* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: You'd have a hard time believing that this show's version of Mario is the same as the character he is now.
** The need to apply plots to games that didn't really have any led to a lot of this. Who's idea was it that Frogger was a journalist, and Coily was a greaser?
* EarWorm: Anyone old enough to remember watching the cartoon can [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYE71AVEi4 likely remember the theme song too.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Donkey Kong riding a rhino. [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1 Hmmmmm]]...