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** ''Series/StarTrek'' gets a reference in every cold open to the ''Super Show'' in the form of the "Plumber's Log" Mario narrates to himself at the beginning of each episode.

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** ''Series/StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' gets a reference in every cold open to the ''Super Show'' in the form of the "Plumber's Log" Mario narrates to himself at the beginning of each episode.


* PlanetOfHats: ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' has a new one OncePerEpisode, always denoted by a name like "[Hat] Land." There's Caveman Land, Car Land and {{Rap}} Land, just to name a few! ''The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' borrows a few (considerably less wacky) lands from the game's [[SingleBiomePlanet Single-Biome Country]] environments, like Desert Land and Ice Land.

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* PlanetOfHats: ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' has a new one OncePerEpisode, always denoted by a name like "[Hat] Land." There's Caveman Land, Car Land and {{Rap}} [[HipHop Rap]] Land, just to name a few! ''The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' borrows a few (considerably less wacky) lands from the game's [[SingleBiomePlanet Single-Biome Country]] environments, like Desert Land and Ice Land.

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* HateSink: King Koopa was made as unlikable as possible in the ''Super Show''. Later shows balance this out with his affection towards the Koopalings.

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* PieEyes: Almost every character has these in Super Show; while only Toad and the Goombas retain these in the other cartoons.


* BeautyMark: Kootie Pie (or Wendy O. Koopa) in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.

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* BeautyMark: Kootie Pie (or Wendy O. Koopa) in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.

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* AdaptationNameChange:
** Bowser > King Koopa.
** Larry > Cheatsy.
** Morton > Big Mouth.
** Wendy > Kootie Pie.
** Iggy > Hop.
** Roy > Bully.
** Lemmy > Hip.
** Ludwig > Kooky.


* DaddysLittleVillain: [[labelnote:Kootie Pie]] Wendy O.[[/labelnote]] Koopa.

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* DaddysLittleVillain: [[labelnote:Kootie Pie]] Wendy O.[[/labelnote]] Kootie Pie Koopa.



* MadScientist: [[labelnote:Kooky]]Ludwig[[/labelnote]] von Koopa.
* MagicSkirt: Princess [[labelnote:Toadstool]] Peach[[/labelnote]], of course.

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* MadScientist: [[labelnote:Kooky]]Ludwig[[/labelnote]] Ludwig von Koopa.
* MagicSkirt: Princess [[labelnote:Toadstool]] Peach[[/labelnote]], Toadstool, of course.



* MotorMouth: [[MeaningfulName Big Mouth]] Koopa Jr.[[note]] Morton Koopa Jr.[[/note]]

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* MotorMouth: [[MeaningfulName Big Mouth]] Koopa Jr.[[note]] Morton Koopa Jr.[[/note]]Koopa.



* Website/YouTubePoop: A prime source, especially the ''Super Mario World'' cartoon. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSSdHr8sog "I'D SAY HE'S HOT ON OUR TAIL"]] is the {{Trope Maker|s}}.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: All the games are heavily idealistic.


** Documenting ''all'' the {{Shout Out}}s in the ''Super Show'' would be a task daedalian in scope. Nearly every episode is a reference (either a full-blown WholePlotReference, or an InNameOnly reference in the form of a PunnyName title) to a film (such as "The Mark of Zero" for ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'', "Toad Warrior" for ''Film/MadMax 2: The Road Warrior'', or "Crocodile Mario" for ''Film/CrocodileDundee''), and the ones that aren't are usually a reference to folklore, literature, celebrities or something else.

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** Documenting ''all'' the {{Shout Out}}s in the ''Super Show'' would be a task daedalian in scope. Nearly every episode is a reference (either a full-blown WholePlotReference, or an InNameOnly reference in the form of a PunnyName title) to a film (such as "The Mark of Zero" for ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'', "Toad Warrior" for ''Film/MadMax 2: The Road Warrior'', ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'', or "Crocodile Mario" for ''Film/CrocodileDundee''), and the ones that aren't are usually a reference to folklore, literature, celebrities or something else.


There were three cartoons based on the ''SuperMarioBros'' franchise.

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There were three cartoons based on the ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise.


