- REDIRECT Was That Real? Cowboys of Moo MesaNostalgia Critic: Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to. And welcome to Another edition of WTR, a.k.a... Was That Real?
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(It then cuts to clips from shows like "Dumb and Dumber, "Dog City", "Star Wars: Ewoks" and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective")
NC (vo): This is where we look at TV shows that may be forgotten by some but remembered by others for just how strange they were.
NC: With that said, have you ever wanted to see a show about cowboys that were actually cows? Of course not, that sounds like the plot to a Happy Meal commercial. But they did it in "The Cowboys of Moo Mesa".
(the title of said series is shown, and then the clips)
NC (vo): For an idea that sounds like dead hamburger on arrival, there was something that strangely drew a lot of kids to it. And it shouldn't! It's an awful idea. They sound like rejected villains from the Ninja Turtle toy lineup. Actually that's kinda what they were. Their creator, Ryan Brown was a big part of designing several Ninja Turtle toys. In fact, The Cowboys of Moo Mesa even make a few appearances in other Ninja Turtles projects. Now chances are it was a similar setup as the turtles being made the same time as the show as they rarely looked much like the original characters. But the strange thing is I never knew anyone who played with the toys or even admitted to watching the show. It was just kind of a strange thing to confess to. But a lot of kids must have watched it because it got renewed for another season. Granted that's only 2 in total but for a kids show back then, that was still pretty impressive.
NC: So why did so many of us watch it when so could've easily just changed the channel?
NC (vo) : Well first of all it had a surprisingly theme song. I'm usually not a country person but this song was actually kinda fun. Even the opening sucks you in pretty fast.
Singer: ♪ Up on the Mesa! ♪
NC (vo): Even the opening sucks you in pretty fast. A flaming comet, a mountain exploding from the ground, cowboys on horses with lightning striking, but you tell me if you can make any sense of what they're trying to explain here.
Singer: ♪ Comet raised the Mesa to the western skys with the sound of a thousand cattle drives a chosen few would see the light. ♪
NC: What does any of that mean?
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