|Stupid Mario Brothers|
|Season 1, Episode 8|
|Air date||February 07, 2008|
|Written by||Rich Alvarez and Chris Muller|
|Directed by||Rich Alvarez|
"A Band that is better than the Jonas Brothers!"
"Real Jobs Suck"
- Ash: "I'm gonna need a plumber stat! ...you guys "plumb", right?"
- Luigi: "I don't know about that, we haven't plumbed anything since 1983."
- — Ash remembers Mario and Luigi are plumbers.
This episode was removed from YouTube due to copyright claims by Sony Entertainment Music for a time. It was later reposted in its original format.
Ash gets a letter from Pikachu telling him Wobuffet got stuck in the toilet. He asks Mario and Luigi to plunge it. They dance through a grocery store and arrive at Ash's house. Mario and Luigi plunge Wobuffet, and it gets stuck to Mario's face. Luigi eventually gets it off, and they decide to no longer be plumbers and get real jobs.
Mario and Luigi are hanging out by the mailbox when Ash walks by and takes a letter sent for him out of the mailbox. Ash reads the letter, which is from his Pokemon, Pikachu. Pikachu asks Ash to come back quickly, as an emergency has happened. Charmander has set fire to the couch, Jigglypuff has blown up in the microwave, Snorlax has killed Brock by using a Body Slam on him and, most notably, Wobbuffet has gotten stuck in the toilet. Ash realizes he's going to need to find a plumber quickly to deal with this problem. He turns around and looks at the Mario Brothers, then asks if they are still plumbers. Luigi isn't sure if they are right for the job, but after Ash bribes them with food, Mario quickly agrees to help and makes Luigi come along.Then for a odd reason Mario, Luigi and Ash start to dance to Let's Groove. Ash then states that he has no idea why they are dancing and then they all go to Ash's house.At Ash's house,
Ash brings Mario and Luigi inside his house, leads them to the Bathroom, and hopes that Mario and Luigi can get the toilet unclogged. Mario and Luigi ponder for a moment on how to unclog the toilet, as it seems they have forgotten how. They then began trying to remember what to use. Luigi thought that you use a hammer, Mario thought you use a wrench, and then Luigi thought you use a Gamecube controller. After obtaining a plunger from Ash, they attempt to unclog the toilet.
Mario eventually unclogs the toilet, causing Wobbuffet to fly out onto Mario's face. Mario screams into his gloves as he tries to get the Wobbuffet off of him, while Luigi puts the plunger on Mario's face and starts to plunge it. Eventually, Luigi plunges Wobbuffet off of Mario's face, and it lands in the bathtub. Mario is furious and says that he's had enough. He says to Luigi that they are no longer plumbers, and that they are going out to get real jobs. The Mario Brothers walk out of the bathroom and ask Ash where the pizza he promised them is. Ash admits that he lied to them about the pizza, and Mario is furious. The Mario Brothers return home and prepare for their quest to find new jobs.
- Ash appears to be cheap skate, a characteristic which is reinforced in the episode, "Blood Money", as well as in the You're a Plumber parody music video.
- Brock is mentioned for the first time.
- This is the first episode to be filmed in a secondary location.
- Ash offers to buy the brothers Wild Cherry Pepsi. References to Wild Cherry Pepsi is an ongoing joke in the cast's filming history. Movies on the Richalvarez which mention Wild Cherry Pepsi include The Return to Mount Dune Tah Too Tae, Lost in Puerto Rico (part 2), and My Lawn Mower Wants to Kill Me.
- Although Brock is said to be killed by Snorlax, he appears in the series many more times as a regular character. Pikachu is said to have lied about his death and he was in fact hospitalized for weeks.
- The song played during the dance sequence is "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind, and Fire.
- Mario repeats this dance style in the season three episode, "Like Hyrule, but not".
- In the grocery store, Mario and Luigi perform a short excerpt of fight choreography from the RMA film Awesome Fight Scene (Ft. Superbeast - Rob Zombie), which would later serve as the basis for Two Tall Thin Men have a Fight!.
- Luigi offers Mario a hammer to unplug the toilet, Mario says he remembers using a hammer before but not for plunging. This is a reference to the 1981 video game, Donkey Kong.
- This episode's dancing, plunging, and iconic ending are included in the Season Three opening credits.
- Though Mario and Luigi quit being plumbers in this episode, they are still referred to as such in subsequent episodes. Mario also goes plumbing in The Interactive Adventure.
- At the end of the bloopers, Richard asks Dane if he has a mango in his kitchen, a direct reference to RMA's series of short movies called Bored.
- This is the first episode to not feature both Wario and Waluigi at the same time; later episodes sometimes showed Wario but not Waluigi.