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"Hey, paisanos... it's the Super Mario Bros. Super Show!"The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is a 1989 animated/live action DiC production and an Animated Adaptation of Nintendo's flagship games, featuring the adventures of those plucky plumbers from Brooklyn (it's unlikely that the show has anything canon with the games outside of setting and characters, so consider it an Alternate Continuity), the Super Mario Bros.. Mario is voiced and portrayed live by late professional wrestler Captain Lou Albano, with Danny Wells as Luigi.The show was presented in a Three Shorts style, where one live-action story is split into two parts and straddles an animated short. The live-action short features the brothers in Brooklyn before they were sucked into the Mushroom Kingdom, providing plumbing duties for normal joes (like Dr. Frankenstein) and celebrities (like Lyle Alzado and Cyndi Lauper) alike. The animated short features Mario and Luigi who (as shown in a in-show bumper) wound up stuck in the Mushroom Kingdom while doing a routine plumber job and got sucked down a drain which happened to be a warp pipe. They inadvertently save Princess Toadstoolnote and her servant Toad from the evil King Koopanote . The episodes would see the group traveling the oddly variously themed sections of the Mushroom Kingdom, as the brothers and Toad bodyguard Toadstool from Koopa and saving the lands they visited while trying to find a way back home.The show ran in syndication for 65 episodes (13 weeks) in the fall of 1989. Each of these episodes featured a Mario live-action segment, whilst each Monday-Thursday episode featured a Mario cartoon segment, with Fridays reserved for a cartoon based on The Legend Of Zelda. It has two sequel series: The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World.
— Introduction to Theme Song and show
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show provides examples of the following tropes: