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The super mario brothers super show:a great 80's show
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super mario brothers super show is awsome because it's a classic from the 90's late 1980's.
This show is so stupid it's okay. (Good for YT poops, but I don't like YT poops)
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I think that in discussing the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, it's really important to keep in mind that it established a lot of the mythology of the Marioverse for American audiences. When this show came out, most video game players only had the instruction booklets as a source for any background information on the games Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2 -- almost no other information existed prior to this.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show was the first step toward expanding the rich worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom, Subcon, and other locales within the "Mushroom World" (as it has come to be known in some circles, such as MarioWiki) of the Mario games.

What the Super Mario Bros. Super Show gave audiences of the time was a uniquely American view of the Mario Bros. -- Mario and Luigi were a pair of plumbers from Brooklyn who got zapped to the Mushroom Kingdom via a warp pipe they discovered in their line of work. This apocryphal origin story was continued into the widely (and justly) maligned Super Mario Bros. Movie. However, this WAS the Mario origin story for most Americans until Yoshi's Island rolled along in the mid-1990s. Until this point, Mario and Luigi were foreigners to the Mushroom Kingdom.

It's interesting to note, too, how this in many ways parallels the same localization given to another video game mascot, namely Sonic the Hedgehog. As many know, the original American version of Sonic ended up being fairly different from his original Japanese incarnation.

Now, localization is a slippery slope -- you can lose things in translation, but you can also gain things in localization. I would argue that the Super Mario Bros. Super Show is one area where Mario gained something in localization. Even though the Brooklyn origin story is now non-canonical, it is the one that has stuck with many American video game players. And really, who is to say in a video game industry increasingly concerned with remakes, reimaginings, and alternate timelines that the Brooklyn Mario Bros. don't have their own place somewhere in all of it? It's a lot more interesting and exciting of an idea than some stork thing. Plus, Lou Albano.

In any event, I know that the Brooklyn Mario Bros. will always have their own place, both in my DVD player and in my heart.


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I always saw it as one of those cheesy 80s shows, and I don't think I'm too far off with that description (especially the live-action bits). Still, it was okay as far as animated shows are concerned.
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then why the flying fuck did you even open this thread if you don't care about anything people say?

oh wait you're banned that explains it.
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I would actually like to see a reimaging of the Super Mario Super Show now that the games has really matured. When the original was released, everything didn't have a defined look or back story and many of the elements of the show was borrowed from SMB2 and famous pop culture movies at it's time.

I'd think given an opportunity, the Super Mario series can transcend into a great adventure series given the vast and unique worlds that can be explored and the characters and enemies that can be encountered.

Well, this series and many other ones from the 80s-90s were much better than the junk of today. Dora? Spongebob? WTF it is? Just the same lady changes her mantle - or in other words, they recycling what they wanna say in other forms (Dora - speak Espanol/English in USA/Israel or Spongebob - Urban life underwater) and they are also less thrilling.


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I don't know about dora since I've never really watched it, but spongebob was excellent in its first three seasons and movies, so I don't know what you're talking about there.

Also insert "these decades are better than later decades because nostalgia" commentary here.
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