List of Mario television episodes

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DIC Entertainment produced three Super Mario cartoon series. The three shows consist of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989), The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990), and Super Mario World (1991). Altogether, there are 91 animated episodes from the three Mario cartoon series. The series first aired on September 11, 1989, and finished on December 7, 1991.

The lists on this page are ordered by airdate. All airdates and production codes are taken from the U.S. Copyright Office.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Note that in this list, the titles of the animated segments are listed first, and the live-action segments' titles are listed second.

Ep# Title Written by Original air date Production code
1 "The Bird! The Bird!"
"Neatness Counts"
Reed Shelly and Bruce Shelly September 11, 1989 001

Mario and Luigi get an obsession with neatness and demonstrate to Nicole Eggert how to unclog a sink.

A Birdo mistakes Toad for her missing baby and kidnaps him, thus Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool must rescue him, while avoiding Koopa's attacks. Featured song: Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen)

Mario and Luigi have a bit of trouble trying to keep Nicole dry, neat and clean.
2 "King Mario of Cramalot"
"Day of the Orphan"
Perry Martin September 12, 1989 003

A girl called Patty (Danica McKellar) arrives at Mario and Luigi's claiming to be an orphan without a family or a place to go, so the plumbers invite her in for a stay.

Mario becomes the King of Cramalot in order to drive out Koopa's forces. Episode is based on The Sword in the Stone. Featured song: Bad (Michael Jackson)

The Super Mario brothers are spoiling Patty, when her parents show up, ashamed that she's been taking the plumbers for granted, but they enjoy a family reunion.
3 "Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid"
"All Steamed Up"
Phil Harnage September 13, 1989 002

In the Wild West, Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, so Mario, Luigi and Toad try to rescue her. Episode is based on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Featured song: Rawhide (Frankie Laine)

Sgt. Slaughter has a broken "Steam-O-Matic" steam cabinet so he calls upon our favorite plumbers to fix it... While Sgt. Slaughter makes Luigi do 500 push-ups, the Steam-O-Matic shrinks Mario.
4 "Mario's Magic Carpet"
"Marianne and Luigeena"
Rowby Goren September 14, 1989 004

When Princess Toadstool winds up as the wench of an evil sultan, the Super Mario Bros. and Toad try to rescue her with the help of a bitter genie. Episode is based on Aladdin. Featured song: Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)

Marianne and Luigeena come to visit after Mario accidentally blurts out Lyle Alzado is eating lunch with them.
5 "The Ringer"
"Slime Busters"
Bob Forward September 15, 1989 053

Ganon impersonates an amateur magician and tries to steal the Triforce of Wisdom from Zelda.

A "slime ghost" is in Mario Bros Plumbing, so Mario contacts Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters. Episode based on Ghostbusters. The ghost takes control of Luigi's body, forcing Ernie to battle him.
6 "Rolling Down the River"
"The Mario Monster Mash"
J. Larry Carrol and David Bennett Carren September 18, 1989 005

Mario and Luigi help a certain Mark Twang win a riverboat race against Koopa and save Princess Toadstool and Toad who were kidnapped. Featured Song: Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Dr. Frankenstein (Eugene Liebowitz) asks Mario and Luigi to help him with his experiment in promising his monster a normal brain. While laying down to take a nap, Mario gets caught up in the experiment and his brain gets switched with the monster's (Craig Armstrong.
7 "The Great Gladiator Gig"
"Bonkers from Yonkers"
Jack Olesker September 19, 1989 006

Koopa hosts a fake spaghetti dinner to trap Princess Toadstool and Toad, then forces the Super Mario Bros. to fight back Tryclyde. Featured song: Shaddap You Face (Joe Dolce)

A bop on Mario's head giving him amnesia forces Luigi to call in Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake (Larry Gelman) for help.
8 "Mario and the Beanstalk"
"Bats in the Basement"
Sean Roche and David Ehrman September 20, 1989 007

Mario and Luigi trade Princess Toadstool's cow for garbanzo beans. The beans grow into a beanstalk, leading the group to a castle in the sky owned by a giant Koopa. Episode is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. Featured song: I Heard it Through the Beanvine (a slightly altered version of I Heard It Through the Grapevine) (Marvin Gaye)

A vampire (Jim Ward) arrives from Transylvania as a foreign exchange student.
9 "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
"Will the Real Elvis Please Shut Up!"
George Atkins September 21, 1989 008

When Mario and Co are imprisoned by the obnoxious Queen Rotunda, and after eating Mario's spicy ice cream, the queen accidentally drinks a love potion that makes her fall in love with Mario. Featured song: The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News) Note: King Koopa doesn't appear in this episode.

