King Scoopa Koopa

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Super Mario World episode
"King Scoopa Koopa"
Mario and Princess Toadstool, being attacked by the "Chickadactyl-turned" Luigi and Yoshi
Production number 405
Airdate October 19, 1991 (English)
October 2, 1992 (French)
Writer(s) Phil Harnage
Featured song "Time to Run"
Captain N episode "Battle Of The Baseball Know-It-Alls"
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"King Scoopa Koopa" is the sixth episode of the Super Mario World animated series.


As Princess Toadstool serves lunch to Mario and Luigi, which turns out to be vegetable-filled sandwiches, Mario starts complaining about eating "rabbit-food" again. Subsequently, Mario begins to wonder where Yoshi is, as he never misses lunch. Soon after, a large roar is heard. This roar sends Mario, Princess Toadstool, and Luigi scurrying out of the Dome Castle to investigate.

Outside, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool see a Rex dressed as a chef parading around a sign displaying the message "GRAND OPENING! SCOOPA KOOPA'S FAST FOOD, FREE SAMPLES". At the prospect of free food, Luigi runs up to the Rex chef and grabs an egg-burger, called an Egg Scoopa Koopa off the chef's plate, which he particularly enjoys because of the egg. However, Mario becomes disgusted due to his dislike of eggs. After Luigi gets his Egg Scoopa Koopa, Mario spots Yoshi in a line-up for food at a small concession stand, which is run by King Koopa himself.

Proceeding to order a large amount of food, Yoshi watches as his meal is assembled by several Rexes and Dino-Torches. As Yoshi's food is being made, Koopa begins to gloat about how he will make himself rich off causing the cave-people to become addicted to his food, and how he cannot wait to see the side-effects from eating too many Egg Scoopa Koopas. Getting his food, Yoshi realizes that he doesn't have any money. An annoyed Koopa (in his chef's outfit) proceeds to threaten Yoshi, until backing off by the appearance of Mario. Asking how much Yoshi owes, Mario proceeds to give him the apparently unfair sum of eighteen coins.

Mario and others eating in the episode King Scoopa Koopa.
Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Toadstool at a table.

Leaving Koopa's concession stand, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Toadstool find a stone table to eat lunch at. Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi scarf down the food with Princess Toadstool refusing to eat anything, not wanting to even touch anything Koopa's had his claws on. After finishing their meals, Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, despite being extremely bloated, decide to waddle back to Koopa's concession stand and order seconds.

Several days later, Princess Toadstool visits Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, who have all gotten fat off King Koopa's food, with the latter two oddly acting somewhat like chickens. The Princess, alarmed at seeing her friends in this condition, forces the three of them to go a diet, by locking them in the Dome Castle, much to their dismay.

Moments after leaving, Princess Toadstool returns to check on her friends, but finds that while Mario is perfectly normal, since he didn't eat any Egg Scoopa Koopas, Luigi and Yoshi have been mutated by them, having grown several bird-like features, including wings, which they used to escape (although Princess Toadstool didn't believe Mario at first). Watching as his customers line up for food, Koopa begins to realize that once all his customers have mutated into Chickadactyls, he will lose his cash flow. At that point, however, Koopa realizes he can just cook the Chickadactyls and sell them to dinosaurs as "Flew the Koopa's Fried Chickendactyl Stand". After having this thought, Koopa begins to laugh maniacally, stating that he can't be too rich, or too evil.

Luigi and Yoshi in the episode King Scoopa Koopa.
Luigi and Yoshi mutated into Chickadactyls.

Princess Toadstool and Mario manage to track the infected Luigi and Yoshi down and try to knock some sense into them. Unfortunately, Luigi and Yoshi won't listen and resume chowing down. Suddenly, King Koopa appears, claiming there is no way to stop his plan of transforming everyone into Chickadactyls. He then states to several mutated cave-people that Mario and Princess Toadstool plan on taking away their food, leaving the enraged cave-people to attack the fleeing Mario and Princess Toadstool.

Finding a Fire Flower, Mario manages to turn into Fire Mario and defeat several of Koopa's dinosaur minions, though Mario is turned back to normal after being hit by a Rex. Mario and Princess Toadstool are forced to flee to the Star Path as they are being chased by dozens of Chickadactyl-cave-people.

Transported to the ocean, Mario and the Princess manage to evade a Rip Van Fish and enter a nearby Warp Tube. Exiting the Warp Pipe, Mario and Princess Toadstool find themselves in a cave where Koopa has been dumping the garbage from his concession stand. Hitting a nearby Roulette Block, Mario gains a feather and turns into Cape Mario. Climbing-up the Warp Tube garbage-disposal, Mario enters Koopa's kitchen and begins to beat up his henchmen. Using a Dino-Torch as a flamethrower against Mario, Koopa is hit by a coconut thrown by the Princess and manages to escape by jumping down a warp pipe. After Koopa and his minions escape, Princess Toadstool drops the Chickadactyls down the pipe as well. With Koopa gone, Mario destroys the concession stand and orders everyone to return home and eat some vegetables, "Dr. Mario's orders!".

