- List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) episodes
The following is an episode list for the animated television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which premiered in 1987. In total 193 episodes aired between 1987 and 1996. The first three seasons were aired in syndication. CBS aired the rest of the series on Saturday mornings.
As of August 16, 2011, the first nine seasons are available on DVD in North America from Lions Gate Entertainment.
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD releases Region 1 Discs Region 4 Discs Region 2 (Germany) Discs 1 5 1987 April 20, 2004 1 March 11, 2009 1 March 12, 2009 5 2 13 1988 April 26, 2005 1 March 11, 2009 1 3 47 1989 December 6, 2005 1 March 11, 2009 1 April 4, 2006 1 June 3, 2009 1 May 3, 2010 5 August 29, 2006 1 June 3, 2009 1 December 5, 2006 1 June 3, 2009 1 July 12, 2010 66 4 39 1990 March 13, 2007 5 September 9, 2009 1 see note6 September 9, 2009 1 October 17, 2011 6 see note2 December 5, 2011 6 5 22 1991 August 7, 2007 31 see note4 6 16 1992 April 8, 2008 2 n/a Early 2012 6 Sideseason 13 1993 May 12, 2009 4 September 9, 2009 13 July 12, 2009 66 7 14 n/a Early 2012 6 8 8 1994 September 1, 2009 1 July 26, 2007 57 9 8 1995 August 16, 2011 1 10 8 1996 see note5
- ^1 Episodes 2, 21 and 22 from season 5 were not included on the North American DVD releases.
- ^2 Episodes 27-39 from season 4 have so far not been included on the Australian DVD releases.
- ^3 Episodes 1-4 from the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason were not included on the Australian DVD releases.
- ^4 Episodes 1 and 2 from season 5 were included on the Australian release of the "Vacation" sideseason.
- ^5 Episodes 1, 2, 6 and 7 from season 10 were included as a bonus on the USA, UK and Australian releases of season 1.
- ^6 In Germany, the "Vacation" sideseason was released in a set with the end on season 3 and episodes 1-2 from season 4.
- ^7 The German release of seasons 8, 9 and 10 does not contain the English audio track. All other releases do.
Season 1 (1987)
The first season aired in syndication in December 1987. At this point in the series, the Technodrome is located underneath New York City. (Chronologically, this is the 5-part episode, "Heroes in a Half Shell".)
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 1 "Turtle Tracks" David Wise, Patti Howeth Fred Wolf and Vincent Davis December 14, 1987 S01E01
New York City is on a crime wave; as reporter April O'Neil discovers, the thieves are ninja. As a street gang attacks April, she falls into the sewers, where four big talking turtles defeat the thugs, and take April to their lair. There April meets their mentor, the rat Splinter, who tells her his backstory as the Japanese ninja Hamato Yoshi. As the Turtles and April investigate the streets for the thieves' origins, they discover a group of robot ninjas, whose uniform Splinter recognizes as belonging to the Foot Clan. April tries to tell her author, but Shredder seizes her to prevent her speaking, then ties her to a chair at his lair, but the Turtles free April.Note: First Appearances of The Turtles ,April, Master Splinter, Burne Thompson, Vernon Fenwick, Shredder and Bebop and Rocksteady.
2 "Enter the Shredder" David Wise, Patti Howeth Fred Wolf and Vincent Davis December 15, 1987 S01E02
Foot Clan leader Oroku Saki, the Shredder decides, along with his partner Krang from Dimension X to turn two thugs into mutant henchmen using the mutagen that created Splinter and the TMNT. Thus Bebop and Rocksteady are born using a stolen rhino and warthog from the zoo. The Foot Soldiers also kidnap Splinter, and the Turtles go rescue him at the Technodrome.Note: First Appearances of Krang and The Technodrome.
3 "A Thing About Rats" David Wise, Patti Howeth Fred Wolf and Vincent Davis December 16, 1987 S01E03
The Shredder hires the scientist Baxter Stockman, because his invention, rat-seeking robots named Mousers, can help him find Splinter. After an initial Mouser attack, the Turtles and Splinter go hide in April's apartment.Note: First Appearance of Baxter Stockman.
4 "Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X" David Wise, Patti Howeth Fred Wolf and Vincent Davis December 17, 1987 S01E04
Shredder opens the portal to Dimension X for the first time. Three teenage kids known as Neutrinos and two of Krang's stone warriors emerge. The turtles befriend the teens, but before long the two stone warriors set up a special weather making device that causes trouble.Note: First Appearances of The Neutrinos,General Traag and the Turtle Van.
5 "Shredder & Splintered" David Wise, Patti Howeth Fred Wolf and Vincent Davis December 18, 1987 S01E05
Shredder transmits a message to the turtles showing off a retromutagen gun that could turn Splinter back into a human. When Splinter goes after the gun Shredder then has completed Krang's new body and puts him in it. Then after the Turtles come to help Splinter they have to deal with Krang and his new body. Then after the turtles defeat Krang and Splinter destroys that retromutagen gun to save the turtles Shredder and Krang try to open the portal again. Fortunately Donatello reverses the polarity causing the entire Technodrome to be pulled into Dimension X.Note: Debut of Krang's android body and the Turtle Blimp.
in the early 1990s the first five episodes from series 1 were adapted in a 50 minute video special called How it All Began released by Family Home Entertainment in the USA and Tempo Video/Abbey Home Entertainment in the UK.
Season 2 (1988)
The second season aired in syndication. For most of this season, the Technodrome is located in Dimension X. Shredder is without Krang's help for much of this season. And starting in this season the series begins its official run.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 6 "Return of the Shredder" David Wise, Patti Howeth (story)
Christy Marx (teleplay)
Bill Wolf October 1, 1988 S02E01
Shredder returns from Dimension X and sets out to frame the turtles with a group of thugs dressed as them while Dr. Baxter Stockman uses the Ultimate Rat Catcher on Master Splinter.Note: First Appearance of Irma.
7 "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles" Larry Parr Bill Wolf October 8, 1988 S02E02 The turtles seek out the fragments of the eye of Sarnoth, a crystal with unimaginable power. After finding the first fragment, Shredder steals it and uses it to shrink the turtles. Now Splinter and April must intervene. April is able to enlarge the Turtles, but our heroes lose in the end as Shredder escapes with the first fragment. 8 "It Came from Beneath the Sewers" Larry Parr Bill Wolf October 15, 1988 S02E03 After discovering that a mutant plant has had its growth accelerated by the first fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder unleashes it on the city to attack the Turtles. Meanwhile, April is lured into a trap by Shredder, and is immediately captured. However, the Turtles disguise themselves as pizza delivery boys and free her, though Shredder escapes, again, with the fragment, while the Turtles must destroy the mutant plant that is wreaking havoc on the city. 9 "The Mean Machines" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf October 22, 1988 S02E04 Upon finding the second fragment of the Eye of Sarnoth, Shredder uses it as a power source for a supercomputer named Omnis, in the hopes of opening a portal to Dimension X. Meanwhile, the Turtles must deal with machines that suddenly go haywire all over the city. 10 "Curse of the Evil Eye" Martin Pasko Bill Wolf October 29, 1988 S02E05 Shredder completes the eye of Sarnoth, attaches it to his helmet, and plans to unleash its power on the world. However, when the Turtles intervene, the helmet falls into other hands. 11 "The Case of the Killer Pizzas" Douglas Booth Bill Wolf November 5, 1988 S02E06
Shredder & Baxter Stockman switch meatballs on some pizzas, used as prizes in a contest, with some weird alien eggs from Dimension X.The Turtles must battle the Xenomorph-like creatures that hatch from the eggs in order to save the city.
12 "Enter: The Fly" Michael Reaves, Brynne Stephens Bill Wolf November 12, 1988 S02E07 Shredder gets Bebop and Rocksteady back as his henchmen in exchange for Baxter. When Krang tries to exterminate him, a freak accident occurs turning him in a mutant fly. 13 "Invasion of the Punk Frogs" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf November 19, 1988 S02E08
The turtles deal with four mutant frogs who are now under Shredder's command and also deal with a group of anti-mutant enforcers.Note: First Appearances of the Punk Frogs.