While preparing for an Elvis look-alike contest, Mario and Luigi get a visit from the real Elvis (Fred Travalena).
10 "Cold Spells"
"Magic's Magic"
Phil Harnage September 22, 1989 054

Basketball star Magic Johnson guest stars and shows Mario and Luigi some magic tricks.

Link fakes being sick to avoid cleaning chores; meanwhile, Ganon gives Spryte's magic a dangerous boost to cause chaos inside the castle.
11 "The Great BMX Race"
"Mama Mia Mario"
Tony Marino September 25, 1989 009

Mario and Luigi enter a BMX race against Mouser, Tryclyde and a Koopa Troopa so that they can win the prize money. Featured song: Shut Down (The Beach Boys)

Mario and Luigi's mother comes to visit and proves to be a bossy annoyance from start to finish, giving them chore after chore and calling them lazy before they even do some chores. Eventually she leaves after getting a phone call (which in reality was Luigi tricking her) that she won the lottery, but the next visitor proves to be just as bad: Mario and Luigi's Aunt Lugina.
12 "Stars in Their Eyes"
"Alligator Dundee"
Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr September 26, 1989 011

Mario's group must free the natives of the planet Quirk from being Koopa's slaves. Featured song: Chains (The Beatles)

Alligator Dundee (Paul Elder) hunts for an alligator that's stuck in Mario's basement, to the gator's dismay.
13 "Jungle Fever"
"Dance"
Larry Alexander September 27, 1989 015

While venturing through the Amazon Jungle to find a witch doctor, Mario, Luigi and Toad are hit with itching powder. Featured song: Jungle Love (The Time)

As a birthday present from Mario, Luigi gets a free dance lesson from Shabba-Doo.
14 "Brooklyn Bound"
"Cher's Poochie"
J. Larry Carrol and David Bennett Carren September 28, 1989 021

Mario and Luigi meet up with another lost plumber from Brooklyn, who offers them the chance to return home. Featured song: Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)

Cher (Pam Matteson) asks Mario and Luigi to baby-sit her pooch.
15 "The White Knight"
"Wild Thing"
Bob Forward September 29, 1989 055

A dashing Prince Charming-like knight named Prince Facade visits Hyrule and catches the eye of Zelda and the jealous eye of Link. Ganon, who faced Facade in the past, plans to exploit his vanity to kidnap Zelda.

A loud, wild, and uninvited party ensues in the Mario Bros. Plumbing building. Moon Zappa guest stars as herself.
16 "Toad Warriors"
"E.C. The Extra Creepy"
Phil Harnage October 2, 1989 024

Koopa's road gang has stolen all the spaghetti sauce in Car Land, so Mario's group must work to get it back. Episode is based on The Road Warrior. Featured song: Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf)

Mario's dream date from a computer system turns out to be an alien (Clare Carey).
17 "The Fire of Hercufleas"
"The Marios Fight Back"
Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley October 3, 1989 017

Mario and Luigi retrain an out-of-shape hero so that he can reclaim the stolen "Great Balls of Fire" from Koopa. Featured song: Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)

David Horowitz interviews the Mario Bros. on worldwide television after they claim their Mario Bros. Clog Cleaner can dissolve any clog in three minutes or less, but the result is a disaster.
18 "Count Koopula"
"Magician"
Phil Harnage October 4, 1989 014

Mario's group enter a castle in Turtlevania, where Koopa and his minions are all monsters. Episode is based on Count Dracula. Featured song: Thriller (Michael Jackson)

Magician Harry Blackstone Jr. visits Luigi.
19 "Pirates of Koopa"
"Do You Believe in Magic?"
Ted Pedersen October 5, 1989 012

Koopa kidnaps Princess on the high seas so that he can auction her off. Mario, Luigi and Toad must pose as pirates to rescue her. Episode is based on The Pirates of Penzance. Featured song: Limbo Rock (Chubby Checker)

Magic Johnson asks Luigi to repair one of his trophies.
20 "Kiss'N Tell"
"Mommies Curse"
Phil Harnage October 6, 1989 056

Link is placed under a spell that turns him into a frogman, so he and Spryte must find a cure and rescue Zelda from Ganon's clutches.

