- “Great jumping bullfrogs!”
- —Mark Twang, "Rolling Down the River"
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Rolling Down the River", Mark Twang apparently agrees to a race with Captain Koopa and his Sinister Star, with whoever winning the race becoming King of the River and presumably, the River World. Unfortunately, the engine of the Ding Bell is sabotaged by Captain Koopa, severally limiting the speed which Mark Twang can travel at on the Ding Bell.
While feebly trying to catch-up to Captain Koopa and the Sinister Star, Mark Twang happens too, by chance, find Mario and Luigi in the river. With a lasso, Mark Twang manages to pull Mario and Luigi aboard the Ding Bell, narrowly saving them from being devoured by a Trouter. Mark Twang is then told by Mario and Luigi that they are trying to rescue Princess Toadstool, who has been kidnapped by Captain Koopa and is being held onboard the Sinister Star.
After hearing Mario and Luigi's story, Mark Twang tells them his own, about his race against Captain Koopa; deciding to aid Mark Twang, Mario and Luigi begin to work on the engine of the Ding Bell.
After the Ding Bell's engine is repaired, Mark Twang, along with Mario and Luigi, begin to catch-up to Captain Koopa and the Sinister Star; only to be met with another obstacle, an unpassable black pit created by Captain Koopa and a Black Pit Bob-Omb. After narrowly managing to escape the current of the black pit, thanks to Mario and Luigi using a plunger to anchor the Ding Bell, Mark Twang, along with Mario and Luigi, decide to venture onto land to seak the advice of the Mouth of the River to help them pass the black pit.
Finding the Mouth of the River, Mark Twang, Mario and Luigi gain some cryptic advice to help them pass the black pit. Watching as Mario and Luigi create a large piping system, Mark Twang is surprised when that piping system manages to drain the water surrounding the black pit and empties it in a nearby path, separated from the black pit by a wall of rocks. Mark Twang, with Mario, Luigi and the Mouth of the River easily manage to pass the Ding Bell through this newly created path.
Later, Mark Twang, with Super Mario and Super Luigi, who power the Ding Bell ahead with pumps, manage to catch-up to and pull along side the Sinister Star. As Mario and Luigi leap from the Ding Bell to the Sinister Star, Mark Twang has the Ding Bell zoom ahead of the Sinister Star.
Afterwards, as Mario is about to be forced overboard by Captain Koopa on the Sinister Star, the Ding Bell, supposedly driven by Mark Twang, appeare. As Mark Twang maneuvers the Ding Bell, the Mouth of the River uses the Ding Bell's cannon to launch Turnips at the Sinister Star.
In the end, the Sinister Star is crashed into a beach and Mario and Luigi, along with Princess Toadstool and Toad, board the Ding Bell, which passes the finish line of the river. Mark Twang is last seen being congratulated by Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool for having become King of the River.
- Mark Twang's name is a spoof of the name "Mark Twain", which was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a famous American novelist and satirist.
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (animated episodes)|
|Characters||Protagonists||Mario • Luigi • Princess Toadstool • Toad|
|Major antagonists||King Koopa (alter egos) • Mouser • Tryclyde|
|Minor antagonists||Beetle • Big bad wolf • Crocodiles • Hildy • King Koopa's mother • Queen Rotunda • Sergeant Kooperman • Sultan Pasbah • Vampa White|
|Koopa Pack minions||Albatoss • Autobomb • Beezo • Birdo • Birdoroo • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bloober • Bob-Omb • Bomb Net • Bullet Bill • Clawgrip • Cobrat • Flaky • Flurry • Fryguy • Goomba • Goomba (zombie) • Goomba Mummy • Greaser Goombas • Grunt • Hammer Brother • Hoopster • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Mousersaurus Rex • Ninji • Ostro • Phanto • Pidgit • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Porcupo • Robo Shyguy • Robo Koopa • Shyguy • Shyguy Lion • Snifit • Space Troopa • Spark • Spider • Spiny • Spiny Egg • State Troopa • Stormtroopa • Super Troopa • Thunderbirdo • Trouter • Tweeter • Tweeter Bat • Wereturtle|
