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FredWolfLeonardo
04-05-2017, 11:35 AM
There seems to be a fan consensus that the show has a bad theme song. However, do you like the song or am I the only one?

Maybe its that I grew up with the 4Kids turtles which makes me really biased but eh, put your thoughts down below!

LeotheLateBloomer
04-05-2017, 11:40 AM
LOVE the theme song! More than the other two.

CyberCubed
04-05-2017, 12:19 PM
It's just OK. They really needed to do without the, "ONE TWO THREE FOUR" during the theme, the rest of it was alright.

Wesley
04-05-2017, 12:19 PM
I do love the 4Kids theme song as well. It's the best one, in my opinion. There's just something about it that makes it stand out for me.

neatoman
04-05-2017, 12:21 PM
"Love" is an extreme word, but I think the theme song is given a somewhat unfair treatment. The problem might be the lyrics, not exactly the best out there but the core music is perfectly fine, here it is with lyrics:
dRnRUtMHGow

And here it is without:
mvI-h0QRfcw

It's perfectly fine, it's maybe not the catchiest thing ever but it's not generic or too mismatched.

And if it is the lyrics that suck, it's not like the FW or Nick themes have all that great lyrics to begin with, just a catchier tune. Be honest, are lines like "Leonardo leads, Donatello does Machines", "They're heroes in a half shell and they're green", "When the evil Shredder attacks
These turtle boys don't cut him no slack" any better? Or "The good guys win and the bad guys lose" for that matter?

ABrown
04-05-2017, 12:29 PM
I ABSOLUTELY love it. And I loved the second version during seasons four and five even more than the original that aired during the first three seasons.

plastroncafe
04-05-2017, 01:14 PM
Yes. You are the only one.

TheSkeletonMan939
04-05-2017, 01:22 PM
I enjoyed it as a kid. The visual look of the opening was pretty cool.

CyberCubed
04-05-2017, 01:39 PM
What did you guys think when the lyrics changed in Season 4?

Wesley
04-05-2017, 01:55 PM
What did you guys think when the lyrics changed in Season 4?

I liked the lyrics even more when they were changed in season 4.

DestronMirage22
04-05-2017, 02:25 PM
You're not the only one bud!
It's a great and catchy intro song, MUCH better than the cringey Nick one.

Powder
04-05-2017, 04:09 PM
There seems to be a fan consensus that the show has a bad theme song. !

Bullsh*t, I have never once seen this opinion, let alone "consensus".

Dust
04-05-2017, 04:35 PM
This being the show I grew up with, I love the theme song. No idea where you got the idea people don't like it as much. It's not as iconic in pop culture as the OT's theme song that's for sure but it's certainly a good theme song.

Turtles count it off!

DestronMirage22
04-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Turtles count it off!

(1!) Live by the code of the martial arts!

LeotheLateBloomer
04-05-2017, 05:26 PM
2! Never fight unless, someone else starts!

Dust
04-05-2017, 05:28 PM
(3!) Always stick together no matter what!

GoldMutant
04-05-2017, 05:31 PM
(4.) If all else fails then it's time to kick butt!
_______________________

I think the song was decent. Definitely prefer the second version after Ch'rell was defeated. Lyrics were corny, but in terms of instrumentation, it's certainly one of the strongest.

My personal favorite though for some reason is Red Sky though.

Optimus Primer
04-05-2017, 06:29 PM
"Leonardo's always in control..."

Enjoy the 2K3 themes very much, they're pretty unique. Sadly, I misread the poll and voted for the wrong category. :cry:

TMNachoT
04-06-2017, 09:12 PM
I like it!

CyberCubed
04-06-2017, 11:05 PM
Bullsh*t, I have never once seen this opinion, let alone "consensus".

Really? I remember way back in 2003-2004 when the show first came out one of the biggest things people hated was the 2k3 theme. I guess that opinion mellowed out over the years.

You can probably dig up old threads from this very forum seeing people complain about it.

