Back in the eighties, there were many things that sounded like a good idea but really weren't: C3PO cereal, square knit neck ties, and of course D.C. Follies. Luckily for us, the eighties was a bastion of absurd, but wonderful cartoon show. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you got a little bit of everything that made the eighties worth being a kid in: action, creatively costumes villains, bad puns, and merchandise up the wazoo! While the hardcore fans of the comics may not have liked the liberties taken with their favorite Foot fighting terrapins, there were far more people who came to the TMNT mythos through the show and loved every minute of it. Be honest, how many of you had a crush on April O'Neil? That's what I thought. :)
Podcast for 04/18/09 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
We got calls about how much people liked Fred and we know he reads the blog, so if you'd like to here more of him as a DJ here at WIDR, please leave a note for him in the comments. In fact, he wants to leave a little note himself:
First and for most: Thank you all for those who donated along with me to WIDR for WIDR Week. You guys are the ones that keep radio evolution alive and I am colored 50,000 shades of happy because of that. Now to my fellow original TMNT fans.... You're Welcome. I loved growing up watching this show and I'm so glad to hear from all the happy phone calls we received that this wonderful show has not been forgotten. Thank you DJ Beta for all the Uncle Phil jokes and wonderful insights on the TMNT universe. Thank you to all those that requested the songs/shows they did, everything fit and just made the show that much better. Sorry to the few friends that requested songs to me and we weren't able to fit them in. All I can say is that there is just too much cartoony goodness to fit in just 2 hours. Much love to DJ Muppet to helping me get everything setup for the show, the hours of talking about all things geeky, muppety and cartoony alike, and most importantly giving me good directions so I could actually find the WIDR building. Finally, to those that listen to this show and other WIDR shows, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, TELL YOUR FAMILY, TELL YOUR CO-WORKERS (even the creepy ones that you'd rather didn't make eye contact with you) about the Saturday Morning Cartoon Show and WIDR. Help keep radio evolution alive. I know you love it, you know I love so please do the right thing: tell your friends when they have a boogie in their nose cause you'd want them to do the same for you and since we all love it.... spread the love.
Words of delight and sensibility. :) I also need to apologize. One of our listeners made a request that we couldn't play, but I said I'd post it here, however in all the hubbub at the station today, I forgot what song it was! I'm so sorry! Leave a note for my in the comments and let me know what it was so I can get it posted here. Aside from that, tune in next week for more video game memories when we air The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Many of you have wanted this and your patience shall be rewarded. Enjoy!
- DJ Muppet