Super Koopa (episode)

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The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Episode
"Super Koopa"
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Airdate 12/1/1990
Writer(s) Doug Booth
Opening Curtain Dark Land
Featured Song "My Karoobi"
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"Super Koopa" is the twenty-sixth and last episode of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3; it aired alongside another episode of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 entitled "The Venice Menace".

Plot Synopsis[edit]

In his laboratory in Koopa Castle, Kooky von Koopa, with assistance from Hip and Hop Koopa, is in the midst of creating another invention. Telling Hip and Hop to pull a switch, Kooky watches as energy pulses into a nearby pendant. After the pendant is done absorbing energy, Kooky grabs it and proclaims that with it, King Koopa will gain the same powers Mario and Luigi have and begins to gloat over his genius. As Kooky continues his self-praise, Koopa appears and, after congratulating Kooky, Hip and Hop, takes the pendant, only to be informed by Hip and Hop that it will only function in the real world. Koopa doesn't seem to be concerned with this though, as he will still have the advantage, as Mario and Luigi are unable to access their powers in the real world.

While traveling, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool are suddenly confronted by King Koopa and his Doomship; Koopa proceeds to, with a lasso, grab Luigi and, after traveling a few feet, dumps him and himself into a Warp Zone, with Mario and Princess Toadstool following closely behind; a complaining Toad is told to stay behind in the Mushroom Kingdom by Princess Toadstool.

Emerging from the Warp Zone, Mario and Princess Toadstool find themselves in a manhole in Paris, France. Seeing Luigi being held by Koopa, Mario and Princess Toadstool begin to give chase to him. King Koopa, believing now to be a good time to use his power, releases Luigi, zaps a fire hydrant, and kicks it over; amidst the water that flies out is a Super Leaf. Grabbing the Super Leaf, Koopa instantly grows a tail and raccoon ears and, calling himself "Raccoon Koopa", takes flight.

Watching in disbelief as King Koopa dives towards them, Mario and Luigi are unable to do anything as he grabs Princess Toadstool and flies-off towards the Eiffel Tower. Landing on the Eiffel Tower, Koopa proceeds to tie up Princess Toadstool and suspend her from the tower. As he finishes tying up the princess, he is approached by Mario and Luigi in a helicopter. Unfazed by Mario and Luigi's sudden appearance, Koopa proceeds to simply knock Mario and Luigi's helicopter out of the sky with one punch.

Spinning out of control, Mario and Luigi are fortunate enough to land on a submarine that had raised from the ocean. The captain of the submarine, after exiting the vessel, proceeds to ask if Mario and Luigi are alright. The brothers, however, point out Koopa, who is about to dive-bomb them. Retreating into the captain's submarine, Mario, Luigi and the captain fail to notice Bowser zap a nearby crate with his pendant. Diving into the crate he zapped, Koopa transforms from Raccoon Koopa into "Frog Koopa". Diving underwater, he proceeds to kick the submarine with enough force to beach it on shore, hurting his foot in the process. Climbing on shore, Koopa manages to capture Mario, Luigi and the submarine captain and dumps them in the Bastille.

Returning to the Eiffel Tower, Koopa informs Kooky, Hip, Hop and Kootie Pie Koopa through his wand that Paris and all of Europe is now defenseless. In the Bastille, Mario and Luigi begin to bemoan their fate, realizing they're no match for the super-powered King Koopa. As Koopa begins to travel through Paris, becoming annoyed with all the looks he's getting, Mario and Luigi begin trying to dig their way out of the Bastille with a spoon, which Luigi accidentally bends.

In one of Paris's shopping malls, Kootie Pie begins trying on outfits, causing all nearby bystanders to faint at her appearance. Inside the Louvre, Hip, Hop and their Paragoomba minions begin to vandalize all nearby paintings, as well as putting up their own, crude crayon drawings.

At the Eiffel Tower, Princess Toadstool, having freed one of her arms, manages to toss a scroll asking for help down below. The scroll, after bouncing a few feet, lands in a manhole and, after traveling through the Warp Zone, lands near an angry Toad. Grabbing the scroll, Toad, after reading it, rushes to Princess Toadstool's aid, after collecting dozens of Power-Ups and stuffing them in a chest.

