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Jeff, Hal, Steve, and a Shy Guy ON FIRE!

Jeff: What does Mario even want with us? Doesn't he have enough of those damned coins?
Hal: Well, it's not like we stole the princess or anything.
Hal: Oh yeah...thatís right.
Episode 1

A discontinued/finished flash animation series on Newgrounds by araskin500 and pthouse about a Goomba named Jeff and a Koopa Troopa named Hal, and other characters working for Bowser.

Most of the humor comes from lampshade hanging conventions of the Mario world, running gags, swearing, and Hal's Butt-Monkey status. The series, as well as a few other works, can be found here.

The series ended with "Bowser's Kingdom: The Movie". An Extra-Long Episode that deals with Jeff and Hal getting their biggest assignment from Bowser yet.

There is a series related to this one called Smash Kingdom. Some of the characters make an appearance there. Now with a Characters page.

This series contains examples of:

  • Bindle Stick: Hal in episode 6.
  • Book Ends: Episode 1 ends with Mario beating Hal and Jeff. The Movie ends with Mario and Luigi beating Hal and Jeff.
  • The Cameo:
    • Ganon from the The Legend of Zelda series, makes an appearance in the web series, in episode 6 at the unemployment office with Rick Finklestein, he is the devil in Episode 666 according to Big Boo & he makes a small cameo in Episode 10, Ganon also has his own spinoffs "Ganon's Kingdom" & "Ganondorf's Kingdom".
    • A Metroid makes a cameo as a new potential partner for Jeff in episode 6.
    • Similar to Super Mario Bros. Z, The audience at the completion games in Episode 7 are the audience used in Kirby Super Star.
    • Fox McCloud makes an appearance in episode 8 riding in his Arwing chasing down Hal & Jeff in a giant Mushroom Ship.
    • Mecha-Sonic from Super Mario Bros. Z makes an appearance during the Easter Egg of episode 8.
    • Zangief from Street Fighter makes a cameo in the Movie in a post-credit scene, where he was beaten up by The Karate Duo Number 1.
  • Catchphrase: Steve has "HI GUYS!", which is lampshaded many times in Episode 10.
  • Cool Expressive Mask: The Karate Duo (NUMBAH ONE)
  • The Chessmaster: Steve of all people in The Movie.
  • Cool Shades: Mouser and Mega Mole of the Super Awesome Dynamite Platinum Bros. Team
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Steve, who orchestrated the events of the Bowser's Kingdom Movie.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Any time Mario fights someone he's nearly guaranteed to win. Lemmy put up a good fight though.
  • Death Is Cheap: Princess Peach and Steve in Episodes 4+5 and one of the Karate Duo in Episode 9
  • Did You Die?: Inverted at the end of Episode 9 where one of the Karate Duo tells a story in which one of them apparently died, but Hal and Jeff ask how that's possible since both of them are right there.
    • Their excuse: LUCKY CANDY!
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Steve masterminded the events of the Movie because Hal stepped on the flowers and insulted him.
  • The Ditz: Steve. Except in The Movie.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Jeff and Hal dress as Mario and Luigi to infiltrate the castle and kidnap Princess Peach without her knowing it. It actually works.
  • Driven to Suicide: Lemmy Koopa according to Episode 10.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: In the two episodes were mainly about Jeff & Hal failing as Mario villains while watching Mario during his adventure, the music playing in the background was only from Super Mario RPG (The song Monstro Town was playing in the background) with some exceptions like the End Credits for example, The Shy Guys & Steve also appeared in both episodes.
    • The Subtitles were different in the first episode as Character names were listed.
    • Until they're removable in episode 8, subtitles were a main thing in the series & also the animation in the early episodes was in its early state most notably the character movement.
    • Also these same two episodes were not in flash for the rest of the series, every other episode is animated in flash except for the Halloween Special.
  • Easter Egg: One was shown at the end of episode 8.
  • Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: The Inaudible Thwomp.
  • Evil Speech Of Evil: Given by Ganon, who's attempting to get wellfare. Guess he's fallen on hard times since losing to Link. Again.
  • Eyeless Face: Steve the Piranha Plant.
  • The Faceless: The Shy Guys.
  • Number of the Beast: The Halloween episode is titled "Bowser's Kingdom: Episode 666".
  • Old Master: Frogfucius is actually the master of the Karate Duo Number 1.
  • Only in It for the Money: The Karate Duo
    Karate Duo: We are Karate Duo Number One. Soldiers of fortune. Mercenaries for hire. Karate guys for cash. We work hard for the money. So hard for the money... We work hard for the money, so you'd better treat us right...
  • Piranha Problem: Or rather, a piranha-dinosaur-plant problem.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Hi Steve..."
  • Palette Swap: Many Characters such as the Shy Guys & The Frat Fire Bro from Episode 6, have different colors of other characters.
  • Plot Armor: Lampshaded by Jeff in The Movie.
  • Plot Device: The Star Bunny in episode 8. Lampshaded as well.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Hal and Jeff
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Episode 3 is about one of these. One also appears at the beginning of episode 8.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Lucky Candy also appears to be the equivalent of a birth control pill.
    Hal: Or did you just give yourself a fungicidal abortion?
  • Running Gag: Hal isn't paid to work for Bowser.
    • Shy Guys ON FIRE!
  • Scot Ireland: Or Germaustria in this case.
    Hal: If I can take down a large gorilla wearing a tie, then I can definitely take down some German turtle.
    Chomp Bro: I'm Austrian! HIYAAAH!
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Hal and Jeff at the end of the movie.
  • Second Place Is for Winners: In Episode 7, Hal and Jeff need to win the cash prize to replace their broken television. They actually succeed, given that second place awards the cash prize, and especially given that The first place prize was a trip to Yoshi's Island...who is filled with villain hating Yoshis. Poor Platinum Bros...
  • Shonen Hair: Jeff in episode 8's easter egg.
  • Shout-Out: Episode 3 is a Shout-Out to Reservoir Dogs.
  • Smug Super: Geno
  • Species Surname: Paul Hammerbro the Hammer Bro (Amazing Flyin' Hammer Bro).
  • Super Serum: As it turns out... LUCKY CANDY!
  • Take That, Scrappy! invoked: Mallow is mentioned by Frogfucius in episode 9 to be useless even if he can heal.
  • That's What She Said: The Fratboy Hammer Bro & Fratboy Fire Bro.
  • Those Two Guys: The series is more or less Super Mario, but from the perspective of two minor mooks, Hal and Jeff.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Chomp Bro. of Team Super Awesome Dynamite Platinum Bros.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For the Karate Duo Number One: LUCKY CANDY!
  • Training Montage: Parodied in episode 7, where they were apparently too lazy to animate the montage. Jeff and Hal lampshade the lack of a montage, which leads them to believe that they actually didn't train at all.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In episode 9, one of the members of Karate Duo Number 1 dies at the end of the tale. Jeff interrupts the story, asking how he could be sitting right there then. They respond with "LUCKY CANDY!"
  • The Unintelligible: The Inaudible Thwomp.
    • Also Bowser and Bowser Jr., but they get (readable) subtitles.
    • According to Jeff, it's the reason Bowser's in charge.
  • Unintelligible Accent: Inaudible Thromp speaks in a thick accent along with talking very fast without pauses to where he is so hard to understand that even the subtitles have trouble translating everything he says. However, listen closely enough, and you can make out what he is saying.
  • Use Your Head: Jeff does this in the zombie special.
  • The Voiceless: Mario does not speak at all but he does have occasional snippets from Charles Martinet.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jeff and Hal.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In the Halloween special.

Hal: That's it, I quit.
Jeff: Yeah, screw this.