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Season 1 Episode 6

The Great Gladiator Gig / Bonkers From Yonkers

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Sep 12, 1989 on NBC
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The Great Gladiator Gig
Mario and Co head to the Linguini Empire to attend a benefit spaghetti dinner. When they arrive, Princess and Toad are separated from the Marios and meet Koopa, who's taken over. The Mario eventually get caught and are forced to fight Triclyde in the colosseum.

Bonkers From Yonkers
A pipe falls on Mario's head, causing him to think he's a bird, and Luigi ends up hiring a nutty doctor who tries to cure Mario.


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    Danny Wells

    Danny Wells

    Luigi (L/V)

    Maurice LaMarche

    Maurice LaMarche

    Edison (L) (uncredited)

    Rob Cowan

    Rob Cowan

    Misc (V)

    Harvey Atkin

    Harvey Atkin

    King Koopa, Triclyde, Snifit, Mushroom Mayor (V)

    Joyce Gordon

    Joyce Gordon

    Misc (V)

    Greg Morton

    Greg Morton

    Misc (V)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • When Koopa remarks that "three heads are better than two," his shell briefly vanishes.

      • After one of the lions says "You got it, you chubby little chunk of lunch meat!", the two lions have switched positions. In the next shot, they're back in their original positions.

      • When Luigi says "That was some trick, Mario!", the chariot they're riding has turned from brown to white.

      • When Koopa captures Princess and Toad, there are some people in the audience of the colossium. But they're not supposed to be there until Mario and Luigi come in.

    • QUOTES (21)

      • Dr. Fruitcake: Don't worry my dear boy. Everything will be okay. (He then sees Mario on the couch clucking like a chicken.) Oh, I see. He really has a problem.
        Luigi: But you said everything was gonna be okay!

      • Dr. Fruitcake: You silly chimp-chicken, you! Stop with the monkey business! Oh, that was just some psychiatric Looney Tunes banter! I find that it relaxes the patients! Personally, I like that joke very much!

      • Mario: OK, you guys are supposed to be king of the beasts, right?
        Lion 1: You got it, you chubby little chunk of lunch meat!
        Mario: If you're really kings, you'd be having an emperor for dinner, instead of two measly plumbers.
        Lion 1: He's got a point, Harry.

      • Koopa: It can't be! They defeated my champion!
        Princess: And now you gotta let them go.
        Koopa: That's what you think! Brutius, release the lions!
        Princess: But you promised!
        Koopa: One of the nice things about being evil is, you get to lie a lot!

      • Brutius: You aren't goin' nowhere, fungus!
        Toad: Dat's what I said, I aren't goin' nowhere.
        Brutius: FUNGUS!
        Toad: Right. Fungus. Heh heh. Sorry, I forgot that part.

      • Mario: This is some place, hey Luigi?
        Luigi: It's some place, but I don't know what place.
        Brutius: This is the place where we capture you!
        Mario: Oh. See, Luigi? This is the place where they—
        Mario/Luigi: CAPTURE US?!

      • Koopa: Guess who's coming to dinner, Triclydius - the Marios!
        Right Head: Mash 'em! Stump 'em! Crush 'em!
        Koopa: Don't let 'em see you, snake-breath. I want 'em to walk into my trap.
        Left Head: Mash 'em! Stump 'em! Crush 'em!
        Koopa: Why do I have to give you an order three times before it sinks in!
        Right Head: I don't know, ask him.
        Left Head: I don't know, ask him.
        Koopa: I can't let you ninnies ruin my plan to get the Marios out of the way.
        Middle Head: Mash 'em! Stump 'em! Crush 'em!
        Koopa: Get back here, you stupid serpent!

      • Koopa: Three heads are better than two!

      • Lion 1: Hey, Luigi! Y'wanna get to work? Break time's over! I'm so starved I could eat a horse... or a plumber.
        Luigi: One extra-big plate of spaghetti, coming right up!

      • Lion 1: Hey Koopa, slow down! We're hungry!

      • Mario: Wait a macaroni minute! I got an idea! Dance, Luigi!
        Luigi: You lost your noodle?!
        Mario: DANCE! DANCE!

      • Mario: I gotta tell you, Luigi - I'm workin' up one BIG appetite!
        Luigi: Doh, so is he!

      • Luigi: What's he gonna do with that net, Mario?
        Mario: He's not going fishin', that's for sure Luigi!

      • Horse: How about doing another trick and getting me some more oats?
        Mario: Sorry, but I'm out of oats!
        (The horse skids to a halt and throws the Mario Bros. out.)
        Horse: No oats, no work! Sorry, fat boy!

      • Mario: Giddyup, chowhound!

      • Luigi: He's too busy eatin', Mario. He's your kind of horse.

      • Brutius: Guard, take Princess Toadstool and this creature...
        Toad: Hey! Watch dat "creature" stuff!
        (Brutius growls at Toad and stomps the ground, causing Toad to flip.)
        Toad: Wo! On second thought, 'creature' does have a nice ring to it.

      • Mario: We can fix anything if there's spaghetti involved!

      • Mario: Excuse my brother, he gets nervous around guys six times bigger than him!

      • Luigi: See? We're here ahead of time. We got-a-half an hour till chow.
        Mario: Half an hour?! I could starve by then!

      • Mario: Hey Luigi, can't you get any more speed out of this old tub?
        Luigi: Keep your moustache on, Mario. We'll be on time for the dinner!

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