Super Mario World Episode 10: Rock Tv Overview
The tenth episode of Super Mario World aired on November 16th, 1991. In the beginning of this episode, King Koopa is trying to come up with another evil way to take advantage of the cave people. He thinks back to the time when he was in the real world and thinks about the state that watching TV left people in and decides to use TV as a part of his plan. Soon, Yoshi and the cave people, see a big TV in Dome City. King Koopa in a disguise calls himself "Robby Rockwell" and appears before everyone. He then talks about what he calls "Rock TV" and lets everyone know that they can have one in their own home. Everyone pretty much liked the idea.
They take the TV's home and insert a coin which gives the awaiting Koopa Wizard the signal to cast a spell on the viewers. Everyone gets drawn into a trance. The TV that Mario and Luigi was watching broke and they were free from the trance. However, the cave people are still under the trance. King Koopa then instructs everyone that is watching the TV to get the Mario brothers.
The cave people take Mario and Luigi to King Koopa who is waiting. He has set up a tag team wrestling match for Mario and Luigi against the Tyrannosaurus Twins.This makes a great show but for Mario and Luigi, this is a big problem. As opposed to TV, they are actually in a real match which means harm. Yoshi and the Princess arrives and see them in trouble and begins to try to save them.
The story was written George Shea. There are quite a few parodies and references in this episode such as King Koopa being Vanilla Ice Age which is a parody of the rapper Vanilla Ice.