Vanilla Ice Reunites with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — To Sell Kraft Mac & Cheese
Vanilla Ice is still playing that funky music, this time in a commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shapes. Seriously.
Before you think Ice has officially sold out, may we remind you that he provided this "Ninja Rap" for the soundtrack of 1991's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11: The Secret of the Ooze," which was also his very first credited movie role. That makes this latest gig shilling oozey, cheesy macaroni more of a throwback than a sellout.
Selling out would be digging deeper into his catalog... at least they didn't try to force "Havin' a Roni" to be "Havin' Macaroni." (Actually, that's not bad for a follow-up. You're welcome, Kraft.)
If you don't remember Ice's amazing acting skills from "TMNT II," here you go:
And here's a little behind the scenes video from the new commercial, featuring Ice saying that being in "TMNT II" was "the highlight of my life. Ever. I'll never top it, no matter what I do." He also shows off his Ninja Turtles tattoo on his leg. Seriously. The guy loves the Ninja Turtles. "This is freaking the most awesome thing ever. I love mac and cheese and I love the Ninja Turtles. What a great combination."
But who's his favorite Turtle? You'll have to watch to find out: