of the episodes on Yahooligans! TV.)
  • When shown in reruns after cancellation, DiC took out all the song remakes and replaced them with instrumentals of the songs featured in TAOSMB3. The song remakes have never been reinstated, not even on the DVDs or Yahooligans! TV.
  • Domino's Pizza sponsored the show.
  • From 1989 to 1991, Kid Klassics released NTSC VHSs of the show. These videos contained two, one, or no live-action segments, and featured the cartoon segments the way they originally aired (meaning they included the song remakes that were edited out in later airings). On these videos, the "Super Mario Bros." theme wasn’t included before the cartoon segment.
  • "Two Plumbers and a Baby" was aired without an intro on television.
  • There was a Viewmaster three-reel set based on the show (but labeled as "Super Mario Bros. 2"). The A reel showed various scenes from the live-action segments, while the B and C reels were an adaptation of "The Bird! The Bird!" Oddly, although the picture descriptions say "King Koopa" (alias Bowser), the villain featured in reels B and C is clearly Wart.

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Season 2: The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was based on the video game by the same name. This shows Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad fighting against Bowser Koopa and his Koopa Kids, who went by different names on the show, as DiC most likely had an imported copy of the Japanese version of the game, which had not given the Koopa Kids actual names. On the show, the Koopa Kids were called: Super Mario Bros. ... Larry, the youngest of the brood, shows off the Koopa Kids trademark upright hairdo. ...

  • Cheatsy Koopa (Larry Koopa)
  • Bigmouth Koopa (Morton Koopa Jr.)
  • Kootie Pie Koopa (Wendy O. Koopa)
  • Bully Koopa (Roy Koopa)
  • Hip Koopa (Lemmy Koopa)
  • Hop Koopa (Iggy Koopa)
  • Kooky Von Koopa (Ludwig Von Koopa)

This cartoon was shown in an hour-length time slot with Captain N: The Game Master in 1990. It was last seen on PAX TV in 1999, but has also been released on DVD. Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) is a technology for shared medium (usually radio) networks. ... Captain N: The Game Master is a cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PAX Network, PAX TV, PaxNet, or simply PAX, is a broadcast and cable television network formed in 1998. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


  1. Sneaky, Lying, Cheating, Giant Ninja Koopas / Reptiles in the Rose Garden
  2. Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario / The Beauty of Kootie
  3. Princess Toadstool For President / Never Koop a Koopa
  4. Reign Storm / Toddler Terrors of Time Travel
  5. Tag Team Trouble / Dadzilla
  6. Oh, Brother! / Misadventure of Mighty Plumber
  7. A Toadally Magical Adventure / Misadventures in Babysitting
  8. Do the Koopa / Kootie Pie Rocks
  9. Mush-Rumors / The Ugly Mermaid
  10. Up, Up, and a Koopa / 7 Continents For 7 Koopas
  11. Crimes R Us / Life’s Ruff
  12. True Colors / Recycled Koopa
  13. The Venice Menace / Super Koopa


  • The show is rated TV-Y7.
  • The animation of each Mario cartoon was slightly different. SMB3's animation suffered from a large amount of animation, coloring and drawing errors which made the show look very dodgy at times.
  • Almost every episode features the title floating over a world map screenshot from the SMB3 game. "Kootie Pie Rocks", however, did not have that kind of title card.
  • Hip (Iggy) and Hop (Lemmy) were voiced by Tara Charrendoff (now Tara Strong). She currently does the voice of Timmy Turner of the Nickelodeon cartoon The Fairly OddParents When you listen to Hip, he sounds somewhat like Timmy speaking slower than he usually does. Incidentally, Tara also provided the voice of Bowser Junior in Super Mario Sunshine.
  • In the episode "The Beauty of Kootie", when Kootie Pie (Wendy) accidentally transforms Luigi (who has been fooling her under the guise of a suave Italian reptile) back to normal, she responds by yelling, "Aaugh! I've been kissed by a plumber!" This is perhaps based off of a similar phrase uttered by Lucy van Pelt of Peanuts.
  • In the episode "Do the Koopa", the scene in which Mario grabs the Doom Dancer is an obvious parody of a similar scene in the movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Milli Vanilli guest starred in the episode "Kootie Pie Rocks" where they are kidnapped by aforesaid Koopaling (known as Wendy O. Koopa in the games) during a live concert (visited by among others, Princess Peach, who is a fan). The episode aired October 27, 1990 just prior to November 15, when it was revealed that Milli Vanilli was really a lip-syncing duo who only fronted for real musicians. 'The songs that originally feature in this Kootie Pie Rocks appear to have now been replaced with an action theme music, as well as the mention of their names being cut from the episode.' (tv tome [1] (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-2581/epid-168483/)).
  • This series seems to prove that the character of King Koopa is indeed Bowser. Not only is he the Koopa Kids' father here, but a few episode also have him referred to or addressed as Bowser Koopa.

