|Also Known As:||DK|
Donkey Kong, Jr.
King of the Jungle
Super Mario Brothers
Stupid Mario Brothers
That Stupid Video Game Show
|Home World:||Donkey Kong Island|
Scott Masterson (formerly)
The Darkness (formerly)
|Debut:||A Monkey for your Thoughts?|
|Conclusion:||Stupid Mario Brothers: Legacy|
He first encountered Mario and Luigi for the first time in years in "A Monkey for your Thoughts?", in which he believed they stole his bananas after reading a letter from Diddy Kong stating that two plumbers stole them. After chasing them for a long time, Donkey Kong corners Mario and Luigi and prepares to kill them, only to be stopped when UPS arrives with another letter from Diddy (which somehow got misplaced), who adds that Wario and Waluigi actually stole them. When Donkey apologizes to Mario and Luigi and asks for forgiveness, they angrily refuse and storm off, disappointing the gorilla. As Wario and Waluigi laugh about getting away with their crime, Donkey Kong bursts in and prepares to chase them.
After these events occurred, Donkey began to room with Waluigi.
Donkey Kong spends the season chasing and beating up people. First, in his debut appearance in "A Monkey for your Thoughts?", he chases Mario and Luigi after reading a letter by Diddy Kong claiming that two plumbers stole his bananas (quickly assuming it was the Mario Brothers) and that Donkey must retrieve them.
Soon, he starts chasing Mario and Luigi everywhere in a desperate attempt to kill them for "stealing" his bananas.
Eventually, Donkey Kong manages to corner them and is coming close to killing them as Mario and Luigi scream in terror. However, before he can, UPS arrives with another letter from Diddy Kong and asks Donkey to sign and he does. Mario tells UPS not to leave him and Luigi there with Donkey Kong as he thinks he is going to kill them. The UPS man tells Mario that he would love to stay, but has to deliver other packages and says goodbye to them before leaving. Donkey Kong opens the letter and Diddy tells him that Wario and Waluigi really stole his bananas and says not to chase the Mario Brothers because it would be stupid and then bids him farewell. Feeling remorse, Donkey apologizes to Mario and Luigi for chasing them and admits he was wrong the whole time. He asks for forgiveness, but after briefly staring at each other (and at one point, at Donkey Kong's tie), Mario angrily refuses, asking him if he thought he would forget about the situation, Pauline, and the toilet seat. He orders him to get out of his face and storms off, with Luigi agreeing and also telling Donkey to get out of Mario's face, leaving with his brother. This disappoints Donkey Kong as he lets out a sad sigh and hangs his head.
Afterwards, Donkey Kong chases Wario and Waluigi in an extreme rage for the rest of the season for stealing his bananas. This makes both of them scream in terror as they have been exposed.
When Luigi offers Donkey Kong to help Mario and him on their mission to save Link, he kindly refuses and tells them he would rather return to his home to hang out with Diddy instead and leaves, bidding the brothers farewell. However, when the warp pipes are closed, he is stuck in the Real World and is forced to assist the gang.
Donkey Kong makes a small appearance as he searches for his bananas yet again.
Eventually, he finds out that Otacon has stolen his bananas. The gorilla promptly hunts him down to get them back. He soon starts to chase Otacon around in an attempt to kill him.
The Lost EpisodeEdit
Originally, Donkey Kong was supposed to make his final appearance as a series regular in this episode.
Upon Scott Masterson's asking, Donkey is filling in Link's place in Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms because he has become sick. They are standing outside singing when Scott appears and forces them to agree to him being their manager again.
The band members are forced to change into new outfits and sing spoofs of famous songs. However, Scott hates and criticizes all of them, much to the members' disappointment. Mario, Luigi, and their best friends try to think of another song spoof, but they instead decide to teach Scott a lesson for criticizing them earlier.
In the end, Donkey Kong manages to save Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms from Scott by obtaining the rights to the band. Scott tries to stop him, but ends up being chased away by Donkey.
After a long hiatus, Donkey Kong finally returns in Season 4. RMA Studios had purchased a new gorilla costume due to the original one, which was used in Season One up until Season 3, being taken away, as Rich Alvarez and Chris Muller were borrowing it temporarily.
Donkey Kong begins dating Pauline until Mario accidentally kills her because of Solid Snake's FOXDIE chocolates. Later, Donkey meets Brock. However, Gary intervenes and challenges Brock to a showdown, with the winner becoming Donkey's new best friend; however, Donkey doesn't even know Gary.
Afterwards, his bananas get stolen by Mario and Luigi for the Mafia. However, they are soon given back to him after Tommy rejects them and says they are worthless to him, much to Mario's relief. Since Pauline's death becomes the cause of most of the conflict in the season, it is mentioned numerous times and whenever it is, Donkey appears and reacts in an upset way (even if he isn't supposed to be in the scene), which turns into a running gag.
Exhausted, Donkey Kong decides to hitch a ride on Yoshi over to Mario, who finds it rather weird to see Donkey riding Yoshi until he says he was just feeling tired. The gorilla also reveals to Mario that he is now getting sued by Universal Music Group for Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms' music videos (apparently still owning the rights to the band). Ultimately, Donkey Kong is saved when the band makes an original song.
He is later seen dancing at the mailbox, which impresses a record producer. This makes Donkey Kong get very excited and he proceeds to create videos and music. Unfortunately, he is quickly fired by the producer and he and Yoshi leave to join the others training. For some crazed reason, Donkey's job had somewhat involved Charlie Sheen.
Later on, Donkey Kong is playing around with Waluigi's hat after Wario had left it behind by accident. He took part in the final battle against the ninjas and is shown beating one by making her slip on a banana peel. After the battle, Mario approached Donkey and sincerely apologized for Pauline's death. When Mario promises to get him all the bananas he wants, Donkey Kong forgives him and they make amends. Mario leaves after telling Donkey to be on alert for an upcoming battle, leaving him slightly confused by this.
Donkey Kong and Ness help out Luigi in a battle with ninjas on the soccer field. Donkey and the others defeat them and walk back to base. ("Episode 71") Afterwards, he is sent to get Mario's mail, but ends up dropping it all on the ground by accident and then he walks away in frustration. ("Episode 62")
In the first battle against the Legion of Villains, Donkey Kong is addressed by Scott Masterson, who intends on getting revenge on him for stealing his band, though Donkey has no clue what he did wrong to Scott. ("Episode 63") In the battle, Scott distracts Donkey by pointing out a banana and as soon as he is distracted, Scott defeats and knocks the gorilla out with a Karate chop to the neck. Despite being unconscious, Donkey Kong manages to shout out, "Three way fight!!!" when the Darkness arrives. He is then teleported away with the rest of the group. ("Episode 64")
Donkey Kong is sent to stop Scott from taking over the world's economy, but manages to befriend him instead and begins to learn of Scott's past. When Scott tries to make up with him with a handshake and holding no hard feelings, Donkey appears to have sympathy for him and is about to shake his hand, when he instead knocks him out and leaves him to get eaten by cannibals while singing "California Girls" to himself and dancing as he walks away. ("Episode 66")
Donkey intervenes in the battle between Mona and Pauline, trying to convince Pauline not to kill Mona. However, Pauline believes that Donkey never loved her until the gorilla tells her that he was going to ask her to marry him. Pauline cannot bring herself to kill Mona, so she decides to stop fighting. However, she tells Donkey that they can never be together and walks away. The gorilla is very disheartened by this, but then he goes to help Mona, who thanks him for his help. ("Episode 67")
Donkey Kong was with Mona when she broke up with Wario and her departure from the team. Then he asks Wario a question, however he gets knocked out by an angry Wario. ("Episode 70") He and Yoshi meet up with Luigi about their upcoming plans about the ninjas and the two are instructed by Luigi to sneak into Nox Decious' base and find out how many ninjas they have. ("Episode 71")
Donkey Kong and Yoshi manage to make it into the base, only to be confronted by Decious, who declares there is no sense in discussing things with them and launches a massive ball of dark energy at them, mortally wounding them both. ("Episode 72")
Ness informs Luigi that the two have been severely wounded and will be in intensive care. Unfortunately, their chance for survival is extremely low. ("Episode 73")
Donkey Kong appeared in Stupid Mario Football.
