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Old 05-07-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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Did the FW cartoon have good humour?

Just wanted to hear your opinions on this, I'm betting there will be quite a few different perspectives.

Do you think the FW show in general had good comedy and how does it compare to other comedy giants like Looney Tunes and Animaniacs?

Me personally, I found it very funny and alot of the jokes to be clever. One thing I noticed that not once throughout the show was there gross and excessively kiddy/cheap humour like fart jokes and burp jokes which I really appreciate. There's quite a bit of slapstick definetly, but I think the best source of humour in the show came from the dialouge and interactions of characters which was really funny either due to being very clever or very corny.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:10 AM   #2
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It's hit or miss. The Krang/Shredder stuff is golden.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yes. Some episodes of the Fred Wolf toon are actually more enjoyable for me to watch as an adult, as a lot of the humour such as Raphael's sarcastic remarks and the banter between Shredder and Krang went over my head as a kid.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, they were like an old married couple. Krang was basically the technodrome wife.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #5
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I guess I'm in the minority on this. Don't get me wrong, I love the original TMNT cartoon. I loved it as a child, and I still love it as an adult. But I've never really found the series to be funny. Do I find it to be silly? Absolutely. But silly doesn't necessarily equal funny. I've actually always found the 4Kids series to be much funnier than the first cartoon ever was.
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:10 AM   #6
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It can be rather hokey, but it does have its moments.

Esp things that are a little under the radar that the original kid audience might not have gotten back then. Such as...

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Old 05-07-2017, 11:56 AM   #8
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Of course, yes. No other series has such a great dynamic. Three main-"bases". the turtles' sewerlair, Channel 6 and the Technodrome.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:10 PM   #9
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No. Too much of it revolves around pizza and the jokes that aren't tend to be dry or predictable.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:34 PM   #10
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It can be rather hokey, but it does have its moments.

Esp things that are a little under the radar that the original kid audience might not have gotten back then. Such as...

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What episode was that from?
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:39 PM   #11
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Of course it was. I do admit the pizza puns were lame and some of the slapstick too, but most of Raph's material and Shredder and Krang's bickering was comedic gold. Shredder and Krang were masters of the smacktalk. Plus all the 4th wall breaking jokes that wasn't all that common in action shows.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #12
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The humor was very self-aware parody and drywall satire humor. It's a lot different than say the humor in the Nick cartoon, which goes for the modern cartoon approach of "loud and in your face" type humor.

Even stuff like the Channel 6 news crew banter is far funnier as an adult than a kid, because now you can understand where they were going with those characters and all the stereotypes. As a kid this stuff would fly over your head.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:35 PM   #13
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:36 PM   #14
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A lot of the humor is tongue in cheek which is why I think a lot of it still works, the more cultural and of the time jokes not so much. The "kids humor" which not even as a kid I found funny are bad though sometimes it does fall into the "so bad it's so good" and finally some of the humor is so abstract that it's funny for that whole fact.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:21 PM   #15
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This series had a lot of self aware humor, which is what amused me. If something completely stupid was occurring or something was going on that probably shouldn't have been going on, like how characters from a dimension in ancient Japan can "of course speak English", it'll be referenced. That's silly and the show was self aware. That humor style still holds up, imo.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:37 PM   #16
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What were some good jokes from it?
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:38 PM   #17
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Season 4, ep 11, "Menace Maestro, Please". The one with the wannabe Phantom of the Oprah.



Cracked me up in my first re-watch as an adult a few years ago, suddenly realizing Leo pretty much just called them a couple of jackasses. lol Or however you want to take that.
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What were some good jokes from it?
Well there was... Uhm... Well... I mean... Hm... How many are you asking for? Let's see... This really hard...

Alright, to be fair, there is one joke I thought was actually good rather than just mildly amusing. Donatello invents a VR machine that simulates a fantasy, turns out one of Raphael's fantasies is to enslave the other Turtles. It's unexpected, informs something about the character and it's the only time I can remember the humor not being so damn toothless.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:40 PM   #19
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:46 PM   #20
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Some times it was funny. Sometimes it was unintentionally funny. Sometimes it was painful.
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