14 "Splinter No More" Michael Reaves, Brynne Stephens Bill Wolf November 26, 1988 S02E09 Donatello devises a cure to make Master Splinter human again. Meanwhile, Shredder plans to open a gate to Dimension X. 15 "New York's Shiniest" Richard Merwin Bill Wolf December 3, 1988 S02E10 A robot cop, Rex-1, helps April and the Turtles defeat an evil army of robot cops under the control of Shredder. 16 "Teenagers from Dimension X" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 10, 1988 S02E11 The Neutrinos return to Earth after hearing in on the plan of Krang and Shredder to get rid of the turtles via brain-drain. Shredder finds interest in their Starmobile's ability to open dimension portals and tries to get his hands on it, and meanwhile the turtles try to get the Starmobile's main energy source running again. 17 "The Catwoman from Channel Six" Richard Merwin Bill Wolf December 17, 1988 S02E12 A freak accident from a transporter turns April into a cat-woman. Irma meets TMNT in order to rescue her. 18 "Return of the Technodrome" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 24, 1988 S02E13 While Splinter goes out on a retreat, the turtles must try to stop the Technodrome from returning to Earth.
Season 3 (1989)
The third season aired in syndication. For most of this season, the Technodrome is located at the Earth's core. Transport modules with drills are used to travel between the Technodrome and the Earth's surface
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 19 "Beneath These Streets" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf October 19, 1989 S03E01 The Turtles learn the cost of slacking off when Splinter is badly hurt during a confrontation with Shredder. 20 "Turtles on Trial" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf October 20, 1989 S03E02 The intentions of the Ninja Turtles are put to the test when a controversial TV-figure portrays our heroes as menaces to society. The Turtles forego publicly clearing their name to defeat Krang and his new robotic weapon. 21 "Attack of the 50-Foot Irma" Rowby Goren Bill Wolf October 23, 1989 S03E03 Irma accidentally becomes gigantic and her naturally clumsy nature makes her a danger to the city. The Turtles and April hide her and search for her cure. 22 "The Maltese Hamster" David Wise Bill Wolf October 24, 1989 S03E04
Gangsters are swiping all the antiques in town. And when they swipe most of our heroes, it's up to Donatello and April to find out why. Is Shredder behind this?Note: in this episode Mr Thompson is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Pat Fraley.
23 "Sky Turtles" Reed Shelly, Bruce Shelly Bill Wolf October 25, 1989 S03E05 The Turtles go flying when the Shredder invents a gravity-altering device. 24 "The Old Switcheroo" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf October 26, 1989 S03E06 Splinter's and Shredder's personalities are switched when a device is accidentally activated during a battle between the Turtles and Bebop and Rocksteady. Shredder plans the Turtles demise and Splinter plans on how to get back to his body while everyone else is clueless. 25 "Burne's Blues" Bill Wolf (story)
Gordon Bressack (teleplay)
Bill Wolf October 27, 1989 S03E07 In the middle of a summer heat wave, someone is destroying all the air conditioners and taking all the city's freon. In the meantime, Vernon and Burne go looking for the Turtles, but find something else. 26 "The Fifth Turtle" Francis Moss Bill Wolf October 30, 1989 S03E08
A 14-year-old tries his best to help out the Turtles, but with some not so optimal results. In the end, he proves himself to be a great asset to the Turtle team.Note: First Appearance of Zach.
27 "Enter the Rat King" Buzz Dixon Bill Wolf October 31, 1989 S03E09
A mysterious, sewer-dwelling man has an unnatural ability to put rats under his control. Can Splinter resist, or will he destroy the Turtles at the bidding of the Rat King? This episode marks the first where Shredder doesn't make an appearance.
Note: First Appearance of the Rat King.Note: in this episode Mr Thompson is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Pat Fraley.
28 "Turtles at the Earth's Core" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf November 1, 1989 S03E10 After witnessing a live dinosaur wander in the city and disappear abruptly, the turtles follow its tracks. What they find in the large hole where it entered is a shocking revelation: The era in which the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Shredder and his mutant goons, Bebop and Rocksteady are there to collect a crystal needed by Krang to recharge the power cells of the Technodrome. 29 "April Fool" Michael Reaves, Brynne Stephens Bill Wolf November 2, 1989 S03E11 Emperor Aleister of Malicurian comes to New York City, bringing along a shard of Lydium 90 to the USA. In order to get the mineral to fuel the Technodrome, Shredder invades the costume party thrown by the Malicurian US Embassy to kidnap Aleister's daughter, princess Mallory, but ends up capturing April in a fancy dress who looks just like Mallory. 30 "Attack of Big MACC" Francis Moss Bill Wolf November 3, 1989 S03E12 A robot warrior from 400 years in the future gets trapped in modern-day New York. He befriends the Turtles, but Shredder and Krang want him to come to their side, at any means necessary. 31 "The Ninja Sword of Nowhere" Michael Edens, Mark Edens Bill Wolf November 6, 1989 S03E13
Shredder gains possession of an ancient ninja sword made from an alien metal that can 'cut' through dimensions.Note: in this episode Raphael is voiced by Thom Pinto instead of Rob Paulsen.
32 "20,000 Leaks Under the City" Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle Bill Wolf November 7, 1989 S03E14
Krang and Shredder's plan to flush out the Turtles from the sewers leaves the city flooded with water (and creatures!) from the ocean.Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
33 "Take Me to Your Leader" David Wise Bill Wolf November 8, 1989 S03E15 Full of self doubt, Leonardo leaves the team. Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello all take turns being leader as they try to figure out why the sun is getting smaller. Are Shredder and Krang draining the sun's power? 34 "Four Musketurtles" Doug Molitor Bill Wolf November 9, 1989 S03E16
A bump on the head leaves Leonardo thinking that he is in 17th century France, and that he and his comrades are Musketeers.Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Gerg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
35 "Turtles, Turtles, Everywhere" David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll Bill Wolf November 10, 1989 S03E17 Shredder programs the city's new garbage collecting super-computer to collect the Turtles. But when Shredder doesn't specify 'Ninja' Turtles, the super-computer collects them all! Turtles of the city of every shape and size are not safe. 36 "Cowabunga Shredhead" Duane Capizzi, Steve Roberts Bill Wolf November 13, 1989 S03E18
The Shredder thinks he's Michelangelo after a computer malfunction.Note: in this episode Krang is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Pat Fraley.
37 "Invasion of the Turtle Snatchers" Francis Moss Bill Wolf November 14, 1989 S03E19 Aliens abduct Donatello and Rocksteady. 38 "Camera Bugged" Michael Edens, Mark Edens Bill Wolf November 15, 1989 S03E20 An alien on vacation on Earth has a camera that takes more than just pictures. 39 "Green with Jealousy" Reed Shelly, Bruce Shelly Bill Wolf November 16, 1989 S03E21
Shredder and Krang engineer a love potion that makes Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael all fall in love with Irma. Donatello races for an antidote before Shredder drains a naval submarine of all its power.Note: in this episode Krang is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Pat Fraley.
40 "Return of the Fly" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf November 17, 1989 S03E22
Baxter Stockman returns to get revenge on the Turtles and Shredder.Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
41 "Casey Jones – Outlaw Hero" David Wise Bill Wolf November 20, 1989 S03E23
An eager vigilante is causing a stir in the city, while Krang and Shredder take over all the machines. Maybe this new 'hero' can help the Turtles.Note: First Appearance of Casey Jones.
42 "Mutagen Monster" Michael Edens, Mark Edens Bill Wolf November 21, 1989 S03E24
A train accident produces gallons of mutagen that drench nearby cattle. The result is a super bull with a temper!Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
43 "Corporate Raiders from Dimension X" David Wise Bill Wolf November 22, 1989 S03E25 White-collar criminals give new meaning to the term 'hostile take-over.' Casey Jones helps the Turtles uncover who's behind a new wave of corporate crime. 44 "Pizza by the Shred" Michael Edens, Mark Edens Bill Wolf November 23, 1989 S03E26 Michelangelo gets a job as a pizza delivery boy. But who's his new boss? 45 "Super Bebop & Mighty Rocksteady" David Carren, Larry Carroll Bill Wolf November 24, 1989 S03E27 Shredder and Krang produce hi-tech versions of Rocksteady and Bebop to keep the Turtles busy while they take control of people's minds. 46 "Beware the Lotus" Doug Molitor Bill Wolf November 27, 1989 S03E28
A skilled, and lovely, ninja warrior is hired by Krang to defeat the Turtles. Shredder's replaced, Leonardo's met his match.Note: First Appearance of Lotus.
47 "Blast from the Past" David Wise Bill Wolf November 28, 1989 S03E29
Splinter suffers amnesia as the Turtles try to remind him that he is the true leader of the Foot Clan.
Note: This episode is mainly a clip-show.Note: in this episode Krang is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Pat Fraley.
