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Nigga Turtles is a series of videos spoofing the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, the original film and Secret of the Ooze by it'sreal85.

The series is a dub of scenes from the films put in a new order to form its own plot that slowly grows to follow the main plot of Secret of the Ooze (Shredder's plot to fight the Turtles with Tokka and Rahzar). The characters, all voiced by itsreal85, are vastly different from their incarnations seen in the film. For example, Master Splinter is now an old drunk, and Casey Jones is a weed dealer. The city is also aware of the Turtles' existence, as they often travel to the liquor store among other venues.


The story begins In Medias Res, as the Turtles and Splinter already know April, but they attract the attention of the Foot Clan when Raphael sleeps with April, who is Shredder's niece. What follows is the Turtles' adventures as they contend with the Foot as well as their own abrasive personalities and egos.

The series is certainly NSFW, as a heads up. The original episode can be found here, and other episodes can be found on YouTube. itsreal85 now uploads the series to Worldstar Hip Hop Videos, but other YouTube users will upload the series to YouTube for him.


This series contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: When the captured Splinter fails to lure out the Turtles, Shredder cuts him loose so he can follow him straight to the Turtles. This isn't followed up on as of episode 11.
  • Abusive Parents: Averted with Splinter for the most part. He is just as verbally abrasive to his sons as they are to him, and received them in the mail by mistake, but makes it very clear that he loves his sons very much.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The Shredder. See Even Evil Has Standards and Even Evil Has Loved Ones.
  • Adaptational Species Change: Rahzar is a mutated Siberian husky/pit-bull instead of a mutated wolf.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Pretty much every other character besides Shredder, Tatsu, and Tokka and Rahzar. Everyone is far more crass and rude than in the actual franchise.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Shredder is terrified of Tokka and Rahzar when in Secret of the Ooze he calmly offered to fight them to show them who's boss.
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  • Affably Evil: The Shredder is not a terrible guy as long as you don't have sex with his niece or mutate his pets.
  • The Alcoholic: The Turtles and Splinter.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The Foot raid the Turtles' lair and kidnap Splinter, and thoroughly ransack the place.
    Raph: Everything looks the same!
  • Ambiguously Gay: Leo is repeatedly called gay, but it so far hasn't been confirmed if he is or not. He has some stereotypical gay traits but has never expressed interest in the same sex.
  • Bad Boss: Despite his good traits, Shredder apparently never pays his employees and can be pretty verbally abusive towards them.
  • Big Bad: The Shredder.
  • Big Eater: Mikey, a trait carried over from the canon franchise. He even suggests putting the TCRI ooze on some pizza to get more of it.
  • Breakout Character: Splinter is the most popular character and often gets to take the spotlight in announcement videos, and even got to narrate an episode of Itsreal 85's "Crackhead Carl" series.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Tokka and Rahzar easily defeat the Turtles and force them to make a hasty retreat.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • Mikey invites the other turtles to check out his biceps. Raph interjects, claiming Mikey got them from masturbating.
    • Raphael asks Leo if he has 'a date with [his] hand' before he leaves.
    • After Perry reveals that Donatello's toned body was a side effect of the Ooze, Donnie muses that he could have been masturbating instead of going to the gym at 6 am.
  • Demoted to Extra: So far, Casey Jones' role has been reduced to a brief role as a weed dealer that Raph tangles with.
  • Dirty Old Man: Splinter has no shame about trying to have sex with April (and later Perry when he believes he's a woman).
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Shredder captures Splinter for an entire month and forces his to eat his own shit to survive, because of his son having sex with April. Later, he's apparently bent on eating the Turtles from the moment he learns Raph slept with April.
  • The Don: Splinter has a few traits of this. Best shown when he puts a hit out on Shredder.
  • The Dragon: Tatsu to Shredder, as in the films. Doesn't stop Shredder from giving him countless Mexican names.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: In Episode 10, Splinter mistakes Perry at a distance for a 'fine white bitch' and starts hitting on him.
  • Elite Army: Subverted. When Keno tries to join the Foot clan (a.k.a. the fake Bloods), he joins a group of other prospective Bloods who are meeting with a Foot clan representative. The representative tells the group that it won't be easy to join them, and asks them if they can say "Soo-whoop". After everyone mutters the phrase, the representative declares them Bloods.
  • Epic Fail: Shredder's first plan to lure out the Turtles with a captured Splinter completely fails because the Turtles completely forget about Splinter and go mooch off of April. On top of that, the Foot goes an entire month without finding any leads on the Turtles.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Shredder legitimately loves his niece April and his pets, and appears to genuinely like his henchman Tatsu.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Shredder is appalled when the Turtles don't look for their kidnapped father. Later, he's enraged when Perry uses his watchdogs to make Rahzar.
  • Final Solution: When Shredder challenges the Turtles to another fight.
    Splinter: April, I didn't want it to have to come down to this, okay? …But, fuck it! We gon' kill your little punk-ass uncle!
  • Genre Throwback: Is essentially this to Pre- Abridged Series fan-made Gag Dubs such as "The Juggernaut Bitch!"
  • Group Hug: Tokka and Rahzar give Shredder a hug like they did in the original. Shredder is notably more terrified about this in this dub.
