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    Toad (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)

    Toad (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
    "Yuck! Mushy stuff!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: The Annoying Side of Toad
    Age: Unknown (hinted to be a child)
    Species: Toad (species)
    Portrayed by: John Stocker
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
    First appearance: Super Mario Bros. 2

    Toad is a major character from the Mario games and its three animated adaptions by DiC. He is the friend of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool (aka Princess Peach). Although he retained his look and personality from the games. Toad is seen as somewhat of a sidekick to Mario throughout the show, while Luigi was upgraded to a partner. He was voiced by John Stocker, who also voiced Mouser, Koopa Troopas, Beezos, the Gondolier, Oogtar, mh:greatcharacters:Wizenhemier, the Koopa Wizards (aka Magikoopas), Koopa Football Players (aka Chargin Chucks), King Koopa (aka Bowser) in Super Mario Bros.: Trapped in the Perilous Pit. Kutlass in the Donkey Kong Country TV series, and Beastly in the 1986 Care Bears TV series.

    "Yuck!" Qualities

    NOTE: This is only focusing on the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! TV version of him since the video game version of him is more likable, and also because he redeems himself in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 TV show.

    1. His character in this show generally feels out of place in the cast. While Mario and his friends are either light-hearted or genuinely heroic, Toad is mostly noisy and obnoxious, and sometimes interferes with the plot of the episode.
    2. His distinctively raspy voice performance by John Stocker is below average and pretty annoying with very little emotion and effort put into it. He also speaks in an unnecessarily nasally Brooklyn accent, similar to Scrappy-Doo from the Scooby-Doo franchise, Mario, and Luigi (except that in the latter two's case, their voices are memorable and passable).
      • He often makes squeaky sounds, which is noticeable whenever he gets grabbed or touches the ground.
    3. He is nothing more than the true embodiment of a Scrappy, where he acts way too loud to the point that it will most likely get on your very last nerves.
    4. He often does nothing to help Mario and his friends. This is better shown where he can be bratty and whiny sometimes, in episodes like "Koopa Klaus". When King Koopa attacked Mario and Co., Toad cared more about his snowboard than helping them, earning him a well-deserved scolding from the Princess.
    5. Much like Scrappy-Doo, the way he tries to challenge monsters that are stronger than him to a fight, such as King Koopa, is overwhelmingly annoying and predictable.
    6. Going back to #2, John Stocker did a mediocre job voicing Toad here.

    Good Qualities

    1. Like his game counterpart and 2023 movie counterpart, Toad is one of Toadstool's most loyal servants and has constantly tried his best to protect Princess Toadstool from Bowser and his Koopa Troop forces until the Mario Bros. arrived to protect her as well. He also shows that while he is annoying, he is overall a good person who cares about Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool, wants to be a big hero like them, and overall has good intentions.
    2. He can learn from his mistakes, where he shows regret whenever he messes something up, and tries to make it up to his friends. In the aforementioned "Koopa Klaus", after the heroes defeated King Koopa again, the ice Koopa left behind still left Santa's Workshop frozen. Toad then started to feel guilty about his bratty behavior and gave his gift to Santa for someone who really needed it, which was very sweet of him, and as Santa says, he learned about the true spirit of Christmas, and Toad's selfless act melted Koopa's ice and saved Christmas.
    3. He was a much better character in the game series and as the series progressed, Toad started to become more tolerable and less annoying. In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, he redeems himself, despite complaining about always being left behind in the adventures. He becomes a whole lot better portrayed and much more tolerable and he even allows his friends to live in his house.
      • He still has his fans, as he isn’t too badly flanderized, and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! wouldn't be the same without him.
    4. His character design is admittedly cute and passable, and is overall very faithful to how he appears in the games.
    5. His voice acting, while below average and pretty annoying, is passable to hear at times so at least John Stocker didn't waste his talent.
      • John Stocker's voice acting for Toad would later improve in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, as his voice is great, passable, and he no longer has a Brooklyn accent.
    6. He's not as bad as his Mario Fables counterpart.


    • According to the episode "Escape from Koopatraz", Toad's father is named Moldy. Additionally, he calls his paternal grandfather Gramps.
    • He acts as the tag-along kid in the gang, yet he is also old enough to be an official Mushroom Retainer (a title he himself uses in a few episodes), is legally able to drive, and is close friends with Hercufleas, a middle-aged man.
    • Toad's "froggy" voice would be a character trait and direction that would make its way into future game portrayals.
    • His quotes in the Brazilian version became memes.


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