Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Season 1 Episode 1

Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas / Reptiles In the Rose Garden

Aired Unknown Sep 08, 1990 on NBC
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Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas / Reptiles In the Rose Garden
Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas:Prince Hugo takes over ruling Giantland and already proves immensely popular with everyone – except for King Koopa. With his magic wand, he can overthrow Hugo and leave him a mere poodle. To do his dirty work, though, he needs the Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas – aka Big Mouth, Bully, Kooky and Cheatsy. Knowing what is coming, Hugo sends for help. Unfortunately, Mario and Luigi are way out of their league. Pretty soon, Luigi, Toad, Princess Toadstool and Hugo are at King Koopa's mercy. To save the day, Mario must team-up with Hugo's giant, obnoxious pet parrot.

Reptiles In The Rose Garden:
It's Kootie Pie's birthday, and King Koopa always bends over backwards to make her happy. This time, however, none of the gifts do that. Only ruling America will – meaning a trip to the real world via the Doomship. Before the departure, though, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool are captured to prevent their interference. They must escape, especially with the White House relocated to the Mushroom Sea and Washington, D.C. infested with the Koopa army.moreless

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  • Both cartoons have their own ending music.

    Both are written by Bruce Sheely.

    I got both of my cartoons in my computer and Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas is the BEST quality, Reptiles of Rose Garden is FAIR quality.

    Too Bad The Show was cancelled, so I record all of SUPER MARIO BROS. 3 Episodes (except Kootie Pie Rocks)

    Apart, I'll give them both 8 out of 10.

    Would've been better if both of them doesn't have different ending music.

    I download them on Yoshi Lore.

    Between You and I, Yoshilore STINKS!!!

    But Both cartoons are still cool.

    I wish it was aired again so I could record all of them.

Tony Rosato

Tony Rosato

voice of Luigi

Harvey Atkin

Harvey Atkin

voice of King Koopa

Walker Boone

Walker Boone

voice of Mario

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

voice of Hip Koopa / Hop Koopa

Greg Morton

Greg Morton

Additional Voices

Stuart Stone

Stuart Stone

Additional Voices

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (25)

    • In Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas when Princess Toadstool tricks King Koopa into turning Mario into a Ninja Luigi is wearing Mario's clothes.

    • When Raccoon Luigi gets caught by one of the Koopalings, his outfit turns blue.

    • "Reptiles in the Rose Garden": First appearance of the Doomship.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": The Doomship doesn't appear at all in this episode.

    • When Kooky and Cheatsy say what land they want to take over first, Kooky sounds like Bully

    • Goof: When the Angry Sun goes to go behind the cloud where the Mario Bros. told them to look for the plumbers, the sun disappears before reaching the cloud.

    • While Toad is in "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" he never speaks in that episode.

    • As Big Mouth asks what kingdom they should conquer, one of his fingernails are the same color as him!

    • Somehow, Mario escapes from the bird cage right after he mentions that he can't get them out.

    • When Koopa turns Prince Hugo into a "miniature poodle", he is still giant in comparison to everyone else.

    • When Mario and Luigi hit the block, it disappears. This wasn't something that was right in the "Super Mario Bros." games until "Super Mario 64", and that was made a long time after this show. However, if you look at the footage on the end credits, you can see the same scene with the block NOT disappearing.

    • In almost every scene Prince Hugo's parrot looks different in one way or another.

    • When Kooky and Cheatsy say what land they want to take over first, their nostrils are missing whenever they move closer.

    • The Koopalings say individual things when they're being beaten by Good Truthful Honest Giant Ninja Mario, and they all move their same mouths.

    • The "life-size portrait" of Prince Hugo the Huge is about as tall as 5 Bowser Koopas stacked up together, when he is usually much, much taller than that.

    • Mario calls himself good, honest and truthful after he plays a trick on Koopa.

    • Prince Hugo's parrot mentions that he has all of his belongings inside of his cage, and yet there is nothing in it.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": In the beginning of the episode, Koopa changes the Koopalings into ninjas by using the green wand. When he tells them to bring him Prince Hugo, the wand changes to purple. Even worse, Mario switches the red and green wands powers, but the green one is working fine. Koopa wasn't tricked, he was right.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": When Raccoon Mario is knocked down by the tornado in Hugo's castle, he hits a pipe, but while he's against the pipe his raccoon tail is red and light tan instead of black and brown.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": Near the end of the episode Hugo's parrot is incorrectly colored.

    • "Reptiles in the Rose Garden": The red fish isn't Boss Bass, it's an incorrectly designed Cheep-Cheep. While there are both red AND green Cheep-Cheeps in Super Mario Bros 3 (and in the original Super Mario Bros.), neither one of them are spiny. The Spiny Cheep-Cheep, seen only on World 7-4 in Super Mario Bros 3, is colored black.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": When Mario loses his Raccoon Power, he acts as though he's shrunk down to "Small Mario". While this is the case in the first game and Super Mario World, in Super Mario Bros 3 (Except in the original Japanese version), if a powered-up Mario gets hurt, he turns into "Big Mario" (the form taken after eating a Super Mushroom), not "Small Mario".