48 "Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf November 29, 1989 S03E30
Our old friends, the Frogs, are being terrorized by a mutant alligator in the Florida Everglades. Leatherhead teams up with Shredder to battle the Frogs and the Turtles.
Note: First Appearance of Leatherhead.
Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.Note: in this episode Shredder is voiced by Dorian Harewood instead of James Avery.
49 "Michelangelo's Birthday" Bill Wolf (story)
Eliot Daro (teleplay)
Bill Wolf November 30, 1989 S03E31 It's Michelangelo's birthday, but none of his brothers seem to remember, and it frustrates him greatly. Meanwhile, Shredder and Krang discover what is possibly an "anti-mutagen" that, after testing it on three rock soldiers, can undo mutations. Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady are sent to use it on the Turtles, and our heroes have a few close calls. Moth balls have never been so useful. 50 "Usagi Yojimbo" David Wise Bill Wolf December 1, 1989 S03E32 A rabbit ronin warrior from an alternate dimension is lost in our world. While the Turtles help him adjust, Shredder steals a dragon egg to unleash it on the city. Usagi Yojimbo's unwavering sense of bushido helps save the day. 51 "Case of the Hot Kimono" David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll Bill Wolf December 4, 1989 S03E33
Someone is stealing all the kimonos in the city. After Master Splinter's favorite kimono is stolen, April's famous detective aunt helps the Turtles retrieve it.Note: First Appearance of Agatha Marbles.
52 "Usagi Come Home" David Wise Bill Wolf December 5, 1989 S03E34 Shredder tricks Usagi Yojimbo into battling the Turtles. 53 "The Making of Metalhead" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 6, 1989 S03E35
Even a case of Turtle Pox cannot stop our heroes from an attempt to take down Shredder and Krang after they unleash Metalhead, a robotic fighting machine programmed to seek and capture the Turtles.Note: in this episode Shredder is voiced by Dorian Harewood instead of James Avery.
54 "Leatherhead Meets the Rat King" David Wise Bill Wolf December 7, 1989 S03E36 Leatherhead arrives in New York seeking revenge for his defeat only to run into the Rat King who captures him and reveals his plans for world domination. 55 "The Turtle Terminator" David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll Bill Wolf December 8, 1989 S03E37
Irma is kidnapped by Bebop and Rocksteady and is replaced by a robot that looks just like her that is programmed to eliminate the turtles. However, things seem a bit wrong as whenever the word "turtle" is said it instantly "zaps" whatever causes the word to be said with a laser. Meanwhile, the turtles try to rescue Irma from the Shredder's clutches.
Note: in this episode Raphael is voiced by Thom Pinto instead of Rob Paulsen.Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
56 "The Great Boldini" Francis Moss Bill Wolf December 11, 1989 S03E38 The Turtles must clear their names when they are believed to be jewel thieves who stole a priceless emerald during a magic act run by a wizard named Boldini. 57 "The Missing Map" David Wise Bill Wolf December 12, 1989 S03E39 Zach's big brother, Walt, steals a rare pouch containing the only map to the Turtles' lair. 58 "The Gang's All Here" James A. Davis Bill Wolf December 13, 1989 S03E40 Bebop and Rocksteady put on an act to get the turtles to eat cookies; But not any ordinary cookies, but cookies that could turn them into humans! Michelangelo eats one, tempted to find out what being a human is like, and becomes one. Though, the effects wears off from time to time, but still kicks in. Meanwhile, the turtles search for him with an antidote while the two mutant goons of the Shredder find assistance of their old gang to rob a ship. And during it all, April attempts to "join" the gang to get a story for Burne. 59 "The Grybyx" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 14, 1989 S03E41 Kala's pet Grybyx, which has a really bad temper whenever it gets hungry, escapes from Dimension X through a portal to Earth, causing trouble for the Turtles. 60 "Mister Ogg Goes to Town" David Wise Bill Wolf December 15, 1989 S03E42 An impish alien comedian from Dimension Z (who has mannerisms similar to Pee Wee Herman), escapes to Earth to cause big trouble for the TMNT. 61 "Shredderville" Francis Moss Bill Wolf December 18, 1989 S03E43
The Turtles have entered an alternate universe in which they thought had never existed and The Shredder rules the city as Emperor.Note: in this episode Shredder is voiced by Dorian Harewood instead of James Avery.
62 "Bye Bye Fly" David Wise Bill Wolf December 19, 1989 S03E44
An interdimensional alien spacecraft leads Baxter Stockman to his latest vengeful plot to destroy the Turtles and Shredder.Note: in this episode Shredder is voiced by Dorian Harewood instead of James Avery.
63 "The Big Rip Off" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 20, 1989 S03E45 After several failed attempts to get the Technodrome re-energized, Shredder and Krang run one last-ditch distraction for the Turtles at Fort Charles while Bebop and Rocksteady steal energy fuel cells from the neighboring space research center. 64 "The Big Break In" David Wise Bill Wolf December 21, 1989 S03E46 The Technodrome is up and running again, and it is up to the Turtles to hinder Shredder and Krang from getting to the surface. 65 "The Big Blow Out" David Wise Bill Wolf December 22, 1989 S03E47 After several setbacks, Shredder and Krang steal all of New York's electricity and charge it into a giant transdimensional gateway, designed to send Earth into Dimension X. The Turtles must defeat their enemies once and for all before Earth is destroyed by Krang's Rock Soldier army.
Season 4 (1990)
Beginning in season four, the show aired on Saturday Mornings on CBS for its secondary and the reminder of the whole series. The CBS weekend edition ran for a full hour, initially airing a couple of Saturday exclusive episodes back to back. There would also be a brief "Turtle Tips" segment in between the two episodes which served as PSA about the environment or other issues. The title sequence was also completely redone.
During this season, the Technodrome is back in Dimension X. Dimensional portals are used to travel between Earth and Dimension X.
Note that the Vacation in Europe episodes take place between the first two episodes of this season.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 66 "Plan Six from Outer Space" David Wise Bill Wolf September 10, 1990 S04E01 With the Technodrome in serious need for new equipment, Bebop and Rocksteady are sent to Earth, disguised in human form, to capture the Channel 6 building and return it to Dimension X 67 "Turtles of the Jungle" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf September 11, 1990 S04E02 A professor's new ray-gun causes plants to go wild and his pet ape Jocko to become a giant rampaging monkey. By using the same ray-gun, Donatello is increased to Jocko's size so he can fight the giant ape and save April from him. 68 "Michelangelo Toys Around" Ted Pedersen, Francis Moss Bill Wolf September 12, 1990 S04E03 While trying to see the new toys at the Toy Fair, Michelangelo stumbles upon a plot to take over a noted toy company. 69 "Peking Turtle" Antonio Ortiz, Carmela Ortiz Bill Wolf September 13, 1990 S04E04 The Turtles must battle a reanimated Terracotta Army after Shredder steals an energy device shaped like a giant pearl, which is held and guarded by a Jade Dragon. 70 "Shredder's Mom" Ted Pedersen, Francis Moss Bill Wolf September 14, 1990 S04E05 New York is in the middle of an induced heat wave caused by Shredder, who must battle the Turtles and deal with his mother at the same time. 71 "Four Turtles and a Baby" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf September 17, 1990 S04E06 When General Tragg and his troops attack the Neutrino capital, the Neutrino leaders, Zenter and Gizzla, send their infant daughter Tribble through a portal to Earth, asking the Turtles to look after her, but Tribble causes big trouble for our heroes. 72 "Turtlemaniac" Rowby Goren Bill Wolf September 18, 1990 S04E07 An eccentric billionaire, Monroe Q. Flem, who is also a collector, wishes to collect every piece of TMNT memorabilia that he can get his evil hands on, including April and the Turtles themselves. 73 "Rondo in New York" Francis Moss, Ted Pedersen Bill Wolf September 19, 1990 S04E08 A big-time Hollywood action movie star arrives in New York to promote his newest movie. Unfortunately, reality hits hard for Michelangelo as he discovers that his movie idol is not all he's cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Shredder and Krang steal a substance that can bring inanimate objects to life. 74 "Planet of the Turtles" George Shea Bill Wolf September 20, 1990 S04E09 The Turtles must save the Earth from a massive energy drain and its Apocalyptic result by traveling to another dimension where turtles are the dominant species. 75 "Name That Toon" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf September 21, 1990 S04E10 A Technodrome computer disguised as an electronic keyboard ends up on Earth, and in the most unlikely of hands. 76 "Menace Maestro, Please" Martin Pasko Bill Wolf September 28, 1990 S04E11 The Turtles must contend with the "Phantom of the Floxy" while trying to hinder Shredder's latest plan to bring the Technodrome back to Earth. 77 "Super Hero for a Day" Francis Moss, Ted Pedersen Bill Wolf September 25, 1990 S04E12 Gadget Man comes out of retirement after 50 years, but is tricked by Shredder into fighting against the Turtles. 78 "Back to the Egg" Dennis Marks Bill Wolf September 26, 1990 S04E13 Krang hires a multi-dimensional ring-master who intends on making the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles part of his circus by using an anti-aging serum. 79 "Son of Return of the Fly II" David Wise Bill Wolf September 8, 1990 S04E14 Vengeful Baxter Stockman and an A.I. computer return to Earth from a dimensional limbo and capture the Turtles while luring Shredder into their trap as well. 80 "Raphael Knocks 'em Dead" Jack Mendelsohn Bill Wolf September 8, 1990 S04E15
Raphael must contend with a mobster named Pinky McFingers when he is kidnapped from a local comedy club. (Baxter Stockman's twin brother Barney's only episode)Note: First Appearance of Pinky McFingers.
