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Oprah Had The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ On In 1990, And It Was Everything

You can never unhear Oprah squealing, 'Cowabunga, dude!'

Once upon a time, before the Internet existed, people had to get their daily shot of weirdness through daytime talk TV. Thus, this miraculous 40-minute window into ’90s pop culture that is a perfectly preserved episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in their vintage incarnations.

In addition to performing several rowdy pop songs from their “Coming Out of Their Shells” tour, the Turtles sat down on Oprah’s couch for a tell-all interview, in which Raphael openly confessed that he’d been pressuring April repeatedly for an “interspecies relationship.”

It was probably a shocking revelation at the time. But now, all we can think is: How different is it from “Twilight,” really?