Mario and the Red Baron Koopa

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Episode
"Mario and the Red Baron Koopa"
RedBaronKoopaLakitu.jpg
Airdate October, 24 1989
Writer(s) John Vornholt, Steve Robertson
Plumber's Log # 6 - 21
King Koopa's alter-ego Red Baron Koopa
Location Pasta Land
Cover song "Danger Zone" (Kenny Loggins)
Title reference None
Live-action segment "Gorilla My Dreams"
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"Mario and the Red Baron Koopa" is the thirtieth episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Its corresponding live-action segment is "Gorilla My Dreams".

Plot Synopsis[edit]

In Pasta Land, Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad are all attending a celebration in honor of chasing King Koopa out of the area. Suddenly, The Red Baron Koopa appears in what appears to be a cross between an airplane and a Magic Carpet. As The Red Baron Koopa heads to the celebration, he asks his Lakitu associate if the "secret weapon" is ready.

As Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool sit at a picnic table eating some spaghetti, Toad, who was sun-bathing, notices several storm clouds appearing in the sky. As Toad begins to try to tell Mario about the storm clouds, lightning suddenly shoots downward, striking Mario's plate of spaghetti. As more bolts of lightning start striking, all the party goers begin panicking and running-away frantically as Mario begins to shout "Save the spaghetti! Save the spaghetti!"

As rain begins to pour from the Lakitu's Cloud, The Red Baron Koopa orders the Lakitu to start releasing all the Spinies, which the Lakitu does. As the Spinies begin to cause havoc, The Red Baron Koopa announces to all of Pasta Land's citizens that he plans on destroying their city using his "Wicked Weather Satellite". As Mario calls the satellite a piece of junk, an insulted Red Baron Koopa orders Lakitu to activate the satellite, which begins raining large amounts of snow on Pasta Land.

As the snow begins to pile-up, The Red Baron Koopa issues an Ultimatum: unless Pasta Land surrenders to him in seventeen minutes, he'll freeze the entire country over. As Princess Toadstool bemoans the fate of Pasta Land, Toad comes-up with an idea; use a large beanstalk the group had seen earlier to reach the Wicked Weather Satellite and destroy it.

Rushing-off to the beanstalk, Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad begin to climb it. After some trouble, the group reaches the Wicked Weather Satellite and prepares to knock it out of the sky. Unfortunately, The Red Baron Koopa, in his flying machine, appears. Before Mario can reach the Wicked Weather Satellite, The Red Baron Koopa blasts the beanstalk's base with his fireball-launcher, causing the large plant to collapse, dumping Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad in the snow.

As Luigi begins to lose confidence in defeating King Koopa, Toad, after scrounging through the snow, discovers a lever; pulling this lever, Toad activates a platform that lifts Mario and Luigi to Cloud Land. After a while of rising, Mario and Luigi are finally dropped-off at Sam Shalam and Slammer's magic carpet store. After some bargaining, Mario and Luigi manage to buy a magic carpet, "Guaranteed to last... until it falls apart".

While flying through Cloud Land, Mario and Luigi are ambushed by The Red Baron Koopa, who easily dispenses of the Mario Bros. magic carpet by blasting it with a fireball. Without their carpet, Mario and Luigi are sent plummeting to the ground. Luckily, Mario and Luigi are saved by Princess Toadstool, Toad and several Pasta Land citizens. Unfortunately, the trampoline used to save Mario and Luigi and the two sends them flying high through the air, right back to Sam Shalam's store.

Mario and Luigi begin to accuse Sam of cheating them with a shoddy carpet, saying the carpets haphazardous flying ruined their second chance of defeating The Red Baron Koopa. Sam, after hearing that Mario and Luigi are trying to beat The Red Baron Koopa, lets them have any carpet they want for free due to Sam wanting to see The Red Baron Koopa defeated, as it seems The Red Baron Koopa had previously robbed Sam's store. Mario, taking-up Sam's generous offer, acquires two carpets.

Back in Pasta Land, Mario and Luigi show their recently built plane, with magic carpet wings, to Toad and Princess Toadstool. Boarding their plane, Mario manages to convince Luigi to be the pilot while he acts as the tail-gunner. Toad suddenly begins to question Mario's plan, saying his fireball-gun won't be enough to destroy the Wicked Weather Satellite; Mario suddenly hands Toad a bomb, saying he and Luigi won't be destroying the Wicked Weather Satellite, Toad will. Just as Pasta Land is beginning to freeze over from the unceasing snowstorm, The Red Baron Koopa and Lakitu start relaxing on lawn chairs on a cloud, thinking themselves to be unstoppable and that they had already won.

After some encouragement by Princess Toadstool, Mario, Luigi and Toad take-off in their plane. After some flying trouble, Mario, Luigi and Toad fly straight through Lakitu's cloud, causing it to spring a leak. Proceeding onward, Mario stops the plane near the Wicked Weather Satellite and has Toad use his bomb to blow it up.

As Mario, Luigi and Toad cheer over the destruction of the Wicked Weather Satellite, King Koopa suddenly appears and begins opening fire on the group's plane. After a back and forth dogfight, Mario manages to blast The Red Baron Koopa out of the sky with his fireball-launcher. The Red Baron Koopa is then sent plummeting to the ground below, swearing revenge against the Mario Bros. In Pasta Land, Mario, Luigi and Toad are honored by Princess Toadstool with several medals which make them Pasta Land heroes, thanks to them and their heroism, and Mario asking her if that comes with spaghetti, which made Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and the Pasta Land people laugh to Mario's joke, while Mario laughs along with them.

Characters[edit]

Cast[edit]

Errors and Continuity[edit]

  • King Koopa constantly refers to Lakitu ("Lak-eh-tu") as "Lak-e-tu" throughout the episode. In the "Air Koopa" DVD, he refers to Lakitu as "Lak-a-tu".

Trivia[edit]

  • This episode supposedly takes place after the events of "The Pied Koopa", due in part to the Pasta Land celebration being held at the beginning.
  • Despite this episode being named "Mario and the Red Baron Koopa", King Koopa is never actually referred to as the "Red Baron Koopa". Additionally, this episode is named after German aristocrat and famed World-War I pilot Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron.
  • This is the first episode in which a song is reused; Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" was first played in "Brooklyn Bound."