In the Bastille, Mario, Luigi, and the captain are surprised when their Sledge Bro. guard says they have a visitor, who is delivering a birthday cake. The visitor turns out to be Toad in a disguise, and the cake is actually hiding a block inside it. Hitting this Super Block, Mario gains a Super Leaf and becomes Raccoon Mario. Using his new powers, Raccoon Mario busts down the wall of his cell, releasing himself, Luigi and the submarine captain. As Mario, Luigi, and the captain escape, the Sledge Bro. guard manages to call King Koopa, who, after hearing this news, stops his drive around Paris and flies off as Raccoon Koopa. Seeing him in the sky, Toad tosses a Super Leaf to Luigi, transforming him into Raccoon Luigi. Lifting off into the air, Mario and Luigi give chase to Koopa, who manages to smack Mario with his raccoon tail, regressing him back to normal; luckily, Luigi manages to grab Mario before he falls to the ground.

At the Eiffel Tower, Toad manages to untie Princess Toadstool and the two toss a Fire Flower to Mario, transforming him into Fire Mario. Using one of his fireballs, Mario hits Koopa, turning him back to normal and causing him to fall into a nearby lake. Dragging himself from the lake, he notices a nearby boot and uses the pendant to transform it into a Kuribo's Shoe (called Karoobi's Shoe), which he uses to chase after Mario and Luigi. During the chase, Koopa uses his pendant to transform himself into a near unstoppable form, combining the powers of a Fire Flower, Raccoon Suit and Karoobi's Shoe together. Blasting Mario and Luigi with a fireball, Koopa transforms them back to normal, only for them to power up once again with a Fire Flower. Zapping King Koopa with fireballs, Mario and Luigi see their attack is ineffective, as Koopa can simply power himself up again after being damaged.

Hitting Mario and Luigi with fireballs, Koopa has his attack reflected back at him when Mario and Luigi become invincible through the use of a Starman. Unfortunately, Koopa power himself-up again using his pendant and begins trying to crush Mario and Luigi with a Karoobi's Shoe. Chasing Mario and Luigi, who have Frog Suits on, Koopa notices that Princess Toadstool and Toad have been supplying Mario and Luigi their powers, grabs them, and tries to fly away with them as Raccoon Koopa. Luckily, Mario and Luigi manage to beat King Koopa and rescue Toad and Princess Toadstool. Desperate, Koopa tries to crush Frog Luigi with his Karoobi's Shoe, only to be stopped by Mario, who has his own Karoobi's Shoe given to him by Princess Toadstool. Losing his Karoobi's Shoe, Koopa tries to power-up again, only to see his pendant has overloaded. The pendant then explodes, hurtling him back to the Mushroom Kingdom through a manhole, with Kooky, Hip, Hop and Kootie Pie following him. With King Koopa and the Koopalings vanquished, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool celebrate, with Toad getting lots of praise for bringing the power-ups to Mario and Luigi.

The gray screen before King Koopa uses the pendant.

Cast[edit]

Animation and continuity errors[edit]

The Blue Shoe.
  • Due to a problem with the master tape, the Shout! Factory and N-Circle DVD releases of this episode on the complete series contains many glitches, such as the audio disappearing and the screen turning grey at certain moments. This was not present in the "Koopa Kronicles" or "What a Wonderful Warp" DVD releases.
    • Gray screens appear when Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool see Koopa's doomship and when King Koopa blows smoke from his nose; the audio glitch occurs when Mario says to the captain that Koopa is hopping mad.
  • When Koopa is wearing the Frog Suit, his shell is displayed whereas in later scenes, the suit covers the shell.
  • When Princess Toadstool and Toad hand Mario and Luigi the Fire Flowers, one of them is mistakenly colored pink, and when the Bros. catch them, both are colored green.
  • When Koopa hits his head in a tree, Kooky is heard despite not being in the scene.
  • In one scene of the episode, Koopa's Karoobi's Shoe is depicted as blue. Additionally, Mario briefly turns green despite being Fire Mario.
  • Even though Princess Toadstool got her arm free, when Toad unties her, her arm is in her bonds again.
  • Princess Toadstool's bonds change in position and appearance throughout her time on the Eiffel Tower.
  • At one point, King Koopa's raccoon tail is mistakenly colored black and gray.
  • When Kootie Pie says "The shopping," the background is sky, even though she was inside Bowser's Castle.
  • When Koopa notices the boot beside the lake, it is a regular boot. However, right before it grows, a windup key can be seen sticking out of the back.
  • When Mario exclaims to Luigi that there is a block inside the cake, his mouth is not moving for part of the scene.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Super Koopa (all versions) -
French Voyage à Paris Trip to Paris
German Mario in Paris -
Italian Super Attila Super Koopa
Portuguese Super Koopa -

Trivia[edit]

  • Toad bringing the treasure box filled with power-ups to Mario is a reference to the Toad Houses.
  • The unhappy expression of the French submarine captain when he mentions Frog Suits is a reference to "frog", which, when used to refer to a French person, has a disparaging meaning.
  • This is the final episode to feature Toad, the real world and the Mushroom Kingdom.