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After being fired from his job as a script analyst for movie producer Sandy Howard, Perry Martin did a variety of odd jobs and heard TV animation offered relatively easy opportunities. After submiting scripts to various companies, Martin was called back by DIC employee Bruce Shelly for a script he submitted for the show C.O.P.S and was offered to write a sequel to that script. A few months after production on C.O.P.S wrapped up, Perry Martin was called by Bruce Shelly to offer to work on the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, for which he wrote multiple episodes and did uncredited rewrites, and also wrote episodes for The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World.
Reflecting back on his work on the Super Mario Bros. cartoons, Perry Martin had a mixed impression: While he liked the job and enjoyed working with DiC's staff, Perry Martin cringed at the finished cartoons and found he may have lacked connection to the shows he worked on, concluding, "But I look back on those days fondly. And it’s really nice to know that there are people out there who remember some of the shows I did, like the Super Mario Bros., and have affection for them. That’s the best reward any writer can get."
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World