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": When Princess Toadstool uses reverse psychology to trick Koopa into turning Mario into a giant ninja, Luigi's clothes are once again colored red.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas": Koopa's crown mysteriously vanishes when he tells Kooky, Cheatsy, Bully, and Big Mouth to "Come here!".

    • When Bully, Big Mouth, Cheatsy, and Kooky break the door to Prince Hugo's castle and enter, Bully shoves Prince Hugo and picks up Princess Toadstool and Toad. But when Raccoon Mario and Luigi fly in to the rescue, we see that Big Mouth has the Princess and Toad in his hand and Bully's hands are completely empty when Bully is trying to swat Raccoon Mario and Luigi.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Mario and Luigi are disguised as Sledge Brothers)
      Luigi: Mario, are you sure these disguises will let us sneak aboard Koopa's Doom Ship?
      Mario: Trust me. You're my own brother, and even I don't recognize ya!

    • Mario (to Luigi): Couldn't see you. The sun was in my eyes.
      Angry Sun: I was not! (attacks Mario and Luigi)

    • Mario: Come on Prince. Let's kick some Koopa.
      Cheatsy: Save us!
      Kooky: No fair!
      Koopa: I'd like to save you, Koopalings, but I, uh just remembered something. I have an important tail styling appointment in another warp zone. Bye!
      (Koopa then jups high, hits a note box, which opens a warp pipe, and warps away)
      Cheatsy: Wait for us!
      Kooky: We're Koopin' out too!
      (Cheatsy, Kooky, Bully, and Big Mouth jump in the same warp pipe.)

    • Giant Ninja Parrot: You'd better fix that cage, Mario, or you'll be one sorry plumber.
      (he squawks as he chases Mario around the castle)
      Mario: Just what we need: a miserable, squawking, angry, Giant Ninja Parrot!

    • (Koopa unintentionally burns Ninja Big-Mouth's hand and accidentally transforms Mario into a giant ninja with his wand)
      Koopa: Hey! Who's been fooling with my wands?
      Mario: Good, Truthful, Honest, Giant, Ninja Mario. That's who!

    • Sledge Brother: Puttin on a little weight aren't you, Mario?

    • Mario: Your not taking over any land you Bowser Koopa!

  • NOTES (16)

    • All 7 Koopalings appear in both episodes but Kooky, Cheatsy, Big Mouth, and Bully are the only ones to have an important role in "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas". Kootie Pie is the only koopaling to have an important role in "Reptiles in the Rose Garden".

    • "Sneaky, Lying, Cheating, Giant Ninja Koopas" is obviously a spoof of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Quick references:
      1.) When Koopa was turning his kids into ninjas, you can see Bully (Roy) holding the bo staff (Donatello's weapon).
      2.) When the Koopa Kids are breaking the door to Prince Hugo's castle, you can briefly see that Kooky (Ludwig Von) is holding the katana blades (Leonardo's weapon).
      3.) When Koopa prepares to change his kids back to normal, Bully (Roy) is holding the nunchucks (Michelangelo's weapon), and Big Mouth (Morton) is holding the bo staff.

    • Both episodes are included on Super Mario Bros: King Koopa Katastrophe DVD.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" is the only episode that features Giant Land.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Frog Mario and Raccoon Mario.

    • Koopa is Bowser's name in Japan.

    • All of the Koopa Kids' names are changed in this show as well as the Super Mario World show.

      Originally, they are Larry, Morton Jr., Wendy O., Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig Von. All named after famous musicians and television personalities.

      Now they are, Cheatsy, Big Mouth, Kootie Pie, Hop, Bully, Hip, and Kooky Von.

      They were changed for licensing reasons.

    • After Bowser tells a few of his Koopalings to step forward and turns the other ones into Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas, they disappear. Why did Bowser have them step forward anyway?

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" marks the first appearance of Angry Sun.

    • "Reptiles In The Rose Garden" marks the first appearances of the Sledge Bros., Boomerang Bros., Fire Bros., Blooper, Chain Chomps, Para-Goombas, and Jelectro.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" is the only episode to take place in Giant Land.

    • Featured songs: Ninja Man ("Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas") and Do the Frog ("Reptiles In The Rose Garden").

    • The episode "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" was released, along with two Heathcliff episodes, on a promotional DVD, which you could obtain free with purchase of specially marked General Mills cereals in Spring 2004.

    • "In Reptiles in the Rose Garden", we learn that Kootie Pie is turning 16 years old.

    • "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" is the first of four episodes in which King Koopa is referred to as Bowser.

    • Bruce Shelly and Reed Shelly wrote both "Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas" and "Reptiles In The Rose Garden".


    • Big Mouth (Morton): I love being a Koopa!
      Not only is the title a spoof of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, but Big Mouth (Morton) is also quoting it. Michaelangelo said a line similar to this in the first Ninja Turtles movie, which was fairly recent by the time this show premiered.

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