* CastingGag: Since Toad was left out of the animated series, production had John Stocker voice the replacement, Oogtar.
* DuelingGames: Everyone knows about the Mario-Sonic rivalry as the main front of the Nintendo-Sega UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, but it was this game dueling with ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' that was the focus.
* FanNickname:
** LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} has called Charging Chuck and Yoshi "Football Charlie" and "Stupid Horse", respectively.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealNinjaBoy TheRealNinjaBoy]] refers to Chargin' Chuck as any combination of the words "Mr. Charlie Man Jones."
** {{GameFAQs}}' LUE board uses the very box image of the game as its god. They also call it [=LUEshi=], instead of Yoshi. They even have their own mod, if you're wondering.
** Fans of the cartoon have called Luigi "Emo Luigi" because of him crying in "Gopher Bash".
** The flashing, berserking shell created when a yellow koopa jumps into a koopa shell is typically called a "disco shell".
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Contractual requirements called for Bowser in this show to be renamed "King Koopa," as with [[WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow its]] [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 predecessors]].
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: NBC gave this treatment to the cartoon's entire run. Viewers relying on word-of-mouth rather than commercials just to catch a new episode was the first straw. Being produced on a smaller budget than ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', and thus limiting the episodes to one segment in each ''Captain N'' episode, instead of two with ''3'', was the second straw. The last straw, however, came when NBC halted production of the series without any prior announcement, then canceling it and its fellow NBC cartoons altogether as part of NBC's take-down of their Saturday morning block and replacement by teen-oriented TNBC. Its time slot was then occupied by local news.
* TropeCodifier: For EnemyRollCall.
* TropeNamer: For TheYoshi (now known as PowerupMount).
** The cartoon is the Trope Namer for IFellForHours.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The cartoon ''is'' based on the game that launched the Super NES. It couldn't have come out in any year other than 1991.
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