Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells

(860 votes, average 4.92 out of 5)

Check out our weekly custom image creator Marobot's DeviantArt Profile here
Doug's Official Facebook Page

Preorder The Uncanny Valley now!

Comments (814)
  • MFGreth  - cool
    avatar
    nice to finally see it. sadly, I vaguely remember this tape, having owned it myself. I'm pretty sure it bored the shit out of me as a kid. for some odd reason my parents dictated what movies or tapes i watched back then, and not in the sense of 'oh your too young for that', more like 'oh i know you wanna watch Ninja turtles 2 the Secret of the Ooze but you're gonna watch Alvin and the Chipmunks instead'. not that it usually bothered me, but whenever this was on i think i complained.

    anyways funny stuff guys!
  • Thatguywiththescars
    avatar
    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Xi9DLcJeWaI u might like this u might not...im sure it will hold you over until the next avgn or nc.
  • RuinerXXSinCity  - Hmmm.....
    This is really one of those gimmicky money grabs that is as bad now as when it was released, so I really think you would remember it if you had seen it. Still maybe it was when you were too young to consciously remember it. I actually recall being somewhat entertained by the "soundtrack" that Pizza Hut used as an audio narcotic to get kids to force their parents into their restaurants(as if their bread sticks weren't already addictive enough). I would torture my parents with that ridiculous album every time we were in the car(I can still remember the "in pain" expression my folks had during that retarded April O'Neil ballad.

    "They said April, you can count on us" LMFAO!

    However, once I got the chance to see the video I realized how lame the whole thing really was. I hate to say it but the whole ordeal started the process of me turning my back on the TMNT franchise, while the third movie made it official. Bad ideas like this are disastrously destructive to IPs no matter how much you care about them. Considering I was still in my "single digit years"(ages 1-9)at the time this had to be truly horrible. You would think that atleast tiny bit of effort would have been put into making this somewhat decent for the legions of children fans. The culmination of horrible facial animations on the turtles, terrible lyrics(though I will atleast say the music was minimally catchy, in a garbage bubblegum pop way),terrible costumes on all the characters(most notably Shredder, and Splinter), and lack of any enthusiasm during the performance just made this fucking insulting!


    On a side note, the song used in the intro made me think of "Tom Goes to the Mayor", and in this case it is a good thing. I fucking miss that show!
  • Jasoco
    avatar
    The theme song was the ALF theme actually.

    Good video as always. I hope you two do these more often. Even if you do have to drive a long distance to get together.
  • retardo_montalban
    avatar
    you know that show is on [adult swim], right?
    HAMSTER JELLY!?
  • RuinerXXSinCity
    While this comment is something like 6 months old I felt it necessary to respond. Yes they still show TGTTM on Adult Swim, but only re-runs. Sadly it was canceled after the second season, but at least it made the price of series collection reasonable(i am trying to be optimistic, but I really fucking miss seeing new episodes.) Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! is usually very funny, but Tom's humor was much more consistent in my humble opinion.

    As for the song used being the "Alf" theme, I just said it reminded me of TGTTM's music. It seriously makes me wonder if Tim, and Eric were big Alf fans.
  • megadeth213
    avatar
    this is weird this video came out on my birthday hell yeah :evil: :woohoo:
  • Cthulhu  - Great review. Hope to see you two do more someday!
    avatar
    I've waited for this for a while now. Thanks Doug! I'm happy to have this be released on my birthday, could not have asked for a better birthday present. ^^ I look forward to seeing the George of the Jungle (maybe someday) and Gargoyles review. TMNT was before my time, so I was never really into it as much as other people. Gargoyles was always my Ninja Turtles. Coincidencially, I just started rewatching Gargoyles -- never noticed how hot Demona and Elisa were before lol.

    Yeah, the Coming Out of Their Shells thing seems really bad, even worse than the 4kids cartoon...
  • doctorglove  - Great review you two!
    avatar
    Although I was expecting a video game/movie collab review, I must say very well done.

    However, DAMN YOU TWO FOR USING THE TV SITCOM EFFECTS! >.< lol

    Keep up the duo reviews!
  • Ferix
    avatar
    Ha! Probably one of your best yet, keep up the good work guys seriously ^_^

    Seriously this was a great idea and I didn't even know this existed and in a weird way I wish I had, always more fun to watch a review when you've seen the subject before, Heh.

    PS I want your tie ...no, really! :pinch:
  • Lieutenant Fish
    avatar
    Best. Combination of reviewers. EVER.

    I hope you do more than one Critic and Nerd review, it's things like this that make the internet worth surfing.
  • minato nimizake
    so...is the nerd now part of the website
  • ClassyHatGuy
    nah just a partner of the site, he does collaborations here and there with NC
  • Pay-Ten
    avatar
    Pinch me,because i must be dreaming.Fan-FUCKING- tastic Critic and Nerd :woohoo:
  • Dark Pascual
    avatar
    This= EPIC WIN!!!

    Now, this TMNT...thing is either the very definition of Surrealism...or a mindfuck...
  • smb1916
    avatar
    finally
  • Rivas
    avatar
    As a kid, here in México, I would have just died out of joy had I ever seen the TMNT singing on the stage...

    Yeah, I kind of liked that sort of crap.

    Anyway, this was really funny. I laughed so hard at that weird frozen Raphael (or was he?)

    Splinter looks like some werewolf.

