"Mario's Turtle Problem!" is the 173rd episode of SML Movies, it is also the first video of 2016.
Mario and Rosalina find a turtle on the road. Rosalina wants to keep it but Mario cannot let go of his past.
The episode starts off with Mario driving with Rosalina back to the apartment after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mario then asks Rosalina if she enjoyed the movie and she said it was great because of the stars.
A turtle is crossing the road unaware of the car driving towards it, Rosalina sees it and warns Mario, then he sees it and starts remembering the actions involving the Koopa Troopas from the first Super Mario Bros game, so Mario runs over the turtle causing Rosalina to become upset and starts attacking him, the event was revealed to be a vision after Rosalina warns him about the turtle, he pulls over.
Rosalina decides to take it home, Mario says he is against but when Rosalina says she likes turtles, Mario lies to her by saying he was joking, Rosalina decides to name him Pee-Wee.
Back at the apartment, Rosalina starts fawning over Pee-Wee which annoys Mario, Pee-Wee hides its head in the shell when Mario looks at it, Pee-Wee then looks at Mario when Rosalina takes off his hat and starts laughing at him.
Mario gets angry at it while Rosalina gets Pee-Wee a box of turtle-shaped chocolates to which Mario finds cannibalistic, and he also says that they are his chocolate turtles. He then tells Rosalina to go to the pet store to get Pee-Wee "Real Food" and that he'll watch Pee-Wee, Rosalina leaves and Mario takes Pee-Wee to the kitchen, he finds a hammer and tries to break the turtle shell but it wouldn't work so he leaves the kitchen. Bowser comes in, telling Chef Pee Pee that he needs food and sees Pee-Wee and mistakes that it's a female turtle and starts to fall in love with it.
Bowser sets out the date by adding some candles, Bowser tries to go near Pee-Wee but Pee-Wee hides in his shell and Bowser says he shows no threat and asks Pee-Wee, Pee-Wee bumps his head against Bowser's causing Bowser to call it a "cold-blooded ". Bowser then offers Pee-Wee some of Mario's chocolate turtles and he nudges at it.
At his bedroom, Bowser calls Pee-Wee to come in and have sex, Pee-Wee walks really slow to get to the bedroom, just it was almost close to the bedroom, Mario is in his fire costume comes out of nowhere and starts throwing fireballs, burning instantly, Mario kicks Pee-Wee at the wall, killing it at last. Mario then hears Rosalina knocking at the door and then realizes his mistake.
Mario then goes to the door to say hi, Mario then tries to cover up his mistake, Rosalina gets turned on by Mario's costume and Rosalina waits in the living room, Mario tells her he'll get Pee-Wee out of the bathroom.
At the bathroom door, Black Yoshi tells Shrek to get out of the toilet. Mario goes up to Black Yoshi and explains to him what happened and tells Black Yoshi that he needs to disguise as the turtle. Rosalina falls for the disguise and shows Pee-Wee a tennis ball, a hamster wheel, and a fake mustache, Rosalina asks Mario if she can take Pee-Wee home, Black Yoshi says he wants to go home with her (presumably to make Rosalina do sexual acts on him) but Mario says he can keep Pee-Wee.
Bowser comes to Mario and asks him what he's doing with his new girlfriend and Mario asks Bowser what he's talking about and Bowser explains that he and Pee-Wee are on a romantic date and was supposed to have sex with it. Black Yoshi gets appalled and blows his cover, he then explains what's going on and leaves.
Bowser mistook it as if the turtle was actually Black Yoshi in disguise the whole time and thinks Black Yoshi is gay and leaves. Rosalina asks Mario if Black Yoshi was telling the truth, Mario admits that is was true and that his job was to assassinate any turtle causing him to get PTSD. Rosalina becomes upset by this and Mario promises to give her any pet she wants.
The next scene shows that Rosalina got a monkey that starts making a mess and the episode ends.
- Black Yoshi
- The Monkey
- Shrek (mentioned)
- Goodman (mentioned)
- Chef Pee Pee (mentioned)
- Lovell Stanton (post-video)
- Chris Netherton (post-video)
- Lance Thirtyacre (post-video)
- Elaina Keyes (post-video)
- Koopa Troopa (flashback)
- This video was uploaded on New Year's Day 2016.
- This is the first episode of Season 8.
- This is the first video of 2016.
- This is the first time we see Mario in his Fire Mario form.
- This is the first video with Logan's new car, a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
- The crew reveals their favorite and least favorite SML videos of 2015.
- Scenes from Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. U are seen during Mario's flashback segments. The scenes were made from Super Mario Maker in the styles of said Mario games instead from the actual games
- This is the first time Bowser goes on a date.
- This video has been uploaded just one year after "Bowser Loses His Voice!", and two years after "Chef Pee Pee's Father".
- It is revealed Mario suffers PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due to his past experiences in the old Mario games.
- This is the second appearance of The Monkey.
- It is unknown what Pee-Wee's gender is.
- Pee-wee is named after the character Pee-Wee Herman played by Paul Reubens.
- It is revealed that turtles are Rosalina's favorite animals.
- Pee-wee is the first character to die in 2016.
- This is the first and only appearance of Pee-Wee.
- This video got demonetized either for Rosalina hitting Mario or Mario killing Pee-wee.
- When Mario runs over the turtle, he doesn't hit it. Instead, he drives over it.
- Mario asked Rosalina if she enjoyed the movie 'tonight', despite the fact that it was daytime.