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In reference to the recently released ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' movie, Randall has compiled a list of Wikipedia article titles that, when stressed on the correct syllables, sound similar to theme song of the {{w|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)|1987 cartoon series}}. Some of the items on this list (e.g. {{w|Ace Ventura: Pet Detective|''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective''}}) are drawn in the same style as the logo from that series.
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In reference to the recently released ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' movie, Randall has compiled an alphabetical list of Wikipedia article titles that, when stressed on the correct syllables, sound similar to theme song of the {{w|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)|1987 cartoon series}}. Some of the items on this list (e.g. {{w|Ace Ventura: Pet Detective|''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective''}}) are drawn in the same style as the logo from that series.
  
 
See also [[856: Trochee Fixation]], another comic dealing with a similar concept.
 
See also [[856: Trochee Fixation]], another comic dealing with a similar concept.

Revision as of 13:30, 25 August 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
My upcoming album, 'Linked List', has covers of 'The Purple People Eater', the Ninja Turtles theme, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini', and the Power Rangers theme, with every song played to the tune of the next.
Title text: My upcoming album, 'Linked List', has covers of 'The Purple People Eater', the Ninja Turtles theme, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini', and the Power Rangers theme, with every song played to the tune of the next.

Explanation

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In reference to the recently released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Randall has compiled an alphabetical list of Wikipedia article titles that, when stressed on the correct syllables, sound similar to theme song of the 1987 cartoon series. Some of the items on this list (e.g. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) are drawn in the same style as the logo from that series.

See also 856: Trochee Fixation, another comic dealing with a similar concept.

Trivia

Randall mistyped the word "album" as "alubm" in the title text

Transcript

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE TITLES
With the right syllable stress pattern to be sung to the tune of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the right]
Biggest Loser: Second Chances
Cayman Island blue iguana
Central Texas pocket gopher
Church of Jesus Christ Creator
Climate change and meat production
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Daylight saving time in China
Denver Airport People Mover
Easter Island spiny lobster

Asian Human Rights Commission [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the left]
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
Engine failure after take-off
English as a second language
Former Arctic Monkeys members
Fowler's Modern English Usage
Georgia Game and Fish Department
Golden-mantled howler monkey
Greater Cleveland Film Commission
Hairy flower chafer beetle

San Diego City Council [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the right]
Harland David "Colonel" Sanders
Human Tissue Resource Network
Klondike class destroyer tender
Legal code of North Dakota
Lesser knapweed flower weevil
Lockheed Martin Atlas rocket
Maple syrup urine syndrome
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
Nablus mask-like facial syndrome

Single-payer health insurance [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the left]
Neo Geo Pocket Color
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly
Newton's second law of motion
North Korean Workers Party
Orange County Business Council
Over/under cable coiling
Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Places named for Adolf Hitler
Proton-proton chain reaction

Spotted giant flying squirrel [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the right]
Puerto Rican lizard-cuckoo
Quantuum vacuum plasma thruster [sic]
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Russian Women's Fascist Movement
Semi-active laser guidance
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Women science fiction authors [in the style of the logo, with the following listed to the left]
Trailing suction hopper dredger
Vector graphics markup language
Viti Levu giant pigeon
Voting rights in Puerto Rico
William Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Windows Vista startup process
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie
Yaba monkey tumor virus
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Title text: My upcoming alubm, 'Linked List', has covers of 'The Purple People Eater', the Ninja Turtles theme, 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini', and the Power Rangers theme, with every song played to the tune of the next.