Donkey Kong appears in That Stupid Video Game Show.
In "Mario's Roommate DK," Donkey volunteers to be Mario's new roommate as he and Luigi are now broke due to Mario spending the last of their money on a Wii U (which Mario claimed was better than food, thus making Luigi angry).
One day later, Mario is lying on the couch in a terrified manner and Luigi notices this and tells his brother that he has been there for almost 24 hours. Mario tells Luigi that he isn't leaving and says that if he saw the things he has seen, Luigi wouldn't move either. Luigi is confused by this, so Mario tells him that what he has seen is unspeakable: "Bananas flying around like body parts! Bongos as loud as bombs!". Then he asks Luigi if he has ever seen a gorilla pee in the kitchen sink and when Luigi replies no, Mario tells his brother to consider himself "un-traumatized". Then Donkey Kong enters the room humming and when Mario notices him, he orders him to stay away from him, which confuses the gorilla as he scratches the back of his head. Luigi tells Mario to stop acting like this, but he apologizes to Luigi, saying that he can't stay there anymore. Luigi says that is crazy and tells Mario to stay another hour and they'll work it out. Mario says that an hour is too long, but Luigi says that that isn't much time at all. Mario asks Luigi if he has ever stared at a clock for an hour and he says that it would take a long time, only for Mario to say that it would take 1 hour. Nodding his head, Luigi agrees, "Touché."
Getting up from the couch, Mario tells Luigi to have fun with his new roommate and that he is going to go sleep in a tree somewhere since no one wanted to play the Wii U with him anyway and he then leaves out the door while crying. Then Luigi asks Donkey Kong if he wants to eat more bananas, to which he accepts while shrugging and gives a thumbs up while saying, "Yeah!".
In Season One, Donkey Kong has black hair and a dark grey face, hands, and feet.
Since Season Four, Donkey Kong's appearance had changed: He now has a lighter grey-colored face, hands, and feet.
He wears a red tie with his initials DK written on it in yellow and white (and sometimes, black) shoes. However, after his appearance changed, his tie had a slight change to it as it was more of a brighter red, is straighter, and his initial written on it aren't as thick and small as it originally was.
Donkey Kong is short-tempered, wild, disgruntled, violent, cranky, voracious, frustrated, bitter, and easily angered. However, at the same time, he is a fun-loving, energetic, sneaky, happy-go-lucky, mischievous prankster.
Donkey tends to chase people around and beat them up if they stole his bananas (or even if he thinks they did).He is very loyal and loving and seeing his reaction with Pauline shows that he is very caring for others. He can be quick to draw conclusions, believing that Mario and Luigi stole his bananas because he saw them eating some in "A Monkey for your Thoughts?". Near the end, when Donkey Kong found out through another letter from Diddy Kong that Wario and Waluigi really stole his bananas, he politely asked Mario and Luigi for forgiveness, but Mario refused and asked the ape if he thought he would forget about the current situation, Pauline, and the toilet seat. He tells Donkey Kong to get out of his face and storms off with Luigi, making Donkey Kong feel bad. Initially, he doesn't like Wario and Waluigi as they stole his bananas, usually chasing them around. Now, Donkey he seems to be fine around them now since they joined Mario in fighting evil and redeemed themselves.
In Season Five, Donkey frequently appears to be the peacemaker of the group, allowing Scott Masterson to confide in him (before knocking him unconscious as he was instructed) and trying to peacefully convince Pauline not to kill Mona.Donkey Kong also likes to sing and dance. Sometimes, he would grunt to songs, such as "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson and Katy Perry songs. In "The Business Man and The Ape," after knocking out Scott, Donkey sang "California Girls" as he left Scott unconscious on the ground. In "Go Nintendo Style Music Video Parody," he is featured as one of the main dancers.