A cooking mishap turns Luigi into a zombie. Elvira guest stars as herself.
21 "Two Plumbers and a Baby"
"Lost Dog"
Sean Roche and David Ehrman October 9, 1989 010

Princess Toadstool falls into Koopa's Fountain of Youth and turns into a baby. Mario, Luigi and Toad must babysit her until they can get her back to normal. Episode is based on Three Men and a Baby. Featured song: Baby Sittin' Boogie (Buzz Clifford)

Pam Matteson arrives in tears after losing her dog and asks Mario and Luigi to help get it back.
22 "The Adventures of Sherlock Mario"
"Plumbers of the Year"
Perry Martin October 10, 1989 022

Mario becomes a detective to find the missing Herlock Solmes, and to stop Koopa from flooding the city of Victoria. Featured song: Peter Gunn Theme

The Grand Pooba of Plumbing (Marty Allen) arrives to announce Mario and Luigi have been elected Plumbers of the Year, but leaks in the plumbing cause him to want to change his mind.
23 "Do You Princess Toadstool Take This Koopa...?"
"Mario Hillbillies"
J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren October 11, 1989 030

In order to free the Super Mario Bros. and the Mushroom People, Princess Toadstool agrees to marry Koopa, which would make him the legal ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom. Featured song: White Wedding (Billy Idol)

Mario and Luigi's hillbilly cousins make themselves too much at home and end up socializing with a girl named Elli (Donna Douglas).
24 "The Pied Koopa"
"Super Plant"
Phil Harnage October 12, 1989 025

Koopa uses a flute to lure all the children of Pastaland into his castle. Featured song: Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)

Mario and Luigi use a plant growing antidote presented by a salesman (Gary Schwartz) to use on Mario's mother's dying plant (Patrick Dempsey), but it grows into a giant plant monster after Mario adds too much of the antidote.
25 "Sing for the Unicorn"
"Fred Van Winkle"
Bob Forward October 13, 1989 057

Mario and Luigi teach Fred Van Winkle (Norman Fell), who was sleeping for over a century.

Ganon steals a flying unicorn from a warrior girl named Sing and kidnaps King Harkinian, in order to trade him for the Triforce of Wisdom.
26 "Koopenstein"
"Baby Mario Love"
Phil Harnage October 16, 1989 034

Koopa tries to terrorize a mountain town with a robot monster, but winds up turning into a monster himself. Episode is based on Frankenstein. Featured song: Weird Science (Oingo Boingo)

When the rest of her band is unavailable due to their flight being late, Susanne Ross (Regina Williams) stops by and asks the Mario Bros. to act as backup singers.
27 "On Her Majesty's Sewer Service"
"9001: A Mario Odyssey"
Tony Marino October 17, 1989 027

Mario and Luigi become spies to save Secret Agent James Blonde from Koopfinger. Episode is based on On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Featured song: Secret Agent Man (Johnny Rivers) Note: Toad does not appear in this episode.

A new pizza making machine begins to take over Mario Brothers Plumbing. Ed Metzger plays as Einstein, and Phillip Clark provides the voice of the HAL 9001.
28 "Mario and Joliet"
"Fake Bro"
Michael A. Medlock and David Tischman October 18, 1989 019

Romano and Joliet are unable to get married due to the feud going on between their fathers, which Koopa secretly started. Episode is based on Romeo and Juliet. Featured song: That's Amore (Dean Martin)

A schemer (Vic Dunlop) in order to get rich quick pretends to be Mario and Luigi's missing brother.
29 "Too Hot to Handle"
"Time Out Luigi"
Peter Norris and Brad Wilson October 19, 1989 020

Koopa and Fryguy use a fake volcano god to trick a tribe of islanders into sacrificing Princess. Featured song: Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter)

Luigi buys a watch that runs backwards from a mysterious salesperson (Nedra Volz). Soon, he does everything backwards, even eating.
30 "That Sinking Feeling"
"Tutti Frutti, Oh Mario"
Dennis O'Flaherty October 20, 1989 058

Ganon uses the power of an ancient magnet to pull Castle Hyrule into the Underworld in order to grab the Triforce of Wisdom easily.

When Little Robert (Willard Pugh) comes over, the Mario Bros. attempt to get him to sing on tape.
31 "Hooded Robin and His Mario Men"
"Flower Power"
Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley October 23, 1989 023

Mario's group teams up with Hooded Robin to reclaim all the gold coins that the Sheriff of Koopingham (Koopa) stole from a village. Episode is based on Robin Hood. Featured song: Rockin' Robin (Bobby Day)

A taste of spaghetti sauce with seeds in it causes Luigi to grow fruits and vegetables out of his body. Scott Nemes guest-stars.
32 "20,000 Koopas Under the Sea"
"Vampire Until Ready"
J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren October 24, 1989 032

Koopa scares a seaside town into making him their ruler by using a mechanical sea monster to scare them. Episode is based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Featured song: Splish Splash (Bobby Darin)

When a bat infests Mario Brother Plumbing an exterminator is called to deal with it. Jim Ward guest-stars.
33 "Mighty McMario and the Pot of Gold"
"Heart Throb"
Brooks Wachtel October 25, 1989 029

Mario and Co. must end a leprechaun's curse of bad luck by retrieving his pot of gold coins that was stolen by Koopa. Featured song: Do You Believe in Magic (The Lovin' Spoonful)

Rob Stone asks to stay with the Mario Bros. to hide from a mob of fans.
34 "Mario Meets Koop-zilla"
"Fortune Teller"
Perry Martin October 26, 1989 018

After eating Super Sushi, Koopa has grown enormous, and is terrorizing the city of Sayonara. Episode is based on Godzilla. Featured song: The Jolly Green Giant (The Kingsmen)

Mario and Luigi, anxious to find out what prize they won in a sweepstakes, consult a fortune teller (Kaye Ballard) for help. Much to their dismay, the fortune teller herself ends up as the prize.
35 "Doppelganger"
"The Magic Love"
Bob Foward and Eve Forward October 27, 1989 060

With the help of an enchanted mirror, Ganon creates an evil version of Zelda, hoping to lure Link to his doom and claim the Triforce.

When Lyle Alzado comes to visit so do the Mario's cousins Marianne and Luigeena.
36 "Koopa Klaus"
"Little Marios"
Jack Olesker October 30, 1989 040

Koopa kidnaps Santa Claus in order to ruin Christmas, and Princess Toadstool is angry at Toad for seemingly caring about his snowboard more than wanting to save Santa. Featured song: Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)

When a runaway boy (Brian Bonsall) plans to stay with the Marios's the brothers recall a time in their youth when Mario also ran away from home..
37 "Mario and the Red Baron Koopa"
"Gorilla My Dreams"
John Vornholt and Steve Robertson October 31, 1989 028

Mario and Luigi take to the skies to stop Koopa and Lakitu from taking over Pastaland, with the help of a used magic carpet salesman (whom Koopa robbed). Featured song: Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)

A Gorrila (Craig Armstrong) escapes from the circus and winds up invading Mario Brothers Plumbing.
38 "The Unzappables"
"George Washington Slept Here"
Perry Martin November 1, 1989 036

Koopa and his henchmen acquire special hats which render them invulnerable. Featured song: Beat It (Michael Jackson)

In order to drum up more business the Marios claim that George Washington (Ed Metzger) once slept in their building. This causes an angry ghost of Washington to visit the brothers.
39 "Bad Rap"
"Caught in a Draft"
Kevin O'Donnell and Cassandra Schafhausen November 2, 1989 026

Koopa takes over Rapland and hypnotizes everyone into giving him their money. Featured song: I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)

Mario and Luigi discover they've been drafted by the military, and Sgt. Slaughter shows up to train them.
40 "Underworld Connections"
"Defective Gadgetry"
Bob Forward November 3, 1989 059

Vires bomb the Triforce of Wisdom into 3 parts and fly off with 2 of them, but quick thinking on Link and Zelda's part zap the Vires dropping the pieces into different areas of the Underworld, forcing Link and Zelda to race towards Death Mountain to grab the pieces before Ganon does.

Inspector Gadget (Maurice LaMarche) arrives at Mario Brothers Plumbing in need of repairs.
41 "The Mark of Zero"
"Toupee"
Jack Olesker November 6, 1989 031

A Zorro-esque hero saves Mario's group from Koopa. Mario and Luigi then have to save the mysterious hero from Koopa themselves. Featured song: La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)

Inspector Kleen (Gary Schwartz) from the board of sanitation comes to inspect Mario Brothers Plumbing.
42 "The Ten Koopmandments"
"The Artist"
Perry Martin November 7, 1989 041

Koopa has turned almost everyone in Pyramid Land into bricks for his new Koopinx, so Mario's group must find a way to rescue them. Featured song: Walk Like an Egyptian (The Bangles)

Vincent Van Gook (Larry Gelman) arrives to give Luigi art lessons.
43 "The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!"
"Zenned Out Mario"
Ted Pedersen November 8, 1989 033

Mario and Co help General Washingtoad free his Mushroom People from Koopa's Redcoats. Episode is based on the Paul Revere's ride. Featured song: He's a Rebel (The Crystals)

When Tulio "the Wrench" bceoms angry with Mario for asking his sister out, the brothers turn to help from Obi-Wan Cannoli. Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad guest-stars.
44 "The Trojan Koopa"
"Texas Tea"
Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley November 9, 1989 037

When Mario, Luigi and Toad are unable to rescue Princess Toadstool from Koopa and the Hammer Brothers, they try to fool him with a Koopa-shaped Trojan Horse. Featured song: I Hear You Knocking (Dave Edmunds)

The Marios strike oil and try to sell it to Ted Bull (Norman Fell).
45 "Stinging a Stinger"
"The Great Hereafter"
Bob Forward November 10, 1989 061

Sleazenose, a crooked peddler, sells Link a defective sword. With Link and Zelda captured, Sleazenose offers to sell Ganon Link's sword, but he turns on the peddler and imprisons him with Link and Zelda. The three must now work together, escape Death Mountain and stop Ganon.

After a dream about their grandmother Mario calls in a psychic (Elaine Kogan) to try to communicate with the deceased Grandma Mario.
46 "Quest for Pizza"
"The Painting"
Martha Moran November 13, 1989 035

When Mario gets bitten by a venomous snake in Cavemanland by Koopa, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad learn that the only way to save him is to feed him a pizza, which they must make from scratch. Featured song: Alley Oop (The Hollywood Argyles)

Mario and Luigi find a lost painting. Howard Stevens guest-stars.
47 "The Great Gold Coin Rush"
"Game Show Host"
J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren November 14, 1989 043

When Mario's group accidentally discovers a cavern full of gold coins, Koopa finds out and forces the local villagers and Toad to mine them all for himself. Featured song: Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong)

Game show host Jim Lange comes to visit after a bonk on Luigi's head (from the furnance) leads him to start acting like a game show host.
48 "Elvin Lives"
"Home Radio"
J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren November 15, 1989 039

While trying to find the missing Elvin Parsley, Koopa kidnaps Princess Toadstool and forces her to be his girlfriend. Featured song: Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets)

When the Marios win a contest they must appear on the radio the next day. Gary Owens guest-stars.
49 "Plummers Academy"
"Glasnuts"
Martha Moran November 16, 1989 046

Mario retells the story of how he and Luigi became plumbers back in Brooklyn. Featured song: Workin' for a Livin' (Huey Lewis and the News)

Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev (Martin Gardner) comes to Mario Brothers Plumbing after hearing they make the best pizza.
50 "Hitch in the Works"
"Treasure of the Sierra Brooklyn"
Bob Forward November 17, 1989 062

Ganon captures Zelda and makes her wear a necklace that subdues her to Ganon's will. Under the spell of the necklace, Zelda agrees to marry Ganon, and Link must rescue her before it's too late.

Mario finds a treasure map in their apartment, so the brothers ask Inspector Gadget (Maurice LaMarche) for help searching for the treasure.
51 "Karate Koopa"
"Adee Don't"
David Schwartz November 20, 1989 038

When Koopa kidnaps Princess Toadstool and Toad, Mario and Luigi turn to a karate master for help. Featured song: Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas)

The brothers call in Tawny Tyler (Melanie Chartoff) to help them come up with an advertising jungle.
52 "Mario of the Apes"
"Chippie Chipmunks"
Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley November 21, 1989 044

While trying to catch Koopa in Jungleland, Mario suffers from amnesia, and is convinced by an ape couple that he is their child. Episode is based on Tarzan of the Apes.

Mario sets out to perform a series of tasks to win the Chippie Chipmunks' "Chipmunk of the Month" award. Fred Travalena guest-stars.
53 "Princess, I Shrunk the Mario Brothers"
"A Basement Divided"
J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren November 22, 1989 047

A wizard's potion intended to shrink Koopa is spilled by Toad, and ends up shrinking the Super Mario Bros instead. Episode is based on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

An argument between the brothers escalates until they are forced to call in a psychotherapist (Gary Schwartz) for help.
54 "Little Red Riding Princess"
"No Way to Treat a Queenie"
Jack Olesker November 23, 1989 052

Princess Toadstool is delivering a basket of cake, soup and apple cider to Grandma Toadstool. But she is pursued by both Koopa and the Big Bad Wolf. Episode is based on Little Red Riding Hood.

During a visit from the Queen of England (Vicki Bakken) the queen appears at Mario Brothers Plumbing wanting to fit in with the commoners, as she is sick of being treated like royalty.
55 "Fairies in the Spring"
"Pizza Crush"
Bob Forward and Marsha Forward November 24, 1989 063

Strange water-shaped creatures are causing problems at Hyrule's new water park, and Link and Zelda must investigate what the cause is. Note: This episode does not feature Ganon or any of his monsters.

When a pizza delivery lady says that she adores a man who can "eat his weight in pizza" Mario attempts to do just that. Eve Plumb guest-stars.
56 "The Provolone Ranger"
"Goodbye Mr. Fish"
Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley November 27, 1989 042

When Koopa kidnaps Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad in Sudden Death Valley, Mario becomes the Provolone Ranger in order to save them. Episode is based on The Lone Ranger.

Mario and Luigi must babysit a fish for a fox hunter (Nedra Volz).
57 "Escape from Koopatraz"
"French"
Phil Harnage November 28, 1989 051

Posing as a judge, Koopa sentences Mario and Co to the prison of Koopatraz, where he is also the warden. Toad also finds his long lost grandfather. Episode is based on Escape from Alcatraz.

Luigi attempts to learn French in order to sound classier. Courtney Gibbs guest-stars.
58 "Mario of the Deep"
"Two Bums from Brooklyn"
Perry Martin November 29, 1989 016

Mario's group tries to save Aqualand from Koopa's reign.

Baseball manager Tummy Lasanga (a parody of Tommy Lasorda, played by Joe Bellan) arrives to sample Mario's meatballs for his restaurant and hires the Marios to sell peanuts at the ballpark.
59 "Flatbush Koopa"
"Opera"
Martha Moran November 30, 1989 048

Mario and Luigi finally return to Brooklyn, only to learn that Koopa is taking over the city.

The Marios become fed-up with the singing of would-be opera singer Mrs. Gammliss (voiced by Karen Hartman) who lives in their apartment building.
60 "The Missing Link"
"Tutti Frutti Mario"
Bob Forward December 1, 1989 065

Link becomes incorporeal after a magic blow by Ganon, and Zelda must reclaim his body inside Death Mountain.

When Little Robert comes over, the Mario Bros. attempt to get him to sing on tape. (The live action segments in this episode are identical to the earlier "Tutti Frutti, Oh Mario.")
61 "Raiders of the Lost Mushroom"
"Cyrano de Mario"
Perry Martin December 4, 1989 049

Mario and Co team up with the faceless Indiana Joe to try and recover a statue known as the Lost Mushroom. Episode is based on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

A letter from an old friend (Vanna White) convinces Mario that she intends to marry him, but she reveals later on she just wanted her bathtub fixed. Luigi, meanwhile, hides in the bathtub pretending he's sick so that he won't embarrass Mario or the girl.
62 "Crocodile Mario"
"Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes"
David Schwartz December 5, 1989 045

When Koopa steals a town's magical statue that repels crocodiles, Mario and Luigi must retrieve it. Episode based on Crocodile Dundee.

The brothers prepare for a visit by Rowdy Roddy Piper.
63 "Star Koopa"
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Flatbush"
Phil Harnage December 6, 1989 050

Mario's group has to stop Koopa before he destroys the planet of a Mushroom space colony. Episode is based on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Santa Claus (Kort Falkenberg) appears at the Mario's home after his sled is stolen.
64 "Robo Koopa"
"Captain Lou Is Missing"
Kevin O'Donnell and Cassandra Schafhausen December 7, 1989 013

Koopa uses a robo suit to kidnap Princess Toadstool and Toad. The suit's inventor then builds Mario and Luigi a suit of their own so they can fight Koopa. Episode is based on RoboCop.

Cyndi Lauper, waiting to go on a picnic with Captain Lou Albano, gets a note from him with an important part of the note accidentally torn out. This leads her to think he dumped her, when in fact, he just went for some chicken.
65 "The Moblins Are Revolting"
"The Ghoul of My Dreams"
Eve Forward December 8, 1989 064

After Ganon blames his monsters for repeated failed attempts, the Moblins convince every monster to rebel against Ganon, imprison him with his own magic and take over Hyrule on their own.

Mario must help Elvira deal with a mummy.

As seen above, the thirteen episode series, The Legend of Zelda, was aired with the live-action Mario Bros. Plumbing segments on Fridays.

  • The Ringer
  • Cold Spells
  • The White Knight
  • Kiss’N Tell
  • Sing for the Unicorn
  • That Sinking Feeling
  • Doppelganger
  • Underworld Connections
  • Stinging a Stinger
  • Hitch in the Works
  • Fairies in the Spring
  • The Missing Link
  • The Moblins Are Revolting

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Note that Princess and Toad are absent for episodes 12, 14, 17, 19, and 20. Mario was also absent for episode 20.

