Friday, January 07, 2022

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Once Had a Crossover With Garfield

The TMNT Crossover You Never Knew Existed

When you think of groups of superheroes, there aren’t many that are more solid than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Those justice-sworn, pizza-fuelled, half-shelled heroes are more than capable of laying the beatdown on Shredder or Krang on their lonesome and without the need for assistance. However, that doesn’t mean that a TMNT crossover is completely out of the question.

One of the most recent TMNT crossovers featured Batman. Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello have teamed up with the Caped Crusader (and Robin) several times in the comics already, and even had their own animated team-up film and toy line.

Though, this isn’t the only mainstream crossover that the boys in green have been involved in. In the comics, they’ve partnered with the Ghostbusters in two series, including one to save Casey Jones from Chi-You. There's also been a couple of epic TMNT and Power Rangers encounters, both in comics and on TV, becoming one of geekdom’s most fondest memories. Yet, there’s still one more crossover that might top them all…

Meet Garfello

Garfield is famous for a few things: eating (mainly lasagna), his deep hatred of Mondays, sleeping, and doing the bare minimum in life. The orange cat is undoubtedly a role model for all of us, but there was a time when he left his comfort zone for a good reason: Garfield decided that he fancied some pizza over lasagne.

So, what did he do? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty disguised himself as the fifth turtle, Garfello, went into the sewers, and tried to con the Turtles into giving up some of their pie. Of course when Odie shows up, hijinks ensued.

This furry crossover took place in the 1992 winter edition of TMNT Magazine in a one-page story titled “Garfield Meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Yet, it isn’t the only team-up they’ve been involved in since then…

Garfield and TMNT’s latest crossover

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is like Super Smash Bros. but with Nickelodeon characters. While Garfield wasn’t included in the launch of the game, he has been added as a new playable character recently. So that means you can have the orange cat facing off against Leo, Mikey, or even April O’Neil in combat. Maybe it’s time that Garfello finally gets revenge for not getting a slice of pizza in the past?

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