On one totally tubular, very strange day in 1990, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took over Harpo Studios for an entire episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Before an audience of mostly 6- to 10-year-olds, plus one adult woman wearing a full-on TMNT costume, actors wearing denim-vested turtle suits portraying Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo spent the hour being interviewed by Oprah -- whom they call "babe" -- taking questions from their young fans and dancing to prerecorded songs off their (somehow) double-platinum, Pizza Hut-sponsored album "Coming Out of Their Shells."
Actors portraying television reporter and turtle buddy April O'Neil ("not bad for a girl," according to the turtles) and, yes, the evil Shredder ("like a bad can opener") also made appearances in the episode.
The turtles' revealed their three favorite flavors of pizza -- pepperoni and jelly bean, peanut butter and tuna fish, and extra cheese and Jujubes -- before ending one of Winfrey's 14 "most unlikely" episodes with an on-stage, Oprah-inclusive dance party to "Pizza Power."
Cowabunga, dudes! This happenin' clip is totally worth your time.
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