Romano is an inhabitant of the Land of Romance, and is presumably an old friend of Princess Toadstool in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
In the episode "Mario and Joliet", Romano and his fiancée, Joliet, are forced to go underground when their fathers begin a feud against one another, which culminates in Romano's father and Joliet's father canceling Romano and Joliet's wedding. With her and Romano's father feuding, Joliet sends a message to Princess Toadstool, asking for her help in resolving this feud.
Eventually, in the tunnels beneath the Land of Romance, Romano and Joliet meet Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, who fall in the tunnels after an encounter with the Snifit, Albatoss and Bob-Omb minions of Romano's father and Joliet's father. Greeting Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, Joliet and Romano reveal that the feud between their fathers was caused by King Koopa. Hearing Romano and Joliet's story, Princess Toadstool decides that, as the official princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and, thus, the Land of Romance, she would order the feud between Romano's father and Joliet's father to be ended immediately, so Romano and Joliet can get married.
Princess Toadstool's plan actually does work, after some effort and Romano and Joliet's wedding proceeds as planned, with Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and both Romano's father and Joliet's father, reluctantly, attending in a large church. Unfortunately, before the wedding can even begin, Toad informs everyone present that Joliet had been abducted as she was preparing for the wedding. Shocked at this revelation, Joliet's father accused Romano's father as his daughter's abductor and reinstates the feud between himself and Romano's father. As his father and Joliet's father have their Snifits attack one another, Romano lifts a trapdoor in the ground, which he, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool leap down into, just as the church they are in begins to collapse due to the exploding projectiles launched by the nearby Snifits.
In the sewers beneath the Land of Romance, Romano states that he, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool need to save Joliet and begins to wonder who had kidnapped Joliet; after some contemplating, Romano is told by Princess Toadstool, Mario, Luigi and Toad that King Koopa must have been the one who had taken Joliet. After telling Romano this, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool, as well as Romano, go in search of Joliet.
After some traveling, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and Romano reach King Koopa's castle. At first, King Koopa's castle seems unbreachable, though Mario eventually finds a way to cross the castle's moat by using some nearby logs as stepping stones. As he is using these logs to cross the moat to King Koopa's castle with Princess Toadstool, Toad and Luigi, Romano falls into the moat, attracting several nearby Trouters to him. Luckily, Romano manages to escape from the moat, narrowly avoiding a Trouter which was bounding towards. Shortly after rejoining Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, Romano, as well as Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, are captured by an Albatoss in a net.
Eventually, Romano, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool are placed in a dungeon tower of King Koopa and his minion, Grunt. After a lot of difficulty, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool, Romano and Joliet, after tricking Grunt into crashing through the floor, escape their cell after Mario uses Joliet's bouquet of Fire Flowers to become Super Mario. As they are escaping though, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool, Romano and Joliet encounter King Koopa and his Koopa Pack, consisting of Koopa Troopa.
As Mario distracts the Koopa Troopas, Romano, Joliet, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, using the door of their former cell and some of Grunt's weights, manage to make a vehicle. Using this newfound mode of transportation, Romano, Joliet, Toad, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, after picking-up Mario, manage to escape from King Koopa's castle.
After this adventure, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool, Romano and Joliet return to the ruined church of the Land of Romance, where Romano and Joliet are finally wedded.
- Romano is a parody of Romeo Montague, one of the titular characters of William Shakespeare's love tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Also, official summaries of "Mario and Joliet" refer to Romano by the name of Romero.
|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|