  • Happily Adopted: Raph apparently doesn't learn that he's adopted by Splinter until he's told during the fourth episode, but he still loves his father.
  • Insult Backfire:
    (referring to April)
    Leo: You know what? You're a dog! She deserves better than you!
    Raph: No she don't!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Surprisingly, Splinter and Raph.
    • Splinter may be highly verbally abusive (and occasionally physically as well) to his sons, but he genuinely loves them and is always there for them.
    • Much like his canon counterpart, Raph has a lot of bark, but is actually the most good-hearted of the Turtles way deep down. He saved April from the Foot, is hysterical both when his father is kidnapped and when he tells him that he loves him after he returns, and does try to protect Keno.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally, when Perry uses Shredder's pet pit bull and Siberian Husky to make Rahzar.
  • Lighter and Softer: Than the original film. It's more on par with the tone of Secret of the Ooze thanks to its' heavy emphasis on comedy, despite being far raunchier than anything in the actual franchise.
  • Lock and Load Montage: Averted. When Shredder challenges the gang to another fight, Splinter decides that they'll kill him and orders the Turtles to gear up in their gun collection, but Perry convinces them to just drug the Foot instead.
  • Mad Scientist: Perry. He creates Rahzar ("Fido-Cheech") out of two of Shredder's dogs. Shredder is notably unhappy about this.
  • The Masquerade: Averted, in that the Turtles don't seem to hide their existence, often frequenting the clubs and liquor stores, and having various relationships with women. Still, the police chief thinks April's story about them is a load of bull, and some scenes where the Turtles are trying to evade people are kept intact (which was really the only option).
  • Medium Awareness: When itsreal85 moved the show from YouTube to Worldstar, he put up a video where Raph was explaining the move to the audience. Shredder even makes an appearance, angrily demanding to know what happened to the show he was fighting the turtles in. Subverted for Splinter, who seemed confused when the turtles tried to explain it to him.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • N-Word Privileges: The turtles, Splinter, and Shredder notably freely use the term "nigga", but when one of the white Foot ninjas apprehends April she tells her he has a message for "the N-word turtles".
  • Overprotective Dad: Well, uncle. The entire conflict of the story is because Shredder is pissed off that Raph slept with April.
  • Police are Useless:
    • The Chief of Police is crass and unhelpful when April tries to tell him that the turtles are mooching off of her and won't leave her house.
    • Later, he gets a lot of heat from a group of reporters when Tokka and Rahzar destroy a neighborhood.
    Reporter: Why did you let the neighborhood burn down?? Why didn't you call in the National Guard?!? Let's talk about your sex allegations!
  • Promoted to Love Interest: April is in a relationship with Raphael.
  • The Quiet One: Tatsu doesn't speak much.
  • The Red Baron: Raph claims that he's called "Big Blood".
    Mikey: Yeah, but the bitches don't know he's got a little dick!
  • Running Gag: Several.
    • Leo being a daddy's boy and the wimpiest member of the team.
    • As punishment for singing with the jailed Splinter, Shredder gives Tatsu a new Mexican name every time he sees him, from Lopez to Ramirez.
    • Donnie trying to prove that his muscles came from hard exercise, not his mutation.
    • Shredder is always making fun of Splinter's awful smell.
    • Keno is referred to as Jackie Chan by the Turtles and Splinter.
  • Related in the Adaptation: April is Shredder's niece, which kicks off Shredder's hatred of the turtles when Raphael has sex with her and Splinter attempts to do the same.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: When Donnie questions if Perry is telling the truth about their mutation (namely whether he earned his muscles or not), Splinter goes into a monologue that starts out wise but quickly devolves.
    Donnie: What if that motherfucker is lying? What if he's not even a real fucking scientist?
    Splinter: There's a lot of "what if"s in this world, son. Like what if I punched you in your face and knocked your shit into the back of your skull? What if I (beat) had your girl gobble my nuts? There's a lot of "what if"s but the facts still remain. You are a fucking mutant.
  • Speaking Like Totally Teen: Perry starts using slang when talking to the Nigga Turtles in Episode 11, making them wonder if he's high.
  • Take That!: The civilians questioning why Shredder is tearing up the neighborhood with Tokka and Rahzar could be a jab at the protestors of Ferguson.
  • Token Good Teammate: Splinter is perhaps the most benevolent character of the protagonists. Raph comes close, but his Jerk tendencies tend to outweigh his Heart of Gold.:
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: April is reduced to an idiot who doesn't know better than to let the Turtles mooch off of her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Splinter loves cheese. The Turtles' love of pizza is downplayed.
  • Trope 2000: Shredder's Stick-It-Up-Your-Ass 2000.
  • Truth in Television: Splinter tells the turtles he "ate [his] own shit to survive." While this is Played for Laughs and for Squick value, it is actually a behavior that several rodents have in real life.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: All four of the Turtles. When Splinter is kidnapped, they completely forget about him for a month and go to live with and mooch off of April. Raph even expects Splinter to have paid the electricity bill the same day he's been released from the Foot.
    Shredder: Man, them Turtles ain't looking for his funky ass. Shit, we're gonna have to come up with a new plan, what kind of kids are these man?!?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Splinter rips into his sons for not looking for him.
  • Who's on First?: Tatsu informs Shredder that April has slept with Raph, but refers to him as a "red turtle". Shredder responds by placing a hit on a man he believes is calling himself "Red Turtle". Tatsu has to explain it's a talking red turtle to a bewildered Shredder.

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