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  • 1990-09-10T00:00:00-04:00 on Syndication
  • 25 mins
  • 14 hours, 46 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Children

Distinctly different from the grim, violent, and dark MIRAGE comics from which the Turtles originated, this version of the franchise has remained the longest running, and most memorable, version of all. Four turtles fall into the sewers and are befriended by Hamato Yoshi a Japanese man sent to New York who was forced to live in the sewers. One day he sees a strange green glow which transforms the four turtles into human-like creatures. Hamato (now Master Splinter) changes into a giant rat from the green glow and teaches the turtles the skills of the ninja as they team up with Channel 6 news reporter April O'Neil to battle against Yoshi's arch enemy Shredder and Krang, an alien warlord from Dimension X.

39 episodes

4x01 Plan Six from Outer Space

  • Season Premiere

    1990-09-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

The Technodrome is back in Dimension X, and Shredder and Krang are not the least bit happy about it! Determined to get even, the two villains send Rocksteady and Bebop to earth (using the Dimensional Portal.), the two stooge's task is to attach special trans-dimensional thrusters to the Channel Six Building, fearing a confrontation with the TMNT will scuttle his plan, Krang disguises Rocksteady and Bebop as humans, but this camouflage will only be temporary, if the two mutants can't complete their mission within the next few hours, the disguises will wear off. Krang also creates the Pretendicon, a cyborg in the guise of Splinter, to lure the Turtles into the Channel Six building, if all goes smoothly, then the Dimensional thrusters [once attached to the building] will send the TMNT and Channel Six on a one way ride into Dimension X! Meanwhile, the green machine, believing the Technodrome vanquished for good, plan a long unwinding vacation. Rocksteady and Bebop infiltrate Channel six in

4x02 Turtles of the Jungle

  • 1990-09-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Professor Willard W. Willard, one of Donatello's idols, invents a Molecular Intensifier to control the growth of living things. Krang hears about it and sends Shredder to steal it. While testing the Intensifier, the Professor accidentally zaps his pet monkey Jocko, who grows to 30 feet in height. He also zaps some roots which then grow enormous and begin to take over the city, turning it into a jungle. Jocko gets attracted to April and starts chasing after her. To stop Jocko, the Professor zaps Donatello, making him 30 feet tall as well. Jocko gets angry at Donatello and they start fighting. The Turtles realize they have to stop Jocko before he and Donatello destroy the city. They urge the Professor to come up with a formula to reverse the Intensifier's effects. The Turtles finally reverse the Intensifier's effects. They stop Shredder from getting the device and return the City back to normal.

4x03 Michaelangelo Toys Around

  • 1990-09-12T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Michaelangelo, eager to go to a toy show, smuggles himself in as a Turtle toy. Wilbur Weazell, inventor of Tyler Toys, has reprogrammed Tyler Toy's newest toy, the ""Tyranno-toy"" to attack and destroy. This would ruin his employer and allow Weazell to take over the company. The Michaelangelo Toy is spotted by Mr. Tyler's son Kevin, and gets carried off to the Tyler estate for him. April, who is broadcasting from the show, sees Michaelangelo being taken away and quickly tells the other Turtles. The Turtles go to the show to see if they can find out where Michaelangelo is. They run into Weazell and discover what he is planning to do with the toys. Weazell activates the Tyranno-Toys and they attack the Turtles. While battling the terrible toys the turtles get caught in a net. Meanwhile, Michaelangelo and Kevin are at the Tyler estate trying to escape from Weazell's assistant. Weazell shows up at the estate and activiates more toys to deal with Michaelangelo and Kevin. The Turtles escape fr

4x04 Peking Turtle

  • 1990-09-13T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

In Dimension X, Krang watches on the viewscreen as April broadcasts from the opening of an exhibit of rare Chinese warrior statues, as well as the world's largest pearl. Krang thinks he can bring the statue to life and use the pearl to create a forcefield to bring the Technodrome back to Earth. Krang sends Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady to the museum. They bring one of the warriors to life. Bebop and Rocksteady take it to the sewers to destory the Turtles. At the museum, Shredder brings to life the rest of the statues and orders them to find the Turtles and destroy them. Krang tells Shredder to order his statues to kidnap April and Vernon, luring the Turtles to the museum so the statues can destroy them. Bebop and Rocksteady lead the army of statues back to the museum with April and Vernon. The Turtles follow them to the museum hoping to rescue April and Vernon. The turtles realize that they won't be able to defeat the statues before Krang brings the Technodrome back to Earth. Instead,

4x05 Shredder's Mom

  • 1990-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

When they're rejected by the world leaders when they demand that Earth surrender to them, Krang and Shredder set up a massive orbiting mirror in Dimension X that causes the Earth to be engulfed in steaming heat. The heat causes the polar ice caps to start melting and also starts to evaporate all of the water on the planet. Shredder's mother, Miyoko, hears about her son's plan from her retired home for villains and decides to join him. The Turtles, with the help of General Yogure and a space shuttle, go to Dimension X to try and stop Krang and Shredder. After overcoming several obstacles in the Technodrome set by Miyoko, the Turtles finally make it to the control room. General Yogure distracts Miyoko, trapping her in one of her own traps. This gives the Turtles time to destroy the orbiting mirror. The Turtles and General Yogure manage to escape Dimension X just as the portal closes, bringing them safely back to Earth. Shredder, gets tired of his mother treating him like a baby and ships

4x06 Four Turtles and a Baby

  • 1990-09-17T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

With their planet under attack by General Tragg, Grizzla and Zenter, the Turtles' Neutrino friends decide to send their infant daughter Tribble to stay with the Turtles. No sooner do they send Tribble when Shredder appears and takes them captive. The Turtles soon discover that Tribble has psychokinetic powers. Running out of ways to take care of her, they ask April for help. Krang discovers that he can not conquer the Neutrinos as long as Tribble is free so he sends Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady to find her. While April is taking care of Tribble she gets called into work and she realizes that she has to take Tribble to the station with her. Burne decides to have a baby contest held at the station due to Tribble's presence. Shredder hears the broadcast and decides to have Bebop and Rocksteady go there in disguise. The Turtles stop by the station to see how the contest is going and find Bebop and Rocksteady. With the help of Tribble's powers, the Turtles defeat Shredder, Bebop and Rocks

4x07 Turtlemaniac

  • 1990-09-18T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

When a series of burglaries occur, all of them involving thefts of Turtle memorabilia, the Turtles investigate. April's apartment gets broken into, but just as the burglar is driving away, she takes down the license plate number on the vehicle. The police give her an address and she and Irma go to investigate. They discover that Monroe Q. Flem, the manufacturer of rare gasses and a billionaire, is a collector of everything and anything having to do with the Turtles. When April and Irma go to the mansion, April goes in,leaving Irma in the van. As soon as she sets foot on the grounds, Flem captures her. Meanwhile, the Turtles get worried when they can't contact April so they go to her apartment. The place is deserted when they get there. After looking around, they discover an address which they assume is the one April got from the license plate. They search for April, thinking that she might be in danger. When they arrive at the mansion, they get captured by Flem when he sprays them with

4x08 Rondo in New York

  • 1990-09-19T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady are in town to steal a rare new mutagen created by Oswald Dren, a grad student. Some mutagen is accidentally spilled onto a reel of movie film and monsters and a movie hero named Rondo come to life! The real Rondo is a wimp, and the Turtles try to help him confront the now-living monsters that stalk the street and the movie theater where the Monster Movie Marathon took place. With the turtles' help, Shredder and the mutants fail to steal the mutagen.

4x09 Planet of the Turtles

  • 1990-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Earth is experiencing some kind of atmospheric disturbance which allows the Turtles to view TV shows from other worlds. They are tuning into a wrestling match from Planet of the Turtles, where the Flying Turtlenecker Brothers defeat smaller opponents. Dimension X is experiencing the same type of disturbance, which allows Krang to watch the same show. On a commercial break, Krang sees Rupert, a turtle pitchman, selling a Personal Energy Projector. Krang thinks he can use this projector to draw energy from Earth to power the Technodrome. He sends Shredder to the Planet of the Turtles to retrieve the projector. Shredder gets chased by Rupert and the Turtlenecker Brothers back through the portal to Dimension X as he tries to steal the projector. With the Turtlenecker Brothers stuck in Dimension X, Krang convinces them to go and capture the Turtles. He sends them to the sewers through a dimensional portal and they capture the Turtles, bringing them back to the Technodrome. April happens to

4x10 Name That Toon

  • 1990-09-21T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Krang interrupts all TV programs to announce that if Earth does not supply him with enough power for the Technodrome, he will vaporize one square mile of the City within the hour. Krang designed a Dematerializer using micro chips from an alien computer that Shredder found on a spaceship. While Rocksteady and Bebop are cleaning up the rest of the material from the spaceship, they discard an electronic keyboard, that is still connected to the alien computer, through the Earth portal. The keyboard ends up in a secondhand store in the city. Howie Hardy, an out-of-work composer, and Irma are shoppping around for a keyboard for him and come across the one in the second hand store that came from Dimenxion X. They decide to buy it. Meanwhile, the Turtles spot a portal opening from their portal activity detector. They think that this somehow connected with Krang's plan so they set out to investigate. They discover that the keyboard is the object that came through the portal, but they are too la

4x11 Menace, Maestro Please

  • 1990-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

April calls the Turtles to meet her at the Floxy Theater, due to rumors that a phantom is scaring all the workers away. When the Turtles get there they find Irma, Howie and Howie's friend, Eric, there. Howie and Eric are working on the pipe organ in the theater and they wanted the Turtles to see if they could fix it. Somehow the organ is giving off blue rays when certain keys are played. In Dimension X, Krang has invented an energy accumulator which can soak up power from any source. Once he finds this power, he intends to use it to fuel the Technodrome and travel back to the Earth. While Shredder is testing the launch computer in the Technodrome, it starts going crazy due to some kind of interference from Earth. Krang tracks it and discovers that it's coming from the blue rays in the organ. The rays are giving off tremendous power which Krang knows he could use for the Technodrome. He sends Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady with the accumulator to Earth. When Shredder arrives at the thea

4x12 Super Hero for a Day

  • 1990-09-25T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Krang has come up with yet another invention to fuel the Technodrome. He has invented a power vacuum that will drain energy from three power plants in the area. In order for the vacuum to work, Krang needs the signal from the power plants amplified. He sends Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady to Earth to set up the power vacuum amplifiers in the power plants. April radios the Turtles telling them that Shredder has been spotted at a power plant in the city. The turtles set off to see what their arch-enemy is up to. On their way, they run into Gadgetman, an over the hill super hero, who is trying to make a come back by attempting to rescue kids from a bus. His plan puts the kids in more danger, but the Turtles come to the rescue in the nick of time. They try to persuade him to retire and let them handle the problems of the city, but he gets angry and storms off, not realizing that the entire event was being aired. Krang happens to watch the event on one of his video screens and gets a brilli

4x13 Back to the Egg

  • 1990-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 — 22 mins

Krang invents an age reversing serum that turns any creature into a younger version of itself. He decides to send Captain Kroolik and Grillox, a mutant circus performer from Dimension X, to track the Turtles down and squirt them. Shredder is also sent to go with the Captain. Once they have captured the Turtles, Captain Kroolik intends on putting them in his circus as performers and that will give Krang the opportunity to take over the city. The Turtles are tracked to a pizza place where Kroolik only gets a chance to squirt two of the Turtles' pizza with the serum. Michaelangelo and Leonardo eat those two pizzas turning them into little Turtles. Not knowing what the cause was for the shrinking, Donatello and Raphael take them and head back to the lair. On their way, they run into the Captain and Shredder who are waiting to capture them. The Turtles manage to escape and continue to the lair. Donatello and Raphael figure that Krang and Shredder are behind what happened to Michaelangelo an

4x14 Son of Return of the Fly II

  • 1990-09-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

The Turtles try to assist a scientist, Herman J. Melish, who is being chased down by two men trying to get their hands on an invention of his energy generator crystal. The crystal slips away and drops into the sewer. Baxter Stockman, marooned in some weird dimension with his alien computer, Z, manages to return to Earth and find the energy generator. This generator can turn energy into material objects. Z uses the generator to make himself a body. After this, Baxter and Z come up with a plan to get revenge on Shredder. They head for the Channel Six building, planning on taking it over. They anticipate that the Turtles will try to rescue April, and when they do, Baxter will capture them to use as bait to get Shredder. Their plan works just as they had hoped. Baxter captures the Turtles and Z sends out a message over the air telling Shredder to come and get the Turtles before Baxter beats him to it. Shredder, who is on Earth looking for a super computer that Krang has tracked to the Chan

4x15 Raphael Knocks 'em Dead

  • 1990-09-25T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

Raphael sees a comedian myseriously disappear while doing a show at the House of Ha Ha. Just then, April calls to ask him to go check out the disapperance of the comedian at the club. Raphael goes to investigate and is put in the spotlight when the club's owner mistakes him for a comedian wearing a costume. Donatello, Michaelangelo and Leonardo are watching Raphael on TV and see him suddenly disappear. They decide to go to the House of Ha Ha to see if they can find out what happened to Raphael. Meanwhile, Raphael finds himself at Pinky Mcfingers house along with the other comedians. Once he has Raphael strapped down, McFingers tells him of his brilliant plan. Barney Stockman, Baxter Stockman's brother, has invented a gag-a-magnifier for McFingers. This machine increases the comedy power of jokes. They are going to hook up the funniest comedian to it and transmit the joke waves all over the city, making everyone hysterically helpless. This will enable McFingers and his two goons to go o

