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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV Series) Theme Song, otherwise known as I Love Bein' A Turtle, is the song that played over the titles in the 2003 series seasons one through five. The lyric (and accompanying animation) changed slightly in seasons four & five, in part to reflect events on the show.

Lyrics (from S01E01)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Ninja Turtles 2003 Intro 1

Ninja Turtles 2003 Intro 1.mpg-0

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Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! Turtles!
Mutant chain reaction (Turtles!)
Livin' underground (Turtles!)
Ninjutsu action (Turtles!)
It's a shell of a town!

Turtles count it off:
(1!) Live by the code of the martial arts
(2!) Never fight unless someone else starts
(3!) Always stick together no matter what
(4!) If all else fails then it's time to kick butt!

I love bein' a....
I love bein' a....
I love bein' a Turtle!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! Turtles!
There's no one better (Turtles!)
Shredder: Watch out for Shredder! (Turtles!)
They're like no others (Turtles!)
Those teenage brothers!

1! 2! 3! 4!
1! 2! 3! 4!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
(Turtles! Turtles!)

Version 2 (from S04E02)

(Changes in bold)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2005) Opening-0

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2005) Opening-0

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! (Turtles!)
Mutant chain reaction (Turtles!)
Livin' underground (Turtles!)
Ninjitsu action (Turtles!)
It's a shell of a town!

Turtles count it off:
(1!) Leonardo's always in control
(2!) The wise guy is Michelangelo
(3!) Donatello, he's the brains of the bunch
(4!) Count on Raphael to throw the first punch

I love bein ...
I love bein ...
I love bein' a Turtle!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! (Turtles!)
There's no one better (Turtles!)
Michelangelo: We shredded Shredder! (Turtles!)
They're like no others (Turtles!)
Those teenage brothers!

1! 2! 3! 4!
1! 2! 3! 4!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
(Turtles! Turtles!)

Version 3 (from S04E16)

(Changes in bold)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! (Turtles!)
Mutant chain reaction (Turtles!)
Never let us down (Turtles!)
Ninjitsu action (Turtles!)
It's a shell of a town!

Turtles count it off:
(1!) Leonardo's always in control
(2!) The wise guy is Michelangelo
(3!) Donatello he's the brains of the bunch
(4!) Count on Raphael to throw the first punch

I love bein ...
I love bein ...
I love bein' a Turtle!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Turtles count it off:
1! 2! 3! 4! (Turtles!)
There's no one better (Turtles!)
Karai: Watch out for Shredder! (Turtles!)
They're like no others (Turtles!)
Those teenage brothers!

1! 2! 3! 4!
1! 2! 3! 4!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
(Turtles! Turtles!)

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