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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: Pirates of Koopa / Do You Believe in Magic?

Pirates of Koopa
Mario, Luigi and co have been hired onto Captain Clumps ship, peeling potatoes and mopping etc, but troubles round the corner once again when Koopa comes to capture the Princess, he then ties Mario, Luigi, Toad and Captain Clump up to the mask of the ship, what will they do?

Do You Believe in Magic?
Johnson asks Luigi to take care of his Trophy, but Mario has other plans...or does he?


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 112
Airdate: Thursday September 28th, 1989

Writer: Ted Pedersen


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Guest Stars
Magic Johnson
voiced Himself
Episode Notes
The episode is loosely Parodying "Pirates of Penzance".

The Minions that appear in this episode: Troopa, Goomba, Trouter, Mouser, Triclyde and Clawgrip.

This episode marks the first time Mario used a Starman to become Super Mario, unlike before in the series when he became Super Mario without the aid of a Starman.

This episode marks the first time Mario says "Faster than a vanishing clog! More powerful than an electric drain stake! Its SUPER MARIO!" when he becomes Super Mario. This becomes a on-going thing later in the series.

Koopa's alter-ego in this episode is Long John Koopa.



Episode Quotes
(Mario and Luigi go in a bar)
Luigi: I'll take a milk.
(Troopas and a Goomba stare at him in disgust)
Mario: Ummm, in a dirty glass!

Clump: Why did I ever let you dinghies man my ship?
Luigi: Yeah, why did'ja?

Mario: Luigi, I'm home



Episode Goofs
When Mario lands on the pirates' shoulders, he loses his costume, but then it comes back in later scenes.

In one scene, Mario still has his Fire Power, however is just ordinary Mario.



Warning: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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