Zach sees Rocksteady and Bebop arrive through a portal, but because of a Turtle Com malfunction, he cannot notify the Turtles. He follows the two mutants, who steal an Anxietron Ray for Krang and Shredder. It has the power to make people frightened of anything. While testing out the ray, Bebop and Rocksteady start thinking that they could rule the world with this ray gun. They zap Krang and Shredder with the ray, turning them into cowering fools. Zach keeps trying to call the Turtles and finally reaches them. He tells them that Bebop and Rocksteady are heading to City Hall and are planning to take the city over. The Turtles rush to City Hall to stop Bebop and Rocksteady, but they end up getting zapped by the ray also. Very scared, the Turtles escape from City Hall and return to the lair. Splinter tries to help them with his Ninjitsu mind control, but fails. With the Turtles out of commission, Splinter decides that it is up to him and Zach to stop Bebop and Rocksteady and recover the ra

4x17 Raphael Meets His Match

  • 1990-10-02T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

Raphael wins a ticket to a costume party on MacDonald Crump's yacht and decides to go disguised as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. April and Vernon are also attending the party for the TV station. As Raphael boards the yacht, a woman in what appears to be a female mutant costume shows up, grabs his arm and pretends to be his date. Raphael discovers that the women's name is Mona Lisa and she is a mutant just like him. He gets suspicious of her when she tells him that a pirate named Captain Filch is going to hijack Crump's yacht and hold it and its passengers for ransom. Soon after, the yacht is hit by a force field, stopping it in the middle of the ocean. Raphael begins to believe Mona Lisa when he sees Captain Filch and his anemone guards board the yacht. The two mutants, along with April and Vernon hide away from the Captain. While in hiding, Mona Lisa tells them how she was transformed into a mutant by Filch. She swore to get revenge on the Captain for what he did to her and that's wh

Krang and Shredder are working on some super mutagen which they plan on using to create an army of super mutants that will take over the world. Bebop and Rocksteady decide to try the mutagen out on Bebop's pet turtle. The mutagen turns him into an evil Mutant Ninja Turtle, named Slash. When Slash starts destroying the place, Bebop and Rocksteady send him to Earth. Fenton Q. Hackenbush, a developer for Donald J. Lofty, has a plan to do away with the sewer system and build condominiums. The Turtles find out what Fenton is planning and try to stop him. They phone April and make arrangements to meet and talk about Fenton's plans. Meanwhile, Slash is looking for the palm tree from his water bowl on Earth, which is where Bebop and Rocksteady have told him it is. While looking for it, he meets Hackenbush. Hackenbush tricks him by saying he will show him where there are lots of palm trees if Slash will do something for him. Hackenbush tells him that he has to smash the Freedom Bell and everyth

4x19 Leonardo Lightens Up

  • 1990-10-04T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninjaturtles.com) Splinter goes away and leaves Leonardo in charge. After a while, Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo get tired of being bossed around by Leo and decide to try one of Don's inventions on their hapless leader. The 3 scheming TMNT zap Leonardo with a ""Personality Modifying Ray"", turning him into a wise cracking jokester. It doesn't take long for the new Leonardo to annoy the Turtles once again. Meanwhile on the surface, the City is being destroyed by a criminal musician named G. Cleff. Cleff is using an ultrasonic sound system to shatter concrete and steel so that his goons can rob the buildings. April finds the Turtles and informs them of what is happening. Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo go searching for Leonardo to tell him, but discover that he has left the lair to go have fun. When they finally find him, he tells them he is too busy having fun to help them. Now the other 3 TMNT have no alternative but to try and stop G. Cleff without Leon

4x20 Were-Rats from Channel 6

  • 1990-10-05T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) While the Rat King searches for food in the sewers, he comes across a canister of mutagen. Thinking that it is nothing, he throws it away and continues to search for food. Rat King soon comes across Bebop and Rocksteady, who were accidentally transported to the sewers by Shredder. They are on Earth to meet two thieves that stole explosives for them. Shredder tells them that while they are in the sewer, they can search for a canister of mutagen that was lost there. The Rat King hears all this and realizes that the canister he threw away was the one with the mutagen in it. He figures he could use the mutagen to make human size rats that will help them get food. While searching for subjects, he comes across Irma and Vernon, who are in the sewer working on a story. He captures them and using the mutagen, turns them into rats. Using his flute to put them under his power, he orders them to go to the surface and bring back food. Meanwhile, April gets w

4x21 Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo

  • 1990-10-08T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

While Michaelangelo is testing out a sailboard in the sewers, he accidentally gets swept out into the city harbor. At the same time, a captain named Talbot Breech is testing his miniaturizing ray on a ship. His plan is to shrink all the naval ships and put them in bottles for his collection in order to get even with those who turned him down for the Naval Academy. The ray gun accidentally shrinks Michaelangelo and he winds up in a bottle along with the other ships in the captain's lab. Breech's cat, Claude, knocks Michaelangelo off the shelf, breaking the bottle and freeing him. He does not realize how small he really is until he comes nose to nose with Claude. Michaelangelo manages to outwit Calude and run away from a huge rat. Meanwhile, in the harbor, April and Vernon are covering a story on one of the Navy's aircraft carrier. While April is in the middle of her story, the carrier begins to shrink and disappears right on TV. Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo happen to be watching Apri

4x22 The Big Zipp Attack

  • 1990-10-09T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis Credited to Ninja Turtles.com) As Krang is about to send Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady to Earth to find a rare metal, Rigidium, to repair the Technodrome, a meteorite lands containing a large egg. The egg hatches, revealing a Zipp, a cute little creature that begins to eat the Technodrome. Krang sends the Zipp to Earth hoping to distract the Turtles while Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady locate some Rigidium. The Turtles find the Zipp in the sewer and bring it back to their lair. Soon, the Zipp begins eating everything in sight and they discover that when it eats copper it doubles. The Turtles are soon faced with a small army of Zipps munching on the city. Meanwhile, Shredder has tracked down some Rigidium, which happens to be the central core of the Lofty Tower. April and Irma are there doing a story on its grand opening when Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady show up. While the Turtles are following the Zipps around they discover that the Zipps like chocolate. When they consume

4x23 Donatello Makes Time

  • 1990-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 25 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninjaturtles.com) Professor Lloyd Cycloyd, a crazy scientist who escaped from an instituition, accidentally discovers the Turtles' lair. He sees Donatello testing out one of his new inventions, a time stopper. This device can freeze anything in its tracks, making time stop for them, but not around them. The Professor thinks he can use this mechanism and sneaks in and steals it. When the Turtles go after him, the mad doctor zaps them with the machine, freezing them in mid air. He then sets out on a crime spree using Donatello's invention. Back at the lair, the Turtles are still frozen when Splinter walks in on them. As he is trying to figure out what he is going to do, they recover. At first, the Turtles don't realize what has happend to them, but it all starts coming back soon enough. With April's help, Donatello finds out where the Professor lives and heads out to retrieve his time stopper. The Professor sees Donatello coming. When Don enters the house, the Profe

4x24 Farewell, Lotus Blossom

  • 1990-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) While on their way to a movie, the Turtles rescue the Urn of Chakahachi from two thieves. The thieves pry off a pearl from the Urn before the Turtles get their hands on it. The owner of the Urn asks the Turtles if they would be able to guard it until he can get a security system installed in his store. The Turtles agree and bring the Urn to their lair. Meanwhile, Shredder is watching the news and sees April's broadcast about the Urn. He wants the Urn because he thinks that he can use its great powers for his benefit. Shredder, disguising himself as the ghost of Chakahachi, appears to Lotus Bloosom (a friend of the Turtles) and tells her that she is a descendent of the Chakahachi clan. He also tells her that the Urn belongs to the clan and that the Turtles have stolen it. Being part of the clan it is her duty to retrieve it and return it to its rightful owner. She goes out to find the Turtles and the Urn. When Lotus meets up with the TMNT, Leonar

4x25 Rebel Without a Fin

  • 1990-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninjaturtles.com) Another mad scientist, Dr. Polidorius, creates a half-man half-fish named Ray. The Doctor has Ray plant explosives in certain parts of the sewer so that he can sink the city beneath the ocean. Ray is just one of the first fish-men that Polidorius plans on creating for his underwater city. April, who is covering another Donald J. Lofty building opening, thinks that she sees one of the Turtles peeking out of a sewer drain and goes down to see them. When she gets another look at the person there, she realizes that it's not the Turtles. While following it, she radios the TMNT to tell them what she saw. While April is talking to them, Ray captures her and brings her to the Doctor's lab. The Turtles rush to her aid when they realize she is in danger. By the time that they get to where she is supposed to be, April is gone. While searching for her, the Turtles meet Ray. A battle ensues, but Ray's arsenal of eel electricty and scorpion fish quills defeats

