Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a pretty familiar supporting cast of characters. Of course, we all know the four brothers – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael – but just as well we know Splinter, their rat father-figure, Casey Jones, the hockey masked best friend, and April O’Neil, the reporter hottie in the yellow jumpsuit.
However, in 1997 when Fox Kids launched the live-action Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, it was felt that things should be shaken up. Meant to be a continuation of the movie franchise, strangely enough nowhere to be found were Casey or April. In their place, we got this:
Quit staring at her shell boobs.
This abomination new character was Venus de Milo, adding the much-needed sex appeal to a show lacking the classic April O’Neil. And seriously, if you think that this thing is sexier than April, you have issues. And you need to stay away from Muppets.
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