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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
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In 1989 the two most famous plumbers from Brooklyn burst out of the Nintendo® game world and onto television screens across America. The Super Mario Bros.® Super Show! aired weekday afternoons and brought Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and King Koopa more thrilling adventures as animated cartoon characters.
And if that werent enough, each episode also contained live-action segments featuring Mario and Luigi running their Brooklyn plumbing shop all before they were flushed down a drainpipe into the Mushroom World. With professional wrestler Captain Lou Albano as Mario, Danny Wells as Luigi, plus a strong rock n rap score, the show attracted guest stars like pop sensation Cyndi Lauper, professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter, Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), NBA superstar Magic Johnson and Nicole Eggert (Baywatch).
These 24 original episodes, complete with animation and live-action segments, plus the special features will convince you
"Hangin with the plumbers, youll be hooked on the brothers "
A Brand New Interview with Captain Lou Albano ("Mario")
Original Art Galleries
Storyboard-to-Screen: The Super Mario Bros.® Super Show! Opening Title Sequence and More!
- 24 episodes in a 4 disc set
- New interview with Captain Lou Albano
- Concept art galleries
- Storyboard-to-screen comparisons of the series opening title sequence
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So if your sink is in trouble unclog this dvd on the double and get hooked on the Brothers!!!
"Pirates of the Koopa" originally had the song "Limbo Rock" by Chubby Checker. On this DVD release it's some completely scene-inappropriate instrumental music. And in "Too Hot to Handle" I believe the original song was "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter. More like gone gone gone. These are just two examples but every episode is missing its song.
The problem with this is the songs added to the overall quality of the show. As a kid, I knew that when the song kicked in, it was the climax of the show, and then the denouement followed. With these substitutions, the intensity of the plot arcs is less an arc and more of a flat line. The action sequences are arguably sequenced around different parts of the song. With a substitution, that subtle context is lost. The songs were fun! The limbo rock sequence is one of the most remembered parts of the show for me and now it's butchered.
If you have ever seen the film masterpiece "Amadeus"...these omissions remind me of the ballet scene, when the emperor's decrees ban the music but not the dancing, so there are all these ballet dancers on stage with no musical accompaniment. It's awkward and strange. That's exactly what's happening here and on DVD releases of other old shows like Married with Children (iconic theme substitution). Copyright is ruining past shows and making them look worse than they were. Here we are paying for something instead of pirating it, and we're getting shorted! Puh-lease.
The show is one of my favorites. While half of it features various little live action skits featuring the Mario Bros. and various guests, from Sgt. Slaughter to Magic Johnson and even Inspector Gadget(played by Maurice LaMarche in live action... far better than the performance Matthew Broderick gave), with some funny plots such as Mario switching bodies with Frankenstein's monster or Luigi getting trapped in a magician's hat. The other half is animated, in which Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach... sorry, Toadstool, and Toad attempt to try and rid the world of King Koopa.
The toons themselves were a bit of a merger of the first two Mario games. Koopa, for example, had Bowser's design and ego, but also had Wart's crown and color, plus Mouser(from the 2nd game) was his main henchman. The plots sometimes dealt with facing Koopa in the Mushroom Kingdom, but usually they took the plumbers and placed them in various situations: For example, movie parodies such as Indiana Jones, James Bond, or Godzilla, or homages such the group visiting Camelot... I mean, Cram-a-lot, or even prehistoric times. All the while Koopa would continue to menace the group under various disguises and alter-egos, similar to say, Boris Badanov from Rocky and Bullwinkle.Read more ›
If you are oldschool Mario fans or a fan of 80's cartoon series, get this one. If you have kids, this show would be a great show to entertain them as well since a lot of the stuff it has is kidish stuff.
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It's too bad that Luigi flubbed up by looking at his chair he knocked down during a seperate part of a sketch...Published 1 month ago by Byrd Herz
Wow! This is an interesting show haha. My son is obsessed with Super Mario so we thought he would enjoy watching the show, which he does, but we laugh at it because it is so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Rossetti
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