Meanwhile, in the not too distant past…
You probably know the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you definitely know Oprah Winfrey, but did you know they once teamed to produce the most rocking hour of daytime television EVER?
Let's go back, back, back to the early 1990s. The president was George H.W. Bush — he wore slap bracelets and Hypercolor t-shirts to work, played with Pogs, and listened to lots of Soundgarden.
In those days, the Big O was an up-and-coming daytime TV host, still on the cusp of multi-national success! But on one fateful afternoon, perhaps in July, perhaps not, all of that changed!! The would-be Queen of Chi-town invited four pizza-loving mutant turtles to entertain an audience full of kids and NOTHING. WAS. THE. SAME.
Ok, to be honest, everything was exactly the same. Four dudes in turtle suits and a giant rat who preached ninja philosophy took Oprah's stage and entertained a gaggle of snot-encrusted miscreants with crappy synth songs and six hours later everyone had already forgotten about it.
Ch-ch-check out Oprah's outrageous TMNT flashback…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Whoa!!! What a blast from the past!!! We honestly haven't been blasted in the face that hard since [REDACTED FOR THE CHILDREN].
Talk about 43 minutes of your life well spent!! Cowabunga, dudes!!
[Image via ABC.]
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