Link and Zelda made it onto American television during the late 80s and early 90s. Two cartoons series, featuring Nintendo franchise characters, were created by DIC Entertainment.
Super Mario Bros. Super Show
This TV show ran weekdays on NBC, and starred live-action actors playing the Mario Bros. Halfway through the show they would play a Mario cartoon. Zelda cartoons were on Friday. Thirteen Zelda episodes were featured in this cartoon, which ran in 1989. One episode ran every Friday from September through December of 1989. The cartoons are set after the time of "The Legend of Zelda" and "The Adventure of Link." Ganon has been revived, and has stolen the Triforce of Power once more. He still desires to get the other Triforce pieces for his own, so he can rule Hyrule. Each episode follows Link and Zelda as they foil Ganon's misbegotten, and often silly, plots. And yes, Link tries to get Zelda to kiss him ALL the time, and he says the same lines over and over.
|1||The Ringer||September 8, 1989|
|2||Cold Spells||September 15, 1989|
|3||The White Knight||September 22, 1989|
|4||Kiss 'N Tell||September 29, 1989|
|5||Sing For The Unicorn||October 6, 1989|
|6||That Sinking Feeling||October 13, 1989|
|7||Doppelganger||October 20, 1989|
|8||Underworld Connections||October 27, 1989|
|9||Stinging A Stinger||November 3, 1989|
|10||A Hitch In The Works||November 10, 1989|
|11||Fairies In The Spring||November 17, 1989|
|12||The Missing Link||November 24, 1989|
|13||The Moblins Are Revolting||December 1, 1989|
Captain N: The Game Master
This show aired on NBC Saturday mornings, shortly after the SMBSS show began. It features Kevin and the "N Team," who help out the denizens of "Videoland," which is basically all the Nintendo franchises combined into one world. The Zelda episodes of Captain N aired during the second year. The third year also re-ran "Quest for the Potion of Power" in two 15-minute episodes.
Episodes known to feature Zelda characters:
- Quest for the Potion of Power
- Having a Ball
- The Trojan Dragon
- The Time Machine