cricket with balls

Everyone knows that Raphael is the best teenage mutant ninja turtle.

But the makers of the first teenage mutant ninja turtles film tried to ruin that in many ways.

One of which was to make Raphael and whiny loner.

Another was to make him hate cricket.

It all starts when after leaving the other turtles, Raphael (who’s cool but crude) finds himself in a fight with a guy and baseball bats.

The guy is the oddly cast Elias Koteas (who in this film never wants to have sex with anyone involved in an auto vehicular accident) who says “A new game, roundhead (pause, followed by bat twirl), cricket”.

The twirl is by far the most interesting part of this cricket pop culture reference as Elias, an obvious stanislavski disciple, had clearly watched some cricket before playing this role.

This film was released in 1990, the same year that Alec Stewart…

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