Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The BEST episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/28/2022Network: CBS
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Superhero for a Day
star
12.00
6 votes

#1 - Superhero for a Day

Season 4 - Episode 35 - Aired 11/24/1990

Gadget Man comes out of retirement after 50 years but is tricked by Shredder into fighting against the Turtles.

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Carter, the Enforcer
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10.86
7 votes

#2 - Carter, the Enforcer

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/28/1995

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.

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The Starchild
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10.63
8 votes

#3 - The Starchild

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/25/1993

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.

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Atlantis Awakes
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10.57
7 votes

#4 - Atlantis Awakes

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired 11/20/1993

The Turtles discover an Atlantean city, not in ancient Greece, but in modern times. After meeting Merdude, in reality is the true King of Atlantis, the Turtles must defeat Shredder & dethrone Bebop, who been set up as a puppet king.

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Enter: Krakus
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10.57
7 votes

#5 - Enter: Krakus

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1994

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.

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The Wrath of Medusa
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10.50
8 votes

#6 - The Wrath of Medusa

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1995

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. Meanwhile, an alien slug, called a Slorr, hatches & begins terrorising the city.

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Donatello Makes Time
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10.44
9 votes

#7 - Donatello Makes Time

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/6/1990

Donatello invents a machine that can freeze time, which a deranged professor steals as part of a plan to conquer the world.

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Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter
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10.43
7 votes

#8 - Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/27/1993

After an unsuccessful attempt at capturing Razar and Toka, the Turtles return to the lair to see the eccentric billionaire, A. J. Howard, spouting his ideology and his hatred for mutants across the airwaves. He ends his missive by introducing Dirk Savage, a mutant hunter, and announcing an 800 number for viewers to call in their mutant sightings and order their DOWN WITH MUTANTS bracelets. Dirk Savage's first victims are Napolean Bonafrog and Ghengis Frog, the Turtles' buddies from the Everglades, and the hapless victims of bad vacation planning. Back at the lair, Splinter suggests that while Dirk Savage is their greatest enemy, he may well be their greatest ally. It is up to the Turtles to demonstrate that not all mutants are evil. After Leonardo and Michaelangelo are captured by Dirk Savage, Donatello and Raphael are contacted by April and Irma. It seems that A.J. Howard at one time owned a Genetics Lab and disappeared for one year after it was abruptly shut down. What does it mean?

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Slash - The Evil Turtle from Dimension X
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10.40
10 votes

#9 - Slash - The Evil Turtle from Dimension X

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/22/1990

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.

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Farewell, Lotus Blossom
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10.27
11 votes

#10 - Farewell, Lotus Blossom

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 10/13/1990

Ninja Lotus Blossom's nightmares draw her to a strange artifact in the Turtles' possession. The artifact contains an angry spirit, whose wife's soul is within Lotus.

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Doomquest
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10.22
9 votes

#11 - Doomquest

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/4/1995

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.

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Leonardo is Missing
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9.90
10 votes

#12 - Leonardo is Missing

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/28/1992

Leonardo gets lost following a distress signal while Krang invents a 'Hyper-Thruster'. Krang tries to blow the Earth off its axis and melt the ice. The Technodrome is not at the bottom of the sea, but is at the North Pole.

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Bye, Bye Fly
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9.77
13 votes

#13 - Bye, Bye Fly

Season 3 - Episode 44 - Aired 11/23/1989

An interdimensional alien spacecraft leads Baxter Stockman to his latest vengeful plot to destroy the Turtles and Shredder.

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Combat Land
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9.71
7 votes

#14 - Combat Land

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/11/1993

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.

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Attack of the Neutrinos
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9.50
8 votes

#15 - Attack of the Neutrinos

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/30/1993

The Neutrinos return and assist the TMNT in keeping a new invention out of Krang's clutches.

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Revenge of the Fly
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9.43
7 votes

#16 - Revenge of the Fly

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/13/1993

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.

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Beware the Lotus
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9.40
15 votes

#17 - Beware the Lotus

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/1/1989

Krang hires a female Ninja, Lotus, to replace Shredder. It seems that Lotus has agreed to help Krang locate the Turtles in exchange for 100 pounds of gold. To prove her worthiness, and Shredder's unworthiness, Lotus defeats him with her Ninja skills. Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop leave the Technodrome with their tails between their legs vowing that Krang will someday beg to have them back. Meanwhile, Burne assigns April and Vernon to do a special story on romance. At the Olaf Perfume Factory, April interviews a Monsieur Olaf, who reveals that he has a 'Scent Analyzer' that can 'sniff out' any fragrance. But, while protected by three armed guards, is suddenly stolen by Lotus and in its place, she leaves a lotus flower. A short time later, Lotus visits Aqua Land and steals from Dr Gilman, a marine biologist, his complete file on his study of genetic codes of turtles. Once again she leaves a lotus flower in its place.

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Shredder's New Sword
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9.38
8 votes

#18 - Shredder's New Sword

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/22/1993

Shredder takes possession of the mythic sword, Excalibur, and proclaims himself "King Shredder". The Turtles, along with Merlin, must take it from him or else the Medieval period will merge with the modern world.

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Convicts from Dimension X
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9.38
8 votes

#19 - Convicts from Dimension X

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/9/1993

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.

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Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle
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9.36
11 votes

#20 - Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/9/1991

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.

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White Belt, Black Heart
star
9.29
7 votes

#21 - White Belt, Black Heart

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/16/1993

While Splinter's sensei, Mogo-san, is visiting New York, a criminal gang of ninja, known as the Black Heart Gang, are terrorizing 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.

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Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp
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9.24
17 votes

#22 - Leatherhead Terror of the Swamp

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/3/1989

While Raphael is reliving the past, via the Turtles' photo album, their Frog friends in the Florida Swamps (Napolean Bonafrog, Genghis Frog, and Rasputin) are being terrorized by a mutant alligator known as Leatherhead, who makes them his slaves. They decide to call the Turtles for help. Meanwhile, Krang's scanner picks up Leatherhead's activities and he sends Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop to the same Florida Swamp to retrieve the mutant alligator and use him to help defeat the Turtles. But no sooner do the Turtles and April arrive when they are captured by Leatherhead. The Frogs turn the tables and help the Turtles capture Leatherhead. Shredder and company arrive in the Florida Swamp and stumble upon the Turtles and April, the Frogs and Leatherhead. They decide to track them for awhile before charging in and attacking. Sure enough he finds his golden opportunity when he rescues Leatherhead from the quicksand that the Turtles, the Frogs, and Leatherhead have fallen into.

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Raphael Versus the Volcano
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9.07
15 votes

#23 - Raphael Versus the Volcano

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/5/1991

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.

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Splinter No More
star
9.00
121 votes

#24 - Splinter No More

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/1988

Sensing Master Splinter's despair at his new life as a rat, the Turtles agree to use the small amount of mutagen that they have left to concoct a formula that will revert Splinter back into Yoshi. The experiment is a success and Yoshi decides to take a stroll, as a human, through the city. Meanwhile, April is reporting Public Service Announcements from the local library when spies Rocksteady and Bebop. She immediately contacts the Turtles who head straight for the library where they encounter Shredder. It seems that Shredder has stumbled onto a spell that will enable him to open a portal to any dimension he chooses.The Turtles find a reference to a temple in an old subway terminal somewhere under the city.

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Michaelangelo's Birthday
star
9.00
19 votes

#25 - Michaelangelo's Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired 11/6/1989

It's Michaelangelo'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.

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