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Season 3: Super Mario World

Super Mario World was based on the Super NES video game with the same name. This show takes place on Dinosaur Land, and Toad is replaced by Yoshi and a preadolescent caveman named Oogtar (who did not exist in the games). Confusingly, Yoshi's Island was populated with cavemen instead of Yoshies, and much of the locations were not called by their actual names. For example, the Vanilla Dome was called the Ice Dome, and the Forest of Illusion was called the Enchanted Forest. As with the previous cartoon, DiC had most likely only gotten an imported copy, as evidenced by the fact that the new enemies featured in the game were never called by their real names on the show, but rather by what real-life things they resembled (for example, Rexes were called dinosaurs, and Wigglers were called caterpillars). Super Mario World title screen Super Mario World was the first game made for the Super Famicom for its Japanese release, and the Super Nintendo for its release in North America and Europe. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... Yoshis current design reduces the size of his neck, resembling the baby Yoshies in Yoshis Story. ... Oogtar the Caveboy is a fictional character created for the Super Mario World cartoon, based on the video game of the same name. ...

This cartoon was shown with Captain N the Game Master in 1991. It was the last original Mario TV series. Like its predecessor, it was last seen on PAX in 1999. Except for part of a Christmas videotape released in 1996, it has never had any NTSC home video releases. (However, all but two of the episodes were released on PAL VHS.) 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NTSC is the analog television system in use in the United States and many other countries, including most of the Americas and some parts of East Asia. ... For other meanings of PAL see PAL (disambiguation). ... Top view VHS cassette with US Quarter for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed The Video Home System, better known by its acronym VHS, is a recording and playing standard for video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by JVC (ironically, with some of its critical technology under...


  1. Fire Sale
  2. The Wheel Thing
  3. Send in the Clown
  4. Ghosts R Us
  5. The Night Before Cave Christmas
  6. King Scoopa Koopa
  7. Born to Ride
  8. Party Line
  9. Gopher Bash
  10. Rock TV
  11. The Yoshi Shuffle
  12. A Little Learning
  13. Mama Luigi

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  • The show is rated TV-Y7.
  • In the original "We'll be back" and "We’re back" clips, the show was called "Captain N & Super Mario Bros. World".
  • The episode writing in this series seems to be less complex and different than SMB3, just as SMB3 was different than SMBSS. This is probably since Reed and Bruce Shelly did not provide the pilot and did not work as story editors on this show (or on the show period) but rather Phil Harnage, an exceptional writer of the previous two series. The idea that the setting was no longer in the Mushroom Kingdom probably added to this.
  • Yoshi's basic look changes considerably for the better after the first half of the show’s run.
  • Yoshi's voice actor, Andrew Sabiston, later went on to do the voice of Diddy Kong in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon.
  • Although the title of the fifth episode is a reference to The Night Before Christmas, the story is actually more similar to How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, in that it has Bowser trying to steal all of the toys.
  • The episode "Rock TV" is very similar to the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Un-Reality TV" in several ways. Also, during the episode, Bowser makes an obvious reference to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and also pretends to be a rock star similar to Vanilla Ice.

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Mario All-Stars

Mario All-Stars was released in 1994 on cable television, airing on the Family Channel, then later in edited reruns on the USA Network. It featured 39 episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and all the Super Mario World episodes with time-compressed footage and no live-action segments. Oddly enough, the commercials aired for this show featured clips from The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (which was never featured on this show for reasons unknown) and claimed to feature the Mario Bros. in "40 brand-new adventures". 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson as The Family Channel; he sold the network to Fox Broadcasting Company in 1997, and it changed its name to Fox Family. ... The USA Network is a popular cable TV network based in the United States with about 87 million household subscribers as of 2003. ...



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