Mikhail S. Gorbachev

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Mikhail S. Gorbachev
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
Full name Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Species Human
First appearance "Plummers Academy"
Portrayed by Martin Garner

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (2 March 1931 – 30 August 2022) was a Soviet politician who was the final leader of the Soviet Union and helped to end the Cold War, followed by the state's collapse in 1991. He was also known for the port-wine stain on his forehead.

Gorbachev appeared in the animated episode "Plummers Academy" of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, being given a tour of Brooklyn by the President of the United States. After Mario and Luigi save them from the flood, Mario receives the Golden Plumber's Helper and Luigi receives the golden wrench. Gorbachev himself was actually only seen very briefly while riding in the American President's car, waving to the citizens of Brooklyn.

In the live-action segment following Plummer's Academy, "Glasnuts", Gorbachev (played by Martin Garner) visits Mario and Luigi at Mario Brothers Plumbing to learn how to make pizza. When he piles unusual ingredients onto the pizza, Mario and Luigi become concerned that once he tries it, he will hate it, and they will get in trouble for it. But Gorbachev ends up loving the pizza, and decides to open his own pizza place in Russia.