The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is a 1989 American television series, conceived by Andy Heyward, produced by DIC Enterprises and Saban Entertainment, and distributed by Viacom Enterprises in the United States, airing from September 4 to December 1, 1989. The series was based upon Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2, and was the first of three television series to be based upon the Mario video game series. Each episode consisted of live-action segments starring Lou Albano as Mario and Danny Wells as Luigi alongside a special guest, either as themselves or a character for the segments. The remainder of the programme was dedicated to animated stories of Super Mario Bros., starring the voices of Albano and Wells in their respective roles alongside Jeannie Elias, John Stocker, and Harvey Atkin. For every Friday and the remaining episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, it was accompanied by animated serials of The Legend of Zelda, based on the video game of the same name, and starring the voices of Jonathan Potts, Cynthia Preston and Len Carlson, until the conclusion of the television series.