81 "Bebop and Rocksteady Conquer the Universe" David Wise Bill Wolf September 15, 1990 S04E16 On their latest trip to Earth, Bebop and Rocksteady steal a machine that makes everyone scared of everything. 82 "Raphael Meets His Match" Charles M. Howell IV Bill Wolf September 15, 1990 S04E17 Raphael wins a place at the owner of a fast food chain's party. When the yacht is taken hostage by Hi-Tech pirates he and the mysterious lizard-woman Mona Lisa work together to stop them. 83 "Slash – The Evil Turtle from Dimension X" David Wise Bill Wolf September 22, 1990 S04E18
Bebop and Rocksteady use Krang's new Mutagen on Bebop's pet turtle Slash so he can do their housework for them. Slash runs away and is conned by an irritated entrepreneur into framing the TMNT.Note: First Appearance of Slash.
84 "Leonardo Lightens Up" Dan DiStefano Bill Wolf September 22, 1990 S04E19 A ray-gun makes Leonardo carefree and ignore his responsibilities. This leaves the Turtles defenseless and the city at the mercy of Maestro G Clef, a villain who destroys the city with music. 85 "Were-Rats from Channel 6" David Wise Bill Wolf September 29, 1990 S04E20 After many failed attempts from his rodent subjects to find food, the Rat King learns of an abandoned canister of mutagen lost in the sewers and claims it for himself. Then, he kidnaps Irma and Vernon and uses the mutagen to transform them into his mutant slaves, for the sole purpose of raiding food warehouses. It is later discovered that the mutations are unstable and can only be active if the Rat King plays his hypnotic flute. 86 "Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo" Michael Edens Bill Wolf September 29, 1990 S04E21 When Michelangelo decides to put one of Donatello's inventions on max power for his own entertainment, he ends in a—quite literally—little problem. April and Vernon get caught in the shrinking ray while getting footage of a military ship and join Michelangelo on his wild adventure. 87 "The Big Zipp Attack" David Wise Bill Wolf October 6, 1990 S04E22 An alien called a "Zipp" is sent to Earth, but this little alien soon becomes a big problem. 88 "Donatello Makes Time" Dennis Marks Bill Wolf October 6, 1990 S04E23 Donatello invents a machine that can freeze time, which a deranged professor steals as part of a plan to conquer the world. 89 "Farewell Lotus Blossom" David Wise Bill Wolf October 13, 1990 S04E24
Ninja Lotus Blossom's nightmares draw her to a strange artefact in the Turtles' possession. The artifact contains an angry spirit, whose wife's soul is within Lotus.Note: Final Appearance of Lotus.
90 "Rebel Without a Fin" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf October 13, 1990 S04E25 Dr. Polidorius, a mad scientist plotting to mutate all humanity into aquatic-beings, creates Ray (not the similarly-named Mighty Mutanimals character), who possesses several abilities of different marine species. Ray kidnaps April O'Neil, and Polidorius mutates her into a fish-woman to be Ray's mate. 91 "Rhino-Man" David Wise Bill Wolf October 20, 1990 S04E26 Bebop and Rocksteady dress up as superheroes as part of a plot to steal a diamond that will power up a laser Krang has created. Meanwhile, the Turtles must deal with a wave of hypnotic slaves under the command of J. Gordon HungerDunger. 92 "Michelangelo Meets Bugman" Dennis Marks Bill Wolf October 20, 1990 S04E27
Michelangelo meets his favourite comic book hero after he saves a weakened Brick Bradley in the sewers, and then he and Bugman take on the evil Electrozapper together.Note: First Appearance of Bugman.
93 "Poor Little Rich Turtle" David Wise Bill Wolf October 27, 1990 S04E28 Michelangelo must babysit and protect a young rich girl named Buffy, who knows the formula for a super fuel that Krang needs for the Technodrome. 94 "What's Michelangelo Good For?" Ted Pedersen, Francis Moss Bill Wolf October 27, 1990 S04E29 Michelangelo must rescue the other Turtles when they are captured by an evil scientist. 95 "The Dimension X Story" David Wise Bill Wolf November 3, 1990 S04E30 Shredder has a plan to destroy the Turtles, but with the Technodrome's portal out of commission, he is unable to challenge them on Earth, so he uses the Dimensional Teleporter to bring his enemies to Dimension X. 96 "Donatello's Degree" Jack Mendelsohn Bill Wolf November 3, 1990 S04E31
Donatello earns his degree from Sopho University, but discovers that he has been mistaken for a girl, so he asks Irma to masquerade as him. Meanwhile, the real Donatello discovers a plot by Professor Philo Sopho to destroy the Earth.Note: First Appearance of Professor Sopho.
97 "The Big Cufflink Caper!" David Wise Bill Wolf September 14, 1990(primetime)
November 10, 1990
The Turtles switch sides and discover that the Shredder is the main man behind a ring of cufflink thefts that has suddenly hit New York.Note: First Appearance of Big Louie.
98 "Leonardo Versus Tempestra" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf November 10, 1990 S04E33
When a power surge causes an arcade machine to release Tempestra, It's up to Leonardo to stop her digital wrath before she becomes dangerously powerful.Note: First Appearance of Tempestra.
99 "Splinter Vanishes" Francis Moss, Ted Pedersen Bill Wolf November 17, 1990 S04E34 Splinter has suddenly disappeared, and a note left behind from him forces the Turtles to go their separate ways, but one by one, they are captured by Leatherhead and the Rat King. 100 "Raphael Drives 'em Wild" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf November 17, 1990 S04E35 A machine called the Transmogrifier causes Raphael and a cab driver to swap bodies, and it is later discovered that a defect in that same small device could do some very big damage to the city if activated. 101 "Beyond the Donatello Nebula" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf November 24, 1990 S04E36 While trying to contact the Turtle Nebula, Donatello meets an intelligent lizard alien named Algernon ("Algae" for short), who must help him and the other Turtles rescue April from a greedy man named Hostile Hiram Grelch. 102 "Big Bug Blunder" Michael Reeves Bill Wolf November 24, 1990 S04E37 A failed mutagen experiment results in an invasion of giant insects and arachnids in New York City. 103 "The Foot Soldiers Are Revolting" Michael Reaves Bill Wolf December 1, 1990 S04E38 A Foot Soldier named Alpha-1 has his intelligence increased, but it results in a Foot Soldier rebellion against Shredder and Krang and the duo's exile from the Technodrome. 104 "Unidentified Flying Leonardo" Sean Roche Bill Wolf December 1, 1990 S04E39 While helping April investigate a report of giant monsters attacking a superstitious farming village, Leonardo is mistaken for an alien from another planet. The lone Turtle must avoid being hunted down into extinction while also trying to rescue April from a mad scientist.
Season 5 (1991)
Episodes #125 and #126 originally ran as a 1-hour prime-time special titled "Planet Of The Turtleoids". When reran, it was split into two parts.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 105 "The Turtles and The Hare" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf September 7, 1991 S05E01 The Turtles travel to a FairyTale Dimension in an attempt to save the city from Shredder's Docilizer. 106 "Once Upon a Time Machine" Michael Maurer Bill Wolf September 14, 1991 S05E02 Hokum Hare and the Turtles hitch a ride on a time-traveling train to 2036, where they discover that Shredder has plans for the future New York City. 107 "My Brother, the Bad Guy" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf September 21, 1991 S05E03 A family secret is revealed when Lieutenant Saki arrives from Japan to arrest Oroku Saki—who turns out to be the Turtles' greatest enemy. 108 "Michelangelo Meets Mondo Gecko" Gary Greenfield Bill Wolf September 21, 1991 S05E04
Michelangelo's strange dreams lead him to seek out Mondo Gecko, a lizard who was caught in the same ooze as the Turtles. Gecko eventually rebels against his boss, Mr. X, and his bombing campaign.Note: First Appearance of Mondo Gecko.