Ep# Title Written by Original air date Production code
1 "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" Reed Shelly and Bruce Shelly September 8, 1990 101a
Koopa turns Kooky, Bully, Big Mouth, and Cheatsy into gigantic ninjas to apprehend Prince Hugo of Giant Land.
2 "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" Reed Shelly and Bruce Shelly September 8, 1990 101b
Koopa warps the White House, along with the President and the First Lady, to his castle and makes Kootie Pie Empress of America.
3 "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario" Matt Uitz September 15, 1990 102a
Hip and Hop kidnap the sarcophagus of a prince whom Mario resembles. Their actions awaken the prince's mother, who believes Mario is her son. Featured song: Wipe Out (The Surfaris)
4 "The Beauty of Kootie" Doug Booth September 15, 1990 102b
While stealing oil from the sultan of Desert Hill, Cheatsy turns Kootie Pie into a human so she can fool Mario. Featured song: Slippin' and Slidin' (Little Richard)
5 "Princess Toadstool for President" Matt Uitz September 22, 1990 103a
When Princess Toadstool challenges Koopa to an election over leadership of the Mushroom Kingdom, Kooky uses a nice guy potion on Koopa to make all the voters like him. Featured song: Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
6 "Never Koop a Koopa" Martha Moran September 22, 1990 103b
In order to show Cheatsy how to be just as rotten as he is, Koopa lures Mario and friends to his castle and threatens to blow them up using a big army of Bomb-Ombs.
7 "Reign Storm" Ted Pedersen and Steve Hayes September 29, 1990 104a
When Princess Toadstool and Toad take a vacation in Hawaii, Kooky uses a robot princess to try and take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Featured song: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
8 "Toddler Terrors of Time Travel" Rowby Goren September 29, 1990 104b
Kooky and Koopa try to go back in time to stop the Super Mario Bros. from ever going down the drain in Brooklyn, but their plan backfires, turning them all into babies. Featured song: Baby Chase (a slightly altered version of Baby Face by Jan Garber)
9 "Dadzilla" Martha Moran October 6, 1990 105a
Fed up with Koopa's ways, Kootie Pie and Big Mouth bring a Hollywood movie monster to life and convince him he's their real dad.
10 "Tag Team Trouble" Martha Moran October 6, 1990 105b
Mario and Luigi enter a wrestling match so they can give the prize money to Toad to make up for a donation to the Mushroom Orphanage he believes he lost.
11 "Oh, Brother!" Perry Martin October 13, 1990 106a
When Mario and Luigi get fed up with each other, Luigi soon finds himself having to save his brother from Koopa and Kooky.
12 "Misadventure of Mighty Plumber" Michael Maurer October 13, 1990 106b
Koopa brings TV hero Mighty Plumber to life and tricks him into robbing the Pipe Land Treasury.
13 "A Toadally Magical Adventure" Doug Booth October 20, 1990 107a
Toad loses a magic wand to the Koopas.
14 "Misadventures in Babysitting" Doug Booth October 20, 1990 107b
Mario and Luigi wind up babysitting a brat from Brooklyn who finds his way into the Mushroom Kingdom.
15 "Do the Koopa" Phil Harnage October 27, 1990 108a
Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool seek the Doom Dancer Music Box in Koopa's Castle, but when the Koopas find out, they go after it themselves.
16 "Kootie Pie Rocks" Phil Harnage and Martha Moran October 27, 1990 108b
Koopa kidnaps Milli Vanilli and forces them to perform exclusively for Kootie Pie.
Note: This episode originally featured songs by Milli Vanilli, but later releases replace it with the Mega Move. The Featured songs are Blame It On The Rain & Girl You Know It's True
17 "Mush-Rumors" Lee Schneider November 3, 1990 109a
When a Real World family drives into the Mushroom Kingdom, the Mushroom People and the Koopas mistake them for aliens.
18 "The Ugly Mermaid" Sean Roche and Perry Martin November 3, 1990 109b
While wearing a Frog Suit, Mario almost drowns, but he is saved by Holly Mackerel, a mermaid princess. Holly falls in love with Mario and tries to marry him.
19 "Crimes R Us" Heidi Holicker and Rick Holicker November 10, 1990 110a
Koopa recruits a criminal from the Real World to teach the Koopalings how to commit crimes.
20 "Life's Ruff" Martha Moran November 10, 1990 110b
Hip and Hop turn Luigi and the King of Ice Land into dogs and run off to cause mayhem in Florida.
Note: This is the only episode of the three DIC Mario shows in which Mario himself is absent, making Luigi the sole character to appear in every episode.
21 "Up, Up, and a Koopa" Rowby Goren November 17, 1990 111a
Kooky uses his new "Raiser Upper" machine to levitate everything in the Mushroom Kingdom to the sky.
Note: In this episode, it's Princess Toadstool and Toad to the rescue, rather than the other way around.
22 "7 Continents for 7 Koopas" Perry Martin November 17, 1990 111b
After trapping the Super Mario Bros. and Toad in the Mushroom World, Koopa orders his kids each to take over one of Earth's seven continents.
23 "True Colors" Steve Fischer November 24, 1990 112a
Kooky and Cheatsy use a special paint to turn all the Mushroom People either red or blue and trick the two colors into hating each other.
24 "Recycled Koopa" David Ehrman and Sean Roche November 24, 1990 112b
When the Koopalings can't get away with dumping their trash in the Mushroom Kingdom, they warp it all to Brooklyn. The Koopa garbage is turning the citizens into "Koopa Zombies", so Mario and Luigi must figure out a way to recycle it all and stop Koopa from turning Brooklyn into "Kooplyn".
25 "The Venice Menace" Matt Uitz December 1, 1990 113a
Koopa and Kootie Pie terrorize Venice with the Doomsub to warp the city to Koopa's castle and turn it into a water park for Kootie Pie.
26 "Super Koopa" Doug Booth December 1, 1990 113b
Kooky creates a pendant that grants Koopa the Super Mario Bros.' powers, but it only works in the Real World. Koopa kidnaps Luigi to lure the others to Paris to defeat them.
  • – During some countries or syndication airings, these are aired opposite than when they originally aired.

