Fanon: This series' portrayal of the Koopa Kids and their personalities were the de facto versions of the characters for many fans, even after their return to the main Mario games after a long absence.
Foe Yay: There's plenty of this in "The Beauty of Kootie".
The infamous Milli Vanilli episode, which got struck by this hard (read: heavily edited) upon syndication because of their 1990 scandal, which happened less than two weeks after the episode aired.
The episode becomes even more difficult to watch after Rob Pilatus' death from a drug overdose in 1998.
"Reptiles in the Rose Garden:" Mario accidentally sending the White House crashing on top of the Washington Monument became less funny when an earthquake affected said monument in 2011.
Also the episode with Dadzilla, who is introduced as a robot being used as a movie filmed in Hollywood. Eight years later, the American Godzilla movie was made.
Also in the Dadzilla episode, Big Mouth and Kootie Pie theorize that they are not really Bowser's children. Over twenty years later, Word of God revealed that the original seven Koopalings are no longer considered to be related to Bowser.
"Kootie Pie Rocks" is full of these. Specifically, the scene where they tell Kootie Pie they can't sing without the rest of the band. Their subsequent attempt to wing it (with Mario and crew) sends everyone running away screaming.
Several years after Milli Vanilli's guest appearance, Mario Party 4 had a minigame called "Blame It On the Crane".
Luigi refers to the tuxes he, Mario, and Toad are wearing as "these dumb penguin suits!"
In "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel", the Mario Bros., Toad, Koopa, and Kooky were all turned into toddlers before Yoshi's Island.
In "Mush-Rumors", the entire Mushroom Kingdom thought they were under an alien attack. Then came the Shroobs.
In "Super Koopa", we see King Koopa using the game's power-ups, including the Raccoon Suit. Over twenty years later, the False Bowsers in Super Mario 3D Land are depicted with raccoon tails, and in Super Mario 3D World, Bowser uses power-ups against Mario and friends.
In "Misadventures in Babysitting", some Boos sneak up on Luigi and he scares them away by making a scary face. Since Luigi's fear of ghosts has been one of his main character traits since Luigi's Mansion, this can come off as a Bait-and-SwitchOut-of-Character Moment.
Idiot Plot: "Reptiles in the Rose Garden", "The Beauty of Kootie", "Never Koop a Koopa", "Reign Storm", "Tag Team Trouble", "Oh, Brother!", and "Mush-Rumors".
The Koopa tanks and small airships only appeared in one episode each, for a short time each, and only the airships were relevant to the episode's plot. The battleships were left out completely, likely replaced with the Doomsub.
Lakitu made only one appearance in "Life's Ruff", tasked with distracting Luigi and King Windbag who have been turned into dogs from chasing Hip and Hop.
Sophomore Slump: Of the three Super Mario cartoons, this is the one that seems to get recognized the least. Sure, it has its moments that are somewhat well-known, but the first cartoon has the edge of being the first iteration, and Super Mario World has the Fountain of Memes going for it.