History Series / TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow

18th May '17 3:57:26 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalUgliness:
** Peach is still pretty, but not to the length of the games.
** Bowser is an UglyCute in the games; however, he isn't remotely attractive in the cartoon.
2nd May '17 7:29:47 PM Angeldeb82
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''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' is a 1989 animated/live action [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]] production and an AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s flagship games, featuring the adventures[[labelnote:*]] (it's unlikely that the show has anything canon with the games outside of setting and characters, so consider it an AlternateContinuity)[[/labelnote]] of those plucky plumbers from Brooklyn, the Franchise/SuperMarioBros. Mario is voiced and portrayed in live-action by professional wrestler Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano, with Danny Wells as Luigi.

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''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' is a 1989 animated/live action [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]] Creator/{{DiC|Entertainment}} production and an AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s flagship games, featuring the adventures[[labelnote:*]] (it's unlikely that the show has anything canon with the games outside of setting and characters, so consider it an AlternateContinuity)[[/labelnote]] of those plucky plumbers from Brooklyn, the Franchise/SuperMarioBros. Mario is voiced and portrayed in live-action by professional wrestler Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano, with Danny Wells as Luigi.



* MusicalEpisode/RhymingEpisode: "Bad Rap" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is performed entirely in]] [[StylisticSuck (awful)]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rap]].

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* MusicalEpisode/RhymingEpisode: MusicalEpisode[=/=]RhymingEpisode: "Bad Rap" [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is performed entirely in]] [[StylisticSuck (awful)]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rap]].



* ShoutOut: One episode was based off of ''Franchise/StarWars'', except with Mario characters and a [[MundaneMadeAwesome flying castle in space?!]] Interestingly enough, this was one of Mario's first times in space, before even ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the original concepts for Star Wars was that most everyone would have Lightsabers, but was nixed in favor of only Jedi and Sith having them]]. In this Mario episode, however, during the first scene [[FridgeBrilliance all of Bowser's mooks have lightsaber knock-offs]]. Coincidence?
** There's also a ton of pop culture references in episode names, like [[Film/ThreeMenAndABaby "Two Plumbers and a Baby"]], [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes "Mario of the Apes"]], [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service"]]

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* ShoutOut: One episode was based off of ''Franchise/StarWars'', except with Mario characters and a [[MundaneMadeAwesome flying castle in space?!]] space]]?! Interestingly enough, this was one of Mario's first times in space, before even ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the original concepts for Star Wars was that most everyone would have Lightsabers, but was nixed in favor of only Jedi and Sith having them]]. In this Mario episode, however, during the first scene [[FridgeBrilliance all of Bowser's mooks have lightsaber knock-offs]]. Coincidence?
** There's also a ton of pop culture references in episode names, like [[Film/ThreeMenAndABaby "Two Plumbers and a Baby"]], [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes "Mario of the Apes"]], [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service"]]Service"]]...
1st Apr '17 7:36:02 PM Mario500
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* LaughTrack: The live-action segments had this. In one instance, it lead into a hilarious {{Mondegreen}} (see below).

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* LaughTrack: The live-action segments had this. In one instance, it lead into a hilarious {{Mondegreen}} (see below).
1st Apr '17 6:51:24 PM Mario500
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* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: In the live-action segment "Magic's Magic", guest star Magic Johnson drops by hoping that Mario and Luigi will help him practice some magic tricks. Luigi succeeds in pulling off the above trick, but unfortunately for him, the rabbit pulls him back ''into'' the hat, dragging him off to parts unknown and forcing Mario to say the magic word ("PLEASE!") to retrieve him.

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* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: In the live-action segment "Magic's Magic", guest star Magic Johnson drops by hoping that Mario and Luigi will help him practice some magic tricks. Luigi succeeds in pulling off the above trick, but unfortunately for him, the rabbit pulls him back ''into'' the hat, dragging him off to parts unknown and forcing Mario to say the magic word ("PLEASE!") ("Please!") to retrieve him.
1st Apr '17 5:47:08 PM Mario500
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** Koopa has two: "He who Koops and runs away lives to Koop another day!" and "Koopa Pack, ATTACK!"

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** Koopa has two: "He who Koops and runs away lives to Koop another day!" and "Koopa Pack, ATTACK!"attack!"



* LightningCanDoAnything: "Bad Rap": An electrical outlet boosts Mario to Super Mario (after zapping the hell out of him).

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* LightningCanDoAnything: "Bad Rap": An electrical outlet boosts Mario to Super Mario (after zapping the hell out of him).



** Mario and Luigi have the colors of their shirts and overalls swapped[[labelnote:*]] (in the modern games and official art, their overalls are blue and their undershirts are red/green; it's the opposite here)[[/labelnote]], and King Koopa is entirely green, plus Princess Toadstool's AdaptationDyeJob mentioned above. To be fair, though, all of these are based on how the characters looked in the first three games their current appearances weren't really established yet, especially outside Japan.

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** Mario and Luigi have the colors of their shirts and overalls swapped[[labelnote:*]] (in the modern games and official art, their overalls are blue and their undershirts are red/green; it's the opposite here)[[/labelnote]], and King Koopa Koopa's face is entirely green, plus Princess Toadstool's AdaptationDyeJob mentioned above. To be fair, though, all of these are based on how the characters looked in the first three games their current appearances weren't really established yet, especially outside Japan.



