Nickelodeon is bringing back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a CGI-based cartoon, and the show’s theme song has been released. Go listen, and SPOILER–there’s a rap, but it’s not “go, ninja. go, ninja, go.”
To quote Homer Simpson, “Sweet, merciful crap!” That is just terrible. TMNT was a big part of my childhood. I had the toys. I saw the movies. I had the video games (even the incredibly hard NES one). And I loved the cartoon. A big part of that cartoon was the theme song. And yes, the new theme song hints at the old one, but c’mon. It just doesn’t hold a candle to the silliness and infectiousness of the original.
Yet another bit of my childhood gets recycled for a younger generation and thereby destroyed (just like several versions of Looney Tunes). I think I may need some pizza. And maybe Casey Jones to visit the new show’s producers.
P.S. Get off my lawn.