The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!
"The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!" is the 35th episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. During the cartoon segment of the episode, the four companions met General George Washingtoad who, with his army, is trying to revolt against King Koopa. The name of the episode is based off the erroneous quote attributed to American patriot Paul Revere during his Midnight Ride, "The British are coming!"; in fact, the entire episode is based off of the American Revolutionary War, fought from 1776 to 1783, that gave the original thirteen American colonies their independence.
Mario and friends have been called to help General George Washingtoad battle Redcoat Koopa, who then arrives at the camp and uses the Ice Scepter to freeze the Revolutionary army. After Mario uses a Fire Flower to defrost them, Luigi is sent to warn the Toads of the Koopa attack. However, he is captured en route and Readcoat Koopa demands that Mario surrenders. In order to rescue Luigi, Mario decides to attack Koopa's camp from behind, but in order to do this, he must cross the Delawide river, a feat never done before in the winter. In the end, Mario crosses the river and attacks before touching a Fire Flower to transform into a Super Mario, capturing the Ice Scepter and defeating the Koopas.
References to the American Revolutionary War
This episode is based on the Revolutionary War fought between the Thirteen Colonies that would later become the United States of America and England.
Animation and continuity errors