Back home, Luigi and Yoshi, returned to normal, begin eating a healthy meal of vegetables and fruit. Luigi asks Mario to pass the veggies. Mario accidentally tosses the bowl, causing it to shatter. Mario, to his amusement, states that he "just invented the tossed salad".




Animation and continuity errors[edit]

An animation error in the Super Mario World episode King Scoopa Koopa, causing a dark green Rex to become an anthropomorphic Dino-Rino/Dino-Torch for a couple shots.
The dark green Rex mistakenly depicted as an anthropomorphic Dino-Torch
  • When panning over to the restaurant, a cave girl's eyes are mostly closed, and after another cave person throws his money over the counter, it teleports onto it.
  • Throughout the episode, the color of King Koopa's Rex minions continually switch every few shots, and in a few shots, one has the head and spine plates of a Dino-Torch.
  • In one scene, a Rex overlaps on the oven.
  • When King Koopa justifies the high price of his food, his face flickers between two very different shapes.
  • During the scene in which Princess Toadstool rejects King Koopa's produced food, the amount of fingers each person has on each hand switches between four and five multiple times.
  • When Luigi asks Mario if they could get more fast food, the "L" on his cap is missing.
  • When Luigi and Yoshi say that they are hungry, Yoshi has four spikes on his back instead of three.
  • When Princess Toadstool asks Mario on how Luigi and Yoshi were able to get out of the castle, her hair switches between being in front of and behind the door.
  • In the scene where King Koopa is imagining his new plan to open up "Flew the Koopa's Fried Chickendactyl Stand", he can be seen thinking about it within the imagination when one of the dinosaurs is eating a drumstick.
  • In one scene, part of King Koopa's underbelly is the same color as his body.
  • Yoshi's normally yellow wings are green when he and Luigi put down food on a table and before Mario orders to closure of the restaurant.
    • In the same scene, he and Luigi speak without moving their mouths after Luigi says he is excited to eat.
  • When Princess Toadstool scolds Luigi and Yoshi for trading their chest, Yoshi's eyes are mostly closed.
  • When Mario and Princess Toadstool run away from Luigi and Yoshi, Luigi and Yoshi freeze.
  • When King Koopa says that his customers and employees might not agree with Mario and Princess Toadstool, his eyes are white instead of yellow.
  • When King Koopa says that Mario's friends will be cooked, Mario has four fingers on each hand instead of five.
  • When Mario says, "We need a plan, quick!" his mouth does not move when he says "quick".
  • When Mario and Princess Toadstool hide behind a building, the emblem on his cap is black instead of red.
  • When Mario says, "...gym socks!", his mouth does not move.
  • When Mario wipes himself off, his sideburns disappear.
  • When the Roulette Block is shown changing between items, there are two yellow blocks in the background, but when Mario jumps up to claim the Cape Feather, the blocks are brown.
    • In the same scene, when the Roulette Block shows a Fire Flower, only it is shown, but in the next shot, it is on top of a ? Block. In the shot afterwards, the ? Block disappears.
  • When Mario jumps as an attempt to hit the Roulette Block, the item in the block switches, but it stays as a Cape Feather.
  • The background falls with Mario after he obtains the Cape Feather even though it does not raise when he jumps to collect it.
  • When King Koopa jumps into the Warp Pipe, the bottom of his feet are yellow instead of green.
  • When Mario orders the closure of the restaurant, Yoshi appears like his normal self.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Le fast-food Fast Food
German Die Spezial-Koopa-Soße The Special Koopa's Sauce
Italian Il fast food di Attila The fast food of Koopa
Portuguese (NOA) A Lanchonete do Koopa Koopa's Snack Bar
Romanian Regele Koopa Scoopa[1] King Koopa Scoopa
Spanish (NOA) El Koopa Ingrediente Secreto The Koopa secret ingredient
Spanish (NOE) Rey Scoopa Koopa
El rey Scoopa Koopa (re-dub)
King Scoopa Koopa
The king Scoopa Koopa (re-dub)


  • This episode could be seen as social commentary on fast food franchises and obesity in the United States which became a serious issue by the turn of the 21st century. It can also be a commentary on addiction, such as Luigi and Yoshi stealing a treasure chest to feed their unhealthy habit.
  • A Super Mushroom can be briefly seen in a Roulette Block in this episode; this is the first and only appearance of a Super Mushroom in the entire Super Mario cartoon trilogy.
  • In Australia, this episode aired as the fifth episode instead of the sixth.
  • Koopa briefly mentions that he is a capitalist in this episode.


  1. ^ May 20, 2015. "King Scoopa Koopa", dubbed in Romanian by KidsCo. Odnoklassniki ( Retrieved January 4, 2016.