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Old 05-09-2017, 03:43 PM   #41
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It was funny sometimes, but I enjoyed the dry humor a lot more as an adult.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:24 PM   #42
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I'm sure I laughed a lot watching the show as a kid. I know I definitely laugh watching it now. Raph, Krang, and Shredder's one-liners have definitely struck me funny more than once.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:49 PM   #43
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I do rather enjoy Shredder and Krang's jabs at each other... Not that I can think of any right off the top of my head, but yeah.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:05 AM   #44
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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.
Yep, that's why I could never get the humour of the 4Kids series. Any sporadic attempts at humour were cringe worthy and really unfunny. I'm not sure but I'm guessing the Nick show is like that as well?

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Well there was... Uhm... Well... I mean... Hm... How many are you asking for? Let's see... This really hard...
Yes you don't like the Fred Wolf series, we get it already.

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My favourite funny moment is when Casey Jones gets hired in Corporate Raiders for Dimension X.
That was great! Even at the time I thought that was funny!

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I found it so bizzare how the turtles didnt recognize bebop and rocksteady through those disguises. Either disguises in the FW show look much more convincing within the show than to us the audience or the turtles were just messing around with those two on purpose.
I mean the writers knew what they were doing. They knew how ridiculous these situations were but they just went with it and some of these results are priceless like the Casey scene mentioned above. The humour was always a very underrated part of the series.

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I don't really laugh as in the, "tremendous amount of laughter" aspect like you would in a movie theater, but I do crack a smile and chuckle at some of the funnier or more amusing moments.
Any TV show does a good job if it can create a good balance between the differing elements.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:54 PM   #45
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This desperately needed a "sometimes" option. FW TMNT could go through a lot of different styles and quality levels, and the humor is no different.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:38 PM   #46
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the show had it's moments.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:04 AM   #47
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Irma was great in one episode when she said something about she was not a pickup girl.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:09 AM   #48
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Irma was great in one episode when she said something about she was not a pickup girl.
I don't remember that episode, but I thought Irma said a few good one-liners in the episode "Convicts from Dimension X."
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Donatello's Badd Time?

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I don't remember that episode, but I thought Irma said a few good one-liners in the episode "Convicts from Dimension X."
Or maybe Donatello's Badd Time?
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:33 AM   #50
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This desperately needed a "sometimes" option. FW TMNT could go through a lot of different styles and quality levels, and the humor is no different.
I would have chosen "rarely" myself.
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:47 PM   #51
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It at least has the best humour of all three animated TMNT series yet existing.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:42 AM   #52
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It at least has the best humour of all three animated TMNT series yet existing.
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:11 PM   #53
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Sometimes but mostly good than bad. Raphael's jokes were clever and Krang and Shredder had funny interactions with each other.

It certainly was better than 2k3 TMNT humour. 2k3 Mike just doesn't have Rob Paulsen's wit and delivery.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:19 PM   #54
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I liked the initial FW run, there were some creativity and fun adventures in those episodes. But the creativity and effort die as the show goes on, to the point it's clear they're recycling scripts from other shows a few seasons in. I think the only bright spots are the instances where the actors injected their own lines into garbage scripts.

The 2k3 show had very different goals, so I don't think it's a fair comparison. I like it better than FW, it was mining from years of comic adventures so there were always varied and interesting adventures on screen for the Turtles to go on. Even the original stuff in the first 4 seasons was pretty creative. I don't know that you can call the comedy in it a failure, the clear focus was on character development. I'd say it was a wise choice to have less comedy than to force a ton of it into scripts that aren't focused on that. Writing against your strengths is never a good idea.

And we have proof of that: Fast Forward. "It's ninja time" makes me cringe. It's like they thought the future premise was enough so they didn't put any effort into making the episodes funny or entertaining as long as future stuff was floating around (like jangling keys in front of a baby.)

Real winner for comedy? 1990 movie. So many quotable lines.
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It certainly was better than 2k3 TMNT humour. 2k3 Mike just doesn't have Rob Paulsen's wit and delivery.
Plus Classic Raph was smartass funny... not dumbass funny. 2003 Mikey and 2012 Mikey both have the 'dumb is funny' thing going for them, which I really hate seeing poor Mikey being typecast as that.

So many cartoons rely on characters being random, loud, stupid, or all three to be funny. Kinda can't wait to see if they really will bring back the Animaniacs so Yakko Warner can bring smartass funny back.
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Plus Classic Raph was smartass funny... not dumbass funny. 2003 Mikey and 2012 Mikey both have the 'dumb is funny' thing going for them, which I really hate seeing poor Mikey being typecast as that.

So many cartoons rely on characters being random, loud, stupid, or all three to be funny. Kinda can't wait to see if they really will bring back the Animaniacs so Yakko Warner can bring smartass funny back.
Yep, exactly. Mike in the FW series also was a bit slow and immature at times, but he was a lot more bearable as were his constant pizza jokes.

Yakko was also voiced by Paulsen, wasn't he? As was Mighty Max. Mighty Max had a quite similar personality to FW Raphael. It was like Raphael turned human
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The 2k3 show had very different goals, so I don't think it's a fair comparison. I like it better than FW, it was mining from years of comic adventures so there were always varied and interesting adventures on screen for the Turtles to go on. Even the original stuff in the first 4 seasons was pretty creative. I don't know that you can call the comedy in it a failure, the clear focus was on character development. I'd say it was a wise choice to have less comedy than to force a ton of it into scripts that aren't focused on that. Writing against your strengths is never a good idea.

And we have proof of that: Fast Forward. "It's ninja time" makes me cringe. It's like they thought the future premise was enough so they didn't put any effort into making the episodes funny or entertaining as long as future stuff was floating around (like jangling keys in front of a baby.)
"What the shell" got tiresome after a while.
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"What the shell" got tiresome after a while.
I remember newcomers/casuals that only watched Turtles Forever for the 80s crew and never watched the 2K3 show all hated 'what the shell?'.
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I remember newcomers/casuals that only watched Turtles Forever for the 80s crew and never watched the 2K3 show all hated 'what the shell?'.
I didn't care back then. I hadn't seen much of the 2003-2009 series in English back then. Hadn't even seen all its episodes.
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I remember newcomers/casuals that only watched Turtles Forever for the 80s crew and never watched the 2K3 show all hated 'what the shell?'.
It's a pretty weird hang-up. Pretty sure the FW cartoon had similar puns up the ass, so I don't get why that one would be bothering them.
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