Moonshine is Bowser's adopted alchoholic son. After being abandoned by his father for heavy drinking and frequent panic attacks, Moonshine started a new life as a traveling peanut salesman, embarking upon many expiditions. One such expedition had Moonshine return home to sell Bowser a very fine peanut. This high quality peanut was purchased, but not by Bowser. Moonshine was kicked out of his home again, and went to sell more peanuts.