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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) is an American action-adventure martial arts animated series featured and referenced on Smosh.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (initially known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (TMHT) in some European countries due to controversy at the time; also retroactively also known as TMNT 1987 or TMNT '87) is an American action-adventure martial arts animated series based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic series created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Produced primarily by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and IDDH, the series ran for ten seasons, from December 14, 1987, to November 2, 1996.[1]

The series follows four teenage anthropomorphic turtles named Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, who were accidentally dropped into a sewer and covered in a glowing ooze that caused the turtles to become humanoid. They are adopted and trained by the ninja Hamato Yoshi, who the turtles call "Splinter". In the series, Splinter was originally an honorable human ninja master who banished from the Foot Clan (a Japanese dynasty of ninjas) after one of his students, the soon-to-be Shredder, framed him. Shredder was given command of the Foot Clan, which he corrupted and transformed into a criminal organization, while Splinter relocated to New York City and was forced to live in the sewers, where he was also exposed to the ooze. Splinter raises the four turtles as his sons and trains them in ninjutsu, with each turtle specializing in a distinct weapon. Over the course of the series, they face a variety of villains, including Krang (a disembodied alien brain from Dimension X who was banished to Earth) and Bebop and Rocksteady (two street thugs who were mutated into a humanoid warthog and rhinoceros, respectively); and makes a variety of allies, including Channel 6 news reporter April O'Neil and vigilante Casey Jones.[1]

The show helped launch the characters into mainstream popularity and became one of the most popular animated series in television history. Merchandise and tie-ins from breakfast cereals to action figures to an Archie Comics comic crossover appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. The series was also followed up in television and film. On television, it was succeeded by a live-action series, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997-1998), and three animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003-2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017), and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018-present).[2] In film, it was followed up by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), which closely follows the comics' storyline with the more lighthearted elements of the cartoons; two sequels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993); an animated feature film, TMNT (2007), three television films, Turtles Forever (2009), Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and an upcoming film adaptation of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and three live-action film directed by Michael Bay: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), and an announced upcoming reboot.[3]

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been referenced a few times on Lunchtime with Smosh.
    • In "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA SMOSH!", Ian, Anthony, Mari, and Jovenshire dress up as the Ninja Turtles and mess around in hype for the then-upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) film.
    • In "TMNT MYSTERY PIZZA CHALLENGE", Ian, Anthony, Shayne, and Olivia dress up as the Ninja Turtles and do the "Mystery Pizza Challenge", with wasabi, chocolate syrup, black beans, a banana, pepperoni, ranch, sauerkraut, sardines, gummy bears, pineapple, seaweed, unpackaged Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, spam, beets, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch as ingredients on custom-made pizzas.

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