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Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-01-2017, 02:36 PM
Which TMNT-version is your favourite when it comes to the turtles dealing with mafia? Which crime bosses do you like the most?

I't prefer the original 1987-1996 animiated series because it had so many (some of them coller than other) but I like mafia in all versions and except for Footclan, street gangs and extraterrestrials, the turtles operating in a Godfather-like environment is one of my favourite TMNT-aspects.

DestronMirage22
05-01-2017, 02:41 PM
The Vol 3 mobsters (whose names escape me at the moment) were pretty cool.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
05-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Big Tony Puzorelli, aka, Shadow Jones' biological grandfather.

DestronMirage22
05-01-2017, 02:58 PM
Big Tony Puzorelli, aka, Shadow Jones' biological grandfather.

Ah! There we go.
Yeah, I thought he was a cool mobster/mafia type. Though his relationship with Shadow and the conflict it presented probably outweigh that.

neatoman
05-01-2017, 02:59 PM
Don't have one, fairly forgettable when you have the Purple Dragons.

Powder
05-01-2017, 03:40 PM
Big Louie & Big Tony.

FredWolfLeonardo
05-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Don Turtelli and Vizioso

MikeandRaph87
05-01-2017, 04:36 PM
Big Louie, a take on the Godfather. I found him to be fun yet effective. There is nothing inherently silly himself and he can be adapted if every given the opportunity. A rival mob of Beaver Cleaver was silly,but not Big Louie. The parody is done right.

Andrew NDB
05-01-2017, 04:50 PM
Big Tony Puzorelli, aka, Shadow Jones' biological grandfather.

This.

As a kid I always really wanted to see Puzorelli team with Tony Twist over in Spawn, as a precursor to a massive crossover. They're both in New York.

TigerClaw
05-01-2017, 05:29 PM
Don Turtelli and Vizioso
I second Don Turtelli

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CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
05-01-2017, 07:37 PM
Big Louie & Big Tony.

Was Louie the one in "Cufflink Caper?"

The only one from Fred Wolf I remember is Turtelli... ye olde Foot Fetish Flatfoot.

MsMarvelDuckie
05-01-2017, 08:10 PM
I'ma go with Big Louie. Though Turtelli was fun too. Tony "the Butcher" was another one I liked. But the Cleaver Gang was just silly.

I have always thought the Dracon mob from Gargoyles would fit well with the 4Kids TMNT. Actually have plans for including them in my crossover fic.

triplexxx
05-02-2017, 02:37 PM
The big number of mob bosses in the 1987 show (Tony "Butcher" Vivaldi, Big Louie, Pinky McFingers, Don Turtelli, Wolf Jackson, Maddog McMutt, etc.) definitely added variety to the show, which is always beneficial.
That name Tony Vivaldi, sounds either like a real mafia boss's name or just a common Italian name, sounds like something I've heard many places before.

neatoman
05-02-2017, 02:43 PM
I second Don Turtelli

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Is this a sexual fetish?

plastroncafe
05-02-2017, 03:01 PM
Babyface Cleaver.

Andrew NDB
05-02-2017, 03:12 PM
That name Tony Vivaldi, sounds either like a real mafia boss's name or just a common Italian name, sounds like something I've heard many places before.

It's a pretty popular font.

CyberCubed
05-04-2017, 11:35 AM
All the mobsters are great.

Original cartoon has Big Louie, Pinky Mcfingers, Don Turtelli, Mad Dogg Mcmutt and others.

4kids series had those gangsters in City at War.

Nick cartoon has the fat mob boss with the flying chair.

Image had Shadow's real father and various other mobsters

IDW has Lupo and his gang.


I love seeing the Turtles take on organized crime. It's a nice change of pace from the Foot, aliens, mutants, robots, etc.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
05-04-2017, 11:47 AM
All the mobsters are great.

Original cartoon has Big Louie, Pinky Mcfingers, Don Turtelli, Mad Dogg Mcmutt and others.

4kids series had those gangsters in City at War.

Nick cartoon has the fat mob boss with the flying chair.

Image had Shadow's real father and various other mobsters

IDW has Lupo and his gang.


I love seeing the Turtles take on organized crime. It's a nice change of pace from the Foot, aliens, mutants, robots, etc.

You brought TTN back with you, right? RIGHT?

FredWolfLeonardo
05-04-2017, 11:56 AM
You brought TTN back with you, right? RIGHT?

I had a feeling that either Cubed or Nines would come back with a radically different personality.

