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* AdaptationalBadass: Princess, particularly in the Saturday morning spinoffs. Some episodes had her escaping captivity and even foiling the Koopas' plans on her own.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Princess, Princess Toadstool, particularly in the Saturday morning spinoffs. Some episodes had her escaping captivity and even foiling the Koopas' plans on her own.


* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' has one in full 1980s cartoon show glory, explaining the Mario Bros' backstory and the premise of the show [[GratuitousRap in the form of a rap]]. ''The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' drops it for an expository ''narration'', and ''Super Mario World'' for a [[EarWorm catchy]] song that consists mostly of [[TitleThemeTune the show's title being repeated over and over]].

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'' has one in full 1980s cartoon show glory, explaining the Mario Bros' backstory and the premise of the show [[GratuitousRap in the form of a rap]]. ''The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' drops it for an expository ''narration'', and ''Super Mario World'' for a [[EarWorm catchy]] catchy song that consists mostly of [[TitleThemeTune the show's title being repeated over and over]].


** ''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.

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