Talk:List of Mario references in animated television

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Dude whats WITH the TV cartoons that are not relevant here? This is a Mario Wiki not a cartoon Wiki.(Super F22 Pilot 00:46, 30 November 2007 (EST))

It's simply a listing of all the known Mario references that can be found in non-Mario shows. What doesn't belong on this page? -- Booster

Yes, it lists all the references and sightings of Mario in other non-related TV shows. My Bloody Valentine And, in a similar fashion to what Booster said, what is out of place here?

Hey guys I'm going to remove the section about the Barnyard, because suck up ghosts is a refrance to Ghost Busters, not Luigi's Mansion. -Nerdy Guy

I think that in an episode of southpark, there are two blurry screenshots from SMB and SMB2 on a couple of arcade machines. check it out on on the refrences page. Senor Luigi20:01, 27 May 2009 (EDT)

Tales of Symphonia Anime[edit]

I think there is a Mario reference in the ending credits of episode 3. During the credits, the group travels through a forest and several mushroom-enemies appear. One of the protagonists defeats them by jumping on all of them in a row, similar to stomping on a row of Goombas. In addition, a ghost shows up, behaving similar to a Boo (he does not attack when directly faced) Look at 5:51 - Edofenrir 01:10, 1 September 2009 (EDT)


In Cliffordfield and Big Time Rushmore one sketch shows two Goombas, then one gets stomped by Mario and the other one starts freaking out. The same thing happens later on in the episode.--Mr. 8-bit 11:10, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Ok. You can add that to the article.--Knife (talk) 18:17, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Pinky Dinky Doo[edit]

In the episode "Burpzilla", when Pinky jumps out of the car to use her big idea, she does a somersalt move just like Mario in Super Mario Bros 3. Also, in the episode "Speed Rocket", the race is similar to Mario Kart. Except no powerups in order to prevent ripoffs from Mario Kart games

Spongebob Squarepants[edit]

In the episode "Atlantis Squarepantis, the game Mission Start: The Germ Warrior is similar to a Mario game

Zig and Sharko[edit]

In the episode "The Island Tour", Zig and Sharko go into a Mario game from a pipe. Also when the characters race, it is similar to Mario Kart


In the episode "Sophie's Sinking Feeling", when the characters ride the Bath-Mobile (an invention by Sophie), it goes in a 2-D Mario-like action, also when the jump in the water, it is similar to Super Mario 64 when they splash the water.

Mickey Mouse[edit]

In the episode "Tokyo Go", when Mickey goes through a tunnel, the scene changes to that of a video game, which is Mario-like


The description mentions "the new animated Spider-Man TV show". Question is, which one exactly? Is it talking about Spectacular Spider-Man or Ultimate Spider-Man? (Personally, I'm presuming the description meant the former, considering the Jeph Loeb-induced vitirol for the latter... Of course, we all have to be sure first.) Pikawil 00:35, 6 July 2012 (EDT)

The Hell is with this stupid page?[edit]

Okay look some of these reference are fine, but other things just seem made up? Homer wearing a red shirt and over alls? Like, that's a reference because they didn't choose one of the less common colors for shirts?

Here's a list of references I'm nominating for removal and why.

Kirby: Right Back At Ya!

In the episode "A Princess in Dis-Dress", Escargoon says the princess who is visiting is a peach. Also, things resembling Party Balls appear in a few episodes. 
Party Balls weren't created by Nintendo.  They don't even feature in any Mario game

Regular Show

Ello Gov'nor
In this episode, Mordecai rents a movie called "Shy Guy". 

NO! Shy Guy is just the English name of heihos, there isn't a reference there. It's probably more of a reference to Mordecai's anxiety about the Margaret character.

King of the Hill In some episodes, the Souphanousinphones have a pet terrier named "Doggie Kahn", which is most likely a parody of "Donkey Kong". NOOOOO! NOOOOO! Khan is the man of the family's name. He named his daughter after himself because he's egotistical.


  • Just because someone is named Bowser doesn't make them a reference. Bowser is a semi popular British name.
    • "Bowser" is also a slang term for a dog. --The Iconoclast (talk) 15:51, 7 December 2012 (EST)
  • Angry faces on bombs weren't something invented by Super Mario World. People have been doing that since World War 2.

This page just annoys me so much.--Nintenfreak (talk) 13:40, 6 December 2012 (EST)

In addition to what you've mentioned, there's a ridiculous number of entries that seems to assume Mario invented cartoon man-eating plants. I'd clean it myself, but, time. --Glowsquid (talk) 14:12, 6 December 2012 (EST)


Someone caught me with that Mad section!! R O Y


Dude WHAT is Eddsworld doing here? This should go here!

