List of Mario television episodes
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 4, 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!
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!"
|Reed Shelly and Bruce Shelly||September 4, 1989||192001|
Mario and Luigi get an obsession with neatness and demonstrate to Nicole Eggert how to unclog a sink.
|2||"King Mario of Cramalot"
"Day of the Orphan"
|Perry Martin||September 5, 1989||192003|
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.
|3||"Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid"
"All Steamed Up"
|Phil Harnage||September 6, 1989||192002|
|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 (Joseph Griffo plays Mini Mario).|
|4||"Mario's Magic Carpet"
"Marianne and Luigeena"
|Rowby Goren||September 7, 1989||192004|
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||"Rolling Down the River"
"The Mario Monster Mash"
|J. Larry Carrol and David Bennett Carren||September 11, 1989||192005|
|6||"The Great Gladiator Gig"
"Bonkers from Yonkers"
|Jack Olesker||September 12, 1989||192006|
|Larry Gelman) for help.|
|7||"Mario and the Beanstalk"
"Bats in the Basement"
|Sean Roche and David Ehrman||September 13, 1989||192007|
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.
|8||"Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
"Will the Real Elvis Please Shut Up!"
|George Atkins||September 14, 1989||192008|
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).
|9||"The Great BMX Race"
"Mama Mia Mario"
|Tony Marino||September 18, 1989||192009|
|10||"Two Plumbers and a Baby"
|Sean Roche and David Ehrman||October 2, 1989||192010|
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.
|11||"Stars in Their Eyes"
|Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr||September 19, 1989||192011|
|12||"Pirates of Koopa"
"Do You Believe In Magic?"
|Ted Pedersen||September 28, 1989||192012|
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.
"Captain Lou Is Missing"
|Kevin O'Donnell and Cassandra Schafhausen||November 30, 1989||192013|
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.
|Phil Harnage||September 27, 1989||192014|
|Harry Blackstone Jr. visits Luigi.|
|Larry Alexander||September 20, 1989||192015|
|16||"Mario of the Deep"
"Two Bums from Brooklyn"
|Perry Martin||November 22, 1989||192016|
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.
|17||"The Fire of Hercufleas"
"The Marios Fight Back"
|Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley||September 26, 1989||192017|
|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||"Mario Meets Koop-zilla"
|Perry Martin||October 19, 1989||192018|
|Kaye Ballard) for help. Much to their dismay, the fortune teller herself ends up as the prize.|
|19||"Mario and Joliet"
|Michael A. Medlock and David Tischman||October 11, 1989||192019|
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.
|20||"Too Hot to Handle"
"Time Out Luigi"
|Peter Norris and Brad Wilson||October 12, 1989||192020|
|J. Larry Carrol and David Bennett Carren||September 21, 1989||192021|
|22||"The Adventures of Sherlock Mario"
"Plumbers of the Year"
|Perry Martin||October 3, 1989||192022|
|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||"Hooded Robin and His Mario Men"
|Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley||October 16, 1989||192023|
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.
"E.C. The Extra Creepy"
|Phil Harnage||September 25, 1989||192024|
|25||"The Pied Koopa"
|Phil Harnage||October 5, 1989||192025|
"Caught in a Draft"
|Kevin O'Donnell and Cassandra Schafhausen||October 26, 1989||192026|
|Sgt. Slaughter shows up to train them.|
|27||"On Her Majesty's Sewer Service"
"9001: A Mario Odyssey"
|Tony Marino||October 10, 1989||192027|
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. Episode is based on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
|28||"Mario and the Red Baron Koopa"
"Gorilla My Dreams"
|John Vornholt and Steve Robertson||October 24, 1989||192028|
|29||"Mighty McMario and the Pot of Gold"
|Brooks Wachtel||October 18, 1989||192029|
|30||"Do You Princess Toadstool Take This Koopa...?"
|J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren||October 4, 1989||192030|
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).
|31||"The Mark of Zero"
|Jack Olesker||October 30, 1989||192031|
|32||"20,000 Koopas Under the Sea"
"Vampire Until Ready"
|J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren||October 17, 1989||192032|
|33||"The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!"
"Zenned Out Mario"
|Ted Pedersen||November 1, 1989||192033|
"Baby Mario Love"
|Phil Harnage||October 9, 1989||192034|
|35||"Quest for Pizza"
|Martha Moran||November 6, 1989||192035|
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.
|36||"The Unzappables"||Perry Martin||October 25, 1989||192036|
|Koopa and his henchmen acquire special hats which render them invulnerable. Featured song: Beat It (Michael Jackson)|
|37||"The Trojan Koopa"
|Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley||November 2, 1989||192037|
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).
|David Schwartz||November 13, 1989||192038|
|Melanie Chartoff) to help them come up with an advertising jungle.|
|J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren||November 8, 1989||192039|
|Gary Owens guest-stars.|
|Jack Olesker||October 23, 1989||192040|
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..
|41||"The Ten Koopmandments"
|Perry Martin||October 31, 1989||192041|
|42||"The Provolone Ranger"
"Goodbye Mr. Fish"
|Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley||November 20, 1989||192042|
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).
|43||"The Great Gold Coin Rush"
"Game Show Host"
|J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren||November 7, 1989||192043|
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.
|44||"Mario of the Apes"
|Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley||November 14, 1989||192044|
"Rowdy Roddy's Rotten Pipes"
|David Schwartz||November 28, 1989||192045|
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.
|Martha Moran||November 9, 1989||192046|
|Mikhail Gorbachev (Martin Gardner) comes to Mario Brothers Plumbing after hearing they make the best pizza.|
|47||"Princess, I Shrunk the Mario Brothers"
"A Basement Divided"
|J. Larry Carroll and David Bennett Carren||November 15, 1989||192047|
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.
|Martha Moran||November 23, 1989||192048|
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.
|49||"Raiders of the Lost Mushroom"
"Cyrano de Mario"
|Perry Martin||November 27, 1989||192049|
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.
