You know, if Nick was actually trying to piss me off, they couldn’t possibly do a better job! I have been gritting my teeth as I watch the new show because it is very cute and entertaining, but I have a real problem with how they are portraying Michelangelo.
Yes, his character is energetic and youthful. Yes, he does tend to take things a little less seriously than his brothers. Yes, he is a prankster, a live wire, and a wise guy.
No, he is NOT stupid!
Do you hear me Nickelodeon? Michelangelo is not stupid. If you want to make me happy again, stop running those asinine commercials comparing Patrick to Mikey on the brainless meter.
The character of Michelangelo was not created to be stupid. He is not part of a tough ninja team who has had to survive their entire lives on their wits and talents just to be your path to a cheap laugh.
There will now be an entire generation of kiddos who will think that Michelangelo is an idiot and that if it weren’t for his brothers he’d be dead. Mikey is friggin’ SMART people; he is sharp, witty, intelligent, resourceful, insightful, quick, talented, agile, strong, and tough as a nail.
Please, please do me a favor Turtle fans – if you do nothing else, could you please read some of the original comics? Or watch a few episodes of the 2k3 version of the cartoon because it sticks more closely to the original characters from the comics.
Michelangelo is a beautiful character who does not deserve to be mutilated by Nickelodeon. He is my muse and I love him. I will defend his true character and personality with my last breath.