The Trojan Koopa

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Episode
"The Trojan Koopa"
TheTrojanKoopa.jpg
Airdate November 2, 1989
Writer(s) Mark McCorkle & Bob Schooley
Plumber's Log # 4-4-9
King Koopa's alter-ego None
Location King Koopa's Island Fortress
Cover song "I Hear You Knocking" (Dave Bartholomew)
Title reference The Trojan Horse
Live-action segment "Texas Tea"
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"The Trojan Koopa" is the thirty-sixth episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. Its corresponding live-action segment is "Texas Tea".

Plot synopsis[edit]

In an island owned by King Koopa, King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool again and is holding her in his island fortress with a ball and chain to her ankle. The Mario Bros. and Toad arrives to his island with a bathtub, when suddenly, King Koopa order the Hammer Bros. to attack them. After escaping their hammers, Mario figures a plan to go into the wall to save Princess Toadstool. Mario ties a plunger to his feet, but falls fell due to the Hammer Bros. breaking a brick he was standing on. Luigi tries to go though the wall by a long stick, but fails. Toad tries to leap, but he falls, lands on a trampoline, and is bounced down to Mario and Luigi.

Super Princess

After they realize that they cannot save Princess Toadstool, the Hammer Bros. attack again. However, Mario defeats them by letting the Hammer Bros. hit each other. After that, Mario changes them into Mario and Luigi look-alikes, and send them into the water on a boat to make it look like they gave up and moved away. They also make a statue of King Koopa so they can sneak in. When King Koopa sees this statue, he becomes in love with it. He does not notice that Mario, Luigi, and Toad are in it. Later, Toad, Mario, and Luigi come out, only for the Hammer Bros. to escape and come back. Mario and the gang are ambushed by King Koopa, four Shy Guys, and the Hammer Bros.

Princess Toadstool wishes that she could help her friends "upon a falling star...man." Toadstool's wish comes true, and she became Super Princess with it. She defeats the Hammer Bros. and the four Shy Guys. After she saves the Mario Bros. and Toad, King Koopa escapes, though he uses a sinking bathtub to escape and the Mario Bros. use their statue.

Characters[edit]

Cast[edit]

Animation and continuity errors[edit]

  • In some shots, the Hammer Bros. have yellow spots on their arms.
  • The awning changes color throughout shots of the episode.
  • In the scene with the Trojan Koopa, its eyes change throughout shots.
  • At the very start of the episode, the waves are repeating.
  • When Mario, Luigi, and Toad were riding up the wave, Luigi's sideburns were flashing.
  • When the Hammer Bros. were waving their hammers at Princess Toadstool, they are repeating.
  • It is odd how Mario, Luigi, and Toad can communicate with the Hammer Bros. when the latter group are on top of the tower.
  • When the Hammer Bros. were banging the brick that Mario was on, it came out the wall, but in the next shot, it was back in the wall.
  • It is strange how the Hammer Bros. throw their hammers of the tower, but then get them back, when banging Mario of the tower.
  • When Mario got knocked of the tower, he flew far, but in the next shot, he was just falling down the tower.
  • It is also strange how Mario uses Luigi's overalls as a slingshot, but Luigi was still dressed in a green outfit.
  • After Toad says that he is a bad Mushroom Retainer, he just freezes.
  • When Princess Toadstool looks through the telescope, the boat is moving, but when King Koopa looks through, the boat is staying in place.
  • When the Hammer Bros. are tied up in the boat, the one wearing Mario's clothes has Luigi's mustache, and the one wearing Luigi's clothes has Mario's mustache. However, in one shot, the Luigi Hammer Bro. is wearing Luigi's mustache.
  • When King Koopa is looking at the Trojan version of himself, he has more spikes on his shell than usual.
  • When it showed the Hammer Bros. floating away for the second time, the background is repeating.
  • When Mario was telling Luigi and Toad that they can't wake anyone up, he has two eyebrows.
  • When the Hammer Bros were banging at the door, Princess Toadstool's dress flashed.
  • When Princess Toadstool was watching the big chase, her dress was all pink.
  • When Princess Toadstool was jumping on the Shy Guy, one just appears.
  • When Princess Toadstool jumps for catch Super Star, her chain disappears.
  • When Mario is saying the Plumbers Log, he says Kooper instead of Koopa.
    • Also, when Mario is saying the Plumbers Log, he is shown speaking it.

Trivia[edit]

Toad wearing his helmet when he was the Toad Warrior.
  • This episode makes a few obscure references to the rest of the Mario franchise, including Toad chastising himself for being a bad Mushroom Retainer and later complimenting the Mario brothers on their carpentry of the Trojan Koopa (Mario's experience as a carpenter in his earlier life may have contributed to the construction of the statue).
  • When Toad is about to go into the fortress by being launched into it, he's wearing Toad Warrior's helmet.
  • When Princess Toadstool used the powers of the Starman, her dress turned from white and pink to red, white and blue, which are the three colors that symbolize France and the United States of America. It is the only time she uses a power-up in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, and also the second time she undergoes a magical transformation in an episode of the three DIC Mario cartoons. In "Two Plumbers and a Baby", she transforms into an infant.
  • The fact that Mario used a statue of Bowser to get inside his fortress is a reference to the Trojan War.
  • The Shy Guys in this episode are voiced by Harvey Atkin as opposed to their usual voice actor, Jeannie Elias.