4x26 Rhino-Man

  • 1990-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) J. Gordon Hungerdunger, a Texas millionaire, is holding a ""best super-hero"" contest. The winner of the contest will receive the humongous Malaprop Diamond. No one is aware of it, but Hungerdunger is using the contest as a diversion so that he can put a zombie-making chemical into the city's water supply. The malevolent millionaire figures that if he can get the citizens under his control, he can easily take over the city. Krang sees April's news report about the contest and gets an idea on how he can use the diamond to get out of Dimension X. He could use the diamond to focus a heat ray powerful enough to cut the Technodrome loose from the asteroid. Shredder decides to make super-heroes out of Bebop and Rocksteady so that they will win the diamond. The Turtles discover from April and Irma what is happening to the city. They all cannot figure out why Hungerdunger would hold a contest like that. The Turtles spot Bebop and Rocksteady (now calling t

4x27 Michaelangelo Meets Bugman

  • 1990-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) Michaelangelo avidly reads a comic book which features his favorite superhero, Bugman, a half man, half insect fighter who battles for truth and justice. While reading one of the comic books, Mikey hears a cry for help in the sewer. To his surprise, Michaelangelo rescues Brick Bradley (Bugman in his human state). One of his enemies, Electrozapper, tied him with chains made of Leestanite, which affects Bugman as Kryptonite harms Superman. After hearing what happened to Bugman, Michaelangelo decides to go with him to fight Electrozapper. He leaves a note for the other Turtles telling them where he has gone. When the Turtles find Michaelangelo's note, they begin to laugh, thinking that it's one of his practical jokes. Bugman takes Michaelangelo to a power plant where Electrozapper is hiding out. When they arrive, they find April walking around investigating the plant. They locate one of Electrozapper's antennas and destroy it. Electrozapper comes o

4x28 Poor Little Rich Turtle

  • 1990-11-03T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

Krang has come up with yet another brilliant plan to free the Technodrome. The evil alien sends Bebop and Rocksteady to kidnap Buffy Shellhammer, 15 year-old CEO of Shellhammer Chemicals. Buffy has the secret formula for a super rocket fuel which Krang needs to get the Technodrome moving again. Michaelangelo falls heads over heels for Buffy when he sees her on TV with April. He convinces the Turtles to go to her mansion so he can get a glimpse of her. The TMNT get there just as Bebop and Rocksteady arrive. The Turtles fight them off and rescue Buffy. Our heroes decide to bring the millionairess to April's apartment until they can figure out why it is that Shredder wants her so badly. Bebop and Rocksteady follow the Turtles to April's apartment and grab Buffy, bringing her to the Technodrome. In the Technodrome, Shredder tries to force the formula out of Buffy, but fails. He shrinks her and tells her that she will stay that way until she gives him what he wants. Back on Earth, the Turtl

4x29 What's Michelangelo Good For?

  • 1990-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

The Turtles go along with Michaelangelo and his pet pigeon Pete to the zoo so that Dr. Goodfellow can check the bird out. After the examination, Michaelangelo sets off on his own while the other Turtles head home. Just as they are about to leave, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael get nabbed by robots created by Dr. Lesseau. The robots take the TMNT to an island near the zoo where Dr. Lesseau is awaiting their arrival. Dr. Lesseau is a scientist who is using his robots to steal animals from the zoo. He is experimenting on them to create a single animal with the best traits of all animals combined. The mad Doc wants the Turtles for their brains. Michaelangelo returns to the lair and finds the others missing. Splinter tells him that he had had a vision of an island while meditating and believes the other Turtles are in danger. Splinter sends MIchaelangelo to search for them even after he tells his master he has no idea where to start looking for them. When Michaelangelo arrives at the place

