Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake
|Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake|
|First appearance||"Bonkers From Yonkers"|
|Portrayed by||Larry Gelman|
Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake is a famous psychiatrist or "head doctor" on the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, who has a habit of ranting somewhat and telling bad jokes. His name is a parody of Dr. Sigmund Freud, a famous psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of psychology; "fruitcake" is also slang for a crazy or eccentric person, fitting his personality. He is played by Larry Gelman.
In the live-action segment "Bonkers From Yonkers", Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake is called to Mario Brothers Plumbing by Luigi to help Mario who, after receiving a head injury, believed himself to be a chicken. Arriving quickly at Mario Brothers Plumbing after being called, Dr. Fruitcake accidentally mistakes Luigi for Mario and says that, aside from its ugliness and hairyness, Luigi's head was fine.
Luigi, somewhat insulted, directs Dr. Fruitcake to Mario, who is the one with the head problem; being told that Mario believes he is a chicken, Dr. Fruitcake tells Luigi that Mario should be fine, but promptly changes this opinion after seeing Mario making obnoxious clucking noises.
Later, after having performed some treatment on Mario, Dr. Fruitcake is called by Luigi again, who says that Dr. Fruitcake's treatment to make Mario stop believing himself to be a chicken only partially worked, as now Mario was acting both like a chicken and a monkey.
Returning to Mario Brothers Plumbing, Dr. Fruitcake, after inspecting Mario and telling Luigi several bad jokes, begins trying to use "thought-transfer therapy" to cure Mario. After yelling "I am not a chicken!" and "I am not a monkey!" at Mario several times, Dr. Fruitcake manages to return Mario to normal, only to discover that Luigi now believes he is a chicken. Dr. Fruitcake, nervous, decides to simply leave the apartment and not try to change Luigi back to normal.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Dr. Sigmund Freddino||Dr. Sigmund Cold-ie; pun on "Freud"|
|Portuguese||Dr. Sigmund Confusão||Dr. Sigmund Confusion|
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (live-action segments)|
|Mario Brothers Plumbing||Clog • CooKoo Bird • Edison • Luigi • Mario • Ratagator|
|Guests||Alligator Dundee • Angelica • Aunt Luigeena • Brian Bonsall • Captain Lou Albano • Cher • Count Zoltan Dracula • Cyndi Lauper • David Horowitz • Doc Freud • Dr. Frankenstein • Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake • Dr. Toby • E.C. • Einstein • Ellie Mae • Elvira • Elvis Presley • Ernie Hudson • Exterminator • Frankenstein's Monster • Fred Van Winkle • George Washington • Grandma Mario • HAL 9001 • Harry Blackstone Jr. • Howard Stevens • Ike • Imperial Poobah • Inspector Gadget • Inspector Klean • Jim Lange • Jodie • Kenneth • Little Robert • Liz • Luigeena • Luigi's girlfriend • Lyle Alzado • Mad Donna • Madam AGoGo • Magic Johnson • Mama Mario • Marianne • Marilyn • Mario Joe and Luigi Bob • Mikhail S. Gorbachev • Monster • Mr. Gibbel • Mr. President • Mrs. Gammliss • Mrs. Periwinkle • Nick • Nicole Eggert • Obi-Wan Cannoli • Pam Matteson • Patty • Patty's mother and father • Pietro • Poochie • Ralph Washington • Rob Stone • Rowdy Roddy Piper • Roxanne • Sgt. Slaughter • Shabba-Doo • Slime Ghost • Super Plant • Susanna Ross • Tawny Tyler • Ted Bull • The Old Psychic Lady with the Evil Eye Who Reads Fortunes and Knows Everything Before it Happens • Tommy Lasagna • Vincent Van Gook • Willy White • Young McDonald|
|Objects, items, etc.||Mario Brothers Clog Cleaner • Mario Brothers Plant Food • Pizza Transformer • Roseitis • Secret Chippie Decoder Ring • Steam-O-Matic • Strange watch • Super Plant Growth Formula • Veggieitis|