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Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
This was the second of the Super Mario Bros animated TV shows and shows the continuing adventures of Mario, Luigi, Princess and Toad and their encounters with the pesky King Bowser Koopa and his Koopa kids. The Koopa kids were named differently in the TV series to the Super Mario Bros. 3 game.
|Name in SMB3 TV Show||Name in SMB3 Game|
|Kootie Pie Koopa||Wendy|
|Kooky Von Koopa||Ludwig Von Koopa|
To this day many fans debate the reason behind the Koopa Kids naming differences, we believe however that the reason for the differences in the names is that DiC Entertainment were not given access to the actual naming information by Nintendo soon enough and so had to improvise to get the show on air. It is said that they were potentially using a Japanese copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 in which the Koopa kids were not yet named - the Koopa kids had been named by Nintendo in time for their U.S release of Super Mario Bros. 3.
A video of below gives background on the main characters; Mario, Luigi, Princess, Toad as well as Koopa and his kids/minions and shows what you can expect from them all
The series was aimed on Saturday mornings on NBC in the states, it was originally partnered by Captain N: The Game Master & rolled into a one hour package called "Captain N and the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3".
In the spirit of keeping in line with the game as well as possible the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 ensured to visit the worlds from the game as much as possible - Water World, Giant Land, Ice Land etc... it also frequently featured the powerups from the game such as the Super Leaf, Frog suit and power star. The enemies were also well tied in with the game featuring regular appearances from Goombas, the Hammer Brothers, Boom Boom etc - also nearly all of Warts minions were removed from this game - no longer did King Bowser Koopa control Shy Guys etc - as these were really Warts minions and not a part of SMB3.
Unlike the Super Mario Bros. Super Show before it, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 also visited the "real world" and featured real cities such as Paris, New York and London and "real" human beings - there is also an episode where the Princess goes on Holiday to Hawaii. Although the show was more successful than the Super Mario Bros. Super Show in terms of its reception from fans there were only 26 episodes made of it compared to the 52 episodes which comprised the Super Show!
A video giving a background on the plot of Super Mario Bros. 3 is available below, its actually a video based on the SMB3 cartoon but we do feel it is equally relevant to the game.
Walker Boone (Mario), Harvey Atkin (King Koopa), Tony Rosato (Luigi), John Stocker (Toad), Tracey Moore (Princess Toadstool), James Rankin (Additional voices), Tara Strong (Hip Koopa, Hop Koopa), Gordon Masten (Additional voices), Michael Stark (Additional Voices), Paulina Gillis (Kootie Pie Koopa), Dan Hennessey (Bully Koopa).
A full list of episodes of the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 are below including the air date, if you click on the title of the episode you will be taken to that episodes guide page including a synopsis and images from that episode.
|Episode Title||Episode Code||Original Air Date|
|1||Sneaky Lying Giant Ninja Koopa||1-1||08-Sep-1990|
|2||Reptiles in the Rose Garden||1-2||08-Sep-1990|
|3||Mind your Mummy, Mommy||1-3||15-Sep-1990|
|4||The Beauty of Kootie||1-4||15-Sep-1990|
|5||Princess Toadstool for President||1-5||22-Sep-1990|
|6||Never Koop a Koopa||1-6||22-Sep-1990|
|8||Toddler Terrors of Time Travel||1-8||29-Sep-1990|
|10||Tag Team Trouble||1-10||06-Oct-1990|
|12||Misadventure of Mighty Plumber||1-12||13-Oct-1990|
|13||A Toadally Magical Adventure||1-13||20-Oct-1990|
|14||Misadventures in Babysitting||1-14||20-Oct-1990|
|15||Do the Koopa||1-15||27-Oct-1990|
|16||Kootie Pie Rocks||1-16||27-Oct-1990|
|18||The Ugly Mermaid||1-18||03-Nov-1990|
|19||Crimes R Us||1-19||10-Nov-1990|
|21||Up Up and a Koopa||1-21||17-Nov-1990|
|22||7 Continents for 7 Koopas||1-22||17-Nov-1990|
|25||The Venice Menace||1-25||01-Dec-1990|
Images from Episode 21 - "Mush-Rumours"
Show Trivia & Facts
Reptiles in the Rose Garden
The doom ship appears for the first time on TV in "Reptiles in the Rose Garden".
After the Mario Bros. tell the angry sun to go look for those pesky plumbers behind that cloud, the angry sun disappears before reaching the cloud.
Toad does not speak in this episode despite featuring in it.
Mario mentions that he is unable to escape from the Bird Cage, shortly before escaping from it.
The Cheep Cheeps featured in this episode are Spiny, whereas the ones in Super Mario Bros. 3 are not - in the game they also come in both red and green varieties.