Super Mario World[edit]

These episodes are listed in the original US order rather than the production order or the Captain N: The Game Master production order which aired alongside Super Mario World.

Ep# Title Written by Original air date Production code
1 "Fire Sale" Brooks Wachtel September 14, 1991 101
Kootie Pie kidnaps Mama Fireplant to heat up her ice palace.
Absent: King Koopa (He does make a cameo)
2 "The Wheel Thing" Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr September 21, 1991 102
Mario reinvents cars for the cave people, but it really only leads to traffic jams, and a surprise attack by Kooky and King Koopa.
3 "Send in the Clown" Martha Moran September 28, 1991 103
King Koopa, Big Mouth and Kootie Pie host a circus to lure all of the cave people into their trap.
4 "Ghosts 'R' Us" Perry Martin October 5, 1991 104
When a Magikoopa abducts Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Oogtar, Yoshi must brave a haunted forest to rescue them.
5 "The Night Before Cave Christmas" Martha Moran, and Phil Harnage (story) October 12, 1991 105
Mario and Luigi introduce Christmas to the cave people in order to encourage kindness, but King Koopa steals all of Santa Mario's toys.
6 "King Scoopa Koopa" Phil Harnage October 19, 1991 106
Luigi, Yoshi and the cave people get addicted to eating Koopa's new fast food, which gives them unwanted side effects.
7 "Born to Ride" Paul Dell and Steven Weiss October 26, 1991 107
After getting scolded by Mario and Luigi, Yoshi joins up with an evil dinosaur biker gang. But Yoshi tells Mario, Luigi and Toadstool that he is joining a social group, not a gang.
Absent: King Koopa (He was mentioned a few times, however)
8 "Party Line" Phil Harnage and Frank Ridgeway November 2, 1991 108
Mario reinvents the telephone for the cave people, but they soon find themselves talking on the phone too much.
9 "Gopher Bash" Brooks Wachtel November 9, 1991 109
When Luigi teaches the cave people how to grow their own crops, Cheatsy gets a group of Monty Moles to steal them.
10 "Rock TV" George Shea November 16, 1991 110
Koopa sells TV sets to the cave people. The TV sets are really just Koopa's plan to hypnotize viewers into capturing the Super Mario Bros.
11 "The Yoshi Shuffle" Kristofor Brown November 23, 1991 111
A Koopa wizard turns Luigi into an egg which Bully and Cheatsy steal.
Note: The quotes "It's a stone, Luigi, you didn't make it," and "It's a football, I chiseled it!" have become popular on famous video sharing website YouTube and used various mashup videos.
12 "A Little Learning" Martha Moran November 30, 1991 112
Hip and Hop enroll themselves in Princess Toadstool's kindergarten, much to everyone else's surprise.
13 "Mama Luigi" Phil Harnage December 7, 1991 113
Luigi tells Yoshi a bedtime story about when he went to Dinosaur World on a holiday and found Yoshi.
Note: The quotes "That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario," and "Bagel" have become popular on famous video sharing website YouTube and used various mashup videos.