Coola Yagami
04-06-2017, 11:58 PM
Really? I remember way back in 2003-2004 when the show first came out one of the biggest things people hated was the 2k3 theme. I guess that opinion mellowed out over the years.

You can probably dig up old threads from this very forum seeing people complain about it.

You are right. Everyone I knew back in the day either hated the theme song or were just kinda 'meh' about it. But what can you expect? After the 80's theme, it had a very tough act to follow.

neatoman
04-07-2017, 03:11 AM
You are right. Everyone I knew back in the day either hated the theme song or were just kinda 'meh' about it. But what can you expect? After the 80's theme, it had a very tough act to follow.

Yeah, really "hard" to follow on a song with lyrics like "They're heroes in a half shell and they're green".:roll:

dragonside
04-07-2017, 11:02 AM
I like the lyrics.

The music is catchy but its not as catchy as the original theme.

I actually like the Japanese dub themes for the 2003 series - seems to fit well with it.

Reminds me of naruto...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyF1oEQnOa4

My favorite ending theme:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NccABOjDdY8

ToTheNines
04-07-2017, 11:51 AM
I enjoy it nostalgically. I was watching A LOT of FoxBox starting like summer 2002, even though I hated pretty much everything they aired. Anything to get a glimpse of the upcoming show.

One day I sat through Ultimate Muscle or Fighting Foodons or some other miserable sh*t and was rewarded with the full premiere of the theme song. I marked the **** out and I've loved it ever since. Even if, objectively, I find it to be kind of grating and full of silly lyrics.

PixieAnna1
04-08-2017, 03:18 PM
I find myself humming the '87 and 2003 theme a lot.
The 87's theme song will always be my favorite in terms of how enjoyably catchy it is.
And I do like the 2003 one better than the Nick one with it's rap song.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
04-08-2017, 04:19 PM
I created a similair thread, "Favourite TMNT signature music?", where you can vote for your favourite. I also prefer the 2003-2009 signature music (for seasons 1-5).

Coola Yagami
04-08-2017, 05:22 PM
Yeah, really "hard" to follow on a song with lyrics like "They're heroes in a half shell and they're green".:roll:

Maybe not the lyrics, but just the overall sound of it. It's a classic epic theme song and has an unforgettable sound to it alongside other immortal cartoon theme songs like Thundercats and Transformers. It makes the 'One! Two! Three! Four! Garbage sound like a song that might be cool and edgy at the time, but lame and outdated a year or so later.

Prowler
04-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Maybe not the lyrics, but just the overall sound of it. It's a classic epic theme song and has an unforgettable sound to it alongside other immortal cartoon theme songs like Thundercats and Transformers. It makes the 'One! Two! Three! Four! Garbage sound like a song that might be cool and edgy at the time, but lame and outdated a year or so later.
Hell yeah, the FW series theme is legendary and one of the best cartoon openings ever. As for the 4Kids series opening... it's OK. Yes the Turtles count it off part and the "never fight unless someone else staaaaarts!" part seems kinda childish and corny. I mean, let's keep in mind that this series was meant to be more action packed and closer to the source material than the FW series... yet the FW series' theme song makes the cartoon sound like a pretty badass action cartoon. In fact, many of the older TMNT fans who only like the FW series and first two movies tend to remember the show being action packed for some odd reason. It's like they only remember the earlier episodes and the video games based on the series, which naturally had lots of action and fighting. They seem to forget that most fights in the FW series involved slapstick and such.

Coola Yagami
04-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Exactly. That legendary intro always looks like the tmnt are about to kick all sorts of ass...... and then the cartoon starts.

After a while the clash between the intro and the show got more and more noticeable, I guess that's why CBS went with a new and slightly wackier intro graphic.

Prowler
04-08-2017, 07:43 PM
Exactly. That legendary intro always looks like the tmnt are about to kick all sorts of ass...... and then the cartoon starts.