109 "Enter Mutagen Man" David Wise Bill Wolf September 28, 1991 S05E05 A delivery boy accidentally falls into Krang's new unstable Mutagen and becomes able to transform into anyone he chooses. Shredder tricks him into helping him launch the Mutagen into space and mutate the world, but this "Mutagen Man" has other ideas. 110 "Donatello's Badd Time" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf September 28, 1991 S05E06
Donatello has tricked out the Turtle Van, but while taking it for a test drive, it's stolen from him by a family of robbing hillbillies. Can Donatello get the Van back in time before his brothers find out?Note: in this episode Master Splinter is voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Peter Renaday.
111 "Michelangelo Meets Bugman Again" David Wise Bill Wolf October 5, 1991 S05E07
When the city is hit with a sudden termite infestation, the only superhero who can help—Bugman—is too at peace with himself to aid the Turtles in defeating it.
Note: Final Appearance of Bugman.Note: in this episode both Master Splinter and Vernon are voiced by Townsend Coleman instead of Peter Renaday.
112 "Muckman Messes Up" Francis Moss and Ted Pederson Bill Wolf October 5, 1991 S05E08 An accident causes two garbagemen to mutate into Muckman and Joe Eyeball. Muckman's slime is found to weaken the Turtles, and Shredder tricks him into working with him. 113 "Napoleon Bonafrog: Colossus of the Swamps" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf October 12, 1991 S05E09
While testing an experimental Muta-Shooter invented by Krang, Shredder unexpectedly turns Napoleon Bonafrog into a muscular, monstrous version of himself.Note: in this episode Shredder is voiced by Jim Cummings instead of James Avery.
114 "Raphael Versus The Volcano" Carole Mendelsohn Bill Wolf October 12, 1991 S05E10 A malfunction of Donatello's latest invention ultimately results in Raphael believing he is about to die, and ultimately trying to save the world by himself. 115 "Landlord of the Flies" Gordon Bressack Bill Wolf October 19, 1991 S05E11 Baxter Stockman leads a swarm of flies in an attempt to conquer New York and prove his worth to Shredder and Krang so he can become human again. 116 "Donatello's Duplicate" Jack & Carole Mendelsohn Bill Wolf October 19, 1991 S05E12 Tired of fixing everything in the lair, Donatello decides to clone himself so he can work on his other inventions. However, Donatello's clone turns against him and joins the Rat King in an attempt to conquer the city with a rat infestation. 117 "The Ice Creature Cometh" David Wise Bill Wolf November 2, 1991 S05E13 Bebop and Rocksteady botch another mutagen experiment, resulting in a giant ice creature who Bebop dubs "Frosty", and Shredder uses this monster to freeze New York solid, preoccupying the Turtles long enough for him to steal thermal explosives needed to melt the Technodrome free from the ice. 118 "Leonardo Cuts Loose" David Wise Bill Wolf November 2, 1991 S05E14 A nerd-turned-muscleman captures three of the Turtles, and a reluctant Leonardo must ask Casey Jones for help in rescuing them. 119 "Pirate Radio" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf November 9, 1991 S05E15 Using a hypnotic microphone and speaker, Shredder takes over a radio station and broadcasts a signal that sends the population of New York City sailing into a dimensional limbo dubbed "Krang's Chasm". 120 "Raphael, Turtle of a Thousand Faces" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf November 9, 1991 S05E16
Raphael's latest study of disguises leads the Turtles to attempt a rescue when he is mistaken for a mobster named "Mad Dog McMutt".Note: First Appearance of Mad Dog McMutt.
121 "Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf November 16, 1991 S05E17 A mad professor named Mindbender creates a law-enforcement robot named "LEX" to clean up crime in New York, but LEX ultimately starts arresting numerous innocent people for the smallest infraction. With the other Turtles unreachable, Leonardo must discover his own innate skills to stop this rogue robot before he and Mindbender declare themselves dictators of the city. 122 "Zach and the Alien Invaders" Francis Moss and Ted Pedersen Bill Wolf November 23, 1991 S05E18 Zach, the Turtles' young friend, is put into military camp by his parents after making numerous false reports of aliens, only to find two real aliens—Wingnut and Screwloose—brainwashing the cadets to be their army and must call in the Turtles to defeat them. 123 "Welcome Back Polarisoids" Misty Taggart Bill Wolf November 30, 1991 S05E19 Frip the Polarisoid arrives back on Earth with his family for a visit, and must ultimately ask the Turtles for help in reclaiming his camera while helping them stop Krang's latest plan to conquer the city. 124 "Michelangelo, the Sacred Turtle" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf December 7, 1991 S05E20 While on a visit to an Egyptian Exhibit, Michelangelo is mistaken for a Pharaoh named "Amun Turt-El", also known as "The Sacred Turtle". 125 "Planet of the Turtleoids: Part 1" David Wise Bill Wolf August 31, 1991(prime-time)
October 26, 1991 (Saturday)
After clashing with the mutant bull and mole duo Groundchuck and Dirtbag, the Turtles and their new enemies are taken to Shellri-La by an alien "Turtleoid" named Kerma, where our heroes must help defend his planet from a two-headed dragon named Herman the Horrible.Note: First Appearances of Kerma, Groundchuck, Dirtbag, and Chrome Drome.
126 "Planet of the Turtleoids: Part 2" David Wise Bill Wolf August 31, 1991(prime-time)
October 26, 1991 (Saturday)
S05E22 With Herman the Horrible defeated and exposed as two renegade Turtleoid delegates on Shell-Ri-La, the Turtles return to Earth, where they must destroy Shredder's new Technodrome Mark II and then defeat Chrome Dome.
Season 6 (1992)
In this season, the Technodrome is located at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. Transport Modules are used to travel between the Technodrome and New York City.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 127 "Rock Around the Block" David Wise Bill Wolf September 12, 1992 S06E01 The Technodrome is stuck in the ice and Krang tries to turn a laser at the ice and free it (the Technodrome). Donatello learns a new fighting move, Wu Wei, where one ninja turns his opponent's attack against him without action. 128 "Krangenstein Lives!" David Wise Bill Wolf September 19, 1992 S06E02 Krang's robot body goes out of control because Bebop & Rocksteady lose the right machine Chip. Michelangelo won't stop playing a video game, much to the other Turtles' annoyance. 129 "Super Irma" David Wise Bill Wolf September 26, 1992 S06E03 Irma gets super magnetic powers and starts to fight crime. She tries to stop Krang's plan but her powers wear off. The Turtles foil Krang and rescue Irma. 130 "Adventures in Turtle-Sitting" Jack Mendelsohn and Carole Mendelsohn Bill Wolf October 3, 1992 S06E04
Michelangelo accidentally turns his brothers into five-year-olds with Donatello's "Food Rebibifier"(a machine that turns old and rotten food fresh again), while Shredder, Rocksteady, and Bebop steal weather balloons and helium tanks.Note: Final Appearance of Mad Dog McMutt.
131 "Sword of Yurikawa" Marc Handler Bill Wolf October 10, 1992 S06E05 A mystery ninja steals a powerful sword that belonged to his old ninja master in order to test the Turtles' ninja spirits. 132 "Return of the Turtleoid" David Wise Bill Wolf October 17, 1992 S06E06
A friend of the Turtles, Kurma, is hunted down by a destroyer because of a glitch in its sensors. The destroyer was supposed to hunt down a space pirate named Nerma, but the glitch made it come out "Kerma".Note: Final Appearance of Big Louie.
133 "Shreeka's Revenge" Jack Mendelsohn and Carole Mendelsohn Bill Wolf October 24, 1992 S06E07 A vain, galactic outlaw named Shreeka is after her power ring that Krang took from her. The problem is that April now has the ring. 134 "Too Hot to Handle" Jack Mendelsohn and Carole Mendelsohn Bill Wolf October 31, 1992 S06E08
A machine is causing the Earth to move closer to the sun. Vernon's incredibly smart nephew, Foster, helps the Turtles on their adventure.Note: Final Appearance of Professor Sopho.