    That last gag with the pen was priceless. Hope to get some more of the 2 of you together.
  • Dr.Mario12
    avatar
    yeeesssss this is so epic :D
  • DeeJay
    Great video!! Worth the wait.
  • jacktchance  - ...
    avatar
    This video was awesome. You two worked off each other really well.
  • gemini27nwo
    avatar
    awesome review doug and james

    truly awesome

    words cannot describe this
  • NoNostalgiaReviews
    avatar
    oh man, I haven't even watched it yet, I can't wait
  • ChaosD1
    avatar
    What... not ONE SINGLE mention of Splinter's song, "Skipping Stones?"

    Oh god... now I remember it all over again. Kill me.
  • EosChild
    Yea seriously! And Shredder did a song about hating music! (only the parents clapped, I told my mom she shouldn't clap because he's the bad guy, he also took the audience "hostage" or something)

    I could have sworn there was more...plot...of sorts....at least a musical number with pizza guys.
  • Cluzic
    The Nerd and the Critic work well together. This is amazing.

    But wow, I didn't actually know they tried to make a live TMNT band. I guess, in the words of the Critic, "The Cash Cow goes MOOOOOO!"
  • Elan
    avatar
    It's finally here! Truly this is a momentous occasion.
  • Chosen Zelos  - "look like ninja frogs"
    avatar
    Ninja Frogs? You mean [size=x-large] [color=green][b]BATTLE TOADS?[/b][/color][/size]

    Sorry, couldn't help it. :side:

    Awesome video doods.
  • ChrisHype
    I was there!

    Universal Studios, Hollywood. I was no more then 5-6 years old, and somehow, someway, I got tickets with my Mom and Grandmother.

    As a little kid, it was the greatest show of my life. But looking back at it, it was pretty damn silly. Still, as the ultimate Turtle fan as a kid, I wouldn't change that experience for the world.

    Thanks for the review, Boys. ^_^
  • Josephes
    Wow, really!? You were actually there when it happened? :0
  • XxFidgetxX
    avatar
    Awesome. This review lived up to it's expectations!
  • soiledshortz
    avatar
    Of course you can play Bass with only one string. Have you ever listened to Fall Out Boy? :whistle:

    Awesome review boys, it was a lot of fun. Thanks!
  • Coldguy
    avatar
    Cow-luagh indeed...
  • THE CLAN MAN  - good job, squires.
    avatar
    Sexcellently awesome
  • gbus
    well, that sucked so so so much.

    nice review, great stuff
  • MisterC
    Wow... that's bad. I forgot that whole concert existed. It's even worse than the Next Mutation and TMNT, though I can't say that's absolute worst Ninja Turtles tie-in ever (there's also that Walt Disney World stage show).
  • ThatGuyInTheHeadband
    avatar
    Yay! AVGN NC colaberation review!

    Boo! TMNT Coming outt of Their Shells.
  • Killers92
    avatar
    Yeah, Coming out of their Shells is terrible
Only registered users can write comments!

Follow us on:

Latest Videos

Word Funk: Best Apocalypse Ever

Watch Video

Film Brain: The Quiet Ones

Watch Video

Brad Tries Domino's Chicken

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Up a Tree

Watch Video

Oancitizen: Shakespeare

Watch Video

Phelous: BZ - Super Mario World

Watch Video

MikeJ: Microwave S'mores Maker

Watch Video

NChick: 50 Shades S2E3

Watch Video

Film Brain: Amz Spider-Man 2

Watch Video

Taylor: Tales of Symphonia HD

Watch Video

Adventure Time: 5 More Short

Watch Video

NC: Swan Princess

Watch Video

Leon: AotT: Inquisition

Watch Video

NChick: Game of Thrones S3E3

Watch Video

Diamanda: Amz Spider-Man 2

Watch Video

Benzaie: Neo Versailles Ep 5

Watch Video

Lotus Prince: Snatcher Finale

Watch Video

Linkara: Athena #2

Watch Video

Sage: Plastic Little

Watch Video

Lupa: Haunting of the Innocent

Watch Video

Suede Played Higurashi P1

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Jake the Dog

Watch Video

Blockbuster: Planes

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Finn the Human

Watch Video

Lupa: BW - Rookie School

Watch Video

Sage Vlogs: Under the Skin

Watch Video

Diamanda: The Raid 2

Watch Video

Brad: Transcendence

Watch Video

Nash: Tasmanian Triangle

Watch Video

NC Com: Alice in Wonderland

Watch Video

Linkara: LPPO Ep 17 & 18

Watch Video

LP - Snatcher P13-15

Watch Video

NChick: ID vs WotW P2

Watch Video

Rap Critic: Loyal by Chris Brown

Watch Video

ChaosD1: Digimon Masters

Watch Video

Benzaie: Neo Versailles Ep 4

Watch Video

Lesbian Talk: Episode 54

Watch Video

Adventure Time: The Lich

Watch Video

Todd: Ghetto Superstar by Pras

Watch Video

MikeJ: Marley & Me TPY

Watch Video

Brad: ET the Porno Bloopers

Watch Video

Nerd: Ep 110 - Outsourced Anim

Watch Video

Blog Categories

What's Up? (138)
Sports (264)
News (273)
Book Reviews (523)
Funny (560)
Top # Lists (736)
Animation (869)
Wrestling (969)
Movies (1031)
Anime (1055)
Thoughts (1122)
Comics (1137)
Misc Reviews (1178)
Music (1258)
Video Reviews (1793)
Film Review (2619)
Uncategorized (3965)
Video Games (4932)
Old Blogs (15349)