4x30 The Dimension X Story

  • 1990-09-01T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

Shredder sends out a message from Dimension X to the Turtles telling them to meet him at the Southside Dump so that he can kick their shells in. When the Green Team gets there, Shredder plans on using a dimensional teleporter to transport them back to the Technodrome. April and Vernon hear Shredder's proposition over the air and decide to go there to get the scoop. The teleporter only manages to get Michaelangelo and Raphael, but it also takes April, Irma and Vernon as well. After arriving in Dimension X, Michaelangelo, Raphael, April, Irma and Vernon manage to escape from the Technodrome, asking each other where they are going to go. Immediately after that, the Neutrinos show up to help them. Back on Earth, Donatello and Leonardo try to get their trans-dimensional portal running so that they can bring the gang home. In order to accomplish this, they have to sneak in the Channel Six Building and borrow a used transformer. In Dimension X, Michaelangelo and Raphael discover from the Neut

4x31 Donatello's Degree

  • 1990-09-01T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninjaturtles.com) Donatello gets an invitation to accept his degree personally from Professor Sopho at Sopho University. The only problem is that the invitation is addressed to a Miss Donna Tello. Donatello asks Irma to go in his place while he accompanies her in a hidden trunk. While Irma gets a tour of the University, Donatello decides to have a look around the college. He discovers that Professor Sopho has built a device to speed up the Earth's rotation. Sopho is plannig on using the machine to fling everything from the Earth's surface into space. The Professor's body guards catch Don-san snooping around, but, he manages to get away. Meanwhile, Michaelangelo's fish, Maxwell, escapes and jumps into the sewer. Raphael, Leonardo and Michaelangelo jump in after the fleeing fish. The Turtles end up following Max all the way to Bottomless Lake. There, they see April with Vernon doing a story on the Lake. Mr. Thompson contacts April and tells her to head over to Sopho

4x32 The Big Cufflink Caper!

  • 1990-10-19T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

The Turtles, bored at the lack of action, decide to investigate when they hear that cufflinks are being stolen around the city. The lads find out that some of Big Louie's gang are responsible for it. The TMNT decide to dress up as hoods to see if they can find out from Big Louie what's going on. Big Louie falls for the Turtles' ruse and tells them that the reason they are stealing all the cufflinks is that they are looking for the Cufflinks of Cathay. A ""certain someone"" is willing to pay lots of money for it. The Turtles don't know it yet, but Shredder is the ""certain someone"" who wants the cufflinks. Apparently an ancient Chinese explosive is hidden in one of the cufflinks. Shredder plans on using it to blow the Technodrome free of its lava bed. The investigation leads them to the house of Pietro Calzoni, who has the biggest collection of cufflinks around. The Turtles think that if anyone has the Cufflink of Cathay, it would be him. April and Irma, who are doing an investigation of t

4x33 Leonardo vs. Tempestra

  • 1990-11-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) The Turtles sneak into an arcade in the middle of the night to play video games. Leonardo gets hooked on a game called ""Tempestra's Revenge."" One rainy night, Leon sneaks out to play the game. While Leonardo is playing the game, lightning strikes the arcade and Tempestra comes to life. Leonardo contacts the other Turtles and asks them for help. Tempestra overhears him calling for help and traps the other Turtles in their lair by flooding the sewers. April finds Leonardo trying to dodge falling things from the earthquake that Tempestra has started. The fearless reporter picks up the dazed Ninaj Turtle and they both set out to find Tempestra. They follow her trail to a nuclear power plant where she has gone to recharge herself. Leonardo thinks he has an idea to get rid of Tempestra for good. He tries to egg her on by telling her he does not think she is all that powerful. Tempestra falls for the trick and proves her strength by creating three crea

4x34 Splinter Vanishes

  • 1990-12-24T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

If the episode title alone doesn't give away this tale's synopsis, I'll gladly provide it: SPLINTER'S GONE! Returning from another mission, the TMNT are shocked to discover their mentor has left the lair, leaving behind only a video taped message. Playing the message, the TMNT are informed by their mentor that he has taught them all he knows, and it is time for him to leave them, and for the green machine to grasp their own destinies and go their OWN separate ways. (GASP!) The Turtles decide to take this final advice and dis-unite. Michangelo lands a job as a TV cook, Donatello works in a fix-it shop (But ""Tool Time"" he ain't), Leonardo works at a Fitness Centre, and Raphael sacrifices his self-respect to entertain kids at birthday parties. Back in the Sewers, his rodent majesty the Rat King decides to take advantage of the Turtle's separation and teams up with his one-time enemy Leatherhead to cause some mischief. The two rouges scheme to create an army of Robo Rats and Android Alliga

