As fashionable as TMNTs had been within the overdue ’80s and early ’90s, many huge teams of folks hated them with a boundless, corrosive depth. As an example, numerous oldsters resented the TMNTs for his or her unrelenting, crass, and arguably exploitative product tie-ins; violent means to struggle solution; horrible nutritional conduct; and different attributes that made them less-than-stellar position fashions for the young children to whom they had been aggressively advertised.
However there was once one different team that hated the TMNTs much more than involved oldsters: individuals who labored on competing cool animated film presentations.
Whilst one hooked up to “Tiny Toon Adventures” has ever voiced public hatred of the TMNTs, it is arduous to no longer locate some authentic malice in “Immature Radioactive Samurai Slugs” (IRSS) — the ersatz Turtles that Plucky Duck obsesses over within the 1990 episode “Mr. Well-liked’s Regulations of Cool.”
Of their theme tune, the Slugs describe themselves as “cowabunga homeboys,” and let’s consider, completely nobody out of doors of a distinct segment surfer subculture had ever heard the word “cowabunga” till it become a TMNT catchphrase. Just like the Turtles, the Slugs are named after artists — Warhol, Grandma Moses, Rockwell, and Picasso. This turns out to be neither a refined nor reverent homage.
On the other hand, “Tiny Toons” author Gordon Bressack additionally penned a couple of episodes of “TMNTs,” so possibly the IRSS aren’t the adversarial observation they seem to be.