* AdaptationDyeJob: Princess Toadstool's appearance is a fairly good direct rendition of her early game sprite: a more Daisy-like redhead.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob:
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Princess Toadstool's appearance is a fairly good direct rendition of her early game sprite: a more Daisy-like redhead.



* CompositeCharacter: King Koopa, the cartoons' version of Bowser, appears to be a mix of both Bowser and Wart (especially in the ''Super Show'').
** Specifically, King Koopa has Wart's crown, green skin and {{Mooks}}.

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* CompositeCharacter: King Koopa, the cartoons' version of Bowser, appears to be a mix of both Bowser and Wart (especially in the ''Super Show'').
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Show''). Specifically, King Koopa has Wart's crown, green skin and {{Mooks}}.



* ADayInTheLimelight: All three shows have at least one episode focusing on Luigi - "Quest for Pizza" in SMBSS, "Life's Ruff" in [=SMB3=], and "Mama Luigi" in SMW.
** Especially notable is that Luigi is the ''only'' one of the four heroes to be in "Life's Ruff".

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* ADayInTheLimelight: All three shows have at least one episode focusing on Luigi - "Quest for Pizza" in SMBSS, "Life's Ruff" in [=SMB3=], and "Mama Luigi" in SMW.
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SMW. Especially notable is that Luigi is the ''only'' one of the four heroes to be in "Life's Ruff".



* OffModel: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Freaking. Thing.]] There are countless animation errors, all around sloppy animation quality, and some blatant inconsistencies between drawings! (note, for example that in the "Night Before Cave Christmas" episode, [[YourSizeMayVary that Mario inexplicably grows large between cuts when he's talking to Oogtar about being "good".]] And the ''Super Mario World'' cartoon is probably the least frequent offender.)

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* OffModel: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis OffModel:
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Every. Freaking. Thing.]] There are countless animation errors, all around sloppy animation quality, and some blatant inconsistencies between drawings! (note, for example that in the "Night Before Cave Christmas" episode, [[YourSizeMayVary that Mario inexplicably grows large between cuts when he's talking to Oogtar about being "good".]] And the ''Super Mario World'' cartoon is probably the least frequent offender.)



** Luigi's status as a CowardlySidekick debuted here. Toad's oddly screechy voice is eerily similar to the gibberish sound Toadfolks make in recent games.

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** Luigi's status as a CowardlySidekick debuted here. here, though it's played slightly differently here, as this Luigi isn't very timid.
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Toad's oddly screechy voice is eerily similar to the gibberish sound Toadfolks make in recent games.Toad's modern voice.



* Website/YouTubePoop: A prime source, especially the ''Super Mario World'' cartoon.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSSdHr8sog "I'D SAY HE'S HOT ON OUR TAIL"]] is the {{Trope Maker|s}}.

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* Website/YouTubePoop: A prime source, especially the ''Super Mario World'' cartoon.
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cartoon. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSSdHr8sog "I'D SAY HE'S HOT ON OUR TAIL"]] is the {{Trope Maker|s}}.


** Luigi's CowardlySidekick personality debuted here. Toad's oddly screechy voice is eerily similar to the gibberish sound Toadfolks make in recent games.

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** Luigi's status as a CowardlySidekick personality debuted here. Toad's oddly screechy voice is eerily similar to the gibberish sound Toadfolks make in recent games.


* DesignatedLoveInterest: Massively subverted, likely due to the fact that Mario & Luigi are middle aged in these cartoons(they'd have to be since the live action segments establish it) and Toadstool is young enough to be Mario's daughter(the production bible gives her age at the start of the series as 17). In fact, there was never an attempt to give Toadstool a love interest, or really much attempt in these cartoons to have romance at all.


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* ImpliedLoveInterest: Averted. Unlike the games, where Mario and Peach are both young adults in their twenties, Mario is a middle-aged man, and Toadstool, at seventeen, is young enough to be his daughter, so them being the OfficialCouple wouldn't work. In fact, there was never an attempt to give Toadstool a love interest, or really much attempt in these cartoons to have romance at all.


* CowardlySidekick: Luigi, decades before ''VideoGame/LuigisManion'' would establish his cowardly personality, and later Yoshi.

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* CowardlySidekick: Luigi, decades before ''VideoGame/LuigisManion'' ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' would establish his cowardly personality, and later Yoshi.

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