4x35 Raphael Drives 'em Wild

  • 1990-10-22T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

On his way home from getting pizza, Raphael and a cab driver accidentally get exposed to rays from a Personality Transmogrifier. This device switches the minds of the two parties that get zapped by it. When the device goes off, Raphael's mind gets switched with the cab driver's. The Transmogrifier was accidentally left in the cab by Little Huey, one of Mr. Big's thugs. Mr. Big had Little Huey steal the device so he could use it on the Premier of Vadeem and Little Huey. Once their minds are switched, he is going to have the Premier sign over the valuable oil leases to him. When Mr. Big finds out that Little Huey lost the Transmogrifier, they both set out to find it. Meanwhile, the other Turtles are startled when a cab driver shows up with their pizzas insisting that he's Raphael. Since the man seems to know a lot about the Turtles, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo decide to have him stay for a while. While all of them are watching the news, they discover that a Transmogrifier was s

4x36 Beyond the Donatello Nebula

  • 1990-11-24T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

Donatello has created a device to communicate with distant galaxies. While trying to communicate with the Turtle Nebula (a cloud of stars shaped like a turtle) Donatello accidentally brings a spaceship to Earth. The craft lands next to him, on the top of the Channel Six building. Out of the spaceship comes an alien lizard named Algernon. Algernon tells Donatello that his broadcast brought him to Earth and damaged his ship's drive. Algernon insists that Donatello now fix it. Meanwhile, the other Turtles are watching one of April's broadcasts on TV. She is doing a story on Hiram Grelch, a greedy businessman who is trying to take over all the TV stations in the area. In the middle of her broadcast, Grelch's hoods show up and kidnap April. Donatello and Algernon see this and rush to her aid, but the hoods get away and bring April to Grelch's penthouse. When Donatello and Algernon arrive at Grelch's penthouse they discover that he has a force field around it and they can't get in. The duo h

4x37 Big Bug Blunder

  • 1990-10-24T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

Krang is working on duplicating the original mutagen when Bebop and Rocksteady come in and screw it up. A fly lands in the mutagen and it increases in size. Not being able to control it, Bebop and Rocksteady send the giant insect to Earth. After seeing what the mutagen does to the fly, Krang and Shredder decide to use it to create large insects to take over the world. Genghis Frog (a friend of the Turtles) decides to go to the city and see his buddies. Upon getting there, he spots the huge fly and starts chasing it. Meanwhile, the Turtles are watching TV and they see April's report about the massive fly. The TMNT go to check it out and end up rescuing Genghis from the huge bug. In Dimension X, Krang and Shredder use the mutagen on three bugs and send them to Earth to keep the Turtles busy while they move ahead with their plan. Their scheme is to find an anthill and use the mutagen on the ants. The city is going nuts with the giant insects running amok and destroying it. A mud wasp is b

4x38 The Foot Soldiers are Revolting

  • 1990-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

After Bebop and Rocksteady blow another assignment, Shredder fires them and decides to replace them with an intelligent Foot Soldier named Alpha One. A computer interruption caused by Bebop and Rocksteady causes the main computer to malfunction while Krang is programming Alpha One. The end result is Alpha One comes out more intelligent than Krang and Shredder put together. Alpha One decides he does not want to work for Krang and Shredder, so he sends them out into Dimension X space in a life pod. Alpha One starts to do the same with Bebop and Rocksteady but they tell him where he can find a wave modulator. Thinking that this will be helpful if he wants to rule the world, A 1 decides to keep Bebop and Rocksteady with him. His plan is to transport all the humans to Dimension X so he and his robots will have control of the Earth. The Turtles are looking for the wave modulator in the sewer. Just as they find it, Alpha One shows up with his soldiers, Bebop and Rocksteady. The Turtles try to

4x39 Unidentified Flying Leonardo

  • 1990-10-26T00:00:00-04:00 — 23 mins

UFO sightings at an upstate farm town known as ""High Falls"", cause April to investigate, Splinter foresees danger clouding April's visit and sends Leonardo to chaperone her. Arriving at High Falls, April runs into the local reporter, Scoop Oliver, a sceptic who does not believe in the recent weird occurrences at the farm town. But whilst April has made her arrived into town with little incident, with Leonardo it's a whole different story, upon entering town, an alien spacecraft greets Leonardo! Desperately trying to evade the U.F.O, The TMNT leader bumps into a town local, who mistakes HIM for an alien! Soon enough, a manhunt (or Turtlehunt, whichever you'd prefer to call it), is initiated with Leonardo as the subject. When April learns of this, she tries to clam down the angry mob, but she only gets through to the town member who started the whole mess in the first place: Billy Jim Bob. Realising her efforts aren't making any headway with the townsfolk, April contacts Leonardo to warn

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