23 Killer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Trivia Questions ... Dude
Let's start with a simple one. Can you name each turtle’s weapon?
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Here they are ...
Raphael = Sai. The Twin Sai, to be specific.
Donatello = The Bo.
Leonardo = Twin Ninjatos. Not to be confused with katanas, which are typically used by samurai, not ninjas.
Michelangelo = Nunchaku. Some call them nunchucks.
Bonus: What is Casey Jones’ weapon of choice?
A hockey stick.
Easy, right? OK, let's step it up a notch.
What is the one ingredient the turtles (specifically Michelangelo) do NOT like on their pizzas?
It is a pretty icky addition.
You got that easy one, right? OK, try this one …
What are “Mousers?”
Robots built by Baxter Stockman to seek and kill sewer rats.
Who does April work for?
You think you know, but you could be wrong!
The first guess is usually "reporter," but ...
This is a bit of a trick question. She is most commonly known as a TV news reporter. But in the original comics, April O’Neil was an assistant to Baxter Stockman, the mad scientist.
What substance took the turtles from normal reptiles to crime-fighting ninjas?
A mutagen known simply as “ooze.”
What’s the name of the pizza guy-turned side kick in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze?
What is the name of the faction of The Foot Clan led by The Shredder?
Or just Shredder, if you’re nasty.
The Elite Guard.
Name Shredder’s two loyal henchmen with the intelligence of infants.
Tokka and Rahzar.
Did that one trip you up? Try this one ...
Name Shredder’s other two loyal but incompetent henchmen who were once human gang members.
Bebop and Rocksteady.
There they are!
Who wrote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song?
Chuck Lorre (pictured here on the far right) is also a big-time producer of shows like The Big Bang Theory.
What was the name of the fifth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?
Oh yes, there IS a fifth turtle!
Venus de Milo.
The only female turtle, she was introduced in the ill-fated Next Mutation series.
Who is Hamato Yoshi?
There's technically more than one answer!
Well, that depends on which part of the TMNT franchise we’re talking about. In the original comics and films, The Next Mutation and the cartoon series from 2003, Hamato Yoshi was a self-exiled member of the Foot Clan who has a pet rat who becomes Splinter, thereby making him Splinter’s master of sorts.
In the '80s and 2012 cartoon series, the Adventures comics, and the 2011 IDW comics, Hamato Yoshi is Splinter. Woah.
What '90s rapper performed the most popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie song ever, and what was it called?
Vanilla Ice, “Ninja Rap.”
Go, ninja, go ninja, go!
In the show Dinosaurs, what poster hangs in Robbie's room and why?
Robbie has a Teenage Mutant Ninja Cavemen poster in his room, and here's why.
To put it simply, Jim Henson. Henson’s London studio created the turtles for the 1990 and 1991 films. Jim Henson productions created the “stars” of Dinosaurs. The poster is an homage to Henson's previous project.
In the beginning, all of the turtles wore the same color bandana. What color were they?
They didn’t receive individual colors until 1988.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic was originally a spoof on what Marvel franchise?
In Daredevil, Matthew Murdock fights the Hand. In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the turtles fight the Foot (Clan). Murdock's teacher is Stick. In TMNT, we have Splinter.
What year was the very first issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book published?
The authors pooled their savings, tax returns and a $1,300 loan to print their first round. Today, a first-print copy will run you anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000.
And who wrote the nod to Daredevil that became the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series?
Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
Their original version was much more violent than the series we’ve come to know today.
How long did the '80s cartoon series run?
It was on the air from 1987 to 1997.
When was the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game released?
It was one Nintendo’s top-selling games, selling more than 4 million copies. It won Nintendo Power's Game of the Year award in 1989. It’s also extremely difficult. Thank goodness for cheat codes.
Including the film set to premiere in 2016, how many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle films have there been?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze (1991), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993), the animated TMNT (2007), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2 (2016).
What was the name of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles musical tour that kicked off in 1990?
The Out of the Shell tour.
The show was sponsored by Pizza Hut, which meant Michelangelo had access all the pizza he could stomach. On the tour, Donatello played the keyboard, Leonardo played bass, Michelangelo sang and played lead guitar, and Raphael played drums.