The BEST Episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Network: Syndication

The Mario Bros.; Mario and Luigi, were two plumbers from Brooklyn. On one of their plumbing jobs, they were in the middle of unclogging a bathtub drainpipe. Without any warning, the drain suddenly pulled the brothers in, and warped them to the Mushroom Kingdom. Upon their arrival, they rescued Princess Toadstool and Toad from King Koopa and his army. Although Princess Toadstool and Toad are now safe, the Koopas are still at large. On top of that, the warp zone leading to Brooklyn had closed. It's up to Mario and Luigi to not only liberate the Mushroom World from King Koopa, but to find a way back to Brooklyn.

Hooded Robin and His Mario Men

#1 - Hooded Robin and His Mario Men

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 16, 1989

Mario and Co team up with Hooded Robin to get back the coins Koopa stole from the citizens of Sharewood Village. However, Robin gets caught by Koopa, so Mario and Co have to save him along the way.

star 10.00
32 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley
20,000 Koopas Under the Sea

#2 - 20,000 Koopas Under the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 17, 1989

When a sea monster attacks the town of Happy Harbor, Koopa offers to stop the monster if the citizens make him their king. Mario and Co work with the fearless Captain Abidab to get rid of the monster themselves, but Mario, Luigi and Princess get swallowed by the monster, which is actually a submarine of Koopa's.

star 10.00
31 votes
The Trojan Koopa

#3 - The Trojan Koopa

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Nov 2, 1989

Koopa's kidnapped Princess, and Mario, Luigi, and Toad try to rescue her, failing numerous times. Mario realizes that Koopa's ego is his weakspot, so they use a Trojan Koopa (instead of a horse) to break into his fortress. However, it all doesn't go as planned, and they find themselves surrounded by Koopa's guards.

star 10.00
1 votes
Quest for Pizza

#4 - Quest for Pizza

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Nov 6, 1989

In Caveman Land, Mario is bitten by a snake and ends up petrified. The only way to revive him is by feeding him pizza. But, since there is no readily available pizza in Caveman Land, the others have to work together to try and make him one.

star 10.00
30 votes
Elvin Lives

#5 - Elvin Lives

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 8, 1989

Mario and Co have entered Sock Hop Land, where superstar Elvin Parsley has been frozen by Koopa, who's hanging out at a malt shop. When they go to rescue Elvin, Koopa kidnaps Princess yet again.

star 10.00
1 votes
Mario of the Apes

#6 - Mario of the Apes

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 14, 1989

While travelling through Jungle Land, Mario is seperated from his friends thanks to Koopa and an Albatoss. Mario then suffers from amnesia, and is taken in by an ape couple, who change his name to Marzan and teach him the ways of the jungle. Meanwhile, Luigi, Princess and Toad have to find Mario and knock some sense into him.

star 10.00
1 votes
Pirates of Koopa

#7 - Pirates of Koopa

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 28, 1989

Mario and Co have hired on as deckhands aboard Captain Clump's ship. As luck would have it, Koopa captures the Princess so that he can auction her off. He then has her friends tied to the mast of Clump's ship, which is left to sink into the Trouter infested waters.

star 9.97
31 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Ted Pedersen
Too Hot to Handle

#8 - Too Hot to Handle

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 12, 1989

Mario, Luigi, and Toad have to rescue Princess, who was thrown into a volcano by the unknowing people of Waki-Waki, from Koopa, who's disguised himself as a fire god.

star 9.87
60 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Peter Norris, Brad Wilson
Love 'em and Leave 'em

#9 - Love 'em and Leave 'em

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 1989

Mario and Co arrive in Rotunda Land, which is ruled by the uptight Queen Rotunda. After being caught, Mario unintenionally gets Rotunda to drink a love potion, causing her to fall in love with him, much to his dismay.

star 9.85
93 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Sean Roche, David Ehrman
Jungle Fever

#10 - Jungle Fever

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 20, 1989

Mario and Co are traveling through the Amazon Jungle, in search of Sheldon the witch doctor, whom they hope can help them banish Koopa. The Marios and Toad are assaulted by Albatoss with itching powder, and Koopa kidnaps Sheldon. It's up to Princess to rescue Sheldon from Koopa.

star 9.83
64 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Larry Alexander
Mario of the Deep

#11 - Mario of the Deep

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Nov 22, 1989

The Marios travel to Aqua Land, where King Koopa (Under the alias of Barra-Koopa) has enslaved the Mermushrooms, forcing them to steal treasure from all the sunken ships. Can the Super Mario Bros. win this battle of the bottom?

star 9.74
31 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Perry Martin
Mario's Magic Carpet

