In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! live-action segment "The Marios Fight Back", the monster, originally just a normal clog stuck in a sink, is mutated to its monstrous form after apparently absorbing some Mario Brothers Clog Cleaner and Mario Brothers Plant Food. Dragging itself out of the drainpipe it is stuck in, the monster attacks the first person it sees, reporter David Horowitz.
Trying to bite David Horowitz's arm off, the monster is eventually left alone in Mario Brothers Plumbing when David Horowitz manages to pull his arm from the monster's mouth and flees the apartment.
Later, Mario and Luigi, returning to their apartment after getting some pizza, find the sink they were to unclog in complete working order and David Horowitz gone and assume that, after seeing that Mario Brothers Clog Cleaner worked perfectly, David Horowitz had left. Unbeknownst to Mario and Luigi, the monster, having pulled itself completely from the sink, is planning to attack them. Eventually hearing the monster's roars, Mario and Luigi, scared of the bizarre mutant quickly begin running from it, as the monster chases them through their apartment.
The monster is last seen in the sink when the viewer is prompted to "Do the Mario!"