Sneaky Lying Giant Ninja Koopa
When Mario loses his Raccoon ability, he goes straight down to small Mario - in the Super Mario Bros. 3 game itself (with the exception of the Japanese version) this would not be the case, he would first go down to Big Mario.
When Bowser shrinks Prince Hugo into a "miniature Poodle" - he is still huge in comparison to everyone else who isn't currently a giant.
There is no reference or appearance of the doom ship in "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas"
The colours of Prince Hugo's parrot change throughout the episode.
As Princess Toadstool is tricking Koopa into turning Mario into a giant Ninja, Luigi's clothes change from green to red.
The Beauty of Kootie
When Kootie Pie is in her human form, her tail is the same colour as her human skin (in the scene where Luigi is trying to look at her tail).
Cheatsys Head is the same colour as the rest of his body throughout this episode
There is a scene in which Kootie Pie's head is not attached to her body.
Mind your Mummy, Mommy Mario
King Koopa mentions in this episode that the two youngest Koopalings are Hip & Hop (aka Iggy and Lemmy) but according to Nintendo publications since the youngest of the Koopaling is actually Larry/Cheatsy.
Throughout this episode the colour of Hops (Iggy's) hair changed from blue to yellow, to pink and finally to all three. I guess he just couldn't decide...
Princess Toadstool for President
The episode plot is a little doomed to begin with in that the Mushroom Kingdom is ran by a Princess (Monarch) directly and not by a government - therefore there would not be need for an election... but hey luckily its just a cartoon... ;-)
As Princess Toadstool discusses the upcoming election the scenery which was behind her appears briefly in front of her.
Never Koopa a Koopa
There are various points throughout this episode where Cheatsy's beak is the same colour as his head.
When Toad notices Boss Bass to Luigi, Luigi's leg turns red.
When Koopa hands over the key to Castle Koopa to Princess Toadstool their are three of his Koopalings behind him; Kootie Pie, Hip and Bully. When Koopa jumps down the warp pipe he is followed by only two of them; Kootie pie and Hip - Where did Bully go?
The Mario's and Toad were hiding in a dresser - but when Princess Toadstool gives the scroll to Cheatsy it disappears.
When Princess and Toad see Kooky and realise something is wrong they head back to the Mushroom Kingdom, he follows BEHIND them, in the next scene he is shown with all the other Koopa Kids - but he doesn't arrive back through the warp pipe until its to late which is a scene or two later! do'h!
When Kooky comes back through the warp pipe and hits the Robot Princess - he knocks its head off, the head disappears completely in the air.
Toddler Terrors of Time Travel
When Kooky is telling Koopa about them going back in time to the day the Mario's went down the drain he says that the Doomship will arrive on a day in 1983 just before noon, when infact the time shows as 14.00hrs when the Doomship does arrive.
When Toad jumps toward the doomship he is a baby yet, when he lands on it he is back to normal and stays that way until the end of the episode.
Tag Team Trouble
When Mario & Luigi grab the Star Men that Princess gives them to win the match - their wrestling costumes disappear, they also stop flashing when they get into the ring despite still being invincible.
Mario's favourite record that he is playing before Luigi burns it is actually a song that is used in Episode 19 - Crimes R Us later on in the series!
The Misadventures of Mighty Plumber
A Toadally Magical Adventure
In the scene where Kootie Pie points the wand at the other Koopalings Bully and Kooky swap places just for that one scene and then swap back.
Misadventures in Babysitting
There are three Boomerang brothers - one of which throws a boomerang at Junior, but when Junior catches it and throws it back at them they've switched from Boomerang Bros to Hammer Bros!
Mario kind of half-thanks Junior at the end for his co-operation despite that Junior at one point collaborated with the Koopa Kids!?!
Do the Koopa
Toad and Luigi pulled out the crank handle of the Doom Dancer but the last time you see it, its still there.
Kootie Pie Rocks
The Ugly Mermaid
When out of water and on land, the Ugly Mermaid has a fishbowl on her head, so as still to breathe - yet when her underwater city is shown - that's in a giant fishbowl too keeping the water out - so surely she wouldn't be able to breathe in her home city?
Crimes R Us
Luigi grabs a fireflower - but his colours remain unchanged.
Mario's favourite record from "Oh, Brother" plays again and is the first song to be played twice in the series.
Hip and Hop drive a blue sports car but the TV Reporter mentions it being red.
There is a Lakitu in this episode whose cloud appears black.
Up Up and a Koopa
The song "I'm a hurricane" is played for the second time in the series.
7 Continents for 7 Koopas
Mario restores South America to it's original jungle-like state whilst Hop is in a tree overlooking, in the next scene its Hip whose in the tree.
The time is set at approximately midnight when this episode begins - yet its quite blatantly still light out!
The Venice Menace