|When Mario and Luigi find Bowser breaking into the castle, he explains that he is not there to steal Peach, but instead came to ask them to find his pet Spiny, Spikey.|
|Kind of Episode||Pilot|
|Episode Song(s)||What a Great New Day|
|Paired With||Finding Luigi|
|Following Episode||Finding Luigi|
"Bean Beginings" is the first episode in the first season of the Super Mario Show. As such, it was also the pilot. As such, it was also the pilot.
Mario and Luigi are heading to the Mushroom Castle when they see Bowser breaking into it. They grab a nearby Fire Flower and jump in to pelt Bowser with fireballs. When they enter, however, they see that Bowser is crying and Peach is sad too. He explains that his pet Spiny, Spikey, has been kidnapped. The bros. decide to help. Blue Toad heads out to the porch and uses the telescope to see Spikey calling from a distance. Everyone grabs a Super Leaf and jump off the window, flying toward where they think Spikey is. When they arrive, however, they find that he was not there and that it was just a hologram.
Everyone looks around and try to spot the guy who did it, but to no avail. They head out to the desert, hoping to find someone, and they indeed do: they spot Fawful floating above with a special machine. They take out their Fire Flowers and shoot at him. Fawful avoids all the attacks, but decides to tell why he stole Spikey; he was going to inject the spirit of the frozen Midbus into him, and then morph him back to regular form. Instead, he uses Spikey as a projectile towards them, but Bowser catches his pal.
Fawful then says that he will take Luigi and force him to revive Midbus. Suddenly, a Fawful Guy appears behind the green-clad plumber and captures him. He then activates his jet pack and flies toward Falful, who hypnotizes him with his glasses. Afterwards, he flies away with Luigi as the heroes chase after the bad guys. It then cuts to a card saying "To be continued...", although it was not part of a two-parter episode.
After the song
- Mario: Yo, Luigi! There's Bowser, breaking into the castle!
- Luigi: Yeah, that's cool. We going to fight him?
- Mario: Duh. We've done that for more than twenty-five years now!
- (The Bros. run up, grab Fire Flowers, and start pelting Bowser.)
- * - This character debuts in the episode.
- Being the pilot, it features more debuts then any other episode so far.
- This is the only episode in Season 1 where Spikey is a main character and Koopar appears but is not main.