Hey Paisanos! For retro Tuesday I decided to talk about a television show I watched the hell out of as a kid. It is a show I rarely ever missed and had a blast watching each episode. The Super Mario Brothers Super Show was the first taste I got of a video game theme show and quickly became my favorite of its era. Watching Mario, Luigi, the Princess and Toad foil Bowser over and over again never seemed to get dull. The plots were interesting and they seemed to add in the right amount of Mario-ness to the show. I even liked the live action set pieces between animation.

Each season of the Super Show is available on Netflix and YouTube now, so if you are interested in watching this again, its available. Some things I loved as a kid don't age well and The Super Mario Brothers Super show straddles that line. On one hand, the voice acting is done well but on the other hand not every aspect of the show holds up. Its not the aging quality of the visuals either and surprisingly I think the live action set pieces are some of the stronger parts.

If I can take point with the show now, and its not a huge point, is that the plots of the shows are a bit lost on "older jdodson." Each show is a take on a old fairy tale or some kind of folklore. Like Mario in Camelot, Mario and the Beanstalk and Mario in the Old West. None of these set pieces I find interesting and honestly I would prefer if they just had to stop Bowser or Wart in the plain-ol Mushroom Kingdom. Because of this, I point to the first episode as some of the best of the episodes because they simply exist in the Mushroom Kingdom without a fairy tale or folklore backing.

That said, the show is still fun in all its gloriously cheesy Mario-ness. I love the intro music and can still sing it by heart and get excited when the teaser for the Friday Zelda episode plays.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 03:10am

I used to have the "come on do the Mario" song memorized. I loved this show so hard.

I hesitate to even watch a minute of it because I'm afraid of what it might do to those memories :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 05:17am

Well founded fear. Still the first episode is fun.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 05:27am

What an awesome show! I'm glad it's been released in various forms as I remember watching it back in the day! I know my son has watched some of the episodes on YouTube. This has to be one of my most favorite TV shows of all time. I'd like to see more of it. I remember the Zelda episodes, but not extremely well. Wasn't it Captain N (N for Nintendo) also? Vague memories. It also reminds me of MC Hammer's cartoon. Good stuff...

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