Mutant Manta Ray's Song

Mutant Manta Ray's Song.


Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.

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In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe issue #24's backup story, Life at Sea, Pete imagines a fictional life of himself and his friends living as pirates as sea, including a version of Man Ray who is the captain of a pirate ship. Captain Ray is introduced singing the Mutant Manta Ray's Song, which is a parody of the Major-General's Song from The Pirates of Penzance, a musical comedy written in the 19th century by Gilbert and Sullivan.


I am the very model of a modern mutant manta ray...
I sail the seas with my pal Pete nearly every single day...

Ray is interrupted before he can continue the song.


  • The song was not given an official title. The title used here, "Mutant Manta Ray's Song" is analogous to "Major-General's Song," whose original first two verses are:
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
I've information vegetable, animal and mineral.
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