Super Mario Brothers Super Show – Nostalgia Critic

The Nostalgia Critic takes a look back at a show that was part live action, part animation, and well mostly full of 90s garbage.

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  1. I had never heard of either show before seeing this video. I’ve owned some of the Mario Game Boy Color/Advance games since I was a kid and one time at a store played a few minutes of a Legend of Zelda SNES. I’ve always hated that little dude in Mario that says “our princess is in another castle” but I’ll take him over the TV show version of him any day. I love that guy in the Zelda show that teleported every few seconds for no reason.

    Top 3 funniest Critic comments are:

    …telling lame jokes, hoping the kids don’t know how to comprehend humor yet.

    You can’t just add the word “land” to something and expect it to be a full-developed 3-dimentional world.

    …always sits and plots like Skeletor’s drunken mother-in-law.

  2. Not that horrible but this Mario cartoon was stupid
    Zelda cartoon is wrong
    Zelda is in love with Link and she doesn’t want to admit it
    Mario movie was very great

  3. The bit where they mismatch the countdown (the character says “16 minutes” when the timer says 4 minutes and 25 seconds) might be a subtle dig at Star Wars. During the scene where the Death Star is approaching the Rebel base, the computer voice doing the countdown doesn’t match the numbers that are on the screen. But, as you say, these writers probably weren’t clever enough to pick that up, so it’s probably just a screw up on their part.

    • I didn’t see that, but yeah, me and my friends watched Star Koopa in 5th grade and were laughing our asses off. Lately, one of my friends put the episode on during lunch (I’m in 9th grade now) and I still thought it was hilarious.

  4. Why is it, I only remember the intro song, and nothing about the Super Mario show…?

  5. Theo Germander

    There is only two triforces because there were only two triforces in the two frist Zelda games.

    • Actually, it was only the first Zelda game (which the cartoon was based on) that had two Triforces (Power and Wisdom). The second game introduced the third Triforce (Courage).

  6. What happened to the video? The combing is terrible. Did you forget to deinterlace it or something?

  7. Gotta say this for the Zelda show though, it made a kicka** drinking game. Every time he said “Excuse me, princess”. Closest my brother and I’ve come to liver failure.

  8. Jesus Christ, I remember the second LoZ episode you were talking about. It freaked me out! I was wondering “why is his soul separated from his body and what does he want to see?” Also my friend used to have a crush on him…. I’m done………

  9. Whenever I see this episode, I always think he is about to play a clip from Doug when he says, “Show me anything, anything but this!”

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