Ohio State Athletic Band Performs Pokemon and Other 90s Cartoon Theme Songs at Halftime

Last weekend, over 100,000 college football fans gathered in Columbus to watch the annual "spring game", an intrasquad scrimmage designed to hold fans over until August. During halftime, Ohio State's athletic band performed a montage of cartoon theme songs from the 1990s, with accompanying formations to match. The full performance lasted just over eight minutes and featured songs from Tiny Toons, Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Beetlejuice. Highlights from the show include the band transforming into a giant Pikachu face, complete with wiggling ears and a talking mouth before turning into an unnamed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

It should be noted that this performance was by OSU's athletic band, not the more famous Ohio State Marching Band (although there's some overlap between members). OSU's marching band, the self-proclaimed "Best Damn Band in the Land" is known for their crazy and inventive formations, many of which have gone viral over the last few years. Some of the marching band's more memorable formations include a tyrannosaurus rex that storms across the field to eat an opposing team's fan, a moonwalking Michael Jackson (complete with white glove and hat), and Superman catching a falling building. The marching band also did a video game montage that included Pokemon and Legend of Zelda bits back in 2012.


The athletic band's performance wasn't the only highlight from this year's spring game. The school set a spring game attendance record of 100,189.