In Euro, we keep mentioning some famous artists of the Renaissance: Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo. Whenever I hear their names, I can’t help but think of a favorite childhood TV show…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Thinking about the Turtles gave me a nice mental break from the video we were watching about Machiavelli.
I want to meet the guy who came up with the idea for that TV show. “Let’s make a TV show cartoon about turtles. Wait, that’s boring. I’ll add a twist. They’ll be…NINJA turtles! But I don’t know…ninja turtles is a little unrealistic. I mean, turtles don’t just become ninja turtles naturally…they are mutants! The show won’t be entertaining though if it’s about adults–adults are too old, and the ninja weapons are probably slightly dangerous for small children. They’ll be…teenagers. Eureka! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!”
The show was really cool. I was never a huge fan, but my brother watched it all the time. The turtles were really funny, really ’80s: “Dude!” “Radical!” And I looked in every toy store in the universe for the April figurine, but they only had the turtles and the bad guy (Shredder?).
Yeah, I don’t really know much now about Machiavelli.