* ShoutOut: One episode was based off of ''Franchise/StarWars'', except with Mario characters and a [[MundaneMadeAwesome FLYING CASTLE IN SPACE?!]] Interestingly enough, this was one of Mario's first times in space, before even ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the original concepts for Star Wars was that most everyone would have Lightsabers, but was nixed in favor of only Jedi and Sith having them]]. In this Mario episode, however, during the first scene [[FridgeBrilliance all of Bowser's mooks have lightsaber knock-offs]]. Coincidence?

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* ShoutOut: One episode was based off of ''Franchise/StarWars'', except with Mario characters and a [[MundaneMadeAwesome FLYING CASTLE IN SPACE?!]] flying castle in space?!]] Interestingly enough, this was one of Mario's first times in space, before even ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen one of the original concepts for Star Wars was that most everyone would have Lightsabers, but was nixed in favor of only Jedi and Sith having them]]. In this Mario episode, however, during the first scene [[FridgeBrilliance all of Bowser's mooks have lightsaber knock-offs]]. Coincidence?



** In "The Unzappables", Mouser is the doorman at Koopa's hideout, which requires a password to get in. When the Mario gang (in disguise) approaches, he asks them for the password; they take too long to think about it, and he yells, "IT'S 'CHEESE BALLS'!" After they enter, Mouser [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the audience]] and remarks that [[{{Irony}} some people are really stupid]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: King Koopa, to some extent. His game counterpart occasionally had to [[EnemyMine team up with Mario and his friends to defeat a common enemy]], not unlike other villains in certain other games ([[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]], etc.). However, literally NO episodes from this show had ANY occasion where King Koopa had to resort to this. This wouldn't be too bad, except Bowser in the games also has some redeeming qualities, such as seeing Mario as a WorthyOpponent, never harming Peach when he kidnaps her (with [[VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach a]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory few]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld exceptions]]), and being a BenevolentBoss to his minions. This version, however, does not share any of these traits. Comparing these two versions of Bowser makes his cartoon self seem completely black-hearted (to the extent of trying to ''kill'' Santa Claus in "Koopa Klaus"). Subverted in the later cartoons, however, where he still doesn't share Game Bowser's previously stated redeeming qualities, but he's shown to be a caring father when it comes to the Koopalings.

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** In "The Unzappables", Mouser is the doorman at Koopa's hideout, which requires a password to get in. When the Mario gang (in disguise) approaches, he asks them for the password; they take too long to think about it, and he yells, "IT'S 'CHEESE BALLS'!" "It's cheese balls'!" After they enter, Mouser [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the audience]] and remarks that [[{{Irony}} some people are really stupid]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: King Koopa, to some extent. His game counterpart occasionally had to [[EnemyMine team up with Mario and his friends to defeat a common enemy]], not unlike other villains in certain other games ([[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]], etc.). However, literally NO no episodes from this show had ANY any occasion where King Koopa had to resort to this. This wouldn't be too bad, except Bowser in the games also has some redeeming qualities, such as seeing Mario as a WorthyOpponent, never harming Peach when he kidnaps her (with [[VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach a]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory few]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld exceptions]]), and being a BenevolentBoss to his minions. This version, however, does not share any of these traits. Comparing these two versions of Bowser makes his cartoon self seem completely black-hearted (to the extent of trying to ''kill'' Santa Claus in "Koopa Klaus"). Subverted in the later cartoons, however, where he still doesn't share Game Bowser's previously stated redeeming qualities, but he's shown to be a caring father when it comes to the Koopalings.



--> [[EveryEpisodeEnding "Until next time, everybody... DO THE MARIO!"]]

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--> [[EveryEpisodeEnding "Until next time, everybody... DO THE MARIO!"]]do the Mario!"]]
25th Mar '17 3:05:44 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Korean version had a different [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixhC_quOOHw opening theme.]]
17th Feb '17 11:28:59 PM foxley
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* PendulumOfDeath: "The Adventures of Sherlock Mario" has the gang tied up and subject to this.
31st Jan '17 9:51:48 PM whateveryousay21
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Yes and No with Princess Toadstool. She's a redhead in this series (and its sequels). Official Nintendo art even at the time leaned toward making her blonde as she is in all games from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' on but the hardware/palette limitations of the NES meant she had red hair in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros 1''[[labelnote:*]] (she and the Toads use the Fire Mario palette)[[/labelnote]] and brown hair in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 SMB 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 3]]'', so her hair in these cartoons (which predate ''World'') is at least justified.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Yes and No with Princess Toadstool. She's a redhead redhead(or sometimes brown hair in the later episodes- the animation was a bit inconsistent with this show and tended to fluctuate even between scenes) in this series (and its sequels). Official Nintendo art even at the time leaned toward making her blonde as she is in all games from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' on but the hardware/palette limitations of the NES meant she had red hair in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros 1''[[labelnote:*]] (she and the Toads use the Fire Mario palette)[[/labelnote]] and brown hair in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 SMB 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 3]]'', so her hair in these cartoons (which predate ''World'') is at least justified.
25th Jan '17 9:36:16 AM tropower
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* MythologyGag: At one point in ''Brooklyn Bound'' Mario can be heard using the classic Captain Lou Albano / "pirate" voice he (Lou Albano) used during the time he was in the World Wrestling Federation.
13th Jan '17 9:16:03 PM PKMN37
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* EquivalentExchange: In "The Great Gladiator Gig", a donkey helps Mario and Luigi escape Koopa by giving them a ride in exchange for oats. Once Mario runs out of oats, the donkey kicks them off.
--->'''Donkey:''' No oats, no work. Sorry, fat boy.
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