'Nuff said. R O Y

Finishing Code Monkeys[edit]

Whoever finished the Code Monkeys section, I want to thank you! I've been working on that section for so long but never got to finish it because I was too busy to finish and research on Code Monkeys and return to here. Zero777 (talk)

Robot Chicken[edit]

I request the Robot Chicken section to be separated by sub-sections (named by the sketch name). --Michael (talk) 04:58, 19 May 2014 (EDT)


That section should include "Class Clown", because on FOP wiki, the reference can be found. And that f**king Baby Luigi doesn't say it's a reference. I have no account there, I just read. IT IS A D**N REFERENCE! DDP Big Face Sprite.png Unshy Guy 08:19, 30 September 2014 (EDT)

Even though you crossed it out, I think you're borderline personally attacking me. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 16:39, 30 September 2014 (EDT)
It's a reference because wikia site says so. Legit. I'm pretty sure something like this merde' was taken from the Spongebob Squarepants wikia. Just because it's a human-eating plant doesn't make it a reference to Mario. These kinds of plant have been in pop culture ever since the existence of venus fly traps. Have you read the above discussions? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 16:41, 30 September 2014 (EDT)

New reference[edit]

At 0:31, You can see the animated series "Doki" with a Super mario reference!!

Can you please add this?

--Aabarro13 (talk) 01:40, 25 August 2015 (EDT)

Homestar Runner![edit]

Homestar Runner's first episode was animated using Mario Paint.

Additional Images[edit]

Which kinds of images in particular do we need? And how would one upload images? Would we just upload pictures from the internet, and what role do copyrights play? ThePeachinator (talk) 01:50, 27 April 2016 (EDT)

images from videos, like a screencap of the said reference from youtube. also, you don't need to worry about copyright, this isn't youtube with the content id crap system. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 02:16, 29 April 2016 (EDT)

Mr. Men Donkey Kong Reference[edit]

Is this ape Donkey Kong being referenced in the animated TV show The Mr. Men Show? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 22:14, 24 May 2016 (EDT)

The simplest way to figure that out is to see the image in context to the episode. -- Ghost JamShyghost.PNG 22:18, 24 May 2016 (EDT)
What is the episode called? --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 22:24, 24 May 2016 (EDT)
No clue, but I'm sure we could Google it or something. -- Ghost JamShyghost.PNG 23:10, 24 May 2016 (EDT)
The episode is called "Mr. Brave vs. Koko the Gorilla" and can be found here:
Appears to not be a DK reference, rather a generic King Kong reference. -- Ghost JamShyghost.PNG 16:18, 27 May 2016 (EDT)
Too generic to be a reference. --Wildgoosespeeder (talk) (Stats - Contribs) 19:49, 31 May 2016 (EDT)
If there are no further opinions on this, I'm going to remove the talk tag and delete the image. -- Ghost JamShyghost.PNG 19:46, 31 May 2016 (EDT)

Why is the Loud House on here?[edit]

Just because a character has a mustache and similar hair doesn't make it a reference to Mario.Goombat 18:35, 22 December 2016 (EST)

Phineas and Ferb[edit]

Carl was in a squirrel suit. Uh...I'm pretty sure that the Tanooki Suit isn't a squirrel. B ron 3000 MP9 Luigi Icon.png 02:51, 14 July 2017 (EDT)

Little Bill[edit]

On The Episode "The Best Way to Play", When Little Bill and His Friends Are Playing The Space Explorers Video Games, The Sound Effects From The Donkey Kong Atari Port Game Is Heard.
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Added, good find. Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 05:59, 10 December 2017 (EST)

Add other Mario references in other animated shows?[edit]

Maybe Can You add Mario references in other shows (Sergeant Stripes, Doris (Hilary Hayton), Animal Stories, Meeow!, Cyberchase, El Perro y el Gato, Archibald the Koala, James the Cat, Poppy Cat and Rocket Power)?
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Well that depends if they have them. Do you happen to know any?
Also, please remember to sign your comments with: ~~~~
Ashley pose SMM.png Mario JC 00:37, 4 February 2018 (EST)


On the Episode "MaisieMac and the Gorilla", The Gorilla looks similar and resemble to Donkey Kong.--CitationNeeded (talk) 23:57, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

Schoolhouse Rock![edit]

On the Song "Unpack Your Adjectives", The Turtle looks mostly like a Koopa Troopa.

On the Song "The Greatest Show on Earth", The Man bears some resemblance to Wario and Waluigi.

At end of the Song "A Victim of Gravity", After an Apple hits Isaac Newton's Head, Isaac Newton makes a Face like a Shy Guy Mask.

--CitationNeeded (talk) 18:40, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

According to this, the episodes with those songs aired before those subjects were created, meaning the similarities are most likely coincidences. --FlameChompNSMBW.pngTheFlameChomp (talk) 18:45, 28 April 2018 (EDT)

Sound effects heard in animation/cartoons is also heard in Three DiC Mario Cartoons[edit]

I Had to Tell You, I Notice that the Sound effects heard in animation/cartoons is even also heard in Three DiC Mario Cartoons (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World (TV series).--CitationNeeded (talk) 19:27, 4 June 2018 (EDT)

The Owl and Co.[edit]

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I've found a reference of it. First of all, the Owl and the Chick played a game, they used helmets to connect themselves to the game, when they collected items and jumped, the sounds were from the SNES games. After beating themselves up, they've got into the game. They reached a boss. The boss looked similar to a Chain Chomp. -- 03:29, 3 July 2018 (EDT)

Ps: Anyone got these references? -- 03:42, 3 July 2018 (EDT)

Rabbids Invasion[edit]

In the episode Gorilla Rabbid, in the scene where the Gorilla Rabbid take the female Rabbid cop to the top of the ramp, the Gorilla Rabbid starts throwing barrels at the male Rabbid cop, where it well cut to a retro style of that scene. As if you can probably tell, this is a reference to Donkey Kong.
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Ed, Edd n Eddy[edit]

On the episode "Momma's Little Ed", Marie calls May Bowser while she shouts "Back off, bowser!". --Ronald McDonald is not a Mario character! 00:35, May 27, 2019 (EDT)
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Pink Panther[edit]

A lot of those references don't really seem like outright references, just things that vaguely resemble other things at best (and I do mean vaguely). --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 16:43, July 14, 2019 (EDT)

I reverted them for that exact reason; they were all added by an anon consecutively, so I was able to revert them all. TheDarkStar MLBISBJJDarkStar.png 16:44, July 14, 2019 (EDT)
Just reverted them again after a second attempt, Niiue's already sent a talk page message. Hopefully they look at it if not this talk page. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 07:44, July 15, 2019 (EDT)

Possible missing content[edit]

I'm not sure if you have every cartoon that's in the YouTube video I'm about to send you the name of, but... Mario Evolution in Movies, Cartoons & TV by Darwin's Media. Lord Falafel (talk) 11:25, August 3, 2019 (EDT)

The Star of Christmas[edit]

No, I'm not talking about the artifact. I'm saying that the Mario reference in the VeggieTales Star of Christmas episode might be an unintentional coincidence based on speculation and assumption. Sure, both Mario and "The Princess and the Plumber" in VeggieTales involve a princess and a plumber, but the storylines are completely different. Most Mario games see Mario and/or Luigi rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. The Princess and the Plumber's plot in VeggieTales, on the other hand, goes a little something like this...
"On the night before Christmas, the princess' sink backs up and so of course she calls the plumber. Now unbeknownst to the plumber, the princesses' pipes are magic pipes. So, as he's working on them on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the 4 fairy peas of Christmas and the Sugar-Plumber fairy."

The ending is also completely different, too:
"The plumber has defeated the evil Monkey King in a plunger duel, the Sugar-Plumber Fairy has turned the wicked building inspector into a newt, thereby declaring the castle inhabitable and reducing the need for flood insurance and for the first time, the princess realizes that it's the plumber that she's loved all along."

Not only that, but I watched the Behind the Scenes feature on the DVD and they didn't mention "The Princess and the Plumber" being an intentional reference to Mario in any capacity...unless I'm mis-remembering something.

All-in-all, just a coincidence and probably based on assumption, but I don't want to remove it just yet. What do you think? Is it an intentional reference or a pure coincidence? – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 16:06, August 6, 2019 (EDT)

It seems coincidental to me. The only similarities are the mere presence of a princess and a plumber, otherwise there's no actual references to the game. While there is mention of a monkey king which could be interpreted as a reference to Donkey Kong, it could also easily be a reference to the mouse king from the Nutcracker, which wouldn't surprise me at all given the mention of an obvious sugar plum fairy spoof in the same sentence. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:31, August 6, 2019 (EDT)

Missing Show[edit]

Why is The Amazing World of Gumball not there? Is there no link to it, or have you guys not seen it and saw a Mario reference? (Not to be rude or anything, just asking.) Killer (talk) 19:13, November 13, 2019 (EST)

Nooooo... wait. I see it. But these shows with 'The' in them should be put in the T's. Killer (talk) 19:15, November 13, 2019 (EST)

No, they should not. That's not how the world works. I've seen books at the library and movies and TV shows at Barnes and noble and they don't have that stuff with the word the being the first word of the media, but rather the next word. Also, how does one not get banned by having the name killer? No disrespect, just baffled. Lord Falafel (talk) 20:26, November 13, 2019 (EST)