#12 - Mario's Magic Carpet

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 7, 1989

Mario and Co are traveling through a desert, dying of thirst. Thanks to a booby-trap, they wind up in the palace of Sultan Pasbah, who tries to force Princess into his harem, while the guys are sent to the dungeon. Through total fate, the Marios discover a magic lamp. However, it contains a grouchy genie who apparently offers no help in getting Princess back from the sultan, or from Koopa, who just showed up to purchase her.

star 9.72
95 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Rowby Goren
Robo Koopa

#13 - Robo Koopa

Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 30, 1989

Mario and Co arrive in Robo Land, only to be attacked by Koopa, who's donned a robo suit. They meet up with Bunsen, a robot Mushroom, who temporarily gets rid of Koopa. Bunsen then takes the group to Dr. Nerdnick, the man who was tricked into building the robo suit, and is being held captive by Koopa's guards. Everything goes well, until Koopa returns and captures Princess and Toad.

star 9.70
33 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Kevin O'Donnell, Cassandra Schafhausen
Stars in Their Eyes

#14 - Stars in Their Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 19, 1989

Mario and Co head to the planet Quirk to save the natives from Koopa, who's enslaved them all. As luck would have it, Koopa ends up capturing Mario and Co as well.

star 9.69
65 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Jack Hanrahan, Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Brooklyn Bound

#15 - Brooklyn Bound

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 21, 1989

It seems to good to be true for Mario and Luigi when they find a way back to Brooklyn. But when Koopa attacks, the brothers must decide between their old home and new friends.

star 9.66
67 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: J. Larry Carroll, David Bennett Carren
Count Koopula

#16 - Count Koopula

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 27, 1989

Mario and Co have entered Turtlevania, and seek refuge in Koopa's castle. There, they learn of Koopa's evil plot to capture Princess Toadstool and turn her into a vampire. Another problem they must face is that the estate is swarming with monsters.

star 9.62
34 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Phil Harnage
The Pied Koopa

#17 - The Pied Koopa

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 5, 1989

Koopa uses a magic flute to kidnap Pasta Land's children, so Mario and Co head to his castle to get them back. They soon find themselves trapped in the dungeon, and they need to think up a plan to get the children home.

star 9.48
33 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Phil Harnage
Two Plumbers and a Baby

#18 - Two Plumbers and a Baby

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 2, 1989

The Princess falls into the Fountain of Youth, transforming her into a baby. Now, the Mario Bros. have to protect her while looking for a way to reverse it.

star 9.48
61 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Sean Roche, David Ehrman
Mario Meets Koop-zilla

#19 - Mario Meets Koop-zilla

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 19, 1989

Mario and Co arrive in the Oriental city of Sayonara, looking for Super Sushi, an experimental food that can double one's size and strength. They also find Koopa, who's now gigantic, and destroying the city. Mario and Co meet up with the creator of Super Sushi, who explains that Koopa ingested too much, and needs to be stopped.

star 9.44
61 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Perry Martin
The Great Gladiator Gig

#20 - The Great Gladiator Gig

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 12, 1989

Mario and Co head to the Linguini Empire to attend a benefit spaghetti dinner. When they arrive, Princess and Toad are seperated from the Marios and meet Koopa, who's taken over. The Marios eventually get caught and are forced to fight Triclyde in the colosseum.

star 9.42
97 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Jack Olesker
Toad Warriors

#21 - Toad Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 25, 1989

Koopa has stolen all the spaghetti sauce in Car Land, where everyone drives around in some sort of vehicle. Mario and Co have to find a way to stop Koopa, if they can.

star 9.42
36 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Phil Harnage
The Fire of Hercufleas

#22 - The Fire of Hercufleas

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 26, 1989

Mario and Co meet Hercufleas, a legendary hero and a friend of Toad's who recently became incredibly fat and lazy. Hercufleas' job is guarding The Great Balls of Fire, which are soon stolen by some Beezos. When the Marios fail to get them back, they turn to Hercufleas. But first, they have to get the big guy back into shape.

star 9.35
37 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley
Mario and Joliet

#23 - Mario and Joliet

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 11, 1989

Koopa kidnaps Romano's love, Joliet, so the heroes set off with him to rescue her and reunite them so they can marry, provided that their fathers quit fueding.

star 9.33
61 votes
Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid

#24 - Butch Mario & the Luigi Kid

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 1989

While trying to rescue the Princess from an abandoned mine, the Mario brothers find themselves running from Sheriff Mouser and his minions who are after the large reward Koopa has promised for their capture.

star 9.31
81 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Paul Harnage
King Mario of Cramalot

#25 - King Mario of Cramalot

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 5, 1989

Mario and Co arrive in Cramalot, only to be assaulted by Beezos. They are saved by Mervin the magician, who tells them about how Koopa took over Cramalot, and how he can be defeated with a golden plunger that one must pull from a golden sink. Although Mario succeeds in pulling the plunger, he ends up losing it to Koopa, and the group is sentenced to execution in a dungeon.

star 9.22
103 votes
Directors: Dan Riba
Writers: Perry Martin