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Discussion

Looks like they renamed the Wikipedia article mentioned as "Maple Syrup Urine Syndrome" to Maple Syrup Urine Disease.Keavon (talk) 05:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

This rythmic sounding has to do with metrical foots feet, I think. Maybe someone more into it than I can explain... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_%28prosody%29 108.162.229.164 05:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

It's just a 4-foot trochaic ("trochaic octameter"?) meter. ^- ^- ^- ^-. Also, I'm curious now, is "foots" the proper plural when discussing meter, or is that just a typo/misunderstanding? 199.27.128.150 06:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, the plural must be "feet". I just had a brain fart. 108.162.229.164 10:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
It is a trochaic tetrameter. Tetra = 4, octa = 8.108.162.216.38 12:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Right, it's number of feet, not number of syllables. My mistake. 199.27.128.150 15:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
This one is definitely related: http://xkcd.com/856/ --141.101.104.68 08:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Unless "Gloucester" is two syllables, Randall made a mistake/wanted to see if we're awake.--108.162.246.224 06:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Depending on where you're from, it can be pronounced (quasi-phonetically) as "Glow-ster". Jarod997 (talk) 13:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually it is. Silly British accents. It's pronounced roughly "Gloss-ter". 199.27.128.150 06:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
In that case, I retract my previous statement and apologize.--108.162.246.224 07:20, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

With regards to the roll-over text, mention could be made of the long-running BBC radio show "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Sorry_I_Haven%27t_A_Clue ). It is comedy panel game, and one of the regular rounds is 'One Song to the Tune of Another'. It may be coincidence, but one panellist of the show is Barry Cryer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Cryer ) who happened to have recorded Purple People Eater... 141.101.98.184 08:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Why isn't Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the list? 103.22.201.120 11:41, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

There's a typo in "Quantuum vacuum plasma thruster". 141.101.98.184 12:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Dang someone beat me to writing in the transcript. Oh well, you did a much better job than I was doing anyway. =8o) Jarod997 (talk) 13:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Is it just me, or do these lyrics not REALLY match the TMNT title song? The first three lines are OK, but the following lines just repeats the pattern - the TMNT song has a different rhythm. 141.101.98.169 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Each title is meant to be sung only to the "TMNT" part of the song. They aren't meant to be sung one after another to match the whole song. 173.245.52.211 03:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

If you speak with a western US accent like me, museum is pronounced with 2 syllables (myoo zahm). I guess if you pronounce it correctly, its more like myoo-zee-uhm, which would make 'Edgar Allan Poe Museum' fit. 108.162.246.213 03:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Please check with your friends and relations about the pronunciation of museum. All dictionaries show /mjuˈzi.əm/ (myoo-ZEE-um). 108.162.238.144 19:49, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

It's a shame that "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer" has a syllable too many, because that would've been perfect. 141.101.104.197 08:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

What's the extra syllable? I count In-fra Tur-bo Pig-cart Ra-cer. 108.162.238.144 19:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Is there any particular need to have a separate section for the wikilinks, rather than just embedding them in the transcript?--Marcus Hill (talk) 09:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't think so - that's how they were originally... Jarod997 (talk) 13:19, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

This makes me think of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. 108.162.216.150 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Damnit Monroe, for two reasons: 1. Now this all I can think about whenever I find a phrase that fits the syllable stress pattern, and 2. Why couldn't you have held off until 1413 for this - XKCD fourteen thirteen fits the stress pattern as well. 108.162.250.204 06:15, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I still don't know what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme sounds like, but I can't look at more than one or two of these tetrametric trochees without immediately thinking of the Peter Gunn theme [1] (which then stays stuck in my head for hours...). —Scs (talk) 17:25, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Does anyone know how Randall compiled the list? 199.27.129.119 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Deleted pages

"Places named for Adolf Hitler" was deleted recently, which makes me wonder, how many other pages on Wikipedia that are linked here were also deleted? 108.162.237.135 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Missed articles

Is anyone compiling a list of articles that Randall missed, but that fit the rhythm? I can think of at least one: "Random number generator". Promethean (talk) 09:58, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

I know Béla Viktor János Bartók fits the scheme. 162.158.74.249 19:10, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
"Universal basic income" fits. It's just a redirect and not a proper page though. 172.69.69.206 19:40, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
FC Bayern Munich (women) 162.158.203.15 14:48, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Today I was at Multi Router Traffic Grapher and it immediately reminded me of this comic... —Scs (talk) 20:58, 22 June 2021 (UTC)