Super Mario 3 TV

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The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 was a continuation of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! produced by DIC Entertainment. As its name suggests, it was based heavily on Super Mario Bros. 3. It was succeeded by Super Mario World. Unlike the Super Show, this cartoon did not have a live-action segment. Because it was only based on Super Mario Bros. 3, many of the elements from the Super Show were dropped, which had been derived from Super Mario Bros. 2, such as the turnips and Birdo. Another element that differed was that a main plot of the Super Show was that Mario and Luigi were constantly seeking a way to get home to Brooklyn, whereas these episodes showed they had successfully found a way home, as several featured adventures in the "Real World".


# First part Second part Airdate
1 Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas Reptiles in the Rose Garden September 8, 1990
2 Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario The Beauty of Kootie September 15, 1990
3 Princess Toadstool for President Never Koop a Koopa September 22, 1990
4 Reign Storm Toddler Terrors of Time Travel September 29, 1990
5 Dadzilla Tag Team Trouble October 6, 1990
6 Oh, Brother! Misadventure of Mighty Plumber October 13, 1990
7 A Toadally Magical Adventure Misadventures in Babysitting October 20, 1990
8 Do the Koopa Kootie Pie Rocks October 27, 1990
9 Mush-Rumors The Ugly Mermaid November 3, 1990
10 Crimes R Us Life's Ruff November 10, 1990
11 Up, Up, and a Koopa 7 Continents for 7 Koopas November 17, 1990
12 True Colors Recycled Koopa November 24, 1990
13 The Venice Menace Super Koopa December 1, 1990


While the preceding Super Show had featured multiple celebrity appearances, this series had featured only one celebrity appearance, Milli Vanilli in "Kootie Pie Rocks". Members Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus actually voiced their animated counterparts. Interestingly, two weeks after this episode aired Milli Vanilli was dogged by accusations of lip-synching, to which they surrendered their Grammy award they won one week prior.

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