Cubed still sounds the same so my call is that the new Nines will be calm, lovey dovey, serene and best buddies with Cubed from now on.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
05-04-2017, 11:57 AM
I had a feeling that either Cubed or Nines would come back with a radically different personality.

Cubed still sounds the same so my call is that the new Nines will be calm, serene and best buddies with Cubed from now on.

Naw, not gonna happen. Never. :tlol:

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-04-2017, 02:32 PM
This is not a thread about community members.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
05-04-2017, 02:44 PM
This is not a thread about community members.

I'm still waiting on somebody to play Google and tell me whether or not Louie is the guy from the Cufflink Caper...

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-04-2017, 03:11 PM
I'm still waiting on somebody to play Google and tell me whether or not Louie is the guy from the Cufflink Caper...

Yes, he is.

2K3
05-05-2017, 05:14 AM
Looking back at most of the TMNT-verse there has been a wide variety of mafia gangsters, many whom rivalled the Foot Clan and Purple Dragons (others not so much):

Mirage/ Image: Antonie Puzorelli
80s: Don Turtelli, Tony "The Butcher" Vivaldi, Big Louie, Pinky McFingers
Next Mutation: Silver
2K3: Big Boss
Nick: Don Vizioso
IDW: Antonio

Out of all of them, the only ones that stood out were Puzorelli and Antonio. I'm hoping we see more of Antonio in IDW considering his presence in "City Fall" and how in the Shredder Micro, he was present at a Foot Clan meeting alongside Hun, Karai and Kitsune.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-05-2017, 09:10 AM
Looking back at most of the TMNT-verse there has been a wide variety of mafia gangsters, many whom rivalled the Foot Clan and Purple Dragons (others not so much):

Mirage/ Image: Antonie Puzorelli
80s: Don Turtelli, Tony "The Butcher" Vivaldi, Big Louie, Pinky McFingers
Next Mutation: Silver
2K3: Big Boss
Nick: Don Vizioso
IDW: Antonio

Out of all of them, the only ones that stood out were Puzorelli and Antonio. I'm hoping we see more of Antonio in IDW considering his presence in "City Fall" and how in the Shredder Micro, he was present at a Foot Clan meeting alongside Hun, Karai and Kitsune.

Archie = Yen brothers.

2K3
05-05-2017, 09:15 AM
Archie = Yen brothers.

Dang, knew I missed someone... then again, I haven't had the pleasure of reading most of TMNT Adventures. Thanks!

CyberCubed
05-06-2017, 01:08 PM
2K3: Big Boss

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The 2k3 mob boss was called Big Boss? I don't ever recall that. That's the name of a Metal Gear Solid major character.

LuckyLadybug
05-09-2017, 04:25 AM
I usually cite Pinky McFingers as my favorite in the 87 series. I don't like the voice change in his second episode, though. And sometimes I think I selected him as my favorite only because he introduced us to Barney Stockman. :D

Don Turtelli and his feather torture amuses me.

ABrown
05-09-2017, 10:40 AM
I'd have to say that Big Louie is my favorite individual.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-16-2017, 03:03 PM
Dang, knew I missed someone... then again, I haven't had the pleasure of reading most of TMNT Adventures. Thanks!

They're in "The Good, the Bad and the Tattooed"

http://tmntentity.blogspot.se/2011/03/tmnt-adventures-32.html

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
05-28-2017, 02:40 AM
I also love the mob from "Lone Raph and Cub" in the 2003-2009 series.

myconius
06-01-2017, 09:02 AM
i really like the extremely derogatory depicted gangster they have in the Nick cartoons.

the one that's constantly slurping on spaghetti.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
06-06-2017, 05:57 AM
i really like the extremely derogatory depicted gangster they have in the Nick cartoons.

the one that's constantly slurping on spaghetti.

You mean Don Vizioso?

Weirdo-Warrior
06-16-2017, 08:46 AM
Never was much into those stereotypical and funny Italo-American mafiosi. I mean, some of them were fun and probably you couldn't set adventures in NYC without having to deal with the mafia, but I remember when I was a kid the feeling was similar to those Masters Of The Universe episodes without Skeletor: pretty useless.

Both Archie comics and the toy line especially had plenty of cool characters that never made even a cameo on TV. Such a pity imo.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
06-16-2017, 09:13 AM
Never was much into those stereotypical and funny Italo-American mafiosi. I mean, some of them were fun and probably you couldn't set adventures in NYC without having to deal with the mafia, but I remember when I was a kid the feeling was similar to those Masters Of The Universe episodes without Skeletor: pretty useless.

Big Louie teamed up with Shredder in some episodes. The "Big Cufflink Caper" episode also had Big Louie's rival gangsters.