135 "Nightmare in the Lair" Dennis O'Flaherty Bill Wolf November 7, 1992 S06E09 Donatello's newest invention, the "Dream-o-Vision" helmet, causes Michelangelo and Leonardo to be stuck in a nightmare world & the lair is being terrorized by a Freddy Krueger-like person. 136 "Phantom of the Sewers" David Wise Bill Wolf November 14, 1992 S06E10 The Turtles help a man with a disfigured face (that was actually dried paint) stop a bank robbery. 137 "Donatello Trashes Slash" David Wise Bill Wolf November 21, 1992 S06E11 Donatello goes to a store and finds Slash, who was dim-witted but now very smart. 138 "Leonardo is Missing" David Wise Bill Wolf November 28, 1992 S06E12 Leonardo gets lost following a stress signal while Krang invents a "Hyper-Thruster" to blow the Earth off its axis and to melt the ice. Technodrome is not at the bottom of the sea but it is back at the north pole. There is also another bug, go and find it. 139 "Snakes Alive!" David Wise Bill Wolf December 5, 1992 S06E13
The Turtles try to solve a missing snake mystery, but Leonardo is afraid of snakes. A scientist who had a snake venom lab accident and turned into a snake tries to turn the city into a swamp.Note: Final Appearance of Pinky McFingers.
140 "Polly Wanna Pizza" Jack Mendelsohn Bill Wolf December 12, 1992 S06E14 Michelangelo buys a parrot and names him Ditto, although the bird really belongs to a criminal who is after a rare key around Dido's neck because the Gulubi Ruby, the gem the thief stole, is in a vault that only the key can open. 141 "Mr. Nice Guy" Steve Granat and Cydne Clark Bill Wolf December 19, 1992 S06E15 Donatello's "Personality Alterator" turns Raphael too nice to fight. A mad scientist uses it to turn every policeman to nice so his robots can steal money and jewels. 142 "Sleuth on the Loose" Matt Uitz Bill Wolf December 26, 1992 S06E16
April's aunt helps the Turtles stop a mad scientist from building a doomsday device.Note: Final Appearance of Agatha Marbles.
Sideseason (Vacation in Europe) (1993)
This sideseason takes place between episodes 66 and 67, while the Technodrome is in Dimension X. These episodes were produced before Season 4 and aired in 1993 on USA's Cartoon Express.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 143 "Tower of Power" Michael Edens Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E01
After winning a free European vacation, the Turtles journey to Paris, France. Meanwhile, Shredder, Rocksteady & Bebop are planning to steal metal from the Eiffel Tower in order to power up the Technodrome.
Note: throughout this season Raphael is voiced by Hal Rayle instead of Rob Paulsen.Note: throughout most of this season Shredder is voiced by Jim Cummings instead of James Avery.
144 "Rust Never Sleeps" Lee Schneider, Matthew Malach Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E02
Still in Paris, the Turtles & Master Splinter visit the Louvre. Meanwhile, due to Shredder's incompetence, Krang's new Hyper Rocket Thruster becomes a Rust Encruster, with which he plans to oxidise the world's famous landmarks & monuments, unless world leaders use their power reserves to bring the Technodrome back to Earth.Note: this is the first of two episodes where James Avery does the voice of Shredder.
145 "A Real Snow Job" Misty Taggart Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E03
In the Austrian Alps, Krang plans to use his new invention to melt the Alpine glaciers, flooding the low-lying villages.Note: this is the second of two episodes where James Avery does the voice of Shredder.
146 "Venice on the Half-Shell" Misty Taggart Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E04
The Turtles take a tour of Venice, Italy, just in time for the annual Mardi Gras festival, which April is covering for Channel 6.Meanwhile, Shredder & Krang plan to hold the priceless treasures of Venice to ransom by using Krang's HydroFluxor to flood the city.
147 "Artless" Doug Molitor Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E05
Two intergalactic art collectors are stealing the priceless artworks from the museums of Florence, Italy.The aliens are taking only artworks designed by the Renaissance masters that the Turtles are named after.
148 "Ring of Fire" Michael Edens Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E06
The Turtles & Splinter arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, just in time for the annual Running of the Bulls. Meanwhile, Shredder & the mutants will use Krang's new heat ray magnifier to burn the city to ashes using the power of the Sun unless the Turtles can stop them.Note: in this episode both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
149 "The Irish Jig Is Up" Carole Mendelsohn (story)
John Fox (teleplay)
Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E07 150 "Shredder's New Sword" Francis Moss, Ted Pedersen Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E08 The Shredder took possession of the mythic sword, Excalibur, and proclaimed himself "King Shredder." The Turtles, along with Merlin, must take it from him or else the Medieval Times will merge with the modern world. 151 "The Lost Queen of Atlantis" Michael Edens Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E09
The Turtles & Master Splinter travel to Athens, Greece, while April & Irma buy a mysterious amulet from a flea market vendor.Unfortunately, Krang & Shredder have tracked enormous power readings straight to April's necklace, which is slowly transforming her into the Queen of the mythical underwater city of Atlantis.
152 "Turtles on the Orient Express" Doug Molitor Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E10
The Turtles take a trip on the famous Orient Express that runs from Gare de Lyon in Paris, France to Istanbul, Turkey.But Shredder is also on board and is planning to use Krang's new Super Charger to launch the Orient Express into the world's largest oil field.
153 "April Gets in Dutch" Misty Taggart Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E11
In Amsterdam, Holland, the Turtles must stop Shredder from stealing the Duchess Diamond, that Krang needs to power his Laser Dimension Blade.Shredder has some competition though, as two bumbling thieves also want the diamond for themselves.
154 "Northern Lights Out" Ted Pedersen, Francis Moss Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E12 While April is covering the Alternative Energy Convention in Oslo, Norway, the Turtles must track down Erik the Red Eye, a modern-day Viking & his crew, after they steal Professor Sven Svenson's scientific notes. 155 "Elementary, My Dear Turtle" Dennis O'Flaherty Bruno-Rene Huchez S07E13
After experiencing a time-slip with an atomic clock, the Turtles find themselves in 1890, where they meet the famous detective Sherlock Holmes & his assistant, Dr. Watson, hot on the trail of Professor Moriarty, who has stolen the atomic clock with intentions to rule the future.The Turtles must retrieve the atomic clock before Moriarty uses it to change history & proclaim himself Emperor of the World.
Season 7 (1993)
This season chronologically begins where Episode 142 left off. The Technodrome is still located at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean until the last episode, when it is sent back to Dimension X.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 156 "Night of the Dark Turtle" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love September 18, 1993 S07E14
After a fight with Shredder causes Donatello to be struck by a laser beam, his personality changes to become a costumed superhero known as the Dark Turtle.
His mission: Seek out & destroy Shredder.Meanwhile, a dinosaur-like alien race called Triceratons, invades Earth.
157 "The Starchild" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love September 25, 1993 S07E15
A small alien being, named Quirx, crash-lands on Earth, with intergalactic stormtroopers in hot pursuit.The Turtles must figure out how to get Quirx back to his home planet, before Earth is destroyed.
158 "The Legend of Koji" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love October 2, 1993 S07E16
Shredder uses a time machine to travel back to Ancient Japan in the year 1583. He plans to defeat Hamato Koji, the man who founded the Foot Clan, and Splinter's great ancestor, for if Hamato Koji is defeated, then Hamato Yoshi (Splinter) & the Turtles will never be born.Note: April is not in this episode.
159 "Convicts from Dimension X" Jack Mendelsohn Bill Hutten and Tony Love October 9, 1993 S07E17
Two convicts from Dimension X are brought to Earth when Donatello's Portable Portal Generator malfunctions.
Unfortunately, Vernon & Irma are transported to the Dimension X Penitentiary in their place.The Turtles must defeat these convicts & somehow save Irma & Vernon.
160 "White Belt, Black Heart" Jack Mendelsohn and Carole Mendelsohn Bill Hutten and Tony Love October 16, 1993 S07E18
While Splinter's sensei, Mogo-san, is visiting New York, a criminal gang of ninja, known as the Black Heart Gang, are terrorising the city with a crime spree, and Mogo-san's grandson, Yoku, is their leader. The Turtles & Splinter must stop Shredder & the Black Heart Gang from stealing secret maps of nuclear missile sites.Note: This is the final episode where Shredder is voiced by James Avery.
161 "Night of the Rogues" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love October 23, 1993 S07E19
In an attempt to finally defeat the Turtles once and for all, Shredder assembles Leatherhead, Tempestra, Scumbug, Chrome Dome, Antrax, The Rat King and Slash to form a team that proves too much for the TMNT.