As revealed in "Go Nintendo Style Music Video Parody," when Donkey Kong, along with Mario, pranked Link by filling his boots with his poop, which Mario calls "Donkey dung".
Abilities / SkillsEdit
Donkey Kong is a very powerful fighter and has shown it a few times throughout the series.
At the end of Season One, he went to assist Mario and Ash in a battle against Wario, Waluigi, and FedEx. At first, Donkey held his own fairly well, but he was eventually defeated to leave Mario alone to battle Wario himself.
Donkey Kong and Mario are fairly good friends (despite Mario's rivalry with Cranky). This friendship hit an obstacle when Mario accidentally killed Pauline, but they are on good terms after Mario apologized.
Throughout the series, Donkey Kong and Yoshi are shown to be best friends as they are seen together in some occasions, such as when Donkey was riding on Yoshi and when they are together on a mission to spy on Nox Decious.
Donkey Kong and Brock form a friendship after the soccer match in one of the episodes. They end up running Johnny Mushroom and the Kingdoms together and later, work together to find the first Nether Emblem: The Shield.
Donkey Kong loves Pauline and had even planned on proposing to her. He was largely saddened by her death.
Upon Pauline's resurrection and joining Ganon's army, he revealed his intentions of proposing to her, making her leave the team and she decided not to be with Donkey, telling him they can never be together, leaving the gorilla completely disheartened.
However, for the ending of Stupid Mario Brothers, he does end up marrying Pauline anyway.
Donkey Kong's best friend and nephew, who is a bit smarter than him. He appeared in voice only in "A Monkey for your Thoughts?", where he told Donkey that Wario and Waluigi stole his bananas when he thought it was Mario and Luigi at first.
Donkey Kong is enemies with K. Rool, who is always trying to steal his bananas. However, the only time he did not steal them was in "A Monkey for your Thoughts?", in which Diddy informed Donkey that his bananas were instead stolen by Wario and Waluigi.
- Donkey Kong's original costume wasn't owned by Rich Alvarez, so his lack of appearances in Season Three was due to the fact that he and Chris Muller had to return the costume. Later, ever since Season Four, Donkey Kong's appearance changed due to RMA Studios purchasing a new Donkey Kong costume.
- The original "DK" tie was sold in an auction on eBay by Alvarez and Muller since they no longer had use for it, having not owned the costume anymore. The bidding went over $100.00.
- When Waluigi was first introduced, he said that Bowser told him he wouldn't have to share a room with Donkey Kong anymore if he assisted Wario. This is never brought up afterwards, but Waluigi does apparently know him as he makes fun of him with Wario after stealing his bananas.
- While the original actor of Donkey Kong (possibly Tim Runyan) could not make it for shooting on one of the episodes and hasn't been heard from since, Matt Provencal (the actor who normally plays Wario) filled in for him and has portrayed Donkey Kong from then on. Thus, this made Donkey shrink from 6 feet to 5.9 feet.
- He was supposed to appear in the episode "Remembrance," but the creators remade that episode.
- In his original appearances, Donkey could only speak in typical monkey noises and screeches translated with subtitles. However, in Season Four and Five, he speaks limited English, often beginning sentences with "Brrr, d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d" and then a random word (such as "Suck!", "Inconvenient!", or "Asshole!").
- In Season Four, Alvarez portrayed Donkey in a few scenes that involved him and Provencal in one of his other roles.
- During a scene that featured all of the heroes listening to Ryu giving a speech, Donkey Kong was portrayed by Eric Porter.
- Chris Muller played Donkey Kong in it's first appearance in Stupid Mario World as Matt was not in town and Richie had to be in the same scenes as DK. Richie later dubbed the scenes over with his own voice.
- In SMW episode twelve, a figure that many fans assumed was Donkey Kong is seen climbing up the stairs from 4:14 to 4:19, but in fact it was actually Chris's dog who had accidentally come in shot.