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Kooky and Kuki by nintendomaximus Kooky and Kuki by nintendomaximus
Here's another Ides of March quickie I just whipped up. Like that other one about Toad's mixed colors, this one looks at an oddity of the DiC-produced Super Mario Bros. cartoons. To be more exact, the fact that DiC gave the Koopalings different names other than their official ones because they didn't have names in the Japanese version of the game. If you've read my parody fanfic, King Koopa Katastrophe Spoof, you may have noticed that I made a running gag where Wendy O. Koopa is irritated with everyone calling her "Kootie Pie". However, Wendy is not the featured character here. Rather, it is her older brother Ludwig Von Koopa, who has a less recurring running gag of irritance of his cartoon name, "Kooky". Yeah, I know, that word does indeed fit him well, just as the cartoon names for Morton Koopa Jr. (Bigmouth) and Roy Koopa (Bully) do. But when you spell Ludwig's name another way, you think to yourself, "Isn't that a girl's name?" That's what I did.
And so, I drew this. It's Ludwig (colored in pencils and markers), telling an offscreen person that his name has been confused with that of Numbuh Three of "Codename: Kids Next Door" (colored in just markers). I had originally thought this up with Dr. Robotnik of "Sonic the Hedgehog" fame telling us that the "Eggman" monnikor is actually the name for the enemy drones of the Fiendish Organization of World Larceny from "Darkwing Duck". I never turned that sketch into a full picture, but it did lead to this when I realized that Ludwig's cartoon name has the same pronunciation (and almost the same spelling) as Numbuh Three's real name. This picture's also another milestone for me, as it's the first time I've ever drawn anyone from "Codename: Kids Next Door".
Ludwig is Nintendo. Kuki is Cartoon Network and Curious Pictures.
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bogercs Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
numba 3: oh shove it up your ass, you look like Beethoven!
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You kooky Ludwig. XD
yoshi4ever01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I lol'd.
ArthurEngine Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
xXJellyBiscuitXx Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Actually they named him Kooky because the Koopalings didn't have names back then, you know the songs that play in the show, well the singers of the original songs had the same names. They named the Koopalings after them.
ToxicIsland Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Okay I know that now, but do you think Ludwig Von Koopa is in love with Numbuh 3?
xxGaby-23xx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Rayman-awesomeness Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Austria-Man Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Well, maybe they should call him Ludwig like in the games...
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