Note: Final Appearances of Zach, Leatherhead, Tempestra, Chrome Dome and Slash.Note: for the rest of the season Shredder is voiced by Townsend Coleman.
162 "Attack of the Neutrinos" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love October 30, 1993 S07E20
The Neutrinos return and assist the TMNT in keeping a new invention out of Krang's clutches.Note: Final Appearances of the Neutrinos.
163 "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love November 6, 1993 S07E21
Kerma the space turtle returns once again for the Turtles help in programming his city's new defence robots but Groundchuck and Dirtbag have also returned to the city to cause trouble.Note: Final Appearances of Kerma and Groundchuck and Dirtbag.
164 "Revenge of the Fly" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love November 13, 1993 S07E22
Baxter Stockman & his alien computer return to Earth from the Dimensional Limbo & take possession of Shredder's Retro-Mutagen Ray Gun.
After stealing the essences of various insects & arachnids, he uses them to turn people into mutant insects & arachnids. The Turtles must battle the creatures & turn the people back to normal.Note: Final Appearance of Baxter Stockman.
165 "Atlantis Awakes" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love November 20, 1993 S07E23
The Turtles discover an Atlantean city, not in ancient Greece, but in modern times. After meeting a merman who, in reality is the true King of Atlantis, the Turtles must defeat Shredder & dethrone Bebop, who been set up as a puppet king.Note: April is not in this episode.
166 "Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love November 27, 1993 S07E24
Professional mutant hunter Dirk Savage is conned into to rounding up New York's mutants, Tokka, Rahzer, Two of the Punk Frogs, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Mondo Gecko all fall prey and become part of a mutant slug's army.Note: Final Appearances of Mondo Gecko and the Punk Frogs.
167 "Invasion of the Krangazoids" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love December 4, 1993 S07E25
In order to defeat the Turtles, Krang creates 6 clones of himself to deal with them.But, when the clones start to think for themselves & Krang loses control, the Turtles must save the city.
168 "Combat Land" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love December 11, 1993 S07E26
A new amusement theme park has opened with Shogun, Medieval & Future themed attractions.The Turtles are invited to try out the attractions, but when the robots in the park start to play too rough, the Turtles are in big trouble.
169 "Shredder Triumphant!" David Wise Bill Hutten and Tony Love December 18, 1993 S07E27 After bringing the Technodrome back to the surface, Shredder and Krang trap the Turtles and send them to Dimension X where they become slaves. In the meantime, Shredder and Krang back on Earth once again try to take over the world.
Season 8 (1994)
From this point onwards, the show was retooled into a more action based series. Among the changes, the tone of the show became darker, the art style changed significantly, and many of the previous notable characters were removed. There was also a new title sequence and completely new theme song. These final three seasons are known as the "Red Sky episodes" amongst fans, due to the fact that the sky was constantly portrayed as red, instead of the usual blue.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 170 "Get Shredder!" David Wise Tony Love September 17, 1994 S08E01
Shredder & Krang are still loose on Earth, but without the resources of the Technodrome, they plan to steal equipment from the abandoned Hall of Science at the World Fair. Krang's former weapons engineer, Drakus, using the guise of Beserko, also shows up to cause trouble. Once Krang is captured by Drakus, Shredder under the impression that the turtles have Krang demands his return or he'll blow up Channel 6 with the Turtle's friends inside.Note: William E. Martin replaces James Avery as the voice of Shredder.
171 "Wrath of the Rat King" David Wise Tony Love September 24, 1994 S08E02
While Krang tries to re-acquire the Technodrome from Dimension X, Shredder tracks down the Rat King & makes an alliance with him in order to destroy the Turtles. Meanwhile, the destruction of the Channel 6 building has led Burne Thompson to denounce the turtles as a complete menace at Channel 6's new location, which leads the turtles to realize that maybe their actions are hurting people more often rather than helping them.Note: Final Appearance of the Rat King.
172 "State of Shock" David Wise Tony Love October 1, 1994 S08E03
A band of ninja, led by a mysterious villain named Megavolt, are stealing electronic equipment from power plants all over the city, and the Turtles are being blamed for the crimes. The Turtles must find a way to defeat Megavolt & clear their names before it is too late.Note: Final Appearance of Irma.
173 "Cry H.A.V.O.C.!" David Wise Tony Love October 8, 1994 S08E04
A mysterious organization of mutants calling itself Highly Advanced Variety Of Creatures has surfaced in the city.
Although their pro-mutant intentions seem good on the outside, what are their true motives?The Turtles must find out.
174 "H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!" David Wise Tony Love October 15, 1994 S08E05
Titanus & his H.A.V.O.C. organization are back, and this time they are planning to build a Sky Platform so that they can retrieve a lost Flux Transformer from a military base.
Titanus creates a new mutant called Synapse, a being of pure energy, that can control anything mechanical. The Turtles must stop Titanus & his evil plans once & for all.Note: Final Appearances of Burne Thompson and Vernon Fenwick.
175 "Enter: Krakus" David Wise Tony Love October 22, 1994 S08E06
Still after the Flux Transformer, Titanus & his mutants track its unique electronic signals, in order to locate it & get it back.
Meanwhile, the Turtles have their hands full, when an enforcer named Krakus shows up.The Turtles must find out who Krakus is & whether he is friend or foe.
176 "Cyber-Turtles" David Wise Tony Love October 29, 1994 S08E07
Krang & Shredder steal the Astro-Viewer, a powerful telescope, before disabling a starfighter passing over Earth.
Once aboard the starfighter, Shredder steals the Fire Star, a crystalline fragment with the power of 1000 suns which renders its possessor invincible.
Krang needs it in order to rule the universe & to merge Earth with Dimension X.Note: Final Appearance of Casey Jones.
177 "Turtle Trek" David Wise Tony Love November 5, 1994 S08E08
Krang & Shredder are using the city's power to operate Krang's new Transdimensional Portal to Dimension X, so that they finally has access to their Rock Soldier armies & resources.
The Turtles rescue a resident of Dimension X, named Gargon, held captive by Krang on Earth, who agrees to help track down Shredder & Krang.
Note: April is not in this episode.
Note: Final Appearances of General Traag and Bebop and Rocksteady.Note: Final episode with Shredder and Krang as the lead villains.
Season 9 (1995)
From this point onwards, Lord Dregg takes over as the main villain of the series. The Technodrome is not seen in this season. This is also the last season with David Wise's input.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 178 "The Unknown Ninja" Mark Edens & Bob Forward Tony Love September 16, 1995 S09E01
A mysterious young man, who has been tracking the Turtles' movements, wishes to train under Master Splinter's guidance. Meanwhile, the Turtles race to stop Lord Dregg's plans for global domination.
Note: First Appearances of Lord Dregg, HiTech and Carter.Note: Final Appearance of the Turtle Blimp.
179 "Dregg of the Earth" Mark Edens & David Wise Tony Love September 23, 1995 S09E02
The Turtles try to stop Dregg's Techno Gang from stealing a Proton Accelerator, but due to Carter's interference, the aliens get away.Dregg needs the device to repair his Molecular Converter, but the Turtles need to expose Dregg's true intentions.
180 "The Wrath of Medusa" David Wise Tony Love September 30, 1995 S09E03
Dregg hires an alien bounty hunter named Medusa to help capture the Turtles. The Turtles must fight off this new threat.Meanwhile, Carter realises that he is more of a hindrance than a help.
181 "The New Mutation" David Wise Tony Love October 7, 1995 S09E04
The Turtles set out to prove Dregg's true motives, after nearly getting arrested by military police at Hyper Dyne Labs. The Techno Gang steal a substance called X-Fire, a highly explosive fuel.
The Turtles are also still coming to grips with their unstable mutations.Meanwhile, an alien slug, called a Slorr, hatches & begins terrorising the city.
182 "The Showdown" David Wise Tony Love October 14, 1995 S09E05
Using a Hypno Transmitter, Dregg is disrupting all the TV stations in the city with a hypnotic signal, which becomes permanent after 20 minutes.After the Turtles destroy his transmitter, Dregg decides to replicate the Turtles' mutagen in order to make his Techno Gang invincible.
183 "Split-Second" David Wise Tony Love October 21, 1995 S09E06
A new foe appears in the form of the time-obsessed Chronos, who has thrown the city into chaos, due to all clocks malfunctioning.Can the Turtles, April & Carter stop him before it is too late ?
184 "Carter, the Enforcer" David Wise Tony Love October 28, 1995 S09E07
Dregg plans to build a Star Shield, a device that Dregg claims will protect Earth from hostile alien invaders.
