Parents' Guide to

Super Mario Bros. Super Show

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Frenetic '80s cult fave with stereotypes hasn't aged well.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 4+

Jaw droppingly phenomenal in every single way

The super Mario brothers super show is a masterpiece. The cinematography is truly breathtaking, as well as the episodes being truly heartfelt and epic. Also the character development is by far the greatest character development in anime history. Please go watch it.
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age 2+

The birth of YTP

This show was the birth of youtube poop so cool i guess
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (37):

Current thirtysomethings weaned on a Saturday-morning diet of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show seem to have an inordinate fondness for it, but it's hard to see the appeal these days. Parents in particular will be turned off by the rampant Italian stereotypes, frantic pace of the show, the maddening and ever-present videogame music, and, worst of all, the passivity of Princess Toadstool, who calls helplessly for rescue in almost every show.

All that being said, the guest stars are often interesting, if not celebrities that modern kids will recognize. Norman Fell (Three's Company) and Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch)? What seven-year-old would know these hoary stars? Nonetheless, young gamers obsessed with Mario (and they are legion) will appreciate the show, and parents may get a giggle out of the '80s fashions on display: big puffy white sneakers and giant hoop earrings abound.

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