Based on Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game, The Super Show aired on Fox back in 1989. A total of 52 episodes were produced and aired alongside The Legend of Zelda animated series. 13 episodes of Zelda were produced to make a total of 65 episodes of the Super Show. The Mario episodes opened and closed with live-action sitcom segments starring Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi. What I love so much about this cartoon is that it captures all of the elements of the Super Mario Bros. video games right down to the sound effects. Just watch the intro and you will hear some familiar sounds. Currently you can find this series and the following Super Mario Bros. 3 series on DVD.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Intro