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Flatbush"
|Phil Harnage||November 29, 1989||192050|
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.
|51||"Escape from Koopatraz"
|Phil Harnage||November 21, 1989||192051|
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.
|52||"Little Red Riding Princess"
"No Way to Treat a Queenie"
|Jack Olesker||November 16, 1989||192052|
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.
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
- 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
Note that Princess and Toad are absent for episodes 12, 14, 17, 19, and 20. Mario and King Koopa was also absent for episode 20. King Koopa was also absent for episode 14.
|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||"Reign Storm"||Ted Pedersen and Steve Hayes||September 29, 1990||102a|
|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)|
|4||"Toddler Terrors of Time Travel"||Rowby Goren||September 29, 1990||102b|
|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)|
|5||"Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario"||Matt Uitz||September 15, 1990||103a|
|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)|
|6||"The Beauty of Kootie"||Doug Booth||September 15, 1990||103b|
|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)|
|7||"A Toadally Magical Adventure"||Doug Booth||October 20, 1990||104a|
|Toad loses a magic wand to the Koopas.|
|8||"Misadventures in Babysitting"||Doug Booth||October 20, 1990||104b|
|Mario and Luigi wind up babysitting a brat from Brooklyn who finds his way into the Mushroom Kingdom.|
|9||"Oh, Brother!"||Perry Martin||October 13, 1990||105a|
|When Mario and Luigi get fed up with each other, Luigi soon finds himself having to save his brother from Koopa and Kooky.|
|10||"Misadventure of Mighty Plumber"||Michael Maurer||October 13, 1990||105b|
|Koopa brings TV hero Mighty Plumber to life and tricks him into robbing the Pipe Land Treasury.|
|11||"Princess Toadstool for President"||Matt Uitz||September 22, 1990||106a|
|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)|
|12||"Never Koop a Koopa"||Martha Moran||September 22, 1990||106b|
|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.|
|13||"Dadzilla"||Martha Moran||October 6, 1990||107a|
|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.|
|14||"Tag Team Trouble"||Martha Moran||October 6, 1990||107b|
|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.|
|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||"Crimes R Us"||Heidi Holicker and Rick Holicker||November 10, 1990||109a|
|Koopa recruits a criminal from the Real World to teach the Koopalings how to commit crimes.|
|18||"Life's Ruff"||Martha Moran||November 10, 1990||109b|
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 3 DIC Mario shows in which Mario himself is absent, making Luigi the sole character to appear in every episode.
|19||"Up, Up, and a Koopa"||Rowby Goren||November 17, 1990||110a|
Kooky uses his new "Raiser Upper" machine to levitate everything in the Mushroom Kingdom to the sky.
|20||"7 Continents for 7 Koopas"||Perry Martin||November 17, 1990||110b|
|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.|
|21||"Mush-Rumors"||Lee Schneider||November 3, 1990||111a|
|When a Real World family drives into the Mushroom Kingdom, the Mushroom People and the Koopas mistake them for aliens.|
|22||"The Ugly Mermaid"||Sean Roche and Perry Martin||November 3, 1990||111b|
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.Note: This is the only episode where Mario. Lugi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool are in the same powered up form (Frog Suit) during the entire episode.
|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
|Ep#||Title||Written by||Original air date||Production code|
|1||"The Wheel Thing"||Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr||September 21, 1991||101|
|Mario reinvents cars for the cave people, but it really only leads to traffic jams, and a surprise attack by Kooky and King Koopa.|
|2||"Fire Sale"||Brooks Wachtel||September 14, 1991||102|
Kootie Pie kidnaps Mama Fireplant to heat up her ice palace.
|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||"King Scoopa Koopa"||Phil Harnage||October 19, 1991||105|
|Luigi, Yoshi and the cave people get addicted to eating Koopa's new fast food, which gives them unwanted side effects.|
|6||"Born to Ride"||Paul Dell and Steven Weiss||October 26, 1991||106|
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.
|7||"Party Line"||Phil Harnage and Frank Ridgeway||November 2, 1991||107|
|Mario reinvents the telephone for the cave people, but they soon find themselves talking on the phone too much.|
|8||"Gopher Bash"||Brooks Wachtel||November 9, 1991||108|
|When Luigi teaches the cave people how to grow their own crops, Cheatsy gets a group of Monty Moles to steal them.|
|9||"Rock TV"||George Shea||November 16, 1991||109|
|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.|
|10||"The Yoshi Shuffle"||Kristofor Brown||November 23, 1991||110|
A Koopa wizard turns Luigi into an egg which Bully and Cheatsy steal.
|11||"The Night Before Cave Christmas"||Martha Moran, and Phil Harnage (story)||October 12, 1991||111|
|Mario and Luigi introduce Christmas to the cave people in order to encourage kindness, but King Koopa steals all of Santa Mario's toys.|
|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.