|Other characters||Bingo • Brutius Maximus Grouchimus • Bunsen • Butterfingers • Calamity Clam • Captain Abidab • Captain Clump • Caveman • Cheepy • Cowazaurus • Dealin' Delbert • Dr. Nerdnick • Dr. Sheldon • Dr. T. Garden • Elves • Elvin Parsley • Fire God • Flab Boys • Genie (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!) • George Washingtoad • Giant Birdo • Goosey • Gramma Toadstool • Gramps • Harry • Hercufleas • Herlock Solmes • Hooded Robin • Indiana Joe • James Blond • Joliet • Joliet's father • June and Ward • Killer Kitty of the Kaskervilles • King James • King Neptune • Mark Twang • Mayor Fettuccine • Mermushrooms • Mervin • Misaki • Mouth of the River • Mr. President • Mr. Mayor • Mugga • Murphy • Mushroom People • Mushroom Rebel • Obi-Wan Toadi • Outback mayor • Patches • Pine • Prince Pompadour • Pronto • Quirks • Romano • Romano's father • Royal Cow • Salvador Drainotto • Sam Shalam • Santa Claus • Scooter • Secret Agent N • Slammer • Stool Pigeon • The Three Mushrooms • Waldo the Wizard • Whale • Zero|
|Locations||Regions||Amazon Jungle • Aqua Land • Brooklyn • Brooklyn Bridge • Car Land • Caveman Land • Cloud Land • Coney Island • Cramalot • Crime Land • Desert Kingdom • Down Under Land • El Desertland • Flatbush • Grand Koopa Canyon • Happy Harbor • Jungleland • Kingdom of Youth • Koopos • Land of Ice • Land of Romance • Lava Land • Linguini Empire • Lonesome Mushroom • Mushridge • Mushroom Kingdom • Mushroom Planet • Mythis • North Pole • Oceanworld • Pastaland • Pirate's Port • Pirate Waters • Pirate World • Pyramid Land • Quirk • Rap Land • River World • Robo Land • Rotundaland • Sayonara • Shamrock Kingdom • Sharewood Forest • Sharewood Village • Snow World • Sock Hop Land • Spy Land • Sudden Death Valley • Swiss Cheese Alps • Trouter Bay • Turtlevania • Victoria • Winterland • Waki-Waki • Warp Zone • Wild West|
|Landmarks||Bonkers Street • Brooklyn Plumbers Academy • Chateau Koopula • Cramalot Castle • Double Cross Ranch • First Mushroom Bank • Forest of Perpetual Night and Terrible Dangers • Fort Hard Knox • Fountain of Youth • George's Gorge • King Koopa's Castle • Koopacropolis • Koopa Klub • Koopatraz State Prison • Linguini Empire Colosseum • Mushroom Colony • Outback • Pasta Pit • Quirk Factory • Rebel Fort • Rotunda Castle • Santa's workshop • Shamrock Inn • Super Spy Headquarters • Temple of Koopa • Tower of Victoria • Tunnel of Doom|
vehicles, and misc.
|All Purpose Portable Plumber's Helper • Aladdin's Lamp • Beanstalk • Birdo Ray • Blackbeard Koopa's ship • Bomb Plant • Ding Bell • Excalibur • Fireball • Fire Flower • Fireproof Lava Boat • Flagpole • Flying carpet biplane • Flying Pizza • Freeze Gun • Garbage Pod • Gold Coin • Golden Plumber's Helper (King Mario of Cramalot) • Golden Plumber's Helper (Plummers Academy) • Great Balls of Fire • Heat Gun • Industrial Strength Itching Potion • Intergalactic InSinkErator • Koopa-Kola • Koop Star • Koopa Scepter • Koopa Strength Itching Powder • Koopa Surprise • Koopa's rocket • Koopilus • Lava Machine • Lightplunger • Lost Mushroom • Magic carpet • Magic doodad • Magic flute • Magic Growing Potion • Magic Shrink Potion • Magic Statue • Magical Potion • Mario's rocketship • Mushroom Starfighter • Passion Potion • Peapod • Plumb-Fu • Plumber's Log • Plumbinator • Pot of Gold Coins • Power block • Red-Hot Pepper Detector • Retro Router • Robot Monster Troopa • Robo-suit • Royal Plug • Sacred Sink of Cramalot • Shrinking Sukiyaki • Sinister Star • Space Raft • Spaghetti • Spymobile • Starman • Stereo Gun • Stormtroopa Starfighter • Super Sushi • Super Sushi Shrinker • Unzappable Hat • Vegetable|