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Episode 255: Old Melty Helmet and the Soggy Bread Boys!

Welcome to Episode 255 of Turtle Soup Podcast! On this episode we do our best to review the live action stage show titled TMNT Live Auckland, New Zealand 1990. This live show is a collaboration with a New Zealand children’s television programming block called EBS (Early Bird Special?) and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s an officially licensed program from Mirage Studios and was filmed in front of a live audience at the height of Turtle mania. It mashes up elements from the TMNT 1987 Animated Series and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Movie Soundtrack with lots of dancing, puppets, and crowd participation!

The only real redeeming factor (and main reason for our coverage of this) is that this show features full on live action costumes for Bebop and Rocksteady! After being snubbed by the 90s live action Turtles movies, we felt like it was important enough to mention this brief live appearance of two of our favorite TMNT villains as to our knowledge, this is all they get for this time period of Ninja Turtle hype.

That being said, the actual stage show is very dark to presumably mask some of the costumes short comings. Which is a great idea for those in attendance but makes for an almost irritating TV viewing experience. Luckily, we braved through the almost hour long mire of puppets cracking jokes, children dancing, more puppets playing a strange song about a toxic relationship with a character called “Johnny Lee,” and a ballet that is an interpretive dance version of the 1990 TMNT movie soundtrack cut T.U.R.T.L.E. Power, all so you don’t have to.

Personal Garbage: 6:51

Emails: 12:40

Content: 40:38

Post Show: 2:19:10

  • Are you a fan of these types of live shows?
  • Did you happen to witness this in person?
  • Why do you think we didn’t have more of these types of shows in the U.S.A.?
  • What did you think of the costumes?
  • Do you think Bebop and Rocksteady are overhyped or underrated?

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Here’s the link to the video we’re reviewing: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Live Auckland, New Zealand 1990 – https://youtu.be/REwgqPjwZlo

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Episode 254: Better Turtles. Better Ninjas. Good Americans!

In this episode we trek through the seldom spoke of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ short film from 1992, paid for by the United States Bureau of Land Management called “The Mystery Of The Cliffs!”

Here the TMNT teach us about the desert, camping, cave dwellings, petroglyphs, custodianship, archaeological theft, and the insurmountable responsibility that U.S. Bureau of Land Management Rangers have to bare in order to maintain our countries historic sites!

Featuring the costumes from the TMNT’s Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour, the voice cast from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series, and select scores from the Turtles’ 1990 live action movie. This is the meta mutant mashup we never knew we needed until now!

  • Are you a fan of the TMNT adventures outside of the sewers/city?
  • Do you (like us) wish they had made more Ninja Turtle long form PSAs like this?
  • Did this motivate you to be a better turtle, ninja, and/or American?
  • Did this inspire you to be a more conscious custodian of your surroundings?
  • Do you believe that the astral projection of “Splinter” was actually Splinter or was it his “rat faced dude guy” ancestor from 400 years ago?
  • What are your thoughts on exercise as punishment?

Let us know your thoughts and/or answers to the questions above either in the comments below or email us at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com

Emails: 7:24

News: 18:30

Content: 41:41

Post Show: 2:03:50

Episode 253: What’s So Special About Your Dad?

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by taking a dive into the good ole bag of tricks again for some live action goodness from wayback in the year of 1990 as we review the TMNT’s appearances on both Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and The Oprah Winfrey Show, in support of their Coming Out Of Their Shells Tour.

Emails: 5:17

Content: 40:15

Post Show: 2:34:57

Episode 252: Uncle Shreddums!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by taking a dive into the good ole bag of tricks again for some live action goodness from wayback in the year of 1992 as we review the seldom spoke of sequel to Coming Out Of Their Shells, known as Getting Down In Your Town.

Personal Garbage: 6:22

Email: 12:56

Content: 35:57

Post Show: 2:05:20

Episode 251: Nightmare on 44th and Broadway!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by taking a dive into the good ole bag of tricks again for some live action goodness from wayback in the year 1994 in the way of the nightmare inducing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Tunes / We Wish You A Turtle Christmas. Join us as we valiantly attempt to explain the unimaginable horrors that manifest from these terrifying turtle sing-a-longs!

Personal Garbage: 4:21

Email: 16:00

Content: 34:10

Post Show: 2:08:05

Episode 250: Babs To The Bone!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by taking a dive into the good ole bag of tricks for some live action goodness from wayback in the year 1991 in the way of The Barbara Walters Special, Operation Blue Line and the Behind The Shells Making Of documentary on the first 2 live action TMNT films. Also, this is our first official live streamed episode for YouTube. Please forgive any weirdness you hear as we had a myriad of problems that only crept up right as soon as we hit record.

Personal Garbage: 6:00

Content: 11:52

Post Show: 2:16:50

Episode 249: DQ Kill and Chill!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing our coverage of Season 9 of the 1987 TMNT Animated Series with episode 8: DOOMQUEST (1995).

Personal Garbage: 3:34

Emails: 12:15

Content: 45:25

Post Show: 2:17:05

Episode 248: Future Fighting Friendalingous!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing our coverage of Season 9 of the 1987 TMNT Animated Series with episode 7: Carter, The Enforcer (1995).

Personal Garbage: 2:31

Email: 11:35

News: 33:00

Content: 40:58

Post Show: 2:13:24

Episode 247: All Along The Clock Tower!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing our coverage of Season 9 of the 1987 TMNT Animated Series with episode 6: Split-Second (1995).

Personal Garbage: 6:03

Emails: 11:58

Content: 16:28

Post Show: 1:50:58

Episode 246: Group Mutation!

On this thrilling episode of Turtle Soup, we take another bold step in the journey by continuing our coverage of Season 9 of the 1987 TMNT Animated Series with episode 5: The Showdown (1995).

Personal Garbage: 3:25

Emails: 9:25

News: 16:53

Content: 26:10

Post Show: 1:49:28