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This bodacious, radical parody of Behind The Music-type-rockumentaries featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was made in 1990, for the VHS version of the Ninja Turtles’ concert tour (sponsored, obviously, by Pizza Hut.) If it weren’t for the label exec’s un-recreate-able accents, this could be made as a viral video now:

It works on so many levels! (By the way, someone on Wikipedia is such a TMNT fanatic that the track listing for the “Coming Out Of Our Shells” tour is posted there. I’m kind of curious about “April Ballad.”) (Via everythingisterrible.)

Comments (10)
  1. they put out a cassette with the songs from the tour. here’s “april ballad” http://www.mediafire.com/?3lblolanpm9

  2. I still have this album on cassette. It is GODLIKE. I always liked “Walk Straight” personally.

  3. Chadams  |   Posted on Dec 1st, 2008 0

    I trump you all by owning this magnum opus on VHS. It’s going to the highest bidder, or to Gabe if he needs to see/believe this. Just as long as there’s a promise to post it on YouTube.

  4. The turtle speaking at 1:34 sounds disturbingly close to Dane Cook.

  5. I am the only one whose a little bit creeped out by the man/turtles

  6. I am the only one whose a little bit creeped out by the man/turtles

  7. el douche  |   Posted on Dec 1st, 2008 0

    From an interview with Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain:

    O: Michael Ian Black, I’ve read that you toured America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Is that true?

    MIB: That’s true. Michael [Showalter] was in How I Learned To Drive, which won a Pulitzer Prize. I was in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    DW: Which won a Tony.

    O: What was it like touring America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

    MIB: In a word: smelly. My primary memory is that it was smelly, and that there was a lot of pizza involved.

    DW: My understanding was that you were not actually in the show, but rather did the live appearances in malls and stuff before the show.

    MIB: That’s right. Me and Ben Garant from The State toured the country promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the show. We were turtles promoting other turtles.

    O: Was that a fulfilling experience?

    MIB: It was, actually. It was a fulfilling experience financially for me at the time. I was 18 or 19.

    O: Do you ever wish you could reprise that role?

    MIB: I have. Many times.

    MS: Mike’s wearing a turtle costume right now.

    MIB: I’m dressed as Donatello.

  8. O: Michael Ian Black, I’ve read that you toured America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Is that true?

    MIB: That’s true. Michael [Showalter] was in How I Learned To Drive, which won a Pulitzer Prize. I was in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    DW: Which won a Tony.

    O: What was it like touring America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

    MIB: In a word: smelly. My primary memory is that it was smelly, and that there was a lot of pizza involved.

    DW: My understanding was that you were not actually in the show, but rather did the live appearances in malls and stuff before the show.

    MIB: That’s right. Me and Ben Garant from The State toured the country promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the show. We were turtles promoting other turtles.

    O: Was that a fulfilling experience?

    MIB: It was, actually. It was a fulfilling experience financially for me at the time. I was 18 or 19.

    O: Do you ever wish you could reprise that role?

    MIB: I have. Many times.

    MS: Mike’s wearing a turtle costume right now.

    MIB: I’m dressed as Donatello.

  9. O: Michael Ian Black, I’ve read that you toured America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Is that true?

    MIB: That’s true. Michael [Showalter] was in How I Learned To Drive, which won a Pulitzer Prize. I was in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    DW: Which won a Tony.

    O: What was it like touring America as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

    MIB: In a word: smelly. My primary memory is that it was smelly, and that there was a lot of pizza involved.

    DW: My understanding was that you were not actually in the show, but rather did the live appearances in malls and stuff before the show.

    MIB: That’s right. Me and Ben Garant from The State toured the country promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the show. We were turtles promoting other turtles.

    O: Was that a fulfilling experience?

    MIB: It was, actually. It was a fulfilling experience financially for me at the time. I was 18 or 19.

    O: Do you ever wish you could reprise that role?

    MIB: I have. Many times.

    MS: Mike’s wearing a turtle costume right now.

    MIB: I’m dressed as Donatello.

  10. i can’t believe you guys posted that video and did not at least give a brief shout out to teenage mutant hardcore turtles
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxigNvJxGn4

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