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SNL Brings In Ninja Turtle Parody Masters!

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live ran an animated segment about the Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was pretty funny. I’m always up for a good TMNT parody.

If you’re like me, a person of refined and excellent taste, then you might notice something strikingly familiar about that segment: it was animated by the same studio that did those classic College Humor Ninja Turtles bits!

Lowbrow Studios has been putting out hilarious video game and pop culture parody videos for years, and their Ninja Turtle segments for College Humor back in the day were amazing!

It’s great to see them getting more renown! According to comments they made on YouTube, they were hired as a third party to do the SNL segment, which is why they weren’t more openly credited. But I can credit their good work all I want!

So spend your quarantine day going down the Lowbrow Studios YouTube rabbit hole and have a good day of it!


More SDCC Trailers Give Us Doctor Who and a Really Bad Ninja Turtles

I am just one man, blogging, while also at my day job. There’s a very good chance I won’t get to everything that comes out this weekend from San Diego Comic-Con. But I can post a new trailer like anybody’s business! And these are a bunch that arrived last night!

First up, a proper teaser trailer for the new season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker. I like this much better than the quickie we got earlier in the week. We get some actual Doctor in this one, some real personality.

Next up is a story trailer for the Spider-Man game coming to Playstation 4 on Sept. 7. Now that I actually own a Playtation 4, I’m actually very excited about this game. So any new look at what we’re going to get is exciting.

Even if it still runs the risk of being a bad game. We’ll see.

Another trailer we got is a look at the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I quite enjoyed that cartoon, and I guess enough fans did as well that Disney is bringing it back for another batch of brand new episodes!

Anything that gives us more Ahsoka Tano is good news to me! Even if the ultimate Ahsoka/Darth Vader showdown already exists.

Finally, we got another look at that new Ninja Turtles cartoon, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This first look also provides a couple minutes of actual episode. And I can honestly say I won’t be having anything to do with this show. It looks terrible.

That’s not to say I’m one of those bitter fans complaining about how this new show is killing my childhood. Not at all. I’m simply recognizing that this show is not meant for me, and therefore I won’t take part. The animation, the comedy, the entire style of the show is just not for me. But I wish everybody involved the best of luck and I hope their take on the Turtles is successful.

Be sure to keep returning to my blog today as I dutifully attempt to upload all of the trailers and news that I either can or care about.


I am Totally OK With This Weird New Ninja Turtles Cartoon

A trailer arrived late last week for the funky new cartoon show, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check it out for yourself!

I am totally fine with all the crazy and wild changes to this new Ninja Turtles cartoon. I love the Ninja Turtles…but I’m not in any rush to watch this cartoon. It doesn’t look like it’s for me, and not really appealing. But I am 100% behind the idea of reimagning the Ninja Turtles however some new creative person wants.

Freak out if you want about the new cartoon, but the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to withstand pretty much anything. And heck, maybe it’ll be great.


We Need a New Ninja Turtles Fighting Game

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were added to the roster of the Injustice 2 fighting game this month, and they’re pretty amazing. Injustice 2 is already a fun game, with a huge roster of DC Comics characters. I don’t know what deals were struck to add the Ninja Turtles, but you can play as all four, they are super fun and they look pretty amazing. The graphics, especially on the Turtles, are stellar.

This has me longing for a new Ninja Turtles fighting game. The world had one ages ago, called Tournament Fighters. So such a thing already exists in the world.

Now I just need the geniuses at NetherRealm Studios to use the same fighting engine and graphics of Injustice 2 to make a full Ninja Turtles fighting game. We don’t need an Injustice 3, even if I’ve already done a List of Six of characters I’d want to see in the threequel. I want a Ninja Turtles fighting game. We should all want it!

Obviously you’d have all four Turtles as playable, plus Splinter, Shredder, Krang, a Foot Soldier, Bebop, Rocksteady, April, Casey Jones; the basics. And then the sky is the limit to round out the roster! Injustice 2 has at least two dozen characters, with more added via DLC. So how about Wingnut and Screwloose! And the Punk Frogs! Or Ray Fillet, Rat King, Baxter Stockman, Monty Moose, Walkabout, Halfcourt, Zodi, the new badass scorpion from the comics, or Leatherhead or Chrome Dome or Antrax!

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The best of all childhoods

I love the Ninja Turtles and I love the endless supply of nifty mutants! After seeing the Heroes in a Half Shell in action in Injustice 2, with the supreme graphics, voice acting and easter eggs, I just gotta have more!

Make it happen, universe!


Please, Nobody Freak Out About the New Ninja Turtles

There’s going to be a new Ninja Turtles cartoon, called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There are going to be a lot of changes to the series, as detailed at Entertainment Weekly. All I’m asking is that nobody freak out.

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Looks fine

I am a huge Ninja Turtles fan. Their original cartoon was probably my favorite classic 80s cartoon growing up. And a lot of people can be strict Ninja Turtles purists. Those people might have a problem with these new changes, including the fact that Raphael is the leader, Leonardo is the rebel, the Turtles are all different species of turtle, and they have different looks and weapons.

I’m here to tell you that this is totally OK.

I was a big fan of the last Ninja Turtles cartoon on Nickelodeon, and I didn’t even know it had come to an end. And that’s entirely my point:

There are so many different incarnations of the Ninja Turtles these days that a few cosmetic changes DO NOT MATTER!

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Perfectly fine

There are SO many different Ninja Turtles things these days. There are half a dozen separate cartoons, each one a little bit different. There are the original movies and the newer movies. There are multiple comic book series from several different publishers. So many video games. There is no end to the different incarnations of the Ninja Turtles.

Therefore, it is pointless to get upset with whatever changes they implement in only the latest incarnation.

Do we really want to just keep re-living the same Ninja Turtles over and over again ad infinitum? If we’re getting a new cartoon, why not let the creative people behind it flex their muscles and try something new? There’ll be a new cartoon or movie or video game coming along in a couple of years. It’s inevitable.

So don’t freak out about the changes in this cartoon. They’ll be changed back in the next cartoon, probably. Just let this one be. Maybe it’ll be good.

The important thing is that the Ninja Turtles are still cool.


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