Meanwhile, the Turtles, with the help of April & her mini-cam, hope to expose Dregg for the fraud that he is.
The Turtles also find out that Dregg has built an android replica of Cater.Note: First Appearances of Landor and Merrick.
185 "Doomquest" David Wise Tony Love November 4, 1995 S09E08
An interdimensional being called Doomquest comes to Earth to try to get a powerful crystal from Lord Dregg. The turtles find that their unstable mutations are now starting to cause them to lose their intelligence whenever they mutate into their new forms. In the end, April is able to successfully expose Lord Dregg's true intentions to the world.Note: Raphael is voiced for the last time by Rob Paulsen.
Season 10 (1996)
This is the final season of the 1987 Ninja Turtles series. The Technodrome is abandoned.
# Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original airdate TV Broadcast 186 "The Return of Dregg" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love September 14, 1996 S10E01
While the Turtles work on using fragments of the Vortex Crystal to stabilize their mutations, Lord Dregg plans to use the fragments to create another Vortex Crystal to power his Vortex Transporter. Meanwhile, Dregg's second-in-command, HiTech, is blasted into space, to be replaced by Dregg's top scientist, Mung, as his new second-in-command.
Note: Michael Gough replaces Rob Paulsen as the voice of Raphael.
Note: First Appearance of Mung.Note: Final Appearance of HiTech.
187 "The Beginning of the End" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love September 21, 1996 S10E02 While Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello & Carter work on restoring Leonardo to his regular self, Mung steals all the plutonium from a power plant in order for Dregg to build a Plutonium Ray to turn Leonardo into a radioactive killer. 188 "The Power of Three" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love September 28, 1996 S10E03
Lord Dregg teleports Shredder & Krang from Dimension X to the Dreadnaught in order to learn more about the Turtles & Earth's weapons.Meanwhile, after permanently stabilizing his mutation, Carter finally leaves the Turtles & returns to college.
189 "A Turtle in Time" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love October 5, 1996 S10E04
After draining the Turtles' life energy & Krang's intelligence, Dregg plans to fire the Vortex Transporter at the Sun, bringing a piece of the Sun down to Earth.
If the people of Earth refuse to surrender, Dregg will cause the Earth to become a second Sun.Meanwhile after learning of the situation, Carter returns, and knowing he can't handle it alone, Carter contacts the turtles' friends Landor and Merrick who brings the turtles' past selves to the present as well as Splinter mentioning to him that despite his mutation being stabilized, there is a chance that Carter can still mutate.
190 "Turtles to the Second Power" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love October 12, 1996 S10E05
After re-energizing the present-day Turtles, the Turtles of the past have only 3 hours to get back to their time, or they will all cease to exist.
Meanwhile, during the 15 hours it took to re-energize the Turtles, the remainder of Dregg's invasion fleet has been completed and has been unleashed on the city and now the Turtles and Carter have to stop Dregg, Krang, and Shredder.
In the end Shredder and Krang are sent back to Dimension X, and after sending the past turtles back to their time, Landor and Merrick give Carter an offer to come with them to their time in the future to receive medical treatment that will completely cure him of his mutation. Carter accepts and he and the turtles say their goodbyes before he teleports away.Note: Final Appearances of Shredder, Krang, Carter, and Landor and Merrick.
191 "Mobster from Dimension X" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love October 19, 1996 S10E06
A slimy amoeba-like mobster from Dimension X, known as the GlobFather, steals the Protein Computer.The GlobFather is working for Dregg & Dregg plans to use the Protein Computer to hack into all of Earth's telecommunications systems & military computers, to control them via his own brain.
192 "The Day the Earth Disappeared" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love October 26, 1996 S10E07
Lord Dregg has managed to open a gigantic portal that is large enough to pull the entire Earth into Dimension X.While trying to figure out how to stop it, Leonardo, Donatello & Master Splinter are pulled through the portal, after Dregg turns the portal on them.
193 "Divide and Conquer" Jeffrey Scott Tony Love November 2, 1996 S10E08
Lord Dregg launches a final attack on the Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must travel back to the Technodrome to retrieve Krang's old android body to defeat him.Note: Shredder and Krang are mentioned.
English-language DVD releases of the original Ninja Turtles series are handled by Lions Gate Entertainment. As of August 16, 2011, seasons 1-9 are available in North America, and seasons 1-2 in the UK, while Australia have received the majority of seasons 1-4 including the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason chronologically restored to its correct place in the series. In Germany, seasons 1-3 plus the "Vacation" sideseason have been released on DVD by KSM Film, featuring both German and English audio tracks, with seasons 4 and 5 to follow before the end of 2011. KSM had also previously released seasons 8-10 on DVD, though these episodes did not include the English audio.
Region 1 (USA)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (April 20, 2004) 
- Single disc containing all 5 episodes from season 1, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume Two (April 26, 2005) 
- Single disc containing all 13 episodes from season 2.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 3 (December 6, 2005) 
- Single disc containing episodes 1-12 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 4 (April 4, 2006) 
- Single disc containing episodes 13-24 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume Five (August 29, 2006) 
- Single disc containing episodes 25-36 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 6 (December 5, 2006) 
- Single disc containing episodes 37-47 from season 3, plus episode 1 from season 4.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season Four (March 13, 2007) 
- 5-disc set containing all 39 episodes from season 4, plus episode 1 from season 5.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 5 (August 7, 2007) 
- 3-disc set containing episodes 3-20 from season 5.
- Note: This release skips over episode 2, "Once Upon a Time Machine", and the two-part season finale, "Planet of the Turtleoids".
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 6 (April 8, 2008) 
- 2-disc set containing all 16 episodes from season 6.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 7 Part 1: The Leonardo Slice (May 12, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 1-6 from the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason. Packaged with a free Leonardo action figure.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 7 Part 2: The Michelangelo Slice (May 12, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 7-13 from the "Vacation in Europe" sideseason.Packaged with a free Michelangelo action figure.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 7 Part 3: The Donatello Slice (May 12, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 1-7 from season 7. Packaged with a free Donatello action figure.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Season 7 Part 4: The Raphael Slice (May 12, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 8-14 from season 7. Packaged with a free Raphael action figure.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Complete Season 8 (September 1, 2009) 
- Single disc containing all 8 episodes from season 8.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Complete Season 7 Set (November 3, 2009) 
- 4-disc set containing all 13 episodes from the "Vacation" sideseason, plus all 14 episodes from season 7.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Complete Season 9 (August 16, 2011) 
- Single disc containing all 8 episodes from season 9.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 3 'Turtally' Awesome Episodes from the Original TV Series (May 25, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 1-3 from season 1.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original TV Series - 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition (May 25, 2009) 
- 3-disc set containing all 18 episodes from seasons 1 and 2, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
- Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - DVD Collection (July 26, 2007) 
- 5-disc set containing all 24 episodes from seasons 8, 9 and 10.
- Note: This is the only German release of the series to date that does not contain the English audio track.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 1 (March 12, 2009) 
- 5-disc set containing all 5 episodes from season 1, all 13 episodes from season 2, plus episodes 1-7 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 2 (May 3, 2010) 
- 5-disc set containing episodes 8-32 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 3 (July 12, 2010) 
- 6-disc set containing episodes 33-47 from season 3, episodes 1-2 from season 4, plus all 13 episodes from the "Vacation" sideseason.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 4 (October 17, 2011) 
- 6-disc set containing episodes 3-32 from season 4.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 5 (December 5, 2011) 
- 6-disc set containing episodes 33-39 from season 4, plus all 22 episodes from season 5 and the first episode from season 6.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Box 6 (Early 2012)
- 6-disc set containing episodes 2-16 from season 6 and all of the regular season 7.
Region 4 (Australia)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 1 (March 11, 2009) 
- Single disc containing all 5 episodes from season 1, plus 4 bonus episodes from season 10.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 2 (March 11, 2009) 
- Single disc containing all 13 episodes from season 2.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 3 (March 11, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 1-12 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 4 (June 3, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 13-24 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 5 (June 3, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 25-36 from season 3.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 6 (June 3, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 37-47 from season 3, plus episode 1 from season 4.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 7 (September 9, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 5-13 from the "Vacation" sideseason, plus episodes 1-2 from season 5 and episode 2 from season 4.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 8 (September 9, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 3-14 from season 4.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 9 (September 9, 2009) 
- Single disc containing episodes 15-26 from season 4.
- Turtles Forever
- List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episodes
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