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.
(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
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.