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Michelangelo's Birthday- Color by oldmanwinters Michelangelo's Birthday- Color by oldmanwinters
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Ah, "Michelangleo's Birthday" . . .
I hope its obvious that I think this is one of the top 5 dumbest episodes of the Classic Toon. It's probably my 2nd least favorite episode, coming in a few miles behind "The Gang's All Here."

I don't know what Eliot Daro and Bill Wolf were going for with the plot resolution, but it certainly made for one of the more embarrassing scenes in all of TMNT history (trust me, that's a long list).

If I have to be honest though... I do think the whole thing is kinda funny.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   General Artist
By the way, I know I already commented on this. But I was just curious about one thing; what are those wobbly lines around the inflated turtles? Just curious.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
I was trying to give the impression of movement... kinda like how a balloon wobbles in the air once it hits the ceiling.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   General Artist
Oh, now I get it. That makes perfect sense.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   General Artist
One thing that crossed my mind; I think they should have left Leo, Raph, and Don and giant brain dead turtle balloons for just a little bit longer. They would have made great birthday balloons for Michelangelo.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
That's a little too twisted for me!

Although, really, who doesn't love Turtles balloons?
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   General Artist
Yeah, I guess you're right. Still though, it'd be kind of funny if they did. Besides, certain characters do look funny inflated.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Indeed!

Just check out poor Splinter in the Japanese Super Turtles manga!
i9.photobucket.com/albums/a56/…
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   General Artist
Wow. I didn't know there was a Ninja Turtles manga!
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Oh, yeah, I am happy to say I own and have scanned most of them.  Other loyal fans have done the English translation and digital cleanup work to make them enjoyable reads:
opentrain.theyear199x.org/?pag…

And for historical context:
tmntentity.blogspot.com/2010/0…
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   General Artist
Oh yeah. I remember this episode. And I especially remember the part where Leo, Don, and Raph were sprayed with that mutagen that caused them to inflate like balloons. That was kind of cartoony and bizarre. And, not only did that anti-mutagen make them inflate and puff up like balloons. But apparently, it also seemed to render them brain dead. Because they didn't respond to Michelangelo when he tried to speak to them. Good thing Splinter had those magic marbles, otherwise they would have remained brain dead turtle balloons forever.
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
What a bizarre episode and a stupid ending.  I can't imagine Bill Wolf and Eliot Daro got a lot of work opportunities after this attempt at a script.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   General Artist
Yeah, you're probably right.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Exllcent work
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Mew2fem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome color job
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thank you! It was one of my first, so I'm not terribly pleased with it now, but it was a good learning experience.
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Mew2fem Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved how it turned out
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misterzero Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
the last few seasons of the original show got pretty bad..
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
The show ran over 190 episodes, so it's understandable that there would be some clunkers in than span. Fortunately, the basic premise of the show was appealing and the voice acting was strong (for most of the series' run). I wasn't a big fan of the Dregg & Carter arcs in the last two years, but those seasons had some strong episodes.
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misterzero Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I just remember it was 3rd grade(1993 or so) for me and those seasons were generally pretty weird, so my friends and I stopped watching. =/
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thorup Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe yeah... i was like WTF when Splinter used those magic marbles!! (I just started watching them all. In denmark we only got about 20 of the cartoons so i got the US ones :XD:)
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Heh, they were actually "mothballs!" I think marbles might have been slightly more believable (i.e., magic marbles?). But it's like the writers were trying to think of the worst possible explanation so they went with mothballs. lol
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thorup Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's propably so the other episodes seem better:laughing:
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trextrex65 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
nice
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