I Like Turtles In the Key of C# Minor
10-year-old Jonathan Ware made “I Like Turtles” an internationally popular catchphrase after nonsensically inserting the phrase into a conversation with a local news reporter in May of 2007. Ware was being interviewed at the Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon, after a reporter wanted to know about his zombie face paint.
Parodies and remixes abounded back in 2007, but the Gregory Brothers – the kings (and queen) of songification – had not taken on the project. Until NOW!
And as an added bonus, the Gregorys include a shoutout to their own, now-classic tenth episode of “Auto-Tune the News.” Check out the original video, featuring former Michigan Representative Pete Hoekstra ranting about turtle fences.
And check out the original “I Like Turtles” clip that started it all here: