Magic's Magic

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! live-action segment
"Magic's Magic"
Mario struggles to pull Luigi out of a hat
Production number 154
Airdate September 15, 1989
Guest star(s) Magic Johnson
Title reference None
Cartoon episode "Cold Spells" (The Legend of Zelda)
Zelda preview None
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"Magic's Magic" is the tenth live-action segment of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Its corresponding animated episode is "Cold Spells" from The Legend of Zelda.

Plot synopsis[edit]

In Mario Brothers Plumbing, Luigi and Edison are playing a two-on-one game of basketball against Mario. As Luigi tries to pass the ball to Edison, Mario blocks him. While Luigi keeps Mario busy by taunting him with the ball, Edison moves over to the fuse box, where a net has been set up. Luigi quickly passes the ball to Edison before Mario can react, and Edison makes a slam dunk. With that, the game ends, and Edison returns to his manhole.

Luigi then asks Mario when Magic Johnson is going to show up, as he cannot wait to play a game of basketball with him. Just then, Mario and Luigi hear some thumping, followed by Magic Johnson's own voice, which leads them over to the medicine cabinet. Luigi opens the cabinet and sees Magic standing behind the wall. After greeting Magic, the basketball player tells them that he is glad that they are going to let him practice.

However, Magic quickly turns Mario's plans upside-down by telling them that he wants to practice magic tricks, because he has always wanted to be a magician. Magic then gets Luigi to place his basketball down on the table, and he says the magic words; "Hocus pocus. Now you see it, now you don't." With that, the basketball vanishes. Luigi asks Magic where the ball went, and Magic explains that he does not know, which has always posed a problem for him. Suddenly, the basketball goes flying into Luigi's side, and Luigi tells Mario to keep their bowling ball away from Magic.

Later on, Luigi has bandages wrapped around his head, and Magic apologizes to Luigi about the bowling ball. Mario says that they just need to practice some more magic, and Magic asks Luigi to pull a rabbit out of a top hat for his next trick. Luigi agrees, waves a wand over the hat while saying some magic words, and succeeds in pulling a rabbit out of the hat. Luigi remarks that trick worked fine, because he feared that something would go wrong. However, Luigi spoke too soon, as the rabbit starts pulling Luigi down into the hat. Mario then makes a remark about a new trick; a rabbit pulling a magician into the hat.

Soon only Luigi's leg is sticking out of the hat, and Mario is struggling to pull it out. However, he loses the fight, and soon Luigi has completely vanished into the hat. Magic comments that the trick was too dangerous, and tries to bring Luigi back by saying some magic words, but none of them work. Magic asks Mario if he knows that magic word, and Mario shouts "PLEASE!".

Just then, Luigi appears in the medicine cabinet, screaming for Mario. When Mario goes over to see, Luigi claims to have been in a strange place full of basketballs and nursing shoes. Luigi is then interrupted by Magic, who is trying to push him aside in the rather cramped medicine cabinet.

Mario then answers the phone, and gets a message for Magic, saying that he has to make it for a basketball game. Magic tells Mario and Luigi that he needs to go, and says goodbye. Luigi, who somehow got out of the medicine cabinet, tells Magic that they will see him soon, but Magic demands that he and Mario need to buy a bigger medicine cabinet first. Luigi then begins to tell Mario about what he saw inside the hat, including a big bunny.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Zauber der Zauberei[1]


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