Mikhail S. Gorbachev
|Mikhail S. Gorbachev|
|Full name||Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev|
|First appearance||"Plummers Academy"|
|Portrayed by||Martin C. Gardner|
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 Gardner) 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.
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (live-action segments)|
|Mario Brothers Plumbing||Clog • CooKoo Bird • Edison • Luigi • Mario • Ratagator|
|Guests||Alligator Dundee • Angelica • Aunt Luigeena • Brian Bonsall • Captain Lou Albano • Cher • Count Zoltan Dracula • Cyndi Lauper • David Horowitz • Doc Freud • Dr. Frankenstein • Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake • Dr. Toby • E.C. • Einstein • Ellie Mae • Elvira • Elvis Presley • Ernie Hudson • Exterminator • Frankenstein's Monster • Fred Van Winkle • George Washington • Grandma Mario • HAL 9001 • Harry Blackstone Jr. • Howard Stevens • Ike • Imperial Poobah • Inspector Gadget • Inspector Klean • Jim Lange • Jodie • Kenneth • Little Robert • Liz • Luigeena • Luigi's girlfriend • Lyle Alzado • Mad Donna • Madam AGoGo • Magic Johnson • Mama Mario • Marianne • Marilyn • Mario Joe and Luigi Bob • Mikhail S. Gorbachev • Monster • Mr. Gibbel • Mr. President • Mrs. Gammliss • Mrs. Periwinkle • Nick • Nicole Eggert • Obi-Wan Cannoli • Pam Matteson • Patty • Patty's mother and father • Pietro • Poochie • Ralph Washington • Rob Stone • Rowdy Roddy Piper • Roxanne • Sgt. Slaughter • Shabba-Doo • Slime Ghost • Super Plant • Susanna Ross • Tawny Tyler • Ted Bull • The Old Psychic Lady with the Evil Eye Who Reads Fortunes and Knows Everything Before it Happens • Tommy Lasagna • Vincent Van Gook • Willy White • Young McDonald|
|Objects, items, etc.||Mario Brothers Clog Cleaner • Mario Brothers Plant Food • Pizza Transformer • Roseitis • Secret Chippie Decoder Ring • Steam-O-Matic • Strange watch • Super Plant Growth Formula • Veggieitis|