Super Mario World Episode 1: Fire Sale Overview
The first episode of Super Mario World, known as "Fire Sale" first aired on Saturday, Semptember 14th in 1991. It started off with Wendy "Kootie Pie" Koopa, voiced as Paulina Gillis, complaining to her follower, Koopa Troopa, that she was too cold in her ice palace. After a while, she comes up with an idea to kidnap Mama Fireplant, voiced by Catherine Gallant, and use her to heat up her ice palace.
While this is taking place, Mario, voiced by Walker Boone, Luigi, voiced by Tony Rosato, and Princess Toadstool or Peach, voiced by Tracey Moore, are having a barbecue. To keep Yoshi from eating all the food, they send him to get some fireballs from Mama Fireplant so that they can barbecue more food. On his way to Dome city where Mama Fireplant is, Yoshi hears a scream for help coming from Mama Fireplant.
Although he is afraid of water, Yoshi decides to cross the bridge to get to where Mama Fireplant is but falls into the water. He manages to make it to where she lives and discovers that she is not there. He calls for assistance of his friends, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Toadstool. This is what starts their adventure of rescuing Mama Fireplant and stopping Kootie Pie's other plan which explains the reason behind this episodes title, Fire Sale.
The story is written by Brooks Wachtel and animation done by Pacific Rim Productions, Inc. This episode aired on NBC before Captain N which was in the same thirty minute time block as Super Mario World.