After a while the clash between the intro and the show got more and more noticeable, I guess that's why CBS went with a new and slightly wackier intro graphic.
I don't like how they kept the "when the evil Shredder attacks" line in the Red Sky intro. That fit season 8, but keeping that in season 9 with clips from season 8 and the first movie(like really, it was 4-5 years old at that point) just felt off.

Coola Yagami
04-08-2017, 08:05 PM
I don't like how they kept the "when the evil Shredder attacks" line in the Red Sky intro. That fit season 8, but keeping that in season 9 with clips from season 8 and the first movie(like really, it was 4-5 years old at that point) just felt off.

The whole cartoon/movie clip show intro looked like a mess. As silly as the first movie was, the turtles never got into that sort of martial arts fighting even during Red Sky. Mostly cartoon laser guns and Raph tossing his sai at everything.

Prowler
04-08-2017, 08:07 PM
The whole cartoon/movie clip show intro looked like a mess. As silly as the first movie was, the turtles never got into that sort of martial arts fighting even during Red Sky. Mostly cartoon laser guns and Raph tossing his sai at everything.
They went full sci fi in Red Sky, especially in the last two seasons. TMNT always had sci-fi elements to it but let's not forget the word "Ninja" is in the title. Seasons 9 and 10 no longer felt like a Ninja Turtles cartoon per se but some spin-off starring the Turtles.

neatoman
04-09-2017, 04:11 AM
Maybe not the lyrics, but just the overall sound of it. It's a classic epic theme song and has an unforgettable sound to it alongside other immortal cartoon theme songs like Thundercats and Transformers. It makes the 'One! Two! Three! Four! Garbage sound like a song that might be cool and edgy at the time, but lame and outdated a year or so later.

The Transformers theme song isn't that good either to be honest. Seasons two and three had better renditions but season one was crap. I swear, I can hear the sound of something falling on the floor having been left in. Just listen, it happens when it's zooming in on the Decepticon logo:
uRQtMVJKBFc

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 08:46 PM
I like the openings for this show good enough and never really understood what made them so bad to other people

They really needed to do without the, "ONE TWO THREE FOUR" during the theme
I will agree with this, though.

"They're heroes in a half shell and they're green" Or "The good guys win and the bad guys lose" for that matter?
LMAO THESE TWO LINES MAKE ME LAUGH EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM. I love the song the [former] line comes from but god damn. I can't sing along because I laugh.

Yes. You are the only one.
DAMN IT I WASN'T HERE TO POST THE THING I shall fix this
http://i.imgur.com/kqdGRjl.png

Bullsh*t, I have never once seen this opinion, let alone "consensus".
I've seen it more than a handful of times on this forum but those are easily forgettable. The main place I see this opinion is when I'm trying to show this series to other adults.

Rooish
04-13-2017, 08:58 PM
Clearly you're not the only one but I could not stand it, mostly because of the hard core extreme electric guitar and the incessant counting.

Remember the other songs in the series? "It's A Jungle Out There" and "Midnight Run"? OMG season 2 was so random. :lol:

Netkeeper
04-13-2017, 09:10 PM
Hard core extreme guitar.... lmao

I liked the other songs in the series more than the opening actually. Especially It's a jungle out there.

Not counting the stuff from Fast Forward onward, of course

sdp
04-13-2017, 10:53 PM
Music is the one thing that 2k3 lacks in, I did grow to like some of the theme songs but they're still weak in comparison.

CyberCubed
04-14-2017, 01:49 AM
Music is the one thing that 2k3 lacks in, I did grow to like some of the theme songs but they're still weak in comparison.

The BGM played during the actual episodes are good. Loved the Foot Soldier theme and a lot of the other action themes they played during the fighting.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
04-14-2017, 01:54 PM
The 20032009 signature song is the best, but I like all signature songs, including Next Mutation, except the 2012 one. The 2012 one feels like a forced way to recreate the original.

Netkeeper
04-14-2017, 01:57 PM
I like all signature songs, including Next Mutation, except the 2012 one. The 2012 one feels like a forced way to recreate the original.
I didn't like the 2012 one either. The beginning of it sounds great, but the rest of it is awful.